The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.
Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.
The Great American Beer Festival takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
The Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) is the largest and longest-running celebration of American brewing, and it celebrates its 36th year in 2017, returning to Denver’s Colorado Convention Center. Some 800+ breweries are expected to present more than 4,000 beers to a crowd of 60,000 during the three-day salute to American brewing.
GABF gives your company exposure to the entire brewing community and those who love craft brewed beer. From the smallest brewpub to the largest brewery, from the novice attendee to the dedicated beer geek, thousands of beer lovers and homebrewers from around the world converge on Denver for three days of sampling the best beers in the U.S.
The festival draws a diverse crowd, with active, 21-45 year-old professionals as the largest demographic. The event is great fun - interactive booths are very popular and complement the many beer and related fun booths. Learn about event facts & figures, attendee demographic information and more!
About Brewers Association:
The Brewers Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association. The association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. More than 3,700 U.S. brewery members and 46,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by members of the allied trade, beer wholesalers, retailers, individuals, other associate members and the Brewers Association staff to make up the Brewers Association.