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Roundup | GABF Passport Offers Exclusive Beer Release Opportunities

Roundup | GABF Passport Offers Exclusive Beer Release Opportunities

As 2020 continues to shift all of our favorite events to digital platforms, this year’s Great American Beer Festival has introduced a digital brewery passport in an effort to give beer fans the opportunity to enjoy free beers, discounted merch, and in some cases, access. to exclusive beers.

For $20 passport holders will have access to deals from over 1000 breweries across the country. Several breweries decided to get creative in a number of different ways, offering free taster flights of beers entered into this year’s competition, tasters of medals winning beers from past years, commemorative GABF glassware, Anderson Valley is offering a free round of disc golf, Boston Beer is offering Sam Adams t-shirts inspired by their vintage design dating back to their first GABF, and several breweries are also offering pretzel necklaces to harken back to the festival experience.

You can also celebrate GABF at home with a wide variety of specialty beers available for pick-up or delivery from Molly’s Spirits

However, many more breweries are offering pass holders exclusive beer releases including breweries like WeldWerks, who is giving pass holders the first opportunity to purchase their highly sought-after Peanut Butter Cup Medianoche and Starriest Night Imperial Stout. We’ve rounded up as many of those as we could find.

Photo provided by WeldWerks Brewing

The GABF Brewery Passport is now active through October 18 and includes access to the virtual festival, which includes sessions from the likes of Garrett Oliver, Natalie and Vinny Cilurzo, Ken Grossman, Marcus Baskerville, Tomme Arthur and many more taking place October 16-17. Grab your copy of the passport here.

Adams Street Brewery – Chicago, Illinois 

Limited, Brewer Curated 6-packs, and our first-ever, English Barleywine Bombers, with a Special Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, Oct 15th-6 PM CDT with Head Brewer-Anthony Coronato and Brand Manager-Colleen Silk.


Atlanta Brewing Co – Atlanta, Georgia

All passport holders will receive buy one pint, get one free of our GABF Special Release!


Area Two Experimental Brewing – Stratford, Connecticut

20% off all Beer-2-Go & Take Home Area Two Experimental beers entered into the GABF competition!


B&J’s Handcrafted Texas Ales – CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas

Free 8 oz sample of regularly priced House beers-One Time Use Special GABF release brew – Imperial Pumpkin Stout.


BAA BAA BREWHOUSE – Brookshire, Texas

Exclusive access to GABF Special Release Beer – purchase on site during Baa Baa Drive Through or Walk up sales


Ballast Point Brewing Company – Chicago, Illinois & San Diego, California

Rye Whiskey Barrel Piper Down 750ml GABF Oct 1-Oct 18 given to “passholders”


Bent Run Brewing Co – Warren, Pennsylvania

One time Free flight pour of special GABF beer with any purchase. Exclusive access to GABF beer during festival. 20% discount on all Merchandise. One time BOGO on any Draft.


Big Sexy Brewing Company – Sacramento, California

Free 6 Oz sample, Discount on merchandise, free delivery or discount on curbside pick up, Exclusive access to GABF release beer


Bitter Sisters Brewing Company – Addison, Texas

Exclusive access to GABF special release beer. 20% off beer to go. One time use only.


Brew Abyss LLC DBA Ancestry Brewing – Tualatin, Oregon

Exclusive access to GABF special release beers. Free samples. Discounted curbside on the special release beers for those not comfortable in sitting inside.


Brewery X – Anaheim, California

Exclusive access to GABF special flight (GABF beers entered). Currently at our brewery we are not offering flights so Passport holders would have access to flights of GABF beers.


