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2016 GABF Route Preview | Odd / Unique Beers Route

GABF Themed Routes

For the past month and a half our staff has been reaching out to every brewery attending the Great American Beer Festival to try to preview what they’ll be bringing to the fest. As part of that research, we’ve sifted through that list of beers to bring you a series of themed routes to help you plan for your GABF based on various styles and flavors.

(MORE: 2016 GABF Pour List Preview)

We kicked things off on Monday with a preview of the Big Beers Route, Tuesday featured Funk, Sours and Wilds. Yesterday’s route featured Hoppy Beers, and today we’ve got some true oddities with unique ingredients. It’s time for the Odd/Unique route.

Odd/Unique Beers Route

Arrogant Brewing

Crime– Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale were sequestered in Kentucky bourbon barrels, then blended with jalepeño, serrano and other chile peppers.

Avery Brewing

Certatio Equestris- Inspired by a Mint Julep cocktail! Sour Ale aged in bourbon barrels with spearmint added.

Ballast Point

Red Velvet- Like the cake that inspired it, the deep red color of the Golden Oatmeal Stout comes from beets, which add a rich, earthy character that complements the chocolate flavor and aroma.

Big Alice

Sweet Potato Farmhouse Ale- Belgian saison brewed with sweet potatoes.

Black Bottle

Cerealiously- Count ChoculaChocolatey Cereal and Marshmallow Bits + Beer brewed with actual cereal

Broken Compass

Coconut Porter- A robust porter loaded with so much toasted organic coconut, it transports you to a tropical island. A beer so good, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.

Burn Em’ Brewing

Peach Mr. Tea- Golden Green/Black Tea Ale finished with Peaches.

Caution Brewing

The Earl- Drinks like a cup of Earl Grey tea. Multiple award winner. It’s a must have!

Dad & Dudes Breweria

Indica Imperial CBD IPA- Imperial IPA made with CBD oil

Dogfish Head

Beer for Breakfast- A stout tricked out with all sorts of breakfast ingredients including Guatemalan Antigua cold press coffee, Maple syrup from Western Massachusetts and for the quintessential Delaware breakfast touch- Rapa Scrapple and their secret blend of spices

Lupuluau- We combined Pils malt with flaked barley, rolled oats, malted and raw wheat to bring the haze. Then brought coconut to the party in 3 ways with toasted organic coconut, dehydrated coconut water and a hop variety that provides unique coconut aroma.

Eagle Creek Brewing

Georgia Tea Party- The best of Southern Traditions, good ole’ Sweet Tea! A refreshing Amber Ale with Orange Pekoe and Black Tea.

Fiction Beer

Feeley Effects- Chocolate Milk Stout brewed with Green Tea

Forbidden Root

Cherrytree Amaro- Our homage to the beloved Italian liqueur, brewed with cherry stems, citrus, and spice for a wonderfully complex beer.

Funky Buddha

Maple Bacon Coffee Porter

No Crusts- Peanut butter and jelly brown ale

Great Divide

Strawberry Rhubarb Sour- A tart showcase of one of the best flavor combinations of all time- strawberries and rhubarb. This sour ale is a lip puckering treat that packs a fruit-forward punch, creating a refreshing and inviting beer that beckons you back with every sip.

Holy City

Madam Basil- Saison brewed with Basil

Ironworks Brewery

Mateo’s BBQ Stout- Our oatmeal stout serendipitously married with our chef matt’s bbq sauce; yes really.

J Wakefield

Stay Puft Marshmellow Porter- We added some marshmallows, vanilla and spices during fermentation for a unique twist on a classic English-style Porter.

Lickinghole Creek

Seven Region Oyster Saison- Made with 1,500 oysters from 7 different flavor regions of Virginia.

Liquid Mechanics

Peanut Butter Porter- Imperial porter with organic peanut infusion

Low Tide Brewing

Basil Better Have My Honey- We have a lot of Basil and Honey on Johns Island, so we better make a damn good basil and honey beer.

Moody Tongue

Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter- This 7.0% medium-bodied, coffee-colored Baltic Porter carries the flavors of Madagascar vanilla and Mexican cinnamon with the aromatics of dark Oaxacan chocolate.

Nebraska Brewing

Fuchsian- A visually impressive and flavorful explosion that perfectly fuses the breadth and depth of Belgian Ales with the tartness and color of Hibiscus flower petals. The bright fuchsia color stands in contrast to the rich base of this Chardonnay barrel.

Noon Whistle

Cumbersome- Spices from yeast, black peppers and garam are cooled by cucumbers, creating a beer with a little big of spice but drinks like a lager.

River Rat

Tabasco Kolsch- German-style kolsch aged in tabasco barrels


Hen of the Woods- Scottish-style strong ale with mushrooms and toasted hickory bark

Service Brewing

Lincoln’s Gift- A sweet stout brewed with Chesapeake Bay oysters, giving this sweet and roasty stout a slightly briny character.


Strawberry Short’s Cake- Golden Ale brewed with fresh strawberries and milk sugar


Crustless- A robust porter with raspberries and peanut butter.

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