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The Complete 2019 GABF Week Events Guide

GABF 2019 Events Guide

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 2019 GABF Week Events Guide. Too much to sort through and choose? Don’t worry, chuggernaut, we got you covered.

2019 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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Saturday, September 28 Back to top


Vanilla Rye Here Be Monsters + Case Study Online Bottle Sale @ Cerebral Brewing – 1477 Monroe St. Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10 AM

Details: Vanilla Rye Here Be Monsters – $25/bottle, limit (2) PP

13.5% Rye Barrel-Aged Stout aged 22 months in Vermont Rye Whiskey Barrels with a blend of Tahitian, Madagascar Bourbon and Ugandan Vanilla beans at a combined rate of 1.5lbs per bbl.

Case Study – $12/bottle, limit (3) PP

7.2% Oak-Aged Wild Lager collab with Our Mutual Friend Brewing

We filled two second use Chardonnay barrels with Highly Suspect, our first ever Pilsner and let it lay to rest for 11 months on a blend of cultures from each brewery with added Yuzu juice and Tangelo zest. It was then bottle conditioned for 11 months with Colorado Wild Honey. Notes of tangerine peel, lemon zest, sage, mustard seed and delicate funk to finish it off.


Zwanze Day 2019 @ Crooked Stave Taproom, 3350 Brighton Blvd. Suite 130, Denver, Colorado.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM

Details: We are honored to host Zwanze Day 2019! This year’s event will be held at the Crooked Stave Taproom in River North (not the Barrel Cellar). Doors will open at 11AM. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Tickets went on sale at 10 AM Tuesday, September 3rd. Two tickets available per person. Tickets will be $20. Tickets are good for a pour of Zwanze and a Glass.

We will begin checking ID’s around 10:45AM. You MUST have a valid ID to enter. If you have a ticket, it will be scanned at this time. You will receive a voucher for your glass and the pour you have a ticket for. Please keep track of your voucher – if it is lost we cannot replace it.

Cantillon Pours will be available starting at 11AM and will be $10/10oz pours. We will announce the Cantillon pours closer to the event. These pours do not require a ticket.

We’ll begin pouring Zwanze at 12:15pm for the 1pm toast. You will receive your Zwanze glass to keep when you get your ticketed pour. Vouchers must be redeemed by 1:15PM. Any remaining Zwanze and Nath will be sold at $10 for a 10oz. starting at 1:15PM. Remaining Zwanze glasses will also be for sale at this time.

Crooked Stave will have several limited release beers available on draught and for sale, along with a large selection of magnums.

Lastly, we know that several of you miss the Barrel Cellar. We will be opening the Barrel Cellar for Great American Beer Festival, October 1st-5th Noon-6pm.


GABF Bike Loop & Kickoff Party!  @ WestFax Brewing Company, Lakewood, Colorado.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11 AM – 10 PM

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, Sloans Lake. This will be a Colorado-themed group bike ride that will start and end at the Alamo. Try exclusive GABF beers once returning to the Alamo for the tap takeover GABF Kick Off Party with live music at 7pm! See all the event details below!

Event Details:
 Breweries involved (6): WestFax, Joyride, Hogshead, Oasis, Strange, Seedstock
 Starting/Ending location: Alamo Drafthouse – BarFly
 Date: Saturday 9/28
 Time: Registration/check-in 11am at the Alamo Drafthouse, Sloans Lake. Ride starts at 12pm and returns to the Alamo for GABF Kick Off Party at 5:30pm. Live music starts at 7pm.
 Cost: $25 per person online, $30 day-of
 Register online on Alamo’s landing page
 Each attendee will be entered to win 1 of 6 possible kegs from a bike loop participating brewery for a private tapping event (coordinated by brewery, must be present at Alamo to win).
 Attendees will receive a wrist band and taster glass at registration; you must be 21 to participate in event
 Limit to one 8oz pour per brewery
 Wrist band gets you happy hour pricing at BarFly after completing the bike loop
 Please bring a backpack or bag to carry your belongings
 Beer & Brewing themed ride, prizes for “best dressed” so show off your beer/brewery merch!

Be sure that your bike is in safe working condition with working lights, reflectors, and a bike lock. Please also be sure to WEAR A HELMET and bring a backpack or bag to carry your belongings in. You are not required to drink beer at each brewery, please do not push your personal limits. If at any point you feel unsafe or ill-equipped to ride, let a staff member know so we can help make safe travel arrangements for you. In addition, please plan out your transportation to/from Alamo Drafthouse in advanced in order to ensure a safe trip for you and your friends.

BY PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THIS GROUP RIDE, you agree to indemnify, defend, save and hold harmless the Alamo Drafthouse and associated breweries, its agents and employees from all liabilities, charges, expenses and costs on account of or by reason of any such injuries, deaths, liabilities, claims, suits or losses however occurring or damages growing out of the same.


Hop Zombie Day @  Lone Tree Brewing, 8222 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, Colorado.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: Alert…Alert…The Hop Zombies are coming….

Join us Sept. 28th for a can/draft release of our most anticipated beer of the year-A deliciously hopped, Imperial Red IPA. Weighing in at 9%ABV and 90 IBUs, this beer is certain to raise the dead….or at least we hope.

12oz Hop Zombie cans will be available to purchase individually, in a 4-pack or by the case*. Supplies are limited as this beer is only available one day out of the year. There will be a very limited amount of special glassware and custom t-shirt to purchase the day of the event as well.

The first TEN people in line will go home with a free limited edition zombie glass! We’ll also be serving up a complementary beermosa or bloody beer to any soul that arrives before we open.

*Earn a chance to win one of six amazing prizes with every 12 cans purchased!


GABF Week Release Day @ Odd13 Brewing – 301 E Simpson St, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12 PM – 11 PM

Details: We’re stoked to be a part of Great American Beer Festival again this year and we’re kicking off GABF week with a release day party! On Saturday, September 28th, from 12pm – 11pm, we’ll release the following beers on draft and in 6-packs:

• Chainsaw Princess of Karate (collaboration with Big Choice Brewing, Brewery and Pizzeria) – Kettle sour with Dragonfruit and Passionfruit – $13 / 6pk

in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are donating $1 for every pint and 6-pack purchased to Hope Lives The Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center.

• Colorado Kid – Locally sourced IPA featuring 100% CO malt, hops, yeast. – $12 / 6pk

• A Secret variant of Codename: Superfan (Stay tuned tomorrow for our Codename reveal!) – $14 / 6pk


Gratitude 2019 @ Our Mutual Friend Brewery, 2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2 PM – 10 PM

Details: 

It’s time for Gratitude! A celebration of friendship and the beer made possible by it.

Every year (the Saturday before GABF) we take the opportunity to celebrate you! We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our customers, friends, family, and countless people in the craft beer industry.

Over 30 beers on tap! Special bottle and can releases! A Photo Booth! Food trucks! Merch Giveaways! NO TICKET REQUIRED!

Bottle list (as of 9/13):

  • Gratitude 6 – 100% Colorado Saison aged in Tequila barrels
  • Customer Appreciation – West Coast Double IPA
  • How Complicated and Unpredictable the Machinery of Life Really Is – Baere Solstice Collab;
  • Winter Solstice Golden Sour Dry-Hopped with Mosaic

Tentative (as of 9/13) Tap list:

Inside:

  • Gratitude 6 – Tequila Barrel-Aged Saison
  • Small Hold – 100% Colorado Hoppy Table Saison
  • Wet Hop Inner Light – Wet Hop Pale Ale
  • Time’s Arrow – West Coast IPA
  • Neon Nail – Hazy IPA
  • Wicket – Witbier
  • Festbier – 100% Colorado Lager Bier!
  • Mr. Prickles – Prickly Pear Sour
  • Customer Appreciation – West Coast Double IPA
  • Summerish – English Summer Ale on Nitro
  • Structured Chaos – Hazy Double IPA
  • Saison Trystero – Brett Saison
  • Yonksbier – Dry Irish Stout on Nitro
  • Contacto – Orange Roussanne Wild Ale
  • How Complicated and Unpredictable the Machinery of Life Really Is – Baere Solstice Collab
  • Dad’s Brown Ale – 100% Colorado Brown Ale
  • Wooden Robot Collab – Hazy IPA w/ Oak

Outside:

  • Gelber Rauch – Smoked Blonde Ale
  • Fixed Blade – Laws Barrel-Aged English Barleywine
  • Chene Peche – Mixed-Culture Foeder Sour on CO Peaches
  • Chene Cerise – Mixed-Culture Foeder Sour on Cherries
  • Colorado Pale Ale – 100% Colorado Pale Ale
  • Vanilla Thanatoid – Laws Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Vanilla
  • Stepwell – Imperial Porter with Vanilla + Oak
  • Apricot Smiles – Saison with Apricots
  • Strangers Are Strange – Wine Barrel-Aged Strong Brett Saison Collaboration with Cellar West
  • Double A Malt Liquor – Malt Liquor
  • Gig Economy – Rustic Saison Collaboration with Casa Agria
  • TBA Collaboration!
  • Weirding Way – Foeder Brett Saison
  • Camisado – 100% Colorado Cream Ale
  • ABGB Industry – Pils!

Keg Burn @ Illegal Pete’s Northside, 1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM

Details:

3 breweries. 1 open tap. A fight to the death (of the keg).

Come drink your vote on Saturday, 9/28, as we let 3 of our favorite local breweries battle it out for the one available spot on our draft list. Your thirst will determine who’s beer we keep on!

As if things couldn’t get any better, we’ve moved our Vinyl Nights to Saturdays. So, while you do your best to keep your new favorite beer on tap, On Vinyl Tonight will be spinning sweet, sweet tunes.


Denver Beer Week and GABF @ Thirsty Monk – 1604 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO

  • September 30 – October 5: $5 Hand Pie with Purchase of Full Pour

Sunday, September 29 Back to top


Lupulin Fiasco @ Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House, 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/Time: Sunday, September 29, 12 – 8 PM

Details:

GABF is creeping back into the picture and that means we’re assembling a far out lineup of hoppy goodness to get your taste buds ready for a week full of madness.

Lupulin Fiasco is a celebration of all things hoppy from IPAs and Pales to Ciders and Sours. We’ll have hip hop bumpin’ on the speakers and the NFL Ticket live and direct all day long.

The lineup will drop a few days before the festivities as many of these beers will be coming in nice and fresh…


Monday, September 30 Back to top


GABF Kickoff with Western Distributing @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen, 1309 26th St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: Co-Hosted by Lone Tree BrewingWestern Distributing Company will offer delicious offerings from High Hops, Bonfire, Pikes Peak, Eddyline, Soulcraft, Lone Tree, Ursula and Trinity.


Cerealiously Count Chocula & Bourbon Barrel Count Chocula @ Black Bottle Brewery, 1611 South College Ave Suite 1609, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/Time: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: Join us Monday, 9/30 as we release this year’s Cerealiously Count Chocula! It will be available on draft as well as in 4 pack 12oz bottles. A special release of Bourbon Barrel Aged Cerealiously Count Chocula will be tapped as well! (Bourbon Barrel version is draft only). Come on in and help kick off GABF week!!


GABF week special tapping – Now with 2x the Yeti! @ Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sep 30 – Oct 5, 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: We’ll be tapping some new, returning and rare beers during GABF week at both of our Denver taprooms!

Monday, 9/30 – S’mores Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

Reach for S’mores Yeti and find yourself transported to a cozy campfire setting without ever leaving the comfort of your home; though enjoying this decadent treat fireside is definitely encouraged. Enjoy all the tastes of the classic campsite dessert blended with the rich, roasty malt flavor of Yeti Imperial Stout. A beer for telling tales and creating new ones.
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Tuesday, 10/1 – Mexican Chocolate Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

A very special, and very limited, entry in our venerable Yeti Series, Mexican Chocolate Yeti is a sensory delight. We’ve added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to Yeti Imperial Stout to create our version of a traditional champurrado drink. Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired with a Yeti!
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Wednesday, 10/2 – Hibernation Ale, 8.7% ABV

Hibernation Ale has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. A classic English-style old ale, we forgo the holiday spices in favor of a robust, dry-hopped ale featuring a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile. Hearty and warming in character, when winter approaches, it’s time for Hibernation.

*Also available in 12oz 6-pack cans to-go

Thursday, 10/3 – Jameson Irish Whiskey/Great Divide Collaboration Gra-va Barrel Aged Porter, 5.5% ABV

For our latest Jameson Caskmates collaboration, we opted for a
traditional beer style we feel will complement the rich tradition of Jameson Irish Whiskey. A porter can appear simple on the surface, but craft beer connoisseurs will appreciate the subtle complexity this particular brew exhibits. The beer is dry and roasty, utilizing all specialty malts. To further differentiate our porter, we incorporated freshly roasted coffee beans from our favorite local coffee purveyor. We chose a coffee blend that will impart notes of citrus, wild honey, caramel and fresh fruit, paired with a sweet, clean finish and impeccable balance. Expertly aged in Jameson barrels, this porter has some zip while still paying homage to the style. We had some fun with the name, blending the Irish word for love (Grá) with a nickname for coffee (Java)

Friday, 10/4 – Fresh Hop, 61.% ABV

Fresh Hop is a labor of love meant to be enjoyed today. For this year’s entry in the category, we opted for a Citra SMaSH Pale Ale using wet, whole cone Citra hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley and Marris Otter Malt. Dry-hopped and bursting with aroma, savor this delightful pale ale as soon as you can to fully appreciate it grassy, citrus hop brilliance.


1st Annual Tennysinners GABF Brewery Crawl @ FlyteCo Brewing – 4499 W 38th Ave Ste 101, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Monday, September 30, 2019 from 4 PM – 9 PM

Details:  What better way to celebrate GABF week than by kicking off a tour down Tennyson, not just at, but WITH five of your favorite breweries!!

Starting at 4:00pm, we will be meeting at FlyteCo to hang out for a beer, learn about the brewery while chatting with some of the owners, brewers and staff of all five breweries. From there we will be leaving around 4:45 to make our way over to The Empourium by 5:00pm, followed by a visit to De Steeg at 6:00pm, The Grateful Gnome at 7:00pm and Call To Arms at 8:00pm. These times are subject to change, but we invite anyone who can’t make it to certain stops to join us at your convenience.

Tickets are no charge but are highly suggested since there is only so much space to take over Tennyson. It’s time to unite Tennyson and celebrate GABF!!


22nd 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 30 at 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 get GABF week started in their typical grand fashion.


Start the Week in a HAZE @ Dunbar Kitchen & Tap – 2844 Welton St, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 30 from 6 PM – 8 PM

Details: Start your Great American Beer Festival Week in a HAZE at Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House! We have an AMAZING lineup with some of our favorite Hazy Breweries!

4 Noses Brewing Company Passion Fruit Velvet New England IPA
Cerebral Brewing Forbidden Idol: Singapore Sling
New Image Brewing Company TBA!
Odell Brewing Co TBA!


Black Project/Goed Zuur Dinner @ Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales – 1290 S. Broadway #A51, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7 PM

Details: 5 Beers/5 Courses $120 (includes tax & gratuity) available by ticket only – Beers will include a Gin and Tonic inspired beer and a collaboration blend between Black Project and Goed Zuur, dry-hopped with Sabro hops


GABF Week: Santa Fe Art District Brewery Punch Card @ The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project – 925 W 8th Ave, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Monday, September 30 – Monday, October 7

Details: Celebrate GABF week with a short walking loop of the Santa Fe Beer District, just a short distance from the Convention Center!

•Buy a full beer (and have the bartender punch your card) at all four brewery locations, get your fifth FREE! Redeemable at any of the four locations.*
•During First Friday (8/4) in the Santa Fe Arts District, get a BOGO at any of the four breweries!*
•Brewery Locations: The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project/Next Stop Brew Co., Crazy Mountain Brewery, Black Sky Brewery, Renegade Brewing Company
•Punch cards will be available at all four brewery locations soon!

*Certain beer restrictions may apply at some locations. First Friday BOGO must be redeemed at ONE brewery.


Tuesday, October 1 Back to top


Night with Northern Colorado Breweries @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen, 1309 26th St., Denver, Colorado

GABF 2019 Events Roundup

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: A night with some of our favorites from Northern Colorado. We’ll be featuring Envy, Mash Lab, Timnath, and Zwei. Don’t miss your chance to try some of their great offerings right here in Denver!


GABF week special tapping – Now with 2x the Yeti! @ Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sep 30 – Oct 5, 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: We’ll be tapping some new, returning and rare beers during GABF week at both of our Denver taprooms!

Monday, 9/30 – S’mores Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

Reach for S’mores Yeti and find yourself transported to a cozy campfire setting without ever leaving the comfort of your home; though enjoying this decadent treat fireside is definitely encouraged. Enjoy all the tastes of the classic campsite dessert blended with the rich, roasty malt flavor of Yeti Imperial Stout. A beer for telling tales and creating new ones.
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Tuesday, 10/1 – Mexican Chocolate Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

A very special, and very limited, entry in our venerable Yeti Series, Mexican Chocolate Yeti is a sensory delight. We’ve added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to Yeti Imperial Stout to create our version of a traditional champurrado drink. Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired with a Yeti!
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Wednesday, 10/2 – Hibernation Ale, 8.7% ABV

Hibernation Ale has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. A classic English-style old ale, we forgo the holiday spices in favor of a robust, dry-hopped ale featuring a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile. Hearty and warming in character, when winter approaches, it’s time for Hibernation.

