Ladies and gentlemen: Mark your calendars. 2017 Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale next week!
Tuesday, August 1 is the Member Pre-Sale. Wednesday, August 2 is the Public Sale.
Here are all the details for GABF 2017, from the Brewers Association:
Find Your #HoppyPlace at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival®
What: For the 36th year, beer lovers will gather in Colorado at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the renowned American beer festival and competition, to find their #HoppyPlace and sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries around the country.
When: Thursday, October 5: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 6: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7*: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members-only session
Saturday, October 7: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado)
Why: GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world’s most diverse brewing nation. Since its conception in 1982, GABF has been growing and evolving along with the American brewing community and represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a privately judged competition. Showcasing scores of diverse beers, Thrillist dubbed the event, “The One Beer Festival You Must Go to Before You Die.”
This year, GABF will welcome back popular awards and attractions—including the Golden Ticket Giveaway, Heavy Medal Booth and Support Your Local Brewery Pavilion—offering attendees the opportunity to sample unique indie and international award-winning beers.
Ticket Info: GABF tickets will be available for purchase to the general public online on August 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT via Ticketmaster.com.
A ticket pre-sale exclusively for members of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association will take place on August 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT. Members will receive a personal offer code to purchase tickets for this session. You must have purchased a membership to the American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association by July 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, to be eligible for the member pre-sale.
Members-Only Session tickets are $70 each, with a two ticket limit per member number.
General Session tickets are $85 public/$80 members (if purchased during the members only sale on August 1) and include:
- Commemorative tasting cup
- Unlimited one-ounce samples of your choice of 3,800 beers
- Festival guide and free app to help attendees navigate the festival hall
- Access to dozens of educational and interactive seminars
- Opportunity to speak with brewery representatives at designated “Meet the Brewer” booths.
- Complimentary artisan cheese samples, craft soda samples and a variety of other food options.
- Entertainment, including live music, games, costumes, a silent disco and more.
Note: Due to limited availability, GABF General Session ticket sales are capped at four tickets per session per ticket buyer.