Sadly, I’ve never been attended the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF), the country’s preeminent beer festival, and the world’s largest beer competition in Denver, but due to current conditions, I might be able to get me some without leaving St. Louis.
This year’s 39th Annual GABF becomes a two-day online experience on October 16-17, in addition to exclusive on-site deals at more than 1,000 breweries from all 50 states from October 1-18 – because it is not a beer festival without actual beer.
The virtual GABF sessions will cover a variety of topics including tips and tricks to enhance beer knowledge and enjoyment; stories from craft beer luminaries; profiles of breweries and individuals that are transforming their communities; and beer and food pairing demonstrations.
They will kick off on Friday, October 16 with the annual GABF awards ceremony, giving national and international recognition to beers submitted by breweries from around the country to the renowned professional beer competition. The ceremony will be hosted on The Brewing Network and open to the public.
Additional speakers during the virtual festival will include Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada Brewing), Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River Brewing Company), Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery), Gina Marsaglia (Pizza Port) and Tomme Arthur (The Lost Abby), Matt Meadows (New Belgium Brewing Company), Chef Danny Lee (Mandu and CHIKO), Marcus Baskerville (Weathered Souls Brewing Company), Jose D. Beteta, Tamil Maldonado Vega, and Martín D. Vargas (Raíces Brewing Co); among others.
6 area breweries and taprooms are participating, each offering a special, with the purchase of the GABF Passport, which costs $20.00.
1727 Park Ave, Saint Louis
$2 off a flight of beer. One time use only. Please present your passport when ordering. Not for use with a To Go or Delivery order.
1220 S 8th St, Saint Louis
Please enjoy a complimentary 4 Pack of City Wide with any purchase from our online store for curbside pick up. Show our team at our walk-up window your passport when you arrive for your order!
2100 Locust St, Saint Louis
5656 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis
Buy One Draft Get One Free!
45 Progress Pkwy, Maryland Heights
Free pint of GABF competition beer with purchase of another pint. Free tasting glass with purchase of mixed six of GABF competition beers.
4008 N Service Rd, Saint Peters
$3 Flight of your choice. Flight includes four 4oz pours. One time use only.