*Also available in 12oz 6-pack cans to-go

Thursday, 10/3 – Jameson Irish Whiskey/Great Divide Collaboration Gra-va Barrel Aged Porter, 5.5% ABV

For our latest Jameson Caskmates collaboration, we opted for a
traditional beer style we feel will complement the rich tradition of Jameson Irish Whiskey. A porter can appear simple on the surface, but craft beer connoisseurs will appreciate the subtle complexity this particular brew exhibits. The beer is dry and roasty, utilizing all specialty malts. To further differentiate our porter, we incorporated freshly roasted coffee beans from our favorite local coffee purveyor. We chose a coffee blend that will impart notes of citrus, wild honey, caramel and fresh fruit, paired with a sweet, clean finish and impeccable balance. Expertly aged in Jameson barrels, this porter has some zip while still paying homage to the style. We had some fun with the name, blending the Irish word for love (Grá) with a nickname for coffee (Java)

Friday, 10/4 – Fresh Hop, 61.% ABV

Fresh Hop is a labor of love meant to be enjoyed today. For this year’s entry in the category, we opted for a Citra SMaSH Pale Ale using wet, whole cone Citra hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley and Marris Otter Malt. Dry-hopped and bursting with aroma, savor this delightful pale ale as soon as you can to fully appreciate it grassy, citrus hop brilliance.


Slush GABF Night @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company, 625 3rd St., Greeley, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October, 1 from 12 PM – 6 PM

Details: Starting Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Wiley Roots Brewing Company is opening a day early to celebrate the Great American Beer Festival.

Plus, we’re offering Buy-One-Get-One (BOGO) on all full pours of Slush for all industry folks and we made Slush our Train Beer for the month of October.

If you don’t know what our Train Beer is, let us explain:
-There are train tracks that run parallel to our brewery
-Trains pass by daily, sometimes hourly
-Every time a train passes, everyone yells out “Train Beer!”
-Then they go up to the bar to enjoy our Train Beer
-We select what beer the Train Beer is and you pay 1/2 price
-All beers are first come, first served


Madame Psychosis Can Release @ Fiction Beer Company, 7101 East Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2 PM

Details: ‘Madame Psychosis’ New England Style Pale Ale is our 2018 Great American Beer Festival bronze medal winner in the Hazy / Juicy Pale Ale category. And she’s returning on draft and in a VERY LIMITED number of 16 ounce 4 pack cans just in time for GABF 2019! (When we say “limited” we really, really mean it. Cans will not be available in liquor stores and we’re canning a very small case count.) $13.99 / 4 pack


GABF Draft and Can Releases @ Fiction Beer Co. – 7101 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2 PM

Details:  We’re releasing some stellar new beers and a few of our favorites return on draft (and a very special lady in cans) just in time for the craft beer extravaganza that is The Great American Beer Festival!

Returning Favorites:
•’Feely Effects’ Green Tea Milk Chocolate Stout
Our OG Stout returns on draft!
•’Madame Psychosis’ New England Style Pale (winner of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival bronze medal in the Hazy / Juicy Pale Ale category) returns on draft and in VERY LIMITED 16 ounce can 4 packs.

New Beers:
•’Cornucopia’ Cream Ale and Juice Bar. We’re juicing up the freshest fruits and vegetables and adding them to our Cream Ale base post-fermentation one barrel at a time. Our first release: cantaloupe, cucumber and lemon.
•’Antiquarian No. 6’ Solera Sour aged on blackberries.


All Beers Must Go! @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 3 PM – 12 AM

Details: Come in for 50% OFF ALL SOUR BEER on tap. Lambic, Mixed Fermentation, Gose, Kettle Sour – any sour that we have…


Expect Delays Triple IPA Release – New Image Brewing Collab with Falling Rock Tap House @ New Image Brewing – 5622 Yukon St, Arvada, CO.

GABF 2019 Events Roundup

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 3 PM to 11 PM

Details: Triple IPA Release – Collab with Falling Rock Tap House featuring Idaho 7 and Citra. Cans and Draft available.


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, October 1 at 4pm

Details:
4pm – Deschutes Brewing is bringing a 3-year vertical of Double Black Butte Porter!

4-6pm in the Parking Lot – Roadhouse Brewing with their vintage VW bus

5pm – New Image Expect Delays, the Triple IPA Chris brewed with them. If you’ve driven through Colorado, you’ve noticed our signs on the roadsides, with all of the construction and traffic in our state, you’ve also seen a lot of the mobile signs also with the ending phrase “Expect Delays”


Thirst’s Tour of Colorado @ Tap Fourteen Ballpark, 1920 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 4 PM – 7 PM

Details: The Tour of Colorado is a premier craft beer experience that occurs during Denver Beer Week and the Great American Beer Festival. The Tour aims to encompass the collaborative efforts of the craft industry through the creation of one-of-a-kind brews that are served up to enthusiastic supporters of both the industry and our charity partner, the Colorado Alzheimers Association! Proceeds go to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Find finely crafted beverages from…

  • Boulder Beer
  • Bruz Beers
  • High Hops Brewery
  • Meridiem Spirits
  • Strange Craft Beer Co.
  • Fossil Craft
  • Holidaily Brewing
  • Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
  • Upslope Brewing
  • Wiley Roots Brewing
  • Bristol Brewing
  • Gilded Goat Brewing

Oktoberfest at Upslope! @ Upslope Brewing Company, 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 4 PM – 8 PM

Details: 🍻 PROST! 🥨 We’re hosting our own lil Oktoberfest during GABF week – Join us Tuesday, October 1st at our Flatiron Park Tap Room and raise a custom Upslope stein to all things Bavarian!

We’ll be crankin’ the polka, rockin’ Lederhose and Dirndls, knockin’ back liters of our Festbier and playing games (ala the movie Beerfest) on the patio!

Rollin’ Bones BBQ will be here slinging German fare and Das Pretzels is handcrafting 5 lb pretzels for all to enjoy*.

Our custom glass steins will be available, too! $12 gets you the commemorative stein* and a FREE liter fill of either our Festbier or Berliner Weisse.

*While supplies last*


Haze v Clear – 2019 Edition @ Finn’s Manor @ 2927 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October, 1 from 4 PM – 1 AM

Details: Once again, we’ll be kicking off Great American Beer Festival week at Finn’s Manor by providing our patrons with a life choice. Will you accept hops into your life? How will you accept those hops in your life? Will you choose the juicy turbid path of the new-school haze-bois? Or will you choose the dank, piney, resinous road of the angry old-schoolers? Want it Flocc’d? Crispy? Juicy? Dank? Hazy? Clear? One thing is for sure – there will be an abundance of IBU’s for All. Don’t like IPA’s? It’s cool – we have like 500+ spirits. Can you kick it? Yes, you can.

JUICE BOMBS
Great Notion Brewing – Chuck’s Notion
Trillium Brewing Company – DDH Melcher Street
Moksa Brewing Company – Hop Collage
WeldWerks Brewing Company – Extra Extra Juicy Bits
Outer Range Brewing Co. – Fresh Palatte
Cerebral Brewing – DDH Remote Island
Modern Times Beer – Ghost Mountain
Brouwerij West – Dig My Earth

DANK BOMBS
La Cumbre Brewing Co. – Project Dank
Russian River Brewing Company – Pliny the Elder
Comrade Brewing Company – Sketch Bet
Beachwood Brewing – Hopsonata
pFriem Family Brewers – Juicy IPA
Fort George Brewery – Suicide Squeeze
Wayfinder Beer – Relapse
Bagby Beer – Goober Crew


CSA Showcase Teaser @ Barrels and Bottles Brewery, 600 12th St Ste 160, Golden, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5 PM – 10 PM MDT

Details: Crooked Stave Artisans Distribution Showcase Teaser

Tapping at 5pm!

  • Cascade Brewing – Brunch
  • Half Acre Beer Company – Bodem
  • Perennial Artisan Ales – Fantastic Voyage
  • Three Floyds Brewing – Deesko
  • Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. – Intergalatic Warrior
  • MadTree Brewing – Shade
  • Rhinegeist – Cheetah
  • Jackie O’s Brewery – Gingham
  • Societe Brewing Company – The Coachman

Oregon Beer Showcase @ Fire on the Mountain – 3801 W 32nd Ave, Denver, Denver, CO

Date/ Time: Tuesday, October 1 from 5 PM – 10 PM

Details: Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings – Denver is hosting an Oregon Beer Showcase with some of our favorite breweries! Beer from Breakside Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, and Oakshire Brewing will be in house. Kick-off GABF week with beer and the best hot wings in Denver!


Pre-GABF Beer & Cookie Pairing @ De Steeg Brewing, 4342 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 6 PM – 8 PM

Details: Good Sugar Baking is back with amazing cookies in our taproom to pair with some of our craft creations! Join us Tuesday night, October 1st as we bring dessert and beer together in the alley for a pre-GABF pairing!


Untappd Seven City Tour @ Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 6 PM – 9 PM

Details: We’re excited for being picked as one of the top venues on Untappd’s Seven City Tour! Join us and co-founder of Untappd Greg Avola as we celebrate! Greg will be giving away free Untappd merchandise including t-shirts, stickers and more.


Punk is Dad Beers: A Premium GABF Pre-Party @ The Occidental 1950 W 32nd Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 6-11 PM

Details & Beer:

Before the insanity of GABF sets in, come grab some easy-drinking Dad beers with your fellow industry buds at the Occidental.

Ratio Beerworks has teamed up with our friends at Ska Brewing, Stone Brewing, Modern Times Beer, 3 Floyds Brewpub, and Cannonball Creek Brewing Company for a laid back night of sessionable barley pops.

Let’s crush a few together before GABF crushes our livers and souls.


Return of the Dinosaurs @ Tap and Handle, 307 S College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 6 PM – 11:30 PM

Details: We are happy to announce Toppling Goliath is returning to Fort Collins for GABF! Beer list below.

  • Dragon Fandango
  • Mornin’ Delight
  • Pseudo Sue
  • Pompeii
  • King Sue
  • Intergalactic Warrior
  • Mornin’ Latte
  • Ladder Mash

Odell’s 30th Birthday Beer Dinner @ Euclid Hall – 1317 14th St, Denver

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 6:30 – 11:30 PM

Details: Come celebrate 30 years of Odell brewing and Great American Beer Festival at Euclid Hall. We are proud to be partnering with Odell to serve a lovingly crafted 6-course dinner with special beer pairings. This will include a small batch Euclid/Odell collaborated brew!


GABF Week: CSA Showcase @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 7 PM – Midnight

Details: We’ll be getting in to the Great American Beer Festival spirit on Tuesday 10/1/19 with a showcase of some of the great beer from the CSA Distributing portfolio. We will have some amazing rarities and favorites to drink with you that evening including:


Jackie O’s Tap Takeover @ Lowry Beer Garden – 7577 E Academy Blvd, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, from 7 PM – 11:30 PM

Details & Beer: Jackie O’s Brewery will be taking over the taps at Lowry Beer Garden on October 1st! kick off the month with a Special Feature for the Great American Beer Festival!


Our Mutual Friend & Mumford Brewing | Keep the Glass @ Our Mutual Friend (OMF) Brewing – 2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Courtesy Our Mutual Friend Brewing

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, Time TBA

Details & Beer:

  • Customers can purchase the one-time glass to take home along with three 10oz. pours to consume that night in a single package.
  • Mumford will additionally take over three of the brewery’s taps with their Super Fest IPA, Super Duper Fest Double IPA, and Festival Style Lager.

CSA GABF Showcase @ Park & Co. – 439 East 17th Avenue, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1 –  Monday, October 7

Details & Beer: Starting October 1st, Park & Co. will be hosting a GABF Showcase with specialty beers provided by CSA Distributing. New beers will be tapped all week through GABF!


Wednesday, October 2 Back to top


ORB Collab Beer Release @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – Denver, 1309 26th St., Denver, Colorado 

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: Exclusive release of Double Otter – the collaboration beer between Outer Range and First Draft! Plus more from ORB, including their first-ever sour beer!


GABF week special tapping – Now with 2x the Yeti! @ Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sep 30 – Oct 5, 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: We’ll be tapping some new, returning and rare beers during GABF week at both of our Denver taprooms!

Monday, 9/30 – S’mores Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

Reach for S’mores Yeti and find yourself transported to a cozy campfire setting without ever leaving the comfort of your home; though enjoying this decadent treat fireside is definitely encouraged. Enjoy all the tastes of the classic campsite dessert blended with the rich, roasty malt flavor of Yeti Imperial Stout. A beer for telling tales and creating new ones.
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Tuesday, 10/1 – Mexican Chocolate Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

A very special, and very limited, entry in our venerable Yeti Series, Mexican Chocolate Yeti is a sensory delight. We’ve added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to Yeti Imperial Stout to create our version of a traditional champurrado drink. Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired with a Yeti!
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Wednesday, 10/2 – Hibernation Ale, 8.7% ABV

Hibernation Ale has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. A classic English-style old ale, we forgo the holiday spices in favor of a robust, dry-hopped ale featuring a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile. Hearty and warming in character, when winter approaches, it’s time for Hibernation.

*Also available in 12oz 6-pack cans to-go

Thursday, 10/3 – Jameson Irish Whiskey/Great Divide Collaboration Gra-va Barrel Aged Porter, 5.5% ABV

For our latest Jameson Caskmates collaboration, we opted for a
traditional beer style we feel will complement the rich tradition of Jameson Irish Whiskey. A porter can appear simple on the surface, but craft beer connoisseurs will appreciate the subtle complexity this particular brew exhibits. The beer is dry and roasty, utilizing all specialty malts. To further differentiate our porter, we incorporated freshly roasted coffee beans from our favorite local coffee purveyor. We chose a coffee blend that will impart notes of citrus, wild honey, caramel and fresh fruit, paired with a sweet, clean finish and impeccable balance. Expertly aged in Jameson barrels, this porter has some zip while still paying homage to the style. We had some fun with the name, blending the Irish word for love (Grá) with a nickname for coffee (Java)

Friday, 10/4 – Fresh Hop, 61.% ABV

Fresh Hop is a labor of love meant to be enjoyed today. For this year’s entry in the category, we opted for a Citra SMaSH Pale Ale using wet, whole cone Citra hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley and Marris Otter Malt. Dry-hopped and bursting with aroma, savor this delightful pale ale as soon as you can to fully appreciate it grassy, citrus hop brilliance.


Metaberry Bottle Release @ Westbound & Down Brewing Company, 1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: Join us during GABF week for a special bottle release and tapping of Metaberry, our barrel-aged golden sour blend refermented on 5 pounds per gallon of Oregon grown red raspberries.

Pushing the boundaries of what fruited sours can be, we used only our most select barrels of golden sour combined with the best fruit we’ve ever had. We blended golden sour from first use Pinot Noir and Merlot barrels and added a ludicrous five pounds per gallon of whole red raspberries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley for refermentation. The result is one of our favorite beers to come out of our experimental projects and barrel-aging program.

750ml/$25 + tax. Limit 2 bottles per person per day.

We’ll also be pulling bottles from the W&D cellar to add to our to-go cooler throughout the week.


Best of Ohio GABF Party @ Cedar Creek Pub, 2100 N Ursula St, Aurora, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11 AM – 9 PM

Details: “Rhinegeist, Jackie O’s, Warped Wing, Hoof Hearted and Madtree are just a few of the breweries that will be tapped for our GABF Ohio Tap takeover. ……Draft List to be announced soon.”


GABF Week – CSA Portfolio Tapping @ Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 10 PM

Breweries: Pouring begins at 11:30am sharp

  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids: Double Sunshine, Triple Sunshine, Space In Between, Hopzilla, Sip Of Sunshine
  • Societe: Pupil
  • Half Acre: Wand
  • Perennial: Searching For Neil Fisher (collab with Weldwerks)
  • Narrow Gauge: Double Dry Hopped Hoppy Meal
  • Three Floyds: Zombie Dust
  • Moonraker: Electric Lettuce
  • Crooked Stave: Raspberry Origins aged in Tawny Port Barrels
  • Old Nation: M43, Boss Tweed
  • Fremont: Coconut B-Bomb
  • Pure Project: Murk of the beast
  • Ooozlefinch: Hot Tub Hang Time
  • Perennial: Searching For Niel Fisher (collab with Weldwerks)
  • Maine Beer Co: Woods & Water
  • Hubbard’s Cave: Coffee and Cakes
  • La Cumbre : Oktoberfest
  • Revision: TBD
  • Moksa: TBD
  • D9: TBD

Get A Base for GABF @ Smōk, 3330 Brighton Blvd., Denver Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 10 PM

Breweries: Stop by Smōk – Denver on Wednesday, October 2nd to load up on delicious meats and treats + enjoy Boulevard can and coolie specials as you prepare for GABF! Featured beers include Space Camper Cosmic IPA, Steep Drop Nitro Coffee Milk Stout, American Kolsch and Unfiltered Wheat Beer.


2nd Annual Hopped on Sake @ Colorado Sake Company, 3559 Larimer St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12 PM – 8 PM

Details:
Come try four unique hopped sakes on tap – have a flight and try all four!We’ll also have eight of Colorado Sake Company’s finest sakes on tap.

*Hopped Sake Skream (frozen sake).

*Hopped Kasu Krisps (our gluten-free treat)!

AHA members, bring your membership card for 20% off!


GABF Big Bully Release @ Ursula Brewery, 2101 N Ursula St Unit 10, Aurora, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12 PM – 9 PM

Details: Releasing 4 new beers for this special GABF week… 3 old favorites and one brand new one.

