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BREAKING | 2017 GABF’s New, Returning & Missing Breweries

Garrett Oliver GABF

Each year one of the most exciting aspects of the Great American Beer Festival is the ability to explore and sample some of the country’s best new breweries that have emerged on the scene. Additionally, it can be equally as rewarding to revisit some familiar faces you may only get to try once each year at the country’s largest beer showcase. However with the growing nature of the festival, and the Brewer’s Association’s move to a lottery system, we also tend to lose some familiar friends. As we’ve done each year, we’ve broken down the new / returning breweries as well as those who sadly aren’t coming back for this year’s Great American Beer Festival.

(MORE: The Complete List of Breweries Attending 2017 GABF)

2017 New/Returning Breweries

This is the complete list of breweries who are attending GABF in 2017 who did not attend last year. Notable new and returning breweries that you shouldn’t miss include: Amplified Ale Works, Boomtown Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Cascade Brewing, Cellarmaker Brewing, Council Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, DC Brau Brewing, FiftyFifty Brewing Co, Forager Brewing, Funkwerks, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co, Ladyface Ale Company, Resolute Brewing Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co, Speciation Artisan Ales, The Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Three Floyds Brewing Co and Toppling Goliath.

Brewery Name
13 Stripes Brewery
2nd Story Brewing Company
8th Wonder Brewery
Abnormal Beer Company
AC Golden Brewing Company
Accomplice Beer Company
Actual Brewing Company, LLC
Adelbert's Brewery LLC
Alliance Brewing Company
Altamont Beer Works
Altstadt Brewery
American Harvest Brewpub At Schoolcraft College
Amplified Ale Works
Angry Horse Brewing
Armadillo Ale Works
Arrowhead Ales Brewing Company
Artifex Brewing Company
Bad Lab Beer Co.
Bandon Brewing Company
Bar Hygge / Brewery Techne
Barley Creek Brewing Co
Barnaby Brewing Company
Barrage Brewing Co
Bauhaus Brew Labs
Baxter Brewing Co, LLC
Bay City Brewing Co.
Bbgb Brewery And Hop Farm
Beara Brewing Co.
Bearded Fox Brewing Co.
Belleview Brew House LLC
Berryessa Brewing Co
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Storm Brewing Co.
Black Shirt Brewing Co
Blackrocks Brewery
Blue Skye Brewery & Eats
Boomtown Brewery
Bootstrap Brewing Co
Boulevard Brewing Co
Bravery Brewing
Brewability Lab
BrewDog Brewing Company, LLC
Brewery At Simmzys Burbank
Briar Common Brewery
Brieux Carre Brewing Company
Brink Brewing Company
Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative
Brouwerij West
Brown Truck Brewery
Brues Alehouse Brewing Company
Building 8 Brewing
Bull Island Brewing Company
C.B. and Potts/Big Horn Brewery - Westminster
Calicraft Brewing Co
Cambridge House Brew Pub - Granby
Canyon Creek Brewing
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co
Cascade Brewing
Cellarmaker Brewing Company
Central Waters Brewing Co
Channel Brewing Co.
Cheluna Brewing Company
Chula Vista Brewery
Colorado Plus
Commonwealth Brewing Co.
Community Beer Works
Confluence Brewing Co
CooperSmiths Pub and Brewing
Council Brewing Company
Craft Brewing Company
Crestone Brewing Company
Crooked Lane Brewing Co.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Crow Peak Brewing Co
Crystal Lake Brewing Co.
Cueni Brewing Co.
Damgoode Pies
Danville Brewing Company
Dayton Beer Co Production Brewery & Bierhall
DC Brau Brewing
Dialogue Brewing
Dionysus Brewing Co.
Double Mountain Brewery
Dragoon Brewing Co
Drekker Brewing Company
Eddyline Brewing LLC
Elk Mountain Brewing Co
Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub
Evergreen Tap House
Evil Genius Beer Co
Fat Bottom Brewing
Fegley's Brew Works
Ferguson Brewing Co
FiftyFifty Brewing Co
Finch Beer Company
Florence Brewing Company
Forager Brewing Company
Fossil Cove Brewing Co
Four Saints Brewing
Four Sons Brewing Production
Friendship Brewing Company
Funky Buddha Brewery
Gatlinburg Brewing Company
