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?!
The beers are ready at @GABF — are you? The countdown to #GABF is on. pic.twitter.com/ELrKIQtmYY
— CraftBeerdotcom (@craftbeerdotcom) October 5, 2016
The booths are under construction!
Booth setup. Inching closer to #GABF fun. Stop by and see us! pic.twitter.com/ImYZqtlQRU
— Wicked Weed Brewing (@wickedweedbeer) October 6, 2016
The floor is starting to look ready for the first session!
We're up bright & early at @GABF for @KDVR! pic.twitter.com/Id3GsFL0xh
— Left Hand Brewing Co (@LeftHandBrewing) October 7, 2016
Things are getting underway at the DESTIHL booth!
#GABF2016 has begun!! #boycottbland pic.twitter.com/xAZjrudtXU
— DESTIHL Brewery (@DESTIHLbrewery) October 7, 2016
Sounds like a balanced breakfast to me!
Who's thirsty for The Abyss & Sagefight Imperial IPA for breakfast? #gabf2016 #TGIGABF #itsnoonsomewhere pic.twitter.com/23F0FYcg4j
— 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!
Uh, who's watching the tasting room at @PortCityBrew?! #gabf2016 #weouthere pic.twitter.com/SwFgQxdItI
— Emma Quinn (@PCBCemma) October 5, 2016
Which brew would you want for the first pour?
It's happening! First pour of #GABF2016! Let's do this! #GABF pic.twitter.com/nPAZ2lUTWc
— Goose Island Beer Co (@GooseIsland) October 6, 2016
Which one of them is the wizard?
Attention: Beer Lovers – we're ready for y'all @ Booths E20 & E21 @GABF, stop by, say hi & enjoy the hop wizardry! #10BeersOnTap #gabf2016 pic.twitter.com/HZGQEjj2yV
— Pinthouse Brewing (@PinthouseBeer) October 6, 2016
Little known fact: Jim Koch is the Poet Laureate of GABF
Jim Koch waxing poetic @SamuelAdamsBeer beer and Brunch. #longshot #gabf2016 @GABF pic.twitter.com/zQIB7cjvFV
— Jeremy Banas (@ruinationpress) October 7, 2016
Seems like too much exercise, but at least it’s for a good cause!
If you're out at #GABF2016, don't not #Beerliner & Chill! So proud of our friends!https://t.co/AYiTRnZE3w
— Untapped Fest (@UntappedFest) October 7, 2016
You need a solid base before sampling all those brews!
.@GABF Question #coffee? Answer: @CornerBakery, level 1, at @DenverPavilions! #GABF, #GABF2016 pic.twitter.com/JgOjd0RTfM
— 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?
Pretzel necklaces are made! #gabf2016 ???? pic.twitter.com/dtLxQgJvoF
— Laura Harvey (@LauraLaLaHarvey) October 7, 2016
Seems like my kind of rave!
Coast to Coast Beer Rave TONIGHT w/ @LeftHandBrewing, @VictoryBeer & @Boulevard_Beer at @larimerbeerhall. https://t.co/vKH3nybH0q #GABF pic.twitter.com/46LAFddgBC
— Ninkasi Brewing (@NinkasiBrewing) October 7, 2016
That’s one pretty booth…
.@ThreeWeavers team ready for #gabf #gabf2016 Stop by our booth #O17 to taste 10 of our craft beers #labrewer #craftbeer #labeer #inglewood pic.twitter.com/uEmU6fAM2g
— Three Weavers (@ThreeWeavers) October 7, 2016
Which is why they won that awesome trophy!
.@ThreeWeavers team wins Festival Flair Award for Best Booth #gabf #gabf2016 #Josh&AlexGotFlair pic.twitter.com/JFrOe2WkBF
— Three Weavers (@ThreeWeavers) October 8, 2016
We need our brewers healthy if we want them to keep making awesome beers!
In #Denver for #GABF? Take charge of your health with free men's health screening at Brewers Health Initiative. pic.twitter.com/HANjIqWABv
— Pints for Prostates (@Pints4Prostates) October 7, 2016
Flix’s booth is like an old Hollywood movie house!
@FlixBrewhouseIN S32 & D26. Flashing marquee lights. Our booth setup this year is dope! #GABF #GABF2016 #INbeer pic.twitter.com/ButJRf5EEt
— Chris Knott (@Gruvis_Hops) October 8, 2016
Follow those pipers!
Scottish bagpipes led us towards the beer. I've absolutely no idea why. #GABF pic.twitter.com/AZH6tyTUp4
— 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.
LIVE on #Periscope: LIVE from the #OskarBlues Silent Disco at @gabf. #OBGABF https://t.co/KypSQICShU
— Oskar Blues Brewery (@oskarblues) October 8, 2016
The awards ceremony is about to start. They all have their fingers crossed.