Beers: 

  • Starting with one of our most popular beers of all time (formerly known as Imperial Crust… *we can’t say it) Big Bully Stole My Lunch. This Imperial Porter is dosed with dehydrated Peanut Butter and Raspberry purée. YES, WE WILL HAVE THE BARREL AGED BOTTLES FOR SALE (a blend of Heaven Hill and 4 Roses barrels)
  • Big Bully Stole My Lunch ~ PB&J Imperial Porter 11.9% abv – $9 19.2 oz Stovepipes – $4 Draft Tasters – $8.50 12oz Draft
  • Barrel Aged Big Bully Stole My Lunch ~ PB&J Imperial Porter 13.5% abv – $10 375ml bottles – $5 Draft Tasters – $10 12oz Draft
  • Another favorite is our fall Halloween special. This one is done up to taste like a S’mores campfire treat. What goes best with campfires and s’mores??? Scary Stories. Vanilla, chocolate, lactose, caramelized sugars, and honey all play really nicely with this huge chocolatey sweet Porter.
  • Scary Stories ~ S’mores Baltic Porter – $9 19.2 oz Stovepipes – $4 Draft Tasters – $8.50 12oz Draft
  • Finally a brand new PURPLE NEIPA infused with blackberry purée called Tentacle Juice. We add Butterfly Pea Flower to the end of the kettle to give it a big purple pop of color that develops even richer purpleness from the Blackberry purée addition. Oh, and did we mention a TON of Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops as well?
  • Tentacle Juice ~ NEIPA w/Blackberries 7.2% abv – $16 16oz 4pk cans – $3 Draft Taster – $7.50 12oz Draft

I Do Eclair Pastry Stout & Sippin on a Cloud Hazy IPA Can Release @ WestFax Brewing, 6733 W Colfax Ave, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1 PM – 10 PM

Details: We’re bringing back some tasty treats for GABF and introducing a new one! We will be releasing our Hazy Double IPA “Sippin’ On A Cloud” as well as a Pastry Stout entitled “I Do Eclair” that’s loaded with Cacao Nibs, Hazelnut, and Vanilla! Cans will be available in 4-packs and single 16oz cans to-go! Also, keep an eye for some fly new merch!

 


Dim Mak @ Wit’s End Brewing Company, 1330 Zuni Street, Unit N, Denver, Colorado 

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2 PM – 8 PM

Details: Inspired by many of Belgium’s devilish golden ales, the yeast gives off aromas of lemon rind and licorice. Although excitingly dry from the use of Chinese rock candy, the silky body and sweet lemon-pepper notes prevail. Like an iron palm breaking the bottom brick, the alcohol warmth is delayed and hits you in the chest, which of course by then it is too late…welcome to the Dim Mak!


Medianoche Premier & Malibu Medianoche Bottle Release @ WeldWerks Brewing, 508 8th Ave, Greeley, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2 from 12 – 9 PM

Details: WeldWerks is releasing two new Medianoche variants on Wednesday, October 2: Medianoche Premier, Vol. 1 & Malibu Medianoche. (Prices, limits, and more details will be announced in the weeks to come).

Early teaser from WeldWerks:

Medianoche Premier, Vol. 1
Medianoche Premier represents the pinnacle of our barrel-aging program and each entry is a unique and inimitable blend, showcasing the most flavorful, complex, and expressive casks in our inventory. For this inaugural entry, we blended nine different barrels, originating from five different types of spirits, and ranging in age from 15 to 23 months, with the average age of the blend landing at almost exactly 19 months:

  • 22% double barrel-aged for 20 months, first in 8-year bourbon barrels for 9 months, then in 11-year bourbon barrels for 11 months
  • 22% aged 16 months in 12-year apple brandy barrels
  • 11% aged 23 months in 12-year brandy barrels
  • 11% aged 23 months in 10-year rye whiskey barrels
  • 11% aged 21 months in 14-year bourbon barrels
  • 11% aged 19 months in 10-year bourbon barrels
  • 11% aged 15 months in 12-year Jamaican rum barrels

Malibu Medianoche
When we managed to get our hands on some freshly emptied 12-year Jamaican rum casks, we knew we wanted to do something special with them, so we resurrected one of our most-requested draft-only variants– Malibu Medianoche. After aging this batch in the Jamaican rum barrels for more than 15 months, we finished the beer on more than 1.5 lbs/gallon of toasted coconut and raw coconut, along with Madagascar vanilla beans, resulting in a rich, complex, dessert-like beer that evokes island life as much as it does fall in Colorado.


Drive by Night Bottle Release @ Mash Lab Brewing – 4395 Highland Meadows Pkwy, Windsor, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12 PM – 9 PM

Details: We are excited to announce our first bottle release! We will be opening early and releasing two different 500mL bottles:

Drive By Night: ($16, limit 2pp) Our imperial stout aged 12 months in Spirit Hound Distillery Whiskey Barrels

Drive By Night w/Vanilla: ($18, limit 2pp) Our imperial stout aged 12 months in Spirit Hound Distillery Whiskey Barrels and conditioned on Madagascar vanilla beans

On-site pours will be available. Limits are subject to change based on turnout.


GABF 2019: Burial Beer Co. Guest Draft Feature @ TRVE Brewing, 227 Broadway # 101, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12 PM – 10 PM

Details: “Our homies of all homies are in town for GABF and we’ll be hosting a guest tap feature of six of their legendary beers. Come show these Southerners a good time.”


Last Minute Details Collaboration Release @ Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12 PM – 11 PM

Details: Collaboration release party with Wiley Roots Brewing Company !

Last Minute Details – NEIPA Brewed with Mosaic, Mandarina Bravaria, and Barbe Rouge Hops.

Limited run of 16oz 4 packs will be available in the Woods Boss Brewing taproom, more details on how to reserve yours coming soon.

Last Minute Details will be on draft when we open!


Wiley Roots | GABF 2019 @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company, 625 3rd St., Greeley, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12 PM – 11 PM

Beer Releases:

ON SITE & TO-GO

Last Minute Details
New England Double IPA with Tardif de Bourgogne, Barbe Rouge, Mosaic, and Mandarina Bavaria hops brewed in collaboration with Woods Boss Brewing
9% ABV | 10 IBU
$18 per four-pack | 16oz cans
One case per person limit

Key Lime County Fair Cobbler
Imperial Milkshake Sour IPA with puréed Key Limes, with Graham Cracker, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Milk Sugar dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Lemon Drop hops
9% ABV ABV | 12 IBU
$22 per four-pack | 16oz cans
One case per person limit

Wooden Spoon & Whisk: Maple Vanilla Breakfast Scone
Imperial Stout with Maple Syrup, Vanilla, and Milk Sugar
11% ABV ABV | 20 IBU
$22 per four-pack | 16oz cans
One case per person limit

Leafer
German Amber Lager with Vienna malt, Munich malt, and Northern Brewer hops with a strong malt flavor, balanced hop character, and smooth finish.
5.27% ABV ABV | 22 IBU
$12 per four-pack | 16oz cans
One case per person limit

Black Bart Monstah
Imperial Stout with Cinnamon, Burnt Sugar, and Honey (Sopapilla)
10.1% ABV ABV | 16 IBU
$20 per four-pack | 16oz cans
One case per person limit

ON-SITE ONLY

Frozen GABF Slush
Sour Ale with ingredients chosen by our customers
4.6% ABV | 10 IBU

Frozen GABF Slush
Sour Ale with ingredients chosen by our customers
4.6% ABV | 10 IBU


GABF Week at Mockery @ Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday – Friday, October 2 – 4, 2019 at 12 PM – 11 PM

Details:

Wednesday – GABF Kick-off and Beer Release Party

  • Specialty Tappings Include:
  • Solera #2
  • BA Black Forest Cake Stout
  • Gin BA Solera #2
  • Zin BA Stout
  • Whiskey Sour with Tamarind

Thursday: Collaboration Brew Day with Adroit Theory Brewing Company & Keep the Glass!

Friday: Primos FREE EVENT LIVE PRO WRESTLING Piledrivers & Ale @ MOCKERY!


Prairie GABF Tap Takeover @ Cheba Hut Toasted Subs Champa – 1531 Champa St., Denver,

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Noon

Details:  Kicking off Great American Beer Fest with some unique beers from our friends at Prairie!

Featuring:

*Rainbow Sherbet, a summer forward sour ale with raspberry, pineapple and orange.
*Blueberry Boyfriend, sour ale with blueberries and lemon zest
*Basic Becky, an imperial stout with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and coriander
*All Y’all, Bringing “All Y’all” together for our collaboration with American Solera. For this DIPA we picked a mix of our favorite juicy and tropical hops that we’ve brewed with over the years. This combo hits all the right spots. Orange, pineapple and passion fruit dominate the flavor and aroma on this 7.5% beer.
*OKC IPA (more info coming soon!)

We are going to have a sweet poster giveaway for this event, so be sure to stop by and get the festivities started right!


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

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2 PM – 10 PM

Details: We are releasing 3 specialty beers during our first ever midweek can release on Wed, Oct 2 when we open at 2pm.

And the wait is finally over for our Resident Culture collab mixed-fermentation farmhouse ale aged in oak barrels…

Occasional Awareness – Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
*Collab with Resident Culture Brewing Company*
Format: 500 mL bottles
Availability: 250 bottles
Limit: 6 bottles/pp
$16/bottle

DDH Way Down Double IPA
Hops: Wakatu, Mosaic
Availability: 60 cases
Limit: 1 case/pp
$20/4pk

DDH Fresh Palette IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Columbus, Citra
Availability: 60 cases
Limit: 1 case/pp
$18/4pk


GABF 2019 | A Colorado Brewery Showcase @ Jake’s Brew Bar – 2530 W Main St, Littleton, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2pm — 11pm

Details: It’s a Colorado Brewery Showcase! Wednesday night October 2nd, at Jake’s Brew Bar, We’ll tap everything at 2pm and pour through the evening. Come on down and try the following:


New Image Draft Party – Specialty & Rare Beer Tappings @ New Image Brewing, 5622 Yukon St, Arvada, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 3 PM – Close

Details: Specialty & Rare Beer Tappings

Get some specialty and rare beers fro the taps including:

  • Barrel Aged Asian Pear, Palisade Peach, Mirabelle Plum Maceration
  • Hey Bartender Beet & Sand
  • Law of the Land
  • Proceed In Good Faith

GABF 2019: Bottom Feeders Lager Party @  Brass Tacks Dine Bar – 1526 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 3 PM – 6 PM

Details:  Our favorite lager party, Bottom Feeders, is back at Brass Tacks to kick off GABF week. Beers kick quickly, so don’t sleep on these crispies. 

Breweries Pouring Lagers:

  • Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company,
  • Bagby Beer, Burial Beer Co.,
  • Bierstadt Lagerhaus,
  • Creature Comforts,
  • Half Acre Beer Company,
  • Highland Park Brewery,
  • Brewery Bhavana,
  • Ratio Beerworks,
  • Our Mutual Friend Brewery,
  • Threes Brewing,
  • Zillicoah Beer Company,
  • TRVE

Lady Justice Guest Tap Lil Drunk Peach Release @ DeSteeg Brewing – 4342 Tennyson St., Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 fro 3 PM to 10 PM

Details: Lady Justice Brewing is kicking off GABF week with a rare release guest tap at De Steeg Brewing on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 3p-10p. Lil Drunk Peach is an American Brown Ale brewed with Palisade peaches. Only previously brewed as a private batch for the Lady Justice Community-Supported Brewery members, this is the first time the beer will be available to the public.


Celebration of Sour @ Baere Brewing – 320 Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 3 PM – 11 PM

Details:  In celebration of GABF week making its annual descent upon the great city of Denver, we’re throwing a party with a handful of our sour saluting friends!

Join us in the taproom on Wednesday, October 2nd from 3 ’til 11 for an overwhelming amount of fun as detailed here. The mighty list of sours is below all this magical info. We will also have 10 of our ‘clean’ & brett beers on:

Collaboration Slushies with the Slushmasters:
Wiley Roots Brewing Company

Vegan Van will be posted up out front from NOON ’til 9 with a fun menu to honor the occasion. The Real Dill will be in the house with some special pickled treats. Baere-liner Weisse bottle and hoodie release is going down. Discounts on in-house and to-go sour bottles.

Sour Taplist (subject to change):
Baere Brewing Company
– Baere-liner Weisse
– Bring the Greenback
– Blackberry Table Sour
– Mixed Berry Duplicitous
– Tropical Reciprocity

Our Mutual Friend Brewery Mosaic Dry Hopped Solstice Collab
– How Complicated And Unpredictable The Machinery Of Life Really Is

Cerebral Brewing
– Forbidden Idol: Singapore Sling

Verboten Brewing
– Roll In ‘Ze Peaches ~ Gose w/ Palisade Peaches & Apricot

WeldWerks Brewing Company
– Taco Gose

Purpose Brewing and Cellars
– Smoeltrekker #27

Atom Brewing Company
– TBA

Wiley Roots Brewing Company
– Imperial Peach Pie Slushie
– TBA Slushie


Orpheus Brewing Showcase @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 3 PM – 12 AM

Details: Every GABF we like to have an event around a brewery that we feel everyone needs to know about right now – the beers from the great people over at Orpheus in ATL have some of the best sours in the country.


4th Annual Can-Wood Derby at Ale House @ Ale House, 2501 16th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4 PM – 7 PM

Details: 

Start your GABF engines…

In honor of GABF week, join us for our Fourth Annual CAN-WOOD Derby and exclusive GABF beer tasting!

Come cheer on Colorado’s and beyond’s best GABF participating breweries as the speed racin’ hopefuls throwdown in the most epic beer can derby the world has ever seen. Prizes, brew swag and exclusive GABF tastings throughout the night.

Race Day Schedule:

  • 4PM — Can-Wood Happy Hour Kickoff
  • 5PM — Racer Check-In / Final Tune-ups
  • 6PM — Can-Wood Derby Race

A roster of All-Craft-Brew-Making-Racers and their race day beers to be announced soon!

Questions about this event? Reach out to:

Chris Jensen – Race Manager
[email protected]
303-433-9734


Axe Out Breast Cancer @ DAGAR, 3501 Delgany St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4 PM

Details: The Downtown Art Gallery and Axe Room is excited to officially announce “AXE OUT Breast Cancer”! We’ve have teamed up with 5 phenomenal breweries including 4 Noses, Eddyline, Jagged Mountain, Station 26, and Red Truck to put on what will be an amazing time going toward an incredible cause.

The event will feature one epic axe throwing tournament! Additionally, we will be fundraising for the National Breast Cancer Foundation the entire night! Five bucks gets you one beer and five throws in the cage. All proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. A portion of sales for the entire event will also go to NBCF. If you would like to donate ahead of time or cannot make the event please visit our fundraising page to help us hit our goal of $1,000!


Pre-GABF Collab Night! @ New Terrain Brewing Co, 16401 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden, Colorado.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4 PM – 9 PM

Details: “We’re throwing down a GABF pre-party with our friends at Vail Brewing Company! We’ll be tapping our Collaboration Saison brewed with Orange Blossom Honey, Elderflowers, and French Barbe Rouge & Strisselspalt Hops along with 5 VBC tasty beers pouring from our tap wall! Live jam-rock-grass tunes from Feed the Dog on the stage 6-9pm for some groovy vibes!”


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, October 2 at 4pm

Details:
4pm – Great Divide

4:30-8:30pm in the Basement – Brewers Resource Group

5pm – Bristol Brewing Celebrating their 25th Anniversary

9pm – Crooked Stave Artisan Distributors Showcase with Lawson’s, Toppling Goliath, Three Floyds, Fremont, La Cumbre, Half Acre, Two Roads, Breakside, and more…

9:30pm in the Parking Lot – Melvin Presents the IPA Throwdown, 21 Special IPA’s from all over the country including Forbidden Root, Single Cut, Smog City, Maine Beer Co, Pure Project, Humble Sea, Toppling Goliath, Pint House, Three Floyds, Beachwood, and More!

10pm – Crooked Stave’s Cali Night with Societe, Almanac, Moonraker and Highwater.


Brew & Cue GABF Kickoff Party @ Liberati Osteria & Oenobar – 2403 Champa St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4 PM – 9 PM

Details: Liberati restaurant & brewery, H3SH3R BBQ CO., and Spice Trade Brewing will kick off the Great American Beer Fest (GABF) with a laid-back ‘Brew & ‘Cue’ beer and barbecue gathering.


Sun King Mini GABF Tap Takeover @ Factotum Brewhouse – 3845 Lipan St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 4 PM – 10 PM

Details: The Great American Beer Festival is in town and so are many breweries from all across the United States. As many of you know, Factotum Brewhouse has roots with the state of Indiana, and they’re excited to bring one of the state’s premier breweries to our taps for a rare tap takeover! If you’ve never had the opportunity to try Sun King Brewery‘s amazing beer, now is your chance!


WeldWerks & Friends GABF Launch @ Finn’s Manor @ 2927 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October, 2 at 4pm

Breweries (beer list TBA)

  • Casey
  • Cerebral
  • Forbidden Root
  • Great Notion
  • Highland Park
  • Mikerphone
  • Ology
  • Other Half
  • Outer Range
  • Trillium
  • WeldWerks: 

Mini American Beer Festival @ Tivoli Brewing Tap House, 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 240, Denver, Colorado.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 5 PM – 10 PM

Tickets: $25 via Eventbrite

Details: “Kick off GABF with Tivoli Brewing Co, Elite Brands, and Friends! Skip the ticket prices and lines of GABF and enjoy sampling some of the world’s BEST breweries and their special offerings that only come around in this celebratory time of year.”

