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New / Returning GABF Breweries & Those Missing

2013 GABF

Each year one of the best parts of the Great American Beer Festival is the fresh batch exciting new breweries as well as some familiar faces who made a grand return to center stage for the country’s largest beer showcase. However we also lose some familiar friends. We’ve broken down the new / returning breweries as well as those who sadly aren’t coming back for this year’s event.

(MORE: The Complete List of Breweries Attending 2016 GABF)

For the complete list of breweries in attendance at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival check out our list.

2016 New/Returning Breweries:

This is the complete list of breweries who are attending GABF in 2016 who did not attend last year. Half Acre Beer Co., Jester King, River North, Terrapin, and Off Color top the list of notable breweries who make their grand return to GABF after a hiatus. Notable new ones to keep an eye out for include Blue Owl, Little Machine, Oddside Ales, Smog City Brewing, Spangalang Brewery, Toolbox Brewing, and Ursula Brewery.

14er Brewing CompanyDenverCO
1781 Brewing CompanySpotsylvaniaVA
1940's Brewing CompanyHolbrookNY
2nd Shift Brewing CoNew HavenMO
2SP Brewing CompanyAstonPA
38 State BrewingLittletonCO
4 Hands Brewing CoSaint LouisMO
4th Tap Brewing CooperativeAustinTX
54-40 Brewing CompanyWashougalWA
Alpine Beer CoSan DiegoCA
Alter Brewing CompanyDowners GroveIL
Arrogant BrewingEscondidoCA
Arts District Brewing CompanyLos AngelesCA
Ass Clown Brewing CoCorneliusNC
Auburn AlehouseAuburnCA
B-52 BrewingConroeTX
BAKFISH Brewing CompanyPearlandTX
Band Of BohemiaChicagoIL
Barebottle Brewing CompanySan FranciscoCA
Barhop BrewingPort AngelesWA
Barnett and Son Brewing CompanyParkerCO
Beachwood BrewingHuntington BeachCA
Beer By Design BreweryNorthglennCO
Big Alice Brewing CompanyLong Island CityNY
Big Bend Brewing CoAlpineTX
Bitter Brothers Brewing Co.San DiegoCA
Black Cloister Brewing CoToledoOH
Black Hammer BrewingSan FranciscoCA
Black Hog Brewing CoOxfordCT
Blue Owl BrewingAustinTX
BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.SanteeCA
Boise BrewingBoiseID
Bolo Beer CoValentineNE
Boundary Bay Brewery & BistroBellinghamWA
Braindead BrewingDallasTX
Branchline Brewing CompanySan AntonioTX
Brew Bus BrewingTampaFL
Brewed By GnomesPortlandOR
Burn'Em BrewingMichigan CityIN
Busted Sandal Brewing CompanySan AntonioTX
Butcher's BrewingSanteeCA
Byway Brewing CompanyHammondIN
Cabarrus Brewing CompanyConcordNC
Caboose Brewing Co.ViennaVA
Campbell Brewing CoCampbellCA
Cape May Brewing CompanyCape MayNJ
Castle Rock Beer CompanyCastle RockCO
Catawba Brewing CoMorgantonNC
Chapman Crafted BeerOrangeCA
Chapman's Brewing CompanyAngolaIN
Chelsea Craft Brewing Co LlcBronxNY
Chimera Brewing CompanyFort WorthTX
Church Street Brewing CompanyItascaIL
Claremont Craft AlesClaremontCA
Clouds BrewingRaleighNC
Colorado Boy Pub & BreweryRidgwayCO
Conshohocken Brewing Co.ConshohockenPA
