As the summer closes, you may have had the opportunity to attend a beer fest, or two, or three…. Hey, we don’t blame you! Nothing like some delicious craft beers to cool you off from that hot sun. However, while you may have experienced quite the event, you’ve never seen anything like the 2017 Great American Beer Festival!
The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world’s most diverse brewing nation. Since its conception in 1982, GABF has been growing and evolving along with the American brewing community and represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a privately judged competition.
In addition to over 3,900 beers in the festival hall, GABF features the world’s largest commercial beer competition. In 2017, 8,100 beers from more than 2,290 breweries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in 98 commercial beer categories representing 160 different styles. Beers are judged by an international panel of 283 judges from 14 countries. Final, official competition statistics will be published on Saturday, October 7, after competition results are compiled and medals are announced.
This is a beer festival that you simply cannot miss out on! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.