Great American Beer Festival 2018 Ticket Sales Announced

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Great American Beer Festival 2018 ticket sales have been announced. (Brewers Association)

Ticket sales for the Great American Beer Festival® 2018 have been announced. Tickets to the 2017 event sold out in about four hours, so you’ll want to set that calendar alert now so you don’t miss the opportunity for tickets this year.

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) returns to Denver Sept. 20 through Sept. 22 for the event’s 37th annual celebration.


The GABF is the largest annual showcase of American breweries. More than 3,900 beers were available from a record 800-plus U.S. breweries during the 2017 event. In all, it attracts more than 60,000 people — that number includes attendees, brewers, judges, volunteers and media. GABF had a $29.3 million economic impact to the city of Denver in 2017 according to Visit Denver.

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The Brewers Association, the festival’s organizers (and publishers of, announced 2018 Great American Beer Festival tickets will be on sale July 31 and August 1. Ticket sales on July 31 are for members of the Brewers Association (BA) and the American Homebrewers Association (AHA). Join the AHA or BA by July 18, 2018, at 11:59 pm MT to be eligible to use the member presale code to purchase tickets. Public ticket sales happen the next day, Aug. 1.

  • July 31, 12 p.m. ET/10 a.m. MT – BA and AHA Member Presale Ticket Sales
  • August 1, 12 p.m. ET/10 a.m. MT – Public Ticket Sales

For public ticket sales, there is a limit of four tickets per ticket buyer.

(READ: 2017’s GABF Gold Medal Winning IPA Brewery)

You can keep up with the latest GABF 2018 news and announcements here at as well on Twitter @GABF and at the GABF Facebook page.

Jess Baker walked into a beer fest in 2010 and realized beer had come a long way from what her dad had been drinking since the 70s. She served as editor-in-chief of from spring 2016 to spring 2020, bringing you stories about the people who are the heartbeat behind U.S. craft brewing. She's a runner, a die-hard Springsteen fan, a mom who is always scouting family-friendly breweries, and always in search of a darn good porter. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.