Participating Breweries/Cideries include:
Colorado Cider Company

  • Destihl Brewery
  • Holidaily Brewing Company
  • Colorado’s dedicated Gluten Free Brewery
  • Alpine Beer Company
  • Greenflash Brewing
  • Surly Brewing Company
  • Funkwerks
  • 4 Noses Brewing Company,
  • Renegade Brewing Company
  • Delirium Brewery
  • Modern Times Beer
  • Duvel
  • Ommegang
  • Epic Brewing Company

Pulling Nails with Chad Yakobson @ Crooked Stave Barrel House, 1441 West 46th Avenue Unit 19 Denver, Colorado.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 5 PM – 10 PM

Tickets: $45 via Eventbrite

Details: Join Crooked Stave in seeing our Barrel Cellar. An evening of pulling nails will include tasting straight from the barrels and bottles from Chad’s Cellar.

Light snacks and a glass will be included.


Brewers’ R&R Connection (Resources & Referrals) @ Falling Rock Tap House – 1919 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Details:  Brewers, have questions? or challenges? Maybe ready to expand? or having sales & marketing problems? Trademark issues? Learning the hard way about HR stuff? New start-up?

Here’s an easy way to get on track: Show up at the Falling Rock Tap House on Wednesday of GABF week between 5:30 & 8:30pm, grab a beer, and come downstairs to visit with a fun group of industry veterans and pros who are happy to answer questions, brainstorm solutions with you and each other, and otherwise save the known universe.

It’s free, it’s fun, and you never know what kinds of connected you could be by the time you head over to the GABF Brewers gathering.


A Taste of Denver’s Finest @ The Westin Downtown Denver – 1672 Lawrence St. Denver, Colorado.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 6 PM – 8 PM

Tickets: $60/person (all-inclusive) available via NighOut

Details: Colorado Falls bring changing leaves, cool nights and the sweet smell of craft beer in the air. Kick-off beer week with an intimate beer dinner featuring a six-course meal and expertly paired brews from Denver Beer Co. and River North Brewery.


GABF Exclusive Tapping @ Oskar Blues Boulder – 921 Pearl St, Boulder, CO

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6 PM – 9 PM

Details: Join us for a GABF Exclusive Tapping with Oskar Blues Boulder Taproom featuring beers from: Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Jackie O’s Brewery
And more!

 


5th Annual Mercantile Invitational Chef/Brewery Paired Dinner @ Mercantile Dining & Provisions – Denver, Colorado.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 6 PM – 11 PM

Tickets: $150/person (all-inclusive) Reservations by phone only: 720.460.3733

Details: The 5th Annual Mercantile Invitational Chef/Brewery paired dinner is on Wednesday, October 2nd! We have an incredible line up of chefs and beers. Russian River Brewing Company Side Project Brewing, and Roadhouse Brewing. Chefs: Alberto Collarte Adam Dulye, Gavin Fine, Dan Jacobs, Dan Van Rite, Pedro Martin, Matt VawterAlex SeidelMarc Vetri, Paul Wensel, Matt Wilkinson.


GABF Week Tapping: Black Project, Cerebral, New Image @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 6 PM – Midnight

Details:   On the night before the official Great American Beer Festival we’ll be tapping kegs from three of our favorite local breweries. Each of them makes world-class beer, get in here for your chance to try some from each!

Here’s the line up:


Be the Change in Craft Beer – Happy Hour & B Corp Panel @ Patagonia, 1431 15th St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Details: Upslope and Patagonia Present: “B” the Change in Craft Beer – a FREE Happy Hour & B Corp Panel Discussion

**RSVP for your FREE spot via the Eventbrite link!**

  • 7:00-7:30 pm — Networking and beers
  • 7:30-8:30 pm — Panel Discussion
  • 8:30-9:00 pm — Questions + more mixing

Interested in learning about sustainability in the brewing community and the road to becoming a Certified B Corporation? Join us as we discuss how we use our businesses as a force for good with fellow B Corps in and out of the craft beer space.

Drinks provided by Upslope & New Belgium!

B CORP PANELISTS:
• Upslope Brewing Companyy // Lizzy Waters, Sustainability
Manager and Matt Cutter, Founder

• Patagonia // Mark Stevens, District Environmental Coordinator

• Crosby Hop Farm // Staci Wallace, Sustainability Advisor

• New Belgium Brewing // Katie Wallace, Director, Social and
Environmental Impact at New Belgium Brewing

• Namasté Solar // Geri Mitchell-Brown, Director of Employee
Experience (and member of the Colorado B Local board)


Lagwagon & Face-to-Face Presented by Ratio Beerworks @ The Oriental Theater – 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM

Details: In honor of the Great American Beer Festival it seems only appropriate for Ratio Beerworks to throw a massive party with pop-punk legends LagwagonFace to Face and special guests MakeWar at The Oriental Theater. But it wouldn’t be a true Ratio party without some cold show beers in hand, luckily, they’ll be showcasing a full tap takeover with some of their favorite beers.


Insanely Strange Stout Life Party  @ Strange Craft Beer Company, 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 9 PM –  Midnight

Details: “With our unique position of living, working, playing, and traveling in our RV this past year, we have met many talented, wonderful, and kind people in the brewing industry and beyond. So many that we want to bring you all together in one small space so that you all get to know each other like we did, over great conversations and great beer.”

Cost: Strange Craft brews on tap available for a discounted price. Special tappings happening just for this party! (No cover charge or tickets necessary.)

Food: More information coming on food as the date gets closer.


4th Annual All-Star IPA Throwdown @ Falling Rock Taphouse, 1919 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

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

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 9 PM –  Midnight

Details: This is the 4th Annual All-Star IPA Throwdown | This is not a competition, it’s just a good excuse for sweaty beer enthusiasts to drink some limited edition IPAs from the most sought after breweries in the country. 22 beers enter, and hopefully, 0 beers leave. This all takes place on the patio at Falling Rock, the oldest and most celebrated taproom in Denver, and it’s become the official cool kids kick-off party for GABF. You coming?

Cost: Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Entry gets you six 10oz pours and a souvenir glass.

Participating Breweries:

  • Moksa Brewing Co
  • Forbidden Root
  • Smog City Brewing
  • La Cumbre Brewing Co
  • Revision Brewing Company
  • Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
  • SingleCut Beersmiths
  • RUSE BREWING
  • Moonraker Brewing
  • Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
  • Pinthouse Pizza Brewing
  • Great Notion Brewing
  • Transient Artisan Ales
  • 3 Floyds
  • Beachwood
  • MORE Brewing
  • Parish Brewing Company
  • Maine Beer Co
  • Humble Sea Brewing
  • Pure Project Brewing

GABF 2019 Releases @ Novel Strand Brewing – 305 1st Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2 – Monday, October 7

Details:  WOOHOO! IT’S GABF TIME ONCE AGAIN, Y’ALL!
We’re not doing anything too crazy, but we do have some dope, dope, dope, DOPE beers we are releasing for you beautiful people. And so, without further ado- and in no particular order- here is what we’ve got coming for your mouths!

– POPULAR DEMAND, a German Kellerpils inspired lager brewed with Kohatu, Motueka, Taiheke, and Waimea hops from New Zealand.

– POQUITO MÁS, a small ale fermented and conditioned in second use Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. Brewed with local barley and wheat from our friends at Troubadour Maltings (FoCo), along with flaked wheat and oats from St. Louis, and 10+ year old aged, whole cone Bobek hops from Slovenia. We brewed this as a ‘raw ale’ which means the wort was never boiled and thus contains a greater variety of substrate molecules from the malts for our microbes to play with. It was fermented by the leftover microbes of DANCING WITH THE MOON, so a cosmopolitan blend that includes multiple strains of Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Pediococcus, Lactobacillus, and likely other little buggers.
– BAERELY STRANDED, a mixed fermentation Saison inspired ale blended from stainless steel and oak components created by our dear friends, neighbors, and total sweeties at Baere Brewing Company. We brewed up a little Saison inspired ale, again with local goodness from Troubadour Maltings and those beautiful aged hops we have, and fermented it with both Saccharomyces and Brettanomyces. We then blended this stainless-steel fermented beer with 2 different, nearly 1 year old Saisons that the fellers from Baere were sitting on. To make it all better, we’re canning this beer in 16.9oz 4packs because why the hell not?!

-KIWI., the return of our 100% NZ hopped strong hoppy ale! Loads of Motueka, Moutere, Nelson Sauvin, Rakau, Taiheke, and Waimea dance on a bed made of Pilsner, Golden Promise, Malted wheat, flaked oats, and flaked wheat.  4packs to go and cans in house. 7,5% ABV. No worries, mates!

-SOUTHERN LIGHTS, the return of this little sour beauty, dry hopped entirely with southern hemisphere hops: African Queen (SA), Enigma (AUS), Kohatu (NZ), Moutere (NZ), Nelson Sauvin (NZ), and Waimea (NZ). We brew up some wort, let some Lactobacillus bacteria get all up in it with that good acid, then ferment it with our hoppy beer yeast strain. Then dry hop it aggressively, but with a smile.

-CONTAINS HOPS, the return of a beer that really isn’t fair. We just take the sexiest hops possible and load it up. Columbus (USA), Citra (USA), Galaxy (AUS), Mosaic (USA), Nelson Sauvin (NZ), and Strata (USA). Yeah, we know. It’s pretty crazy.

-GREEN QUEEN, this beer is a beauty. It starts its life off as GREEN SHOWERS, our favorite beer, loaded with Amarillo (USA), Huell Melon (GER), Idaho #7 (USA), and Mosaic (USA). We take this beer to a whole ‘nother level by adding African Queen (SA) hops during the whirlpool and at multiple steps during dry hopping.

– DANCING WITH THE MOON, we will be pulling just 24 bottles of this (sold out) beer to make available during GABF weekend. These are being pulled from cases set aside for vintages during the next few years. An ale brewed (12.21.2018) with local malt from Troubadour Maltings and aged hops. Fermented in freshly emptied Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from David Arthur vineyards in California by an eclectic blend of microbes. Re-fermented in the bottle.

– NITWIT, our classic Belgian style Witbier, brewed with local malt, Hallertau Blanc hops, and freshly cracked Indian coriander. We ferment this beer with our custom developed blend of Belgian yeasts for a traditional flavor.


Special GABF tappings from Funkwerks @ Tap XIV in Uptown – 400 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO
Tapping October 2, 4-7 pm: Barrel-Aged Tropic King, a sour imperial saison, aged in whiskey barrels for 2.5 years


Thursday, October 3 Back to top

(Note: Day 1 of the GABF Main Event starts at 6:30 pm)


Mr. B’s GABF Fremont Day! @ Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits-Downtown, 2101 Market St Unit 112, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10 AM – 11 PM MDT

Details: Fremont Brewing is one of the finest breweries in our fine land.  Today is the day we’re celebrating them. Every hour upon the hour, we will be releasing the following beers:

  • This Strange Passion (Mr. B’s collab)
  • B-Bomb ’16, ’17, and ’18
  • Coconut B-Bomb ’18
  • Coffee/Cinnamon B-bomb ’16, ’17, and ’18
  • Bourbon Barrel Dark Star ’16, ’17, and ’18
  • Coffee Bourbon Barrel Dark Star ’17 and ’18
  • Rusty Nail ’18 and ’19
  • Brew 3000

The day will culminate with a tasting of the Coffee/Cinnamon B-bomb vertical from 4 pm until supplies last! Fremont Day! Yay!


Home Before The Street Lights Come On Triple IPA – Outer Range & Weldwerks Collab Release and Tap Takeover @ New Image Brewing, 5622 Yukon St., Arvada, Colorado.

GABF 2019 Events Roundup

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3,  11 AM -10 PM

Details:  Come get your hands on 4pks of our Outer Range Brewing Co.WeldWerks Brewing Company collab, Home Before The Street Lights Come On Triple IPA, plus drink some beers from both ORB and WW with a mini tap takeover.


GABF week special tapping – Now with 2x the Yeti! @ Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sep 30 – Oct 5, 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: We’ll be tapping some new, returning and rare beers during GABF week at both of our Denver taprooms!

Monday, 9/30 – S’mores Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

Reach for S’mores Yeti and find yourself transported to a cozy campfire setting without ever leaving the comfort of your home; though enjoying this decadent treat fireside is definitely encouraged. Enjoy all the tastes of the classic campsite dessert blended with the rich, roasty malt flavor of Yeti Imperial Stout. A beer for telling tales and creating new ones.
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Tuesday, 10/1 – Mexican Chocolate Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

A very special, and very limited, entry in our venerable Yeti Series, Mexican Chocolate Yeti is a sensory delight. We’ve added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to Yeti Imperial Stout to create our version of a traditional champurrado drink. Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired with a Yeti!
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Wednesday, 10/2 – Hibernation Ale, 8.7% ABV

Hibernation Ale has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. A classic English-style old ale, we forgo the holiday spices in favor of a robust, dry-hopped ale featuring a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile. Hearty and warming in character, when winter approaches, it’s time for Hibernation.

*Also available in 12oz 6-pack cans to-go

Thursday, 10/3 – Jameson Irish Whiskey/Great Divide Collaboration Gra-va Barrel Aged Porter, 5.5% ABV

For our latest Jameson Caskmates collaboration, we opted for a
traditional beer style we feel will complement the rich tradition of Jameson Irish Whiskey. A porter can appear simple on the surface, but craft beer connoisseurs will appreciate the subtle complexity this particular brew exhibits. The beer is dry and roasty, utilizing all specialty malts. To further differentiate our porter, we incorporated freshly roasted coffee beans from our favorite local coffee purveyor. We chose a coffee blend that will impart notes of citrus, wild honey, caramel and fresh fruit, paired with a sweet, clean finish and impeccable balance. Expertly aged in Jameson barrels, this porter has some zip while still paying homage to the style. We had some fun with the name, blending the Irish word for love (Grá) with a nickname for coffee (Java)

Friday, 10/4 – Fresh Hop, 61.% ABV

Fresh Hop is a labor of love meant to be enjoyed today. For this year’s entry in the category, we opted for a Citra SMaSH Pale Ale using wet, whole cone Citra hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley and Marris Otter Malt. Dry-hopped and bursting with aroma, savor this delightful pale ale as soon as you can to fully appreciate it grassy, citrus hop brilliance.


Three Floyds Tap Takeover! @ Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen, 800 Lincoln St, Denver, Colorado

Time/Date: Thursday, October 3, 11 AM – Midnight

Details: Six beers on from the world-renowned Three Floyds Brewing Co. plus our house lineup of Lowdown classics.

Cost: No cover charge or tickets necessary! Pay for what ya get!


Good Bugs Hazy IPA Release @ Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, 1139 20th St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 5, 2019 at 11 AM

Details:  Good Bugs is a new Hazy IPA in collaboration with Odd 13 and 4 Noses. Brewed and dry-hopped with Amarillo, Centennial and Citra hops, each brewer then chose a different yeast to put their own touch on this collab. Fruit Sacch was our choice, which is a wild yeast that gives off extra fruity aromas with a sweet funkiness to finish.
This beer is tapping on Thursday 10/3 but will also be showcased that night from 7:30-8:15 at GABF in the Brewers Studio. Try all 3 of these side by side and hear the brewers from Jagged, Odd 13 and 4 Noses talk about them!
Thanks to our friends at Inland Island and Brewed Food for always providing us with the best yeasts and flavors!


4th? Annual Luncheon with Lagunitas @ Cheba Hut Toasted Subs Champa – 1531 Champa St., Denver,

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11 AM

Details:  Our memory is a little hazy….but this happens every year for GABF, we promise 😜

Come grab some yummy Cheba Hut sammies with Lagunitas Brewing Company to get ready for Great American Beer Festival….trust us, you’re gunna need a good base before you drink all those beers!

Featuring some new tasty brews:
*Hazy Memory: So, we…uhh…you know. It’s like, a…well…hmm. So you know when you like go somewhere with something to, like, say and all, and then you get there and you totally forget? Let me go back to where I was to see if it’ll come back to me. Hold on…OH YEAH! So….we’re going a bit blurry on this nebulous release…Hazy Memory is a cloudy IPA full of oats and smooth wheatly-esque-ish-ness packed with some of the murkiest, juiciest, turbid Loral 291, Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy, and Citra Hops. It’s a huge flavor you WON’T forget 😉

*Giniper: Gin Barrel-Aged Aunt Sally comin’ in hot! At 9.4%, this sour will certainly set the day right!

*And last but not least, we got some vintage beer for all you beer nerds, a 2016 Willette! A one-year Whiskey barrel-aged Imperial Coffee Stout.


The CANarchy GABF Kickoff @ Appaloosa Grill – 535 16th St Ste 110, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11 AM – 11:30 PM

Details: Join us at Appaloosa Grill for a CSA Showcase!
They will be pouring beers from:
3 Floyds Brewpub
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
La Cumbre Brewing Co.


The CANarchy GABF Kickoff @ Oskar Blues’ Black Buzzard – 1624 Market St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11 AM – 2 AM

Details:  CANarchy hosts a GABF kickoff party at Oskar Blues Denver
Come down all day for a COMPLETE TAP TAKEOVER

Stay into the night for The Unlikely Candidates
Local favorites Silver & Gold open
Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm.

Only way to get tickets is to come down to Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Denver and buy a beer. Make sure to say “ask for Dale” to the bartender. Limit ONE ticket per person. *WHILE TICKETS LAST* 21+


The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Tap Takeover of Mutual Friend Brewing @ Mutual Friend Brewing, 2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado.

Courtesy of Our Mutual Friend Brewing

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3 (Time: TBA).

