The Best of GABS 2018

GABS 2018 was held in Melbourne on 18-20th May and our Marketing team couldn’t resist the opportunity to check it out, do a little industry research, and of course support our Aussie craft brewers. It’s safe to say that the beer, cider and food festival did not disappoint! The annual  GABS ‘specTAPular’ was held at the Royal Exhibition Building, and was packed with entertainment and more beers than we could ever dream of tasting – not forgetting the Yenda Ferris Wheel (the only ever indoor ferris wheel at a festival), a Stomping Ground ‘Broolander’ silent disco, Milawa cheese and prosecco bar, Holey Moley mini golf, beer hall games, and street food stands galore.   GABS boasted 170+ beers and ciders made exclusively for the event, with brewers across Australia and New Zealand embracing the opportunity to be creative, push boundaries, and show off their talents. Many of the beers and ciders exhibited were unique, one-offs, with a selection of tasting paddles made up of the limited release beers for the crowds to enjoy.  

Snapshot of Top Five GABS Hottest 100 Beers 2017

  1. XPA – American Pale Ale (Balter, QLD)
  2. Pacific Ale – Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)
  3. Crankshaft – American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)
  4. Newtowner – Australian Pale Ale (Young Henry’s, NSW)
  5. Single Fin – International Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)

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