Cooperstown Brewing CoMilfordNY
Copper Club Brewing CoFruitaCO
Crane Brewing CompanyRaytownMO
Crooked Thumb BrewerySafety HarborFL
Cruz Blanca CerveceriaChicagoIL
Culmination Brewing CoPortlandOR
Dark City Brewing CompanyAsbury ParkNJ
Dark Horse Brewing CoMarshallMI
Dayton Beer Co Brewpub & TaproomKetteringOH
Dead Hippie BrewingSheridanCO
Desert Barn Brewing Co.HesperiaCA
Devil's Canyon Brewing CompanySan CarlosCA
Double Nickel Brewing CompanyPennsauken TownshipNJ
Double Shift BrewingKansas CityMO
Dude's Brewing CoSomisCA
E.J. Phair Brewing Co.PittsburgCA
El Rancho BrewingEvergreenCO
El Segundo Brewing CoEl SegundoCA
Equinox BrewingFort CollinsCO
Evil Czech BreweryMishawakaIN
Evil Horse Brewing Company, LLCCreteIL
Falling Sky BrewingEugeneOR
Fanatic Brewing CompanyKnoxvilleTN
Farnam House Brewing CompanyOmahaNE
Flat Branch Pub and BrewingColumbiaMO
Flyers Restaurant and BreweryOak HarborWA
Flying Bike Cooperative BrewerySeattleWA
Foolproof Brewing CompanyPawtucketRI
Fort George BreweryAstoriaOR
Frothy Beard Brewing CoCharlestonSC
Full Sail Brewing CoHood RiverOR
Gaslight Brewery and RestaurantSouth OrangeNJ
Gella's Diner & Liquid Bread Brewing CoHaysKS
Genesee Brewing CompanyRochesterNY
Ghost Runners BreweryVancouverWA
Good City Brewing CompanyMilwaukeeWI
Good River Beer CompanyDenverCO
Grand Rounds Brewing CompanyRochesterMN
Granite Falls Brewing Co.Granite FallsNC
Grapevine Craft BreweryGrapevineTX
Great Frontier Brewing CompanyDenverCO
Great Notion BrewingPortlandOR
Grixsen Brewing CoPortlandOR
Groundbreaker BrewingPortlandOR
Half Acre Beer CoChicagoIL
Halfpenny Brewing CompanyCentennialCO
Hanson Brothers Beer CompanyTulsaOK
Helton Brewing CompanyPhoenixAZ
High Alpine Brewing CompanyGunnisonCO
Highland Brewing CoAshevilleNC
Highland Park BreweryLos AngelesCA
Holidaily Brewing CoGoldenCO
J Wells BreweryBoulderCO
Jester King BreweryAustinTX
Johnson City Brewing CoJohnson CityTN
Karbach Brewing CoHoustonTX
Kells Brew PubPortlandOR
Kindred Artisan AlesColumbusOH
Kinetic Brewing CompanyLancasterCA
Labrewatory, ThePortlandOR
Last Name BrewingUplandCA
Launch Pad BreweryAuroraCO
Laurelwood Public House and Brewery - NEPortlandOR
Libertine Brewing CompanySan Luis ObispoCA
Lightning BreweryPowayCA
Linden Street BreweryOaklandCA
Little Apple Brewing CoManhattanKS
Little Harpeth Brewing CoNashvilleTN
Little MachineDenverCO
Lost Rhino Brewing CoAshburnVA
Low Tide BrewingJohns IslandSC
Mad Malts Brewery & Tap RoomHuntsvilleAL
Main And Mill Brewing CompanyFestusMO
Mantra Artisan AlesFranklinTN
Marker 48 Brewing LLCBrooksvilleFL
MBF Brewing CoLos AngelesCA
McClellan's Brewing CompanyFort CollinsCO
McFate Brewing CompanyScottsdaleAZ
Metal Monkey Brewing LLCRomeovilleIL
Midnight Jack Brewing CompanyOceansideCA
Mikkeller Brewing San DiegoSan DiegoCA
Mission BrewerySan DiegoCA
Moccasin Bend Brewing CoChattanoogaTN
Modern Times Barrel HouseSan DiegoCA
Mystery Brewing CoHillsboroughNC
New Image Brewing CoArvadaCO
Night Shift Brewing, IncEverettMA
