Category: GABF

The Ultimate Guide to GABF 2018

The 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from Thursday, September 20 to Saturday, September 22. If you’re attending GABF, a bit of advanced planning can help make sure you have an incredible experience at the festival. If this is your first GABF, or if you haven’t been in a while, there’s a lot to know about how to get prepared. However, even if you attend the […]

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No Ticket Required: Free GABF Week Events

You don’t need to have a ticket to the Great American Beer Festival to have some great craft beer experiences next week. Today we’re rounding up some fun & free events you may want to attend during GABF and Denver Beer Fest week.   We are just one week away from GABF, can you believe it? The last few months have just flown by for us, but that may be because we’re in the midst of […]

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GABF 2018: The Dates & Details You Need to Know

Did anyone else wake up this morning to realize that June is nearly over? Sunday we’ll be rolling into July, and maybe it’s just us, but this summer seems to be flying by. It’s enough to make us think about that quote from the famous prophet of our generation: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Yessir, that Abe Froman certainly knows what he’s […]

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Colorado GABF Winners & Award Ceremony Highlights

The 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition concluded on Saturday. The ceremony awarded 293 gold, silver and bronze medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus 3 GABF Pro-Am teams of homebrewers & professionals. Colorado breweries claimed 38 of these medals, maintaining the same medal count as they’ve had the previous two years. In a competition that saw a total of 7,923 entries from 2,217 breweries, maintaining 38 is […]

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The Great American Beer Festival: So Much More Than Beer

Just one more day and the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will finally be here! Tomorrow several thousand excited beer lovers will put on their pretzel necklaces and head towards the Colorado Convention Center, anxiously awaiting the doors to open for the first day of GABF. But what will be waiting for them inside those doors?  Obviously quite a lot of beer, but what else? The thing that makes the Great American Beer Festival […]

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GABF Preparedness: Make a Plan with the My GABF App

In 9 days the Great American Beer Festival kicks off in Denver. Are you ready? On October 5 the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will once again open their doors in Denver, delivering three days of fun served 1-ounce at a time! We are so excited to be partaking in all the GABF activities again this year. And now that the countdown is in the single-digit territory, it’s time to finalize our plan of attack. […]

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Bucket List Ticket: GABF Paired

In just over a week, tickets sales will begin for the 36th Annual Great American Beer Festival. You’ll have to act fast to snag a GABF ticket, or you’ll be stuck trying to get one on the aftermarket. However as popular as GABF is there is one ticket even hotter and harder to come by: a ticket to Paired, the beer and food pairing event within GABF. You’ll need a great timing, luck, and a member […]

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Countdown to GABF 2017: The Dates You Need To Know

This past Tuesday, June 20th was the Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year. We love that summer is finally in full-gear, but it’s also a bit sad that we’ve already passed the halfway mark. From here on out days will slowly get shorter until, before you know it, summer turns into autumn. Before you think we’re being all Debbie-Downer about summer ending, we’re not. We know there are plenty of warm, sunny […]

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Colorado Brewers Win Big at 2016 GABF Competition

The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up on Saturday evening after yet another fun and successful event. We’ve had a full two days to recover from attending the fest, so we’ll be bringing you several stories recapping the event over the next several days. However the biggest news is perhaps the Gbeer competition, so today, let’s talk about medals! Specifically, let’s look at the 2016 GABF competition winners from Colorado. (Spoiler Alert: […]

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The Do's and Don'ts of GABF | BottleMakesThree.com

The Do’s and Don’ts of GABF

This week we’ll be celebrating the 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF.) Seriously, 35 Years! To put that in perspective, when this festival started in 1982, your Bottle Makes Three team were too young to even legally drink beer. And we’re pretty old, so that is saying a lot! When GABF started 35 years ago it was well before the craft beer boom of recent years. At the first GABF festival, there were only 24 […]

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