Beer Man

Five new things to look for at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival doesn't change much from year to year. It is always a massive draw, a tourism magnet and the place to be seen for breweries and beer lovers alike. But the Boulder-based Brewers Association, which hosts the festival, October 11-13, does like to keep it relevant, so it makes some tweaks and adjustments each year. The biggest change this year is the number participating breweries (see below), but that's not the only thing attendees will want to look out for. Here's our list.

See also -The 2012 #GABF will have a stunning 114 more breweries than last year -Twelve new breweries and 87 total will represent Colorado at GABF -The Great American Beer Festival: Five new things in 2010

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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