After taking a COVID-related hiatus in 2021 the Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) will return to Geelong in January 2022, with pre-registrations open now and tickets to go on sale soon.

Festival Director Kieran Blood said he and the whole GABF team are excited for the festival’s return and are working hard to make this the best and brightest GABF yet.

“We can’t wait to deliver the GABF experience that everyone knows and loves,” said Blood

“With a new partnership with the BeerFest Australia brand, we have a team that have already delivered six successful COVID Safe events. We can’t wait to see you all sipping, sampling and socialising again. We aim to deliver the perfectly crafted beer festival experience.”

GABF celebrates the craft beer industry of Geelong and regions and will return with a new format across two sessions, with limited tickets for each session to ensure space to move and taste.

The day session will run from 11am 4pm with free masterclasses, activities for the kids and the best opportunity to mingle with the brains behind the brews. Add entertainment from The Badloves The Settlement and local act the Violas.

The evening session will run from 5pm 10pm with Geelongs own Piano bar, roving cabaret performers and live music featuring Art vs Science, The Fulton Street Band Pirateska Rebellion and local act Immy Owusu.

The festival will once again to take place at Johnstone Park, a short walk from Geelong station and will again put the Geelong region on centre stage, showcasing local brewers and promoting the region as a destination for craft beer tourism.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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