If you’re a lover of all things craft beer, then you’ll be spoilt for choice at The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular, A.K.A GABS. The festival is making a return to New Zealand after a two-year hiatus and is bringing together the best breweries from here and from Australia. There will also be epic eats to keep you going throughout the day and live entertainment as well.
It’s a place where tasting paddles become the new buffet and, as usual, the main drawcard of GABS is the exclusive list of unique and first-time brews that have been concocted for the festival. This year there are craft beers inspired by breakfast treats and savoury snacks plus delicious desserts and classic cocktails among the offering. but that’s not all…
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We’ve even heard there’s a chicken salt-inspired brew on tap alongside other boundary-pushing and taste bud tantalising creations. You’ll find them all in the shipping containers fitted with 50 taps and litres of beer. The best way to delight your senses will be to grab a paddle and order five different tasters at a time.
This year’s lineup of exhibitors ranges from new and emerging brands to the well-established. Breweries include Behemoth Brewing Company, Big Drop Brewing Co., Black Sands Brewing Co., ChinChiller Brewing, Fortune Favours, Liberty Brewing Co., Little Creatures, Parrotdog and Waitoa.
Many stands will be running games and activities as well as competitions to help you get in on the fun.
Although, if you’re not a beer drinker, then not to worry. There will be something for everyone at GABS Festival, including plenty of wines, seltzers, gin, and cocktails. Plus, you won’t just be filling up on bevvies either.
You can expect a tasty selection of street food, as well as the return of the silent disco, panel discussions, workshops, roaming bands and more. Your ticket will also include a souvenir GABS Festival Glass and a guide to all the beer tasting notes.
GABS will be held at the Auckland Showgrounds in Epsom on Saturday 25 June across two five-hour sessions—Session 1: 11.30am – 4.30pm and Session 2: 6.30pm – 11.30pm.
So, what are you waiting for? Gather the gang for a tremendous day out tasting some of the best beer around.
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Please drink responsibly.