All information in the PDF is also available on this site.
- Festival Beer No-Charge Invoice
- Accepted Festival Beer Formats
- MicroStar Keg Program
- Labeling Your Festival Beers
- Festival Beer Drop Off Locations & Dates
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.
Accepted Festival Beer Formats
You may send your own kegs for the festival, or have the GABF ship kegs to you via MicroStar 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.
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.
Labeling your Festival Kegs
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.473.7672
PAIRED Keg and Case Label – (Only use this if your brewery is participating in Paired)
Please complete this no-charge invoice and turn it into your drop off point when delivering your beers. Please also email a copy to email@example.com
|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|