GABF – All Events

This list of events is a work in progress. It’s going to be cleaner and more organized very, very soon.

If you know of an event not listed here, or see something that looks wrong, please email us at info@denveroffthewagon.com. You can also see this as a calendar view on our Google Calendar (tip: click Day or Agenda to see a cleaner version).

 


 

Thu Sep 29, 2011

Sour Beer and Sweet Music at Star Bar

Do your “Lips” pucker?

Explore the sour side of the New Belgium Lips of Faith Series

Imperial Berlinerweiss
Transatlantique Kriek
Vrienden
Clutch
Kick
Le Terroir
La Folie
*Eric’s Ale
*Tart Lychee
*Star Folie
*Taped Post GABF

Post GABF Live Music: Kentucky Parlor Pickers

Special Tappings & Tap Takeover at Cheeky Monk (Colfax)

Thu Sep 29, 2011 – Fri Sep 30, 2011

Join us for special tappings from Green Flash, Dogfish Head and Boulevard plus a tap takeover with Firestone Walker.

11am – 5:30pm Shmaltz & Friends: A Year of Collaborative Brewing at Freshcraft
Freshcraft

Reunion Ale ’11® will be featured as well as other innovative collaboration brews from Shmaltz, Redstone Meadery, SBS Imports, Terrapin, Ithaca, and Captain Lawrence. Shmaltz proprietor Jeremy Cowan will also host a book reading and signing for his debut small business memoir, Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah. The event will raise funds for the IMBCR and is part of the festivities happening in Denver, CO during the Great American Beer Festival. Beers to Include: Reunion 2011 (Shmaltz Brewing, SBS Imports & Terrapin Beer Co.), Geektoberfest (Shmaltz Brewing, Ithaca Beer Co & Captain Lawrence Brewing), Meadusa (Shmaltz Brewing & Redstone Meadery) plus more (stay tuned!)

2pm – 3pm Anchor Brewing at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

Come on out to try some of Anchor’s Newer offerings.

2pm – 4pm Dry Dock Beer Lunch

Rackhouse Pub

5 Beers • 4 courses • $40 • TICKETS HERE Looking for a way to getwarmed up for the GABF Thursday night session? Join Dry Dock ownerKevin DeLange, and head brewer Bill Eye from 2 – 4 pm for the encore oflast year’s popular beer lunch. Rackhouse Pub chef/owner JaysonReynolds will once again pair 4 unique food courses with 5 of DryDock’s award winning beers. Getting a solid meal in you before theThursday night session is Surviving GABF 101.

2pm – 4pm Odell Isolation Pairing at The Westin

The Westin

Join us for a special sampling and pairing of our winter seasonal, Isolation Ale.

4pm – 5pm Boulder Beer Aged Tapping at Paramount Cafe

Paramount Cafe

Special Barrel Aged Beer for Paramount Mojo with Fresh Grapefruit 4 month aged, 8.5% Boulder Beer will be here to pour and buy pints

5:30pm – 10pm Great American Beer Festival

8pm – 12am – 17th Annual World Brewers Forum hosted by KROC Homebrewing Club at the Marriott

Free entry, free food, 17 kegs of homebrew on tap. FREE BEER!

Speakers: Gordon Strong and Garrett Marrero (Maui Brewing).

More info

10pm – 12am Dark vs. Light: Alaskan Brewing Co. / Stone Brewing Co. / Odell Brewing Co. Night of Light & Dark w/ Blake St. Vault at Freshcraft
Freshcraft

Join us for the first annual Night of Light and Dark beers with our neighbors from the Blake Street Vault. Freshcraft will be featuring beers from the darker side of the color spectrum while The Vault will feature lighter colored beers (not “light” beer). There will be some great beers from each of the featured breweies at both locations – including speciatly draft and archived bottle releases. You will also have the option of paying $10 at the door to receive a discounted beer at each bar. Beers at Freshcraft Include: Draft: Alasan Brewing Perseverance Ale, Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout (Firkin), Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA Bottles: ’00 Alaskan Smoked Porter, ’07 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Odell TBD Beers at The Vault TBD We will be staying open until 2 am on Thursday (Kitchen open until 1 am)

