It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. This year’s event is happening now – October 3-5 in Denver, Colorado.
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.
The Festival is not only about sampling quality beer but is also a beer competition. Breweries enter their beers to be judged by the festival’s Professional Judge Panel. Festival attendees can also sip the beer entered in the competition during the tasting sessions.
The Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence. These awards are among the most coveted in the industry. Five different three-hour judging sessions take place over the three-day period during the week of the festival.
GABF was founded in 1982 and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.
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