Georgetown Brewing Co
Gilgamesh Brewing Co
Good Neighbor Brews
GoodLife Brewing Company
Goshen Brewing Company
Gravity Brewlab
Great Beer Co
Great Central Brewing Company
Great North Aleworks
Green Cheek Beer Company
Green Mountain Beer Company
Greenbush Brewing Co
Guanella Pass Brewing Company, LLC
Haint Blue Brewing Company
Happy Basset Brewing Company
Helio Basin Brewing Company
Hermitage Brewing Company
Hi Sign Brewing
Hi-Wire Brewing South Slope Specialty Brewery
HopSaint Brewing Company
Hourglass Brewing
Humble Sea Brewing Co
Hysteria Brewing Company
Idle Vine Brewing Company
Immersion Brewing
Independent Brewing Company
Indiana City Brewing
Intersect Brewing
Ironclad Brewery
Ix Craft House
Jellyfish Brewing Company
Jessup Farm Barrel House
Kern River Brewing Company Back Yard
Kros Strain Brewing Company
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co
Kulshan Brewing Co
Lady Justice Brewing Company
Ladyface Ale Companie, LLC
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
Lancaster Brewing Co
Latitude 33 Brewing Co
Lewis & Clark Brewing Co
Lion Brewery Inc, The
Lo-Fi Brewing
Loma Brewing Company
Lone Pine Brewing Company
Loowit Brewing
Lost Cabin Beer Co.
Loveland Aleworks
Lucky Star Brewery
Lupulin Brewing
Mad Beach Brewing
Main Street Brewery
Manifest Beer Company
Maplewood Brewing Company
Marin Brewing Co
Masthead Brewing Co
Mastry's Brewing Co.
Maxline Brewing
McCoy's Public House
Medusa Brewing Company
Metazoa Brewing Co.
Middleton Brewing Co
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
Minglewood Brewery
Mirror Twin Brewing
Missouri Beer Company
Moon River Brewing Co
Moonlight Pizza
Municipal Brew Works
Napa Smith Brewery & Winery
Nashville Brewing Company
New Bohemia Brewing Co
New District Brewing Company
New Sarum Brewing
New Terrain Brewing Company
NOBO Brewing Company
North By Northwest Restaurant and Brewery - Slaughter
North Mountain Brewing Co
North Park Beer Co.
On Tour Brewing Co.
Open Door Brewing Company
Pair O' Dice Brewing Company
Paradise Creek Brewery
Pariah Brewing Company
Parkers Hilltop Brewery
Parkersburg Brewing Co
Parts & Labor Brewing Company
Peak To Peak Tap & Brew
Peaks N Pines Brewing Company
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co
Pleasure House Brewing
Prairie Krafts Brewing Company
Pumphouse Brewery and Restaurant
Quarter Celtic Brewpub
Rails End Beer Company
Red Horn Brewing Co.
Reprise Brewing
Resident Brewing
Resolute Brewing Company
Revision Brewing Company
Right Brain Brewery
Rough Draft Brewing
Rouleur Brewing Company
Round Guys Brewing Co
Sanitas Brewing Co
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Schulz Brau Brewing Company
Scofflaw Brewing Co
Seaside Brewery
Second District Brewing Co.
Seismic Brewing Co.
Shipwrecked Restaurant and Brewery
Shoe Tree Brewing Co.
Silva Brewing
Silver Moon Brewing
Single Speed Brewing Co
Solvang Brewing Company - Lompoc
Southern Sun Pub and Brewery
SouthNorte Beer Co.
Speciation Artisan Ales
Square Peg Brewerks
St. Elmo Brewing Company
St. Pete Brewing Company
Stable 12 Brewing Company
Standard Deviant Brewing
Starr Brothers Brewing Co.
State 48 Brewery
Steady Habit Brewing Company
Stonehome Brewing Company
Sudwerk Brewing Co
Tattered Flag Brewery
The Bold Missy Brewery
The Collective Brewing Project
The Explorium Brewpub
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
The Knuckle Brewing Company
The Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Thorn Brewing Co
Three Floyds Brewing Co
Tonewood Brewing
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co
Town In City Brewing Co, LLC
Twisted Spur Brewing
U4ic Brewing, Inc.
Uncommon Brewers
Uptown Market Brewing
Uturn BBQ
Vanessa House Beer Company
Ventura Coast Brewing Company
Victor 23 Craft Brewery
Vision Quest Brewing Company
Walking Tree Brewery
Water Street Brewery
Westallion Brewing Company
Westbound & Down Brewing Company
WestFax Brewing Co.
Whiner Beer Company
Wiens Brewing Co
Woods Bar & Brewery
WopsHops Brewing Company
Working Class Brewery
Wren House Brewing Company
Zaftig Brewing Co.
Zion Canyon Brewing Co
Zuni Street Brewing Company