10pm – 11pm Full Sail Stash & Rarities at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

Join Head Brewer John Harris to crack open a few rare kegs ofBrewmaster Specials Like some Older kegs of Barrel Aged Yummyness… IThink there’s like an ’06 somewhere back here if I can just lift thiskeg…

10pm – 12am Tap Hunter GABF After-Party

Renegade Brewing Co., 925 West 9th Avenue, Denver, CO

11pm – 12am Green Flash Brewing at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

The Folks out at Green Flash are sending in some of their reallySpecial Kegs. I just went out to the opening of their new Brewery & gotto go through their list of special releases…. More when the kegs getinto my cooler…


 

Fri Sep 30, 2011

Special beer and special music at Star Bar

Denver Beer Co – Fith Horseman Saison
Crooked Stave – Wild, Wild, Brett Orange
Great Divide – Belgian Yeti
Odell – Friek
Lefthand – TNT
Oskar Blues – Surprise
New Belgium – Imperial Berlinerweiss,
Kick, Le Terrior, Super Cru

Music: Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels

Get Stone’d w/Us at Cheeky Monk

Fri Sep 30, 2011 – Sat Oct 1, 2011
Cheeky Monk

All Stone all day! Enjoy special brews from Stone you won’t find anywhere else!

12am – 2am Dark vs. Light: Alaskan Brewing Co. / Stone Brewing Co. / Odell Brewing Co. Night of Light & Dark w/ Blake St. Vault at Freshcraft
Freshcraft

Join us for the first annual Night of Light and Dark beers with our neighbors from the Blake Street Vault. Freshcraft will be featuring beers from the darker side of the color spectrum while The Vault will feature lighter colored beers (not “light” beer). There will be some great beers from each of the featured breweies at both locations – including speciatly draft and archived bottle releases. You will also have the option of paying $10 at the door to receive a discounted beer at each bar. Beers at Freshcraft Include: Draft: Alasan Brewing Perseverance Ale, Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout (Firkin), Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA Bottles: ’00 Alaskan Smoked Porter, ’07 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Odell TBD Beers at The Vault TBD We will be staying open until 2 am on Thursday (Kitchen open until 1 am)

9:30am – 11:30am Beer for Boobs Brunch

Freshcraft, Denver, Colorado

Come join the Ladies of Craft Beer at Freshcraft in Denver, Colorado as we clear up our hangovers from the Thursday night Great American Beer Festival session and help support breast cancer awareness.

9:30am – 5:30pm Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Tour Bus

Convention Center and The Rackhouse Pub

For the second year, the Rackhouse Pub will be partnering withStranahan’s Colorado Whiskey to provide Great American Beer Festivalattendees a convenient way to tour Colorado’s best whiskey distillery.Shuttle service will run 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Thursday – Saturdaydeparting the convention center hourly on the :30 and the distilleryhourly on the hour. Tours will run every hour on the hour 10 am – 5 pm.

12pm – 3pm Front Yard BBQ at Highland Tap & Burger

Highland Tap & Burger

Join Odell Brewing for an afternoon of beers, bbq, and lawn games from noon- 3pm. Odell specialty beers, including our Bourbon Barrel Stout and a Pumpkin Ale brewed by the HTB staff, Great beer specials including a $10 burger and Odell beer special, Specialty BBQ items from the chefs of HTB, Cornhole and Goofy Golf yard games.come play!

12pm – 1pm Sierra Nevada Harvest Release (Kill-A-Keg) at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

Our Annual insanity of releasing Sierra Nevada’s Harvest Ale (made withwet, Fresh-from-the-Fields Hops) & seeing how fast we can pour a keg ofbeer.A few years back we noticed that we were pouring a keg prettyquick (like a 15.5 gal keg in about a half Hour) & we wondered, ‘justhow fast CAN you pour a keg?’ The next year it was 20 minutes or so,the next 15, then 12minutes. Last year it was a new record: 9 minutes53 seconds. I’ll look to better that time this Year, One Man, One Keg &a bunch of glasses… After the first keg goes well tap into some more ata more leisurely pace. At 12:30 we’ll release the Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale (the same style of beer made with Malt and hops grown onthe property).

