2019 Dates & Deadlines

Participating Brewery Schedule and Deadlines

*NEW THIS YEAR* Brewers Registration Guidebook will not be mailed. Instead, all information will be posted online
Tue., June 18 – Wed., June 26 Online Brewery Application Opens (for both Competition & Festival)
Tue., July 2 – Thu., July 11 Competition Beer registration for eligible breweries with completed Application.
Tue., July 17
Tue., July 17 – Thurs., July 26 Fest Booth & Beer Registration / Fest Badge Registration window (Breweries notified if they have a festival booth by July 17)
Thurs., July 26 Refund deadline for cancellations (badges, booth, beers, etc.)
Mon., Aug., 26 – Fri., Aug. 30 Competition beers due to Denver (See “Shipping Your Competition Beers“)
Fri. August 30 MicroStar kegs arrive to breweries (if requested)
Fri., August 30 Festival Breweries: Brewery and beer artwork and description updated in BreweryDB for MyGABF app
2nd – 3rd week of Sept. Due date for festival beers to arrive at drop-off locations (exact dates vary by location)
Wed., Oct. 2 Festival Breweries: Brewers Gathering @ Hard Rock Cafe (limited to 4 people from each Festival brewery)
Thu., Oct. 3 – Sat., Oct. 5 Great American Beer Festival
Sat., Oct. 5 @ 10:00 a.m. GABF Competition Awards Ceremony @ Bellco Theatre

 

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

*Wednesday/Brewers Gathering- Brewers Gathering tickets are printed directly on your badge. You must pick up your badge at the Colorado Convention Center prior to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in order to attend the Brewers Gathering.

**Saturday/Badge Pickup Last Call- Badges are not available for pickup after 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct., 5.

Wednesday, October 2 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
Thursday, October 3 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, October 4 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.**

 

Brewers Schedule / Hall Access Times

*Brewers and booth staff should be at their booth 45 minutes before each session

Event Day Access Time Event Hours
Brewers Gathering Wed., Oct. 2 N/A 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
GABF Session Thu., Oct. 3 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
GABF Session Fri., Oct. 4 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony Sat., Oct. 5  Doors @ 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.
GABF Members-Only Session Sat., Oct. 5 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.
GABF Session Sat., Oct. 5 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.