This year's Great American Brew Festival and competition, or GABF for short, starts this Thursday at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The festival began in 1982 and has now become the largest gathering of U.S. beers to be served. With more than 700 breweries participating, the competition is sure to be fierce. And the public tastings are sure to be AWESOME!

Unfortunately, GABF is sold out. What a bummer, man. Guess I'll see ya next year! Best of luck to all of our local breweries. Not that you need it!

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