Here’s cheers to beer

Renn Blackman is ready for the Beer Festival. (Louisa Jones) 252748_05

The Beers will be flowing at the Great Australian Beer Festival in Geelong in January.

After not going ahead this year due to the pandemic, the festival will be back to showcase some of the region’s best beers.

Festival director Kieran Blood and the rest of the GABF team are currently working on making sure the festival returns with a bang.

“We are working hard behind the scenes to ensure GABF 2022 is the best and brightest yet. With a new partnership with the BeerFest Australia brand, we have a team that have already delivered six successful COVID-safe events. We can’t wait to see you all sipping, sampling and socialising again.”

The festival will celebrate the Geelong region’s burgeoning beer industry with a smorgasbord of artisan brews along with a selection of wines, seltzers, gins and cocktails, all from local businesses.

Blackman’s Brewery will be one of the local breweries involved with the event, which will have day and night sessions across two days.

Renn Blackman said they were pretty excited to be back at the festival which they are involved in every year.

“It’s a local festival and it’s good to interact with people and share our beers. It’ll be pretty cool to be among a big crowd of people.

“It’s been a pretty tough year.”

Tara Murray