2017 Missing Breweries

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 J Wakefield, Jester King and New Glarus. Also interesting to note is that all Coors-owned craft-y breweries including Blue Moon, Terrapin, Saint Archer, Hop Valley and Revolver are notably absent with AC Golden and Coors Brewing as the only exceptions, as well as a majority of Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned The High End entities absent as well, excluding Four Peaks and Blue Point as the exceptions.

Brewery Name
10 Barrel Brewing Co
1781 Brewing Company
1940's Brewing Company
2nd Shift Brewing Co
38 State Brewing
4 Hands Brewing Co
4th Tap Brewing Cooperative
5 Rabbit Cerveceria Inc
Alameda Brewing Co
All Rise Brewing Co
Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co
Alpine Dog Brewing Co
Alvarado Street Brewery
Anthem Brewing Co
Arrogant Brewing
Auburn Alehouse
B-52 Brewing
Backcountry Brewery
Band Of Bohemia
Barebottle Brewing Company
Bayou Teche Brewing
Beer By Design Brewery
Bend Brewing Co
Big Bend Brewing Co
Black Diamond Brewing Co
Black Hammer Brewing
Black Hog Brewing Co
Black Star Co-op
Black Tooth Brewing Co
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Blue Mountain Brewery
BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.
Bolo Beer Co
Branchline Brewing Company
Brenner Brewing
Brew Hub, LLC
Brewed By Gnomes
Brewery Rickoli
BridgePort Brewing Co
Bubba Brew's Brewing Company
Busted Sandal Brewing Company
Butcher's Brewing
Campbell Brewing Co
Carbondale Beer Works
Carbondale Craft Beer - Makers of Little Egypt Beer
Castle Rock Beer Company
Catawba Brewing Co
CH Evans Brewing Co/Albany Pump Station
Chama River Brewing Company
Chimera Brewing Company
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co
Church Street Brewing Company
Clouds Brewing
Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery
Cooperstown Brewing Co
Copper Club Brewing Co
Craft Brew Alliance - Kona Brewery
Crooked Can Brewing Co
Crystal Springs Brewing Co
Dad & Dudes Breweria
Dark City Brewing Company
Declaration Brewing Company
Desert Barn Brewing Co.
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Devils Backbone Brewing Co - Basecamp
Double Shift Brewing
Dude's Brewing Co
Due South Brewing Co
E.J. Phair Brewing Co.
El Segundo Brewing Co
Elevation Beer Company
Elevator Brewing Co - Production facility
Elysian Brewing Co
Evil Czech Brewery
Excel Brewing Co
Fall Brewing Company
Fifth Street Brewpub
Flat Branch Pub and Brewing
Florida Beer Co
Flyers Restaurant and Brewery
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
Flying Dog Brewery
Foolproof Brewing Company
Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern
Frothy Beard Brewing Co
Full Sail Brewing Co
Ghost Runners Brewery
Golden Road Brewing
Good City Brewing Company
Goose Island Beer Co / Fulton St
Grapevine Craft Brewery
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co
Hall Brewing Company
Hanson Brothers Beer Company
Harpoon Brewery
Heavy Seas Beer
Helton Brewing Company
Highland Brewing Co
Hoppin' Frog Brewing Co
Humperdinks Restaurant & Brewery - Dallas (NW Hwy)
J Wakefield Brewing
J Wells Brewery
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co
Jester King Brewery
Johnson City Brewing Co
Karbach Brewing Co
Kindred Artisan Ales
Kinetic Brewing Company
King Harbor Brewing Co
Labrewatory, The
