Experience Areas

Welcome to Your New GABF Experience

Step into a world of diverse and immersive experiences at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Our curated experience areas are designed to transport you to different worlds, each offering a unique blend of themed decor, specialized brews, engaging activities, and vibrant entertainment. Whether you’re a sports fan or someone who wants to pre-game for Halloween, our themed areas provide the perfect backdrop for savoring exceptional craft beers and beverages.  

Join us as we transform the festival into a series of unforgettable journeys, each promising its own set of delights and discoveries. Explore, taste, and celebrate the best craft beverages in creatively designed spaces catering to every interest and passion. 

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Break out the lederhosen and dirndls and transport yourself to a traditional German biergarten right in the heart of Denver at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). All styles of beers will be poured here, and the decor will be an homage to Bavaria’s über beer festival. Dance and sing along to live polka bands playing traditional Bavarian tunes or test your prowess in a stein-holding contest. 


attendees earing chicago bears costumes

The sports-themed area at GABF is more than just a place to enjoy great beer—it’s an experience that combines the thrill of sports with the joy of craft brewing. Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan, a beer aficionado, or just looking for a fun and engaging experience, our sports area is a must-visit. 


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Get ready to raise your spirits and glasses. We’ve conjured up a Halloween-themed experience area that will delight and fright! This spine-chilling section promises a hauntingly good time for all Halloween pre-gamers. 

Blast Off  

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Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey of taste and imagination! Home to the United Nations taproom, the Beer & Beyond experience area is your destination for liquid innovations and on-trend flavors from international and domestic breweries. Think close encounters of beer and beverages beyond!

Meet & Mingle 

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Our Meet the Brewer experience area is a unique, interactive space where you can connect directly with the brilliant minds behind your favorite brews. This area is designed for those who appreciate the artistry and passion that goes into every pint, offering a chance to learn, taste, and engage like never before. 


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Backyards are for hanging out with friends, listening to music, playing lawn games, or simply relaxing on the weekend. Take a time out from the festival floor and play some cornhole, listen to live music, get your 2024-25 Ikon Pass, try some special beers, get some food, or chill in a comfy lawn chair.