Denver's Ultimate Beer-cation Giveaway Offers a Trip to Denver and the Great American Beer Festival

Giveaway Includes Roundtrip Airfare, Accommodations and Tickets to GABF

DENVER, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mile High City honors its thriving microbrew culture with Denver Beer Fest, a 9-day celebration of beer (Oct. 5-13) culminating in The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) (Oct. 11-13). This year, GABF sold out in under an hour – but suds Nirvana can still be achieved! Denver's Ultimate Beer-cation Giveaway will bring one winner and a friend to The Mile High City for a truly brew-tastic weekend. The winner will get two roundtrip Frontier Airlines tickets to Denver, two GABF tickets, and two nights' accommodation at SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown

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Denver's Ultimate Beer-cation Giveaway will begin on Facebook.com/VISITDENVER on Wednesday, September 5 at 8 am. The contest will run until midnight (MDT) on Sunday, September 16, and the winner will be determined on Monday, September 17.

Entry is simple. 

Pass the good beer karma! Sharing increases your chance to win. After you submit your form, you'll be asked to share the link on your wall.  Every time you have a friend that enters through your post, your name will receive five more entries into the contest. 

The Great American Beer Festival is considered to be the most prestigious and coveted beer competition in America – one eBay hopeful even tried to sell his $65 ticket for a whopping $50,000. It is the world's largest beer celebration with a Guinness World Record for the most beers ever made available for tasting at a single event – some 2,375 different American brews from 500 breweries last year. As impressive as those numbers may be, they pale in comparison to this year, as the 2012 GABF will have an astounding 580 breweries, 114 more than in 2011. Officials estimate there will be 2,700 different beers available over the weekend.

Denver brews more beer than any other city in the nation. From Oct. 5-13, the citywide suds celebration known as Denver Beer Fest will return for its fourth year, with Meet the Brewer Nights, beer-paired dinners, firkin nights, brewer versus brewer competitions and the first-ever Denver Beer Fest-official Denver Beer Crawl. All events will be listed at DenverBeerFest.com. The event was created by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, to offer more beer events around GABF, and also give local breweries an opportunity to showcase their products to the 50,000 beer lovers who attend the granddaddy of beer festivals, as well as Denver locals who can't make GABF 2012. 

Denver Beer Fest is presented by VISIT DENVER, in partnership with the Colorado Brewers Guild and Denver Westword.  This year's sponsors include Boelter, the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), Denver Yellow Cab, Frontier Airlines and RTD-Denver. Visit DenverBeerFest.com for more information.

About VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau
Celebrating more than 100 years of promoting the Mile High City, VISIT DENVER is a nonprofit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing economic development in the city, creating jobs and generating taxes. Tourism is the second largest industry in Denver, generating $3.3 billion in annual spending in 2011, while supporting nearly 50,000 jobs. Learn more about Denver on the VISITDENVER website and at TOURISMPAYSDENVER, on Twitter @iknowdenver and the VISIT DENVER Facebook page, or by phone at 800 2 DENVER.

About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 19th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs 5,000 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visitFrontierAirlines.com.

About Denver International Airport (DEN)
Denver International Airport is the 11th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. With more than 50 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world's largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $22 billion for the region annually. For more information, visit flydenver.com. Check out the Airport's YouTube channel by visiting youtube.com/DenversAirport and become our fan on facebook.com/denverinternationalairport.

With press or photo inquiries, please contact:

VISIT DENVER contacts:
Rich Grant - (303) 571-9450 or rgrant@visitdenver.com
Debbie Park - (303) 571-9451 or dpark@visitdenver.com or @debdbie

SOURCE VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau



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