Beer, beer, and more beer.

Are you ready for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), Denver? We've got everything you could possibly want to know about the beer festival spelled out for you in our handy guide below. So, you know, it'd probably be best to start hydrating now.

What: Great American Beer Festival 2019
When: October 3-5
Where: Colorado Convention Center
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great american beer festival guide

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Ticket Information for the Great American Beer Festival:

Before you can start sipping on all the beers that the GABF has to offer, you've gotta get your tickets. There are several different ticket types for the festival, including:

  • General Session – includes festival program, commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited one-ounce samples.
  • PAIRED + GABF – includes special entrance to PAIRED with unlimited tastings of 50 unique beers from more than 25 small and independent breweries matched with award-winning chefs.
  • Member Session (SOLD OUT) – includes $5 discount on each general session ticket, festival program, commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited one-ounce samples.
  • Designated Driver – includes festival program, special gift, unlimited sodas, and hospitality in the Designated Driver Lounge.

For more ticket information, visit the GABF website.

Great American Beer Festival Map:

The hall within the Colorado Convention Center that's hosting the GABF will have the breweries arranged in alphabetical order by state within nine regions (for your ease). The nine regions include:

  • Great Lakes
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Midwest
  • Mountain West
  • New England
  • Pacific
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Southeast
  • Southwest

View the map for the GABF Festival below:

great american beer festival guide

List of Colorado-Based Breweries at the Great American Beer Festival:

There are A TON of breweries set to be at the GABF (and when we say A TON, we mean it). The 2018 event had 800 breweries in attendance, so we can only assume that there will be just as many, if not more, at this year's festival. And because we like to keep things local at Our Community Now, we've just listed the Colorado breweries (below) that you'll be able to find at the 2019 GABF. (You're welcome.)

*Please note that many of the breweries are subject to change.*

105 West Brewing Co – Castle Rock
12Degree Brewing – Louisville
4 Noses Brewing Company – Broomfield
Alternation Brewing Company – Denver
Angry James Brewing Co – Silverthorne
Atrevida Beer Company – Colorado Springs
Avery Brewing Co – Boulder
Baere Brewing Company – Denver
Bakers' Brewery, The – Silverthorne
Banded Oak Brewing Company – Denver
Barnett and Son Brewing Company – Parker
Bent Barley Brewing Company – Centennial
Beyond The Mountain Brewing Company – Boulder
BJs Restaurant & Brewery – Boulder
Black Bottle Brewery – Fort Collins
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales – Denver
Black Sky Brewery – Denver
Blue Tile Brewing – Denver
Boggy Draw Brewery – Sheridan
Bootstrap Brewing Co – Niwot
Boulder Beer Co – Boulder
Brass Brewing Company – Colorado Springs
Bristol Brewing Co – Colorado Springs
Broken Compass Brewing – Breckenridge
Brues Alehouse Brewing Company – Pueblo
Bull & Bush Brewery – Denver
Burly Brewing Company, LLC – Castle Rock
C.B. and Potts/Big Horn Brewery – Highlands Ranch
Cannonball Creek Brewing Co – Golden
Cerveceria Colorado – Denver
Chain Reaction Brewing Company – Denver
City Star Brewing – Berthoud
CO-Brew – Denver
Coal Mine Ave Brewing Company – Littleton
Coda Brewing Company – Golden
Colorado Plus – Wheat Ridge
Copper Kettle Brewing Company – Denver
Crazy Mountain Brewing Co – Denver
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – Denver
Crow Hop Brewing Co. Ltd. – Loveland
Dead Hippie Brewing – Denver
Denver Beer Co – Denver
Donavon Brewing Company – Arvada
Dos Luces Brewery – Denver
Dostal Alley Brewing Co – Central City
Downhill Brewing – Parker
Dry Dock Brewing Co- South Dock – Aurora
Eddyline Brewing LLC – Buena Vista
El Rancho Brewing – Evergreen
Envy Brewing – Fort Collins
Factotum Brewhouse – Denver
Fiction Beer Company – Denver
FlyteCo Craft Brewing – Denver
Front Range Brewing Co. – Lafayette
Funkwerks – Fort Collins
Gilded Goat Brewing Company – Fort Collins
Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co – Glenwood Springs
Golden City Brewery – Golden
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant – Broomfield
Great Divide Brewing Co – Denver
Great Frontier Brewing Company – Lakewood
Green Mountain Beer Company – Lakewood
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, LLC – Loveland
Grist Brewing Company – Highlands Ranch
Guanella Pass Brewing Company, LLC – Georgetown
Halfpenny Brewing Company – Lone Tree
High Hops Brewery – Windsor
Holidaily Brewing Co – Golden
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company – Fort Collins