Details: Austin Beer Garden Brewing will take over eight of OMF’s seventeen taps for a night of friendship and celebration.

“We have always been fans of ABGB and truly value and respect their contributions to the brewing community,” reflects OMF Head Brewer, Jan Chodkowski. “To be able to host them with so many beers is so exciting and a real hallmark of our friendship with them. We are thrilled that TRVE has helped bring them to Colorado and with so many different beers.”

Austin Beer Garden Pour List: 

  • As had occurred during the week of the Craft Brewers Conference, OMF kept ABGB’s Industry Pilsner on tap for most of the week and the same will be true for GABF week this year.
  • Hell Yes
  • Day Trip
  • Superliner
  • Big Mama
  • Rocket 100
  • Negra Royale
  • Kitten Mittons.

Mephistopheles’ Stout Resurrection! @ Avery Brewing Company, 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 10 PM

Details: We’re thrilled to announce the resurrection of Mephistopheles’ Stout, a beloved member of our Demons of Ale series!

Mephistopheles will return to his evil duties on earth for a limited time this fall. This Avery fan favorite will be available in select liquor stores across our distribution footprint and in the Avery Tap Room and Restaurant.

Join us to celebrate his resurrection at our release party!


GABF Week : TRVE & Friends @ Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 10 PM

Beer List: (The pouring starts at 11:30 a.m. sharp)

  • Alvarado: Contains no juice
  • Bagby: Follow Us on Twheater
  • Bhavana: Groove
  • Great Notion: Double Stack
  • Great Notion : Blueberry Muffin
  • Green Cheek: Happily Deceased
  • Resident Culture: Vicky Virago
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales: Fields of Rye, Meier
  • Trophy: Cloud Surfer
  • Zillicoah: Blossom
  • TRVE: TBD x 2

4th Annual [email protected]#*ing Cataline Wine Mixer @ Call to Arms Brewing, 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12 PM – 10 PM

Details: The day we’ve all been waiting for is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual [email protected]#*ing Catalina Wine Mixer, kicking off a weekend full of Great American Beer Festival festivities, on Thursday, October 3rd. Tappings begin at Noon!

This glorious affair brings back all the barrel-aged beers we have created over the past year, in addition to some new releases and even a few special guest taps. Get ready for a special release of our brand new Carriage House Series beer…Peachfront Property, a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Swedish Amber Lager w/ Peaches. Check back later this week for a list of specific beers that will be on tap.

Very limited supply…gone when they’re gone. 4oz and 10oz pours available for each beer. AND THE CHERRY ON TOP…we will have limited edition custom Catalina Wine Mixer t-shirts available for purchase.


GABF Week at Mockery @ Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday – Friday, October 2 – 4, 2019 at 12 PM – 11 PM

Details:

Wednesday – GABF Kick-off and Beer Release Party

  • Specialty Tappings Include:
  • Solera #2
  • BA Black Forest Cake Stout
  • Gin BA Solera #2
  • Zin BA Stout
  • Whiskey Sour with Tamarind

Thursday: Collaboration Brew Day with Adroit Theory Brewing Company & Keep the Glass!

Friday: Primos FREE EVENT LIVE PRO WRESTLING Piledrivers & Ale @ MOCKERY!


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, October 3 at 12 PM

Details:

  • Noon – Boulevard Brewing/Ommegang
  • 1pm – Boulder Beer featuring their 40th Anniversary Beer
  • 2pm – Anchor Christmas Preview
  • 3pm – Unibroue
  • 9:30pm in the Parking Lot – Sour Showcase, 21 Sour Beers from all over. Some of the breweries include Alesong, Springdale, Creature Comforts, Jester King, Rare Barrel and D9.
  • 10pm – Brouwerji West
  • 11pm – Culture Distributing Showcase featuring Shelton Brothers Imports and more!

Other Half Brewing Mobile Can Sale & Draft Feature @ TRVE Brewing – 227 Broadway # 101, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 12 PM – 3 PM

Details:  Our homies Other Half Brewing Company are doing another Mobile Can Sale at our taproom during the Great American Beer Festival, Thursday, October 3rd at noon.
We’ll also be featuring 6 of their draft beers for on-premise enjoyment. Can limits and full beer list TBD. Come show these city slickers a good time.


All The Hops GABF 4x Can Drop @ Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12 PM – 11 PM MDT

Details: Join us on Thursday, 10/3 for our 4th Annual All The Hops party. We’re releasing four different beers in cans and debuting fresh new swag. This is your chance to stock up on to-go beer while tasting what’s latest and greatest on draft. Cans available starting at 12pm.

𝗧𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗳𝗳
8.2% 𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒌𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝑫𝒐𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑰𝑷𝑨
Hopped with Ariana, Citra & Mosaic with over 400 lbs of Tangerine and added lactose.
$18/4-Pack, limit 1/2 case PP

𝔽𝕠𝕣𝕓𝕚𝕕𝕕𝕖𝕟 𝕀𝕕𝕠𝕝 // 𝕊𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕒𝕡𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕊𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘
7.2% 𝑻𝒊𝒌𝒊 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑰𝑷𝑨
Hopped with Citra, Sabro & Galaxy in the whirlpool with added Blood Orange, Lime, Cherry, Vanilla, foraged Juniper berries & tips.
$18/4-Pack, limit 1/2 case PP.

𝓓𝓓𝓗 𝓡𝓮𝓶𝓸𝓽𝓮 𝓘𝓼𝓵𝓪𝓷𝓭
8.2% 𝑫𝑫𝑯 𝑫𝒐𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑰𝑷𝑨
Dry-hopped at a rate of 7.5 lbs per bbl with Hallertau Blanc, Galaxy & Motueka.
$20/4-Pack, limit 1/2 case PP

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞
5.2% 𝑭𝒐𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑳𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒊𝒆𝒓
Hopped with Hersbrucker
$14/4-Pack, limit 1 case PP


GABF Week: Believe the Hype Tapping @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 12 PM – 9 PM

Details:  When Chuck D warned us he wasn’t talking about these breweries or beers. On Thursday 10/3 at noon we’ll be tapping beers from some of the most sought after breweries in the US. Get in here and see what they hype is all about. The beers will continue to pour all day while they last.

Here’s the line up:


Bovine & Swine BBQ @ Mercantile Dining & Provisions – 1701 Wynkoop St #115

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 fro 1 PM to 3 PM

Details:  Join the Roadhouse team on Mercantile’s patio for a taste of Gavin’s Jackson Hole-made Bovine & Swine sausages and craft meats, available throughout Colorado and nationally via Goldbelly. Roadhouse will pour its coveted Raspberry Beret fruited sour beer, while Gavin grills Bovine & Swine sausages such as the Black & Blue Brat, Spicy Andouille, and Jalapeño Cheddar


GABF Customer Appreciation Event by Five Star Chemicals @ Our Mutual Friend Brewery, 2810 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1 PM – 3:30 PM

Details: Hosted by Five Star Chemicals and Supply, who says, “We think our customers are OUT OF THIS WORLD! We want to show you our appreciation the week of GABF at Our Mutual Friend Brewery on Thursday, October 3, 1-3:30 pm. Stop by with your Brewery Badge and pick up some swag and beers on us!”

If you plan to attend, please email [email protected] so they can plan accordingly.


BA Concussion Protocol with Plums & Small Batch Release @ WestFax Brewing, 6733 W Colfax Ave, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1 PM – 10 PM

Details: We will be releasing BA Concussion Protocol with Plums on tap in bottles! This beer sat in Bourbon Barrels for 18 months alongside Plums producing a beer that’s dangerously delicious, smooth and velvety with notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel pairing with plums and Belgian yeast character. Alongside this release will be a Small Batch Tripel with Meyer Lemons!


New Image & New Terrain Tap Takeover @ Cheba Hut Toasted Subs Champa – 1531 Champa St., Denver,

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1 PM

Details:  Featuring some awesome “new” breweries that are bad to the bone from right here in Colorado: New Image Brewing and New Terrain Brewing Company.

They are coming out, arms swingin’, this year with some bodacious new brews.

New Image will be serving up some to-the-max delicious-to-the-last-drop Kiwi Cucumber Jalapeño Dyad (a kombucha sour!), brand new Single By Choice American IPA with Simcoe hops, and a super radical 1000 Day Barrel-Aged Barley Wine.
New Terrain on tap will include Up & About, a tubular Mocha Stout that will get you ready for some gnarly powder on the slopes, a light, bright and totally wicked New England Pale Ale, Atlantis, and last but certainly not least, Terra Firma V.8, a wine-inspired sour with Sauvignon Blanc grapes, New Zealan Nelson Savignon and German Hallertau Blanc hops, this beer is totally righteous!


GABF Weekend Releases @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado

Time/Date: Oct 3 at 2 PM – Oct 5 at 10 PM MDT

Beer Tappings (Daily, Thurs – Sat)

  • Thursday: limited run of Pumpkin Mexican Chocolate Stout 19oz cans + Draught
  • Friday: Everyone’s favorite release– Coconut Snowed In 19oz can + draught
  • Saturday: Rye Barrel Aged Imperial Stout draught release!

Beachwood Blendery Showcase @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 3 PM – 12 AM

Details: Our friends from Beachwood Blendery are back at GZ with a collection of amazing lambic-style beers – including Funky Yeah! 2019. Owners John and Anthony were just out in Long Beach making a signature blend for Goed Zuur with the incredibly knowledgeable and talented Beachwood team which we will be releasing early next year.  We love everything these guys make and we are going to be putting on a couple of our personal favorites with a number of food pairings to show off what Beachwood brings to the table.


Forbidden Root GABF Specialty Tapping @ Cheba Hut Toasted Subs Champa – 1531 Champa St., Denver,

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 3 PM

Details:  Join us at Cheba Hut “Toasted” Subs for a specialty tapping of Forbidden Root.
They will be tapping:
Assembly Required
Sprinkles Required
and Radio Swan


GABF Collab Release Hosted by Woods Boss Brewing and StormBreaker Brewing @ Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 4 PM – 11 PM

Event:: Woods Boss Brewing and StormBreaker Brewing got together to create a Portland meets Denver collaboration beer:

Beer: Speaking Truth to Stupid: Jasmine Rice Saison hopped with Huell Melon and fermented with a blend of three yeast strains.


Melvin Party @ Avanti F&B ( Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street, Denver, Colorado

GABF 2019 Events Roundup
Photo Credit: Werk Creative

Date/Time:Thursday Oct. 3 from 4pm-1am

Details:

  • Free Shuttle to and from Avanti/Convention Center 8pm-Midnight w/ GABF badge/ticket stub
  • Blast Off GABF After Party with Avanti F&B & Melvin Brewing
  • Sets from DJ Cut la Whut and Mikey Thunder
  • Live painting by RumTum (@rumtum_art – on instagram) throughout the after party
  • Special Beer tappings that will only be available at Avanti

Drop the pH – Homie Hang @ Finn’s Manor @ 2927 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October, 3 from 4 PM – 1 AM

Details: We’re bringing the heat next Thursday, the opening day of Great American Beer Festival 2019, by featuring some of our favorite breweries in the country. We’ll have tons of rad sours pouring throughout the night as well as some huge B.A. beers, some hypey haze, and a rad lagerbier. Come find a corner, post up, and let loose. We’ll have DJ’s spinnin’ all night long!

TAPLIST


Knotted Root Takeover @ Congress Park Taproom – 833 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM

Details: We’re kind of in our own world up here in the mountains… but in case you were wondering, here are the details for Knotted Root’s very special GABF Tap Takeover with our friends at Congress Park Taproom. The event will feature 3 drafts, 2 Chris’s, and some crunchy giveaways. Here are the beers we’ll be pouring from 5 – 8 pm!
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Poised for Flight: Our Unfiltered Double-Dry Hopped DIPA, weighing in 8.4%, dry hopped exclusively with the elusive Nelson Sauvin. We did a small canning run that has SOLD OUT and this is almost all we have left so help is on the way.
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Thick Strawberry GOO: A smoothie-style Berlinner Weisse brewed with 420 pounds of Strawberry, Raspberry, and Passionfruit. We then add a touch of lactose and a heap of Madagascar Vanilla Beans to the mix, then for dessert add a small frosting of Motueka dry hops. yum.
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Blue Light Rain: A traditional German-style Pilsner featuring Callista hops. There may or may not be chest hair from David Hasselhoff added during the whirlpool. Ya know, for the flavs.


ORB & Friends Tap Takeover @ Jake’s Brew Bar – 2530 W Main St, Littleton, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM

Details:  We’re heading to one of our favorite neighborhood bars and bringing in beer from a bunch of our brewery friends on Thu, Oct 3 from 5-8pm. Here is the epic taplist:

Outer Range Brewing Co:
DDH Way Down Double IPA
DDH Fresh Palette IPA
Burr Imperial Stout
In the Steep IPA
Rise IPA

Moksa Brewing Company:
Hop Collage IPA
Turbinator 2: Judgement Haze Double IPA
Angry Grandpa West Coast Double IPA

Ology Brewing Company:
Purple Telescope Berliner w/ Raspberry, Blackberry, and Strawberry
DDH Sensory Overload (Galaxy) IPA
Heliocentric Distortion Double IPA
Double Passionfruit Gose

Casey Brewing and Blending:
Casey Family Preserves: Peach

Highland Park Brewery:
Losing Control Double IPA

Wren House Brewing Company:
Spellbinder IPA
Big Spill Pilsner
Dankworth Nelson Double IPA

TRVE Brewing:
TBD!

The ORB crew will be there hanging out and handing out merch giveaways. Come say hi!


Safta x GABF “Israeli Meat & 3” @ Safta – 3330 Brighton Blvd #201, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6 PM – 9 PM

Details:  In the spirit of the annual Great American Beer Festival, Safta will collaborate with Denver’s own TRVE Brewing Company and Athens, Georgia’s celebrated Creature Comforts Brewing for a one-night-only Israeli Meat & Three with Beer Pairings. On Thursday, October 3rd between 6pm-9pm, guests can purchase $30 tokens at Safta’s Counter, redeemable for one food plate + three 4 oz pours of the station’s beer offerings. Each guest who enters the market hall will be ID’d by a staff member and given a wristband for the event.

Menu: Each Station will feature a unique food offering of a “Meat & Three” plate; as well as the special collab beer made by TRVE Brewing, one additional TRVE beer and one Creature Comfort beer on tap (all 4oz pours)

Station 1: Kebab served with Cornbread, Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes, and Mashed Potatoes

Station 2: Za’atar Fried Chicken served with Green Beans & Tahini, Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/ Date Molasses, and Buttermilk Biscuits

Station 3: Corned Beef Pot Pie with Ararat Spiced Mac & Cheese, Butter Beans with Preserved Lemon, and Slow Cooked Greens


Maine Beer Co Tapping @ American Bonded – 2706 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6 PM – 9 PM

Details:  To celebrate GABF, our friends at American Bonded are hosting a specialty tapping of Maine Beer Company.


In the Pursuit of Hoppyness @ Scratch Burrito and Happy Tap, 4262 Lowell Blvd, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Details: Come kick off GABF with us as we Showcase some of the best IPA’s and hoppy beers in the country!

Beers:

  • WELDWERKS
  • BLACK PROJECT
  • COMRADE
  • OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
  • NEW IMAGE
  • MORE BEERS TBA

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

Time/Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Details: A celebration of top notch beer and our favorite four-legged friends.

“We’ll be turning the dog park into a night market, showcasing some awesome vendors and suppliers. The draught list for the evening will be stacked with delicious treats that are sure to have you drooling.”

Stay tuned for updates on live music, featured vendors and beverages!


GABF Lager Party hosted by Rhinegeist, Wiseacre Brewing and First Draft @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen, 1309 26th St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Ain’t no party like a lager party.

Details: “Join Wiseacre Brewing Company and [Rhinegeist] in Denver on Thursday, October 3rd at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen in Denver for the annual GABF Lager Party! Over a dozen outstanding breweries will be bringing their labors of lager love along with one other choice brew to this soirée shining a light on the quintessentially quaffable style: the Lager.”

Breweries:

  • 2nd Shift Brewing
  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company
  • Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
  • Creature Comforts
  • Green Bench Brewing Co.
  • Half Acre Beer Company
  • Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
  • Modern Times Beer
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Rhinegeist
  • Skull Mechanix Brewing
  • Sun King Brewery
  • 3 Floyds Brewpub
  • Union Brewing Company
  • Wiseacre Brewing Company

Alosta Brewing GABF Tap Takeover ft. Throwing Copper Ale @ Monkey Barrel – 4401 Tejon St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 8 PM – 2 AM

Details: Alosta Brewing from Los Angeles is hosting a Tap Takeover & Special Beer Tapping of Throwing Copper Ale. Throwing Copper Ale is a tribute to the legendary album Throwing Copper from LIVE released in 1994. +LIVE+ and Alosta Swag Giveaways, Mario Kart Tournament ( N64 ) with Awesome Prizes, Beer Samples and more!  Throwing Copper Tapping 8pm

Alosta will also be bringing their “Los Guerreros Mexican Lager” A collaboration they did with 90’s WWE superstar Chavo Guerrero. A Mexican Lager with a touch of Yucatan Sea Salt w/ a hint of lime. Other Alosta Featured Beers include: Sally Blonde Ale, and Spadra IPA (West Coast IPA).

Tournament registration starts at 7:40pm / Free to Enter / 21+ Event


Ratio & Friends GABF Tap Takeover @ Brass Tacks, 1526 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Time/Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9 PM – Midnight

Details: It’s GABF season once again, so we’re gettin’ the gang back together!

