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Great American Beer Festival Denver, 2018

September 20 - September 22

Great American Beer Festival

Denver, known as the mile high city, is hosting The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), which expects to have over 60,000 visitors and will host around 4,000 beers from over 800 brewers across the United States of America. Organisers claim the Great American Beer Festival is the widest range of American beer ever.

Great American Beer Festival Tickets

The organisers recommend buying tickets online beforehand due to the popularity of the event. Tickets cost $85 each, which includes a tasting cup, unlimited one ounce samples, a guide, an app and entrance to the entertainment, which includes karaoke, dancing and DJs. The event has added more space for this year and includes bar food and beer gardens.

There is also the option of membership of the Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association (AHA), which for 2019 and onwards will allow you to have access to tickets earlier than non-members, get you access to an extra tasting event on the Saturday afternoon, allowing you to beat the crowds and also includes reduced prices when buying tickets.

The Great American Beer Festival is not the only place to sample great beer in the US. For other ideas read: 12 Places to Enjoy Great Beer in the USA. Alternatively, read about Colorado’s Top Quirky Spots.

Other Things to Do in Denver

Outside of the festival, Denver has its Art Museum that includes a large collection of indigenous art, a botanical garden, a zoo, a water park, food and wine tours and the Rocky Mountains nearby. There is also a certain well-known herb that can be taken recreationally here. For more ideas, click here.

When is the Great American Beer Festival

The festival falls on 20-22 September and runs from 5.30m until 10pm at the Colorado Convention Center.

Getting to the Great American Beer Festival

See the Information/Getting Here sections of the website for non-driving options for the event.

Denver International Airport, known as DIA, is actually the largest in terms of ground space used in the US. It is directly served by Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Copa, Icelandair, Lufthansa and Norwegan, amongst others.

For more information on the Great American Beer Festival

See the Great American Beer Festival website.


September 20
September 22
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