GABS 2015 is fast approaching…

Leave a comment

May 20, 2015 by 250 Beers

…and I’ll be there again this year…no doubt armed with my mobile phone with Untappd open at the ready to check-in the unfathomable amount of different beers that I’ll try in a stupidly short space of time. No, I am not condoning drinking a shit load of beers in a short space of time but that will inevitably happen.

GABS 2015Again housed in the wonderful surrounds of Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building, the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular (GABS) kicks off this Friday, May 22 and will run until Sunday May 24.

With my stay in Melbourne a brief one (three days), I’m intending to GABS it up for at least two of the allotted five sessions.

There’s a handy 32 page official 2015 GABS guide which is well worth a look and will no doubt prove useful in a few days’ time. Click HERE to download a copy.

Unless you’re superhuman or a complete and utter tool, there’s no way you’d get through all 118 festival beers (these are beers brewed especially for GABS) in two sessions so I’m not aiming to do that. Instead, I have a shortlist of beers that intrigue me and I’m going to get through as many of those as I can.

Three days isn’t a long time to spend in a city with an abundance of excellent beer flowing through its famed alleyways. Last year I pre-booked myself into a lot of Good Beer Week events and wished in hindsight that I’d just strolled through my stay at my own pace checking out venues, bars and breweries when I wanted to – with Good Beer Week happening as a coincidental bonus occurrence in the background.

This year, that’s what I’m doing. Other than committing to a couple of GABS sessions, I’ll be plodding around without a care in the world having not locked myself into anything concrete. I’ll see how the mood takes me each day. There will, of course, be beer.

For the first time in its short history, GABS is hitting the road. After the many thousands have gone home having bid farewell to Melbourne’s Good Beer Week, the GABS machine heads to Sydney for two sessions on Saturday 30th May. So, if you aren’t able to make it down to Victoria for Australia’s largest beer festival then you have a second bite of the cherry the week afterwards.  

Tickets for both Melbourne and Sydney GABS can be purchased online at

Session details…


Session 1: Fri, May 22 12pm – 5pm

Session 2: Fri, May 22 6.30pm – 11.30pm

Session 3: Sat, May 23 12pm – 5pm

Session 4: Sat, May 23 6.30pm – 11.30pm

Session 5: Sun, May 24 12pm – 5pm


Session 1: Sat, May 30 12pm – 5pm

Session 2: Sat, May 30 6.30pm – 11.30pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to receive instant notifications of new 250 Beers posts.

250 Beers beer tally


4 Hearts 4 Pines 8 Wired AIBA All Inn Brewing Co Amager Bryghus Anchor Brewing April Fool Archive Bar Armakeggon Australian Beer Connoisseurs Bacchus Beer Bloggers Series Bacchus Brewing Baird Brewing Banyo Beard and Brau Bear Republic Beer Advent Calendar Beer Camp Beer Fest Beer Glass Beer Here Beer InCider Beer InCider Social Club Beer Mail Beer of Origin Belgian Bitter Suite Black Hops Brewing Brewbake Brewcult Brewhouse Brisbane Brewski Brewsvegas Brewtal Brewers Bridge Road Brisbane Brisbane Brewhouse Brisbane Brewing Co. Burleigh Brewing Co BWS Calibre Craft Beer Trading Cardigan Bar Cartel Bar Cavalier CBIA Chilli Beer Christmas Coles Coopers Craft Beer Rising Craft Red Hill Dragonhead Ekim Embassy Craft Beer Bar Feral Brewing Five Flavours Fortitude Brewing Co. Fortitude Valley Founders GABS Gage Roads Gluten Free Beer Good Beer Week Good Food & Wine Show Grand Central Cellars Green Beacon Green Flash Brewing Co Grifter Hair Of The Blog Hawthorn Brewing Co Hipwood Brewery Holgate Brewhouse Hoo Ha Bar Hop-X IPA Ipswich James Squire Kerbside Kooinda Lager Lambic Lion Little Creatures Lowenbrau Mad Brewers Mantle Group Matilda Bay Matso's McLaren Vale Melbourne Mikkeller Milton Monteith's Moo Brew Moon Dog Mornington Peninsula Mountain Goat Movember MT Brewery Mt Tamborine Murray's Nail Brewing Co Newstead Brewing Nogne O Noisy Minor Brewing Co. North Coast Brewing Co NOvemBEER O'Brien Orkney Brewery Pale Ale Pig 'n' Whistle Platform Bar Porter Pumpyard Bar & Brewery QLD Beer Week Queensland Queensland Rail Rare Breed Red Hill Riverlife Rogue Sail & Anchor Sierra Nevada Single Batch Sniff & Sip Spiegelau Spring Hill Statler & Waldorf Steamrail Brewing Co. Stone & Wood Stout Sunshine Coast Brewery Temple Brewing Theakston's The Burrow The Charming Squire The Gold Digger The Mill On Constance The Scratch The Session Tippler's Tap Tomahawk Bar Tooheys Toybox Brewery Tuatara Two Birds Brewing Untappd XXXX Yeastie Boys


%d bloggers like this: