We can’t wait for this year’s GABS Beer, Cider & Food festival in June (we’re still buzzing from last year’s!). Find out what GABS 2018 has in store and get in the draw to win tickets
Every year GABS (which stands for the “Great Australasian Beer Spectapular”, but pronouncing the long name seriously cuts into beer sampling time) brings together New Zealand and Australia’s best craft beers and ciders along with flavour-matched foods and entertainment in a rollicking day-long event in June.
Presented by Liquorland, GABS offers over 100 craft beers and ciders, many of which have been brewed and released especially for the festival. Weird and wonderful flavours are in abundance – who doesn’t want to discover what beers made with marshmallows, Thai Red Bull, gin or crickets taste like purely in the interests of “research”?
Held at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on Saturday 30th June, this year more than 90 unique beers and ciders from brewers across Australia, New Zealand and around the world will be served. There will be cooking demonstrations, tasting sessions and brewer panel interviews, plus the usual great entertainment from roving performance artists and musicians. There’s also a Liquorland market place, pub games like giant Jenga and ping-pong, a Silent Disco, Holey Moley Golf Club, and a collaboration with Irish distiller Jameson’s Caskmates whiskey, which is aged in beer-seasoned barrels. Finger-licking food comes from the likes of Dixie BBQ, Taco Loco, House of Dumplings, Puha & Pakeha and Judge Bao.
We had so much fun at GABS Auckland last year, that we want to share the love. This week Toast has an amazing five double-passes to give away to GABS Auckland on Saturday 30th June at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane. Ticket winners will need to make their own way to and from the GABS festival in Auckland, prize includes double pass to the festival only.