Sept. 29-Oct. 1: The Great American Beer Festival® Toasts 30 Years as North America’s Greatest Beer Celebration
Beer Lovers, Food Lovers, Fun Lovers and Brewers to Attend Brewers Association Festival in Denver, CO
The 30th edition of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The premier U.S. beer festival and competition is expected to serve 2,400 different beers, in one-ounce tasting portions, from an estimated 465 U.S. breweries to the event’s 49,000-plus attendees. The entire event sold out in just one week.
Thursday, September 29: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Friday, September 30: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday, September 31: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm (Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members-only session)
Saturday, October 1: 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado
The 2011 festival is sold out.
The largest collection of U.S. beer ever served. This is a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. This event showcases the diverse beers that make craft brewing one of the fastest-growing segments of the beer, wine and spirits industry.
The 2010 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition drew an impressive field of competitors, with 2010 topping last year’s entries by nine percent. GABF remains the largest commercial beer competition in the world with 3,523 beers vying for medals (compared to 3,308 entries in 2009).
This year’s GABF competition attracted 151 beer judges from 10 countries. Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 79 beer categories covering 133 beer styles, establishing the best examples of each style in the U.S more from The Great American Beer Festival” website
This year’s festival was held on September 16-18, 2010 • Colorado Convention Center • Denver, Colorado.
The Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado – September 24-26, 2009 is sold out.
The 2010 Great American Beer Festival will be held on September 16-18, 2010. Next year’s festival tickets will go on sale in June 2010.
“The Great American Beer Festival not only offers the chance to sample some of the finest beers the world; it offers multiple opportunities to learn about all things beer. Take some time to discover the various areas that make up what we call Great American Beer School. Here, you can explore the world of beer and food, learn about the brewers behind your favorite beer, understand what judges look for in a beer or pick up a few books to learn more about our favorite beverage. The Great American Beer School goes beyond tasting and delves into the craft beer experience. Check out these enlightening and interactive areas.”
“2009 GABF Quick Stats”
3,362 Beers in the GABF Competition
2,100 Beers served in the hall
495 Breweries represented in the hall
73 Beers entered into the Pro-Am Competition
51 Breweries attending for the first time