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11 Reasons to Love the Thursday Session

There’s something special about the first night of the biggest beer festival in the U.S.

Here are a few reasons why the Thursday session stands out:

4,000+ beers will be tapped moments before you enter the festival… waiting for you. Be the first to sing “Don’t Stop Believin'” on the karaoke stage, cuz you know it’s going to be sung, like a billion times, so why shouldn’t you be first? Achieve beervana at PAIRED® by sampling rare beers only served here with ah.mah.zing food pairings and a spectacular view of the Rockies. You get to sample new beers and let everyone know you Read More

Going Green at GABF

Sustainability efforts include waste diversion, offsetting our carbon footprint, recycling and more!

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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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