Join Ratio Beerworks after GABF’s Thursday session, because we’ve invited some of our best industry friends for a GABF tap takeover after-party at Brass Tacks, one of Denver’s best new late-night spots.

Join Ratio along with Fremont Brewing, 3 Floyds Brewpub, Rhinegeist, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, Call to Arms Brewing Company, and Revolution Brewing, for good eats, an all-star tap takeover, and great hangs.

Ratio welcomes you to kick off GABF with all of our friends down at Brass Tacks on Thursday, September 3.


Beer Hall Brawl @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10 PM – 1 AM

Tickets: Eventbrite

Details: “The talents of Rocky Mountain Pro bring their wrestling show back to the Great American Beer Festival and Bierstadt Lagerhaus for the 3rd year.

What do you do after 4 hours at GABF swigging down sours, double IPA’a, pastry stout”s and hazy’s – one ounce pours at a time (not that there is anything wrong with that)? Come recoup with LITERS of lager and FREE wrestling. You’ll be right as rain in the morning. #LagerHard”


After Session with Modern Times & Pizza Port @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 10 PM – 2 AM

Details: After the Thursday GABF session get your party on with Modern Times Beer and, for the first time ever in CO, Pizza Port Brewing Company! We’ll have amazing beers from each on draft, including their collaboration Gentle Reminder

Tap List:

  • Modern Time Gentle Reminder (Modern Times – Pizza Port Collab) Hazy IPA
  • Pizza Port Bacon & Eggs
  • Pizza Port Kook DIPA
  • Pizza Port Local’s Only IPA
  • Modern Times Tent Beer Festbier (collab w/ Heater Allen)
  • Modern Times Mega BA Devil’s Teeth w/Macadamia, Coconut & Cocoa Nibs
  • Modern Times Fusion Gem Hazy IPA

“Escape from GABF” Thursday – Saturday @ Avanti F&B ( Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street, Denver, Colorado

GABF 2019 Events Roundup
Photo Credit: Werk Creative

Date/Time: Thursday Oct. 3 – Saturday Oct. 5

Details: To celebrate GABF, Avanti will be running $6 Ketel and Bulliet Specials all weekend along with:

  • $​2 Coors Banquet $3 Melvin Heyzeus
  • $5 Shot and A beer Specials (Coors / Bulliet)

Liberati Tastemaker Days @ Liberati Restaurant and Brewery – 2403 Champa St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Thursday, October 3 – Monday, October 7

Details:  LIBERATI invites beer aficionados and enthusiasts of all levels to scientifically taste and compare sets of unique brews at ‘Tastemaker Days’ during GABF Oct. 3 – 6.

Thanks to the collaboration with some of the world’s most prominent yeast, hops and grape growers, each day during GABF, LIBERATI will present a set of eight test beers. Each set will isolate one organoleptic characteristic of one specific ingredient (yeast, grapes, hops, etc.), while keeping all other parameters nominal. In this way the taster can fully appreciate the difference between the compared different strains of yeast used, or the different varietals of grapes, and so on. The public is invited to taste the eight variations each day in a special flight for $16, or with single tasters for $2.50. Each day, those who participate will be entered to win a voucher for 42 house brews to be shared with friends at LIBERATI.

The Tastemaker Days schedule is as follows:

– Thursday, Oct. 3 – COLLABORATION WITH PROPAGATE LABS, DENVER, CO.
Beers brewed with eight different strains of Kviek, the revolutionary Norwegian Farmhouse family of yeasts.

– Friday, Oct. 4 – COLLABORATION WITH PROPAGATE LABS, DENVER, CO.
Oenobeers brewed with four different strains of Brettanomyces, four with Chardonnay and four with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

– Saturday, Oct. 5 – COLLABORATION WITH Brehm Vineyards, UNDERWOOD, WA & MoreBeer.com!, PITTSBURG, CA.
Oenobeers brewed with grapes selected in collaboration with renowned grape grower Peter Brehm, and with Viking Malt imported and supplied by Olin Schultz. Each oenobeer will be fermented with 49% of a different varietal of wine grape including Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Mosier Syrah, Gruner Veltner, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.

– Sunday, Oct. 6 – COLLABORATION WITH HOP HEAD FARMS, HICKORY CORNERS, MI.
Single hop ales brewed with eight different varietals of Hop Head Farms hops. Each of these ales will be brewed with a different varietal of new and experimental hops from Hophead Farms in Michigan including Wolf, Grungeist, Dragon, Fox, Zuper Saazer, Hüll Melon, Cashmere, Mandarina.


Special GABF tappings from Funkwerks @ Tap XIV in Uptown – 400 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO

Tapping October 3, 4-7 pm: Funkwerks Saison, a three-time GABF award-winning beer. Saison fanatics, rejoice!


Meet the Brewers Happy Hour and Silent Art Auction @ Henry’s Tavern – 500 16th St. Denver, CO

Head over to Henry’s Tavern (500 16th St.) on October 3 from 7-10 p.m. and welcome GABF to town with a Meet the Brewers happy hour with 21st Amendment, Funkwerks and Brooklyn Brewery. There will also be a silent art auction that will benefit Urban Peak.


Denver Beer Week and GABF @ Thirsty Monk – 1604 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO

  • Denver Beer Week GABF Pint Night! Free Tulip Glass with Every Full Pour Purchase

Friday, October 4 Back to top

(Note: Day 2 of the GABF Main Event starts at 6:30 pm)


“Escape from GABF” Thursday – Saturday @ Avanti F&B ( Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street, Denver, Colorado

GABF 2019 Events Roundup
Photo Credit: Werk Creative

Date/Time: Thursday Oct. 3 – Saturday Oct. 5

Details: To celebrate GABF, Avanti will be running $6 Ketel and Bulliet Specials all weekend along with:

  • $​2 Coors Banquet $3 Melvin Heyzeus
  • $5 Shot and A beer Specials (Coors / Bulliet)

Same Day Hazy IPA Release and Tappings @ Multiple Locations in Denver, hosted by Station 26 Brewing Co.

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8 AM – 10 PM

Details:

Fermenter -> Keg -> Delivery Truck -> Bar -> Your Glass. All in a couple hours.

Our Same Day Hazy IPA is quite literally the freshest beer in town during GABF week. We are pumped to partner with friends all over town to tap Same Day at various times and locations throughout the day on Friday, October 4. We will also tap Same Day Hazy IPA at our place beginning at 11:00 a.m. It’s going to be a big day, all in the name of fresh, delicious beer.

Same Day Hazy IPA is brewed with Citra, Idaho 7, and Simcoe hops.

Participating Locations: 

  • Cheba Hut “Toasted” Subs
  • Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House
  • Tap Fourteen Uptown
  • Hops & Pie
  • Highland Tap & Burger
  • Sloan’s Lake Tap and Burger
  • Stanley Beer Hall
  • Congress Park Taproom
  • Ale House
  • First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – Denver
  • Federal Bar & Grill
  • Falling Rock Tap House
  • Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Denver
  • Back East Bar and Grill Denver
  • Apaloosa Grill 16th St Mall
  • Park Burger – RiNo
  • School House Kitchen and Libations
  • Freshcraft
  • Walter’s303 Pizzeria & Publik House – Uptown
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Cherry Cricket Ballpark
  • Blue Pan Pizza (Congress Park)
  • Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
  • Homegrown Tap & Dough – Arvada
  • Citizen Rail
  • Stout Street Social
  • Several Parry’s Pizza Locations
  • Comida
  • Lowry Beer Garden
  • Max Taps
  • Jakes Brew Bar
  • Rayback Collective
  • Backcountry Pizza & Tap House
  • Dark Horse Bar and Grill

Mr. B’s GABF Big Beers Day! @ Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits-Downtown, 2101 Market St Unit 112, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Oct 4 at 10 AM – Oct 5 at 12 AM

Details: We’re bringing the big beers on Friday. Beers made for the long haul. You’ve had a long week of beer and it’s time to find something nice to sip on. All day, we’ll be releasing bottles from the following breweries:

  • Fremont Brewing
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Goose Island
  • Cigar City Brewing/Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Marble Brewery/Telluride Brewing Co.
  • Revolution Brewing
  • Surly Brewing Company
  • Prairie Artisan Ales

Genetic Nurture DDH IPA – Ology Brewing Collab Release and Tap Takeover plus Transient Artisan Ales Tap Takeover @ 5622 Yukon Street, Arvada, Colorado

Date/Time: October 4, 11 AM to 12 AM

Details: Genetic Nurture Double IPA  collaboration release and tap takeover with Ology Brewing (Tallahassee, FL) and Transient Artisan Ales (Bridgman, MI).


GABF week special tapping – Now with 2x the Yeti! @ Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sep 30 – Oct 5, 11 AM – 10 PM

Details: We’ll be tapping some new, returning and rare beers during GABF week at both of our Denver taprooms!

Monday, 9/30 – S’mores Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

Reach for S’mores Yeti and find yourself transported to a cozy campfire setting without ever leaving the comfort of your home; though enjoying this decadent treat fireside is definitely encouraged. Enjoy all the tastes of the classic campsite dessert blended with the rich, roasty malt flavor of Yeti Imperial Stout. A beer for telling tales and creating new ones.
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Tuesday, 10/1 – Mexican Chocolate Yeti Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

A very special, and very limited, entry in our venerable Yeti Series, Mexican Chocolate Yeti is a sensory delight. We’ve added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to Yeti Imperial Stout to create our version of a traditional champurrado drink. Spiced chocolate drinks have been part of Aztec and Mayan cuisine and culture for centuries, but they have yet to be paired with a Yeti!
*Also available in 19.2oz cans to-go

Wednesday, 10/2 – Hibernation Ale, 8.7% ABV

Hibernation Ale has been our celebrated winter tradition since 1995. A classic English-style old ale, we forgo the holiday spices in favor of a robust, dry-hopped ale featuring a malty richness balanced with a complex hop profile. Hearty and warming in character, when winter approaches, it’s time for Hibernation.

*Also available in 12oz 6-pack cans to-go

Thursday, 10/3 – Jameson Irish Whiskey/Great Divide Collaboration Gra-va Barrel Aged Porter, 5.5% ABV

For our latest Jameson Caskmates collaboration, we opted for a
traditional beer style we feel will complement the rich tradition of Jameson Irish Whiskey. A porter can appear simple on the surface, but craft beer connoisseurs will appreciate the subtle complexity this particular brew exhibits. The beer is dry and roasty, utilizing all specialty malts. To further differentiate our porter, we incorporated freshly roasted coffee beans from our favorite local coffee purveyor. We chose a coffee blend that will impart notes of citrus, wild honey, caramel and fresh fruit, paired with a sweet, clean finish and impeccable balance. Expertly aged in Jameson barrels, this porter has some zip while still paying homage to the style. We had some fun with the name, blending the Irish word for love (Grá) with a nickname for coffee (Java)

Friday, 10/4 – Fresh Hop, 61.% ABV

Fresh Hop is a labor of love meant to be enjoyed today. For this year’s entry in the category, we opted for a Citra SMaSH Pale Ale using wet, whole cone Citra hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley and Marris Otter Malt. Dry-hopped and bursting with aroma, savor this delightful pale ale as soon as you can to fully appreciate it grassy, citrus hop brilliance.


Best of CSA Distributing Tap Takeover @ Cedar Creek Pub, 2100 N Ursula St, Aurora, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11 AM – 9 PM

Details: “The Tap list has not been finalized yet ,but we can tell you there will be beers from Austin, San Diego, Muncie, Indiana, and Athens, Georgia.”

Draft List:

  • Pure Project Brewing Rain Pilsner
  • Pure Project Brewing Pure West IPA
  • Pure Project Brewing Murk of the Beast IPA
  • Jester King Brewery Biere De Coupage
  • Creature Comforts Tropicalia IPA
  • 3 Floyds Brewing Zombie Dust
  • Hubbard Cave Cho/Blueberry Pot de Creme
  • D9 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sour
  • Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior IPA
  • Lawson Double Sunshine IPA

Cans/Bottles

  • 3 Floyds Alpha King
  • 3 Floyds Yum Yum
  • 3 Floyds Gumballhead
  • Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue
  • Toppling Goliath King Sue
  • Toppling Goliath Pompeii

Tri-Fecta Collaboration Release Party @ Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11 AM – 11 PM

Details: Collaboration Release party with Vail Brewing Company and Lone Pine Brewing Company.

Collaboration Release of “Pour Some Syrup on Me” – French Toast Stout with a side of donut holes from Carbon Cafe & Bar. Vail Brewing Company will have a special beer on tap adding to the 20 Woods Boss Brewing tap wall!


MCHC 4 GABF @ Music City Hot Chicken – 111 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 12 PM – 10 PM

Details: Heya Denver Buddies, we’re taking the show on the road this weekend and only playing the hits! Find us, TRVE Brewing, Friday and Saturday from Noon until we run out. Come n Party


GABF Week at Mockery @ Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Wednesday – Friday, October 2 – 4, 2019 at 12 PM – 11 PM

Details: Wednesday – GABF Kick-off and Beer Release Party

Specialty Tappings Include:

  • Solera #2
  • BA Black Forest Cake Stout
  • Gin BA Solera #2
  • Zin BA Stout
  • Whiskey Sour with Tamarind

Thursday: Collaboration Brew Day with Adroit Theory Brewing Company & Keep the Glass!

Friday: Primos FREE EVENT LIVE PRO WRESTLING Piledrivers & Ale @ MOCKERY!


GABF Industry Party @ Little Machine Beer, 2924 W 20th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM

Details:  Live music, free food, swag, and a specialty brewed beer for the event by Little Machine Beer! Only a short ride to the convention center, stop by to fuel up before your Friday GABF session!


Adam Avery’s Cellar Sale @ Avery Brewing Company 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM

Details: Adam Avery loves cellaring beers, but we’re running out of room here at the brewery. So we’re raiding the vault and making these barrel-aged gold foil and green foil treasures available to you for one day only!

Note: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE 11:00 AM, PLEASE FORM A LINE IN FRONT OF THE DOUBLE DOORS AT OUR BREWERY ENTRANCE.

Beer: Bottle List: Coming soon — No Limits — Cash or Credit Cards accepted.


GABF Brewer’s Lunch @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM

Details: A free industry event co-sponsored by BSG CraftBrewing – GABF badge required.


CSA GABF Tap Takeover @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – Denver, 1309 26th St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11 AM

Breweries: 

  • Pure Project Brewing Murk of the Beast
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Sunshine
  • Maine Beer Company Lunch
  • Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. King Sue
  • La Cumbre Brewing Co. / Beachwood Brewing Endless Horizon
  • Two Roads Brewing Company Plum Gose
  • 3 Floyds Brewpub TBD
  • Half Acre Beer Company Daisy Cutter
  • The Rare Barrel TBD
  • Jester King Brewery TBD
  • Old Nation Brewing Co. M-43
  • Copper Kettle Brewing Company Coconut Snowed In
  • Fremont Brewing BA TBD
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Raspberry Nightmare on Brett
  • Societe Brewing Company Harlot
  • MadTree Brewing TBD
  • Jackie O’s Brewery TBD
  • Narrow Gauge Brewing Company DDH Sparkle Motion
  • Yazoo Brewing Company TBD
  • Beachwood Brewing Citraholic
  • Jester King Brewery Montmorency vs. Balaton bottles (for onsite consumption only)

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, October 4 at 11 AM

Details:

  • 11am – Station 26 Same Day Hazy Ain’t Lazy IPA Tapping
  • Noon – Sierra Nevada’s Kill A Keg! See if Chris can beat his record of pouring a half barrel of Beer (1 Keg, 1 Faucet, 1 Person), Last Year’s Record-Setting Time – 6minutes, 19 Seconds
  • 1pm – Rogue
  • 2pm – Surly
  • 3pm – Destihl including Haze of the Dead Funkengruven IPA glassware giveaway
  • 10pm – Ecliptic
  • 11pm – The Rare Barrel and Alvarado Street

GABF Week – Casey Brewing & Blending/Weldwerks/Toppling Goliath @ Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Time/Date: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 11 PM

Beer: (Pouring the following at 11:30 am sharp)

  • Casey Family Preserves — Peach
  • Casey Family Preserves — Apricot,
  • Casey Family Funky Blender Preserves Riland Apricot
  • Casey Family Funky Blender Raspberry, Apricot East Bank
  • Casey Family Funky Blender Grape, The Cut Grape, East Bank Peach
  • Casey Family Funky Blender Peach, East Bank Preserves Apricot
  • Casey Family Funky Blender Bing Cherries
  • Weldwerks: Double Dry Hopped Juicy Bits
  • Weldwerks Extra Extra Juicy Bits
  • Weldwerks Double Dry Hopped 3.8 miles
  • Welkwerks Imperial Starry Night
  • Weldwerks Mexican Achromatic
  • Toppling Golliath Pompeii
  • Toppling Golliath:Psuedo Sue
  • Toppling Golliath King Sue
  • Toppling Golliath Intergalactic Warrior
  • Toppling Golliath Morning Latte
  • Toppling Golliath Morning Delite
  • Toppling Golliath Ladder Mash

Beers People Want @ Crooked Stave RiNo, 3350 Brighton Blvd. Suite 130, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12 PM – 3 PM

Details: This event is dedicated to modern beer trends. While Crooked Stave was once an ‘all-sour’ brewery, we have made some enormous leaps into the modern American Craft Beer scene.

These leaps will be on full display as we unveil two new IPAs: “The $64 Question” and “Sun Prince” (a Fonta Flora collaboration). Draught and cans.

As well as our first major BBA Stout Release: “Gift of Time” a 36 month aged 14% stout porter. Cans only.

