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Freshcraft’s GABF Week Schedule of Events

Freshcraft’s GABF Week Schedule of Events
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This is a sponsored post from Freshcraft

Over the past eight years, Freshcraft has emerged as one of the premiere craft beer-focused bars/restaurants in the city of Denver. Located just a short walk from the Colorado Convention Center at 1530 Blake St, Freshcraft has also become a hub for some of the elite events taking place around the Great American Beer Festival each fall.

This year PorchDrinking has partnered with Freshcraft to showcase their list of GABF programming ranging from impressive tap takeovers to rare collaboration releases with some of the country’s elite breweries, to beer pairing events. Freshcraft will be a destination for die-hard beer lovers to pre and post-game with some of the best beer in the city. Check out what’s happening next week at Freshcraft:


Monday, September 17

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)


  • 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

Tuesday, September 18

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 whiskey 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 available for purchase as well. (Tap Takeover)


  • 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


(READ: Freshcraft’s 2018 GABF Week Events)


Wednesday, September 19

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)


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

Thursday, September 20

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)


  • 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

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

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)


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


(READ: More Events at Freshcraft During 2018 GABF Week)


Friday, September 21

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)


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

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)


  • 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

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)


  • 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

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)


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

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)


  • 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

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)


  • 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

(More on Freshcraft’s 2018 GABF Week)

This is a sponsored post from Freshcraft 

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