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!
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
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 LabsThe 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 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:
|21st Amendment Brewery Cafe||San Francisco||CA|
|4 Noses Brewing Company||Broomfield||CO|
|Absolution Brewing Co.||Torrance||CA|
|Armadillo Ale Works||Denton||TX|
|Baere Brewing Company||Denver||CO|
|Banded Oak Brewing Company||Denver||CO|
|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|
|Chapman’s Brewing Company||Angola||IN|
|Church Street Brewing Company||Itasca||IL|
|City Star Brewing||Berthoud||CO|
|Claremont Craft Ales||Claremont||CA|
|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|
|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|
|Family Business Beer Company||Dripping Springs||TX|
|Fiction Beer Company||Denver||CO|
|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|
|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|
|Rabid Brewing, LLC||Homewood||IL|
|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|
|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|
|Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub||Idaho Springs||CO|
|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|
|Woodhouse Blending & Brewing||Santa Cruz||CA|
Silent Disco sponsored by Oskar Blues
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!