Nighthawk BreweryBroomfieldCO
No Clue Craft BreweryRancho CucamongaCA
Noble Rey Brewing CompanyDallasTX
North Country Brewing CoSlippery RockPA
North Loop Breiwng CoMinneapolisMN
Novo Brazil Brewing CompanyChula VistaCA
O'Connor Brewing CoNorfolkVA
Oak Highlands BreweryDallasTX
Oak Park Brewing CompanyOak ParkIL
Oakshire BrewingEugeneOR
Oceanside Ale WorksOceansideCA
Oceanside Brewing CompanyOceansdeCA
Odd Side AlesGrand HavenMI
Off Color BrewingChicagoIL
Ohio Brewing CompanyAkronOH
Olde Hickory BreweryHickoryNC
Ordnance BrewingBoardmanOR
Ornery Beer CompanyWoodbridgeVA
Palmetto Brewing CoCharlestonSC
Pennsylvania Brewing CoPittsburghPA
Periodic Brewing LLCLeadvilleCO
Perrin Brewing CompanyComstock ParkMI
Pig Minds Brewing CoMachesney ParkIL
Pinellas Ale WorksSaint PetersburgFL
Port Huron Brewing CoWisconsin DellsWI
Post Falls BrewingPost FallsID
Pro Re Nata BreweryCrozetVA
PT's Brewing Co.Las VegasNV
Pure ProjectSan DiegoCA
Rabbit Hole BrewingJustinTX
Rants And Raves BreweryMoscowID
Redemption AlewerksIndianapolisIN
Rentschler BrewingGeorgetownTX
ReUnion BreweryCoralvilleIA
Revelry Brewing Co.CharlestonSC
River North BreweryDenverCO
Roak Brewing Co.Royal OakMI
Rock Cut Brewing CompanyEstes ParkCO
Roughtail BrewingOklahoma CityOK
Rusty Rail BrewingMifflinburgPA
Sactown Union BrewerySacramentoCA
San Diego Brewing CoSan DiegoCA
Sanctuary Brewing CompanyHendersonvilleNC
Sanctum Brewing CoPomonaCA
Schlafly Beer/The Saint Louis Brewery, LLCSaint LouisMO
Second Chance Beer CompanySan DiegoCA
Second Line BrewingNew OrleansLA
Seedstock BreweryDenverCO
Ship Bottom BreweryWallingfordPA
Shoreline BreweryMichigan CityIN
Sibling Revelry BrewingWestlakeOH
SLO Brewing CoSan Luis ObispoCA
Smog City BrewingTorranceCA
Something BreweryBrightonCO
Spangalang BreweryDenverCO
State Brewing Co LLCGardenaCA
Steam Bell Beer WorksMidlothianVA
Sterling Pig BreweryMediaPA
Stevens Point BreweryStevens PointWI
Stockyards Brewing CompanyKansas CityMO
StormBreaker BrewingPortlandOR
Stoudts Brewing CoAdamstownPA
Studio BrewBristolVA
Tailgate Beer, LLCNashvilleTN
Tampa Bay Brewing CoTampaFL
Tangled Roots Brewing CompanyOttawaIL
Tank Brewing Company, TheMiamiFL
Tap Beer Company, TheBloomingtonIN
Tap It Brewing CoSan Luis ObispoCA
Taxman Brewing CoBargersvilleIN
Temblor Brewing CompanyBakersfieldCA
Terrapin Beer CoAthensGA
The LiveryBenton HarborMI
Toolbox Brewing CompanyVistaCA
Torched Hop BrewingAtlantaGA
Transplants Brewing CompanyPalmdaleCA
Twin Lakes Brewing CoWilmingtonDE
Upstream Brewing Co (#2)OmahaNE
Ursula BreweryAuroraCO
Virginia Beer Company, TheWilliamsburgVA
von Trapp BrewingStoweVT
Waddell's Brewing Co.SpokaneWA
Walter Brewing CompanyPuebloCO
Waverly Brewing CompanyBaltimoreMD
Whisper Creek Farm: Kitchen and BreweryOrlandoFL
Whitestone BreweryCedar ParkTX
Wiens Brewing Co / Weins Family CellarsTemeculaCA
Winchester Brew Works LLCWinchesterVA
Wolf Creek BreweryValenciaCA
Wolf Tree BrewerySeal RockOR
Yee-Haw Brewing, LLC.Johnson CityTN
Zephyr Brewing CoDenverCO

