News Great American Beer Festival Turns Forty – Adds New Features

Where were you in 1982? A handful of esoteric and creative new-age “microbrewers” gathered in Boulder, Colorado for one of the first modern day beer festivals in the country. The Great American Beer Festival was born.

This year marks the 40th year of the GABF which runs this weekend in Denver between October 6 and 8th.  There will be more than 2,000 different beers served from five hundred breweries over four sessions. Over 10,000 beers were judged.

A new feature this year will be the…..

….“Wish We Were Here” taproom where attendees can sample beers from breweries who couldn’t make it to the festival and sent beer instead. Another feature this year will be the “Collaboration Nation,” which highlights unique and limited collaboration brews made by craft breweries and home brewers. Additionally, past GABF medal winners can be enjoyed at the “Heavy Medal” taproom. And PAIRED, one of the highlights of the GABF will return this year.  A separate ticket is required to enter PAIRED.

And there is more, including theme nights and official themed “dress up” sessions. See more on the new features at this years GABF here.

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