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2019 Ticket Information

Tickets are only sold via or the AXS mobile app.

Ticket Types

  • General Session tickets include a festival program, commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited one-ounce samples. Eight (8) ticket limit per session.
  • PAIRED + GABF tickets include a special entrance to PAIRED with unlimited tastings of 50 unique beers from more than 25 small and independent 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. Eight (8) ticket limit per session.
  • Member Session tickets include a $5 discount on each general session ticket, festival program, commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited one-ounce samples. Four (4) ticket limit per session.
  • Designated Driver tickets includes festival program, special gift, unlimited sodas, and hospitality in the Designated Driver Lounge.

Festival Sessions

Thursday, October 3, 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 38th annual festival and the first night of PAIRED + GABF, where scrumptious savory and sweet bites designed by award-winning chefs are paired with unique beers that can’t be found on the festival floor.

Friday, October 4, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

  • Festival Flair Friday: Assemble your brew crew, don your best fest costume, and vie for tickets to next year’s GABF.

Saturday, October 5, 12:00 – 4:00 pm 

  • Member Session aka Superfan Saturday: Be the first to taste 2019’s medal-winning beers! This afternoon session follows the award ceremony where more than 300 of the best of the best beers in the U.S. are announced.

Saturday, October 5, 5:30 pm – 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!