Great American Beer Festival® Expands for 2018

Great American Beer Festival® Expands for 2018

More space and more to taste as beer lovers gather in the Mile High City


For the 37th consecutive year, beer lovers will gather in Denver, Colorado, at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the country’s preeminent beer festival and competition. This year’s GABF will offer 62,000 attendees the opportunity to sample over 4,000 beers from more than 800 breweries in an expanded festival hall.


Thursday, September 20: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, September 21: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22*: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) members only session
Saturday, September 225:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado 


GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a privately judged competition. Dubbed by Thrillist as “The One Beer Festival You Must Go to Before You Die,” GABF has topped beer lovers’ bucket lists since 1982 and unites beer lovers and brewers from all corners of the country to celebrate the nation’s ever-growing craft beer culture.

Ticket Info:

GABF tickets will be available for purchase to the general public online on August 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT via AXS.

A ticket presale exclusively for members of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association will take place on July 31 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT. American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association memberships must be purchased by July 18, 11:59 p.m. MDT, to be eligible for the member presale. The public is welcome to join the AHA at any time.

Members Only Session tickets are $70 each, limit two tickets per member.

General Session tickets are $85 public/$80 members (when purchased during the member presale on July 31):

Tickets include:

  • Commemorative tasting cup
  • Unlimited one-ounce samples of more than 4,000 beers
  • Festival guide and free app to help attendees navigate the festival hall
  • Access to educational and interactive seminars focused on beer appreciation
  • Opportunity to speak with the personalities behind the beers in the Meet the Brewer section
  • Entertainment including games, karaoke, Silent Disco with a live DJ and more

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

Additional ticket information can be found on the GABF website.