[Sponsored] The mega beer fest is back for another foamy frolic
The GABS Beer, Cider and Food Fest, presented by Dan Murphy's, was dreamt up by Steve Jeffares and Guy Greenstone over a drink in 2011. Now, the beer and cider extravaganza is back for another year, of street food snacks, one-off brews, and sideshow entertainment.
In addition to the beer stalls from local and international brewers, the SpecTAPular beer festival will also have 170 different beers and ciders on tap – brewed exclusively for the festival – which is the most it has ever showcased. That means you'll get to try kooky one-off brews, from snail-infused ales to a loukoumades lager porters. All the brewers will also be on site, ready to talk you through their specially crafted beers. Other wild flavours to try are the Coffin Bay angasi oyster stout, a rockmelon and rhubarb farmhouse ale, and a blackcurrant infused Berliner Weisse called 'Ri-Beer-Na'.
Want to get to know even more about beer? Make sure you head to one of the Craft College sessions. Over at the Dan Murphy's Marketplace you can meet the who's who of brewing. Holy Moley will be onsite bringing mini golf antics while Ariston will be hosting gastronomic food, beer and cider pairing talks. You can also check out Jameson Caskmates Boilermaker Bar and the Milawa Cheese and Prosecco Bar.
Little Creatures Live will be taking things up a notch with thrilling entertainment including bendy contortionists, hula hooping queens and beer bottling maestros, all led by ringermaster Liz Skitch.
GABS will also be stacked up with snacks, with food trucks and street stalls. Enjoy pizzas by Happy As Larry, fried chicken from Dirty Bird, tempura shirmp from Prawn Stars, brisket sandwiches from Bovine and Swine, pork ribs from the Bearded Pig, and more.
The festival is super popular, so get in early to lock in your preferred session.