2021 Dates & Deadlines

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Competition Schedule and Deadlines

Tuesday, June 8 – Tuesday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. MT* Competition Brewery & Beer Online Registration Open
*Registration may close sooner if maximum capacity is reached.
Friday, July 16 Refund Deadline for Cancelations
Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30 Competition Beers Due to Colorado (Except Fresh Hop, see below). See Shipping Guidelines.
Monday, August 16 – Saturday, September 4 GABF Competition Judging
Friday, September 10 GABF Competition Awards Ceremony

Competition Fresh Hop Category Dates & Deadlines

For 2021, due to the unique, relatively early timing of the competition, the GABF Fresh Hop Category judging will be held at a later date. This later timing will allow for hop harvest and beer production, and as a way to still include Fresh Hop Beers in this prestigious competition. Because of the delayed timing, Fresh Hop medals will not count towards Brewery of the Year awards

Monday, October 4 – Friday, October 8 GABF Fresh Hop Category Entries Due to Colorado. See Shipping Guidelines.
Tuesday, October 12 GABF Fresh Hop Category Judging
Friday, October 15 GABF Fresh Hop Category Awards Announcement

GABF Passport Registration Dates & Deadlines

Tuesday, June 29 GABF Passport brewery registration opens.
July GABF Passports go on sale to the public for $20
Tuesday, August 31 GABF Passport registration and deal deadline.
Friday, September 17 – Sunday, October 17 GABF Passport deals are active and redeemable by passport holders