1pm – 9pm Beer Advocate ThrowDown

All over town

Showing some love to the new(er) brewers in the area, looks like another long day.

1:00-2:45pm Renegade Brewing Co.
3:00-4: 45pm Copper Kettle Brewing Co.
5:00-6:45pm Strange Brewing Co.
7:00-8:45pm Denver Beer Co.
Last Stop TBA

1pm – 4pm Denver Rare Beer Tasting

Wynkoop

2pm – 3pm Avery Brewing at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

Try some of the Avery rarities on tap including aged kegs of Beast, Samaels and whatever Adam and Breese will let out of the brewery

2pm – 4pm Left Hand Beer Lunch

Rackhouse Pub

5 Beers • 4 courses • $40 • TICKETS HERE Looking for a way to getwarmed up for the GABF Thursday night session? Join Dry Dock ownerKevin DeLange, and head brewer Bill Eye from 2 – 4 pm for the encore oflast year’s popular beer lunch. Rackhouse Pub chef/owner JaysonReynolds will once again pair 4 unique food courses with 5 of DryDock’s award winning beers. Getting a solid meal in you before theThursday night session is Surviving GABF 101.

3pm – 5pm Left Hand Armwrestling Tournament at Freshcraft

Freshcraft

Try your luck armwrestling using your left hand! Winners of each round will receive one free pint of Left Hand Brewing Co. beer and the overall winner will receive 2 tickets to the Friday night GABF session, starting at 5:30 pm. $4 Pints of all beer from Left Hand Brewing during this event with 50% of the proceeds going to benefit the Colorado Brewer’s Guild. Sign up for the tournament starts at 2:30 pm Beers to include: Left Hand Week Sauce Coffee Porter & Milk Stout

3pm – 4pm Rogue Brewing at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

We’ll tap into Double Chocolate Stout & John John Hazelnut, Just incase you’re interested.

4pm – 12am Odell Brewing Special Promotion at Fainting Goat

Fainting Goat

Swing by the Goat for a pint of 90 Shilling, Easy Street Wheat, or Isolation ale for just $3!

5pm – 6pm Odell IPA Tapping Party at Govnr’s Park

Govnr’s Park

Come help us celebrate an tap the first keg of IPA!

5:30pm – 10pm Great American Beer Festival

7pm – 9pm Specialty Beer Tapping with Green Flash Brewing at Freshcraft

Freshcraft

Stop by for some dinner and great beer from the folks at Green Flash Brewing! Beers to include: 30th St Pale Ale & Sugar Smack Belgian Dubbel

9pm – 12am Colorado Affair – A Celebration of Rare Colorado Beers at Ghost Plate and Tap
Ghost Plate and Tap

Presented by The Beer For Brains Foundation in conjunction with Breckenridge Brewery and Wynkoop Brewin.company. Join Beer For Brains at the Great American Beer Festival as we offer our first ever Colorado Beer event. The roof of the Ghost Building at 18th and Stout (inclement weather will bring us indoors) will be the sight of this event which will feature 20 or so Colorado beers and will benefit the Foundation. Light munchies and music will also be offerred. http://coloradoaffair.eventbrite.com/

10pm – 12am Avery Brewing Co. Heaven & Hell at Freshcraft and The Blake St. Vault
Freshcraft + Blake Street Vault

Once again we’ll be teaming up with our neighbor the Blake Street Vault as well as Avery Brewing Co. to present a night of sin and salvation. Avery’s Demons will face off with The Holy Trinity. Keep an eye out for a rare caffeinated Demon and oak-aged man of the cloth! Freshcraft Beers to include: Mephistopheles, Samael’s & The Beast ( +? ) Blake St Vault beers to include: Hog Heaven, Salvation & The Reverend (+?)

10pm – 11pm CHEERS Social at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

A special SOCIAL gathering with Colorado Brewers Guild breweries and Dogfish pouring Huge, Exotic, Esoteric, Rare and Special ale & lager. CHEERS!

