GABS Auckland is taking place on Saturday 25th June at the Auckland Showgrounds and this year’s line-up of exhibitors is full of local brewing royalty.

Breweries include Behemoth, ChinChiller, Deep Creek, Emerson’s, Garage Project and Urbanaut, to name a few.

Between the container bars and exhibitor stands, consumers will have the opportunity to taste beers from more than 40 New Zealand breweries and more than 30 Australian breweries.

The highest ABV beer this year is ‘Dark Ritual’ by Australia’s Deeds Brewing.

The 14.5% big, bold, thick black Imperial Stout has been aged for 12 months in bourbon barrels.

The flavours cut deep with layers of chocolate, vanilla, oak, coconut, rum raisin, and luscious dessert.

There are 56 brews available from the container bars inspired by breakfast treats, savoury snacks, fruity goodness, delicious desserts and classic cocktails. Think peanut butter, coffee, earl grey tea or even chicken salt!

As well as craft brews there will be circus and sideshow performers, panel discussions with industry leaders, food pairings, beer hall games, a silent disco and roaming bands.

For tickets and further information, head to www.gabsfestival.com

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