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The Complete 2018 GABF Week Events Guide

The Complete 2018 GABF Week Events Guide
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For one week a year, Denver and the surrounding metro area turn upside down for the Great American Beer Festival. While the festival floor is a great place to sample thousands of beers from all across, the events happening outside of the festival have become equally as impressive and formidable. From tap take-overs to beer dinners, special release to actual full-blown separate beer festivals all together have broken off of GABF. So, to help provide some perspective and frothy guidance, we have made that navigation a bit easier with a 2018 GABF Week Events Guide. Too much to sort through and choose? Don’t worry, chuggernaut, we got you covered.

 

2018 GABF Week Events Guide

Something we missed? Is your brewery hosting a GABF event? Feel free to contact us and we’ll update this list.

 

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Friday, September 14 Back to top

Boulevard / WeldWerks Collaboration @ Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House (Denver) – 2844 Welton St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday September 14 from 6-9pm

Details: Boulevard Brewing and WeldWerks Brewing have teamed up to brew a collaboration Hazy IPA with Ekuanot, El Dorado, Citra, and Galaxy Hops THEN Double Dry-Hopped with Galaxy and El Dorado. Come enjoy a special tapping to kick off GABF at Dunbar Tap & Kitchen. (Special Tapping)


GABF Week Party @ Verboten Brewing – 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO

Date/ Time: Friday September 14 – September 24

Details: Verboten Brewing will be tapping seven releases in seven days, including five barrel-aged beers. Each beer will be on tap for 2-3 days, come try all seven. (Special Tappings)


Saturday, September 15 Back to top

Great American Beer Fest Bike Loop & Kickoff Party @ Barfly at Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake – 4255 W. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 15 from 11am-5pm

Details: Cruise to six West-Denver breweries with a guided GABF Brewery Bike Loop & Kick Off Party at Alamo Drafthouse. For just $25, you’ll get an 8oz taster glass that gets you beer samples at each brewery, a chance to win a free keg from a participating bike loop brewery, schwag giveaways, plus happy hour pricing once returning to BarFly inside the Alamo Drafthouse, Sloan’s Lake. WestFax, Joyride, Hogshead, Oasis, Strange, Seedstock (total loop is 11 miles). The route begins and ends at Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake. Tickets available for $25(Special Tapping)


Collaboration Can Release with Wiley Roots Brewing @ Cerberus Brewing -702 W Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 15 from 11am – 11pm

Details: Join Colorado Springs’ Cerberus Brewing as they tap and release cans of Oat Yeeeeaaaahhh Hazy Double IPA, a special collaboration beer with brewed with Greeley’s Wiley Roots Brewing. Cerberus will also be tapping Wiley Roots Tropical Slush! for the occasion  (Special Tapping, Can Release)


Project Alpha 25 Release @ Cannonball Creek Brewing  – 393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 15 from 12pm – 11pm

Details: Join Golden’s Cannonball Creek Brewing for their release of Project Alpha 25, they’ll also have a special commemorative glass available for sale.  (Beer Release)


2018 Decennial Series Release @ River North Brewery  – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 15 from 12pm – 9pm

Details: Releasing once every two years, the 2018 Decennial Series, three 15%+ ABV beers that are intended to age up to ten years, or a decennium, will debut the Saturday before GABF at River North Brewery. They will be tapping all three beers as well as a single keg of their 2016 vintages to show how nicely the beers have aged. Additionally, all three will be available for $12 in bottles to-go. (Specialty Tappings, Bottle Release)

Beers:

  • God Complex – An infallible Abbey-style Quadrupel fit for the daftest of monks.
  • Shadowman – A smoothly sinister block-out-the-sun-style stout.
  • Father Time – A dapper old ale for the ages.

Gratitude 2018 @ Our Mutual Friend Brewing – 2810 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 15 from 12pm-12am

Details: Our Mutual Friend’s yearly Gratitude, is a celebration of friendship and the beer made possible by it. Come enjoy over 30 specialty tappings and 5 bottle releases.(Special Tappings, Bottle Releases)

Tentative (as of 8/18/18) Bottle list:
– Gratitude Five Peach Brett Beer – 500ml
– Little Maker Cherry Sour – 500ml
– Baraka Barrel Fermented Saison (Collab w/ Fort George) – 500ml
– Manor Bier Strong Saison (Collab w/ Finn’s Manor) – 500ml
– Broken Time Blackberry Brett Beer (Collab w/ Spangalang) – 500ml
– OY Graf Ale (Collab w/ Stem Ciders) – 750ml
– Pageantry Lemon Verbena Saison (Collab w/ ABW) – 750ml
– Weirding Way Foeder Brett Saison – 750ml
– Future Imperfect Sour blend – 500ml
– Esprit De Corpse Blend 1 (Collab w/ TRVE) – 500ml
– Esprit De Corpse Blend 2 (Collab w/ TRVE) – 375ml

Tentative (as of 8/18/18) Taplist:
– Gratitude Five Peach Brett
– Little Maker Cherry Sour
– Inner Light Mosaic Pale Ale
– Time’s Arrow IPA
– Festbier
– Neon Nail NE IPA
– Dad’s Brown Ale
– Novo Coffee Stout
– 100% Colorado Pale Ale
– Double Dang Double IPA
– Wicket Belgian-style Wit
– Gelber Rauch
– Sur Framboise
– Cherry Gose
– Riot of Color Mango Lime Berliner Weiss
– Love Is Helles
– Proletariat Session Ale
– The Fizz Keller Pils
– Absolute Magnitude 100% CO Imperial Stout
– Canela Mundo Horchata Imperial Stout
– 2017 Fixed Blade Laws Whiskey House Rye BA Barleywine
– Saison Trystero
– Weirding Way Foeder Brett Saison
– OY Graf Ale (Collab w/ Stem Ciders)
– Broken Time Blackberry Brett Beer (Collab w/ Spangalang Brewery)
– Espirit de corpse Blend 1 (Collab w/ TRVE Brewing)
– Future Imperfect Sour (Collab w/ Inland Island & Good Bugs)
– Pageantry Lemon Verbena Saison (Collab w/ Austin Beerworks)
– Baraka Barrel Ferment Saison (Collab w/ Fort George Brewery)
– Manor Bier Strong Saison (Collab w/ Finn’s Manor)
– Globehead 100% CO Saison (Collab w/ Mumford Brewing)


Wild Woods Brewery’s 6th Anniversary Party @ Wild Woods Brewery – 5460 Conestoga Ct, Boulder CO

wild woods brewery boulder co

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 15 from 1pm – 8pm

Details: Join Boulder’s Wild Woods Brewery in celebrating their 6th Anniversary with the release of Imperial Yamtoberfest, an Imperial Oktoberfest Lager brewed with smoked yams and maple syrup available on-draft and in limited bombers to-go. The party will also feature commemorative glassware, live music and limited cellar releases as well. (Special Tapping, Bottle Release)


New Image x Outer Range Collab Release @ Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House – 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 15 from 4pm – 10pm

Details: Romero’s will be kicking off GABF with a special collaboration tapping from Arvada’s New Image Brewing and Frisco’s Outer Range Brewery. This collaboration beer will be tapped exclusively at Romero’s and other beers from both breweries will be available as well. The day will also feature a charity cornhole tournament with a $20 buy-in, with the proceeds going directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Specialty Tappings, Cornhole Tournament)


Sunday, September 16 Back to top

Sour Sunday @ Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse – 2319 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO

Date/Time: Sunday, September 16 from 11am-10pm

Details: Boulder’s Backcountry Pizza & Tap is once again pulling out all the stops to kick off GABF week with one of the best collections of sour beer tappings in the state. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Russian River Brewing Company Temptation
  • Russian River Brewing Company Consecration
  • Russian River Brewing Company Sanctification
  • The Lost Abbey Red Poppy
  • The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme
  • TRVE Brewing Red Chaos
  • TRVE Brewing Phototropic
  • Atom Brewing Company TBA
  • Cellar West Artisan Ales Make Hay
  • Trinity Brewing President’s Club
  • New Belgium Brewing Single Foeder Oscar No. 65
  • Stone Brewing The Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse
  • Epic Brewing Company Oak and Orchard Cab Sav
  • Epic Brewing Company Brainless on Pink Guava
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Surette Reserva Palisade Peaches
  • Avery Brewing Company Lunctis Viribis
  • Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery Madrugada Obscura
  • Casey Brewing and Blending TBA
  • Commonwealth Brewing Company TIki Vibez Gose
  • Paradox Beer Company Skully Barrel No. 63: Actual Size
  • Paradox Beer Company Skully Barrel No. 64: Zangria Bianca
  • Gueuzerie Tilquin Draft Gueuze
  • Oud Beersel Brewery Oude Lambic
  • Hanssens Artisanaal bvba Oude Lambic
  • D9 Brewing Company TBA
  • Cascade Brewing Barrel House TBA
  • Jester King Brewery Funk Metal
  • La Cumbre Brewing Co. TBA
  • The Rare Barrel TBA
  • Alesong Brewing and Blending TBA
  • The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery TBA
  • Captain Lawrence Brewing Company TBA
  • Almanac Beer Co TBA
  • Lagunitas Brewing Co Aunt Sally Barrel Aged w/ Gewurtztraminer Grapes
  • Prairie Artisan Ales TBA
  • Beachwood Blendery TBA
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project TBA
  • Brewery Bhavana Polyflora Biere de MIel Barrel Aged
  • August Schell Brewing Company Berliner Weisse
  • LoverBeer Beera Brugna
  • Upland Brewing Company TBA

All the Things: Lady Justice Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary Party @ Factotum Brewhouse-3845 Lipan St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Sunday, September 16 from 1pm-4pm

Details: Join the Lady Justice Brewing team in celebrating two tremendous years in operation. They’ll be releasing Endurance Insurance, brewed with and inspired by Courtney Dauwalter. All proceeds from this beer will benefit GALS Denver, an education organization that promotes equal rights, physical well-being, and emotional safety for all.  (Anniversary Party, Beer Release)


Lupulin Fiasco @ Romero’s K9 Club and Taphouse – 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, September 16 from 12-10pm

Details: Join Romero’s for a celebration of all things hopped up. (Special Tappings)

Breweries/ Beers: TBA


Monday, September 17 Back to top

GABF Releases at Cerebral Brewing @ Cerebral Brewing -1477 Monroe St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 – Sunday, September 23

Details:

Monday (9/17) – Open 2-10pm Orange Crunch Catering

  • Citra Dry-Hopped International Waters Pilsner in cans and on tap!

Wednesday (9/19) – Open 12-10pm Ninja Ramen

Deep Thought & Tulpamancer Bottle Release

Thursday (9/20) – Open 12-10pm The Budlong Hot Chicken

All The Hops + All the Hops Glass Release + Can Release x 5

  • Cheat Code (DDH DIPA)
  • DDH Remote Island (DDH DIPA)
  • Citra Dry-Hopped International Waters (Hoppy Pils)
  • Rare Trait (House IPA)
  • Bird of Paradise – Passion Fruit + Raspberry (Fruited Sour)

Cerebral will also have the following hoppy beers available on tap only:

  • Burner Phone (DIPA)
  • Secret Chat Room (IPA)
  • Double DDH Rare Trait (4x Dry-Hopped IPA)
  • Passion Fruit Stuff (IPA w/ Passion Fruit + Lactose)

Friday (9/21) – Open to the public 12-11pm Adobo Food Truck

  • Barrel-Aged Ancient Ruins Bottle release
  • Barrel-Aged Forever Awake bottle release

Saturday (9/22) – Open to the public 12-11pm Clamato Time

  • Barrel-Aged Ancient Ruins bottle release
  • Barrel-Aged Forever Awake bottle release

Sunday (9/23) Open 11-10pm – Recovery Brunch w/ Vegan Van 

  • Limited BA Work From Home + Double Maple Work From Home on draft.

Wiley Roots Collaboration Guy on a Buffalo Release @ Mile High Wine and Spirits – 435 S Vance St, Lakewood, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 10pm-9pm

Details: Join Mile High Wine and Spirits for the releases of their collaboration beer, Guy on a Buffalo with Wiley Roots Brewing Company. Guy On A Buffalo is a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout which spent 15 months in a Buffalo Trace barrel. (Beer Release)


Crooked Stave Bottle [email protected] Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 12pm-10pm

Details: Starting Monday, September 17, Crooked Stave will be releasing several new bottles available to-go from their taproom.

