The Great American Beer Festival

Denver, CO US

Thu, 10 Oct 2024 - Sat, 12 Oct 2024

The Great American Beer Festival in Colorado is the largest beer festival and most popular professional beer competition in the United States.

Event Information

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2024 - Sat, 12 Oct 2024

Venue: Colorado Convention Center

Address: 700 14th St. Denver, CO 80202 US

About The Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) stands as a pinnacle in the United States' beer scene, renowned for its grandeur and significance. Organized annually by the Brewers Association, this festival boasts an impressive lineup of over 800 breweries presenting a diverse selection of 4,000 beers.

It serves as a vibrant convergence point for brewers, beer aficionados, and industry professionals, fostering a celebration of American craft beers.

Beyond its festival aspect, GABF holds the distinction of being the largest professional beer competition in the nation.

With over 300 medals at stake, the competition recognizes brewing excellence, and its medals are globally revered as symbols of outstanding craftsmanship.

These accolades are highly coveted within the brewing community, further solidifying GABF's position as a premier event in the realm of craft beer.

Event Highlights

These are the most important highlights for this beer event:

  • Beer Tasting: GABF features an extensive beer tasting experience with thousands of different beers available for sampling.
  • Beer Competition: It hosts one of the most significant beer competitions globally, where breweries submit their beers for evaluation by a panel of judges.
  • Brewers and Attendees: The festival attracts brewers, brewery owners, and beer enthusiasts, providing an opportunity for networking and sharing insights.
  • Beer Styles: GABF encompasses a wide range of beer styles, including ales, lagers, stouts, porters, and specialty beers, reflecting the diversity of the American craft beer scene.
  • Educational Seminars: The festival includes educational seminars and presentations on various aspects of brewing, beer trends, and industry-related topics.
  • Entertainment: Beyond beer, GABF often features live music, entertainment, and food vendors, creating a vibrant and celebratory atmosphere.

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GABF Competition:

The GABF competition is a significant component, with breweries competing for prestigious awards in various beer style categories.

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is held annually in Denver, Colorado. Specifically, the event takes place at the Colorado Convention Center, which is located in the heart of downtown Denver.

Tickets Information: 

  • General GABF Session: $95 (Members: $85)

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