Brown’s Brewing Co – North Hoosick, New York

Exclusive Access to GABF Special Release Beer Discount on Curbside pickup


CottonTown Brew Lab – Columbia, South Carolina

Exclusive access to GABF special release beer


Crystal Springs Brewing CoLouisville, Colorado

BOGO On All GABF Special Release Beers – One Time Use Only


Denver Beer CoDenver, Colorado

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO GABF SPECIAL RELEASE BEER of Barrel Aged Japance Off on Friday 10/3. Limited Edition DBC Glassware Release On Wednesday 10/1. $6 20% off merchandise (code GABF2020) or show the passport at the taproom


Dixie Brewing Company, LLC – New Orleans, Louisiana



East Brother Beer Company – Richmond, California

Exclusive access to the East Brother Beer GABF-in-a-Box. $15 for a 6-pack variety pack including the Lager Series Festbier, one limited-edition taster cup, stickers, buttons and a Neck Nosh pretzel necklace. Experience the 2020 GABF from the comfort of your couch. Plus, 25% off all merchandise!


Eighty-Three Brewery – Akron, Ohio

20% Off Beer Flights! • Early Access to our BBA Christmas Ale, 25,000 Twinkle Lights. Sold in 22oz bottles. It won’t be released again until after Thanksgiving! (Limit 2 per person) • $3 Bavarian Pretzel Sticks – 50% Off! • 10% Off Merch!


Elk Valley Brewing – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Exclusive GABF Passport Holder-only Tap!


Figurehead Brewing Company – Seattle, Washington

Exclusive access to early release of our St. Charlie doppelbock which won’t be available to the general public until November! Also get $3 off a flight of tasters and 10% off merchandise.


Fireforge Crafted Beer – Greenville, South Carolina

Exclusive access to purchase a 16 oz. 4-pack series of special GABF small batch beers.


Garden Path Fermentation – Burlington, Washington

Exclusive access to a limited release gift set of three editions of The Prime Barrel Age (2, 3, & 4), our blend of mature barrel aged beers, plus a Garden Path “tulip” glass.


Goodwood Brewing Co LLC – Louisville & Frankfort, Kentucky



Green Mountain Beer Company – Lakewood, Colorado

Exclusive access to GABF special release beer


Hellbent Brewing Company – Seattle, Washington

Free Delivery & Access to GABF Special Beer one time use(Online Only Use Promo code available on passport holder site”)


Hold Out Brewing – Austin, Texas

Hold Out Brewing will be releasing the first beer in a new Artist Series called “Hard In The Paint.” Passport holders will have access to a special, limited edition print, designed by Lauren Dickens, the first artist in our series. 


Kelsey City Brewing Company – Lake Park, Florida

$10 taster flight of 6 of our beers beers; Exclusive access to Special GABF release beer; Buy 3 crowlers get 1 free.


Künstler Brewing – San Antonio, Texas

Free half pint of exclusive for GABF special release beer.


La Verne Brewing – La Verne, California

Discount on Flight Board. Exclusive Access to GABF Special Release Beer


Lil Beaver Brewery, LLC – Bloomington, Illinois

Access to special release beer


Maine Beer Company – Freeport, Maine

20% off online merchandise + free brewery exclusive sample in the tasting room (One Time Use Only)


Muckraker Beermaker – Franklin, New Jersey



New Magnolia Brewing CoHouston, Texas

Free 6oz sample. Exclusive access and 20% off GABF special release beers. Discounts on select Merchandise.


Noble Beast Brewing Co. – Cleveland, Ohio

Exclusive access to “We Dont Rat, We Dont Run” 15.3% ABV Foeder-aged Barleywine draft pours. While supplies lasts. $6 six ounce pours. 10% off merch.


Nocterra Brewing Company – Powell, Ohio

Exclusive access to to GABF special release beer


Odell Brewing Company – Rino BrewhouseDenver, Colorado

Buy one, get one pint of our RiNo Exclusive draft beer! “One time use only”


Pug Ryan’s Brewing Company – Dillon, Colorado

GABF Rum Barrel Aged Mexican Amber Lager Beer release. Each participant gets a 6oz pour of the Barrel Release.


