DENVER — Beer lovers will converge on the Mile High City for the 11th annual Denver Beer Week, set to take place Sept. 27-Oct. 5.

The week features more than 200 beer-related events at participating breweries, restaurants and tap houses. 

Events include tastings, beer pairing dinners, tours, competitions and more — all leading up to the annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF). 

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The 38th annual GABF, held each year at the Colorado Convention Center, features more than 800 breweries, 4,000 beers and represents the largest collection of U.S. beer served in a public tasting event.

Visit Denver on Thursday released its 2019-20 Denver Beer Trail guide. The guide features suggested walking/biking routes between 41 different breweries, as well as beer festival listings, brewery tour information and a glossary of beer terms.

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Colorado has a $3.1 billion craft brew industry, with approximately 400 breweries producing more than 1.5 billion barrels of beer per year, according to Visit Denver, the tourism arm of the city. The metro area has more than 100 breweries.

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