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.
2015 #GABF tickets are now officially sold out! Thanks to our many fans. Can’t wait to raise a 1 oz toast with y’all this September!
— GABF (@GABF) July 29, 2015
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.
— Catherine Harley (@harleyeberlin) July 29, 2015
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….