2013 Great American Beer Festival Ticket On-Sale

Pouring a taste of Snake River Le Serpent Cerise at GABF 2011

With our beloved Oregon Brewers Festival successfully coming to a close this past weekend the next large scale beer festival on the horizon is the Great American Beer Festival. Yep, it’s not too early to be thinking about grabbing your tickets for the 2013 edition of GABF.


Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Wednesday, July 31 at 9:00 am Pacific Time.  And if you’re a member of the American Homebrewers Association or Brewers Association you can get a head start on your individual ticket order beginning a day earlier on Tuesday, July 30, also at 9:00 am PT. Last year GABF sold out in 45 minutes so you better come prepared.

Charlie Papazian awards a medal at GABF (photo courtesy of the Brewers Association)

With demand for GABF tickets increasing each year, the price of tickets have also increased to $75 per session. And to get into the highly coveted Saturday afternoon “Members Only Session” you have to be a member of the AHA or BA.


The session schedule for the 2013 Great American Beer Festival is as follows:

  • Thursday, October 10 – 5:30pm – 10:00pm (MT)
  • Friday, October 11 – 5:30pm – 10:00pm (MT)
  • Saturday, October 12 – 12:30pm – 4:00pm (MT)
  • Saturday, October 12 – 5:30pm – 10:00pm (MT)

The Commons brewers Mike Wright (left) and Sean Burke at GABF

If you end up grabbing some GABF Tickets a hotel should be booked soon. A lot of the downtown Denver hotels have been completely booked for months. The Visit Denver site is a great way to look for lodging and all things Denver.

Hangin' With Norm at GABF 2009 (D.J. Paul, George Wendt, Robin Chilton Surratt)

Hope to see you in Denver this October!

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