And, finally, Crooked Sour Watermelon the newest release in our sour candy series. Draught and cans.

We will also feature guest taps from: Hubbard’s Cave, MOKSA Brewing, Pure Project, The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, and MORE Brewing.


Denver Rare Beer Tasting 11 @ McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12 PM – 4 PM

Details: “The 11th annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting will feature more than 60 of America’s leading craft breweries. The Oct. 4th event raises funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign.

The prostate cancer awareness event takes place in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting 11 features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from dozens of leading craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.”

Beer List:

Alamo Beer, San Antonio, Texas*, Russian Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
• Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska, Barrel-Aged Cinnamon Amber
• The Ale Apothecary, Bend, Ore.*, Purple Rain
• Amalgam Brewing, Denver, Colo., Landscapes: Balaton Cherry + Vanilla
• Atom Brewing, Erie, Colo., Still Here!
• Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo. Flavus Cattus & Promiscuus
• Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, Mich., Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout & Wild One
• Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont., 2015 Old Bluehair Barleywine Ale
• Blind Faith Brewing, Littleton, Colo.*, Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Sour
• Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim, Calif.*, Fundamental Theorem
• Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo., Sherry Puncheon-Aged Sour Ale with Blueberries
• BrewDog USA, Columbus, Ohio*, Cosmic Crush – Boysenberry
• The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Coup de Foudre
• Burns Family Artisan Ales, Denver, Colo.*, Solar Eclipse
• Cape May Brewery, Cape May, N.J.*, The “Z” is Silent
• Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore., Oregon’s Own & Dapper Plum
• Casey Brewing and Blending, Glenwood Springs, CO., ONE KEY
• Central Waters Brewing, Amherst, Wisc., Maple Barrel Stout
• Cerebral Brewing, Denver, Colo., Single Barrel Vanilla Rye Here Be Monsters & Monsters at Midnight
• Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Fla., Xquic
• Cloudburst Brewing, Seattle, Wash.*, One of Our Wet Hop IPAs
• Coronado Brewing, Coronado, Calif., Ginger Julep Barrel-Aged Pilsner
• Departed Soles Brewing, Jersey City, N.J., Rum Barrel Aged Pepper’s Peppers
• Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore., Historic Oregon Super Juice & Black Butte3
• Drekker Brewing, Fargo, N.D.*, Supreme Bee
• Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore., Wine Barrel-Aged Rastaban Oud Bruin with Raspberries and Cherries
• FiftyFifty Brewing, Truckee, Calif.*, Cognac Old Digs
• Forager Brewing, Rochester, Minn., Millerzzzzz
• Fremont Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Barrel Reserve Blend & 2018 The Rusty Nail
• Funky Buddha Brewing, Oakland, Fla., Coquito
• Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo., Big Yeti Imperial Stout, Wood Werks #5: Spiced Sour Ale & TBD Sour
• Hair of the Dog Brewing, Portland, Ore.*, Matt
• Hunters Point Brewery, San Francisco, Calif.*, Three Out Of Five
• Jessup Farm Barrel House, Fort Collins, Colo.*, 2018 UB Funky finished on Amburana wood
• Kane Brewing, Ocean, N.J., Barrel-Aged Mexican Brunch
• La Cumbre Brewing, Albuquerque, N.M.*, Ryeot on Rye
• The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif., Zinners and Saints
• Moksa Brewing, Rocklin, Calif., Barrel-Aged Pastry Method
• New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Guava Sour
• New Realm Brewing, Atlanta, Ga., Barrel-Aged Apricot Saison
• NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Port Barrel-Aged Monstro & Citranomicron
• Odyssey Beerwerks, Arvada, Colo., Winter Solstice Saison
• Prison City Pub & Brewery, Auburn, N.Y., Cherry Poppins
• The Rare Barrel, Berkeley, Calif., Summer’s Gonna Hurt You & The Kind You Find
• Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Kilonova Sixth Anniversary Cuvée
• River North Brewery, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Double Avarice
• Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore., Barrel-Aged 20,000 Brews by the Sea
• Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe, N.M., Grandissant – Black Raspberry
• Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston, Mass., Utopias Aged on Cherries & Barrel-Aged Double Bock
• Scratch Brewing, Ava, Ill., Barrel-Aged Chanterelle Turmeric
• Side Project Brewing, Maplewood, Mo., 5 Candles
• Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif., Up Stout Kriek
• Societe Brewing, San Diego, Calif.*, The Swindler
• Speciation Artisan Ales, Comstock Park, Mich.*, Spontaneous Generation
• Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., Water Lily Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
• Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind., Magpie Muckle
• Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn., 2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Vanilla Darkness & 2008 Barrel-Aged Smoke
• 3 Floyds Brewing, Munster, Ind., 2018 Dark Lord
• Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah, Alpenglow Golden Wild Ale
• Vonseitz Theoreticales, Smithville, Tenn.*, Ghoul de Jour
• WeldWerks Brewing, Greeley, Colo., Coconut Brandy Medianoche & Medianoche is My Safe Word
• Westbound & Down Brewing, Idaho Springs, Colo.*, Double Barrel Louie & Blender’s Insurance + Nectarines
• Wiley Roots Brewing, Greeley, Colo., Anonym & Funk Yo Couch – Nelson
• Woods Boss Brewing, Denver, Colo., Imperial Tequila Barrel-Aged Cream Ale & Peripatetic Wine Barrel-Aged on Plums
• Yazoo Brewery, Nashville, Tenn., Brett’s So’Hem Adventure
• Zillicoah Beer, Woodfin, N.C.*, State Fruit

  • (* First Denver Rare Beer Tasting appearance.)

GABF Week: Austin in the House @ Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12 PM – 4 PM

Details: Join us at noon on Friday 10/4 as we keep it weird with great beer and cider brewed in Austin, TX.

We’ll be pouring:

*please understand that tap lists can change and this list isn’t final until the beer is actually pouring.


Amber Mexican Lager Release @ Goldspot Brewing – 4970 Lowell Blvd, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 12 PM – 10 PM

Details: Our next beer in the Mexican lager series is perfect for fall! This Amber Mexican Lager has the perfect balance of biscuit, honey and caramel with a crisp and effervescent finish. This beer pairs perfectly with tacos from Lily’s Cocina Food Truck.


Beat the Brewer with Avery & Odell @ Lucky Strike Denver, 500 16th St Suite 340, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PM

Details:Come bowl against the Avery & Odell Brewery team for fun prizes! We are tapping 3 Avery beers & 3 Odell beers with one exclusive beer that you can only get at Lucky Strike and Odell!!!


GABF Week: OH Tap Takeover @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4 PM – 10 PM

Details: A couple of hours before the Great American Beer Festival session on Friday we’re letting some great brewers from the Buckeye State take over our taps. All of the beer is going to be amazing and a few of these kegs will be the only ones poured during GABF week.

Tap list will include:


Jester King Brewery Showcase @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, Colorado

Jester King Spon
Photo from Jester King Brewery

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 12 PM – 1 AM

Details: One of the most respected names and leaders of the sour beer movement in the United States. This is going to be their featured event for the week with a collection of beers that won\’t be poured anywhere else in town. Tapping Moderne Dansk, Pattinson Porter, Spon 3 Three Year Blend 2017 and 2018.


Amalgam & Friends @ Finn’s Manor – 2927 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 2 PM – 1:30 AM

Details: Our homies up at Amalgam Brewing helped organize a killer Friday party to help celebrate Great American Beer Festival. We’ve brought together Cannonball Creek Brewing Company & a handful of uber-rad breweries from California. Amalgam Brewing even blended a special stout for the occasion! Also – we’ll have our house salsa band will start at 7pm.

TAPLIST:
Amalgam Brewing

  • Ascendant – Single Pinot Noir Cask Golden Sour
  • Hidden Bridges – B.A. Saison w/ Apricots & Dry-Hopped w/ Mosaic
  • Meadowfoam- Imperial Stout w/ Madagascar Vanilla Beans & Meadowfoam Honey aged in a
  • single Bourbon Barrel that previously held Mead

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

  • Riot Punch

Beachwood Blendery

  • For the Love of Guava
  • Funk Ya

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

  • Mindbender

Green Cheek Beer Co.

  • Attack With Love
  • Happily Deceased

Highland Park Brewery

  • Losing Control

Moksa Brewing Company

  • Joyous Almonds
  • Turbinator 2: Judgement Day

Mumford Brewing

  • Momentus

Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

  • Spots & Dots
  • Saison Bernice
  • Beauty Sleep

Local Fresh Hop Small Batch Release @ Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 3 PM – 10 PM MDT

Details: Local. Fresh. Sunnyside. Hop. Ale! Doesn’t get more straightforward than that! These hops were curated in our brewer’s garden before being picked and directly transferred into our vessels with water, malt and yeast. The crispness of the hop flavor is something that can only be enjoyed at this time of year when they’re ripe for the picking. Only one keg of this artisan brew was made. Don’t miss out!


Four Noses and Cerebral Tap Takeover @ Cheba Hut Toasted Subs Champa – 1531 Champa St., Denver,

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 3 PM

Details:  Two freakin’ awesome breweries from Colorado are coming together here at Cheba Hut to serve you some amazingly delicious beers!

4 Noses Brewing Company will be bringing us some super tasty brews including:
**Passion Fruit Velvet, a heavily dry-hopped NEIPA brewed with puréed passionfruit, vanilla beans, and lactose sugar
**Zwicky P, an ultra fluffy, thirst-quenching 5% Pilsner-style lager with flavor characteristics reminiscent of honey and white grape. “Zwickle,” the term for a port to sample beer, stylistically refers to the German process of serving beer young, unfiltered, unpasteurized and with a pronounced yeast profile.
**Pump Action, GABF and World Beer Cup Gold medal winner, made to be like everything you like about pumpkin pie
**Under the Palms, a tart ale brewed with passionfruit and guava, with a touch of Himalayan pink sea salt

Cerebral has some brand spankin’ new brews for us as well:
**Plus Dark Galaxy, an imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout
**DDH Remote Island, brewed with oats and aggressively hopped in the WP and DH with Galaxy, Motueka and Hallertau Blanc. Notes of guava, ripe melon, white grape and a hint of pine.
**Forbidden Idol: Singapore Sling, a fruited sour IPA


Tap Takeovers at Otero Taproom @ Otero Taproom, 525 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Oct 4 & 5, 4 PM – 2 AM

Details: 

Join us for a weekend of tap takeovers at Otero Taproom.

Friday October 4: A full tap line up by Horse & Dragon Brewing Company out of Fort Collins as well as a GABF after party. Ninja Ramen Mobile will be onsite for the eats, and music by Jonah Wisneski.

Saturday October 5: A full tap line up by Great Notion Brewing from Portland, OR.

$1 of every tap beer will benefit The Greenway Foundation.

Tickets: Eventbrite


TRVE Patio Can Party @ Cart-Driver, 2500 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 5 PM – 10 PM

Details: Skull some coldies with Burial Beer Co., Creature Comforts, Green Cheek Beer Co., Brewery Bhavana, and Trophy Brewing Company with our good friends at Cart-Driver Denver.


Coohills Beer Dinner: Pliny’d Be Proud @ Coohills Restaurant, 1400 Wewatta St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM MDT

Details: Coohills is celebrating GABF and Denver Beer Week with a 5 course beer dinner with 5 breweries featuring 10 different limited addition microbrews. The dinner will be taking place at Coohills on Oct 4th from 6pm -9pm $85 per person (not including tax and gratuity). If you can’t make it to the dinner, join us all week for specials and prizes! Call 303-623-5700 or e-mail [email protected] to reserve your spot.


IPAs for Days Tap Takeover @ Improper City, 3201 Walnut Street, Suite 101, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM

Details: We’re celebrating GABF week with three of our favorite IPA producers in the country with an IPAs for Days tap takeover at Improper City, Denver.

* Merch giveaways * Live DJ * Good company *

Tap List:

  • Outer Range:
    • DDH Way Down Double IPA
    • DDH Fresh Palette IPA
    • In the Steep IPA
    • Rise IPA
  • Other Half Brewing Company:
    • DDH Citra Daydream IPA
    • DDH Double Mosaic Daydream Double IPA
    • Triple Space Diamonds Imperial IPA
  • Resident Culture Brewing Company:
    • Vicky Virago Double IPA
    • Over Soul IPA
    • Thunderstudy IPA
  • Wren House Brewing Company:
    • Spellbinder IPA
    • Dankworth Nelson Double IPA

Malt Couture Live @ Amalgam Brewing

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019, 7pm – 10pm

Details:  Join Malt Couture during Great American Beer Fest for a live show.

Tap list will include beers from: Amalgam, Westbound & Down, Hill Farmstead, Fremont, Bierstadt and Highland Park on tap.

With food from Goed Zuur available for purchase.

Limited quantity VIP bottle share tickets available. Tickets include pre-show bottleshare with bottles from Alex’s personal collection.


Curiosity Ball @ Star Bar – 2137 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019, 7pm – 11pm

Details: Join Creature Comforts and some of the best beer friends for a night of special tappings at Star Bar.


Suds & Stogies #2 | The Official GABF After-Party @ Tap Fourteen Ballpark, 1920 Blake St, Denver, Colorado

Datre/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM

Details: “Miami’s The Tank Brewing Company & Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing have partnered up once again for the 2nd Annual Official GABF After-party, Suds & Stogies! Enjoy beautiful rooftop views, live music, specialty brews and premium cigars from Altadis USA, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Plasencia Cigars, General Cigars, and Smoker Friendly Cigar Lounges.

Every ticket purchase also means a chance to win 2 tickets to the Saturday GABF session, and an opportunity to taste the festival’s winning beers.

Pre-sale tickets are $30 and include 2 craft beers from The Tank Brewing Co., 2 craft beers from Cigar City Brewing, and 4 premium cigars –one from each brand represented.

Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

Tickets: Eventbrite


GABF Monarch Mountain Collab w/ Elevation & Red Truck Brewing @ Broadway Market Denver, 950 N Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8 PM – 10 PM

Details:

Hey hey we’ve teamed up with Elevation Beer Company and Red Truck Beer Company – Fort Collins to help celebrate craft beer and also Monarch Mountain’s 80th anniversary.

Elevation Beer Company, the official brewery of Monarch Mountain, is helping the mountain celebrate 80 years of independence in the Arkansas Valley this season with the specialty release of Monarch Throwback.

Folks from Monarch Mountain will be on hand selling discounted ski passes and hosting ticket giveaways.

Other beers we’ll have on tap and in cans from Red Truck Beer Company – Fort Collins:

  • White IPA
  • Truck Stop Classic Lager
  • Cherry Hefeweizen
  • Verdant IPA
  • Schwarzbier
  • Neapolitan Stout

Happy Great American Beer Festival, everybody! We’re excited to celebrate with all of you!


Rowley Farmhouse Ales Showcase @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 from 9 PM – 1 AM

Details: Rowley surprised us with a call the first year we were open asking if they could get an event. We were not so familiar with their beer, so they offered to send us some beer to try.  What arrived in the mail turned our sentiments from \”who are you?\” to \”how much can we get?\”. Great beer and great people will be coming together on Friday night at GZ. Come kick it with Goed Zuur and the Rowley team.


Dogfish Head and Shinesty Hawaiian Shirt Dance Party @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 1624 Market St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10 PM – 1 AM

Details/Beer: “Dogfish Head Brewery and Shinesty are bringing the tropics to GABF. Bring your favorite Hawaiian shirt and dance your pineapple off on LED dance floor.”

  • Limited edition and one-time-only release of Dogfish Head SeaQuench Mango Margarita.
  • 6 Dogfish Head beers on tap: 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Slightly Mighty, Punkin Ale, World Wide Stout, and Namaste White
  • Free Dogfish and Shinesty swag.
  • Win one of Dogfish Head’s custom made Hawaiian shirts from Shinesty.
  • DJ Mystery Sisters from 10pm-1am

The Boil Rumble GABF After Party @ Appaloosa Grill, 535 16th St Ste 110, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10 PM – 1 AM

Details:

Featuring beer from 6 Finalists of our National Homebrew Competition brewed at the Melvin Mothership

Live Music/Kung Fu/Swag


GABF Weekend Releases @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado

Time/Date: Oct 3 at 2 PM – Oct 5 at 10 PM MDT

Beer Tappings (Daily, Thurs – Sat)

  • Thursday: limited run of Pumpkin Mexican Chocolate Stout 19oz cans + Draught
  • Friday: Everyone’s favorite release– Coconut Snowed In 19oz can + draught
  • Saturday: Rye Barrel Aged Imperial Stout draught release!

GABF Week: CO Brewer’s Spotlight @ Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10 PM – 2 AM

Details: After the GABF Session ends on Friday stop in to have some amazing beer from Colorado brewers! This year our Friday night event will highlight beer from our home state including several collaborations and specialty beers from breweries all over this great state. Whether you’re visiting from somewhere or a resident of the State of Craft Beer this is where you want to be.

