Hangout Spots

Be sure to visit the Great American Beer Festival Hangout Spots! From entertainment (Silent Disco, The Backyard) to tasting award-winning beers not found elsewhere at the festival (Heavy Medal Booth, Pro-Am Booth), these spots are not to be missed!

Use the dropdowns below to explore the different pavilions at GABF!

The Backyard

Head over to the fun zone!  Sponsored by the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, The Backyard is full of yard games, music and exciting photo ops! Located near the festival entrance, you DON’T want to miss The Backyard – it’s basically a festival within the festival!

  • Heavy Medal booth – Sample from 50 award-winning beers. 🤘
  • Festival Flair Awards, Friday at 8pm – Who will take home the trophy?
  • Karaoke Stage – Now’s your time to shine. We believe in you. Go for it.
  • Live Music – Bands ranging from folk to rock to zydeco to ska… okay, maybe not.
  • DJ Brian – What, what?! You know you gotta hear what he’s spinning.
  • Yard Games – Corn hole, ping pong, Twister… What else do you need?!

Backyard sponsored by:

Collaboration Beer Competition Booth

The Great American Beer Festival Collaboration competition is an opportunity for commercial breweries to team up to vie for top honors. Many of the competition entries will be served during the Great American Beer Festival at the Collaboration booth. Don’t miss this chance to sample some very unique and limited edition beers!

To maintain the integrity of the competition, breweries and beers will not be posted until the week of GABF.

The Designated Driver Lounge

Designated Driver Lounge

The Great American Beer Festival is proud to support the designated drivers who attend the festival to ensure a safe ride home for their friends. The Designated Driver (DD) Lounge is a place for brewers, festival attendees and designated drivers to relax, get a free chair massage and refresh with ice-cold non-alcoholic beverages.

Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Booth

Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., The Country Malt Group, Yakima Chief-Hopunion and White LabsGreat American Beer Festival Pro-AmThe Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am (GABF Pro-Am) competition is an opportunity for commercial breweries to team up with homebrewers to vie for top honors. The GABF Pro-Am entries are served during the Great American Beer Festival at the Pro-Am booth. Don’t miss this opportunity to sample some very unique and limited edition beers!

To maintain the integrity of the competition, beers and homebrewer/brewery entrants will not be posted until the week of GABF.

Heavy Medal Booth

Sample medal-winning beers from Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup® competitions all in one spot. These beers represent some of the finest examples of beer styles in the world!

Ikon Pass Stage presented by WinterWonderGrass®

WinterWonderWomen photo provided by WinterWonderGrass.

Located in The Backyard, the Ikon Pass Stage presented by WinterWonderGrass® will present three 30-minute sets of incredible live music each session!

Near the stage, 2019/2020 Ikon passes will be sold and the 2020 WinterWonderGrass lineup will be announced, kicking off ticket sales.

Thursday, October 3

  • Leftover Salmon band members Andy Thorn and Vince Herman will be joined by Silas Herman

Friday, October 4

  • WinterWonderWomen set featuring Bridget Law, Shelby Means, Courtney Hartman and Bonnie Sims (of Bonnie and the Clydes)

Saturday, October 5, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Meadow Mountain

Saturday, October 5, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

  • Wood Belly, 2018 Telluride Bluegrass winners

The Jameson Caskmates Barrel Aged Beer Garden

As a brand born in a local Dublin neighborhood, Jameson has grown up in neighborhood bars across the country with the support of the community – the breweries, the musicians, the bartenders and the people. Supporting and elevating local brewers is extremely important to Jameson and the brand is proud to be a part of the  Great American Beer Festival. This year Jameson honors the craft beer community and its brewery partners by providing them a global platform to showcase their unique beers at Great American Beer Festival.

In the Jameson Caskmates Barrel Aged Beer Garden, Jameson will bring its small and independent brewery partners from across the USA together giving craft beer lovers a chance to sample all the barrel aged beers in one location. Each brewery received Jameson Irish Whiskey barrels from Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland that had previously held Jameson Irish Whiskey, these barrels were then used to age each brewery’s beer.

Each brewery’s quest for quality, craft and neighborhood collaboration will be captured in each neighborhood space along with the Jameson home neighborhood, Bow Street, Ireland, which will feature its Master Cooper, Ger Buckley, who will educate festival goers on the importance of wood and wood selections for the aging process. This interactive space will engage and excite attendees, as well as provide ample education opportunities.

🍻2019 Participating Breweries🍻

8th Wonder Brewery🍻 Bale Breaker Brewing Company🍻 Big Dogs Brewing Company🍻 Black Abbey Brewing Company🍻 Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.🍻 Cigar City Brewing🍻 Community Beer Co🍻 Evil Genius Beer Company🍻 Fat Heads Brewery🍻 Foolproof Brewing Company🍻 Friends & Allies Brewing🍻 Fulton Beer🍻 Great Divide Brewing Company🍻 Green Flash Brewing Co.🍻 Parish Brewing Company🍻 Pontoon Brewing🍻 Revolution Brewing🍻 River Horse Brewing Company🍻 Shorts Brewing Company🍻 Sixpoint Brewery🍻 Three Weavers Brewing🍻 Urban South Brewery🍻


Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer

Meet the Brewer is very special opportunity for passionate beer fans to start conversations with their brewing heroes, learn more about their beers and talk shop. Here are the 116 breweries participating in Meet the Brewer:

Brewery City State
21st Amendment Brewery Cafe San Francisco CA
4 Noses Brewing Company Broomfield CO
903 Brewers Sherman TX
Absolution Brewing Co. Torrance CA
Armadillo Ale Works Denton TX
Baere Brewing Company Denver CO
Banded Oak Brewing Company Denver CO
Begyle Brewing Chicago IL
Bent Barley Brewing Company Centennial CO
Berryessa Brewing Co. Winters CA
Bhramari Brewing Company Asheville NC
Big Stump Brewing Company Sacramento CA
Boggy Draw Brewery Sheridan CO
Bonesaw Brewing Co. Glassboro NJ
Bootstrap Brewing Co Niwot CO
Boulder Beer Co. Boulder CO
Bravus Brewing Company Newport Beach CA
Brickway Brewery and Distillery Omaha NE
Bull & Bush Brewery Denver CO
Calicraft Brewing Co. Walnut Creek CA
Canned Heat Craft Beer Company Fall River MA
Cerveceria Colorado Denver CO
Chapman’s Brewing Company Angola IN
Church Street Brewing Company Itasca IL
City Star Brewing Berthoud CO
Claremont Craft Ales Claremont CA
CO-Brew Denver CO
Coda Brewing Company Golden CO
Colorado Plus Wheat Ridge CO
Cosmic Eye Brewing Lincoln NE
CottonTown Brew Lab Columbia SC
Denver Beer Co Denver CO
DESTIHL Brewery Normal IL
Dissent Craft Brewing Company, LLC St. Petersburg FL
Dos Luces Brewery Denver CO
Dostal Alley Brewing Co. Central City CO
Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Turlock CA
Factotum Brewhouse Denver CO
Family Business Beer Company Dripping Springs TX
Fiction Beer Company Denver CO
Fitger’s Brewhouse Duluth MN
Foothills Brewing Co. Winston-Salem NC
Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery Chicago IL
Fremont Brewing Co. Seattle WA
Galaxy Brewing Co. Binghamton NY
Ghostfish Brewing Company Seattle WA
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Broomfield CO
Great Basin Brewing Co – Sparks Sparks NV
Great South Bay Brewery Bay Shore NY
Groundswell Brewing Co. Santee CA
Guanella Pass Brewing Company, LLC Georgetown CO
Halfpenny Brewing Company Lone Tree CO
HenHouse Brewing Santa Rosa CA
Heretic Brewing Company Fairfield CA
High Hops Brewery Windsor CO
HighGrain Brewing Co. Cincinnati OH
Hix Farm Brewery Cookeville TN
Holidaily Brewing Co. Golden CO
Hops & Grain Brewing Austin TX
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Orlando FL
Jagged Mountain Brewery Denver CO
Jersey Girl Brewing Company Hackettstown NJ
Jessup Farm Barrel House Fort Collins CO
Joyride Brewing Co. Edgewater CO
Kern River Brewing Co. Kernville CA
Kokopelli Beer Company Westminster CO
Künstler Brewing San Antonio TX
Launch Pad Brewery Aurora CO
Lawson’s Finest Liquids Waitsfield VT
Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. Helena MT
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery Goochland VA
Lion Brewery Inc, The Wilkes-Barre PA
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company Lafayette CO
Living the Dream Brewing Co. Littleton CO
Los Dos Potrillos Mexican Restaurant y Cervecería Parker CO
Lost Cabin Beer Co. Rapid City SD
Loveland Aleworks Loveland CO
Maplewood Brewing Company Chicago IL
Maxline Brewing Fort Collins CO
MiddleCoast Brewing Company Traverse City MI
Modern Times Beer Portland OR
More Brewing Co. Villa Park IL
Mudhen Brewing Company Wildwood NJ
Odd13 Brewing Inc Lafayette CO
Ology Brewing Co. Tallahassee FL
Over Yonder Brewing Company Golden CO
Pontoon Brewing Company Douglasville GA
Port City Brewing Co. Alexandria VA
Prost Brewing Denver CO
Rabid Brewing, LLC Homewood IL
Ratio Beerworks Denver CO
Red Door Brewing Co. Albuquerque NM
Revolution Brewing – Brewpub Chicago IL
Rock Bottom Brewery Westminster CO
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Houston TX
Ship Bottom Brewery Wallingford PA
Sixpoint Brewery Brooklyn NY
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers San Francisco CA
Steel Bender Brewyard Albuquerque NM
Strange Craft Beer Co. Denver CO
TAPS Brewery and Barrel Room Tustin CA
Thunderhead Brewing Co. Kearney NE
Timnath Beerwerks Timnath CO
Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub Idaho Springs CO
Tonewood Brewing Oaklyn NJ
Twisted Pine Brewing Co. Boulder CO
Two Roots Brewing Company San Diego CA
Vernacular Brewing Company Milwaukee WI
Vine Street Pub & Brewery Denver CO
VisionQuest Brewing Company Boulder CO
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company Hawley PA
West Flanders Brewing Co. Boulder CO
Wibby Brewing Longmont CO
Wildlife Brewing Victor ID
Woodhouse Blending & Brewing Santa Cruz CA
Wormtown Brewery Worcester MA

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Silent Disco sponsored by Oskar Blues

Sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery

Grab a pair of wireless headphones and shake your groove thing on the dance floor to the music of a live DJ. The thing is, only those wearing the headphones are hearing the music. Even if you don’t like to dance, the Silent Disco will bring a smile to your face!