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GABF has started

Great American Beer Festival
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, there is no other place on earth where a beer aficionado can find more beers on tap. The Great American Beer Festival is the American brewing industry’s top public tasting opportunity and competition. Tasting sessions will offer attendees the opportunity to tour America’s brewing landscape, one ounce at a time, with access to more than 2,200 different beers from more than 450 of the nation’s finest breweries. The GABF gathers practically every type of beer from all of the regions of the country, and are arranged geographically on the festival floor. The festival allows visitors to taste the largest number and the widest variety of hand-crafted products in the American beer industry.

The first festival was held in 1982 at the Harvest House Hotel in Boulder. There were 22 breweries, 40 beers and 800 attendees The festival moved to Denver in 1984.The 10th festival was held at the Denver Merchandise Mart with 150 breweries, 500 beers and 7,000 attendees. Due to popularity and continued growth, the festival was moved from Currigan Hall in Denver to the Colorado Convention Center in 2000.

The Great American Beer Festival has been held every year since 1982 and is presented by the Brewers Association, BBbbbfghfhghghghgffghgfgfggggggffg
a not-for-profit educational and trade organization that is devoted to making quality brewing and beer information available to anyone. The Brewers Association also promotes and protects American craft beer, American craft brewers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association serves craft and homebrewers and produces bi-monthly magazines and books about the brewing industry.

Here are a few of fun facts about GABF. The 2007 Festival sold out the week of the event; 2008 sold out two weeks in advance, 2009 sold out three weeks in advance and 2010 sold out five weeks in advance
2011 festival sold out in one week. 2,375 beers will be in the festival hall the biggest selection of American beers ever served. With more than 36,000 gallons of beer, 49,000 plus attendees are expected to be at GABF this year.

Here is a list of the Breweries that will be at GABF,
Alaskan Brewing Co., Anchor Brewing Company, Backcountry Brewery, BJ’s Brewery & Restaurants, Black Star (Great Northern Brewing Co.), Blue Moon, Boulder Beer, Boulevard Brewing Co., Brewery Ommegang, Budweiser, Cigar City, Deschutes Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Genesee Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Co., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Kentucky Ale, Leinenkugel’s, New Belgium Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewing Co., Pyramid Breweries, Samuel Adams, Shock Top, Short’s Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Company.

GABF 2011 Cheer's to a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mark Fetter on September 29th, 2011 | Permalink