09/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Best Beer Festivals In America

Dozens of festivals dot America, but one of the first--and finest--is Denver's GABF. "It's beer nirvana," says Jones. "There's a great vibe because you're in a room with people who, like you, are deeply in love with craft beer." The event was founded in 1982 and now attracts upward of 46,000 enthusiasts who come to sample the nearly 2,800 stouts, India pale ales and lagers poured by 450-plus breweries hailing from coast to coast.

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