The Great American Beer Festival Returns in 2023

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Published on 8/3/23, last updated 9/8/23

Photo Credit: Brewers Association

The largest beer festival in America returns to Denver Sept. 21-23, 2023, to dazzle tastebuds and celebrate craft beer innovation!
Tickets for the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) are on sale now! GABF, hosted by the Brewers Association, the trade organization representing small and independent craft brewers, will return to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, on Sept. 21-23.
With a legacy of bringing the community together, dazzling tastebuds, and celebrating those who pour their hearts into every pint, the 2023 Great American Beer Festival is an event not to be missed. Over four (4) sessions, attendees will:
  • Taste a kaleidoscope of flavors, styles, and innovative beverages from hundreds of breweries from across the nation
  • Receive a commemorative, collectible, tasting glass
  • Enjoy tons of entertainment, including live music, games, silent disco, karaoke, live music and more
  • Partake in GABF traditions, such as the bagpiper event kick-off, giveaways, and daily costume contests
  • Speak to and learn from industry experts and brewers via seminars and other educational opportunities
Every year, GABF boasts the highest concentration of American beer on the planet. This year, beer lovers will enjoy beverages poured by the likes of Allagash Brewing Company, Breakside Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Russian River Brewing Co, The Lost Abbey, WeldWerks Brewing Co., and hundreds more. While the star of GABF is beer, attendees will be excited to know that this year, select breweries will also pour the nation’s finest “beyond beer” beverages: hard seltzer, kombucha, mead, and cider. If there’s a specific brewery you’d like to see at GABF, you can nominate them here.
For foodies attending GABF and those looking for a truly special experience, the VIP Experience ticket includes access to PAIRED®, which unites independent craft breweries with acclaimed chefs from across the country, resulting in uniquely designed small bites perfectly paired with craft beer found nowhere else at the festival.
Don’t miss this celebration of beer! Tickets are available for anyone of legal drinking age (21+) at
Photo Credit: Brewers Association
About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,600-plus U.S. breweries and more than 36,000 homebrewers. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition , and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® and Zymurgy® magazines, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association®. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 13672 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

August 21st Update:
The 2023 Breweries and Beers and Taprooms lists for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) have been published, along with the PAIRED (VIP ticket) chefs.  Representing Central Texas on site will be:
  • (512) Brewing Company
  • Altstadt Brewery
  • The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
  • Big Country Organic Brewing Company
  • Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery
  • Hold Out Brewing
  • Live Oak Brewing Company
  • Real Ale Brewing Company
Here are some quick facts and updates about the festival:
  • More than 40,000 attendees are expected over three days and four sessions
  • Beverages from more than 500 participating breweries will be served on the festival floor
  • Beyond Beer! (NEW!) 20 breweries will be pouring beyond beer products (seltzer, cider, kombucha) at their booths
  • Inline brewery booths will be arranged by region
  • Meet the Brewer- also back by popular demand, 28 breweries will have staff on hand to speak to their fans during all sessions
  • NB2A: Partnering with the National Black Brewers Association, four breweries will be pouring at GABF. Stay tuned for more details.
  • Hangouts:
    • Brewers Studio
    • Silent Disco
    • Sing City Karaoke Stage
    • The Backyard- sponsored by Wibby and Ikon Pass. A live music schedule will be published soon.
    • Designated Driver Lounge
  • Sponsor Activation Highlights:
    • Southwest Airlines will have a lounge featuring their in-flight snack mix and charging stations
    • Snyder’s pretzels will have a pretzel necklace-making activation
    • Ikon Pass holders will be able to cut the entry line via the First Tracks lane
    • Schilling Hard Ciders will pour 16 ciders at their booth, as well as give a Brewers Studio presentation
    • Russell Stover will be providing free chocolate samples on Thursday night to celebrate their 100th anniversary

It’s gonna be a great event!  Keep an eye on Craft Beer Austin in the coming weeks for more GABF updates, and expect TCBF news as well.  Both are fast approaching, and tickets are still available!

September 8th Update:

GABF has updated their website with more details about the fun zones located around the festival!  Check out the following links:

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