GABS announces new dates

GABS Festival 2020

GABS Craft Beer & Cider Festival has announced a final reschedule of its Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane dates.

The organisers of the GABS Festival first postponed the events back in March when the initial impact of the COVID-19 restrictions were being felt.

After a consultation with key authorities, GABS’ organisers have moved the events to:

GABS Melbourne
Friday 30 October – Sunday 1 November (moving from 7 – 9 August)
Royal Exhibition Building

GABS Brisbane
Saturday 14 November (moving from 26 September)
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

GABS Sydney
Friday 27 – Saturday 28 November (moving from 29 August)
Sydney Showground

The Sydney dates include the introduction of a new Friday night session.

However event director Craig Williams said that with the ongoing uncertainty around international travel to New Zealand and venue availability, the Auckland GABS event has been cancelled. It was set to be held on 4th July at the ASB Showgrounds, but even when the original announcement was made GABS said it was subject to change.

He said the GABS team remained committed to staging its events in a COVID Safe manner, and urged any attendees with questions to get in contact with them by phone or emailing

For brewers, GABS has released all sales embargoes for any Festival Beers & Ciders that were already in production for the initial dates.

Registrations will be launched on 24th August, and brewers with an existing registration will be given first priority.

GABS said these brewers can choose to continue registration with the same beer or cider, or submit a new product for the events. Any remaining available taps will then be offered to other brewers and cider makers who have not already registered.

Find out more on the GABS Craft Beer & Cider Festival website.

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