This is what our intrepid reporter found when he tried to get a ticket
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Organizers of the Great American Beer Fest warned the public that tickets would sell out fast for the 2013 festival in Denver. They weren’t lying, the GABF tweeted that they were sold out 19 minutes after they went on sale.
Fracking may have met its match in Germany, where beer makers have lined up against it. Fracking, of course, is a way of bringing up natural gas by pumping water and chemicals into the ground. Germany's powerful beer industry is concerned fracking would pollute groundwater.
Half of Germany's 1,300 brewers have their own wells, and say the pure water is the essence of their famous beers. And if there's one thing Germans take seriously, it's beer.