The Largest Showcase of American Breweries is on - Here's What You Need To Know

For the 35th year in a row, beer lovers will gather in Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) to taste and celebrate a gigantic array of craft and specialty beers from AMerica’s finest breweries.  An anticipated 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample ~3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries. all in Denver’s 379,000 square foot tasting hall at the city’s Convention Center.

I Love GABF - GABF Taster - Photo © Brewers Association

I Love Great American Beer Festival – Photo © Brewers Association


Thursday, October 6: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, October 7: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 8*: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members-only session

Saturday, October 8: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Colorado Convention Center | 700 14th Street | Denver, Colorado


The Great American Beer Festival has been bringing exceptional brewers and beer lovers together since 1982. Evolving with the booming craft beer industry and keeping up with Americans’ desire to tap into indie beer, GABF is now the single largest ticketed beer festival and event with the biggest selection of beers in the U.S. Attendees have an opportunity to try a varied assortment of beers from all corners of the country and experience the eclectic and enthusiastic U.S. beer community. Coupled with a private competition and awards ceremony, the overall event showcases the U.S. as the greatest and most diverse brewing destination on the planet.

Ticket Info: Great American Beer Festival tickets will be available for purchase to the general public online on August 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT via

Members-Only Session tickets are $65 each, with a two ticket limit per member number.

General Session tickets are $80 public/$75 members (if purchased during the members only sale on August 2) and include:

  • Commemorative tasting cup
  • Unlimited one-ounce samples of your choice of 3,800 beers
  • Festival guide and free app to help attendees navigate the festival hall
  • Access to dozens of educational and interactive seminars across all four sessions, focused on beer appreciation
  • Opportunity to speak with brewery representatives in the Meet the Brewer Hall
  • Complimentary artisan cheese samples, craft soda samples and a variety of other food options
  • Entertainment including games, karaoke, Silent Disco with a live DJ and more

Website: Great American Beer


About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup℠, Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer®magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.