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Last Name Brewing
Laurelwood Public House and Brewery - NE
Lightning Brewery
Linden Street Brewery
Little Harpeth Brewing Co
Logboat Brewing Co
Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen
Magic Hat Brewing Co
Main And Mill Brewing Company
Mammoth Brewing
Mark Twain Brewing Company
Marker 48 Brewing LLC
Mazama Brewing Co
MBF Brewing Co
McFate Brewing Company
Metal Monkey Brewing LLC
Midnight Jack Brewing Company
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Mitten Brewing Co
Moccasin Bend Brewing Co
Mockery Brewing
Moerlein Lager House
Mother Road Brewing Co
Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery
Mystery Brewing Co
New Glarus Brewing Co
New Glory Craft Brewery
New Orleans Lager and Ale Brewing (NOLA Brewing)
New Planet Beer Co
Newburyport Brewing Co
Nighthawk Brewery
No Clue Craft Brewery
Noble Rey Brewing Company
North Loop Breiwng Co
O'Connor Brewing Co
Oak Highlands Brewery
Oceanside Ale Works
Oceanside Brewing Company
Ohio Brewing Company
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, The
Oliver Brewing Company
Ordnance Brewing
Pagosa Brewing & Grill
Palmetto Brewing Co
Pateros Creek Brewing
Pedernales Brewing Co
Pennsylvania Brewing Co
Perch Pub & Brewery, The
Phantom Ales
Pigeon Head Brewery
Pikes Peak Brewing
Pinellas Ale Works
Pints Brewery and Sports Bar
Pizza Port Ocean Beach
Port Brewing Co
Port Huron Brewing Co
Portland Brewing
Post Falls Brewing
Pro Re Nata Brewery
PT's Brewing Co.
Pug Ryan's Brewing Company
Pure Project
Rabbit Hole Brewing
RAM/Big Horn Brewery - Lakewood
RAM/Big Horn Brewery - Wheeling
Red Lodge Ales Brewing
Redemption Alewerks
Rentschler Brewing
ReUnion Brewery
Revival Brewing
Revolver Brewing
Rick Tanner's Grille & Bar/Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative
River North Brewery
Roughtail Brewing
Rusty Rail Brewing
Saint Archer Brewing Company
San Diego Brewing Co
Sanctuary Brewing Company
Second Line Brewing
Shine Brewing Co.
Slanted Rock Brewing Co
SLO Brewing Co
Smog City Brewing
South Austin Brewery
Southbound Brewing Co
Spangalang Brewery
Spoetzl Brewery
Squatters Craft Beers
State Brewing Co LLC
Stevens Point Brewery
Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co.
StoneyHead Brewing LLC
Stoudts Brewing Co
Stoup Brewing
Strangeways Brewing
Swamp Head Brewery
Taft's Ale House
Tampa Bay Brewing Co
Taos Mesa Brewing Co
Tap It Brewing Co
Temblor Brewing Company
Terrapin Beer Co
The Livery
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
Thomas Creek Brewery
Thorn Street Brewery
Three Notch'd Brewing Company
Titletown Brewing Co
Toolbox Brewing Company
Tractor Brewing Co
Trumer Brauerei
Twin Lakes Brewing Co
Upstream Brewing Co (#2)
Virginia Beer Company, The
von Trapp Brewing
Waddell's Brewing Co.
Waikiki Brewing Company
Walter Brewing Company
Wander Brewing
Wasatch Brewery
Waverly Brewing Company
Wicked Weed Brewing - Asheville
Wicked Weed Brewing - Candler
Wicked Weed Funk House
Winchester Brew Works LLC
Wolf Creek Brewery
Wolf Tree Brewery
Woodfour Brewing Company
Woods Beer Company
Worthy Brewing Company
Yee-Haw Brewing, LLC.
Zephyr Brewing Co

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  1. Ryan Clark

    Yak and Yeti changed their name to Spice Trade this year. They are still attending.

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