10pm – 11pm Dog(fish Head) Treats at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

I’ve been saving a few of Sam (& Crew’s) special releases including aWorld Wide Stout (I think it’s a little over a year old)….

10pm – 12am Tap Hunter GABF After-Party

Star Bar, 2137 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202

11pm – 12am Alaskan Brewing 25th Anniversary Celebration Upstairs at Falling Rock
Falling Rock

We’ll have kegs of their 25th anniversary Imperial Stout is brewed withan array of local ingredients and flavors to add dimension andcelebrate Alaskan’s history and home. Alaska birch syrup from Wasillalends a deep, almost tart character to the dark malt profile, whilefireweed honey from Delta Junction adds a delicate sweetness and floralnotes to the aroma and finish. The slight addition of our in-housealder-smoked malt alludes to the distinctive roasted flavor ofturn-of-the-century malting practices, without overpowering the moresubtle flavors of this dynamic anniversary brew.

11pm – 12am He’Brew Celebration Downstairs at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

We’ll have JewBelation 15, 15:15, & HopManna


 

Sat Oct 1, 2011

Special beers and awesome music at Star Bar

AC Golden – Star Sour
Odell – Bourbon Barrel Stout
Black Fox – Cracked Black Pepper Saison
Great Divide – Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Avery – The Kaiser
Oskar Blues – Home Grown Hops
Ska – Doubel Blonde
New Belgium – La Folie, Clutch, Abbey Grand Cru

Special Post GABF Party with Avery and Ska!

Avery – Ubber Schwine, Freckle Saison
Ska – Surprise

Post GABF Live Music

Bone Orchard Revival

Local Distillers Night!

8am – 9am Breakfast with the Bruery at Cheeky Monk (Colfax)

Cheeky Monk (Colfax)

Stop by before heading to the awards and enjoy breakfast pairings w/the Bruery.

9:30am – 5:30pm Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Tour Bus

Convention Center and The Rackhouse Pub

For the second year, the Rackhouse Pub will be partnering withStranahan’s Colorado Whiskey to provide Great American Beer Festivalattendees a convenient way to tour Colorado’s best whiskey distillery.Shuttle service will run 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Thursday – Saturdaydeparting the convention center hourly on the :30 and the distilleryhourly on the hour. Tours will run every hour on the hour 10 am – 5 pm.

12pm – 4pm Great American Beer Festival – Members Only Session

2pm – 4pm Oskar Blues Specialty Beer Tapping at Freshcraft

Freshcraft

Stop in to say hi to “The Gubna” himself and try some great Oskar Blues Beer! Beers to include: HGH Wet Hop Ale & Ten Fidy

5:30pm – 10pm Great American Beer Festival

8pm – 9pm Firestone Walker at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

A new Arrival to the Colorado Market, Join Head Brewer Matt Bryndelson & others for some special kegs (and a cask) of Firestone Walkers amazing beers.

10pm – 12am Euclid Hall’s RedOAKulous

Euclid Hall

Join Odell Brewing for a sampling of 3 specialty oak barrel aged Odellbeers pouring from Euclid Hall’s specialty oak barrel draft system withHiveranno, Bourbon Barrel Stout, and one surprise ale.

10pm – 11pm New Belgium at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

When the GABF is over, we tap into special releases of New Belgium’sBeers. This year I went to the brewery & did a blending session withLauren Salazar, & Eric Salazar. Each of us made our own blend of LaFolie. We will release the three versions (appropriately they will becalled 1, 2, & 3) and give time for all to sample. After people havehad the time to taste them I will ask for applause as a vote on yourfavorite. Only then will we open the envelope and disclose theBlenders. This should be interesting. I’ll also pull out a couplethings from my stash of New Belgium Beers.


