Great American Beer Festival Experience Passport 2020

Great American Beer Festival Experience Passport 2020

Every Fall the Great American Beer Festival is held in Denver, CO featuring the commercial competition, seminars, happy hours, and of course gallons of beer consumed. Like everything else this year, GABF 2020 has been canceled. But to not end the tradition in its 39th year in the face of a global pandemic, they have created the Festival Experience Passport to be used across the country at your favorite local breweries.

With the slogan “BREWNITED” the purpose is to support local breweries and still get the taste of the festival without traveling. Since Honolulu County is now on a tiered re-opening, there is a chance to participate.

From the festival’s website:

“Between October 1-18, Great American Beer Festival passport holders will have exclusive access to beery deals at participating festival breweries nationwide. Participating breweries and brewery deals are added on a rolling basis and the list will be finalized Sept. 15, 2020.”

“In addition, from October 16-17, passport holders will have exclusive access to online content during the Official Virtual Festival. Tune in for tips and tricks to enhance beer knowledge and enjoyment; lager lore and sudsy stories from craft beer luminaries; profiles of breweries and individuals that are transforming their communities one beer at a time; and flavor fusions through beer and food pairings to tantalize the taste buds.”

Passports can be purchased here and cost $20 per person. While it may sound like a lot for not many local participants, it is still a way to help promote craft beer and help our local breweries.

These are the participants in alphabetical order. All offers run from October 1 to 18, 2020. If any are added closer to the festival they will be added. Also view the nationwide map here.

Broken Boundary Brewery

     740 Moowaa St Suite A, Honolulu, HI 96817

     A one-time 20% off discount on beer and merchandise purchase.

Waikiki Brewing Kaka’ako Pub

     831 Queen St, Honolulu, HI 96813

     Special single sixtel keg beer release of Jalapeno Ass only available to passport holders.

     50% off a core beer each visit from October 1-18, 2020.

Maui Brewing Company Kihei (Maui)

     605 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei, HI 96753

     Choice of: free dessert with purchase of an entrée OR one free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

     Live event: “We’ll also be airing the virtual festival awards ceremony and more on October 16 & 17th!”

Maui Brewing Company Lahaina (Maui)

     4405 HI-30 Ste 217, Lahaina, HI 96761

     Choice of: free dessert with purchase of an entrée OR one free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

Maui Brewing Company Kailua (Oahu)

     573 Kailua Rd Suite 105, Kailua, HI 96734

     Choice of: free dessert with purchase of an entrée OR one free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *