2018 Dates & Deadlines

 

General Schedule and Deadlines

Fri., June 8 Brewers Registration Guidebook Mails (PDF version will be posted online)
Tue., June 19 – Tue., June 26 Online brewery application period for competition & festival (Closes 3pm MST on Tue., June 26)
Thu., June 28 – Thu., July 12 Competition registration for eligible breweries who applied to participate during application period.
Tue., July 17 Breweries notified of festival booth space status (via lottery selection, if needed)
Tue., July 17 – Thurs., July 26 Festival booth registration window
Fri., Aug. 10 Refund deadline for cancellations (Badges, Booth, Beers, etc.)
Mon., Aug. 13 Brewery logo and description updated in BreweryDB for MyGABF app
Beginning of Aug. MicroStar kegs begin shipping to breweries (if requested)
Mon., Aug., 20 – Fri., Aug. 24 Competition beers due to Denver (See “Shipping Your Competition Beers“)
Fri., Aug. 17 Festival beer artwork and description updated in BreweryDB for MyGABF app
End of August Estimated due dates for festival beers to drop-off locations (exact dates vary by location)
Thu., Sept. 20 – Sat., Sept. 22 Great American Beer Festival

 

Badge Pickup / Brewers Check-in Hours (Get there early…)

*Wednesday/Brewers Gathering- Brewers Gathering tickets are printed directly on your badge. You must pick up your badge at the Colorado Convention Center prior to 7:00 PM on Wed., Sept. 19 in order to attend the Brewers Gathering.

**Saturday/Badge Pickup Last call- Badges are not available for pickup after 8:00 PM on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Wed., Sept. 19 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM*
Thu., Sept. 20 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri., Sept. 21 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat., Sept. 22 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM**

 

Brewers Schedule / Hall Access Times

*Brewers and booth staff should be at their booth 45 minutes before each session

Event Day Access Time Event Hours
Brewers Gathering Wed., Sept. 19 N/A 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
GABF Session Thu., Sept. 20 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
GABF Session Fri., Sept. 21 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Awards Ceremony Sat., Sept. 22  N/A 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (doors @ 9:00 AM)
GABF Members-Only Session Sat., Sept. 22 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
GABF Session Sat., Sept. 22 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM