Save Your Data! App Updates are Coming.

The 2018 Great American Beer Festival maps and breweries will be poured into your My GABF app soon, but first…

Save Your Favs

If you rated brews and breweries during the 2017 event, they’re saved in the current My GABF app. However, in a few days your 2017 tasting notes will be going away so you’re going to need to back it up, back it up, back it waaaaay up!

Two Ways to Save

Under Extra Info (the “…” section) you can either

Connect the My GABF app with your Facebook account to save your data OR Export your data into a CSV file and email it to yourself

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2018 Ticket Sale: July 31 & Aug. 1

It’s great. It’s American. It’s beery. And it’s festivalicious! It’s the Great American Beer Festival, y’all! 

Mark your calendars. #GABF ticket sale dates have been announced:

Ticket sale dates: 

Member presale*: July 31, 10 a.m. (MT) Details General Public Sale: August 1, 10 a.m. (MT) Details

Festival date: September 20-22, 2018.

*Join the American Homebrewers Association by July 18 for access to the GABF and Paired Read More


We have photographic proof that this year’s Great American Beer Festival was a ridiculous amount of fun.

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2017 GABF Winners

The 2017 GABF competition awarded 293 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the U.S.

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2017 Beer List 👀

It’s big. It’s beery. It’s the 2017 Great American Beer Festival beer list! Peep the list of 3900+ beers. Download the free My GABF app and start planning your Read More

New: #BeerTravel Pavilion

Oh, the beery places you’ll go! The all new #BeerTravel Pavilion features several craft beer hubs that are worth a visit and/or extended stay! Find your next beercation Read More

Return of the Golden Ticket

Back again, famed brewmasters will be surveying the crowd before the festival and handing a few lucky folks (and their friends) a Golden Ticket. This ticket will magically transport you out of the line and on a personal tour of the festival hall. Here’s who you need to keep on your radar:

Thursday – Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing Co. Friday – Tomme Arthur, The Lost Abbey Saturday Evening – Jennifer Glanville, Boston Beer/Sam Adams

Enjoy sampling beer with the person who brewed it, chat about tasting notes and nuances in flavor… in other words, geek out with your Read More

Discover Craft Beer & Food Heaven

This year’s Paired™ at the Great American Beer Festival is raising the bar on craft beer and food pairings. What’s Paired, you ask? In this foodie haven, just steps away from the main festival, 21 craft breweries have been selected to pour unique beers. Alongside these rare beers are expertly selected small bites imagined by award-winning chefs led by the Brewers Association’s Chef Adam Dulye.

“The menu this year is hands down the best ever created,” said event director Nancy Johnson. “Paired is potentially one of the best places in the country to see and feel the pulse of the current state of Read More

Beer Prepared for #GABF!

Here are a few helpful hints and tips to help make your trip to the Great American Beer Festival the best it can be.

• New Entrance! Welton Street

There’s a new entrance this year. It’s at Welton Street. This is the only entrance to the festival (change from last year). Check out this handy map to see where to enter the convention center.

Metal Detectors

Once again all attendee entrances will be equipped with metal detectors. See also: Prohibited items.

Will Call

Will Call opens the day of the first session and is located in the lower lobby of the Colorado Convention Center. Find it by entering through the doors to the right of Read More

The Backyard is Back, Baby!

Head over to the fun zone! The Backyard is full of yard games, music, and exciting photo ops! Located near the festival entrance, you DON’T want to miss The Backyard – it’s basically a festival within the Read More