GABF is back! Across 2 sessions – 11am-4pm & 5pm-10pm.

Geelong’s Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) celebrates its 9th anniversary with a number of exciting changes with its 2nd outing at the iconic Johnstone Park in Geelong’s CBD, and a new date 2nd April, 2022. Across the road from Geelong train station, getting to the event has never been easier, whether you’re travelling from Melbourne, Regional Victoria or within Geelong itself.

In 2022 Geelong will celebrate more local brewers than ever before. Our local craft beer industry is more vibrant than ever before, and we want to share it with the world! In 2022 we will deliver the event across 2 sessions so you have plenty of room to move, and less crowd to contend with as you sip and sample your way around GABF.

While the event is primarily a massive alfresco beer tasting and appreciation event, it’s also a live music and entertainment feast. GABF will feature nationally recognized performers to be confirmed.

New breweries include Mt.Pleasant brewers, Gage Roads, Hop Nation, Akasha, Local, Benstspoke, Ballistic, Great Ocean Road and Urban Alley.

We are joined this year by foodies – Pizza Forno, Bavarian Bangers, Nuggies, Lil Dimpling Van, Chubby Bao and Digging for Fire BBQ

The return of Barrett Burston Brewers Table with beer lovers having the opportunity to meet and mingle with the brains behind the brands.

GABF is designed to appeal to more than just beer lovers and is a colourful, social and family-friendly event.