Over two days in early May at the Sydney Showground, brewers and craft beer lovers were finally able to celebrate their passion at the GABS Craft Beer Festival at Sydney Olympic Park over the weekend.
The taps were flowing with beer being poured at 387 ml per second through the event! Over 11,000 people joined their friends to sample the 110 festival beers, dine on delicious food from the myriad of amazing food trucks and enjoy the atmosphere and entertainment of one of the ‘best beer festivals in the world.’
The GABS team quickly adapted to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed just a day before the event, adding an extra 1500 seats and ensuring masks for all the hospitality staff.
Despite there being no singing and dancing allowed there was no shortage of entertainment with visitors enjoying live music, the GABS Academy with food & beer pairing sessions, live comedy sets, and they could even get a haircut at the onsite barber.
There was something for everyone, with a selection of non-beer options including seltzers, a wine bar, and no-alcohol options.