Shipping Festival Beer

Download a PDF of the 2017 Brewers Guide to Registering

All information in the PDF is also available on this site.

Festival Beer No Charge Invoice

Please read this section carefully and direct questions to Bradley Latham at 720-473-7672 or Bradley@BrewersAssociation.org.

All festival beer must be sent with a no-charge/$0 invoice indicating that your GABF beer is donated. This will be emailed to all festival breweries prior to shipping (and may also be downloaded below). Be sure to attach this to your festival beer shipment, as well as provide a copy to Bradley@BrewersAssociation.org and the point person who you deliver your beer to at your chosen drop-off point.

Download a No Charge Invoice

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Accepted Festival Beer Formats

Kegs

You may send your own kegs for the festival, or have the GABF ship kegs to you via MiroStar Keg Management. (More details in box below)

Sending Your Own Kegs? – The GABF only accepts kegs that are refillable stainless steel or single-use plastic kegs. No exceptions. If you have any questions about acceptable kegs at the festival, please email Bradley Latham: Bradley@BrewersAssociation.org.

After the festival: all brewery-owned kegs (non-MicroStar), must be picked up from the Colorado Convention center on Sunday, October 8, before 12:00 pm (noon). The GABF is not responsible for any kegs left after this time.

Bottles/Cans

Deliver a minimum of 10 cases of each brand in bottles or cans to your collection point for shipment to Denver, CO. Your local distributor may also deliver your beer to the Breakthru Beverage warehouse in Denver during the delivery window.

All beer entered in the festival must be delivered to the GABF host distributor for legal and inventory purposes. Festival beer recieved by the host distributor becomes property of the host distributor for GABF and may not be used for any other purpose such as selling at retail. back to top

What’s the MicroStar Keg Program? (Highly Recommended)

The GABF works with MicroStar Keg Management to ship kegs directly to your brewery to fill with your festival beers. If you request MicroStar kegs, they are shipped directly to your brewery (pickled and passivated) at no cost to you. Fill them, label them up with the assigned GABF keg tags, get them to your chosen drop-off point, and they’ll meet you at the festival. Once the festival is over, your job is done, and you won’t have to worry about handling any kegs. Click here for a handy infographic showing you how it all works!

Who is eligible?

  • Any participating GABF brewery who is not currently a MicroStar client (current MicroStar clients are required to send their own MicroStar kegs as well).
  • Any brewery choosing to receive MicroStar kegs will receive two (2) – 1/6 bbl Kegs for each brand you are sending to the festival (Breweries in the “Meet the Brewer” section will receive one 1/2 bbl per brand)
  • Current MicroStar clients using their own inventory should not send more than on 1/2 bbl per brand, unless you historically have run out and know you should be sending more.
  • If your brewery has previously run out of beer at the festival, you may request additional kegs by emailing Bradley Latham by July 28.

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 Labeling your Festival Kegs

GrogTag
  • You will receive Grogtags in the mail in late August.
  • There will be one tag for every keg you indicated during registration.
  • Please fill out the style field on each tag.
  • Tags were not sent for case product. For case beer, you should tape the following label to each case you’re are sending.
  • IF A BEER HAS CHANGED FROM THE TAGS YOU RECEIVED – Cross out the old name and write the new name in the “style” field (no need to add “style” for the beer if you’re making this change.
  • The tags should be placed on the handle of your kegs. The tags are applied like luggage tags and fold over onto themselves.

Festival Case Labels

Please download the appropriate case label for the region your brewery is in in the festival, and fill out all required information and print IN COLOR so that our beer service crew knows where this beer needs to go. Attach it to your case beer product and bring to your drop off point with the rest of your festival beers. If you have any questions, contact Bradley Latham at bradley@brewersassociation.org or 720.473.7672

Brewpub Pavilion Case Beer Label

Great Lakes Case Beer Label

Mid-Atlantic Case Beer Label

Midwest Case Beer Label

Mountain Case Beer Label

New England Case Beer Label

Pacific Case Beer Label

Pacific Northwest Case Beer Label

Southeast Case Beer Label

SouthWest Case Beer Label

Meet The Brewer Case Label

PRO-AM Beer Festival Case Beer Label

PAIRED Keg and Case Label – (Only use this if your brewery is participating in Paired)

No-Charge Invoice

Please complete this no-charge invoice and turn it into your drop off point when delivering your beers. Please also email a copy to bradley@brewersassociation.org

Download a No Charge Invoice

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Festival Drop off Points

DropOffPoint
DropOffPoint DropOffDates DropOffTimes DropOffAddress DropOffCity DropOffState DropOffZip
Blackstone Brewing Co Thursday, September 21, Friday, September 22 & Monday, September 25 9am – 4pm 2312 Clifton Ave. Nashville TN 37209
Boston Beer Company Thursday, September 14, Friday, September 15 & Monday, September 18 9am – 4pm 187 Boylston Street Boston (Jamaica Plains) MA 02130
Brooklyn Brewery Friday, September 15, Monday, September 18 & Tuesday, September 19 9am – 4pm 56 Berry St (between N. 10th & N. 11th) Brooklyn NY 11211
Bruery, The Thursday, September 21, Friday, September 22 & Monday, September 25 8am – 3pm 190 West Crowther St. Placentia CA 92870
Breakthru Beverage Monday, September 18 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 3pm (Please note this is Breakthru Beverage – a different location and address than CR Goodman!) 3980 Central Park Blvd (Dock 113) Denver CO 80238
Canteen Brew House Thursday, September 21, Friday, September 22 & Monday, September 25 9am – 4pm 2381 Aztec Rd NE Albuquerque NM 87107
Cigar City Brewing Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 Monday through Thursday between 7:30am and 3:00pm. Friday between 7:30am and 12:00pm. Please make sure the kegs do not go to the Tasting Room 3924 W. Spruce Street Tampa FL 33607
Coronado Brewing Monday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 20 (*Note that you’re going to have 2 pick ups) 9am – 4pm 5245 Lovelock St San Diego CA 92110
San Tan Brewing Company Wednesday September 20 – Friday, September 22 M-F from 8 am – 4 pm 495 East Warner Road Chandler AZ 85225
Free State Brewing Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 4pm 1923 Moodie Rd. Lawrence KS 66046
Fremont Brewing Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 4pm 4700 9th Ave NW Seattle WA 98107
Gordon Biersch Brewing Co Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 4pm 357 E. Taylor St. San Jose CA 95112
Snake River Brewing Co. Wednesday September 20 – Friday, September 22 9am – 4pm 265 S Millward Jackson WY 83001
Great Lakes Brewing Co Monday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 20 9am – 4pm 1947 W. 28th St. Cleveland OH 44113
Hoppy Brewing Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 4pm 6300 Folsom Blvd Sacramento CA 95819
Joseph James Brewing Co Wednesday September 20 – Friday, September 22 9am – 4pm 1051 Mary Crest Rd Suite K Henderson NV 89074
Live Oak Brewing Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 4pm 1615 Crozier Lane Del Valle TX 78702
New Holland Brewing Company Wednesday September 20 – Friday, September 22 9am – 4pm 690 Commerce Court Holland MI 49424
Olde Hickory Monday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 20 9am – 4pm #2 3rd Street SW Hickory NC 28602
Portland Brewing Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 5:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Don’t drop off at the restaurant) 2750 NW 31st Ave Portland OR 97210
Rhinegeist Brewery Monday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 20 9am – 4pm 1910 Elm Street Cincinnati OH 45202
Starr Hill Brewery Monday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 20 9am – 4pm 5391 Three Notch Rd. Crozet VA 22932
Surly Brewing Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 4pm 716 Prior Ave N St Paul MN 55104
Two Brothers Brewing Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 4pm 30W315 Calumet Ave Warrenville IL 60555
Utah Brewers Cooperative Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 9am – 4pm 1763 S. 300 W. Salt Lake City UT 84115
Yards Brewing Friday, September 15, Monday, September 18 & Tuesday, September 19 9am – 4pm 901 N Delaware Ave Philadelphia PA 19123

 

Festival Drop off Points & Drop Off Dates

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