Tickets for Great American Beer Festival go on sale Wednesday

Posted at 11:20 AM, Aug 01, 2017

DENVER – Get ready, beer lovers: Tickets for general admission to the Great American Beer Festival go on sale this week.

Pre-sale tickets – limited to members of the American Homebrewers Association and the Brewers Association – went on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Anyone planning to attend the three-day festival should act quickly -- tickets sold out in less than two hours last year.

Admission includes a commemorative cup and unlimited 1-ounce samples of more than 3,500 beers. There are several different ticket options available, including one for designated drivers.

The festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Colorado Convention Center and runs through 10 p.m. on Oct. 7.

Founded in 1982, the Great American Beer Festival boasts the largest collection of domestic beers in a public tasting event, in addition to a competition between brewers. The festival awards bronze, silver and gold medals in 96 different beer categories.

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