2015 GABF Tickets: Going, Going, GONE

2015 GABF Tickets are Sold Out | BottleMakesThree.com

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Tickets for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) are officially sold out. Today marked the second of two ticket sale dates for GABF. Yesterday it only took about 25 minutes for the members-only presale tickets to disappear. Today the general public tickets went on sale at 10:00 AM Mountain Time, and in just over an hour they were all gone.

Even with attendance increasing from 49,000 to 60,000 this year, tickets sold out quickly. While there were no widespread technical issues reported, some potential buyers reported getting “sold out” messages within minutes, and others ran into issues with their purchase that left them empty-handed.

Did You Miss Out On Tickets?

For those who didn’t get tickets, the only option may be to watch the secondary market. Tickets for the festival are already being offered on sites like StubHub, with a markup of course. As of the publishing time on this article, tickets that originally sold for $75-$80 were being offered for $112-$135 on StubHub. We hate to support those jerks who just buy tickets to resell them too, but sometimes that’s the only option. As the event gets closer there will be more tickets for sale so watch the secondary market and maybe you can land yourself a deal….

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Escaping Reality at FERMÆNTRA

Fermaentra Brewing and Tap Room, Denver CO | BottleMakesThree.com

I know it seems like all we do is visit great breweries and drink craft beer. If only that were true. In reality we both work totally beer-free desk jobs Monday through Friday. We sit at our computers all day long, trying to solve problems and put out figurative fires for our employers, all without a single craft beverage in sight. To be honest we both really enjoy our day jobs, at least most of the time. But like many cubicle dwellers, the daily grind begins to wear on us as the week slowly drags by. By Thursday afternoon we need a break from the meetings, the conference calls, and the nonstop problems that land on our desk. After several days of work the last thing we want to face is a long, hot, bumper-to-bumper commute home. If we’re going to survive one more day until the weekend we need a time out. We need a brief escape from our daily obligations. We need a cold craft beer. 

This past Thursday was one of those days after one of those weeks. We left our offices feeling worn out and weary, knowing that we still had a full day of work between us and the weekend. We agreed that we needed a little respite from reality, so when slow traffic forced us off the highway at University Boulevard, we took it as a sign. And that sign was telling us to take a break and stop at FERMÆNTRA….

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The 2015 Great American Beer Festival: Bigger, Better & Beerier

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival: Bigger. Better. Beerier. | bottlemakesthree.com

Next week tickets will go on sale for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). We’ve told you before about this incredible annual festival, and how every craft beer fan should make attending GABF a part of their beer bucket list. In case you are still on the fence, we wanted to share new details released by the GABF that highlights how this year’s festival will be an even greater Great American Beer Festival. This year’s festival may even be the greatest Great American Beer Festival yet. That’s pretty damn great.

The 2015 GABF promises to be…

BIGGER!
The 34th annual GABF has expanded their festival hall, adding 90,000 additional square feet to their usual attendee space in the Colorado Convention Center.

BETTER!
This year, GABF will welcome approximately 60,000 beer lovers (cumulative for all sessions) compared to the 49,000 attendees in previous years.

BEERIER!
The 2015 GABF will feature more than 800 breweries serving up over 3500 different beers for sampling….

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New Belgium Brewing To Open Denver Pilot Brewery

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Yesterday, New Belgium Brewing announced the opening of a new 10-barrel pilot brewery to be located in the River North Arts District (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver. The new brewery will be housed in The Source Hotel, a new 100-room hotel being constructed by Zeppelin Development next door to The Source artisan food and retail market. The new pilot brewery…

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Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference: Live Beer Blogging Recap

Trophy Brewing's Session IPA

This past Monday we returned from the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference in Asheville. We came home from North Carolina with suitcases full of beer and volumes of incredible stories, the latter of which we’ll be sharing with you over the upcoming days and weeks. However we wanted to waste no time bringing you our Live Beer Blogging recap, since this…

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BMT does BBC, Part Deux

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Hey everyone! You may notice things have been a bit quiet around the Bottle Makes Three blog this week. Well, that’s because your Bottle Makes Three team is on the road in beautiful and beer-filled North Carolina! We’re invading the Tar Heel State this week for the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference and we could not be…

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8 Tips for Enjoying Beer While Travelling

Travelling for Beer

We Will Travel For Beer Jeff and I love to travel, and we love beer, so it’s a thrill to visit new places and get to explore their local beer scene. In just a few days we’ll be flying across the country to North Carolina for our next beer trip, to the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference….

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Colorado Breweries Win 19 Medals At U.S. Open Beer Championship

Colorado brings home 19 medals from the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship | bottlemakesthree.com

The U.S. Open Beer Championship took place this past weekend and Colorado breweries brought home a total of 19 medals. This international competition accepted more than 4000 beers from more than 20 countries across the globe, including submissions from both professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. Ballast Point Brewing of San Diego, California was named the Grand National Champion….

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2015 GABF Session & Ticket Sale Dates

GABF 2015 Ticket Sale Dates | bottlemakesthree.com

In just a few months the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be back in Denver, bringing together the largest collection of U.S. brewers and beers for a private competition and public tasting. This year’s festival will take place September 24 through September 26, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center. Mark your calendars now, and start…

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