What do the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan and St. Bernardus have in common? The faces of both breweries are monks – and what could be better than having the two historical figures Korbinian and Bernardus toast each other? Not only symbolically through the creation of the Braupakt, but also literally on the label which shows the two monks having a first sip of the Blonde Ale. 

The idea behind this unique collaboration was to brew a filtered, strong, top-fermented beer. This wonderful specialty is the combination of two brewing philosophies – this seems crystal-clear when you take a look at the raw materials: Hops from Belgium, from the immediate area around St. Bernardus, Weihenstephan yeast, Bavarian malt – and water from Freising. 

Purists will appreciate the Bavarian Purity Law which states that when brewing a beer, only malt, hops, yeast and water are permitted as raw materials. Braupakt 2024 is spicy, with a characteristic yeast note, fruity and strong. 

Get past the German themed Weihenstephan stand in Brisbane and Melbourne to try out some great beers, pork knuckles and delicious hot pretzels! You can also grab yourself a ticket to win a trip for two to Weihenstephan in Germany and attend the Freising Volksfest. 



Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Fri 14 – Sat 15 June 2024


Melbourne Showgrounds, Flemington
Fri 21 – Sun 23 June 2024

Tickets are now on sale available from www.gabsfestival.com 

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