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  • Great American Beer Festival judging happens behind the scenes

    2016 GABF: Medal roundup and superlatives

    The Great American Beer Festival wrapped up on Saturday leaving nothing to do but reminisce about favorite one ounce pours and research discounted liver transplants. On Saturday, the Brewers Association presented 286 medals to 254 breweries in 96 beer categories out of a pool of 7,227 entries. The...
  • How many of the 3,800 beers will you try?

    2016 Great American Beer Festival: What to expect and regional picks

    The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival kicks off on Thursday featuring some 800 breweries will be spread across 379,000 square feet of space. The festival expects to see 60,000 attendees who will be able to sample around 3,800 different beers, the full list of which was released Wednesday...
  • 776 breweries will pour at this year's Great American Beer Festival

    GABF 2016: Breweries by state and city

    Though the list of beers to be poured in the Exhibit Hall of the Colorado Convention Center has yet to be revealed, the lineup of breweries pouring at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival is ready for consumption. In looking at the number of breweries per state, it’s clear that Colorado is at a...
  • The 2016 Great American Beer Festival will be the biggest one yet.

    2016 GABF stats and ticket info

    Each year the Great American Beer Festival manages to top the previous year and 2016 is shaping up to be no different. Celebrating its 35th consecutive year, the festival promises to be the largest gathering of American breweries ever. Last year GABF added 90,000 square feet of hall space and the...
  • Alex Jimenez

    The beards, costumes and hats of GABF 2015

    While it hasn't been scientifically proven that beer causes beard growth or that, conversely, having a beard causes you to drink beer, about 85% of the 60,000 attendees at Great American Beer Festival were hirsute. That might be a slight exaggeration, but a beer festival is possibly the only place...
  • Alex Jimenez

    2015 Great American Beer Festival superlatives

    The Great American Beer Festival - the largest ticketed beer festival in the United States - kicked the keg on its 34th year on Saturday evening. An estimated 60,000 beer enthusiasts made their way through the Denver Convention Center doors over the course of four sessions and with close to 75...
  • The Boston Beer Company will release three new nitor beers in 2016

    Boston Beer Company announces introduction of three new nitro cans

    On Friday, amid the ongoing Great American Beer Festival celebration down the street, at an aptly named “Quench Your Own Thirst” (more on that later…) beer and brunch with Boston Beer Company brewer and founder Jim Koch, the charismatic craft beer entrepreneur announced the introduction of three new...
  • A selection of must-hit breweries at GABF 2015

    Ten beers and breweries to seek out at GABF 2015

    As if beer enthusiasts weren't already salivating about the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, yesterday the official list of beers being poured was released. Featuring almost 750 breweries from all 50 states, the list features everything from American Pale Ales to Zwickelbier. It can be difficult...
  • Many states and cities are represented at GABF

    GABF news: Tickets sell out and breweries per state/city by the numbers

    The Great American Beer Festival continues to gather momentum as it revealed the list of breweries participating in the 2015 edition and released tickets to the public. In related news, tickets sold out in an one hour and 17 minutes. Seventy-seven minutes is actually over twice as long as it took to...
  • GABF 2015: Now with even more beer!

    Great American Beer Festival 2015: What's new and ticket info

    The 34th annual Great American Beer Festival returns to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. Sept. 24-26. The festival will again feature sessions Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with a members-only Brewers Association (BA) and American Homebrewers Association (AHA) session during...
  • Official sentiment of everyone

    Best of GABF 2014: Early superlatives after day one

    In high school, superlatives are handed out in the fourth and final (hopefully...) year when classmates have had a chance to consider an entire body of work. In the Great American Beer Festival lifecycle, senior year would be the Saturday night session. BUT, if you knew that nerdy kid in history...
  • Living it up at the Great American Beer Festival.

    Best of GABF 2014: Early superlatives after day one

    In high school, superlatives are handed out in the fourth and final (hopefully...) year when classmates have had a chance to consider an entire body of work. In the Great American Beer Festival lifecycle, senior year would be the Saturday night session. BUT, if you knew that nerdy kid in history...
  • 20 amazing beards from Great American Beer Fest

    20 amazing beards from Great American Beer Fest

    Move over biker gangs, lumberjacks and wizards — beer drinkers may have taken over the top spot for the best beards on the planet. As AXS descended on the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO this past Thursday, the fabulous fuzz that was on display put Santa Claus to shame. “Flavor. Saver...
  • Name game: Ten beers to try at GABF 2014

    Name game: Ten beers to try at GABF 2014

    The Great American Beer Festival kicks off tonight at the Colorado Convention Center and the official list of beers being poured has been released. According to Brewers Association President, Charlie Papazian, in his annual GABF program missive, the United States is now home to around 3,10...
  • What's new at the Great American Beer Festival in 2014?

    What's new at the Great American Beer Festival in 2014?

    The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) pours into the Colorado Convention Center October 2-4 for another suds-soaked celebration of all things beer. Founded by Brewers Association president, The Complete Joy of Home Brewing author and Colorado resident, Charlie Papazian in 1982, the festival has...
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