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

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brewers Association:



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.



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

Friday, October 7: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 8*: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association
members-only session

Saturday, October 8: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.



Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado


GABF has been bringing exceptional brewers and beer lovers together
since 1982. Evolving with the booming craft beer industry and
keeping up with Americans’ desire to tap into indie beer, GABF is
now the single largest ticketed beer festival and event with the
biggest selection of beers in the U.S. Attendees have an opportunity
to try a varied assortment of beers from all corners of the country
and experience the eclectic U.S. beer community. Coupled with a
private competition and awards ceremony, the overall event showcases
the U.S. as the greatest and most diverse brewing destination on the

Ticket Info:

GABF tickets will be available for purchase to the general public
online on August 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT via Ticketmaster.com.


A ticket pre-sale exclusively for members of the American
Homebrewers Association
and Brewers
will take place on August 2 at 10:00 a.m.
MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT. You must purchase a membership to the
American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association by July
24, 11:59 p.m. PDT, to be eligible for the member pre-sale.


Members-Only Session tickets are $65 each, with a
two-ticket limit per member number.


General Session tickets are $80 public/$75 members (if
purchased during the members only sale on August 2) and include:

● Commemorative tasting cup

● Unlimited one-ounce samples of your choice of 3,800 beers

● Festival guide and free app to help attendees navigate the
festival hall

● Access to dozens of educational and interactive seminars across
all four sessions, focused on beer appreciation

● Opportunity to speak with brewery representatives in the Meet
the Brewer Hall

● Complimentary artisan cheese samples, craft soda samples and a
variety of other food options

● Entertainment including games, karaoke, Silent Disco with a live
DJ and more

Note: Due to limited availability, GABF General Session ticket sales
are capped at four tickets per session per ticket buyer.

ticket information
can be found on the GABF


Media Access:

To apply for media credentials, please visit the media
access section of the GABF website





Note to Editors:

Please visit the following links for event b-roll
and photos.


Story Ideas:

GABF Competition: Not only about sampling quality beer,
GABF is also a beer competition— one of the world’s largest and
most distinguished. 2016 is expected to see nearly 7,000 beers
from over 1,600 breweries competing in 96 beer style categories
for their chance at the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals as
named by GABF’s prestigious beer judges. (Note: final, official
competition statistics will be published on Saturday, October 8,
after competition results are compiled and medals are announced.)


Craft Beer and Business: Dive deeper into the growth of
craft beer and beer culture in America. According to data recently
released by the Brewers Association, the number of operating
breweries in the U.S. is at an all-time high of more than 4,600
breweries, 99% of which are indie breweries. At GABF, discover the
economic impact these small and independent brewers are having on
our country, what’s next for the thriving industry and more.


Beer and Food: What’s better than a good beer? A delicious
bite to pair. Embracing the growing popularity of beer and food
pairings, Paired, formerly known as the Farm to Table Pavilion,
provides an intimate setting to indulge attendees’ senses. Paired
will feature 21 of the most renowned chefs from around the
country, possessing accolades ranging from Food and Wine, Bon
Appetit, James Beard Foundation and more, who will personally
plate their dishes for guests and discuss the dynamic pairings.
Exclusive craft beers served in Paired are available only in this
pavilion and not in the festival hall. As in previous years, a
separate ticket ($145) is required for entrance. Paired tickets
are available exclusively to members of the American Homebrewers
Association and the Brewers Association and as such, can only be
purchased during the members only sale on August 2.


More Information:

Click here
for Great American Beer Festival history, facts and figures.


2016 Sponsors:

GABF is made possible by the support of generous


Social Media:

Follow @GABF
on Twitter, hashtag #GABF
on Facebook; and follow @greatamericanbeerfestival
on Instagram.


About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association
dedicated to small
and independent 
American brewers, their beers and the community
of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more
than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than
99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events
including the World
Beer CupSM
American Beer Festival®
Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
, Homebrew
, National
Homebrew Competition
 and American
Craft Beer Week
The BA publishes The
New Brewer
magazine and its Brewers
 division is the largest publisher of contemporary and
relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft
beer at CraftBeer.com and
about homebrewing via the BA’s American
Homebrewers Association
. Follow us on Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or
marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive
Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the
Secretary of Labor.


On behalf of the Brewers Association
Abby Berman Cohen,