Beers:

  • Colorado Reserva Farmhouse Palisade Peach ’17
  • L’Brett d’Apricot Sauvignon Blanc ’17
  • Chocolate Silly Cybies ’17
  • Nightcap ’17
  • Member Berries Viogner
  • Nightmare on Brett Super Port

Special Tapping of 30 Special Brews @ The Mayor of Old Town – 632 S Mason St, Fort Collins Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 3pm-11pm

Details: Fort Collins’ The Mayor of Old Town has partnered with Crooked Stave Artisans to tap 30 special beers from out-of-state breweries including The Answer, Narrow Gauge and pFriem to name just a few. (Tap Takeover)


Start the Week in a Haze @ Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House (Denver) – 2844 Welton St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 4-7pm

Details: Start the week in a haze at Dunbar Kitchen & Tap with some of Colorado’s best hazy IPA producers. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/ Beers:

Outer Range Brewing Co. In the DEEP Steep Double New England IPA


21st Annual Kick-Off Tapping Party @ Falling Rock Tap House – 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO

Falling Rock Taphouse - Aperture of Ales by Holly Gerard
Falling Rock Taphouse – Photo by Holly Gerard, Aperture of Ales Photography

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 5pm

Details: True GABF veterans know that GABF week doesn’t officially kick off until Falling Rock’s official kickoff tapping party. Join Falling Rock as they kick things off with 20 tappings including vintage beers, their Collaboration with Upslope Brewing, a Southern Hemisphere Imperial IPA, plus fresh new beers from around the state and country. (Tap Takeover)


TRVE & Freshcraft Launch High Plains Distribution @ Freshcraft (Denver) -1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 6-11:30pm

Details: TRVE Brewing will join Freshcraft to launch the next phase of their distribution arm with a tap takeover event. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • TRVE Brewing Cold
  • TRVE Brewing Solid Hex
  • Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room Cold Pressed
  • Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room Mai Tai IPA
  • J. Wakefield Brewing Frank White
  • J. Wakefield Brewing Haterade
  • Great Notion Brewing Mandela
  • Scratch Brewing Company Sour Cedar
  • Three Taverns Craft Brewery Inceptus

Advanced Sensory Training with the Crooked Stave Team @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – 3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 6-8pm

Details: Crooked Stave’s Sensory Specialist Kevin will be guiding participants through detecting and analyzing six flavors that can be found in beer. Moving beyond many of the common flavor standards, such as diacetyl, that people are typically trained on, these six flavor standards are considered more advanced in sensory training: Geraniol, Ethyl butyrate, Ethyl hexanoate, Indole, Caprylic Acid, 2-Ethyl Fenchol. Tickets are available for $25 (Beer Education)


Beer School Sensory Training @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 7-9pm

Details: Educate yourself before the debauchery of GABF begins, Melissa Antone, Certified Cicerone®, BJCP Recognized Judge, and former lead of Avery Brewing’s sensory program, will lead a sensory training. Tickets available for $25 (Beer Education)


Tuesday, September 18 Back to top

Matt’s Fourteener Challenge @ Mount Bierstadt – Guanella Pass Trail / Mount Bierstadt Trailhead

Date/Time: Tuesday, September  18 – Start hike at around 6/7am, meet at Mount Bierstadt summit at 10am

Details: Start your GABF week right with a little exercise and Colorado fresh air. Join the River North Brewery crew, including founder Matt Hess at the top of Mount Bierstadt from 10-11am on Tuesday, September 18th. They’ll provide beers at the summit while supplies last. (Workout)


High Plains Distributing Tap Takeover @ Cedar Creek Pub – 2100 N Ursula St, Aurora, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 11am-9pm

Details: A tap takeover at Cedar Creek Pub featuring High Plains Distributing’s portfolio (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • TRVE Brewing – Buried Sun mixed culture farmhouse ale
  • Civil Society Brewing – Fresh New England IPA
  • Trophy Brewing Company – Cloud Surfer New England IPA
  • Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill – Cold Pressed IPA
  • Great Notion Brewing – Mandela Hazy IPA
  • Finback Brewery – Starship Raspberry Sour
  • Scratch Brewing Company – Turmeric Sour
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales – Saison du Surlace
  • Three Taverns Craft Brewery – Cream Weaver
  • J. Wakefield Brewing – Handshakes from the Fakes Berliner Weiss

GABF Week at Westfax Brewing @ Westfax Brewing – 733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 – Friday, September 21

Details:

TUESDAY 9/18 | $3 GABF Beers ALL DAY – Doors open at 3pm
– On 9/18 receive Westfax’s GABF entry beers, 40 West IPA, ALTernative Amber Altbier, Life Hack Double Hazy IPA, & Urban Lumberjack Hazy IPA, for just $3 in their taproom!

WEDNESDAY 9/19 | CO Fresh Hopped Brut IPA & Crowler Release – Doors open at 1pm
– Westfax is releasing their COLORADO ONLY INGREDIENT Fresh Hopped Brut IPA named, Crested Brut. There will be 100 limited crowler cans released and will also be available on draft.

THURSDAY 9/20 | Barrel Aged Belgian Quad, Beer Trivia, & Small Batch Releases. Doors open at 1pm
– Limited 125 bottle release of Concussion Protocol, barrel-aged Belgian Quad. Also available on draft.
– Small Batch Release: Urban Lumber-berry Fruited Hazy IPA, MoonPie Imperial Blonde Ale

FRIDAY 9/21 | Extended Happy Hour & Live Music
– Come in Friday 9/21 for an extended happy hour celebrating GABF at 1P! From 1-6P enjoy happy hour pricing on all of Westfax beers.


GABF Sour Night @ Snowpack Taproom & Kitchen – 11863 Springs Road #210, Conifer, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 17 from 3pm-11pm

Details: Conifer’s Snowpack Taproom & Kitchen has partnered with Crooked Stave Artisans for a tap takeover night of sour beers. (Tap Takeover)

Beers:

  • Firestone Walker – Under Currants
  • Crooked Stave – L’Brett d’Or Grand Cru
  • Central State – Polyjuice Potion
  • Trophy – Depeche Gose
  • Rhinegeist – Peach Dodo
  • Oakshire – Sun Made Cucumber
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales – Koffeeklatsch

Tuesday Tappings at Falling Rock @ Falling Rock Tap House – 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO

Falling Rock Taphouse - Aperture of Ales by Holly Gerard
Falling Rock Taphouse – Photo by Holly Gerard, Aperture of Ales Photography

Date/ Time: Tuesday, September 18 at 4pm

Details: Falling Rock’s Tuesday lineup includes special tappings from Roadhouse Brewery from their WV Van from 4-6pm. Then New Image Brewing will join for a tap takeover at 5pm. (Tap Takeover)


2nd Annual Tour of Colorado @ Tap Fourteen Ballpark – 1920 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 4-7pm

Details: Thirst Colorado presents an all-Colorado brewery tap takeover event benefitting Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beer: TBA


Trophy Brewing Guest Taps & Keep the Glass @ Our Mutual Friend Brewing – 2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 4-10pm

Details: Trophy Brewing will be taking over taps at OMF and offering a keep the glass.

Breweries/Beers:

Beers on tap:
– Trophy Husband Saison
– Trophy Wife Session IPA
– Cloud Surfer Modern IPA
– Yacht Rocked Pina Colada Pale Ale

Beer to Go:
– Trophy wife Session IPA – 16oz 4-pack
– Cloud Surfer Modern IPA – 16oz 4-pack
– Now they write letters NE IPA – 16oz 4-pack


GABF Ursula Brewing Imperial Crustless Tapping @ The Crafty Fox – 3901 Fox St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 4-11pm

Details: Join for a special tapping of Ursula Brewing’s Imperial Crustless Peanut Butter & Jelly Porter. (Special Tapping)


Hoedown at Lowdown @ Lowdown Brewery – 800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 5-10pm

Details: Join Lowdown Brewery for the release of their first collaboration beer, Social Lubricant, n Imperial Black IPA made with Elevation Beer Company and Lagunitas. Social Lubricant will be on tap at 5pm, along with three special reserve beers from Elevation and two rare beers from Lagunitas’ cellar.  (Special Tapping, Tap Takeover)


Haze vs Clear @ Finn’s Manor – 2927 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 5-12am

Details: The folks at Finn’s Manor will help settle the hop debate once and for all. It’s a throwdown of hazy IPAs vs clear IPAs. Don’t like either, well Finn’s also has over 500 spirits on site, so there’s something for everyone. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

CLEAR PRODUCERS 

  • Beachwood Brewing
  • Brewery Bhavana
  • Comrade Brewing Company
  • Fremont Brewing
  • La Cumbre Brewing Co.
  • pFriem Family Brewers
  • Trophy Brewing Company

HAZE PRODUCERS

  • Almanac Beer Co
  • Cerebral Brewing
  • Civil Society Brewing
  • Commonwealth Brewing Company
  • Finback Brewery
  • Fort George Brewery
  • Great Notion Brewing
  • Modern Times Beer
  • Outer Range Brewing Co.

Beachwood Beer Dinner @ Kline’s Beer Hall – 7519 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 5-11pm

Details: Join Beachwood Brewing for a special GABF week beer dinner featuring four courses paired with 7 beers from Beachwood Brewing. Tickets available for $50 a plate. Call (303) 351-7938 to reserve a spot. (Beer Dinner)


Hooves & Hops Beer Dinner @  Osteria Marco – 1453 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 5:30pm-10pm

Details: Ska Brewing has teamed up with Osteria Marco for a four-course beer dinner featuring Pink Vapor Stew Sour Ale, True Blonde Ale, Modus Hoperandi India Pale Ale, and Steel Toe Milk Stout paired with a Local Greens Salad, Lobster Risotto, Pork Three Ways: Smoked Tenderloin, Ricotta Tortellini, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Bone Broth, Crispy Ear, and a S’mores: Espresso Mousse. Tickets available for $45. Call to reserve your spot (303) 534-5855.
(Beer Dinner)


Live Recording: The Brewing Network’s Sour Hour @ The Hop Grenade Taproom Fort Collins, 347 E. Foothills Parkway, Unit #120, Fort Collins, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 6pm – 8pm

Details:  Join The Brewing Network’s Sour Hour Podcast for a live recording at Fort Collins’ The Hop Grenade Taproom. They will also be tapping some killer sours from The Rare Barrel, Casey, Jester King, Beachwood Blendery, Purpose, Firestone Barrelworks, Black Project, Amalgam, Baere and more! (Podcast Recording, Tap Takeover)


Jameson Caskmates& Friends  @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 6pm – 9pm

Details: Join Freshcraft for a night of great whisky and beer. In honor of Great Divide, Revolution Brewing and Green Flash’s collaboration with Jameson’s caskmates program, the three will join Freshcraft for a tap takeover. Plus both Caskmates IPA and Caskmates Stout editions will be availble for purchase as well. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Revolution Brewing – Anti Hero
  • Revolution Brewing – Cafe Deth
  • Great Divide Brewing Co. – The Smoothness
  • Great Divide Brewing Co. – Hazy IPA
  • Green Flash Brewing Co. – West Coast IPA
  • Green Flash Brewing Co. – Barrel Aged Blonde
  • Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
  • also pouring from bottles of Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition

BLVD/Ommegang/Firestone Walker Takeover @ Goed Zuur, 2801 Welton St., Denver, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 6pm-9pm

Details: Join Boulevard Brewing, Ommegang and Firestone Walker for a sour tap takeover at Denver’s Goed Zuur. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Love Child No. 5
  • Love Child No. 6
  • Love Child No. 7
  • Love Child No. 8
  • Love Child No. 9
  • Changeling
  • Saison Brett 2017
  • Saison Brett 2018
  • Collaboration No. 6 (Barrel-Aged Blend with Firestone Walker)
  • BLVD/Weldwerks collaboration
  • Ommegang Faith and Fortitude
  • various offerings from Firestone Walker (TBA)

Great American Bark Festival @ Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House – 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 6:30-10pm

Details: The K9 Club Tap House will be hosting a night market with local vendors and special beer tappings in a celebration of dogs and beer. (Vendor Market, Special Tappings)


Discovering Colorado Breweries Book Signing @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO

Discovering Colorado Breweries coffee table book

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 7-9pm

Details: Join one of the country’s most prolific beer photographers, Dustin Hall, of The Brewtography Project at Crooked Stave. Over the past three years, Dustin has captured brilliant photos at over 70 of Colorado’s breweries and beer events for a 262-page coffee table book called Discovering Colorado Breweries. Join for a special book signing and receive a free beer if you purchase a copy of the books. (Book Signing)


Dad Beers @ The Occidental – 950 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18 from 8-12am

Details: Before the insanity of GABF sets in, come grab some easy drinking Dad beers and spirits with your fellow industry buds at the OccidentalTRVE BrewingRatio Beerworks and The Family Jones have teamed up for a laid-back night of sessionable barley pops and cocktails from one of Denver’s best new distilleries.


Wednesday, September 19 Back to top

Burrito Before / Burrito After: Ratio Beerworks Tap Takeover @ Illegal Pete’s LoDo – 1530 16TH ST. #101, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 – Saturday, September 22 from 9am-12am

Details: Join the Ratio team out at Illegal Pete’s Lodo, just a short walk / 16th Street Mall ride down from the Colorado Convention Center to enjoy a burrito before, and a burrito after the Great American Beer Festival, while also sipping on a full lineup of Ratio beers.

