Great Australian Beer Festival

Here’s a taste of what you will experience at GABF 2020?

The 8th annual Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong will have a new home at the iconic Johnstone Park in the heart of the CBD.

Located right next to the Geelong Train station, and only a few minutes walk to the waterfront and entertainment district, it's so easy to get to.

Picture hundreds of amazing beers and ciders that you can sample or just kick back and relax with. There’s a smorgasbord of artisan brews from across the Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast and Otway regions to taste. GABF being the only place in Australia you will find all these local brewers in the one place.

While beer lovers are in for a treat, so are the music lovers!  Headlining is Sneaky Sound System renowned for their massive hits UFO, Pictures and I Love with indie traveller, Kim Churchill and local bands The Kite Machine and The Run also performing on the day.

While GABF mixes the familiar elements of an outdoor beer festival – the pop-up bars, educational sessions, slow-cooked meats and great burgers, it adds more obscure flourishes. By more, you can expect to find a rocking piano-bar, a gin bar, coffee martinis, slushies, wine; even find yourself in a wacky dance off or judging a best beard competition.

GABF overflows with fun, from the moment you set hands on your tasting glass, till the time you are tipping back your last beer or cider.
Now that’s a perfectly crafted experience.

Good Beer, Great Times. Saturday 18th January, 1-8pm Johnstone Park, Geelong. 


18 January 2020, 01:00 PM - 08:00 PM


  • Johnstone Park 24 Gheringhap Street, Geelong


  • Adult: $39.00
  • Child


  • Catering and/or dining
  • Children's activities
  • First Aid available
  • Other
  • Toilets available
  • Wheelchair accessible


Michael Ward


Phone: 0422 405 977

Associated organisation: Australian Beer Ambassadors


Page last updated: Monday, 28 October 2019