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2015 Great Australian Beer Festival


On Saturday February 21, 2015 the ultimate Great Australian Beer Festival returns to Geelong Racecourse for its third consecutive year, bigger and better than ever before.

As Australia's biggest alfresco craft beer and cider garden - it attracts people from all over Australia. It is designed so that patrons can wander through pop-up bars, lounge in the cider garden or stroll alleyways to discover surprising happenings, with music, art and irresistible entertainment around each and every turn.

More than 200 craft beers and ciders will be available to taste and purchase on the day, as well as free seminars, local restaurants, renowned food trucks and a series of live entertainment held across three stages.

The music line-up is diverse. Reggae and Calypso with Nicky Bomba & Friends, the Pierce Brothers' indie folk, to a variety of jazz, funk, folk, blue grass & country.

Families are also catered for with a designated Kids Zone, interactive activities, roaming entertainers fun and frivolity!

Beer and cider related competitions are held throughout the day to add to the merriment of this wonderful festival, keg-rolling, beer brewing and BEERtography are just some of the things attending beer and cider enthusiasts have to look forward to!

Festival co-founders and Australian Beer Ambassadors' Directors Michael Ward and Kieran Blood said the event had grown considerably since the inaugural event in 2013.

"The aim was to create an event that would educate people about craft beers and ciders, somewhere they could sample all styles of beer and learn from the brewers themselves", said Mr Ward.

For GABF '15 we want more colour! We are encouraging patrons to wear something fun and bright, like a favourite Hawaiian shirt or a Mexican friend's Sombrero. A number of new elements give the 2015 event even more of a carnival feel, it is a true celebration of craft beer.

The idea is to drink, eat, socialise and be merry with plenty of opportunities to kick back and taste incredible beers and ciders.

The festival runs from 11am through to 7pm and has a direct shuttle bus service running from South Geelong railway station during the event.

Tickets are on sale now at www.gabfgeelong.com.au