Great American Beer Festival
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
When a beer festival is proclaimed "one of the top 1,000 places in the United States to visit before you die," then you know it's going to be good. The GABF is the premier gathering of American breweries and craft beer aficionados, as evidenced by the selection of over two thousand beers in attendance. Don't forget to drink lots of water and pack aspirin; this is, after, the Mile-High City.