Ratio will be on hand with a tap takeover throughout the week starting Wednesday, September 19 – Saturday, September 22 featuring seven beers on tap, all available for $5 a pint. (Tap Takeover)

Beers:

  • Domestica American Standard Ale
  • Dear You French Saison
  • Repeater Extra Pale Ale
  • Antidote IPA
  • Rented World Session IPA
  • Stay Gold Oktoberfest Marzen Lager
  • New Wave Strawberry Berliner

Upslope Brewing Tap Takeover @ Boney’s Barbeque – 1543 Champa St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 17 – Saturday, September 22 11am-10pm

Details: Join Boney’s BBQ for an Upslope Brewing Tap Takeover throughout the rest of the GABF weekend. (Tap Takeover)


WeldWerks GABF Special Releases @ WeldWerks Brewing – 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 – Sunday, September 23

Details: Special bottle, draft-only and 4-pack can releases daily. Releases have yet-to-be-announced, we’ll keep you posted. (Special Tappings, Special Bottle/Can Releases)


Alloy Collaboration (CO-Brew, OMF, Baere) Bottle Release @ CO-Brew -1133 N Broadway, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 – 10am-7pm

Details: All three breweries have won medals for Saisons over the past three years, so this year CO-Brew invited these friends over to brew those medal-winning Saisons all at the same time. Then after primary fermentation was complete, the beers were blended into Chardonnay barrels for aging. The result is a ridiculously complex mixed-culture blended Saison that showcases each breweries house cultures and methodology. (Bottle Release)


Best of Ohio GABF Party (CSA Distributing) @ Cedar Creek Pub – 2100 N Ursula St, Aurora, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 11am-9pm

Details: Join Cedar Creek Pub for a tap takeover from CSA Distributing feature Ohio’s best breweries. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:


CSA GABF Portfolio Tasting @ Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 11:30am – 10pm

Details: CSA Distributing will be hosting a tap takeover at Hops & Pie featuring 20 out-of-state breweries.  (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beer: 

  • 3 Floyds
  • Jester King
  • Perennial
  • Creature Comforts
  • Springdale/Jack’s Abby
  • The Answer
  • Jackie O’s
  • Lord Hobo
  • Crooked Stave
  • Almanac
  • Rhinegiest
  • Oozlefinch
  • Jolly Pumpkin
  • La Cumbre
  • Ale Apothecary
  • Fremont
  • D9
  • Beachwood
  • Pfriem
  • Breakside

Final Crustless Release Ever, Sort Of @ Ursula Brewing – 2101 N Ursula St Unit 10, Aurora, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 12pm-9pm

Details: Ursula Brewing will be releasing their final batch of their Imperial Crustless Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter before they’re forced to change its name to Bully Stole My Lunch. They will also be selling their final batch of Crustless t-shirts and printed lunch boxes. (Beer Release)


Great American Wiley Roots Release @ Wiley Roots Brewing -625 3rd St, Unit D, Greeley, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 12pm-10pm

Details: Wiley Roots Brewing Company will be releasing a limited supply of special beers, cellar beers, and collaboration beers with Cerberus Brewing Co., Wren House Brewing Company, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company, and Mile High Wine and Spirits.

All special releases will be available on draft and most are available to-go, all cellar beers will be available to-go only, and all collaborations will be available on draft, with the majority of beer available to-go. For our cellar releases, customers will be rolling a D20 dice, one roll per person, to select bottles. If the D20 dice lands on a specific number, you will have the ability to buy that bottle. (Special Tappings, Beer Release)

Breweries/Beers:

𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬:
Pseudonym Laws Whiskey House Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Peach Lemonade Slush
Tropical Slush
Black and Blue County Fair Cobbler Sour IPA
Mail Order Mule
Citradonkulous Citra Double NEIPA
Thomas the Dank Engine West Coast Double IPA
American Kölsch
Cerberus Brewing Co. – Paradise Lost Heaven Hill Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Cerberus Brewing Co. – DDH Elysium IPA

𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬:
Packed With Plums
Vanilla Pseudonym
Mosaic Funk Yo Couch
Galaxy Funk Yo Couch (2017 GABF Gold)

𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:
Cerberus Brewing Co.. – Oaaattt Yeaeeaaaaaa!
Wren House Brewing Company – Frozen Slush
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company – Peanut Monstah
Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company – Coffee Peanut Monstah
Mile High Wine and Spirits – Guy on a Buffalo

𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐬:
Super 77
Deep Roots


GABF Cellar Sale @ Dry Dock Brewing -15120 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 12pm-11pm

Details: Dry Dock Brewing is digging into their cellar for some vintage bomber releases at both of their locations. Bottles available while supplies last. (Bottle Releases)


Peach Party Release @ Woods Boss Brewing – 2210 California St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 12pm-11pm

Details: Join Denver’s Woods Boss Brewing for the triple release of three peach beers featuring 75 lbs of Palisade Peaches per barrel. They will also have 100 three-pack crowlers available to-go.(Beer Release)

Beers:

  • The Peach Oswald – NEIPA 8%
  • Peach Camp Sweep – Cream Ale 7.5%
  • Peach Fruity Flash – Kettle Sour 5.5%

Collaboration Beer Tapping/Releases @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 12pm-10pm

Details: Join Crooked Stave as they tap several collaboration beers from the past year. Some may be familiar but a few are also brand new.

Beers:

  • Crooked Roads/ Collab with Two Roads. Draught Only
  • Between the Staves #2/ Collab with Anchorage. Draught and 750*
  • Version of Paradise/ Jackie O’s Collab. Draught and 750*
  • Key Lime Tau/ Collab with Hawkshead. Draught and 375
  • Two Tickets to Paradise/ Collab with Maui Brewing. Draught and 375

Hazy IPA Tap Takeover @ Fiction Beer Company – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 2pm-10pm

Details: Fiction Beer Company will be kicking off GABF week with a special tapping of seven NE-style IPAs, all differentiated by hop varieties, dry hopping schedules and flavor profiles (Special Tappings)

Beers:

  • The Recurrence – Quadruple Dry Hopped IPA with Enigma, Citra and Cryo Mosiac hops
  • HAL with Galaxy, Medusa and Lemon Drop hops
  • Madame Psychosis with Mosiac, Citra, Idaho 7 hops
  • Double Dry Hopped Logic is Relative with Citra and Summer hops
  • Magic Wallet – Passionfruit Milkshake IPA with Galaxy, Citra and El Dorado hops
  • Makin’ Noise with Calypso Dry hops
  • Wizard’s Power with El Dorado, Lemondrop, Mosaic dry hopped

Oxcart Blend B Release @ Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales – 1290 S Broadway # A51, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 2pm-10pm

Details: OXCART Blend B. OXCART is a 3-Year Blend of 100% spontaneously fermented beer, bottled in February and left to age in the bottle for 4-6 months as is part of the Methode Traditionnelle guidelines. Limit 3 bottles per person, no lottery. (Bottle Release)


Barrel-Aged Collaboration @ Kline’s Beer Hall – 7519 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 2pm-11pm

Details: Kline’s Beer Hall sent a bourbon barrel to Jagged Mountain Brewery and Crystal Springs Brewing and both breweries aged beers in them. Now Kline’s will tap both collaboration beers during GABF week. Jagged Mountain created a 16.5% Imperial Stout aged in New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon and Kline’s has added Hunter Bay Coffee lavender. And Crystal Springs made a Barrel Aged Märzen aged in Laws Whiskey Barrels. (Special Tapping)


Sour, Funk, and Wild Wednesday @ Jake’s Brew Bar – 2530 W Main St, Littleton, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 2pm-11pm

Details: Join Jake’s Beer Garden for a special sour, funk, and wild tapping. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Jester King
  • Weldwerks
  • Wiley Roots
  • Casey Brewing & Blending
  • Beachwood
  • Crooked Stave
  • Rowley Farmhouse
  • Almanac
  • Alesong
  • Revision
  • Yazoo

Get Your Mind Right Pre-GABF Lounge @ Ratio Beerworks – 2920 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 3pm-6pm

Details: As you head into town for a crazy week of drinking Ratio Beerworks invites you to an afternoon of pampering to help get your mind right. Ratio’s Get Your Mind Right Lounge will feature FREE massages from Elixir Mind Body Massage, hammock stations provided by Trek Light Gear, inflatable furniture from Intex, FREE snacks from Bubba’s Fine Foods, FREE ice cream samples from Frozen Matter and of course Ratio beers. (Relaxation Lounge)


Hopped Sake Tap Takeover @ Colorado Sake Company – 3559 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 3pm-6pm

Details: Join Colorado’s newest brewery for a hopped sake tap takeover featuring 4 unique infusions combining their fresh, premium locally brewed sake with different hops varietals. (Sake Beer Release)


Wednesday Tappings at Falling Rock @ Falling Rock Tap House – 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO

Falling Rock Taphouse - Aperture of Ales by Holly Gerard
Falling Rock Taphouse – Photo by Holly Gerard, Aperture of Ales Photography

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 at 3pm

Details: Falling Rock’s Wednesday lineup includes special tappings from Stone Brewing at 3pm, Epic Brewing at 4pm, Crooked Stave Artisan Distributors at 6pm, Melvin Brewing’s IPA Showdown at 9:30 in the parking lot, Cellarmaker at 10pm and Jester King at 11pm. (Tap Takeover)


Queen of Everything & Alphabet Soup Dual Can Release @ Novel Strand Brewing – 305 West 1st Ave, Denver, CO

Novel Strand Brewing Green Showers Hoppy Beer
Photo by Justin Graziano, @BeerBreathCO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 3pm – 10pm

Details: Join one of Denver’s best new breweries for the dual can release of Queen of Everything and Alphabet Soup. ‘QUEEN OF ALL EVERYTHING’ is a hoppy ale exclusively featuring 100% South African ‘African Queen’ hops. AB Budweiser tried to prevent independent craft brewers from getting their hands on South African hops, but they managed to get some anyway. Available on draft and in cans to-go.  ‘ALPHABETA SOUP’ is a hoppy ale featuring Apollo (US), Citra (US), Galaxy (AUS), and Summer (AUS) hops. This will be a can only release. (Can Release, Special Tapping)


Quadruple Dry Hopped Mountain Haze Release @ River North Brewery – 6021 Washington St, Unit A Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 3pm – 9pm

Details: Join River North Brewery for the taproom only draft and 6-pack to-go release of their Quadruple Dry-Hopped Mountain Haze NE IPA (Special Tapping, Can Release)


Just Because We Aren’t at GABF, It Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Party @ Star Bar – 2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 3pm – 10pm

Details: Just because Boulevard Brewing isn’t pouring at GABF doesn’t mean they can’t still tap some fun stuff around Denver that week. Join Boulevard, Duvel and Brewery Ommegang for a tap takeover at Star Bar.

Breweries/Beers:

  • Boulevard/Weldwerks collaboration
  • Berliner Weisse
  • Bourbon Barrel Quad
  • Saison Brett
  • Love Child No. 9
  • Duvel Single Fermented

Chainsaw & Hop Hearted Hanna Release @ Odd13 Brewing – 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 3pm – 10pm

Details: Join Odd13 Brewing for the double release of two beers, Chainsaw Princess of Karate V2.0, a Sour Smoothie IPA and Hop Hearted Hanna, a Double IPA. Additionally, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Odd13 is donating $1 for every draft/6pk sold. (Special Tapping, Can Release)


Hump Day with CSA & Friends and Things @ Finn’s Manor – 2927 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 3pm-Midnight

Details: Join Finn’s Manor for a special tap takeover from their friends at Crooked Stave Artisans (Relaxation Lounge)

Beers:


Rowley Farmhouse Ales Featuring Paradox Sour Takeover @ The Crafty Fox – 3901 Fox St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 4pm – 7pm

Details: The Crafty Fox has partnered with Rowley Farmhouse Ales and Paradox Brewing for a sour beer tap takeover for one night only. (Tap Takeover)


3rd Annual Can-Wood Derby at Ale House @ Ale House – 2501 16th St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 4pm – 8pm

Details: Join as several of Colorado’s best breweries compete in a can-wood derby race for bragging rights. And also enjoy specialty tappings throughout the night. (Competition, Special Tappings)


Fort Collins Breweries GABF Tap Takeover @ Tap Fourteen Ballpark – 1920 Blake St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 4pm – Midnight

Details: Tap Fourteen Ballpark will be hosting a tap takeover featuring 17 Fort Collins-based breweries. Beers to be announced shortly. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers: 

  • Black Bottle Brewery
  • C.B. & Potts – Ft. Collins
  • CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing
  • Equinox Brewing
  • Funkwerks
  • Gilded Goat Brewing Company
  • Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
  • Intersect Brewing
  • Jessup Farm Barrel House
  • Maxline Brewing
  • McClellan’s Brewing Company
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Odell Brewing Co
  • Red Truck Beer Company – Fort Collins
  • Snowbank Brewing
  • Soul Squared Brewing Company
  • Zwei Brewing

Verboten Tap Takeover @ Tap Fourteen Ballpark – 1920 Blake St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 4pm – 6pm

Details: Loveland’s Verboten Brewing will join Tap Fourteen for a 5 beer tap takeover including their 2016 GABF medal-winning Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in bourbon barrels, Little Nonsense (Tap Takeover)


GABF Welcome Party with Funkwerks, Brooklyn, and 21st Amendment  @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 5pm – 10pm

Details: Kick off GABF with a welcome party featuring beers from Funkwerks, Brooklyn Brewery and 21st Amendment. (Tap Takeover)


SCUBA Tap Takeover  @ Skyline Beer Garden -1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 5pm – 10pm

