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2016 Great American Beer Festival


 2016 Great American Beer Festival  to Be Held October 6-8

For the 35th year in a row, beer lovers will gather in Colorado at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the premier beer festival and competition in the U.S. With 379,000 square feet in the tasting hall, an anticipated 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries.

   

Charlie Papazian at the GABF

   
When

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.
 
Where

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

Why

GABF 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 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: GABF 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 Ticketmaster.com.

Great American Beer Festival 2016
A ticket pre-sale exclusively for members of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association will take place on August 2 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT. You must purchase a membership to the American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association by July 24, 11:59 p.m. PDT, to be eligible for the member pre-sale.

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
Note: Due to limited availability, GABF General Session ticket sales are capped at four tickets per session per ticket buyer.

Additional ticket information can be found on the GABF website.

Media Access: To apply for media credentials, please visit the media access section of the GABF website.

Website: GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com



About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft 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 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.

 





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