Win a Free Trip to GABF

With the Great American Beer Festival just over a month away, our suitcases are pretty much mentally packed already.

Now, if you didn’t get tickets to the festival before it sold out in a whopping 45 minutes, there may still be a sliver of luck. Visit Denver is offering an ultimate “beer-cation” giveaway which includes GABF tickets, hotel and airfare to one lucky winner + a friend.

Don’t worry, after you win you can buy us a pint in Denver to say thanks for letting you know about this.

Check out all the details below in the official press release.

Denver’s Ultimate Beer-cation Giveaway Offers a

Trip to Denver and the Great American Beer Festival

Giveaway Includes Roundtrip Airfare, Accommodations and Tickets to GABF

DENVER, CO – September 5, 2012 – The Mile High City honors its thriving microbrew culture with Denver Beer Fest, a 9-day celebration of beer (Oct. 5-13) culminating in The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) (Oct. 11-13). This year, GABF sold out in under an hour – but suds Nirvana can still be achieved! Denver’s Ultimate Beer-cation Giveaway will bring one winner and a friend to The Mile High City for a truly brew-tastic weekend. The winner will get two round trip Frontier Airlines tickets to Denver, two GABF tickets, and two nights’ accommodation at SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown.Denver’s Ultimate Beer-cation Giveaway will begin on Tuesday, September 5 at 8am. The contest will run until midnight (MST) on Sunday, September 16, and the winner will be determined on Monday, September 17.Entry is simple.

–           Go to Denver’s Ultimate Beer-cation Giveaway page

–           “Like” VISIT DENVER

–           Fill out the easy entry form and submit

Pass the good beer karma! Sharing increases your chance to win. After you submit your form, you’ll be asked to share the link on your wall. Every time you have a friend that enters through your post, your name will receive five more entries into the contest.

The Great American Beer Festival is considered to be the most prestigious and coveted beer competition in America – one eBay hopeful even tried to sell his $65 ticket for a whopping $50,000. It is the world’s largest beer celebration with a Guinness World Record for the most beers ever made available for tasting at a single event – some 2,375 different American brews from 500 breweries last year. As impressive as those numbers may be, they pale in comparison to this year, as the 2012 GABF will have an astounding 580 breweries, 114 more than in 2011. Officials estimate there will be 2,700 different beers available over the weekend.

Denver brews more beer than any other city in the nation. From Oct. 5-13, the citywide suds celebration known as Denver Beer Fest will return for its fourth year, with Meet the Brewer Nights, beer-paired dinners, firkin nights, brewer versus brewer competitions and the first-ever Denver Beer Fest-official Denver Beer Crawl. All events will be listed at The event was created by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, to offer more beer events around GABF, and also give local breweries an opportunity to showcase their products to the 50,000 beer lovers who attend the granddaddy of beer festivals, as well as Denver locals who can’t make GABF 2012.

Denver Beer Fest is presented by VISIT DENVER, in partnership with the Colorado Brewers Guild and Denver Westword.  This year’s sponsors include Boelter, the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), Denver Yellow Cab, Frontier Airlines and RTD-Denver. Visit for more information.




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