2023 Festival Dates & Deadlines

Schedule and Deadlines

Tuesday, June 13 at 10:00 am MT – Wednesday, June 21 at 5:00 pm MT* Competition Brewery & Beer Online Registration Open
*Registration may close sooner if maximum capacity is reached.
June 15 – July 5 Festival Booth Registration
July 14 Deadline to request MicroStar Kegs
*Breweries registering after this deadline must send their own kegs or case product to the festival
Last Week of August MicroStar Kegs arrive to Breweries (by request)
September 5-8 Festival Beer (kegs & cases) due to chosen drop off points
September 12-15 Festival Beer (kegs & cases) due to Colorado drop off point
September 21-23 Great American Beer Festival

Brewers Badge Pickup Schedule

Pickup Process

  • A valid photo ID is required to pick up any badge.
  • Individuals who’s names have been associated with a specific badge will be allowed to pick up only their one badge.
  • OR the main GABF Contact for the brewery will be allowed to pick up any/all badges for that brewery

Badge Pickup / Brewers Check-in Hours (Get there early…)

WEDNESDAY 10:00 am – 7:00 pm*
THURSDAY 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
FRIDAY 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SATURDAY 9:00 am – 8:00 pm**

*Brewers Gathering
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you have a ticket to the Brewers Gathering, this will be a separate ticket. A badge will not allow access to the Brewers Gathering.  You will need to pick up your ticket prior to 7:00 pm on Wednesday in order to attend the Brewers Gathering.

**Saturday Badge Pickup Last call @ 8:00 pm

Check-in closes at 8:00 pm on Saturday night. Badge not picked up by that time will not be available for pickup after 8:00 pm on Saturday night.

Brewers Schedule / Hall Access Times

(when you can get in to set up your booth)

Event Day Brewers’ Setup Time Event Hours
Brewers Gathering Wednesday, September 20 N/A 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
GABF Session Thursday, Sept. 21 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Last call- 9:45 pm
GABF Session Friday, Sept. 22 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Last call- 9:45 pm
Awards Ceremony Saturday, Sept. 23 N/A 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (doors @ 9:30 am)
*Limited capacity. Admittance limited to participating breweries.
GABF Members Only Session Saturday, Sept. 23 10:00 am – 11:00 am 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Last call- 3:45 pm
GABF Session Saturday, Sept. 23 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Last call- 9:45 pm