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11 Reasons to Love the Thursday Session

There’s something special about the first night of the biggest beer festival in the U.S.

Here are a few reasons why the Thursday session stands out:

  1. 4,000+ beers will be tapped moments before you enter the festival… waiting for you.
  2. Be the first to sing “Don’t Stop Believin'” on the karaoke stage, cuz you know it’s going to be sung, like a billion times, so why shouldn’t you be first?
  3. Achieve beervana at PAIRED® by sampling rare beers only served here with ah.mah.zing food pairings and a spectacular view of the Rockies.
  4. You get to sample new beers and let everyone know you tried them before they were cool.
  5. Thousands of brewers and volunteers are sooo excited to pour you a beer.
  6. You’ve been looking for a legit reason to take Friday as a vacation day.
  7. Indulge in mouthfuls of awesomeness prepared by James Beard and Michelin Star award-winning chefs PAIRED.
  8. You guys, there’s a beer and cheese pairing in the Beer & Food Pavilion.
  9. Something about the bagpipes echoing through the hall makes you feel alive!
  10. Be the first to post photos of this years mega festival. It’s gonna be lit, fam.
  11. The best reason? Thursday tickets to the Great American Beer Festival and PAIRED+GABF are available!
Thursday, September 20 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm  
GABF General Session $85 Buy Tickets
PAIRED Beer & Food tasting + GABF General Session $160 Buy Tickets