Great American Beer Festival 2017 Ticket Sales Announced

Great American Beer Festival 2017 Ticket Sales Announced

Ticket sales for the Great American Beer Festival® 2017 have been announced.

Great American Beer BarsThe Great American Beer Festival returns to Denver October 5-7, 2017 for the event’s 36th annual celebration.

The 2016 beer festival attracted the largest showcase of American breweries ever. More than 3,800 beers from nearly 800 breweries were pouring at the 2016 festival, spread across 379,000 square feet of the tasting hall inside the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The hall was also filled with educational opportunities, giving beer lovers a deeper look into the brewing process.

In all, GABF attracted more than 60,000 people — that number includes attendees, brewers, judges, volunteers and media members. GABF had a $28.6 million economic impact to the city of Denver in 2016 according to Visit Denver.

GABF recently won the honor of Best Beer Fest in a USA Today 10 readers choice awards.

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The Brewers Association, the festival’s organizers (and publishers of, announced 2017 Great American Beer Festival tickets will be on sale August 1 and August 2, 2017. Ticket sales on August 1 are for members of the Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association. If you join the BA or AHA before July 23, 2017, you’re eligible for the member pre-sale ticket sales. Public ticket sales happen the next day, Aug. 2.

  • Tuesday, August 1, 12 p.m. ET – BA and American Homebrewers Association Member Pre-Sale Ticket Sales
  • Wednesday, August 2, 12 p.m. ET – Public Ticket Sales

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

Tickets to the 2016 event sold out in 1 hour and 7 minutes, according to the BA, so you’ll want to set that calendar alert now so you don’t miss the opportunity for tickets this year.

You can keep up with the latest GABF 2017 news and announcements here at as well on Twitter @GABF and at the GABF Facebook page. 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.