Category: GABF

Articles about Denver’s annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF), including news, attendee tips, and festival previews/recaps.

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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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 GABF

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 GABF beer competition, so today, lets talk about medals!

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Experience Everything GABF Has to Offer (Spoiler: It’s More Than Just Beer Samples)

It’s just one week until the kickoff of the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and we couldn’t be more excited! Over the next several days, brewers and beer lovers from across the country will make their way to Denver for the 35th anniversary of this annual celebration of American beer. Leading up to the event your Bottle Makes Three team will be posting several articles to help you get prepared and pumped for the kickoff of GABF. So […]

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It’s GABF Ticket Week!

Ticket sales begin today for the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. This is no longer a drill. Now is the time to spring into action so you don’t miss the greatest beer event of the year! The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be take place in Denver on October 6-8, 2016. This year the GABF folks have a whopping 800 breweries pouring during their 3-day festival! As you can imagine with a beer […]

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The 2016 Great American Beer Festival Celebrates 35 Years With Their Biggest Fest Ever

The countdown to the 2016 Great American Beer Festival has begun! The festival is just over 2 months away, and tickets go on sale early next month. It’s time to start making your plans, and getting ready for the greatest beer event of the year! This year the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is celebrating their 35th year. Soon, beer lovers from areas near and far will be gathering in Denver, Colorado for this premier […]

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Great American Beer Festival Ticket Sale Dates Announced

Save the date! The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival will return to Denver on October 6-8, 2016.  The Brewers Association has just announced the 2016 ticket sale dates, so mark your calendar to make sure you get your tickets, because you don’t want to miss out! Here are the ticket sale details: Member pre-sale: August 2 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain time for members of the Brewers Association (BA) and American Homebrewers Association (AHA).  Members will receive […]

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Event Recap - GABF 2015 - The Best of the Fest | BottleMakesThree.com

GABF 2015 Recap | The Best Of The Fest

Last week we attended the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver. Now that the dust has settled and our livers have fully recovered, we wanted to give you our take on the best of this year’s festival. No, we’re not going to judge the beers we sampled – a group of judges far more qualified than us have already selected the best beers. Instead, we’re going to share with you our favorite moments, experiences, and […]

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Great American Beer Festival 2015: It’s On!

Denver Beer Week is in full effect! We started our Great American Beer Festival (GABF) celebration last night at Falling Rock Tap House just as their Countdown to GABF Clock reached zero. Okay, maybe we started celebrating a few minutes before. It’s only polite to have a beer to toast with after all. But now that we’ve started this party, it’s not going to stop until Saturday night when the festival comes to a close! […]

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GABF Week Happenings

Maybe you’ve heard the saying – you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning. When the Great American Beer Festival rolls into Denver next month we’ll be amending that phrase to: You can’t drink all week if you don’t start on Monday! Because when it comes to GABF week, there are dozens of great tappings, events, parties and festivals scheduled all week-long! So whether you have ticket to the big fest or not, you won’t […]

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2015 GABF Tickets: Going, Going, GONE

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Tickets for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) are officially sold out. Today marked the second of two ticket sale dates for GABF. Yesterday it only took about 25 minutes for the members-only presale tickets to disappear. Today the general public tickets went on sale at 10:00 AM Mountain Time, and in just over an hour they were all gone. 2015 #GABF tickets are now officially sold out! […]

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