The @stbcbeer & @VictoryBeer crew ready to receive #GABF Medals! Here goes nothin' ?️??️ pic.twitter.com/PnoMfhn5ZE
— Southern Tier Beer (@stbcbeer) October 8, 2016
This change took everyone by surprise…
Brewers Association (@BrewersAssoc) Issues Shocking Amendment to 2016 #GABF Award Results https://t.co/BykAigTF74 #beer pic.twitter.com/uo5yEUVieB
— 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!
If you tasted 2 new beers 365 days/yr, it would take ~10 YEARS for you to try all the beers entered at #GABF #gabf2016
— Ray Daniels (@Cicerone_org) October 8, 2016
Gold medals are SO last year!
Come see me @mncraftbrew booth. There is a brewer from @surlybrewing here too, but all he does is win gold medals. Kind of boring.#gabf2016
— Ryan Bandy (@IndeedBeerMN) October 8, 2016
You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
That's a wrap! #TGIGABF #GABF pic.twitter.com/AoLF5tT03E
— GABF (@GABF) October 9, 2016
Another successful year in the bag!
We did it! #GABF2016, that's a wrap! Thx to our coworkers, @GABF volunteers & everyone who came to see us! Until next year…high 5! ✋#GABF pic.twitter.com/2UxhLEzm5x
— Dogfish Head Brewery (@dogfishbeer) October 9, 2016
Looks like everyone had fun…
Well that was fun! Thanks to everyone who swung by and tried a few of our beers. Until next year…?! #gabf2016 pic.twitter.com/KWw0R5nLD3
— Deschutes Brewery (@DeschutesBeer) October 9, 2016
… and a bunch of guys kept it healthy!
Thanks to #craftbeer fans & brewers for all the love at #gabf2016 & #DRBT8 More than 200 guys took part in free men's health screening pic.twitter.com/gylU9njN0b
— 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
And a Gold medal for Mischief!!! #GABF #thebruery #mischief pic.twitter.com/lQwsfKZgvT
— The Bruery® (@TheBruery) October 8, 2016
Y'all!!!!! We are so proud to bring home a Silver #gabf medal for our Maibock!! #scbeer #gvlbeer… https://t.co/p562bHNAyb
— Swamp Rabbit Brewery (@SwampRabbitBeer) October 8, 2016
Back-to-back GOLD medal for DBA! ?? #GABFAwards pic.twitter.com/8s1utJvZrb
— Firestone Walker (@FirestoneWalker) October 8, 2016
Hop Juju medals again! Bronze this year.
— Fat Head's Brewery (@FatHeadsBeer) October 8, 2016
We got a Silver Medal for our Slam Dunkel! ??#GABF2016 pic.twitter.com/JRWCZAlLng
— Steamworks Brewing (@Stmworks) October 8, 2016
GOLD for Witte at @GABF! #gabf2016 pic.twitter.com/1SkrzePxFV
— Brewery Ommegang (@BreweryOmmegang) October 8, 2016
Gooooooold!!!! Mexican Spring won the Fruit Wheat Beer category at #gabf! Wowza! @GABF
— 515 Brewing (@515Brewing) October 8, 2016
NoDajito just won gold at @GABF !!!! https://t.co/FK3CtucNbi
— NoDa Brewing Company (@NoDaBrewing) October 8, 2016
Ahhhh gold at #GABF for hexotic tropical lambic!!! #ctbeer pic.twitter.com/sHp1lNMx3U
— Two Roads Brewing (@2RoadsBrewing) October 8, 2016
GOLD baby at #GABF for our Session Golden Ale in the Belgian Sepcialty Ale #hardware #GOLDBABY https://t.co/PvknmEpFVM
— CopperKettleBrewing (@CopperKettleDEN) October 8, 2016
Whaaaaaaat!?! #GABF bronze medal for Fruhauf! Category 45 German Style Märzen. If anybody got a pic of the screen, please send it! pic.twitter.com/t7KMSqqeoF
— Pollyanna Brewing (@PollyannaBrewCo) October 8, 2016
reDANKulous took silver at #GABF! @GABF pic.twitter.com/GbdkVFRaAH
— Founders Brewing Co. (@foundersbrewing) October 8, 2016
So much love for this beer ??? #LoveStout #Yards #GABF #GABF2016 #silvermedal #stout #drinklocal pic.twitter.com/1MXxN1KqPG
— Yards Brewing Co. (@yardsbrew) October 8, 2016
The GOLD for The Russian. The Bronze for ANTONYM! @GABF @PhillyTapFinder @DEHopScene @phillybeerweek @phillyinsider @CraigLaBan #gabf2016 pic.twitter.com/U118XNzxC4
— 2SP Brewing Company (@2spbrewing) October 8, 2016
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