GABS Craft Beer & Cider Festival 2021

Fri 21st May, 2021 – Sun 23rd May, 2021
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Price: $48.50
Hail to the ale: the Great Australian Beer Spec-tap-ular is back with more than 120 brand-new festival-release beers, roaming entertainment, street-food stalls, whisky bars, beer hall games and more.

The annual GABS Festival is back for its 10th anniversary, featuring hundreds of craft beers and ciders, including 120-plus exclusive "festival" brews. This year it coincides with the closing weekend of Good Beer Week.

Brewers in attendance include 4 Brothers, Ballistic Beer Co, Bondi Brewing Co, Burleigh Brewing, Co-Conspirators, Deeds Brewing, Funk Cider, Kaiju Beer, Little Creatures, Lobo Apple Cider, Modus Operandi, Moon Dog, Mountain Goat, Sauce Brewing Co, Slipstream, Stomping Ground, Tallboy & Moose, Temple Brewing Co, and Wayward, among dozens of others.

Beer and cider might be the beverage main stars, but they've also got a supporting act of wine, whisky and spirits. Plus, food trucks and market vendors are serving up treats at the street-food market.

Highlights include a discovery deck with complimentary guided tastings; panel discussions with industry experts, brewers and cidermakers; live performances by The Ale Capones; beer hall games such as giant jenga and table tennis; silent discos; Silly Hat Sunday, and more.

There are five sessions over the weekend:
Friday May 21, 11:30am–4:30pm
Friday May 21, 6:30pm–11:30pm
Saturday May 22, 11:30am–4:30pm
Saturday May 22, 6:30pm–11:30pm
Sunday May 23, 11:30am–4:30pm

More information here.