Saint Arnold Brewing to Perform Weddings at the Great American Beer Festival

By Andy Sparhawk

When thinking of romantic cities, a few always come to mind: Paris, Venice, Santorini, Denver—wait, Denver? The Mile High City does not strike most people as one of the world’s destinations for romance, but come October there will be plenty of craft beer love in the air when the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) comes to town.

One participating GABF brewery is even giving festival goers the option to tie the pretzel knot during the festival. Houston-based Saint Arnold Brewing Company plans to construct a chapel at their GABF booth and has put out the call for couples who would like to make a lifetime commitment while experiencing the premier beer festival in the U.S.

Saint Arnold is scheduling weddings between 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 10 through Saturday Oct. 12 at booth number O-1. Saint Arnold will also perform civil ceremonies and vow renewals. Get the full details.

“One of my favorite toasts is, ‘May your heart always be full and your glass never empty,’ and I expect to hear that toast a lot at the GABF weddings,” said Saint Arnold Director of Marketing and Events, Lennie Ambrose. “Saint Arnold is closely associated with the legend of the miraculous mug that never ran dry, so I expect he will be right at home at GABF.”

Read more: “Expect Weddings to Break Out at Great American Beer Festival

Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association's craft beer program coordinator, is a Certified Cicerone® and BJCP Beer Judge. He lives in Arvada, Colorado where he is a homebrewer and avid craft beer enthusiast. On occasion, Andy is inspired to write on his experiences with craft beer, and if they are not too ridiculous, you might see the results here on

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