Central City proudly presents the Great Central City Beer Fest. Committed to delivering Coloradans a great experience, one pint at a time. Come sample some of Colorado’s Best Brews. The pours will be flowing all day. 18 breweries will be on hand to serve you up a cold one.
Saturday, August 24th, 2019 • 1pm – 6pm
Tickets: $40 advance / $45 day of VIP: $60 advance / $70 day of
One Ticket = Many tastes.
Food and additional refreshments available. Bring your to-go cups in and out of licensed establishments.
(beverages must be purchased on-site, no outside alcohol allowed)
The Great American Beer festival is not only about sampling quality
beer but is also a beer competition. Breweries enter their beers to be
judged by the festival’s Professional Judge Panel. Festival attendees
can also sip the beer entered in the competition during the tasting
The Great American Beer Festival invites industry professionals from
around the world to sit together in small groups and, without knowing
the brand name, taste beers in each specified style category. The
ultimate goal of the Great American Beer Festival Judge Panel is to
identify the three beers that best represent each beer-style category as
described and adopted by the Great American Beer Festival.
The Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals
that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence.
These awards are among the most coveted in the industry and heralded by
the winning brewers in their national advertising.
Five different three-hour judging sessions take place over the
three-day period during the week of the festival. Judges are assigned
beers to evaluate in their specific area of expertise and never judge
their own product or any product in which they have a concern.