Raleigh Brewing Company – Cary & Raleigh location, North Carolina

Exclusive access to GABF special release beer and discount on merch


Revolution Brewing – Chicago, Illinois

Revolution Brewery’s passport deal gives you access to order the selection of beers they entered in this year’s virtual GABF. The package available for purchase includes a selection of beers, tasting glasses and your official attendee lanyard. Psst… mention your passport or display upon pick up for a bonus gift!


River North Brewery – Blake Street Taproom – Both Denver Locations, Colorado

Brewer’s Specialty Barrel Release


River Rouge Brewing Company – Royal Oak, Michigan

3 dollars off Discounted flight of tasters Exclusive Access to Special Release BBA GABF beer 20% of Merchandise.


Side Lot Brewery – Wauconda, Illinois

Special Release Beer


Skyland Ale Works – Corona, California

Special release beer: Barrel-Aged Cardinal Royale


Stable Craft Brewing – Waynesboro, Virginia

Access to special release beer.


Stereo Brewing Co – Placentia, California

1/2 off a tasting flight featuring GABF winning beers & an exclusive 2020 GABF release beer.


Straight to Ale – Huntsville, Alabama

Exclusive access to GABF special release beer Discount on merchandise


Texas Ale Project – Dallas, Texas

Beer garden is open & now serving food! Exclusive Access to GABF Special Release draft beers & growler fills for Passport holders while supplies last + 15% OFF Beer to Go and Merchandise ** max 1 case of beer ** Shirts, hats, wall tackers and more.


The Bruery – Placentia, California

Enjoy 10% off total check for on-premise consumption at our Tasting Rooms (valid 1 per visit). ⁃ Exclusive access to taste Reserve Society beers available at our Tasting Rooms. ⁃ Access to taste GABF submission beers.


Tuckerman Brewing Co – Conway, New Hampshire

Exclusive Access to our Tasting Box Experiences. Ships to you (eligible states only) or pickup at our brewery. Must use promo code/present passport at purchase. 20% off merchandise purchase online or at our brewery. Must use promo code/present passport at purchase. Promo Codes and link to our Tasting Box Experiences found on passport holders site


Upslope Brewing Company – Boulder, Colorado

Upslope Brewing Co. will have special beer releases along with discounts on to-go beer and merchandise! Show your GABF Passport, buy a beer, get your second for free! Also 20% off all merchandise in either of our two Boulder Tap Rooms! Want more beer? All passport holders can take a buck off all 6-packs to go!


Verboten Brewing – Loveland, Colorado

50% off taster flight of 4, with exclusive access to GABF special release beer. One Time Use Only


VisionQuest Brewing Company – Boulder, Colorado

Exclusive access to GABF special release beer or select BOGO Pints


Vista Brewing – Driftwood, Texas

Free 4oz sample of any draft beer of your choice. 50% off a pint or beer flight. Exclusive access to GABF Limited Release Beer for and purchase. 10% discount on Vista branded merchandise.


Waikiki Brewing Company – Honolulu, Hawaii

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO GABF SPECIAL RELEASE BEER. $3.50 first beer from our core line.


Walter Station Brewery – Phoenix, Arizona

While supplies last; Free gifts, Exclusive access to GABF special release beers, 25% off all merchandise. All deals are available from Oct. 1 – 18 while supplies last.


Weathered Souls Brewing Co. – San Antonio, Texas



WeldWerks Brewing Co. – Greeley, Colorado

GABF passport holders will have exclusive first access to purchase bottles of the 2020 release of Peanut Butter Cup Medianoche and Starriest Night


Wingwalker Brewing – Monrovia, California

Free Sample, discount on flight, Exclusive access to GABF special release


Woods Boss Brewing Company – Denver, Colorado

BOGO – Special release GABF beer available to Pass holders only – 20% discount on Merch – 20% discount on Beer to Go – Pennant Race 2020 Participant


Yellowhammer Brewery – Huntsville, Alabama

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO GABF SPECIAL RELEASE BEER – Barrel Aged Tobacco Road, aged in Yellowhammer Whiskey Barrels

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