2016 Breweries Missing:

This is the complete list of breweries who attended last year’s fest but will not be in attendance this year. The biggest disappoints include absences by Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Cellarmaker Brewing Co., DC Brau, Funkwerks, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Paradox Brewing, Sanitas, Solemn Oath, Three Floyds Brewing, Wiley Roots and Yazoo.

1933 Brewing CoFort CollinsCO
A Taste of Long Island Craft BreweryFarmingdaleNY
Acoustic Ales Brewing ExperimentSan DiegoCA
Alewerks Brewing CompanyWilliamsburgVA
American Brewing CoEdmondsWA
Anchor Brewing CoSan FranciscoCA
Anderson Valley Brewing CoBoonvilleCA
Anheuser-Busch InBev - Saint LouisSaint LouisMO
Arcadia Brewing CoBattle CreekMI
Around the Bend Beer Co.ChicagoIL
Arvada Beer CompanyArvadaCO
Asher Brewing CoBoulderCO
Avalanche Brewing CoSilvertonCO
Back Forty Beer CoGadsdenAL
Backwoods Brewing CompanyCarsonWA
Banger Brewing CoLas VegasNV
Beach Chalet Brewing CoSan FranciscoCA
Beara Irish Brewing CompanyPortsmouthNH
Beer ArmyNew BernNC
Benoit-Casper BrewingRichmondCA
Berryessa Brewing CoWintersCA
Berthoud Brewing CompanyBerthoudCO
Big Beaver Brewing CoLovelandCO
Big Sky Brewing CoMissoulaMT
Big Timber BrewingElkinsWV
Bike Rack Brewing CoBentonvilleAR
Biscayne Bay Brewing CoMiamiFL
Bistronomy B2B Craft BreweryAlbuquerqueNM
Bitter Sisters Brewing CompanyAddisonTX
Block Brewing CompanyHowellMI
Bluebonnet Beer CoRound RockTX
Bluegrass Brewing Co - BrewpubLouisvilleKY
Bonfire BrewingEagleCO
Bootstrap Brewing CoNiwotCO
Boulevard Brewing CoKansas CityMO
Braven Brewing CompanyBrooklynNY
Braxton Brewing CompanyCovingtonKY
Breckenridge BreweryLittletonCO
Brew Hub, LLCLakelandFL
Brothers Craft BrewingHarrisonburgVA
BRU Handbuilt Ales and EatsBoulderCO
Butcherknife Brewing CompanySteamboat SpringsCO
Cademon Brewing CoGenoaIL
Calicraft Brewing CoWalnut CreekCA
Canyon Creek BrewingBillingsMT
Capitol City Brewing Co - ArlingtonArlingtonVA
Captain Lawrence Brewing CoElmsfordNY
Cellarmaker Brewing CompanySan FranciscoCA
Central Waters Brewing CoAmherstWI
Champion Brewing CompanyCharlottesvilleVA
Chatty Monks Brewing CompanyWest ReadingPA
Choc Beer CoKrebsOK
Clear Creek BrewingBuffaloWY
Clown Shoes BeersLexingtonMA
Coachella Valley Brewing CoThousand PalmsCA
CODA Brewing CompanyAuroraCO
College Street Brewhouse and PubLake Havasu CityAZ
Colorado PlusWheat RidgeCO
Confluence Brewing CoDes MoinesIA
Conyngham Brewing CompanyConynghamPA
CooperSmiths Pub and BrewingFort CollinsCO
Core Brewing & Distilling CoSpringdaleAR
Crabtree Brewing CoGreeleyCO
Dale Bros BreweryUplandCA
DC Brau BrewingWashingtonDC
Dodgeton Creek Brewing Co.TrinidadCO
Draught Works BrewingMissoulaMT
Druthers Brewing CoSaratoga SpringsNY
Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub - BurienBurienWA
Erie Brewing CoEriePA
Evans Brewing CoSanta AnaCA
Evil Genius Beer CoWest GrovePA
Fegley's Brew WorksBethlehemPA
FiftyFifty Brewing CoTruckeeCA
Finback BreweryBrooklynNY
Flossmoor Station Brewing CoFlossmoorIL
Fountain Square Brewing CoIndianapolisIN
Freak'N Brewing CompanyPeoriaAZ
Fredericksburg Brewing CoFredericksburgTX
Full Tilt BrewingBaltimoreMD
FunkwerksFort CollinsCO
Gino's Brewing CompanyChicagoIL
Goldspot Brewing CoDenverCO
Gravity BrewlabMiami BeachFL
Great Adirondack Brewing CompanyLake PlacidNY
Grey Sail Brewing Co. LLCWesterlyRI
Hale's Ales Brewery and PubSeattleWA
High Hops BreweryWindsorCO
Horny Goat Brewing CoMilwaukeeWI
Independent Brewing CompanyOaklandCA
Industrial Revolution Brewing CompanyErieCO
Infusion Brewing CompanyOmahaNE
Kannah Creek Brewing CoGrand JunctionCO
Kirkwood Station BrewingKirkwoodMO
LAB Brewing CoAgoura HillsCA
Ladyface Ale Companie, LLCAgoura HillsCA
Lake Tahoe Brewing CompanyCarson CityNV
Lakewood Brewing CoGarlandTX
Laughing Dog BrewingSandpointID
Lawson's Finest LiquidsMoretownVT
Little Toad Creek Brewery & DistillerySilver CityNM
Long Trail Brewing CoBridgewater CornersVT
Loop Brewing CoMc CookNE
Lucid BrewingMinnetonkaMN
Lucky Envelope BrewingSeattleWA
Marin Brewing CoLarkspurCA
Marley's Brewery & GrilleBloomsburgPA
Martin House Brewing CompanyFort WorthTX
Marz Community BrewingChicagoIL
McCoy's Public HouseKansas CityMO
McHale's BrewhouseChattanoogaTN
Meadowlark BrewingSidneyMT
Medusa Brewing CompanyHudsonMA
Middleton Brewing CoSan MarcosTX
Milly's Tavern - Stark Brewing CompanyManchesterNH
Miner Brewing CoHill CitySD
Moon River Brewing CoSavannahGA
Moonlight PizzaSalidaCO
Morgantown Brewing CoMorgantownWV
Mother's Brewing CoSpringfieldMO
Motorworks BrewingBradentonFL
Moylan's Brewery & RestaurantNovatoCA
Mt. Tabor Brewing CoVancouverWA
Napa Smith Brewery & WineryNapaCA
New Bohemia Brewing CoSanta CruzCA
North By Northwest Restaurant and BreweryAustinTX
Odd Otter Brewing CompanyTacomaWA
Ohana Brewing CoLos AngelesCA
Old Bust Head Brewing Co.WarrentonVA
Orlison Brewing CompanyAirway HeightsWA
Otter Creek Brewing CoMiddleburyVT
Panther Island Brewing CompanyFort WorthTX
Paradox Beer CoDivideCO
Phantom Carriage BreweryGardenaCA
Pigeon Hill Brewing CoMuskegonMI
Plank Town BrewingSpringfieldOR
Point Ybel Brewing CompanyFort MyersFL
Prism Brewing CompanyNorth WalesPA
Race Street Brew WorksClearfieldPA
Rare Form BrewingTroyNY
Red Door Brewing CompanyAlbuquerqueNM
Reel Brew Co.Sherman OaksCA
Right Brain BreweryTraverse CityMI
Rincon BreweryCarpinteriaCA
Rochester Mills Production BreweryAuburn HillsMI
Rough Draft BrewingSan DiegoCA
Round Guys Brewing CoLansdalePA
Saddlebock BrewerySpringdaleAR
Saltwater BreweryDelray BeachFL
Salty Nut BreweryHuntsvilleAL
San Luis Valley Brewing CoAlamosaCO
Sanitas Brewing CoBoulderCO
Saucony Creek Brewing CompanyKutztownPA
Schooner Exact Brewing CoSeattleWA
Shades of Pale BreweryPark CityUT
Shamrock Brewing CompanyPuebloCO
Sketchbook Brewing CompanyEvanstonIL
Skyland Ale WorksCoronaCA
Slapshot BrewingChicagoIL
Small Town BreweryWaucondaIL
Smuggler's BrewpubTellurideCO
Solemn Oath BreweryNapervilleIL
Sonoma Springs Brewing CoSonomaCA
Sound BreweryPoulsboWA
South Street BreweryCharlottesvilleVA
Southern Pines Brewing CompanySouthern PinesNC
Speakeasy Ales and LagersSan FranciscoCA
Springfield Brewing CoSpringfieldMO
Stable 12 Brewing CompanyPhoenixvillePA
Station 26 Brewing CoDenverCO
Stickmen BreweryLake OswegoOR
Sudwerk Brewing CoDavisCA
Territorial Brewing CompanySpringfieldMI
Texian Brewing CoRichmondTX
The Brewer's CabinetRenoNV
Three Floyds Brewing CoMunsterIN
Thunder Canyon BreweryTucsonAZ
Thunderhead Brewing CoKearneyNE
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing CoFresnoCA
Traveler Beer CompanyBostonMA
Tupps BreweryMcKinneyTX
Tustin Brewing CoTustinCA
Twisted Manzanita AlesSanteeCA
Twisted X Brewing CoDripping SpringsTX
Uncle Billy's Brew & QueAustinTX
Unruly Brewing CompanyMuskegonMI
Upstate Brewing CoElmiraNY
URBN Brewing CoEl CajonCA
Vintage Brewing CoMadisonWI
Westminster Brewing CoWestminsterCO
Whetstone Station Restaurant and BreweryBrattleboroVT
Wild Heaven Craft BeersDecaturGA
Wiley Roots Brewing CoGreeleyCO
Wolfe Brewing CompanyPagosa SpringsCO
Wren House Brewing CompanyPhoenixAZ
Yazoo Brewing CoNashvilleTN
Zilker Brewing CoAustinTX

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