462 breweries located in the U.S.A. plan to serve over 2,200 different beers for The Great Beer Festival. Some breweries at the festival this year will be 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Alaskan Brewing Company, Anheuser – Busch Inc, Big Time Brewing Company and more great breweries. The Great Beer Festival is September 16 – 18, 2010. The Great Beer Festival is held in the Colorado Convention Center, Denver Colorado.
Festival goers are able to enjoy quality beer samples in tasting sessions. Enjoying great beers is only one of many things to enjoy. There is a Great American Beer School which allows all those who attend to learn about beer and all that makes it great. Some will learn how to brew a better beer from the American Home brewers Association.
There will be chefs cooking up great tasting food to go with brewed beers being sampled at The Great Beer Festival. At the Brewers Studio Pavilion, festival goers can learn about how beers were invented and the stories of some beers.
Being a Designated Driver is very important. The Great Beer Festival has a Designated Driver Lounge in honor of all those people who make sure others arrive home safely.
Professional judges are on hand, sipping and judging beers from breweries. Judging takes place over three days. Winners are announced on Saturday at 1 p.m.
If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket to The Great Beer Festival, be sure to pick up a few t-shirts and other merchandise. Don’t forget to attend the Silent Disco. It’s sure to be a fun time on the dance floor.
The event sold out in advance in 2009. With record breaking sales, the Great Beer Festival was sold out over five weeks in advance for 2010. If you go toThe Great Beer Festival website, you have a chance at a limited number of tickets from a local radio station.