Each year, craft beer enthusiasts from all over flock to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. This massive festival has table after table of delicious craft beer from breweries of all sizes across the 50 states.
More than just your typical beer festival, there’s plenty to do along with sampling the various beers that are poured out by each brewery. This year, residents in Centennial, Aurora, and Denver won’t want to miss out on the festivities!
Sample Beer from Across the Country
One huge advantage of attending The Great American Beer Festival is the opportunity to taste beers from breweries you’ve never had the chance to try before. Whether you want to get a taste of a rare, new offering from your favorite local Colorado brewery or you’re interested in checking out what’s being made from small breweries in the Northeast, you can taste your way around the country!
They also make sure to have something for every palate with a range of styles for you to drink. This includes hop-forward IPAs, tart sours, and robust stouts. You can even get extremely rare tastes of collaboration beers. These include brews created by multiple professional breweries and even pro-am beers where commercial breweries team up with homebrewers!
With so many breweries to explore, they make it easy to ensure you get a taste of the beers you really want to try. You can first get a look at the list of breweries and beers that will be poured at the festival on their website. Then, use their map when you’re at the festival to find the booth you want to hit first! It’s also easy to navigate around the festival since breweries are organized in alphabetical order by state in each of their respective regions.
Explore their Hangout Spots
At the festival, there are also a range of Hangout Spots to enjoy live entertainment, try other exclusive beers, and just relax with your friends.
The Backyard: Here you can play cornhole, ping pong, or even Twister with your friends. This year, enjoy incredible live bluegrass music with different performers during each session!
The Designated Driver Lounge: If you’re taking one for the team and being the responsible one for your group, The Great American Beer Festival wants to make sure you’re rewarded for your efforts! Here, designated drivers can relax and even enjoy a free chair massage.
The Jameson Caskmates Barrel Aged Beer Garden: Try out some truly unique creations at the Jameson Caskmates Barrel Aged Beer Garden. Each beer you’ll try here has been aged in a Jameson Irish Whiskey barrel that give the brews even more bold aromas and flavors!
Learn More About the Independent Craft Beer Industry
Beyond drinking the beer, also hear the stories behind various breweries. Among their pavilions, there are a variety of talks throughout the festival that give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest topics, trends, and personalities in the craft beer industry. Hear stories from well-respected brewmasters and brewery owners and get a more in-depth look at the role of craft beer in various cultures.
Grab Your Tickets Today!
If you live in Centennial, Aurora, or Denver, host your friends from out of town this October and head to The Great American Beer Festival! You’ll have a great time sampling your way through the various beers and enjoying all the other activities and interactive learning experiences throughout your time at the festival! Tickets for the Great American Beer Festival are available in the evening on Thursday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 5th via AXS.com.
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