Great American Beer Festival gets new home

2000 festival heads to Colorado Convention Center

Feb 24, 2000 - The Great American Beer Festival is moving -- but not far. The festival, held in Denver's Currigan Hall since 1993, heads to Colorado Convention Center in downtown for 2000.


"Moving the GABF to the Convention Center allows us to keep this world class event in the heart of Denver with all of its public transportation options," said Chris Black, member of the Board of Advisors for Brewing Matters and owner of the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. "Consumers can enjoy all of the flavors that the brewers offer while still taking advantage of every opportunity not to drive."

The city of Denver passed a bond issue in November of 1999 approving the expansion of the current Colorado Convention Center. The expansion will take over Currigan's existing location and therefore require its eventual destruction.

GABF 2000 will be Oct. 5-7. Public tasting sessions will be from 5:30-10 p.m. each night. Winners of the Professional Panel Blind Tasting juding will be announced Oct. 7 during the Members Only private session, which runs from noon to 4:30 p.m.

In 1999, more than 1950 beers from 441 breweries were evaluated through a blind tasting process conducted by a panel of professional beer judges. See the results.

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