Details: Join the breweries of the Summit County United Brewers Alliance (SCUBA) for a selection of delicious beers to get the ball rolling and the taste buds excited for GABF. (Tap Takeover)


4 Noses Brewing Chardonnale Tapping @ Denver Milk Market – 800 Wazee St. Suite 100, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 5pm – 6pm

Details: Join 4 Noses Brewing as they tap a specialty releases of their Chardonnale. They start with a pilsner malt base, with a small amount of hops. From there, they use a similar brewing process to Bubblin’ Brut IPA that creates a very dry finish then ferment it with a large quantity of chardonnay grape must. Fermentation is done completely with wine yeast, at a low temperature, extending the fermentation process out to over 2 months. The end result is a crisp, effervescent beer that has aromatics, flavors and a mouth feel more akin to a dry sparkling wine from the Napa Valley or Blanc de Blanc champagne. (Special Tapping)

King of Carrot Flowers Carrot Elderflower Saison Release @ Ratio Beerworks – 2920 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 5pm-11pm

Details: Join Ratio Beerworks for the return of King of Carrot Flowers, a carrot juice and elderflower Saison.
Made in celebration of EatDenver‘s 2018 Harvest Week, King of Carrot Flowers bursts forth in an illuminate, ripe cantaloupe orange hue, while exhibiting subtle fruit-forward citrus notes and nuances of pear, honey, coriander, and vanilla. Additionally, King of Carrot Flowers will be available in crowlers to-go (Beer Release)


Sour + Wild Ale Guild Showcase @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 5pm-2am

Details: The Sour and Wild Ale Guild exists to promote the brewing, fermentation, and drinking of sour and wild beer. With a focus on education and dialogue, SWAG is committed to promoting quality and integrity and providing guidelines for best practices and nomenclature. SWAG also serves as a forum for the community of brewers and drinkers of sour beer to innovate, discover, and share knowledge, all in the service of ensuring that these beers continue to thrive. Join Goed Zuur (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Alesong Brewing and Blending
  • Atom Brewing
  • Breakside Brewing
  • Central State Brewing
  • Jester King Brewing
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Yazoo Brewing

Avanti & Friends Mini GABF Party @ Avanti F & B – 3200 N Pecos St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm – 9pm

Details: Ratio Beerworks, New Image Brewing, Outer Range, and Elevation Brewing join Denver’s Avanti F&B for a mini-festival during GABF week. Attendees will get tickets to try tasters from each participating brewery. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Ratio Beerworks – Repeater Extra Pale Ale
  • Ratio Beerworks – Continuous Thunder Double IPA
  • New Image – Coriolis
  • New Image – Strawberry Lemonade Dyad
  • Outer Range – Luminous Flux
  • New Image / Outer Range – GABF Collaboration
  • Elevation – Pilsner
  • Elevation – Dry Hopped Acide w/ peaches

Liquid Pancakes Surprise GABF Appearance @ Alpine Dog Brewing – 1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm – 10pm

Details: Alpine Dog Brewing is releasing their Maple infused Red Ale for GABF (Special Release)


Friends in Fermentation @ Romero’s K9 Club and Tap House – 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm-9pm

Details: Lafayette’s Romero’s K9 Club welcomes two of Colorado’s brightest new star breweries in Cellar West Artisanal Ales and Primitive Beer, focusing on wild fermentation for a takeover event. Additionally, Romero’s will be digging in their cellar to share a great representation of classic Belgian Lambics. (Tap Takeover)


Roadhouse Brewing Co. x Euclid Hall GABF Beer Dinner @ Euclid Hall – 1317 14th St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm – 9pm

Details: Roadhouse Brewing is celebrating the kickoff to GABF with a special 5-course beer dinner paired with 5 rare beers. Tickets available for $75 (Beer Dinner)


4 Noses Beer Dinner @ Butcher’s Bistro – 2233 Larimer St, Denver, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm – 9pm

Details: 4 Noses Brewing is celebrating the kickoff to GABF with a special 5-course beer dinner paired with 6 beers. Tickets available for $100 (Beer Dinner)


We Love San Diego @ Dunbar Kitchen & Tap -2844 Welton St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm – 9pm

Details: Alesmith and Modern Times join Dunbar Tap & Kitchen for a tap takeover event. (Tap Takeover)


GABF Dessert + Beer Pairing @ Zuni Street Brewing – 2355 W. 29th Ave., CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm – 9pm

Details: Zuni Street Brewing has teamed up with Good Sugar Baking for a four beer and four dessert pairing in honor of GABF. Tasting flights available for $16. (Beer Pairing)


High Plains Distributing Special Tappings  @ Tap and Handle – 307 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6pm – Midnight

Details: Join High Plains Distributing for a special tap takeover event at Fort Collins’ Tap and Handle. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Scratch – Turmeric Sour-Sour ale brewed without hops, bittered and flavored with our turmeric, lemon balm, and lemongrass from our farm, and fermented with our wild house mixed culture. Light, tart sour beer with subtle earthy and spicy flavors
  • Scratch – Blackberry Lavender- Sour ale brewed without hops, bittered and flavored with our lavender from our garden, fermented with our wild house mixed culture, and refermented on Southern Illinois-grown blackberries.
  • Great Notion – I Love it When You Call Me Big Papaya- A small batch Sour Ale aged on papaya!
  • Great Notion – Mandela- A hazy IPA dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand and hop varieties from South Africa.
  • J. Wakefield – Hops 4 Teacher- This deep orange India Pale Ale has refreshing and crisp notes of citrus and tropical fruits with a well-balanced solid malt backbone.
  • J. Wakefield – Frank White- Pineapple NE-style IPA
  • Alvarado Street – Mai Tai IPA- Tropical IPA brewed with 100% Mosaic hops
  • TRVE – Ostara-Mixed culture golden ale aged on dandelion, lemongrass, and lemon peel.
  • TRVE – Buried Sun- French-style mixed culture farmhouse ale.
  • Three Taverns – Midnight Snack- Imperial maple, bacon, banana, coffee, milk stout.
  • Central State – Bashi- Farmhouse barleywine
  • Civil Society – Fresh- NE-style IPA with Citra and Columbus
  • Rowley Farmhouse – Mixed Dubbels Curling- Belgian Dubbel with plums aged in St. Croix rum barrels for 15 months.
  • Bhavana – Bounty- Wild ale aged for nine months in red and white wine barrels, then dry-hopped with Citra and Idaho 7.
  • Arizona Wilderness – Big Guy Rye- Rye Double IPA with Citra, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin

Book Signing: “Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch and How Craft Beer Became Big Business” w/ Josh Noel @ Epic Brewing  – 3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO

barrel-aged stout and selling out

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 6:30 -8:30pm

Details: Join author and Chicago Tribune Journalist, Josh Noel for a special book signing for his recent release of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch and How Craft Beer Became Big Business. Josh will be at Epic Brewing to sell and sign copies of his book. Read up on our review of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out. (Book Signing)


Upslope Collaboration Tapping  @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 7pm – Midnight

Details: Upslope Brewing and Freshcraft have collaborated on a Brut Rose IPA and will be tapping this collab alongside an Upslope tap takeover. (Collaboration Release, Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Upslope and Freshcraft Brut Rose IPA
  • Upslope Citra Pale
  • Upslope Pumpkin Ale
  • Upslope Berliner Weisse w/Guava & Dragon Fruit
  • Upslopes Galaxy DDH Experimental IPA

Beer Dinner with Station 26 Brewing  @ Old Major – 3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 7pm – 9pm

Details: Join Old Major for 4 beers paired with 4 courses in honor of GABF. Reservations available at oldmajordenver.com for $45 a seat. (Beer Dinner)

 

DocuWest Film & Music Festival: BREWMASTER @ Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake – 4255 W. Colfax Ave, Denver CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 7pm-10pm

Details: Join Alamo Drafthouse for the kickoff to DocuWest, Denver’s only independent documentary film festival, with an opening night screening of Brewmaster.

BREWMASTER artfully captures the craftsmanship, passion and innovation within the beer industry. The story follows a young ambitious New York lawyer who struggles to chase his American dream of becoming a brewmaster, and a Milwaukee based professional beer educator as he attempts to become a Master Cicerone. Helping tell the story of beer are some of the best-known personalities in the industry including Garrett Oliver, Jim Koch, Vaclav Berka, Ray Daniels, Charles Papazian and Randy Mosher. BREWMASTER creates a cinematic portrait of beer, those who love it, those who make it and those who are hustling to make their mark.

The event will also feature a tap takeover from Ratio Beerworks at Alamo’s Barfly Bar. (Film Screening, Tap Takeover)


Melvin Brewing Presents: Raekwon, GZA and Special Guests  @ Summit Music Hall – 1902 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 7:30pm – 12:30am

Details: Melvin Brewing presents a night of music from Wu Tang’s Shaolin masters as well as a tap takeover featuring 10 Melvin beers. Tickets available for $36. (Concert, Tap Takeover)


90s’s Tap Takeover @ Improper City – 3201 Walnut Street, Suite 101, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19 from 8pm – 10pm

Details: Renegade Brewing is hosting a 90’s themed tap takeover at Improper City. (Beer Dinner)


GABF Ping Pong Plus Nick’s Birthday @ Ace Eat Serve – 501 E 17th Ave, Denver CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 at 8:30pm

Details: Join Ace Eat Serve for their 6th annual Brewery Ping Pong Tournament. 32 breweries from around the country square off for national Ping Pong dominance! And they’ll also be celebrating Left Hand’s Nick Cassero for his birthday. (Tap Takeover, Ping Pong Tournament)


All-Star IPA Throwdown @ Falling Rock Tap House – 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Wednesday, September 19 at 9pm

Details: Join Melvin Brewing as they host their 3rd Annual IPA Throwdown to kick off GABF. The event will feature 22 premiere IPAs from across the country all tapped in the Falling Rock parking lot. (Tap Takeover)


Thursday, September 20 Back to top

Old World Versus New World Beer Tasting @ Bruz Beers – 1675 W 67th Ave, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 11am – 1:30pm

Details: Bruz has teamed up with their friends at Merchant Du Vin to showcase a lineup of rare Belgian beers. Bruz will also have cheeses to pair with each beer. Tickets available for $30(Tap Takeover)

 Old World (Belgium)                               New World (Bruz Beers):

1.          Du Bocq Saison 1858                               Bruz Beers Saison
2.          Westmalle Trappist Tripel                          Talus Tripel
3.          Westmalle Trappist Dubbel                       Gargoyle Dubbel
4.          Trappistes Rochefort 10                            King Quadrupel
5.          Orval                                                          Oude Valor Specialty Ale


Three Floyds Day  @ Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen – 800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 11am – 11pm

Details: Join Three Floyds Brewing for a six beer tap takeover at Denver’s Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen. Beer menu will also include beer from Lowdown Brewery (Tap Takeover)


Renegade Tap Takeover  @ Mellow Mushroom -1201 16th Street Suite 108, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 11am – 10pm

Details: Renegade joins Mellow Mushroom for a tap takeover featuring their classic lineup as well as a few specialties.  (Tap Takeover)

Beers:

Simone: A french-style Rosé Saison
Hazeberry: A Hazy IPA using Belma hops
Depravity: Our fan-favorite Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Stout


New Belgium Brewing GABF Celebration @ New Belgium Brewing – 500 Linden St., Fort Collins, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 – Friday, September 21

Details: Join New Belgium Brewing for two days of behind the scenes tours of the brewery. These two-hour tours will include exclusive samples and conclude with live music, food trucks and New Belgium’s GABF entry beers and tons of specialty libations on draft. Tickets available for $10(Brewery Tour, Specialty Tappings)


Casey Brewing & Blending Takeover  @ Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 11:30am – 10pm

Details: Join Casey Brewing & Blending for a takeover at Denver’s Hops & Pie. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Casey Family Preserves Apricot
  • Casey Family Preserves Nectarine
  • Cherry East Bank
  • Blackberry East Bank
  • Oak Theory
  • Saison
  • Funky Blender
  • The Cut: Plum
  • The Mix: Nectarine Bank
  • Peach Fruit Stand
  • Blackberry Fruit Stand
  • Nectarine Fruit Stand
  • Apricot Fruit Stand

Mama Bear’s Day @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 11:30am – 10pm

Details: Join Crooked Stave for the release of this year’s Mama Bear’s Cherry Pie, including several variant expressions on the beer. Bottles available to-go. Try samples of all seven for $30.  (Specialty Tappings, Bottle Release)

Beers:

  • Mama Bears Sour Cherry Pie Harvest 2016*
  • Mama Bears Sour Cherry Pie Double Bourbon Barrel Aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels Harvest 2016*
  • Mama Bear’s aged in a Single Four Roses Barrel Harvest 2016
  • Mama Bears Sour Cherry Pie Harvest 2017*
  • Mama Bears Sour Cherry Pie aged in Woodford Reserve Rye Barrels Harvest2017*
  • Mama Bears Sour Cherry Pie aged in Tawny Port Barrels Harvest 2017*
  • Nightcap 2017** – Available to-go in 750ml bottles

Pre-Sessions Sessions: GABF Week @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 12pm-2:30pm

