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!
Yenda Wheel Of Beer
Everyone’s favourite Ferris wheel is back! There’s no better way to experience the awesomeness of GABS than from a slowly swinging carriage rotating 360° over the festival hall, while knowing that every ticket sold goes towards fighting Motor Neurone Disease. In just three years, we’ve raised almost $45,000 for Fight MND. Let’s go for $60k!
Yak Ales BBQ Heaven
New in 2019, those BBQ fiends at Yak Ales will be bringing some of the best ‘Q in town to a new undercover food truck park at GABS Melbourne. Featuring a rockstar lineup including Bluebonnet Barbecue, Leonard’s House of Love, Biggie Smalls and Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks, don’t miss the opportunity to get your grill on at Yak Ales BBQ Heaven.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Silly Hat Sunday
One of the grandest traditions of GABS Melbourne is back! If you’re joining us for the Sunday afternoon session, be sure to doff your silliest headwear and join in the fun. The most creative hat-wearers might even get a chance to strut their stuff in the Fashions On The Field!
TIP: Gather your crew for the Sunday session and take advantage of tickets from as low as $28!
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.
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.
The Coopers Four Year Tasting Paddle
Take a journey through time with one of Australia’s most iconic beers as Coopers create a truly one-of-a-kind tasting experience, lining up what they consider their finest releases of the last decade - the 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018 Vintage Ales.
BentSpoke Roller Racing Derby
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Roller Racing champion? Beat the clock (and your mates) on the famous BentSpoke Racers for a shot at the finals, and a chance to win prizes and GLORY! Head to the BentSpoke stand and get ready to feel the burn.
19 Crimes Wine Bar
Like the convict colonists whose stories they honour, 19 Crimes is a wine that's all about breaking the rules. Don't miss the 19 Crimes Wine Bar, where you can see wine labels come remarkably to life, exercise your own lock-picking skills to win big, and of course, enjoy a delicious glass of wine.
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.
Made Of Ballarat
For a taste of some of the best handcrafted beers and ciders in Victoria, head to the MADE OF BALLARAT stand where you’ll find inventive brews from Red Duck, delicious ciders from 321 Cider (including their new Cuvée champagne-style), a range of Larrikin gins from Kilderkin Distillery, and ever-innovative concoctions from the gurus at Hop Temple.
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.
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.
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.
Good Beer Week
Melbourne in May is without a doubt the place to be if you’re a beer lover.
Good Beer Week runs from 10-19 May, featuring hundreds of outstanding beer events, and culminating in GABS over the final weekend.
Tell your boss, book your leave, and get on in to Melbourne to enjoy the Olympics of beer: Good Beer Week.
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.