Dates: Thu, Oct 3 2019 - Sat, Oct 5 2019
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Website: Visit Event Website
The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will return to Denver October 3 - 5, 2019. GABF is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.
Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, 14th and Stout Streets, Denver, Colorado 80202
Great American Beer Festival FAQs:
All attendees (ticketholders, brewers, media, etc.) will be asked to go through a walk-through metal detector, similar to the units used at all major U.S. airports and professional stadiums and arenas. Backpacks are prohibited for this event and all items are subject to screening. The added security precaution represents GABF’s ongoing approach to balancing safety and fun.
There will not be a coat check and lockers are not available for rent. Backpacks are not permitted in the festival, so please plan accordingly.
You must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to enter the festival.
The Great American Beer Festival has a no re-entry policy. Please plan accordingly.
There will be a variety of food, water and sodas available for purchase onsite. This includes food trucks, as well as a selection of other concessions. Complimentary water stations are also provided.
Empty, CLEAR, reusable, plastic water bottles are permitted e.g., Nalgene bottles (32 oz. or less). Glass and aluminum bottles are prohibited.
As this event draws an estimated 62,000 people over the course of three days, downtown parking can be difficult. Public transportation is always recommended when drinking alcohol. We would like to offer a few alternate options for you.
The Colorado Convention Center is a non-smoking facility. A designated smoking area is located on the loading docks just off the festival hall. Vape pens must be used in the designated smoking area.
GABF Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.
All bags, jackets, and guests are subject to search upon entering the event.
Items which have varying policies include: cameras, video/audio recording equipment, and signs/flags/banners/posters.
For more festival information, please visit the Great American Beer Festival Website.
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