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Member-Only Presale

July 12, 2022
  • $10 Member discount on all General Session tickets
  • Exclusive access to Member-Only Saturday afternoon session tickets
  • First access to PAIRED®+GABF and PAIRED-only tickets

Public Sale

July 13, 2022

Tickets are only sold via AXS.com or the AXS mobile app.


Ticket Types & Prices*

General Session

  • Member Price: $85 per ticket, per session
  • Public Price: $95 per ticket, per session

General Session tickets include a festival program, commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited one-ounce samples.

  • Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday, October 7, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 8, 5:30 – 10:00 pm

Member Session

  • Member Price: $75 per ticket
  • Public Price: Not available

Member Session tickets are only available to American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association members and include a festival program, commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited one-ounce samples.

  • Saturday, October 8, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

PAIRED

  • Member/Public Price: $129 per ticket, per session

PAIRED tickets include unlimited tastings of unique beers from small and independent craft breweries matched with award-winning chefs. This ticket does not include admission to the GABF General Session.

  • Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday, October 7, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

PAIRED + GABF

  • Member/Public Price: $199 per ticket, per session

PAIRED + GABF tickets include unlimited tastings of unique beers from small and independent craft breweries matched with award-winning chefs. This ticket also includes admission to the GABF General Session. PAIRED closes at 9:00 pm; General Session ends at 10:00 pm.

  • Thursday, October 6
    • PAIRED 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    • General Session 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday, October 7
    • PAIRED 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    • General Session 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Designated Driver

  • Member/Public Price: $30 per ticket, per session

Designated Driver tickets for the General Session and Members Session include a festival program, special gift, unlimited sodas, and hospitality in the Designated Driver Lounge.

  • Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday, October 7, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 8, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
*Ticket prices does not include taxes, AXS fees, or additional fees. Ticket limits are TBD.

2022 Festival Sessions

The Great American Beer Festival is held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo.

Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Thirsty Thursday: Be there opening night–energy is high, kegs are fresh, and the bagpipes are blaring as we kick off the 40th annual festival and the first night of PAIRED, where scrumptious savory and sweet bites designed by award-winning chefs are paired with unique beers that can’t be found in the festival hall.
Friday, October 7, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Festival Flair Friday: Assemble your brew crew, don your best fest costume, and vie for tickets to next year’s GABF. Don’t miss the last night of PAIRED!
Saturday, October 8, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Member Session, aka Superfan Saturday: Be the first to taste 2022’s medal-winning beers! This afternoon session follows the award ceremony where the best of the best beers in the U.S. are announced.
Saturday, October 8, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Evening Session: Celebrate good times as we close down the last day of the festival! Ultimate beer fans, this is your night to kick kegs, shake your groove thang, but just don’t drop your cup. It’s a celebration!

Member-Only Ticket Presale

Only members of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) or Brewers Association (BA) are eligible for the member presale, which provides exclusive first access to all festival and PAIRED session tickets.

Anyone of legal drinking age is welcome to join at anytime; annual AHA memberships start at $43.

  • AHA/BA members receive one unique presale code via email.
  • You must opt-in and subscribe to GABF emails to receive this code.

Member purchase deadline to be eligible for the presale: June 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m MT.

Join the American Homebrewers Association

Due to the fast pace of ticket sales, membership does not guarantee success in securing tickets.