2015 Dates & Deadlines

Download: Brewers Cheat Sheet for Participating at the Festival

PRINT or STORE ON YOUR PHONE for quick reference at the festival.

Badge Pickup / Brewers Check-in Hours

*Wednesday/Brewers Gathering

If you have a ticket to the Brewers Gathering, this is printed directly on your badge. You will need to pick up your badge prior to 6pm on Wednesday in order to attend the Brewers Gathering.

**Saturday Night Badge Pickup

Check-in closes at 8:00pm on Saturday night. Badge not picked up by that time will not be available for pickup after 8pm on Saturday night.

Wednesday, September 23 10:00am – 6:00 pm*
Thursday, September 24 9:30am – 10:00pm
Friday, September 25 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 26 10:00 am – 8:00pm**
Event Schedule *Brewers and booth staff should be at their booths 45 minutes before the start of each session
Wednesday, September 23 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Brewers Gathering
Thursday, September 24 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Session 1
Friday, September 25 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Session 2
Saturday, September 26 10:00 am (time subject to change) Awards ceremony – Bellco Theatre
Saturday, September 26 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Session 3 (Members Only Session)
Saturday, September 26 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Session 4


Dates & Deadlines
June Brewers Registration Guidebook Mails (same information that is online)
June 9 – June 16 Online brewery application period for competition and festival (Closes at 5pm MST on June 16)
June 18 – July 2 Competition beer registration for eligible breweries that have applied to participate as of June 26
July 6 Breweries notified of festival booth space status (via lottery selection, if needed)
July 6 – July 17 Festival booth registration window
August 7 Refund deadline for cancellations (Badges, Booth, Beers, etc.)
August 7 MicroStar kegs begin shipping to breweries (if requested)
August 10 – August 14 Competition beers due to Denver (New Address – See “Shipping Your Competition Beers“)
September 3 & 4, 8-11 Estimated due dates for festival beers to drop-off locations (exact dates vary by location) – Likely first week of September
September 24 – 26 Great American Beer Festival