The Weekly Buzz | GABF 2016 Edition
The Great American Beer Festival was in Denver this weekend, and there were more tweets than you could shake a stick at. Without any further ado, let’s dive right into the beer, fun, and shenanigans. Welcome to The Weekly Buzz: GABF 2016 Edition.
This puts things into a little perspective!
Fun #GABF facts:
GABF may seem huge, but it is roughly equivalent to only five minutes of annual US beer consumption
— Bart Watson (@BrewersStats) October 5, 2016
Have you ever seen this many kegs in one place?!
— CraftBeerdotcom (@craftbeerdotcom) October 5, 2016
The booths are under construction!
— Wicked Weed Brewing (@wickedweedbeer) October 6, 2016
The floor is starting to look ready for the first session!
— Left Hand Brewing Co (@LeftHandBrewing) October 7, 2016
Things are getting underway at the DESTIHL booth!
— DESTIHL Brewery (@DESTIHLbrewery) October 7, 2016
Sounds like a balanced breakfast to me!
— Deschutes Brewery (@DeschutesBeer) October 7, 2016
Good thing the fun police are on patrol!
Don't worry, I got reprimanded for pouring more than 1oz by the volunteer who asked me what an IPA is. #gabf2016
— FlyingNateDog (@flyingnatedog) October 7, 2016
Port City is unattended! Go! Go! Go!
— Emma Quinn (@PCBCemma) October 5, 2016
Which brew would you want for the first pour?
— Goose Island Beer Co (@GooseIsland) October 6, 2016
Which one of them is the wizard?
— Pinthouse Brewing (@PinthouseBeer) October 6, 2016
Little known fact: Jim Koch is the Poet Laureate of GABF
— Jeremy Banas (@ruinationpress) October 7, 2016
Seems like too much exercise, but at least it’s for a good cause!
— Untapped Fest (@UntappedFest) October 7, 2016
You need a solid base before sampling all those brews!
— Denver Pavilions (@DenverPavilions) October 7, 2016
It’s not fun for everyone, so be kind to the locals.
Shaping up to be a stressful weekend. #gabf2016 making dog walking an adventure in avoiding things my dogs will bark at.
— Liz Kochmanski (@lizschultheis) October 7, 2016
Did you pack the signature neckwear of GABF?
— Laura Harvey (@LauraLaLaHarvey) October 7, 2016
Seems like my kind of rave!
— Ninkasi Brewing (@NinkasiBrewing) October 7, 2016
That’s one pretty booth…
— Three Weavers (@ThreeWeavers) October 7, 2016
Which is why they won that awesome trophy!
— Three Weavers (@ThreeWeavers) October 8, 2016
We need our brewers healthy if we want them to keep making awesome beers!
— Pints for Prostates (@Pints4Prostates) October 7, 2016
Flix’s booth is like an old Hollywood movie house!
— Chris Knott (@Gruvis_Hops) October 8, 2016
Follow those pipers!
— The Beer Boutique (@thebeerboutique) October 8, 2016
This session is about to get poppin’!
Gearing up for one last fantastic, amazing, kick-ass gabf session! ? pic.twitter.com/CWQkeJJiUE
— Avery Brewing Co (@AveryBrewingCo) October 8, 2016
This party is very respectful of the neighbors.
— Oskar Blues Brewery (@oskarblues) October 8, 2016
The awards ceremony is about to start. They all have their fingers crossed.
— Southern Tier Beer (@stbcbeer) October 8, 2016
This change took everyone by surprise…
— The Full Pint (@thefullpint) October 9, 2016
…Especially Fat Head’s, who thought they had won that category.
— Fat Head's Brewery (@FatHeadsBeer) October 9, 2016
It would be a great decade, though!
— Ray Daniels (@Cicerone_org) October 8, 2016
Gold medals are SO last year!
— Ryan Bandy (@IndeedBeerMN) October 8, 2016
You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
— GABF (@GABF) October 9, 2016
Another successful year in the bag!
— Dogfish Head Brewery (@dogfishbeer) October 9, 2016
Looks like everyone had fun…
— Deschutes Brewery (@DeschutesBeer) October 9, 2016
… and a bunch of guys kept it healthy!
— Pints for Prostates (@Pints4Prostates) October 9, 2016
Reactions from the Medalists
The awards ceremony at GABF 2016 was full of fun excitement. Check out what some of the winners had to say about it!
Overwhelmed. Thank you! https://t.co/kIPj4KdFPb
— Hi-Wire Brewing (@HiWireBrewing) October 8, 2016
— The Bruery® (@TheBruery) October 8, 2016
— Swamp Rabbit Brewery (@SwampRabbitBeer) October 8, 2016
— Firestone Walker (@FirestoneWalker) October 8, 2016
Hop Juju medals again! Bronze this year.
— Fat Head's Brewery (@FatHeadsBeer) October 8, 2016
— Steamworks Brewing (@Stmworks) October 8, 2016
— Brewery Ommegang (@BreweryOmmegang) October 8, 2016
— 515 Brewing (@515Brewing) October 8, 2016
— NoDa Brewing Company (@NoDaBrewing) October 8, 2016
— Two Roads Brewing (@2RoadsBrewing) October 8, 2016
— CopperKettleBrewing (@CopperKettleDEN) October 8, 2016
— Pollyanna Brewing (@PollyannaBrewCo) October 8, 2016
— Founders Brewing Co. (@foundersbrewing) October 8, 2016
— Yards Brewing Co. (@yardsbrew) October 8, 2016
— 2SP Brewing Company (@2spbrewing) October 8, 2016