In its 30th year, the 2016 Great American Beer Festival competition awarded 286 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of amateur homebrewers paired with professionals. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing Read More
In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to winning breweries in 96 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country. Read More
The GABF Pro-Am competition, now in its 10th year, brings commercial breweries together with homebrewers to vie for top honors. This year, 91 entries from 26 states will battle for a place on the podium. The best part? You’ll get sample these top contenders!
Seasoned GABF goers know that some of the most unique beers in the entire festival are served at the Pro-Am booth—so be sure to stop by! (The booth is near Meet the Brewer.)
How the Competition Works
Brewers Association member breweries are eligible to submit one entry into the GABF Pro-Am competition. Entries must be based on a homebrew recipe from American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members that Read More
Have you been known to “geek out” about beer or brewing?
There’s no shame in that, friend! You’ll have lots of company at the Great American Beer Festival.
If you proudly wear the beer geek label, we suggest adding the Beer Geek Bookstore to your GABF itinerary. Located near the merchandise area, the Beer Geek Bookstore stocks perennial favorites and the latest bestsellers from Brewers Publications and other publishers.
40+ Titles Dedicated to Your Favorite Fermented Beverage
At the Beer Geek Bookstore, there is something for everyone who likes learning about beer, brewing, travel, cooking with beer and more. Looking for a history of beer told in comic form? Check. Read More
BeerX is BACK! This 2,500 square-foot area will once again be jam-packed with educational and interactive stations about the art, science and magic of beer and brewing. Check out this year’s absolutely killer lineup of programming and special Read More
This year’s public ticket sale wrapped in just over an hour.
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And you have the free My GABF app, right? It still has 2015 information, but it will update soon. Get it now and be ready, we’ll send a push notification when the 2016 info’s been added. Get it: App Store or Google Play.