My Dan Murphy’s Discovery Deck

Looking for the perfect way in to the world of beer? If you’re a My Dan Murphy’s member (if not, sign up now, it’s free!), head to the Discovery Deck where you’ll be taken on a complimentary and in-depth guided tasting to find your favourite beer flavours and styles. Once you know what you like, go forth and conquer!

Ariston Food & Drink Experience

Explore the sumptuous world of food, beer and cider pairing with host Kirrily Waldhorn (aka the Beer Diva) and special guests. Learn how to incorporate beer and cider into your cooking, create the perfect matched cheese platter, and don’t miss Kirrily’s famous blindfold tasting sessions!

Mornington Peninsula Craft College

Get in on the discussion at the Mornington Peninsula Brewery Craft College! Hosted by Pete Mitcham (aka Professor Pilsner) from Australian Brews News, this series of free and fun-filled panel discussions, feature sessions, and free tastings with the country’s leading brewers and cidermakers offer rare insights into the brewing world.


Little Creatures X Funlab House of Fun

Little Creatures has teamed up with Funlab (the creators of Holey Moley Golf Club, Strike Bowling and Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq) to present this year’s festival highlight: the House of Fun! It’s your all-in-one for all-in fun. Arcade games, mini golf, hay bale bowling and great beer!

The Mountain Goat Trail

It’s the world’s first beer festival Scavenger Hunt! Gather your herd, download the Wildgoose Mobile Adventures app (App Store / Google Play), scan the QR code on any table in the hall, and get hunting! Will your squad claim the inaugural MOUNTAIN GOAT TRAIL title?

Balter Tiñata

It’s piñata, but not as you know it. Introducing Balter Tiñata, an altogether rewarding and somewhat ridiculous experience that can’t be missed. To take your swing, register early at the Balter stand.


The Ale Capones

Perennial GABS favourite house band, The Ale Capones, are back and will be working the crowd like no one else can with their trademark tunes and humour. Don’t miss their big finale!

Circus Extravaganza!

GABS and circus go hand in hand, and this year is no exception with some of the best roving circus and sideshow artists in the country bringing the WOW right to you!

Jameson Caskmates X Young Henrys Boilermaker Bar

Inspired by the original colla-beer-ation which resulted in the Jameson Caskmates STOUT & IPA editions, Jameson Australia teamed up with good mates Young Henrys to produce a very special hyperlocal edition. Swing by the Jameson x Young Henrys bar at GABS where you can enjoy boilermakers, beertails and more.

Stomping Ground Silent Disco

Always one of the most popular attractions at GABS, this year the Stomping Ground Silent Disco is bigger than ever! Head to the giant Boom Box truck, grab your headphones, and dance like nobody’s watching. But of course, they all are.


The Fat Yak Rib Attack

Three competitors. One enormous rack of ribs each. And a ticking clock. Fastest to get down to the bones will win a sweet beer and BBQ prize pack from our mates at Yak Ales. Register at the Yak stand!

Hemingway’s Holiday Shirt Showdown!

It might be the middle of winter, but at Hemingway’s Brewery in Far North Queensland, it’s always tropical! Get into the FNQ vibe by wearing your fave holiday shirt to GABS, and swing by the Hemingway’s stand to strut your stuff for a chance to WIN A YEAR OF BEER!

Feral Brewing Co Biggie Bar

Notorious! For all your beats, burgers and big ass beer needs, get yo’self along to the FERAL BREWING CO BIGGIE BAR. We’re talking live and local DJ’s, burgers from the best bunflippers in town and a tap list of big, bold and boozy beers from the legends at Feral.

Jetty Road Coastal Bounty

From their home by the bay on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Jetty Road are bringing a slice of the good life to GABS. Wandering into their immersive space, you can almost taste the salty sea air and balmy nights of life by the coast. Fair warning: you may not want to leave.


Milawa Cheese Bar

Always one of the most popular stands at GABS! The Milawa team are BACK with a delicious lineup of handmade cheeses from the Victorian High Country. Fix yourself a platter for your perfect beer and cheese pairing. Also… hot gooey baked camembert. There you go, there’s the drool.

Colonial Backyard BBQ

Pull up a milk crate under the Hills Hoist and kick back with a cold one, because Colonial are bringing the backyard barbie to GABS! The snags will be sizzling, the esky is full, and the beers are ice cold. Life is good.

ELWD Merch Stand

Need to stock up on the wardrobe? Head straight for the ELWD Merch Stand for the finest selection of beer tees, hoodies, beanies, trucker hats and other boozy paraphernalia that money can buy.

RateBeer & Win!

Don’t just tell your mates about your favourite beers at GABS - Rate them! Download the RateBeer app and get involved in the world’s most comprehensive community of beer lovers. Even better, if you rate ten beers or ciders while you’re here at GABS, you could win $1,000 worth of BEER!


Beer Hall Games

Challenge your mates to Giant Jenga, Cornhole (bean bag toss) or Table Tennis, or check out many of the fun games, activities and competitions our brewers and cidermakers will be running around the Dan Murphy’s Marketplace.

GABS Festival Beer Mixed Six Pack

Of the many unique Festival Beers & Ciders brewed especially for GABS, we’ve cherry-picked six for you to enjoy at home in our GABS Festival Beer Mixed Six Pack. Available exclusively at Dan Murphy’s stores and online after GABS Melbourne. Proudly brought to you by Dan Murphy’s, Cryer Malt and JacPak.