 

If you want to see what was happening in the past, here ya go:

Mon Sep 26

Apps n Ales with Avery Brewing at the Paramount Cafe

Mon Sep 26, 2011 – Tue Sep 27, 2011
the Paramount Cafe

  • Specials Menu for the Beers and Appetizers
  • 8 Beers- Serving 5 ozPours – Hog Heaven, Reverend, Dugana, Collaboration Not Litigation,Hand of Buddha (Karma and Ginger), IPA, Salvation, Ellie’s Brown andJoe’s Pilsner
  • 4 Appetizers – Sweet Chili Dry- Rubbed Wings, Ellie’sBBQ Ribs, Cheese Platter- Brie, Camembert, Sharp Cheddar, Vegetarian Pitza
  • 4-7pm – Avery Brewers and Reps in PC to promote and talk to guests about Beers and Pairings, Special Price for all 8beers and 4 apps

Colorado GABF Winners on Tap

Mon Sep 26, 2011 – Tue Sep 27, 2011
Rackhouse Pub

For the second year in a row, the Rackhouse Pub is happy to feature 16of 20 taps GABF medal winners from the 2010. Get a chance to taste someof the country’s best beers.

5pm – 6pm 14th Annual GABF Kickoff Party at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

The Countdown Clock that’s been running since early January will reachZero at 5pm & Falling Rock will tap into around 10 special kegs to getthe week started right. Which Kegs ? Not really sure, we’ll wait tillthe dust settles in the next weeks & start releasing names as I decide(& unbury them in the stash).

5pm – 12am Double Tapping Party

Rackhouse Pub

Free to all, the double tapping kicks off at 6pm. Two unique beerscollaboratively brewed by Rackhouse Pub owner Chris Rippe. Beer 1 – TheSwaby Belgian Quad was specially brewed for the Rackhouse Pub’s 2ndanniversary by Dry Dock Head Brewer Bill Eye with assistance fromRackhouse Pub owner Chris Rippe. With 7 GABF medals in the last 2 yearsand one Small Brewin.company of the Year award, we are thrilled DryDock Brewery let us in the brew house. The Swaby Belgian Quad will onlybe available from the GABF week through Halloween and is exclusivelyavailable at Dry Dock Brewery and the Rackhouse Pub. Beer 2 – Brewedwith “Beer Barons” from 3 other Denver draft houses. Rackhouse Pubowner Chris Rippe joined forces with Ryan Conklin of Euclid Hall, KevinBurke of Colt and Grey, and Justin Large of Star Bar at the Denver BeerCompany to cook up a Wet Hop Peach Saison with fresh hops and peachesfrom Palisade. Charlie Berger (the true brewer) was nice enough to letthe 4 moonlighters share his brew house for a…

6pm – 9pm Attack of the IPAs

Wazee Supper Club

Join in for samples of 32 draft beers, featuring IPAs from Wynkoop, Ska, Mad River, Great Divide, Grand Teton, and many others! They’ll will offer 10 or more different IPAs in addition to many Belgian-style craft beers. On tap- The Bruery, Russian River, Boulevard, Duchesse, Tripel Karmeliet, and many more.http://www.wazeesupperclub.com/


Tue Sep 27, 2011

5pm – 7pm Oskar Blues at The Paramount Cafe

The Paramount Cafe

• Rare Beer Tasting • Meet the Brewer with Chris Katechis and other OBmembers • 1 case of Gubna donated- $5 a can • Tasting of Wet HoppedG’Knight and Mama’s Lil Yella Pils

6pm – 10pm A Pound & A Paddle – Mussels Night at Cheeky Monk (Colfax)

Cheeky Monk (Colfax)

Enjoy two special mussel dishes paired w/2 Belgian Beers & 2 American Crafts

6pm – 7pm Boulevard Brewing at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

We’ll tap into a couple of special Smokestack Series beers.come MeetHead Brewer Steven Pauwels And taste some of his best work on tap.

6pm – 8pm Butterflies and Beer at Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Pavilion

Sip, Savor and Stroll … Join us as we celebrate Denver’s Beer Week and the end of summer with Butterflies and Beer! This adult-only event that will feature a tasting of Odell specialty brews, a guided tour through our tropical rainforest and light appetizer pairing. Odell Brewin.company’s own Derek Struble will be there to answer any and all of your questions!

Suds and Sliders – Left Hand at Highland Tap & Burger

Highland Tap & Burger

Draft Magazine along with Highland Tap and Burger host Left HandBrewing Co. Avery Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing Co for a night uniquebeers paired with 4 different sliders including a desert slider too!But wait…there’s more. Each ticket holder with portion of proceeds thatnight will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild.

