Media Access

2021 Great American Beer Festival Competition

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America (CBC)

  • Media interested in CBC may apply for credentials and access resources here.

If you have any questions, please email Meg Weldon or Ann Obenchain.

Working Media Qualifications

Media credentials are reserved for working members of the press only. This includes editors, reporters, bloggers, book authors, producers, camera crews and photographers. Credentials will not be granted to non-editorial media professionals including publishers, general managers, account representatives, sales executives, brand executives and PR/marketing representatives, as well as anyone whose primary purpose for attending GABF is, in our judgment, for reasons other than covering it as working news media.


Blogs must be established and reflect current craft brewing/beer or food and beverage related news. New posts must be published at least weekly. Blog traffic must exceed 10,000 unique visits per month. Individual company and personal blogs will not be considered for credentials. Bloggers should be prepared to submit verification of website analytics.

Social Media Influencers

Influencers must have at least one verifiable social media account with a relevant and substantial following more than (minimum 5,000 followers) and demonstrated active engagement. Applicable social channels include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.


Freelancers must provide a verifiable letter of assignment from a bona fide media outlet.

Video Production Companies

Production crews hired by breweries or other non-media companies to film at GABF will not be considered for media accreditation.