The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular (GABS) has released its annual Summer Invitational Craft Beer eight pack. Designed to showcase the creativity, diversity and world-class quality of independent Australian breweries, the pack includes a selection of exclusive craft beers.

With a limited number available, the packs are available nationally at First Choice Liquor Market, Vintage Cellars and selected Liquorland stores for a retail price of $49.

Speaking about the new release, Michael Bornholdt, Head of First Choice Liquor Market, said: “We’re thrilled to launch the GABS Summer Invitational Pack as summer heats up. We know our craft beer-loving customers will jump at the opportunity to get their hands on this limited release pack hand-picked by the experts at GABS.”

This year’s selection of limited-edition brews includes:

Watermelon, Lemongrass and Kaffir Lime Pilsner by Aether Brewing

At 4.5 per cent ABV, an easy-drinking pilsner with the sweet, slight notes of fresh watermelon along with vibrant flavours from Southeast Asian spices.

What we Brew in the Shadows by Akasha Brewing Company

A medium-bodied Czech dark lager blending florals and spice, pouring with deep hues of ruby at 5.3 per cent ABV.

Session Hazy by Black Hops Brewing

A sessionable 3.5 per cent ABV hazy beer, brewed with rolled oats and mosaic and cascade hops.

Plump up the Jam by Deeds Brewing

A 4.4 per cent ABV plum and lemon pastry sour ale.

Drip Drip Banana Flip by Good Land Brewing Co

A 5.8 per cent ABV milk stout brewed with hazelnut and coffee, finished off with ripe Aussie bananas.

Cold Lampin by Kaiju! Beer

A chill IPA with a burst of citrus, at an ABV of 5.4 per cent.

Midsommar by Sailors Grave Brewing

A 3.5 per cent dry and zesty salted farmhouse table beer brewed with house yeast and a medley of local citrus.

Hoppo Troppo Tropical Sour by Your Mates Brewing Co

A four per cent ABV tropical sour ale with tropical citrus flavours and a burst of zingy tartness.

Each GABS Summer Invitational Craft Beer Pack includes the eight beers above, plus a $50 GABS merch voucher and entry into a competition to win an all-expenses VIP trip for two to GABS Sydney 2024.

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