2024 Festival Credentials

We will continue to distribute badges as identification/nametags for participating breweries, however, wristbands will be distributed for each session and will serve as your primary access credential for entry into the hall.

Brewers Schedule / Hall Access Times

(when you can get in to set up your booth)

Event Day Brewers’ Setup Time Event Hours
Brewers Gathering Wednesday, October 9 N/A 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
GABF Session Thursday, Oct. 10 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Last call- 9:15 pm
GABF Session Friday, Oct. 11 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Last call- 9:15 pm
Awards Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 12 N/A 10:00am – 12:00pm (doors @ 9:30am)
*Limited capacity. Admittance limited to participating breweries.
GABF Session Saturday, Oct. 12 10:00am – 4:30 pm 11:45 AM – 4:30 pm
Last call- 4:15 pm

Participating Breweries Credential Pickup Information

Pickup Process

  • A valid photo ID is required to pick up any credential.
  • Credentials = One name badge + one wristband for each session
  • Individuals who’s names have been associated with a specific credential will be allowed to pick up only their one credential.
  • OR the main GABF Contact for the brewery will be allowed to pick up any/all credentials for that brewery

Credential Pickup / Brewers Check-in Hours (Get there early…)

WEDNESDAY 8:30 am – 7:00 pm*
THURSDAY 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
FRIDAY 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SATURDAY 9:00 am – 3:00 pm**

*Wednesday/Brewers Gathering

If you have a ticket to the Brewers Gathering, this will be a separate ticket. A credential will not allow access to the Brewers Gathering.  You will need to pick up your ticket prior to 7:00 pm on Wednesday in order to attend the Brewers Gathering.

**Saturday credential Pickup Last call @ 7:00 pm

Check-in closes at 7:00 pm on Saturday night. Credentials not picked up by that time will not be available for pickup after 7:00 pm on Saturday night.

Brewery Representatives and Credentials

As part of the festival booth registration process, each brewery may designate up to four representatives (depending on the number of beers entered) who may promote and distribute its products at the brewery booth.

Booth at the festival = Four (4) complimentary brewery rep credentials

Meet the Brewer Booth at the festival = Seven (7) complimentary brewery rep credentials

No booth at the festival/Competition Only = Zero (0) complimentary brewery rep credentials unless purchased separately

The Brewers Association is dedicated to presenting GABF beers in a favorable light. Part of this plan is to provide a safe and secure environment. Make sure that your brewery representatives are aware of and adhere to the ONE-OUNCE POUR RULE.

Festival breweries (i.e. those with a booth at the festival) may purchase additional brewery representative credentials valid for all sessions, based on availability. The cost is $150 per additional pass for Brewers Association members. Additionally purchased credentials do not include access to the Brewers Gathering.

Competition-only breweries (i.e. those only participating in the competition) may purchase brewery representative credentials valid for all sessions, based on availability. The cost is $240 per additional credential. These badges do not include access to the Brewers Gathering.

Credentials are good for all three sessions of the festival. Each badge has the brewery’s name on it and should be used by brewery representatives only. Each credential is good for one person to enter the festival per session.

All credentials are the property of the Brewers Association and may be revoked at any time.

All brewery representatives are ID’d and wristbanded each day. Please plan accordingly and allow time to get wristbanded and ID’d onsite before entering the hall. Ages 21+ only.

As part of our mission to educate the consumer about the quality and diversity of beer, the expectation is that breweries will have at least one brewery representative present in their booth at all times during the public sessions. The GABF will continue to staff booths with volunteers who are educated about beer styles and the brewing process to assist brewery representatives.