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Great American Beer Festival® Expands for 2018

More space and more to taste as beer lovers gather in the Mile High City What

For the 37th consecutive year, beer lovers will gather in Denver, Colorado, at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the country’s preeminent beer festival and competition. This year’s GABF will offer 62,000 attendees the opportunity to sample over 4,000 beers from more than 800 breweries in an expanded Read More

Buffalo Wild Wings to Create Sports Bar at the Great American Beer Festival®

Activation kicks off strategic program promoting small and independent craft brewers

Boulder, Colo. • July 2, 2018—The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent brewers—today announced that Buffalo Wild Wings, the largest pourer of draught beer in the country, will create a sports bar and fan experience at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) as a kick off to Read More

Great American Beer Festival® to Debut Jameson® Caskmates Barrel-Aged Beer Garden

Small and independent craft brewers to pour special limited edition barrel-aged beers during nation’s premier beer festival

Boulder, Colo. • June 6, 2018—Celebrating the spirit of collaboration and offering opportunities for beer lovers to enjoy new experiences, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent brewers—announced the debut of Jameson Caskmates Barrel-Aged Beer Garden at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

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Brewers Take Home Top Honors at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival®

293 Professional Medals Awarded to 266 Breweries

Boulder, Colo., October 7, 2017—The 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 293 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of homebrewers paired with professionals. Presented by the Brewers Association (BA), GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and the Read More

Media Advisory: Find Your #HoppyPlace at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival®

What

For the 36th year, beer lovers will gather in Colorado at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the renowned American beer festival and competition, to find their #HoppyPlace and sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries around the country.

When

Thursday, October 5: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, October 6: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 7*: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Media Advisory: 2016 Great American Beer Festival® Celebrates 35 Years with the Largest Showcase of American Breweries. Ever.

What: For the 35th year in a row, beer lovers will gather in Colorado at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the premier beer festival and competition in the U.S. With 379,000 square feet in the tasting hall, an anticipated 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries. When: Thursday, October

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242 Breweries Take Home Medals at 2015 Great American Beer Festival®

275 Professional Medals Awarded, 423 First-Time Participants Compete Boulder, CO • September 26, 2015—The 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 275 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of amateur brewers paired with professional brewers. Read the complete press release.

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A Greater and Grander Great American Beer Festival

Expanded Tasting Hall Bustles with More Brewers, Beers and Education Boulder, CO • September 8, 2015—Representing the largest collection of U.S. beer served in a public tasting event, the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) grows even grander this year. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF will offer 90,000 additional square feet in the

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234 Breweries Celebrate Medals at 2014 Great American Beer Festival

268 Professional Medals Awarded, 461 First-Time Participants Compete Boulder, CO • October 4, 2014—The 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 268 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and

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