Jagged Mountain Brewery – Denver
Jessup Farm Barrel House – Fort Collins
Joyride Brewing Co – Edgewater
Kokopelli Beer Company – Westminster
Landlocked Ales – Lakewood
Launch Pad Brewery – Aurora
Left Hand Brewing Company – Longmont
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company – Lafayette
Living the Dream Brewing Co. – Littleton
Locavore Beer Works – Littleton
Lone Tree Brewing Co – Lone Tree
Los Dos Potrillos Mexican Restaurant y Cervecería – Parker
Loveland Aleworks – Loveland
Maxline Brewing – Fort Collins
Mighty River Brewing Company – Windsor
Mirror Image Brewing – Frederick
Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company – Frederick
Mountain Toad Brewing – Golden
New Belgium Brewing Co – Fort Collins
New Planet Beer Co – Boulder
New Terrain Brewing Company – Golden
Next Stop Brew Co – Denver
Odd13 Brewing Inc – Lafayette
Odell Brewing Co – Fort Collins
Old Colorado Brewing Co – Wellington
Oskar Blues Brewery & Tasty Weasel Tap Room – Longmont
Our Mutual Friend Brewing – Denver
Over Yonder Brewing Company – Golden
Pagosa Brewing & Grill – Pagosa Springs
Parts & Labor Brewing Company – Sterling
Peak To Peak Brewery – Aurora
Peak View Brewing Company – Greenwood Village
Pikes Peak Brewing – Monument
Platt Park Brewing Co. – Denver
Post Brewing Co, The – Denver
Prost Brewing – Denver
Pumphouse Brewery and Restaurant – Longmont
Rails End Beer Co – Broomfield
Ratio Beerworks – Denver
Red Leg Brewing Company – Colorado Springs
Red Mountain Brewing – Ouray
Red Truck Beer Company Ltd. – Fort Collins
Riff Raff Brewing – Pagosa Springs
Rock Bottom Brewery - Westminster – Westminster
Rockyard Brewing Company – Castle Rock
SKA Brewing – Durango
Spice Trade Brewing – Arvada
Square Peg Brewerks – Alamosa
Stein Brewing Company – Hot Sulphur Springs
Strange Craft Beer Co – Denver
Telluride Brewing Co – Telluride
Thirsty Monk Brewery – Denver
Timnath Beerwerks – Timnath
Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub – Idaho Springs
Twisted Pine Brewing Co – Boulder
Two22 Brew – Aurora
Upslope Brewing Company – Boulder
Ursula Brewery – Aurora
Very Nice Brewing Co – Nederland
Vine Street Pub & Brewery – Denver
VisionQuest Brewing Company – Boulder
Walter’s Brewery & Taproom – Pueblo
WeldWerks Brewing Co. – Greeley
West Flanders Brewing Co – Boulder
WestFax Brewing Co. – Lakewood
Wibby Brewing – Longmont
Wild Woods Brewery – Boulder
Woba Beer – Denver
Wynkoop Brewing Co – Denver
Yampa Valley Brewing Company – Hayden

Now you're ready for the Great American Beer Festival! Comment down below and let us know if we'll see you there this weekend, October 3–5. Cheers, Denver!