The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. It's three days, 800+ breweries and 4,000+ beers! Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer served in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation. GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since. The Great American Beer Festival takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.