Media Advisory: Ticket Sales Begin August 2 for the Great American Beer Festival

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Member Pre-sale Tickets Available July 31 


Attention all beer lovers! Tickets for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) go on sale beginning July 31, 2012 for Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members, and on August 2, 2012 for the general public. 



Member Pre-sale: Begins July 31, 2012 (10:00 a.m. MDT) via Ticketmaster

Public Tickets: Begins August 2, 2012 (10:00 a.m. MDT) via Ticketmaster


Ticket Prices

Thursday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Friday, October 12, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 13,12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Members Only Session
Two Ticket Limit per Member Number  


Saturday, October 13, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Designated Driver**
Available for all sessions


**Includes festival program, special gift, unlimited sodas, and hospitalities in the Designated Driver lounge


Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202


Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, bringing together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. Over the course of three days, more than 49,000 attendees will have the opportunity to meet hundreds brewers and sample a variety of diverse beers from today’s large and small U.S. breweries.

Additionally, the GABF competition awards gold, silver and bronze medals for excellence in 84 beer style categories. The awards are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence and are among the most coveted in the industry. 

2012 Sponsors:

Official Level Sponsors: DRAFT Magazine, MicroStar Keg Management, SNYDER’S of Hanover, KBCO 97.3 FM, 103.5 The Fox, AM760. Yard House,

Associate Level Sponsors: Beerjobber, Spiegelau, TurboTap USA, WAHL, Westword

 Featured Brewery Sponsors: Alaskan Brewing Co., Anchor Brewing, Anheuser-Busch, Backcountry Brewery, Bear Republic Brewing Co., BJ’S Brewery & Restaurants, , Blue Moon, Boulder Beer, Boulevard Brewing Co., Brewery Ommegang, BridgePort Brewing Co., Cigar City Brewing, Clipper City Brewing Company,  Deschutes Brewery, Diamond Bear Brewing Company, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Fat Head’s Brewery, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.,  Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Genesee Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Co, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Great Northern Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Kentucky Ale, Left Hand Brewing Company, Leinenkugel’s, New Belgium Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Co. Oskar Blues Brewery, Pyramid Breweries, Samuel Adams, Shock Top, Shorts Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Tommyknocker Brewery, Victory Brewing Company

For a complete sponsor listing, please visit the GABF website.


Editorial Notes:

For media inquiries, please contact Abby Berman at 646-695-7044 or  


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