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YOU’RE INVITED TO BREW A FESTIVAL BEER OR CIDER FOR GABS 2020
Every year, craft brewers and cider makers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world come together to release a brand new beer or cider for the first time at GABS Craft Beer & Cider Festival.
These ‘Festival Beers & Ciders’, served from our distinctive shipping container bars, are a true showcase of creativity and diversity. Many attract significant media coverage in the lead-up to the events, and all are eligible to win the highly coveted GABS People’s Choice Award at each festival.
Over the years, more than 1,000 Festival Beers & Ciders have started their journey at GABS, and many of these have gone on to win prestigious awards and enjoy commercial success. Here’s your chance to be part of the fun!
You’re invited to join us as we celebrate our tenth year and brew a GABS Festival Beer or Cider for GABS 2020!
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
As part of our 10 year celebrations, we will be putting the spotlight on Festival Beers & Ciders, past and present. Based on feedback from both attendees and participating breweries, we’re bringing the focus back to what the idea of Festival Beers & Ciders was originally all about… allowing well-made, unique and creative brews to be trialled by the biggest gathering of craft beer lovers in the country. With this in mind, we will now be limiting the number of AUS/NZ Festival Beers & Ciders to a maximum of only 120 taps at all events (from 180 maximum in 2019). This means there will be greater curation of the list, so we encourage you to put forward your best new brew ideas.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Over the years, many a fine brew has won the GABS People’s Choice Award for best Festival Beer or Cider, with many of those beers going on to become some of the most popular beers in the country. This year, we’re looking to ramp up the excitement around the People’s Choice Awards, announcing the Australian winner onsite at GABS Sydney, and the New Zealand winner at GABS Auckland in a big way. Watch this space!
FROM 50L KEGS TO 30L KEGS
With the recent changes to Australian excise arrangements around smaller kegs, this year we would like to ask brewers and cidermakers to provide 30L kegs of their Festival Beers & Ciders rather than 50L kegs. This will allow us greater flexibility in ensuring we are serving your Festival Beer or Cider in the absolute best condition at each festival. Stay tuned for a special offer from Kegstar to arrange your kegs.
For more info on keg quantities, purchase rates, delivery deadlines and more, please visit our Festival Beer & Cider info page HERE.
And to help you complete the registration form, here’s our handy CHEAT SHEET to help you gather the key info in advance.
Once the registration period closes (or until capacity is reached), we will be in touch with further information and to advise the status of your registration.