7pm – 2am GABF Big Beer Crawl

All over the place

7pm – Great Divide
8pm – Euclid Hall
9pm – Falling Rock
Later – Star Bar

More details

7pm – 10pm Firkin’ and Food – Left Hand and City O’ City

City O’ City

A cask of Beer Week Sauce with paired food available. More info: http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/blog/event/firkin-food-city-o-city/

7pm – 9pm GABF Beer Judge School

Rackhouse Pub

$25 pays for your beer and education. TICKETS HERE Limited to first 50 participants. What better way to get ready for the Great American BeerFestival than to learn from one of the judges. Join Sensory GoddessGwen Conley at the Rackhouse Pub from 7-9pm for a full education inpalette development, flavor recognition, style guidelines, and overallbeer enjoyment. If you don’t know how to recognize these acetaldehyde,isoamyl acetate, diacetyl, DMS, trans-2-nonenal then don’t miss yourchance to learn from one of the most knowledgeable sensory experts inthe industry! Seriously. In case you need us to prove how good she is,here’s the low-down on Gwen: 7-time GABF and World Beer Cup judge,judge at the North American Beer Awards. Currently the QualityAssurance/ Brewing Operations Director Port Brewing/The Lost Abbeyfor …

7pm – 9pm Left Hand Arm Wrestling Tournament

Highland Tavern

Just like it says…arm wrestling with your left hand! Winners of eachround will receive one free pint of Left Hand Brewing Co. beer and theoverall winner will receive a Left Hand survival ki.comprised of Mixed12 pack, T-Shirt, SOCIAL Membership and a $25 bar tab. 7PM to 9PM,registration starts at 6:30PM More info here:http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/blog/event/arm-wrestling-tournament-highland-tavern/

7pm – 8pm Odell IPA Firkin at Stoney’s

Stoney’s


 

Wed Sep 28, 2011

Denver off the Wagon GABF Kickoff Party at Star Bar

Get the party started at Star Bar, with amazing beer and music to dance to. Music by I am a Rebel, Dottie. Beer includes:

Fith Horseman Saison
AC Golden – Star Sour
Crooked Stave – Wild, Wild Brett Rouge
Odell – Hiverano
Funkwerks – Cochon
Oskar Blues – Home Grown Hops
Great Divide – 2010 Grand Cru & 09 Hibernation
New Belgium –
Super Cru, Abbey Grand Cru, and Dunkelweiss

11am – 11pm Beer Advocate ThrowDown – Boulder

Multiple Locations – Boulder

BeerAdvocate is throwing down in Boulder again this year as a part of our GABF pre-gaming.

  • 11:00am – 12:45pm Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
  • 1:00 – 2:45pm Avery Brewing Co.
  • 3: 00 – 4:15pm Asher Brewing Co.
  • 4:30 – 5:45pm Upslope Brewing Co.
  • 6:00 – 10:00pm The Kitchen – Gold Medal Beer Dinner (You need to buy tickets for this http://thekitchencafe.com )
  • 10:30pm – End Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery (Only if we survive the dinner at The Kitchen)

4pm – 5pm Anderson Valley Saison & Imperial Boont Amber at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

Join us for some of Anderson Valley’s Newer offerings an American takeon a traditional Belgian Style and a suped-up version of the beer thatmade them famous.

6pm – 10pm Barrel “Knights” w/Stone & Friends at Cheeky Monk (Colfax)

Cheeky Monk (Colfax)

Join us for special barrel-aged beers from Stone and others. Our special Belgian Knights Greg Koch & James Pachorek will be serving up their favorites!

6pm – 9pm Boulevard Smokestack Series Tapping at FreshCraft

FreshCraft

Food We will be tapping two great beers from the Boulevard Smokestack series – Saison Brett & Nommo Dubbel.

