Great American Beer Festival 2011
Celebrating 30 years of Great Craft Beer at The Great American Beer Festival

30 years ago Charlie Papazian and his crew of craft beer malcontents founded the first craft beer-centered Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and the American beer scene was forever changed.
The GABF has come a long way since 1982 -- only 22 craft breweries were in attendance in that first year. This year 466 breweries served 2375 different beers to 49,000 thirsty attendee’s dispensing over 36,000 gallons of American craft beer goodness.
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