The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular at the Royal Exhibition Building

Fri 18th May, 2018 – Sun 20th May, 2018
11:30am – 11:30pm
The Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street Carlton
Price: $35–$95
A beer, cider and festival over three days.

Beer lovers, listen up. The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) is on again at the Royal Exhibition Building in May, with over 500 tap beers and ciders to try.

If you've ever wondered if Skittles, snails, oysters or crickets could be ingredients for a beer or cider, you're not alone; at GABS you'll find a range of specialty brews, with all kinds of odd recipes. Attendees can also meet brewers to learn the stories and processes behind each beer.

After sipping never-before-seen brews, attendees can take part in the Ariston Food & Drink Experience and discover the best culinary pairings for hops and grains. Holey Moley and Colonial Caddyshack will be offering putt-putt golf to help you work up an appetite, too.

Bluebonnet Barbecue, Biggie Smalls and 8bit Burgers will be taking care of the food. And if you need a break from beer, turn to Four Pillars Gin or Starward Whisky for cocktails.

Performances from the Ale Capones, a GABS silent disco and roving acrobats and performers will all add to the weekend's entertainment.

Opening hours:
Fri May 18 & Sat May 19, 11.30am–11.30pm
Sun May 20, 11.30am–4.30pm

More information here.