Details: Freshcraft hosts an early afternoon of easy-drinking session beers to help get you prepped for the first session of GABF. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Bierstadt Lagerhaus Oktoberfest
  • Bierstadt Lagerhaus Helles Lager
  • Skull Mechanix Brewing Wahrsager German Pilsner
  • Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers Copper Legend
  • The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery Summer Snow Gose

Thursday Tappings at Falling Rock @ Falling Rock Tap House – 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO

Falling Rock Taphouse - Aperture of Ales by Holly Gerard
Falling Rock Taphouse – Photo by Holly Gerard, Aperture of Ales Photography

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 at 12pm

Details: Falling Rock’s Thursday lineup includes special tappings from Deschutes at Noon, Boulder Beer at 1pm, Renegade at 2pm, Rogue at 3pm, TRVE and J. Wakefield in the parking lot with a music and tap takeover at 9:30pm, Full Sail with their debut of Atomizer IPA and Pale Ale at 10pm, and Upland at 11pm. (Tap Takeover)


Triple Bottle Release @ Mockery Brewing – 3501 Delgany St, Denver CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 from 12pm-10pm

Details: Join Mockery Brewing for a triple beer release. (Beer Release)

Beers:

  • Intercontinental When I Eat French Toast – Rum Barrel Aged Imperial French Toast Stout. 15.9% Collaboration with Baere Brewing.
  • Professor Plum – Golden Sour Ale with a heaping amount of delicious Plum and Cassia Bark
  • Solera # 1 – A Golden Sour fermented with our house mixed culture. Very tropical with lots of bright citrusy notes – tangerine, lemon, orange peel – and a hint of soft oak. ABV: 6.0%

Equal Hops Fresh Hopped Pale Lager Release @ Wibby Brewing – 209 Emery St., Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20

Details: Join Longmont’s Wibby Brewing as they release their Equal Hops Fresh Hopped Pale Lager in the taproom. (Beer Release)


3rd Annual [email protected]#*ing CTA Catalina Wine Mixer @ Call to Arms Brewing – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 12pm – 10pm

Details: In a celebration of wine and port barrel-aged beers, enjoy 4oz and 10oz pours from six in-house barrel-aged offerings and three guest brewery wine barrel-aged offerings.  (Specialty Tappings, Bottle Release)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Call to Arms Beautiful Impression ~ Oak Fermented Brett Farmhouse Ale
  • Call to Arms Lychee Sour ~ Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Sour Ale w/ Lychee
  • Call to Arms Majestic Wolf Lamp ~ Oak-Aged Blended Belgian Sour w/ Blackcurrants
  • Call to Arms Old Old Wooden Ship ~ Port Barrel-Aged Sour Saison w/ Guava & Tart Cherries
  • Call to Arms Still Gleekin’ ~ Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
  • Call to Arms Costermonger ~ Oak-Fermented Tart Apple Ale

Barrel-Aged Guest Taps from:

  • TRVE Brewing
  • Cellar West Artisan Ales
  • Westbound & Down Brewing Company

Sonoma County Takes Over Denver ft Bear Republic @ The Crafty Fox – 3901 Fox St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 1pm-5pm

Details: Bear Republic and other Sonoma County breweries join for a special GABF tap takeover of The Crafty Fox. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beer: Bear Republic, more to be announced.


Barrel Buddies and Firkin Friends @ Primitive Beer – 2025 Ionosphere St, Longmont, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 – Saturday, September 22 (Thurs & Fri: 2-9pm, Friday: 12-10pm, Sat: 12-8pm)

Details: Primitive Beer welcomes GABF goers to come check out their newly opened space with a weekend of special tappings of their wild fermented beers. They’ll also be tapping one-off firkin releases from several of their friends including Amalgam, Atom, New Image, TRVE, and Wiley Roots. Tappings begin Thursday at open (2pm) and will run through the weekend until they run out. Come check out Colorado’s brewery who made beer in a bag popular! (Special Tappings)


Jackrabbit Parole – Early Release Hearing @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus – 2875 Blake Street, Denver CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 from 2-5pm

Details: Part of Sun King Brewing Company‘s small batch series and released early for good behavior, Jackrabbit Parole is a tasty potato malt liquor brewed with Bierstadt Lagerhaus. Come guzzle some down as Bierstadt taps this beauty along with Sun King’s Grapefruit Jungle and Cherry Busey. (Special Tapping)


On-Site Roswell @ Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales  – 1290 S Broadway # A51, Denver CO

Black Project Roswell Apricot

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 from 2-10pm

Details: Black Project will be releasing bottles of all five 2018 Roswell variants available for on-site consumption only. Bottles are extremely limited and will be available for $23 a bottle. (Special Release)


Barrel Aged and Bigger Beers @ Jake’s Brew Bar – 2530 W Main St, Littleton,, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 2pm-11pm

Details: Join Jake’s Beer Garden for a special tap takeover featuring bigger boozier beers. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • WeldWerks
  • Fremont (Vintage BA)
  • Cerebral
  • Perennial (BA)
  • Jackie O’s
  • Highwater
  • Captain Lawrence
  • Jack’s Abbey
  • Springdale

CSA Tap Takeover @ Kline’s Beer Hall  – 7519 Grandview Ave, Arvada CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 from 2-11pm

Details: Join Arvada’s Kline’s Beer Hall for a special tap takeover featuring the Crooked Stave Artisans Portfolio. Lineup includes La Cumbre Brewing Co. (Albuquerque, NM), Ecliptic Brewing (Portland, OR) and Fremont Brewing (Seattle, WA) to name a few. (Special Release)


Wendell’s Savory Brunch & Beer w/ Photos from Jack Ludlam @ Wendell’s – 3838 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 from 2:30 -3:30pm

Details: Enjoy a savory brunch at Wendell’s Breakfast and New Belgium Brewing. Plus photographer Jack Ludlam will be showing a collection of his photography. (Beer Brunch)


Boulevard and WeldWerks Collaboration Tap Takeover @ Freshcraft -1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 3pm-5pm

Details: Freshcraft has teamed up with Boulevard Brewing and WeldWerks Brewing to release two separate collaboration beers. In honor of these special releases, Freshcraft will also host a tap takeover featuring both. (Tap Takeover)

Collaboration Beers:

  • Imperial Brut IPA brewed at WeldWerks
  • Hazy IPA brewed at Boulevard

Breweries / Beers:

  • Boulevard Rye on Rye on Rye on Rye
  • Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
  • WeldWerks Extra Extra Juicy Bits
  • WeldWerks Achromatic S’Mores

GABF Kickoff – Malteurop Happy Hour @ Rhine Haus -1450 Market St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 3pm-5pm

Details: Join the Malteurop team for free beer, free food, and free bocce before the session begins! (Tap Takeover)


GABF Pre-Party w/ Avery Brewing @ Improper City – 3201 Walnut Street, Suite 101, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 3pm-6pm

Details: Join Avery Brewing for a special tap takeover at Improper City featuring rare beer releases. (Tap Takeover)


Ohio is for (Beer) Lovers @ Lucky Pie Lodo – 1610 16th St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 3pm-7pm

Details: Lucky Pie is teaming up with Crooked Stave Distributing to bring an awesome night of great beer from Ohio. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • MadTree Brewing
  • Jackie O’s Brewery
  • Seventh Son Brewing
  • Taft’s Brewing Company
  • Warped Wing Brewing Company
  • Rhinegeist
  • Little Fish Brewing Company

GABF Barrel Project Weekend @ Endo Brewing  – 2755 Dagny Way, Lafayette, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 – Saturday, September 22 from 4-10pm

Details: Lafayette’s Endo Brewing is celebrating GABF by releasing several small batch barrel projects they’ve been working on. Come out and enjoy three days of barrel-aged beer releases.

Thursday 9/20 from 4-10pm: Trail Fairies Saison – Sauvignon Blanc Barrel and Brettanomyces
Friday 9/21 from 6-10pm: Night Rider Oatmeal Stout – Woodford Bourbon Barrel
Saturday 9/22 from 4-10pm: 10 Speed Belgian Dark Strong – Makers Mark Bourbon Barrel.

(Special Release)


Alpine Dog GABF Tap Takeover ft. Robot Bartender @ Cheba Hut Colfax  – 638 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 at 4pm

Details: Alpine Dog Brewing will be at Cheba Hut for a tap takeover (Tap Takeover)


Crooked Roads – A Collaboration Release and Tap Takeover @ Lucky Pie Lodo  -1610 16th St, Denver, CO

Two Roads & Crooked Stave Collaboration

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 from 5-9pm

Details: Join Lucky Pie Lodo as they tap a limited edition collaboration between Crooked Stave and Two Roads Brewing. The event will also feature a tap takeover from both breweries. (Special Release, Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:


East vs. West Coast IPA Night @ Snowpack Taproom & Kitchen – 11863 Springs Road #210, Conifer, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 at 5pm-9pm

Details: Conifer’s Snowpack Taproom & Kitchen invites you to a showdown of East Coast vs West Coast style IPAs. Enjoy a tap takeover to determine whether you like juicy hazy IPAs, or dank, fruit forward styles. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

East/Hazy

  • Weldwerks – Extra Extra Juicy Bits
  • Odd13 – Electric Siren
  • Great Notion – Mochi
  • Civil Society – Fresh

West/American

  • Wiley Roots – Off The Tracks
  • Gigantic – Ginormous
  • Springdale – Where am I?
  • Ecliptic – Orbiter

Forbidden Root Presents: Chicago Meets Denver 2018 @ RiNo Beer Garden – 3800 Walnut Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 5pm-12am

Details: Forbidden Root Brewery invites it’s fellow Chicago brewery friends for a tap takeover event at RiNo Beer Garden. The special tappings will also include Fernetic a collaboration between Forbidden Root and Fernet Branca (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beer:

  • Mikerphone
  • Maplewood
  • 3 Floyds
  • Smylie Brothers
  • Revolution
  • On Tour
  • Marz
  • Pollyanna
  • Temperance
  • Corridor
  • Hopewell
  • Begyle
  • Illuminated
  • Half Acre

North vs South California Showdown @ Goed Zuur  – 2801 Welton St Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 at 5pm-2am

Details: Join Goed Zuur for a California Sour Tap Takeover so you can determine whether NorCal or SoCal produces the best acid. Additionally, the Goed Zuur team will be serving up fresh seafood throughout the day. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Almanac Beer Co.
  • Beachwood Brewing & Blending
  • Cellarmaker Brewing
  • High Water Brewing
  • Firestone Walker Brewing
  • Libertine Brewing
  • Modern Times Beer
  • Russian River Brewing
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
  • Stone Brewing

GABF at Great Divide: Beer + Dessert Pairing @ Great Divide Brewing – 1812 35th St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 6pm-8pm

Details: Great Divide Brewing has teamed up with Good Sugar Baking for a four beer and four dessert pairing in honor of GABF. Tasting flights available for $16. (Beer Pairing)


Central State Brewing Tap Takeover @ Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House -985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 at 5:30pm-9:30pm

Details: Indianapolis’ Central State Brewing, known for their Farmhouse and Wild Ales will join Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House for a tap takeover on Thursday of GABF week.  (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Lazer Raptor – Gose with Cranberries & Lime
  • Perpetuity – Farmhouse Ale with Lime & Peppercorns
  • Amour – Farmhouse Pale with Passionfruit
  • Hoppig – Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
  • Robur – Farmhouse Pale Aged on French Oak
  • Polyjuice Potion – Elderberry Plum Sour Ale

A Night with Ommegang @ Dazzle Night Club – 1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 6pm-9pm

Details: Join Brewery Ommegang for a night of special beer and food pairings. There will also be a beer dinner option available. For tickets contact Dazzle Denver. (Beer Pairing, Beer Dinner)


Outer Range + Friends: IPA All Day Tap Takeover @ Improper City – 3201 Walnut Street, Suite 101, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 at 7pm-11pm

Details: Outer Range welcomes some of their fellow prolific IPA producers from across the country to join for a tap takeover at one of Denver’s newest beer gardens, Improper City (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

• Alvarado Street
• Aslin
• Cellarmaker
• Interboro
• Outer Range


6th Annual 50 Firkin Fiasco @ Epic Brewing – 3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 7pm-12am

Details: Enjoy unlimited samplings of 50 specialty one-off firkins at Epic Brewing from Epic and several guest breweries. (Beer Festival)


GABF Kickoff @ Epic Brewing – 3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 7pm-10pm

Details: In addition to Epic’s 50 Firkin Fiasco taking place in the brewhouse, Epic will be hosting DJ Digg for a night of big beer and dancing. (Dancing, Special Tappings)


GABF Lager Party with Rhinegeist, Wiseacre & Friends @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 7pm-Midnight

Details: Rhinegeist and Wiseacre invite their brewery friends out to First Draft Taproom & Kitchen for a Lager Fest where each brewery will be tapping an easy drinking Lager of their choice. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Rhinegeist
  • Wiseacre
  • Creature Comforts
  • Green Bench
  • Half Acre
  • Modern Times
  • Perennial
  • Second Shift
  • Sun King
  • Three Floyds
  • Union

Joie de Vivre – Drop the pH @ Finn’s Manor -2927 Larimer St Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 8pm-Midnight

