Sunday, May 17, 2009

2009 Great American Beer Festival ticket sales announced

Is it already getting to be that time of year? You bet it is. The Brewers Association has just recently announced that ticket sales for this year's (2009) Great American Beer Festival will be going on sale soon and American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members will get first shot at reserving their tickets.

Last year's festival in October sold out completely with just over 2 weeks left before the event. This year's 2009 event will be held even earlier than before. The festival will run from September 24-26, 2009 covering 3 days and 4 different sessions.

I bought my tickets early last year for the AHA members only session and plan to attend that Saturday afternoon event again this year. I also got FREE tickets to other nights by volunteering to work at the GABF. Volunteering is a great way to see 1st hand what it takes to set up and put together an event like this. It takes hundreds of people and thousands of man-hours to prepare for the 45,000 people who will fill the halls of the Denver Convention Center.

See the flier below for details that the Brewers Association just sent out to all AHA members.

AHA members can buy tickets starting May 19th at 10am Mountain time. Everyone else can buy tickets starting June 1, 2009. AHA members also get discounted ticket prices. You can become an AHA member now and get some great benefits along with a subscription to Zymurgy magazine for a full year. Details at

Related articles:
- GABF 2008 behind the scenes video
- What did you drink at the GABF?
- GABF 2008 tasting notes video
- 2009 Colorado Beer Festival & Events calendar
- Volunteering at the 2009 GABF (report).

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