GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL
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- Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, US
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Great American Beer Festival TicketsFounded in 1982, the Great American Beer Festival is one of the largest events for public beer tasting in the US. It also includes a privately judged beer competition for craft beer brewers from all over the country. The annual GABF is the largest US-based event that brings beer brewers and beer enthusiasts together during a massive, three-day festival. Steadily growing since it's inception in Colorado, this festival is a celebration of America's many diverse craft beers and brewing companies of all sizes. This fall event first started in Boulder, Colo., but the growth and evolution of GABF has since required it to be moved to its current location in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
To brew or not to brew?While many microbreweries and garage craft brewer enthusiasts go to GABF and enter their beers in the competition, Great American Beer Festival tickets are also available to the general public. Even if you aren't a craft brewer yourself, you can come and participate in the epic tasting of more than 4,000 beers that have been brewed from over 800 of the top breweries in the US. Participating in the tasting will give you access to a wide variety of hand-crafted beer products. You can try just about every type of American beer that is crafted in different regions around the nation.
Where can I buy Great American Beer Festival tickets?Tickets to the Great American Beer Festival can be purchased at StubHub. Whether you want to participate in the entire three-day festival or just need a day pass, StubHub can provide tickets to this giant beer bash.
What is everything that is included with the price of a ticket to GABF?The standard attendee ticket includes a program for the event, access to community talks on craft beer education, a veteran guide to help you navigate the festival, a commemorative beer-tasting glass and an unlimited number of one-ounce samples from over 4,000 craft beer varieties.
What is the history of the Great American Beer Festival?The GABF hosted its first event at the Harvard House Hotel. During its initial festival, there were 800 festival attendees, tasting 47 beers from 24 different breweries. In 1984, the event was moved to Denver, Colorado. Because of its popularity, growth and the fact that Currigan Hall was soon to be dismantled, in 2000, GABF moved from Currigan Hall to the Colorado Convention Center. Since then, the convention center is where every GABF has been held.
Is it like a giant bar at GABF?At the main tasting hall, the types of craft beer are arranged alphabetically. To allow attendees to try a wide variety of all of the amazing craft beer that America has to offer, beer is portioned and provided in one-ounce tasting samples. Attendees of the Great American Beer Festival get unlimited one-ounce samples from the 4,000 beer products available for tasting.
Are there non-alcoholic beverages or food available at the Great American Beer Festival?There are complimentary water stations available throughout the festival grounds. In addition, there are many food trucks and concession stands onsite where additional food and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
Is there a ticket specifically for designated drivers?Yes, a cheaper ticket is available to designated drivers. Designated drivers have additional access to the DD lounge. At the Great American Beer Festival, festival attendees, designated drivers and brewers can all hang out with non-alcoholic beverages and free chair massages.
Are there any Gluten-free beers at the Great American Beer Festival?With the growing popularity of the festival, some tasting samples have expanded to both gluten-free and gluten-reduced beer options. More are being added yearly. Consult the GABF app for a complete gluten-free and gluten-reduced beer list.
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