Albury’s Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) is returning this spring with more brews and some big names headlining the entertainment.
Organisers today announced the festival returns to QEII Square on October 19 with Triple J favourite, Ruby Fields headlining and one of Australia’s most in-demand live acts, The Potbelleez, closing the event.
The festival, entering its third year, is a beer tasting and appreciation celebration with a carnival atmosphere. The majority of the region’s growing number of independent brewers attend together with brewers who travel from around Australia to showcase their brews.
“It’s important to us that we combine the very best brewers from the region together with well-established and reputable brew masters from around the country,” said Festival Director, Mike Ward.
“We’ll have over 150 beers and ciders to taste with the incredible brews from the Riverina, out along the Murray, and throughout Kelly country and the highlands, a real drawcard for visitors from outside the region”.
GABF is renowned for stimulating more than taste buds, this year’s entertainment will include live music, beer cabaret and the return of the last year’s popular piano/cabaret bar.
Sydney songwriter Ruby Fields, currently touring with most shows sold out will headline the festival with The Potbelleez, Spyndrift, and local band Elk and Chris Miller providing support.
“We’re stoked to have Ruby! She’s a great live performer and has had a huge year with her Dinosaurs track voted #9 on Triple J’s Hottest 100.
Her performances on Like A Version and at Laneway Fest were sensational,” said Ward. “The Potbelleez, renowned for some of the biggest dance tracks over the past few years return to Albury after having to withdraw from their scheduled performance at the inaugural GABF in 2017 due to some tragic circumstances.”
‘…it’s great to have them as part of the fest as they are one of Australia’s most in-demand and electrifying live acts”, said Ward.
In addition to the countless brews and live entertainment, GABF offers educational seminars for folks seeking to learn more about the suds filling their souvenir glasses.
Prominent beer personality and author, Prof. Pilsner – aka Pete Mitcham hosts a series of masterclasses including with well-known local food culinarians.
Albury’s Great Australian Beer Festival is happening on 19 October in QE11 Square Albury. Early Bird Tickets go on sale from Monday 17.
Head to the festival’s website for all the details.