Details: Join Finn’s Manor for a tap takeover featuring some of the country’s best wild ale producers gathered in one room. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Casey Brewing & Blending
  • Jester King Brewery
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
  • Side Project Brewing

Spirit Animals Laid Back Collaboration Ale Tapping  @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 10pm – 2am

Details: After Thursday’s session of GABF join Ska Brewing and Telluride Brewing as they release a collaboration with Freshcraft, a Gin and Juice inspired ale called Laid Back. There will also be a tap takeover featuring both breweries. (Collaboration Release, Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Ska Rue B. SoHo
  • Ska Oktoberfest
  • Ska Face
  • Telluride Russell Kelly Pale Ale
  • Telluride Greensky American Lager
  • Telluride Tripel Cork

TRVE & Ratio’s GABF Kickoff Party @ Hi-Dive – 7 S Broadway Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 from 8pm-10pm

Details: Kick off GABF with a night of punk and metal featuring music from Echo Beds, Space In Time, SLYNGER, The Corner Girls. Additionally, TRVE and Ratio Beerworks also welcome Neshaminy Creek and Breakside Brewing to join in special tappings during the show. Tickets available for $10. (Concert, Tap Takeover)


GABF Opening Night with The Mighty Pines @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox – 1215 20th St, Denver, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 at 9:30pm

Details: Brooklyn Brewery, Funkwerks & 21st Amendment Brewery bring you a night of music featuring The Mighty Pines and beers at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. Tickets available for $17. (Concert, Tap Takeover)


Creature Comforts Brewing + Hop Alley GABF After Party @ Hop Alley – 3500 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 at 10pm-12:30am

Details: Hop Alley welcomes Creature Comforts Brewing, TRVE Brewing and Chef Jeffery Wall for an exclusive GABF afterparty on Thursday, Sept. 20th from 10:30p-12:30am. Come drink some amazing beers not available in Colorado, slurp Hama Hama oysters and smash Sichuan fried chicken sandwiches. Ticket are available for $42 and includes 3 beers, food, tax and gratuity. (After Party Pairing)


Beer Brawl Hall @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20 at 10:30pm

Details: Bierstadt Lagerhaus and Melvin Brewing team up once again to bring a night of wrestling featuring WWE Hardcore Champion Al Snow. Melvin’s bringing the hops, Bierstadt is bringing the Lagers. Tickets available for $25 (Wrestling, Tap Takeover)


GABF After Party w/ New Belgium @ Star Bar – 2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Thursday, September 20 from 11pm – 2am

Details: Join New Belgium Brewing in capping off the first night of GABF with an after-party at Star Bar (Tap Takeover)


Friday, September 21 Back to top

Station 26 Brewing Same Day IPA Release @ Multiple Locations

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 8am – 11pm

Details: Station 26 will once again be releasing Same Day IPA, a West Coast-style IPA featuring Citra and Galaxy hops. With the goal of releasing the freshest beer in a single day release event, Same Day will be pulled from the brite tank, packaged, delivered, tapped, and consumed all within a few hours. (Special Tapping)

Participating Locations

Cheba Hut Denver – 10:00 a.m.
Falling Rock Tap House – 11:00 a.m.
First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 11:00 a.m.
School House Kitchen and Libations – 11:00 a.m.
Tap Fourteen Ballpark – 12:00 p.m.
Stout Street Social – 2:00 p.m.
Tap Fourteen Uptown – 2:00 p.m.
Citizen Rail – 2:30 p.m.
Federal Bar & Grill – 3:00 p.m.
Stanley Beer Hall – 5:00 p.m.
Freshcraft – 10:00 p.m.

Same Day will also be available at the following locations, however times have not yet been determined: Highland Tap & Burger, Sloan’s Lake Tap and Burger, Ale House, Cherry Cricket Ballpark, Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House, Mellow Mushroom, Lucky Pie Lodo, Larimer Beer Hall, Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings – Denver, Terminal Bar, Backcountry Pizza.


Bangerz & Smashed @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 at 9am

Details: Drinking Craft, Beer Street Journal, Focus on the Beer and PorchDrinking.com welcome all fellow beer nerds for the second edition of our GABF bottle share. $15 tickets include access to one of the best bottle shares of the week, as well as breakfast burritos and a commemorative mug. (Bottle Share)


Left Hand Brewing 25th Anniversary Release @ Left Hand Brewing – 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 9am – 11am

Details: Join Left Hand Brewing for the release of their 25th Anniversary Imperial Stout. At 12.1% ABV, it’s their biggest beer to date and features assertive notes of dark chocolate, cherries and roasted coffee beans with a smooth warming finish. There will be limited amounts of 4-pack bottles available to go. Come out and also enjoy 30 beers on tap. (Bottle Release)


Comrade Superdamp Special Tapping @ 2 Penguins Tap & Grill – 13065 E Briarwood Ave, Centennial CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 11am – 10am

Details: Join 2 Penguins Tap & Grill for a special tapping of Comrade’s back-to-back silver GABF medal winner. Superdamp is Comrade Brewing’s flagship Superpower IPA wet hopped with organic Chinook & Nugget hops from High Wire Hop Farms in Paonia, CO. The fresh hops were put in the beer less than 24 hours after harvest (Special Tapping)


Creature Comforts Tap Takeover @ Kline’s Beer Hall – 7519 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 at 11am – 11pm

Details: Join Athens, GA’s Creature Comforts for a tap takeover at Arvada’s Kline’s Beer Hall. (Tap Takeover)


California Breweries Takeover  @ Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday September 21 from 11:30am – 11pm

Details: Join Denver’s Hops & Pie for a California brewery tap takeover. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
  • Fieldwork Brewing Co.
  • Moksa Brewing
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
  • Alvarado Street Brewing

Friday Tappings at Falling Rock @ Falling Rock Tap House – 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO

Falling Rock Taphouse - Aperture of Ales by Holly Gerard
Falling Rock Taphouse – Photo by Holly Gerard, Aperture of Ales Photography

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 at 12pm

Details: Falling Rock’s Friday lineup includes special tappings from Sierra Nevada at Noon with a kill a keg, Boulevard and Ommegang at 1pm, Green Flash and Alpine at 2pm, Destihl at 3pm, Dogfish Head’s Bitch’s Brew Beer and Music event featuring oak-aged Bitch’s Brew plus 8 other DFH beers on tap while the Miles Davis album plays and Sam Calagione hangs, Ecliptic at 10pm and Bell’s at 11pm. (Tap Takeover)


Classic Beverage Portfolio Preview @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 12pm – 3:00pm

Details: Prior to Friday’s session drop in for lunch while enjoying at tap takeover from Classic Beverage Distributors’ visiting brewery portfolio. (Collaboration Release, Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

Roaring Fork Beer Company Hazy IPA
Saugatuck Brewing Company Neapolitan Stout
Fort George Brewery Hammock District
Ology Brewing Company Double Dry Hopped New England IPA
Plus Cans of Fort George Brewery x Holy Mountain Brewing x Modern Times Beer 3-Way IPA


Denver Rare Beer Tasting 10 @ McNichols Building – 144 W Colfax Ave Denver, CO

denver rare beer tasting 10

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 12pm-4pm

Details: Once again more than 60 of America’s most elite breweries gather for a beer festival featuring some of the country’s rarest beers gathered in one place. Admission includes beer samples, tasting glass, program, t-shirt, buffet lunch, silent auction and the chance to win a beercation for two. Tickets are SOLD OUT. (Beer Festival)


Brewer’s Reserve Sour Releases @ Copper Kettle Brewing – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 at 12pm – 10pm

Details: Join Copper Kettle Brewing as they will be releasing 3 special batches of Menage-a-Quatre, our golden sour, infused with cherries, raspberries and blackberries respectively. They’ll also release their Dark Sour available in crowlers and growlers to-go. (Beer Release)


Pins and Magnums @ Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales – 1290 S Broadway # A51 Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 at 12pm – 11pm

Details: Black Project will be tapping two special pins of 2018 STARGATE: Peach, one with Red Haven peaches and another with Glo Haven peaches. These are extremely limited so get there early. Additionally, Black Project will be filling Magnum bottles with some of their most special blends from the past 8 months for sale to-go. Limit one magnum per person. (Beer Release)


Rare Beers with CSA Distributing @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 12pm-1am

Details: CSA Distributing will be hosting a tap takeover at First Draft Taproom and Kitchen featuring 16 out-of-state breweries. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Three Floyds
  • The Answer
  • Fremont
  • Almanac
  • Beachwood BBQ
  • Crooked Stave
  • La Cumbre
  • Two Roads
  • Perennial
  • Creature Comforts
  • Jester King
  • Narrow Gauge
  • Moksa
  • Madtree
  • Revision
  • The Rare Barrel

GABF Outer Range and Friends Tap Takeover @ The Crafty Fox – 3901 Fox St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 12pm-7pm

Details: Outer Range is inviting several of their brewery friends to join for a tap takeover at Crafty Fox. And at the same time they’ll be releasing a pair of beers at Bogey’s Beer and Wine next door inluding Slush DDH Galaxy and In the Steep DDH Nelson (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

• Cellarmaker
• Bearded Iris
• Interboro
• Aslin
• The Rare Barrel
• Mikerphone
• Resident Culture
• Casita Cerveceria
• Casey Brewing & Blending
• Highland Park Brewery
• Seven Stills
• Weldwerks
• Cerebral
• Civil Society
• Wren House
• New Image
• Odd13
• Idylwilde


GABF Cellar Bottle Sale @ River North Brewery – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 2pm-9pm

Details: River North Brewery will once again open up their cellar to release vintage bottles for sale. Bottles can be enjoyed on-site or to-go. (Bottle Release)

Beers:

  • 2013 Barrel Aged Avarice *one bottle!*
  • 2014 Barrel Aged Avarice
  • 2015 Barrel Aged Avarice *one bottle!*
  • 2015 Fancy Effing Stout *one bottle!*
  • 2015 Avarice
  • 2016 Funk the Man #4
  • 2016 Decennial Series
  • 2017 Barrel Aged Avarice
  • 2017 Rum Barrel Quandary
  • 2017 Mr. Sandman (Paste Magazine’s best imperial stout in the country)
  • 2017 Single Cask Mr. Sandman: Rum Barrel
  • 2017 Single Cask J. Marie: Chardonnay Barrel
  • 2017 Single Cask Tripel: Manhattan Barrel
  • 2017 Single Cask J. Marie: Port-Finished Whiskey Barrel
  • 2017 Vicennial Series
  • 2018 Single Cask Avarice: Colorado Whiskey Barrel
  • 2018 Single Cask Quandary: Scotch Barrel

Like Minded @ Finn’s Manor -2927 Larimer St Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 at 2pm

Details: Like Minded is a gathering of wineries and breweries who draw inspiration from the other side of the industry. Other Half Brewing has partnered with Union Wine Co, Scarpetta Wines, Trillium Brewing Company, Jester King Brewery, Blackberry Farm Brewery, Our Mutual Friend Brewing, Outer Range Brewing Co., and TRVE Brewing Company to bring you wine inspired beers and beer inspired wines in cans in a celebration the similarities that inspire us to push traditional boundaries.  (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Union Wine Co
  • Scarpetta Wines
  • Trillium Brewing Company
  • Jester King Brewery
  • Blackberry Farm Brewery
  • Other Half Brewing
  • Our Mutual Friend Brewing
  • Outer Range Brewing Co.
  • TRVE Brewing Company

Tickle Sickle Release @ Novel Strand Brewing – 305 West 1st Ave, Denver, CO

Novel Strand Brewing Green Showers Hoppy Beer
Photo by Justin Graziano, @BeerBreathCO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 from 3pm – 10pm

Details: Join Denver’s Novel Strand Brewing for the release of Tickle Sickle. ‘TICKLE SICKLE’ is an ale inspired by Belgian and French Saisons, Grisettes, and traditional ‘Farmhouse’ style beers. It is fermented with a mix of Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces to create a delicate, dry body, with aromas and flavors of light spice, gentle hay, jackfruit, and a touch of funk. (Beer Release)


Taco Party @ el Camino Community Tavern -3628 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 3pm-7pm

Details: Ratio Beerworks and TRVE Brewing have invited some of their best brewery buds to join for a GABF pre-game Taco Party to help you fuel up before Friday’s session of drinking. Come out and enjoy $2 tacos at el Camino Community Tavern as well as a special can/tap takeover from a killer lineup of beer friends. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Rhinegeist
  • Commonwealth Brewing Company
  • Cerebral Brewing
  • 4 Noses Brewing Company
  • Ratio Beerworks
  • TRVE Brewing

Cervecería Colorado’s Great Mexican Beer Fiesta @ Cervecería Colorado -1635 Platte St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 3pm-9pm

