Vintage GABF

Black and white photo of a man giving the thumbs up from the 1983 Great American Beer Festival

Did you know this year marks the 36th anniversary of the Great American Beer Festival?! Time flies when you’re enjoying delicious beer with friends! Here are some vintage photos from festivals in 1982 (the inaugural), 1983 and 1984. As you can see, hairstyles come and go (and come back!) but the joy of coming together to sample great American beer is constant …

Photos © Brewers Association.