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Clear Your Calendars, A Massive Craft Beer Festival Is Happening This Weekend

By Isabel Croker
5th Jan 2021

three beers in glasses on a bar

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been dying for a festival and to get the good vibes flowing. We’re here to deliver exciting news: there’s a world famous beer festival coming soon near you, perfect for ringing in 2021 (and saying cya to 2020). 

The GABS Summer Craft Beer Tour is hitting the Gold Coast this weekend and is set to be a weekend extravaganza of cold brews, delicious food and summer vibes. The tour is bringing together over 70 of the most loved breweries in Australia and New Zealand as a whirlwind celebration of craft beer, creativity and quality. 

From two massive GABS Invitational bars; 40-foot container bars with 120 serving taps on each, a stunning champagne and wine lawn and the New Zealand Festival Bar, serving up unique brews showcasing the best of New Zealand’s beers, there’s a bunch of goodness worth checking out. 

Once you’ve got your beer gut in full force, tuck into some of the mouth-watering bites from local foodies, listen to panel discussions with industry leaders or check out the giant Ferris wheel and funky beer-themed activations. Keep the good vibes going with tunes from jazz and soul performers, dance like no one’s watching at the silent disco and chat to the folks behind your favourite beers. 

The GABS tour launched on the Sunshine Coast Stadium Foreshore on Saturday 2 January, and it will be hitting Broadwater Parklands on the Gold Coast to life this Saturday 9 January.

Round up your mates - when you buy tickets, you automatically go into the draw to win a GABS Melbourne VIP Experience including season passes, flights and accommodation for you and 3 friends to the GABS Festival in Melbourne in 2021. Clear your calendar and get your hands on tickets, pronto. 


What: GABS Summer Craft Beer Festival 
Where: Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast
When: Saturday 9 January 2021, 11.30am-4pm and 5:30pm-10pm
Cost: $42 for a single session or $52 at the the door
For more information, click

Needing somewhere to crash afterwards? We’ve rounded up the most Instagrammable Airbnbs in Queensland for you.

Image credit: Kaitlin Maree Photography

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