Details: Cervecería Colorado hosts a Mexican Street Fiesta to celebrate the tapping of several collaborations with various Mexican breweries. The event will also include Lucha Libre Mexican Pro-Wrestling, a chihuahua race and fashion show (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Maracuya Sun Passion Fruit IPA – Collaboration with La Brü, Morelia, Mx
  • El Popo Tequila Barrel Aged Smoked Saison – Collaboration with Escollo, Mexico City, Mx and Warped Wing Brewing Company, Dayton, OH
  • Tamarind Guava Sour – Collaboration with Cerveza Caserío, Tampico, Mx
  • Nopalito Wheat beer with Nopales – Collaboration with Cirquera, Queretaro, Mx
  • Horchata Blonde (Vanilla Cinnamon Sweet Blonde) – Collaboration with San Pascual Baylon, Cholula, Mx
  • Churro Stout (Milk Stout with Churros) – Collaboration with Crucrumx, Mexico City, Mx
  • Cocolimon (Coconut Lime Sour) – Collaboration with Cervecería de Colima, Colima, Mx
  • Venga Mexican Lager

Friday Session Pre-Game with Odell and Left Hand @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 3:30pm-5:30pm

Details: Stop into Freshcraft before the Friday session of GABF to enjoy a tap takeover from Odell and Left Hand Brewing. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers: 

  • Odell Brewing Co Myrcenary
  • Odell Brewing Co Cloud Catcher Milkshake IPA
  • Odell Brewing Co Prop Culture
  • Left Hand Brewing Company Wheels Gose ‘Round
  • Left Hand Brewing Company A Blessing & A Curse Double IPA
  • Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout Nitro

Green Flash and 4 Noses Collab Tap Takeover @ Cheba Hut – 1531 Champa St, Denver, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 at 4pm – 6pm

Details: 4 Noses Brewing and Green Flash have teamed up to debut their collaboration, a NE Style Kettle Soured IPA, while also hosting a double tap takeover at Cheba Hut. (Beer Release, Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Bubblin’: San Francisco style Brut IPA.
  • Peachopotomus: Light American wheat ale made once a year, with 1700 LBS of Palisade peaches
  • Natura Morta with Blood Orange, a wild ale part of the Green Flash Cellar series

CITRAfest @ Black Shirt Brewing – 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 6pm-11pm

Details: Denver’s Black Shirt Brewing will celebrate GABF with a CITRA-centric tap takeover featuring citra-hopped forward beers from in-house and across the country. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries: 

  • Wiley Roots Brewing Company
  • Pure Project Brewing
  • 4 Noses Brewing
  • Baere Brewing Company
  • Oakshire Brewing
  • Melvin Brewing
  • Outer Range Brewing
  • Black Shirt Brewing Co

Dinner Van Zuur 2018 @ Goed Zuur, 2801 Welton St., Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 6pm-10pm

Details: Join Goed Zuur for a special beer dinner with Casey Brewing & Blending, pFriem Family Brewers, The Rare Barrel, and Scratch Brewing Company. This evening will include 6 courses by GZ paired alongside 12 beers. Tickets are available for either a 6pm seating or a 9pm seating for $126 a piece. (Beer Dinner)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Casey: Oak Theory, The Cut: Grape (Chambourcin), & Raspberry Funky Blender
  • Rare Barrel: Home Sour Home, Mister Tea, & There are Rules
  • Scratch: Spring Tonic, Sour Cedar, & Wild Grape & Elderflower Farmhouse
  • pFriem: Abrikoos, Fraise, & Oude Kriek

Mile High CANarchy @ Oskar Blues Black Buzzard – 1624 Market St, Level B, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 at 6pm – 2am

Details: Oskar Blues invites their full family of breweries for a tap takeover and performance from Slim Cessna Auto Club. The night’s lineup features everyone in the CANarchy portfolio including Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Perrin, Wasatch and Squatters, Deep Ellum and Three Weavers. (Beer Release, Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Oskar Blues Brewery:
    – Barrel Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout
    – Barrel Aged Death By Coconut Irish Porter
    – C’est le Grand Prix Rose
    – Interstate Smash Express IPA – Galaxy
    – Bwhahaha Double IPA – MI Chinook
    – Dancin’ Fool IPA
    – Tropical Concept IPA
    – Dale’s Pale Ale
    – Mama’s Little Yella Pils
    – Oskar Blues IPA
    – Pinner Throwback IPA
    – Old Chub Scotch Ale
    – Old Chub Nitro Scotch Ale
    – G’Knight Imperial Red IPA
    – Beerito Amber Mexican Lager
    – Fugli Yuzu & Ugli Fruit IPA
  • Cigar City Brewing:
    – After Sesh Ale
    – Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale
    – Galactic Cluster American IPA With Guava & Peach
    – Jai Alai IPA
    – Guayabera Citra Pale Ale
    – White Oak Jai Alai IPA
  • Perrin Brewing:
    – Black Ale
    – 98 Problems IPA
    – Passion Fruit Gose
    – No Rules Vietnamese Imperial Porter
  • Wasatch Brewery & Squatters Craft Beers:
    – Apricot Hefeweizen
    – Tropical Hop Rising Double IPA
  • Deep Ellum Brewing Company
    – Dallas Blonde
    – Deep Ellum IPA
  • Three Weavers Brewing Company
    – Hops Need Friends IPA
    – Seafarer Kolsch

New Belgium Pool Party @ The Woods Bar – 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 from 6pm – 12am

Details: Join New Belgium Brewing at The Woods Bar on the roof of The Source Hotel for a pool party. Enjoy live music and beer cocktails. (Tap Takeover)


Wynkoop Brewing 30th Anniversary @ Wynkoop Brewing, 1634 18th St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 7pm-10pm

Details:  Wynkoop Brewing is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an 80’s party. Also in honor of their anniversary, they’ll be serving beer from their fellow 1988 brewery classmates including Deschutes Brewery, Goose Island, and North Coast Brewing to name a few. Come dressed in your best 80’s gear, dance the night away with Denver’s most excellent 80’s band and enjoy throwback 1988 beers and pricing. (Beer & Cigar Pairing)


Suds & Stogies @ Tap Fourteen Rooftop Beer Garden – 1920 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 8pm-11pm

Details: Miami’s The TANK Brewing Co.has partnered with Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing for a GABF after-party featuring specialty brews, along with cigars from Altadis USA, Rocky Patel, Plasencia, General Cigars, and Smoker Friendly Cigar Shop. Tickets include live music, two specialty beers each from the Tank Brewing Co. and Cigar City, and four cigars, one from each brand represented. Tickets available for $25  (Beer & Cigar Pairing)


Glassware Matters @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 9pm-Midnight

Details: Bierstadt Lagerhaus invites a hand-selected group of breweries from around the globe, who hold their beer and glassware to equal levels of importance and reverence for a special GABF after-party. Buy any of these specialty glasses on-site for $5. Tickets are free, reserve your spot here.  (Tap Takeover, Glassware Showcase)

Breweries:

  • Duvel
  • Ommegang
  • Tripel Karmeliet
  • Delirium Brewery
  • Kwak Beer
  • Chouffe

GABF Late Night Party with Smoke @ Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Friday, September 21 at 10pm – 1am

Details: Crooked Stave is staying open late for a GABF after-party with Have You Hrdlicka (jazz-funk fusion), and food from Smōk – Denver (After-Party, Late Night Food)


Radlers Under the Moon @ Forrest Room 5 – 2532 15th St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 10pm – 2am

Details: Join Wibby Brewing for a night of Radlers at Denver’s enchanted Forrest Room 5. (Special Tapping)


Heroes of Craft Beer @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, September 21 from 10pm – 1:30am

Details: After Friday’s session of GABF join River North Brewery, Stone Brewing, and Station 26 Brewing for a tap takeover andCraft Beer Celebrity Look-Alike contest. Dress as one of your favorite beer celebrities for a chance to win special prizes. (Collaboration Release, Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • River North Mountain Haze
  • River North White
  • Station 26 Juicy Banger
  • Station 26 Ginger Lime Gose
  • Station 26 Same Day IPA
  • Stone Tropic of Thunder
  • Stone Notorious P.O.G.
  • Stone Fear.Movie.Lions

Saturday, September 22 Back to top

GABF Brewers Breakfast: Burritos and Breakfast Beers @ Denver Beer Co. -1695 Platte St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 8:30am-11am

Details: Denver Beer Co. is serving up a little hair of the dog prior to Saturday’s GABF Awards Ceremony. Come enjoy a smothered burrito paired with breakfast beers. Tickets available for $15 includes burrito and a beer. Vegetarian option available as well.  (Tap Takeover)


Big Bad Brunch @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 10pm – 1pm

Details: Freshcraft has teamed up with Epic Brewing to bring you a massive beer brunch, with several pairing options including, Mole Short Ribs and Chilaquiles paired with ’17 Big Bad Baptist. No tickets required, no reservations needed and they’ll also have Brewed Food Los Locos Micheladas, and plenty of coffee. (Brunch Pairing)

Beers:

  • ’17 Big Bad Baptist
  • Big Bad Baptista
  • Brainless on Guava
  • Drama Juice Hazy IPA
  • Tart N Juicy Sour IPA

GABF Awards Watch Party @ Comrade Brewing – 7667 E Iliff Ave, Ste F, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 10am – 1pm

Details: Join Comrade Brewing for a screening of the GABF Awards Ceremony. They’ll be opening early to serve beer and they’ll also provide free donuts. (Awards Ceremony Watch Party)


GABF CSA Rare Brews Tap Takeover @ The Crafty Fox – 3901 Fox St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 11am-3pm

Details: Crooked Stave Artisans distribution arm is showcasing their GABF portfolio in a tap takeover at The Crafty Fox. Beers and breweries have not yet been announced but stay tuned! (Tap Takeover)


Cherry Limeade Sherbert Release and Pig Roast @ Station 26 Brewing – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 11am – 11pm

Details: Join Station 26 Brewing for the release of Cherry Limeade Sherbert, the latest in their Sherbert series: kettle-soured, and brewed with vanilla, lactose, cherries, and lime. Slightly tart, fruity, gluten reduced, and refreshing as a perfect fall day. Station 26 will release 300 crowlers at 11am at $14 a crowler. Limit 3 per person. Plus Order 26 Food Truck will be on-site all day with a full pig roast. (Crowler Release)


GABF Closing Party @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 11am – 1am

Details: Join First Draft Taproom and Kitchen as they close out GABF weekend with an assortment of special tappings. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Indeed Mexican Honey
  • Indeed Cherry Dust
  • Indeed Zwickelbier
  • Indeed Rum King with Espresso and Vanilla
  • BLVD / Weldwerks Hazy IPA
  • Weldwerks Blood Orange Creamsicle
  • Station 26 Same Day IPA
  • Odd13 Electric Siren
  • J Wakefield Hops for Teacher
  • J Wakefield El Jefe
  • J Wakefield Frank White
  • J Wakefield Stush
  • J Wakefield Trolls So Hard
  • J Wakefield Handshakes from the Fakes
  • Civil Society Pulp
  • Civil Society Fresh
  • Civil Sociel Fresh Blanc
  • TRVE Ostara

GABF Week Specialty Release @ Outer Range Brewing – 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 12pm

Details: Outer Range is closing out GABF week with a four-can release at the brewery up in Frisco beginning at Noon. (Beer Release)

Beers:

  • Down the Hill DIPA (collab with Weldwerks): Citra + 5x experimental hops, 8.5%.
  • Triple Canopy TIPA: Mosaic, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, 10.2%. *Contains lactose.
  • In the Steep DDH Nelson IPA: Citra, Nelson, 6.7%.
  • Slush DDH Galaxy DIPA: Rakau, Galaxy, 8.1%.

