This year has been full of twists and turns, one of which being the cancellation of the annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Although we won’t be headed to Denver, Colorado for the physical event, this year’s festival is going virtual, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Grab a beer, get comfortable and read on to learn more about this year’s GABF.

With something for every beer lover or beer-curious viewer, GABF’s online programming features nine, 30-minute sessions with some of the best known and rising stars in brewing.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics and include tips and tricks to enhance beer knowledge and enjoyment; lager lore and sudsy stories from craft beer luminaries; profiles of breweries and individuals that are transforming their communities one beer at a time; and flavor fusions through beer and food pairings to tantalize the taste buds.

Check out the virtual programming schedule here.

Get Ready for an Entirely New GABF Experience!


Tune in live

Airing October 16-17 via GABF partner The Brewing Network, the online content will be available exclusively to GABF passport holders. The virtual festivities kick off on Friday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m. MT with the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony, then shift to exclusive passport holder content beginning at 7:00 p.m. MT. Breaks between sessions will include extra beery content and outtakes, surprise visits from artists and brewers, trivia, prize giveaways, and much more!

Virtual GABF passport holders will also be able to download tasting tip sheets prior to each session so they can make a list of beers and beer styles and food in advance, then sip and snack along during the program.

GABF passports may be purchased for $20 and in addition to the online content, including access to brewery deals between October 1-18 at 1,000+ breweries from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Buy your GABF passport to access the Virtual Festival October 16-17!

Passport Deals for GABF

Buy your passport and stop by one of our three California taprooms from October 1-18 for exclusive deals and promotions:

  • $2 off your first Pint | Present your passport to your server to enjoy your discount (valid 1x a day through promo period at all three locations)
  • 1 x use coupon for 20% off our online webstore, apparel only, excluding beer and gift cards.