|When is Great American Beer Festival in 2015?|
The 2015 Great American Beer Festival will be held over a three-day period in early October, most likely either Thursday, October 1st through Saturday, October 3rd or Thursday, October 8th through Saturday, October 10th. Dates subject to change.
|What is Great American Beer Festival?|
The Great American Beer Festival, often referred to as GABF, is an annual beer festival held in late September or early October in Denver, Colorado. Hosted by the Brewers Association, the three-day event provides a one stop location for visitors from all over the world to taste 2,000+ beers made in America.
Founded in 1982 by a nuclear engineer named Charlie Papazian, GABF has grown from 22 participating breweries to over 500 breweries annually. Attendance has also grown to over 50,000 visitors a year.
During The Great American Beer Festival, 100+ beer judges from the United States judge the 3,900+ beers that are submitted by over 500 American breweries. There are 83 total beer-style categories that feature gold, silver, and bronze medal awards.