The Great American Beer Festival Pavilions explore just a few of the ways that small and independent craft beer has become a huge part of so many aspects of our lives. From the way we eat to the places we travel, craft beer enriches our experiences and connects us to the culture of new places.

The pavilions provide the perfect place to take a load off, have a snack (at the Beer & Food Pavilion) and hear from some of the most talented and charismatic brewers in the U.S.

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

Beer & Food Pavilion

Beer and Food Pavilion Experience the art of beer and food pairings as expert chefs and brewers team up to tempt your taste buds and divulge their culinary secrets.

Brewers Studio Pavilion

GABF Brewers Studio

Hosted by The Brewing Network

Embark on a journey with the provocative personalities and innovators of the brewing community as they share their stories and beers. Learn about the creative processes behind some of today’s most successful craft beers. Pavilion

Check out the Pavilion for the ultimate beer experience at the Great American Beer Festival. Formerly BeerX, the Pavilion offers a fun and interactive way to immerse yourself in the world of small and independent craft brewers.

Meet some of today’s hottest brewers and industry professionals, taste beers with professional beer judges, and more. Step into the world of, where you’ll find the perfect match between beer education and entertainment.

Sit & Sip

Skip the lines, have a seat and sip on craft beers with, as we learn about your favorite breweries from the breweries themselves. Come hang out with some of the best-known—and soon-to-be-discovered—independent craft brewers. #BeerTravel Pavilion

Beer tourism is the best tourism! What better way to explore a new area than by sampling the local flavors? The #BeerTravel Pavilion showcases some of the finest beery destinations in the known brewniverse. If you’re ready for a beercation, put this pavilion on your GABF itinerary.

2018 Participating Guilds – Coming Soon!

Protect Craft Guilds Pavilion

Protect Craft

Protect Indie Craft Beer!

Organized and active, state brewers guilds are one of the most important voices in protecting and promoting a state or region’s independently-owned, American craft breweries. At the Protect Craft Guilds Pavilion, enjoy craft beers from participating guilds as they showcase unique beers from their home states not available elsewhere in the festival hall. Learn about different states’ beer cultures, member breweries and the guilds’ initiatives.

2018 Participating Guilds – Coming Soon!