GABF Week Photo Recap

GABF involved way too much drinking for me to put into words.  So here are a few slideshows detailing my week.   Tuesday – Beers Made by Walking at Wynkoop:   Wednesday – The Lion, The Bear, and the Brewmaster (Firestone Walker Beer Dinner) at Mile High Station:   Friday – Denver Rare Beer Tasting […]

Super-Sized Dale’s Pale Ale Cans Revealed Thursday

Taller than a typical pint glass, heavier than a plate of nachos, able to destroy sobriety in a single serving!  Look, on the bar!  It’s a tube of tennis balls!  It’s a cylinder of Pringles!  No, it’s the new 19.2 ounce cans from Oskar Blues!  Yes, the extra-tallboy cans of Dale’s Pale Ale, strange visitors […]

Denver Gets Dolly the Trolley In Time for GABF

What is Dolly the Trolley, you ask? Other than one of the most awesome ideas to come to Denver recently, Dolly the Trolley is a unique and fun way to experience the sites of Denver with a libation in hand. I recently had a chat with David Pike, owner of Dolley the Trolley and Mastermind […]

Colorado Collaboration of Awesome: The Full Story

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A couple of months ago I told you cats about a secret I had been keeping regarding a Colorado collaboration of epic proportions.  With the arrival of GABF it is time to share with you all of the (not so) gory details. It all started with an invite from Mr. Moose of Peach Street Distillers […]

Osteria Marco Marries the Pig and the Beer at their Hooves & Hops Dinner Tonight

When I heard Osteria Marco was hosting a pig and beer dinner, the southerner in me almost came out of m’boots. A bonafide roasted pig and beer? Shoot, I knew GABFers and pig & beer lovers alike would be clambering for a seat at this dinner. We’re talking 5-courses prepared by Chef Burton Koelliker paired […]

Denver Off the Wagon Post-GABF Hangover Breakfast

No one wants to think about the Great American Beer Festival being over before it starts; however, with a sigh, I say it must be done. But I don’t think of it as a bad thing, think of it as an “I’m hung over and need food in my belly” kinda thing. We’re partnering up […]

Get the Party Started Early: How To Pass the Time Standing in Line for GABF

By Julia Yugel and Lisa Bongiovanni Without a doubt, the best part about standing in line for the Great American Beer festival is that you know what is waiting for you in the near future. Once you complete the long cattle march around the Convention Center, have your ID checked and tickets checked and receive […]

Seven new breweries in Denver since GABF 2011

Think back to GABF 2011… remember how many new Colorado breweries were on the scene? Denver Beer Company, Copper Kettle, Renegade Brewing, Caution Brewing – well, the fun didn’t end there. Since the last Great American Beer Festival seven eight new breweries have opened in Denver, and this does not include the nine new breweries […]

Mayor Hancock taps that, launches Denver Beer Fest

The Denver Beer Fest—a city-wide celebration of suds surrounding Great American Beer Festival—was officially begun last Friday with the initial tapping of Mayor Mike’s 5280 Brew at Denver Beer Co., the pumpkin beer Denver’s Mayor Michael B. Hancock helped brew on September 19th.  The Mayor was on-site to pour the first pint. Amidst a sea […]

Strange Brewing to Host GABF Beer Dinner

Worried you don’t have enough beer options this week? Tonight, get some Strange with this highly economical and delicious sounding beer pairing dinner at Strange Brewing. Presented in cahoots with the yummy Worldwide Vittles food truck, a staple at Strange, $40 gets you a four course dinner complete with beer pairings, and live music from Fourth […]

Where to Drink [Anything but Beer] During GABF

On the surface, beer week doesn’t appear to offer much opportunity in the realm of cocktails. Beer is literally everywhere and in everything, all over the city from your cheese soup to someone’s soggy Lederhosen. Our stance on GABF is that it’s actually the best time to enjoy a cocktail- in between all that beer […]

Where to Feed your Drunky McDrunk Face After GABF

It’s 10pm.  GABF is over.  A tubby and annoyed security guard just calmly pushed your drunken ass out into the street. You are starving.  What are you going to do?   Well, first and foremost, remain calm. Remember that you have a smart phone device and have saved this handy dandy list I have prepared for […]

Euclid Hall and Upslope Collaborate for GABF

March 3. Go to a bar in Denver. Ask for a beer list. You’ll find something awesome, and probably something new. November 18. Go to a bar in Denver. Ask for a beer list. You’ll find something awesome, and probably something new. Maintaining the status quo for beer in this town equates to never standing still, […]

Denver Whiskey Club Honors GABF

For their October meeting, the Denver Whiskey Club is celebrating GABF and Denver Beer Fest the best way they know how: by sampling whiskey barrel aged beers.  The meeting is this Thursday, October 4th, at 7pm at Wynkoop.  As per usual, the cost to attend is $10.  For more information and to RSVP for the […]

The Greenhorn’s Survival Guide to GABF

So, this is your first Great American Beer Festival (GABF)?  Feeling excited?  Giddy, even?  Good, but are you truly prepared for 2, 200 beers and 500 breweries?  Can you handle the sheer enormity of it all?  Can you get through the granddaddy of all beer events and live to tell about it?  Yes, yes you […]

GABF Event: Avery and Denver off the Wagon Pucker Up Poker Run

On the 2nd day of GABF, join the crews from Avery Brewing Company and Denver Off the Wagon for a crazy crawl among five of Denver’s premier pubs!  At each stop, you will get a 4oz. pour of a rare, barrel-aged sour beer, a 6oz. pour of a palate cleansing beer, and a playing card. […]

The Road to GABF at Euclid Hall

Euclid Hall is rolling toward GABF starting tomorrow with their Road to GABF. Every Thursday, from tomorrow till the festival, join Euclid for a series of intimate craft beer dinners. The dinners are $50 each (including tax and tip), and will be paired with a different brewery every week. 9/6 Strange 9/13 Avery 9/20 Prost […]

Ticket Sales and Mad Beer Folks. What Is Going On?

Well, isn’t this all something. The Great American Beer Festival public tickets sold out faster than ever before. Sourfest at Avery Brewing sold out in seconds. Literally seconds. Pretty nuts. In the last few years, I have experienced the dread and sheer terror of pounding F5 in the moments after the tickets go on sale […]

2012 GABF medalists going home with Porter’s Pride

What’s the highpoint of a brewer’s career?  Winning a medal at Great American Beer Festival?  Maybe.  But what about winning a medal at Great American Beer festival and receiving a free congratulatory beer?  Thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), and CBG member breweries, the best of the best at this year’s GABF […]

Left Hand & DRAFT Magazine Launch Show Us Your Pour Contest

  [PRESS RELEASE: Left Hand Brewing Company and DRAFT Magazine hold Nitro Pour contest: Fans upload videos of Nitro Pour before May 25 for chance to win GABF tickets, year subscription to DRAFT Magazine, and luggage provided by Mountainsmith.] LONGMONT, CO (April 2012) – Left Hand Brewing Company is inviting all craft beer fans to show off […]