2024 Festival Dates & Deadlines

Schedule and Deadlines

May 14 – June 3 Early Festival Booth Registration- Brewers Association members who register early will receive a free pouring space and a comped entry in the 2024 GABF competition!
June 3 – July 15 Festival Booth Registration –
July 15 Deadline to request MicroStar Kegs
*Breweries registering after this deadline must send their own kegs or case product to the festival
Last Week of August MicroStar Kegs arrive to Breweries (by request)
Sept. 25-Oct. 2 Festival Beer (kegs & cases) due to chosen drop off points
Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 Festival Beer (kegs & cases) due to Colorado drop off point
October 10-12 Great American Beer Festival

Brewers Badge Pickup Schedule

Pickup Process

  • A valid photo ID is required to pick up any credential.
  • 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 credential for that brewery

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

WEDNESDAY 8:30 am – 7:00 pm*
THURSDAY 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
FRIDAY 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SATURDAY 8:30 am – 12:00 pm**

*Brewers’ Gathering
Wednesday, October 9, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 @ 12:00 pm

Check-in closes at 12:00 pm on Saturday afternoon. Credentials not picked up by that time will not be available for pickup.

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, October 10 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Last call – 9:15 pm
GABF Session Friday, October 11 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (doors @ 9:30 am)
*Limited capacity. Admittance is limited to participating breweries.
Awards Ceremony Saturday, October 12 N/A 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (doors @ 9:30 am)
*Limited capacity. Admittance limited to participating breweries.
GABF Session Saturday, October 12 10:00 am – 4:30 pm 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Last call – 4:15 pm