Virtual Festival Lineup Announced

All-star schedule of brewers and breweries provides inspiration and entertainment one sip at a time.

With something for every beer lover or beer-curious viewer, GABF’s online programming features nine, 30-minute sessions with some of the best known and rising stars in brewing. The sessions will cover a variety of topics and include tips and tricks to enhance beer knowledge and enjoyment; lager lore and sudsy stories from craft beer luminaries; profiles of breweries and individuals that are transforming their communities one beer at a time; and flavor fusions through beer and food pairings to tantalize the taste buds.

Airing October 16-17 via GABF partner The Brewing Network, the online content will be available exclusively to GABF passport holders. The virtual festivities kick off on Friday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m. MT with the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony, then shift to exclusive passport holder content beginning at 7:00 p.m. MT. Saturday’s programming begins at 5:45 p.m. and runs through 9:30 p.m. Sponsor breaks between sessions will include extra beery content and outtakes, trivia, and prize giveaways.

Virtual GABF passport holders will also be able to download tasting tip sheets prior to each session so they can make a list of beers and beer styles, and food in advance, then sip and snack along during the program.

Confirmed speakers include Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River Brewing Company), Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery), Gina Marsaglia (Pizza Port) and Tomme Arthur (The Lost Abby), Matt Meadows (New Belgium Brewing Company), Chef Danny Lee (Mandu and CHIKO), Marcus Baskerville (Weathered Souls Brewing Company), Jose D. Beteta, Tamil Maldonado Vega, and Martín D. Vargas (Raíces Brewing Co); among others.

The virtual programming concludes Saturday, October 17 at 8:45 p.m. MT with Sierra Nevada’s founder Ken Grossman and Terrance Sullivan in a Celebration toast to GABF, the coming holidays, and all things beer—which always brings us together—no matter what the circumstances.

GABF passports may be purchased for $20 and in addition to the online content, including access to brewery deals between October 1-18 at 1,000+ breweries from all 50 states.

View Virtual Experience Schedule