SOWN Together Beer Tasting @ Denver Museum of Contemporary Art -1485 Delgany Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 12pm-4pm

Details: SOWN Together is a beer tasting event that hosts breweries sharing the common goal of showcasing native ingredients in direct support of local suppliers and producers. Guests are invited to spend Saturday afternoon on the rooftop patio of MCA Denver taking in the views of the city while tasting beer from Colorado and around the country. Tickets, which include unlimited tastings and commemorative glasses, are available for $30 for MCA members and $35 for non-members(Beer Festival)

Breweries:

  • Goldspot Brewing Company
  • Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
  • Jester King Brewery
  • Kent Falls Brewing
  • Our Mutual Friend Brewery
  • Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Primitive Beer
  • Scratch Brewing Company
  • TRVE Brewing
  • Upland Brewing Company

GABF SuperStout Party ft: Mr. Sandman XO Release @ River North Brewery – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 12pm-9pm

Details: River North Brewery will cap off GABF with a draft lineup chock full of Imperial Stouts, including the debut of Mr. Sandman XO. This Extra Old” American Imperial Stout aged 21 months in Utah rye whiskey barrels and will be available on tap and in bottles to go – $14 per bottle, 1 case limit per person. (Special Tapping, Bottle Release)

Beers (Available on draft and in crowlers to-go):

  • 2018 Rum Barrel Aged Mr. Sandman
  • 2017 Mr. Sandman
  • Chai Mr. Sandman
  • 2017 Whiskey Barrel Aged Mr. Sandman
  • 2016 Decennial: Shadowman
  • 2017 Vicennial: Barrel Aged Shadowman
  • 2018 Decennial: Shadowman
  • 2016 Avarice *last keg*
  • 2017 Fancy Effing Stout
  • 2017 Single Cask Mr. Sandman: Rum Barrel *last keg*
  • Toasted Coconut Mr. Sandman *last keg*

2018 Snowed In: Coconut Release @ Copper Kettle Brewing – 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 12pm – 10pm

Details: Join Copper Kettle Brewing for the release of their 2018 Snowed In: Coconut. Aged in Breckinridge Bourbon barrels, this Imperial Oatmeal Stout hones the flavors of the tropics with real toasted coconut.
12.8% ABV (Beer Release)


GABF Barrel-Aged Extravaganza @ Alpine Dog Brewing – 1505 Ogden St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 12pm – 10pm

Details: Alpine Dog Brewing will be releasing two vintage barrel aged releases and two of their barrel-aged aged variants. The event will also include a pop up kitchen. (Beer Release)

Beers:

  • 2017 Old Liquid Debauchery Bourbon BA Barley Wine
  • Vaya Con Dios, Salted Chocolate Tequila BA Imperial Porter
  • Mocha Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout
  • Vanilla Cinnamon Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout

GABF Shutdown with TRVE and Friends @ Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 12pm-11pm

Details: TRVE Brewing’s distribution arm, High Plains Distributing will close out GABF with a tap takeover at Hops & Pie. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

  • Central State Brewing Co
  • Scratch Brewing Co
  • Trophy Brewing Co
  • Three Taverns Brewing
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales
  • Great Notion Brewing
  • Brewery Bhavana

Cross the Celestial Equator with Us @ Finn’s Manor -2927 Larimer St Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 12pm-Midnight

Details: Join Finn’s Manor in celebrating the sun’s passing over the celestial equator with a tap takeover of close friends. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Almanac Beer Co
  • Cerebral Brewing
  • Fort George Brewery
  • Our Mutual Friend Brewery
  • TRVE Brewing

American Classics @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 12pm – 2am

Details: Goed Zuur celebrates the country’s best producers, growers, crafters, makers, & creators as a new brewery will be tapped every hour on Saturday. The GZ kitchen will be bringing in some of the rarest cheese and charcuterie, as well as their take on some classic American dishes. (Beer Release)

Breweries:

  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • Destihl Brewery 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Brewery Bhavana 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Paradox Beer Company 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Propolis Brewing 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • pFriem Family Brewers 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Upland Brewing Company 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Alesong Brewing and Blending 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • D9 Brewing Company 8:00pm-9:00pm
  • Cascade Brewing 9:00pm-10:00pm
  • Springdale 10:00pm-11:00pm
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales 11:00pm-12:00am

BA Malice & Darkness Bottle Release @ Fiction Beer – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 1pm – 11pm

Details: Join Fiction Beer Company for the release of a quadruple bottle release of their Barrel Aged Malice & Darkness variants. There will be a very limited amount of these beers available. 8oz pours for $10 (Beer Release, Bottle Release)

Breweries:

  • Laws Whiskey Bourbon Single Barrel #663 – 14%
    Malice and Darkness is a Russian imperial stout aged 9 months in a freshly emptied Laws Whiskey Bourbon Barrel. The beer in barrel #663 was so spot on for the style we decided not to blend. Cocoa, toasted oak, and rich roasted malt dominate the flavor and aroma.
    $16/bottle
  • Laws Rye Whiskey – 14%
    This massive Imperial Stout was brewed almost two years ago. After transferring to our Rye whiskey barrels we aged this for 18 months. The aroma is a showcase for spicy rye and sweet oak. A smooth, almost creamy, finish full of complex flavors from extended aging make this beer incredibly drinkable.
    $17/bottle
  • Cleveland Whiskey Honey Locust Wood- 14%
    The most unique an interesting of our variants. The aroma is undeniable different in the best possible way. Notes of honey, white peppercorn, coffee and chocolate. The character of the whiskey shines through without overpowering the flavor of the malt. Aged 9 months.
    $16/bottle
  • Coconut Vanilla Laws Whiskey Bourbon – 14%
    Aged 9 months in some of the best bourbon barrels in Colorado. The whiskey aroma and flavor from these barrels was spicey and full of vanilla. So naturally we thought it would be perfect to pair with over 1.5 lbs per gallon of house toasted coconut and the finest Madagascar vanilla beans. The aroma and flavor are an amazing blend of coconut, chocolate, molasses and oak. VERY LIMITED!
    $20/bottle

Sports Column Gap Party @ Sports Column – 1930 Blake St,, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 2pm – 5pm

Details: Join New Belgium Brewing in watching the games in between sessions at Sports Column in LoDo. (Tap Takeover)


Tap Takeover with CSA and Friends @ Jake’s Brew Bar – 2530 W Main St, Littleton, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 2pm – Midnight

Details: Join Jake’s Brew Bar for a Crooked Stave Artisans tap takeover. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • Prairie Artisan Ales
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
  • Lord Hobo Brewing Co
  • Fremont Brewing
  • La Cumbre Brewing Co.
  • Ecliptic Brewing
  • Oakshire Brewing

Wibby Brewing x August Schell Tap Takeover @ Rhine Haus Denver – 1415 Market St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 3pm

Details: Join Longmont’s Wibby Brewing as they partner with August Schell for a Lager tap takeover at Denver’s Rhine Haus. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beer:

  • Wibby Brewing WIBtoberfest
  • Wibby Brewing Lightshine Helles
  • Wibby Brewing Moondoor Dunkel
  • Wibby Brewing Lightshine Radler
  • Wibby Brewing Volksbier Vienna
  • Wibby Brewing & August Schell Brewing Meat & Eggs Maibock.
  • August Schell Oktoberfest
  • August Schell Citra Blanc Lager

Boulevard Beers & BBQ @ Smok Denver – 3330 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 3pm – 6pm

Details: Join Boulevard Brewing at Smok Denver in the Source Hote. They’ll be pouring Love Child No. 9, Rye on Rye on Rye, Saison Brett, The Calling Double IPA, AND there will be special BBQ food options available for the night. (Tap Takeover)


Session ‘Tweener w/ 4 Noses, Green Flash & Alpine @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 4pm – 5:30pm

Details: In between Saturday’s morning member’s session and the final afternoon session, come enjoy a tap takeover at Freshcraft featuring 4 Noses, Green Flash and Alpine. (Tap Takeover)

Beers:

  • 4 Noses Brewing Company + Green Flash Brewing Co. Collaboration
  • 4 Noses Brewing Company Bubblin’ Brut IPA
  • 4 Noses Brewing Company Sour Peachapotomus
  • Green Flash Brewing Co. Tropical DNA
  • Alpine Beer Company HFS

Book Signing: “Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch and How Craft Beer Became Big Business” w/ Josh Noel @ New Belgium Brewing  – 500 Linden Ave, Fort Collins, CO

barrel-aged stout and selling out

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from at 1pm

Details: Join author and Chicago Tribune Journalist, Josh Noel for a special book signing for his recent release of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch and How Craft Beer Became Big Business. Josh will be at New Belgium Brewing to sign copies of his book, which will be sold through Old Firehouse Books. Read up on our review of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out. (Book Signing)


Saturday Tappings at Falling Rock @ Falling Rock Tap House – 1919 Blake St, Denver, CO

Falling Rock Taphouse - Aperture of Ales by Holly Gerard
Falling Rock Taphouse – Photo by Holly Gerard, Aperture of Ales Photography

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 4pm

Details: Falling Rock’s Saturday lineup includes special tappings from Avery Brewing at 4pm, Casey Brewing and Blending at 5pm, Telluride Brewing at 9pm, a Sour Showcase featuring 20 tart to funky beers in the parking lot at 9:30pm, Firestone Walker at 10pm, and New Belgium to close things out at 11pm. (Tap Takeover)


How Many Minutes? With Dogfish Head @ Lucky Pie LoDo – 1610 16th St, Denver, Colorado, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 4pm – 8pm

Details: Join Lucky Pie LoDo for a Dogfish Head Tap Takeover(Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • 60 Minute IPA
  • 90 Minute IPA
  • 120 Minute IPA
  • Fruit Full Fort

The DownTown Wind Down @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 8pm – 12am

Details: Cap off GABF weekend at Freshcraft with a special tap takeover from some elite level breweries. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • La Cumbre Brewing Co
  • 3 Floyds Brewpub
  • Aslin Beer Company
  • Civil Society Brewing
  • Commonwealth Brewing Company
  • Russian River Brewing Company
  • Modern Times Beer
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery

Bayou in the Beer Hall @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus – 2875 Blake Street, Colorado, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 8pm – 12am

Details: Bierstadt Lagerhaus in capping off GABF with a Louisana themed closing party featuring lager, gumbo, and New Orleans inspired horn music. (Closing Party)


4th Annual Ratio Karaoke GABF Afterparty @ Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, September 22 from 9pm-2am

Details: You made it! You survived GABF, now it’s time to party! After the final session of the Great American Beer Festival on Saturday, September 22, join the Ratio Beerworks team in belting out some of your favorite hits and help send GABF’s final night off in a blaze of glory! Karaoke begins at 9pm and anyone who signs up to sing a song will receive their first beer free. (Karaoke)


GABF Tap Takeover @ Milk Bar – Alley Entrance Behind 1037 Broadway, Colorado, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 9pm – 12am

Details: Join Black Project and friends for an 80’s dance party with arcade games and skee ball to close out GABF. (Closing Party)

Breweries:

  • Black Project
  • TRVE
  • Baere
  • WeldWerks
  • Cerebral
  • Outer Range
  • Ratio
  • OMF
  • Bierstadt
  • New Image
  • Call to Arms
  • River North

Set Adrift @ Adrift Tiki Bar – 218 S Broadway, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 at 10pm

Details: Join Other Half Brewing and their brewery friends for a night of tiki-inspired beer and tiki drinks at Adrift Tiki Bar. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries:

  • J. Wakefield Brewing
  • The Veil Brewing
  • Alvarado St. Brewing
  • WeldWerks Brewing Co
  • Great Notion Brewing

Saturday Night Live @ Illegal Pete’s Colfax – 2001 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Saturday, September 22 from 10pm – 1am

Details: Enjoy live music, a photo wall and Amy Osgood’s going away party (Tap Takeover)


Sunday, September 23 Back to top

POST GABF Recover Brunch: Fried Chicken + Football @ Improper City – 3201 Walnut St. Unit 101, Denver, Colorado, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, September 23 from 10:30am – 1:30pm

Details: The Post Brewing Co. is bringing the hangover cures with free Fried Chicken Biscuits available to all guests with the purchase of their beers, including Howdy Western Pilsner, Top Rope Mexican-Style Lager, Elkhorn Lager & Backyard Saison.

Improper City will be serving Bloodies and Mimosas because the Sunday show must go on. Plus catch the Denver Broncos away game against the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff at 11 am. (Hangover Brunch)


The Remaining Sours Dim Sum Brunch @ Goed Zuur, 2801 Welton St, Denver, Colorado, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, September 23 from 11am – 3pm

Details: Join Goed Zuur in drinking their remaining sours left over from GABF. Plus the Goed Zuur kitchen will be serving up dim sum dishes wheeled out in carts. Please call Goed Zuur for more details (720) 749-2709 (Hangover Brunch)


Post-GABF Hangover Brunch @ Call to Arms Brewing – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, September 23 from 12pm – 3pm

Details: The Noshery will on hand serving an incredible brunch, including biscuits, gravy, green chili, bacon, donuts, and breakfast burritos (including a veggie option). Call to Arms will also have Ballroom Micheladas (w/ the Noshery’s homemade bloody mix), Sweet Bloom Coffee IPA, and Sweet Bloom Coffee Oats and Hose. $1 off beers with purchase of brunch. (Hangover Brunch)


GABF Hangover Brunch @ Chain Reaction Brewing, 902 S Lipan St Denver, CO

Date/Time: Sunday, September 23 at 12pm

Details: Come nurse your hangover with a post-GABF Brunch at Chain Reaction Brewing. Enjoy beer, brunch foods and music from The One And Only Jon Ham. (Brunch)


Post-GABF Hangover Brunch with Beef @ Boggy Draw Brewery, 3535 S Platte River Dr, Unit L, Sheridan, CO

Date/Time: Sunday, September 23 from 12pm

Details: Come nurse your hangover with a post-GABF Brunch at Boggy Draw Brewery. Beff will be picking up breakfast burritos and will be serving up beermosas and red beers. Plus Boggy Draw Will be releasing their Gourd Save the Queen Pumpkin Ale (Brunch, Beer Release)

We Get It, You’re Hungover @ Finn’s Manor – 2927 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Sunday, September 23 from 2pm – 9pm

Details: Nurse yourself back to health with a lineup of food trucks, great beer and a Jazz Band at Finn’s Manor. (Tap Takeover)

Breweries/Beers:

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
• Magic Lantern: Passionfruit, Orange & Guava
• Shadow Factory: Boysenberry & Cranberry
• Dagger – Boysenberry, Guava & Passionfruit

Baere Brewing Company
• Whisky B.A. BourBruin
• Dry-Hopped All the Bretty Things – Azacca

Three Taverns Craft Brewery
• Mount Fang
• Lord Grey
• Lord Fog

pFriem Family Brewers
• Pilsner
• Aprikoos
• Fraise

Fort George Brewery
• Hammock District
• TBD

Odd13 Brewing
• Hop Hearted Hanna DIPA

Pure Project Brewing
• Murklands
• Saison w/ Hibiscus & Grains of Paradise

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