Australia's leading craft beer festival will be bringing the nations best brewers together in Sydney

Returned: GABS will be returning to Sydney with 120 'Festival Beers & Ciders' made especially for the event. Picture: Supplied.
Returned: GABS will be returning to Sydney with 120 'Festival Beers & Ciders' made especially for the event. Picture: Supplied.

One of the world's leading beer festivals, is back in Sydney in May to bring together the best breweries from Australia and New Zealand for a whirlwind celebration of craft beer and cider.

GABS craft beer festival has been described as 'Beer Christmas or Disneyland for beer lovers', and it's back this year for its 10th edition.

Having been put on hold last year, beer lovers everywhere are rejoicing that GABS is back, providing craft beer lovers the opportunity to try out 120 festival beers that have never been tasted on Aussie soil before.

This year, GABS will starts in Sydney at the Sydney Showground on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, the perfect pre-Mother's Day warm-up for craft beer loving mums. The festival will then travel to Melbourne and Brisbane.

GABS organiser, Mike Bray said the excitement was palpable and that they had already received lots of messages about how excited both visitors and brewers were for the return of GABS.

"People can't wait to get back together and celebrate their love for great Aussie craft beers," he said.

"At the heart of the event are the 120 'Festival Beers & Ciders' made especially for GABS each year by Australia and New Zealand's leading brewers and cider makers.

"Many of these brews go on to be legends in the brewing world, for example Feral's Biggie Juice, Two Birds Taco beer and Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta, which were launched as GABS festival beers, but are now staples in the craft brewing industry.

"We will be celebrating these legends at the 10th Edition as well as the new festival beers."

Wild weekend: There will be a great variety of entertainment on throughout the event. Picture: Supplied.

Wild weekend: There will be a great variety of entertainment on throughout the event. Picture: Supplied.

Despite beers and ciders being the stars of the show, GABS is well known for putting on a spectacular event, complete with roaming entertainers, panel discussions with brewers, cooking demonstrations, whisky bars, beer hall games, the 'house band' The Ale Capones and more.

Additionally, some of the best local food trucks and vendors will be operating at each event, at the GABS street food market.

On the fringes of the beer spectrum, attendees will enjoy creating personalised interactive wine labels at the 19 Crimes Wine Bar, match boilermakers at the Jameson Caskmates bar and boogieing at the silent disco.

"There's so much going on at GABS, but at the end of the day, our goal is simple, we want people to have a great time with friends and family, no matter where they are on their craft beer journey," said Mike Bray.

For tickets and more information visit www.gabsfestival.com.