6pm – 9pm Colorado Rare Beer Tasting

Rackhouse Pub

This unique beer tasting, from 6 9 pm, is the perfect warm up lap for the big show.come taste some beers you’ve been dying to get your hands on. Breweries and beers below:

Ska

  • SKA – Sethvleteren Organic
  • Belgian Dubbel
  • Colorado fresh Hop IPA
  • Hoperation Ivy
  • Toasters Shebeen Black IPA

Avery

  • It’s a Secret

Upslope

  • Pale Ale
  • IPA
  • Brown Ale
  • Craft Lager

Great Divide

  • Stranahan’s Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
  • Fresh Hop Ale

Breckenridge

  • TBA

Bristol

  • 2003 Oud Bruin
  • 2004 Grand Cru
  • 2005 Cuvee (2007 GABF Silver Medal Winner)

Left Hand

  • 2008 Twin Sister IPA
  • 2009 Oak Aged Imperial Stout
  • 2008 Smoke Jumper

Odell

  • Isolation
  • Myrcenary
  • Double Pilsner

Dry Dock

  • Swabby Belgian Quad
  • Stranahan’s Old Bligh’s Barley Wine
  • White Tail Chardonnay Barrel Sour Wit

Funk Werks

  • Chardonnay Barrel Blonde
  • Tropic
  • Cherry Saison

New Belgium

  • Transatlantique Kriek

Crazy Mountain Brewery

  • Single Batch Sticky Fingers Fresh-Hop Harvest Ale
  • Lava Lake Wit
  • Hookiebob IPA

AC Golden

  • Baltic Porter
  • Bock

Oskar Blues

  • 2011 Ten Fidy
  • Gubna
  • Stranahan’s Barrel Aged Cherry Sour Ten Fidy

Elk Mountain

  • Saison
  • Biere de Garde

Strange Brew

  • Cherry Kriek
  • Farmhouse Ale
  • 7 Barrel Saison

Wynkoop

  • Belgorado Belgian Style Pale Ale
  • Oak Barrell Aged Barley Wine
  • Frambozen

More info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/197321

6pm – 9pm Ignite Denver Off the Wagon

Sherman Street Events Center

$10 for all you can drink Great Divide, Odell, Ska, Renegade, and Colorado Cider Company. Presentations from awesome locals and beer pros from afar. More details 

6pm – 9pm PCBF- Paramount Café Beer Festival at The Paramount Cafe

The Paramount Cafe

New Belgium, O’Dell, Tommyknocker, Craft Brewers Alliance (Kona,Widmer, Red Hook, Goose Island??), Oskar Blues, Funkwerks, GreatDivide, Boulder Beer, Avery, Left Hand, Sierra Nevada, Crabtree,Breckenridge $15

7pm – 10pm Denver Cruisers

Three Locations (http://www.denvercruiserride.com/barstart.html)

Ski Bums & SkiBunnies

7pm Renegade Taps at City O’ City

City O’ City

3 taps from Renegade on all night

8pm – 10pm Left Hand Beer + Food Pairing at Amato’s

Amato’s

Join many of us from Left Hand, including owner Eric Wallace and ourgracious host, Breckenridge Brewery, as we show off some of our specialbeers we’ve had squirreled away in the cellar along with a few newones. All of this paired with some munchies.

9pm – 10pm Elysian Pumpkin Beer Festival at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

Join Dick Cantwell and the Elysian Brewing Team for a pre-GABF PumpkinBeer Throwdown Find out what happens when the nation’s most pumpkinobsessed brewery teams up with one of Denver’s premiere beer bars.comeby the Falling Rock and have your pick of 10 Elysian pumpkin beers ontap including Night Owl, The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Darko’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout, Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner, Mr.Yuck Sour Pumpkin, and Coche de Medianoche – a Mexican themed pumpkinale with cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, chilies and roasted pumpkinseeds – to name a few. There will also be collaboration and guestpumpkin beers and a very, very special surprise!

11pm – 12am Stone Brewing Collaborations at Falling Rock

Falling Rock

We’ll tap 4 of Stone’s Collaborations with other breweries includingthe Hwy 78 Scotch ale (Green Flash/Pizza Port Carlsbad/Stone),JapaneseGreen Tea IPA (Baird Brewing Co. Japan Ishii Brewing Co., Stone BrewingCo., San Diego), 2 more ar.coming & when I find that message.


 

 

 

 

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