Those hoping to snag a ticket to the Great American Beer Festival may just be out of luck.
Tickets to the event were gone in record time again this year, selling out in just over 20 minutes online, according to The Denver Post. This beat last year’s still impressive record of 45 minutes.
The tickets are a hot commodity, expecting to draw 49,000 attendees over four sessions with more than 3,000 styles of beer poured by 619 breweries, according to The Denver Post.
Knowing this, many suspected that scalpers were to blame for the speed of ticket sellouts, and took to the festival’s Facebook Page to air their grievances. Some even pointed out that 857 tickets were on StubHub 39 minutes after tickets went on sale. Organizers responded on Facebook by posting, “We share those concerns and wish there was a feasible fix. Unfortunately, there’s no perfect way to successfully avoid a secondary market for hot tickets — whether for popular concerts, sporting events or festivals like the GABF.”