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Photos: Hats and Beards and the People of the 33rd Annual Great American Beer Festival

What do you get when you combine 710 breweries, more than 3,500 beers, 3,200 volunteers and 49,000 beer-loving drinkers over three days? You get the mayhem that is the Great American Beer Festival. Westword photographer Danielle Lirette was there to capture all of the beer-soaked fun. Take a look at the photos on the next page, or view all three slide shows: Thursday Night at GABF; the Beer Hats and Beards of GABF; and the People of the Great American Beer Festival.

See also: Photos: The Great American Beer Festival Brings Joy to Denver

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