Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - Saturday, January 01, 2011 - Midday onwards
The Local Taphouses
Sydney and Melbourne, Australia


The Taphouse GABS is an invitational beerfest where a roll call of great and innovative Australian craft brewers will brew a "festival beer" just for the occasion or, in a few instances, launch a new seasonal for the first time in the country. Basically, you will be able to sample 20 exclusive beers from Australia’s best brewers in the one spot on the one summer day! Salivating yet?!

This is the confirmed lineup of 22 breweries:
QLD - Burleigh
NSW – Murrays, 4 Pines, Stone & Wood, Hunter Beer Co, Doctors Orders
WA – Feral, Last Drop, Mash Brewing
VIC - Mountain Goat, Bridge Road, Hargreaves Hill & Red Hill collaboration, Otway Estate, Jamieson, Moondog, Kooinda, Holgate, Thunder Road
SA - Brew Boys and Lobethal Brewing collaboration
ACT - Wig & Pen

Some of the beer ideas being emailed to me include Maibock; Organic Blueberry Hefeweizen; Traditional Bitter; Jasmine infused IPA; Coconut Brown Ale; Double White Ale; Belgium Red Ale possibly with some cranberries and whiskey-soaked cherries; Kellerbier matured on roasted oak chips; Belgian Wit Raspberry beer with some Coriander and Sweet Orange Peel; Wee Heavy; Imperial Mocha Porter with coffee; something through our new soon-to-be-christened Hopinator-style vessel and a Chocolate Chilli Porter. Gulp!

Gold coin entry, all of which is going to help the flood victims

Cost: Gold Coin Donation

Contact Info

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Both Moondog and Mash have pulled their beers from the event, due to the beers not being as good as the brewers had hoped.
        ndon, 2/7/2011