Beer: 

    • Telluride Brewing Co. + Station 26 Brewing Co. + Freshcraft collaboration: It Would Be a Lot Cooler If You Did IPA brewed with Galaxy hop terpene extract
    • Telluride Brewing Co. ALTitude Adjustment Altbier
    • Telluride Brewing Co. Russell Kelly Pale Ale
    • Station 26 Brewing Co. Juicy Banger IPA
    • Station 26 Brewing Co. Same Day Hazy IPA
    • 4 Noses Brewing Company Zwicky P Zwickelbier
    • 4 Noses Brewing Company + Freshcraft collaboration Champagne Pilsner
    • Upslope Brewing Company + Freshcraft collaboration Berliner Weisse (served with custom syrups)
    • Upslope Brewing Company German Style Pilsner
    • Epic Brewing Company Tart N Hazy – blend of barrel aged sour and hazy IPA
    • Horse & Dragon Brewing Company Puck Drop Tart Cherry Kettle Sour
    • WeldWerks Brewing Company DDH Juicy Bits Hazy IPA
    • WeldWerks Brewing Company Starriest Night Imperial Stout w/ Hazelnut & Coconut
    • *Please understand that tap lists are subject to change, until the beer is actually pouring the list isn’t final

Denver Beer Week and GABF @ Thirsty Monk – 1604 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO

Karma Series: Trail Monk Release—Thirsty Monk is tapping the autumn rendition of its Karma Series, Trail Monk IPA! Trail Monk honors one of their favorite seasons—the season of falling leaves, cool mist mornings, and Fall-day hikes. It pours hazy pale orange, with notes of freshly squeezed citrus fruits, pine, and a pleasantly bitter finish. Part of our Karma Series, this beer will benefit the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative.


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(Note: Day 3 of the GABF Main Event starts at 1 pm)


“Escape from GABF” Thursday – Saturday @ Avanti F&B ( Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street, Denver, Colorado

GABF 2019 Events Roundup
Photo Credit: Werk Creative

Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 3 – Saturday, Oct. 5

Details: To celebrate GABF, Avanti will be running $6 Ketel and Bulliet Specials all weekend along with:

$​2 Coors Banquet $3 Melvin Heyzeus

$5 Shot and A beer Specials (Coors / Bulliet)


GABF Week: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Michigan Game Watch @ Freshcraft – 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 AM – 1 PM

Details: The Iowa Hawkeyes will be playing Michigan and the Great American Beer Festival is happening right around the corner from us on the same day! We’ll be opening up early (10 am) and featuring some great Midwestern beer from Boulevard Brewing Company & Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. Game will be on the projector and in the bar with game sound. Go Hawks!

Tap List:


GABF Brewers Breakfast: Burritos & Barleywines @ Denver Beer Company

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 11 AM

Details:

A little hair-of-the-dog always helps during GABF weekend. It also helps get the party going again! Saturday, October 5th we will serve up a Brewer’s Breakfast: an awesome breakfast burrito & a glass of barleywine!

If barleywine is not your breakfast bevie of choice, we’ll have a few of our other aged big beers on tap for the tasting.

Tickets: Through Denver Beer Co.

Pre-sale – $15

Limited “day-of” tickets – $18


GABF Weekend Releases @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, Colorado

Time/Date: Oct 3 at 2 PM – Oct 5 at 10 PM MDT

Beer Tappings (Daily, Thurs – Sat)

  • Thursday: limited run of Pumpkin Mexican Chocolate Stout 19oz cans + Draught
  • Friday: Everyone’s favorite release– Coconut Snowed In 19oz can + draught
  • Saturday: Rye Barrel Aged Imperial Stout draught release!

Cerebral & Friends Tap Takeover @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen, 1309 26th St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Oct 5 at 11 AM – Oct 6 at 12 AM

Details: Dancing Gnome, Resident Culture, Alvarado Street, & Transient will be joining with Cerebral for the perfect night to end your GABF celebration week!


Snow Stoke Party! @ Outer Range Brewing Co., 182 Lusher Ct., Unit #2, Frisco, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12 PM – 3 PM

Details: Winter is coming and we’re throwing a HUGE party to celebrate the return of snow to Summit County. Here’s what we have planned:

CAN/BOTTLE RELEASE:
Whumpf Double IPA: We are rereleasing cans of Whumpf Double IPA (Citra, Denali, Lemondrop) and donating 10% of sales to the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education.

Rise IPA: We are partnering with Weston Backcountry again this year and bringing back Rise IPA (Citra, Mosaic, Hallertau, Motueka), featuring the artwork from their new Rise women’s split. We will also be donating 10% of Rise sales to Backcountry Babes to support women in the backcountry. The Backcountry Babes team will here to share info on how to join the crew.

Burr Imperial Stout: We are releasing bottles of a new Imperial Stout, featuring Guatemalan coffee locally roasted by Mountain Dweller Coffee.

*Mountain Dweller Coffee will be here offering free pours of their artisanal coffee until they run out.

AVY DOG MEET & GREET: Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment will be here at 12pm with their avy dogs for a meet & greet.

FREE AVY CLASS: American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education will be holding a free Avy Safety class from 1-2pm on our patio. *Space is limited, so come early if you want to reserve a seat.

EPIC RAFFLE: Everyone who walks in the door will receive a raffle ticket. You can earn additional raffle tickets with every purchase of Whumpf and Rise cans. AIARE will also have a booth set up where you can purchase additional tickets. All raffle ticket sales will benefit American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Weston Backcountry will be donating a Rise women’s splitboard, and ORB will be donating our last Backwoods men’s splitboard to the raffle. AIARE is also collecting insane raffle items from their partners and sponsors, more to follow as those donated items come in. Raffle winners will be announced at 2:30PM. You must be present to win.

FOOD:
Craftsman Vail will be here with a food pop-up featuring their epic sandwiches.

WESTON POP-UP: Weston Backcountry will be showcasing their new line-up of skis and boards. They also have some games planned to help you earn more raffle tickets.

THE SKI DOCTOR IS IN: It’s time to get your gear ready for the season. The Ski Doctor will be here waxing/tuning skis/boards. You’ll get a free beer with purchase of one of his services.

It’s gonna be a crazy party, and we can’t wait to share our snow stoke with you!


CAN JAM: All the Hops GABF Edition @ Cerebral Brewing – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12 PM – 11 PM

Details: Can Jam will be a celebration of (mostly) hoppy beers and what we consider the best part of GABF: getting to mingle with other people who are passionate about beer. Starting at noon we’ll have an array of aluminum from a dozen different breweries we’re excited about. Swing by, share some cans with us and enjoy the good company.

This event is 100% open to the public and admission is FREE! We are not selling tickets, but will be charging per can. All cans will be available from 12pm until sold out.⠀

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We will be receiving 2 cases of cans (mostly hoppy) from each of the participating breweries and we will be selling them in our parking lot. Cans will be for on-site consumption only. We will not be releasing the full taplist until the day of the event, so keep an eye out on social media!


GABF Week – Trillium Brewing Company  @ Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Time/Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12 PM – 11 PM

Beer List: (They will be pouring eight drafts of Trillium starting at noon sharp)
1. Congress Street
2. Stumpy Duck
3. Mosaic Fort Point
4. The Fens
5. Guide Post
6. Wiesenbier
7. Permutation 6:42


Briar Common 3rd Year Anniversary Party: Brews + Tattoos @ Briar Common Brewery + Eatery, 2298 Clay Street, Denver, Colorado

Time/Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM

Details: “We will be celebrating our 3rd anniversary on October 5th, 2019 from 1-5pm. Our theme this year is Brews + Tattoos!! We will have two local tattoo artists from Denver’s own Dedication Tattoo on sight slamming jammers, all three aged beers on tap, 50% off merch, games, burgers + dogs and much more!”

Partial proceeds will be donated to our local charity partner, Safehouse Denver. From all of us here at Briar Common, remember:”Life is too short to drink bad beer”


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

Time/Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1 PM – 8 PM

Details: Great Mexican Beer Fiesta!

Craft Beer. Lucha Libre. Mercadito. Live art. Live Music. Mexican Fare.

Where GABF celebrates the best in American craft beer, the Great Mexican Beer Fiesta will be a Mexican Street Fiesta to celebrate collaboration in craft beer with a few of the best brewers south of the border.

The Beer:

All beers were brewed in collaboration with some of Mexico’s best craft brewers and breweries using traditional Mexican flavors and ingredients. In addition to sampling these delicious brews, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and chat with several of the brewers from Mexico.

Collaboration Breweries ((Tap list coming soon):

  • Crucrumx
  • San Pascual Baylon
  • Cerveza Irreverente
  • Cerveza Caserío
  • Cervecería Itañeñe

Lucha Libre Mexican Pro-Wrestling: Cheer on your favorite luchadores as they face off in the ring. Three matches will occur starting at 5 p.m. Bet you won’t see that at GABF.

Mercadito: Support Local Vendors. We have curated some of the best Latin/Hispanic vendors in Colorado to come and share thier unique creations:

Live Art: Local artist Armando Silva will be on hand with a live art demonstration. He’ll also be selling his prints!


CSA Distributing Tap Takeover @ Jake’s Brew Bar, 2530 W Main St, Littleton, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2 PM – Midnight

Details:  We’re wrapping up the GABF party once again with our friends from CSA Distributing! Join us on Saturday October 5th as we put together an eclectic lineup from near and far featuring beers from the CSA Artisan portfolio along with some of their GABF Friends!

Beer list is still being dialed in, but we’re looking at beers from…

Narrow Gauge Brewing Company, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., Three Floyds Brewing, Jester King Brewery, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Societe Brewing Company, Jackie O’s Brewery, Revision Brewing Company, The Rare Barrel, Fremont Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Transient Artisan Ales, Moonraker Brewing Company, Maine Beer Company and more!


Lagers on Larimer @ Finn’s Manor @ 2927 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October, 5 from 2 PM – 1:30 AM

Details: Come post up after the Great American Beer Festival 2019 Awards Ceremony and slay all the crispies. We’ll be pouring all lagers all day long and will have DJ’s spinning on the patio. Rad cans, rare bottles, and boozy beer slushies out back. Party.

TAPLIST


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

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

Date/ Time: Saturday, October 5 at 4pm

Details:

  • 4pm – Avery Brewing, we’ll dust off a Vintage “Demons” series Keg
  • 5pm – Casey Brewing and Blending
  • 9pm – Vista Brewing
  • 10pm – Firestone Walker Vintage Parabola plus the debut of a Barrelworks Collaboration Blend with the PNC Bar Owners Group – Rolling Bones
  • 11pm – New Belgium Join us for the traditional End of the GABF Week, we will pull out a keg of our 20th Anniversary Blend that was done with Philly’s Monk’s Café – Falling Monk, Plus a special keg of Love, Oscar Blackberry Whiskey Barrel

Tap Takeovers at Otero Taproom @ Otero Taproom, 525 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Oct 4 & 5, 4 PM – 2 AM

Details: Join us for a weekend of tap takeovers at Otero Taproom.

Friday October 4: A full tap line up by Horse & Dragon Brewing Company out of Fort Collins as well as a GABF after-party. Ninja Ramen Mobile will be onsite for the eats, and music by Jonah Wisneski.

Saturday, October 5: A full tap line up by Great Notion Brewing from Portland, OR.

$1 of every tap beer will benefit The Greenway Foundation.

Tickets: Eventbrite


GABF 2019 | CSA Distributing Tap Takeover @ Jakes Brew Bar, 2530 W Main St, Littleton, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2 PM – 11:59 PM

Details: We’re wrapping up the GABF party once again with our friends from CSA Distributing! Join us on Saturday October 5th as we put together an eclectic lineup from near and far featuring beers from the CSA Artisan portfolio along with some of their GABF Friends!

Breweries

Beer list is still being dialed in, but we’re looking at beers from:

  • Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
  • Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
  • Three Floyds Brewing
  • Jester King Brewery
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids
  • Societe Brewing Company
  • Jackie O’s Brewery
  • Revision Brewing Company
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Fort George Brewery
  • Transient Artisan Ales
  • Moonraker Brewing Company
  • Maine Beer Company
  • and more!

CSA GABF Showcase @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Denver – 535 16th St Ste 110, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 3 PM – 8 PM

Details: Join us at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Denver to tap some of our favorites from:
Rheingeist Brewery
Warped Wing Brewing Company
and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project


Smog City Showcase @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 5 PM – 1 AM

Details: We will be focusing on their stupendous sours, but will also have some of their amazing clean beers. This night will be celebrating the great beer and people that makeup Smog City (And, hopefully celebrating a few GABF wins also!) This is certainly a tapping not to miss!


CSA Showcase @ Rhine Haus Denver, 1415 Market St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6 PM – 11 PM

Details: Enjoy specialty releases for GABF brought to you by CSA Distributing from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, La Cumbre Brewing Co., Two Roads Brewing Company, and Fremont Brewing.


Greenland America Beatles Fiesta @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM

Details:  GABF is in town and the 3eatles are coming to play all of your Beatles favorites.

Live Music, Games, Giant Beers, Beer Nerds, Pretzels, and much, much more.

Come finish off GABF with a little GABF of our own.

Free Event for 21+ only.

Beers cost money, Greenland is still not for sale. LOL.


The “Official” GABF After Party w/ High Hops & Bonfire Brewing @ 5280 Burger Bar, 500 16th Street, Denver, CO

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 8PM – 12PM

Details: Come and enjoy music by Something Vinyl Club, specialty beer tappings, and chef crafted burgers at 5280 after GABF! Meet the people behind Bonfire Brewing and High Hops Brewery and put your name in for a giveaway prize. Facebook event here.


GABF AFTER PARTY @ Illegal Pete’s Colfax, 2001 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9 PM – 2 AM MDT

Details: 

Great American Beer Festival is back! Join us after the fest as we host some of the best breweries in the country for a tap takeover. Saturday, October 5th at 9pm, we’ll be tapping kegs from:

  • Cerebral Brewing
    • Birds of Paradise (Smoothie Sour w/ Peaches, Nectarines, and Lactose)
    • Forbidden Idol (Singapore Sling Sour IPA)
    • Character Reference (Vienna Lager)
    • Rare Trait (NE IPA)
  • Dancing Gnome Brewing CO (Pittsburgh, PA)
    • Spy Dolphin DIPA (Lustra Pale Ale – GABF Gold Medal Winner)
  • Resident Culture Brewing CO (Charlotte, NC)
    • Quantum Wobbler (Berliner Weisse w/ Guaba, Mango and Blood Orange

We have limited quantities for each of these bangers, so come early and stay late!


5th Annual Ratio Karaoke GABF After-Party @ Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9 PM – 1 PM

Details: You made it! You survived GABF, now lets party!

After the final session of the Great American Beer Festival on Saturday, October 5, join the Ratio Beerworks team in belting out some of your favorite hits and help us send GABF’s final night off in a blaze of glory! We will be firing up the karaoke machine around 9pm, so come prepared to throw down your go-to jams. This year we’ll be upping the ante by awarding a trophy and other prizes to the best brewery performance.

Everyone is welcome to join the party, but if you sign up to sing a song, your first beer is on us. Additionally, we’ll be tapping some serious heat during the party, to put the kibosh on a massive weekend.


GABF Afterparty with Elite Brands @ Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October, 5 from 10 PM – 2 AM

Details: After the last session of the Great American Beer Festival ends our last party of the week kicks off with our friends from Elite Brands

We’ll be featuring some amazing beer from Russian River Brewing Company, Epic Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Co, Surly Brewing Company, 21st Amendment Brewery & Maui Brewing Co .

We’ll also be pouring some great cocktails using spirits from the Elite Brands list and our friends from Spirit Hound Distillers as well, who will be joining us to celebrate the release of The Brainless Hound, a beer aged at Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom in their Colorado Honey Straight Malt Whiskey barrels.

As if this wasn’t enough, we will have a special guest bartender – one of the first bartenders to work here and our first ever manager, Mr. Adam Dunbar will be stepping out of the way back machine to man the bar at again at Freshcraft for one night only.

Ending GABF Week by having a good time with friends, both old and new, is the best way to do it and that’s what this event is all about. Please join us!


New Image Rare and Specialty Release @ New Image Brewing, 5622 Yukon St, Arvada, Colorado

Date/Time: Saturday, October 4. Time: TBA

New Image bottles and cans including:

– Three Halves Stout
– Three Halves Sour
– Hey Bartender Rum Runner
– Barrel Aged Blackberry, Raspberr, Plum Maceration
– Barrel Aged Pear, Peach, Plum Maceration
– Proceed in Good Faith
– Coconut Plum Sake Ale
– Hey Bartender Beet & Sand
– Law of the Land


Sunday, October 6 Back to top


All Day Happy Hour & Sunday Brunch @ Avanti F&B ( Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street, Denver, Colorado

GABF 2019 Events Roundup
Photo Credit: Werk Creative

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 — All Day

Details: All day happy hour and brunch. (More info TBA.)


Hogshead Brewers Brunch @ Hogshead Brewery – 4460 W 29th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 9 AM – 2 PM

Details: Hogshead Brewery and Crescent City’s Connection is teaming up to help ease your GABF hangover.

Cask Ales and a New Orleans Style English Breakfast will help put you right after all the weekend’s festivities. Three ticket options are available. Tickets available here.


Brunch Blowout ft: Cantillon, Sante Adarius, Green Bench Brewing Co, The Rare Barrel, & Alesong Brewing and Blending @ Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St., Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 11 AM – 3 PM

Details: Did you come to our brunch last year? If you didn’t, you missed out! This will be a first come first serve brunch with open seating from 11 am until 3pm.  A special brunch menu will be in place of our typical weekly ramen service to help with the recovery of the hordes of hungover GABF goers. We will end the week with a lineup of beers that will be unrivaled by all other sour beer lineups in the city that week including Cantillon Nath, as well as Sante Adaririus Wisdom is Learned, Variations on a Theme, Saison Bernice & Jaybird


GABF Hangover Brunch & Drink for Pink Cornhole Tournament @ Lone Tree Brewing, 8222 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, Colorado

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 11 AM – 5 PM

Details: This is Drink For Pink‘s Annual Cornhole Tournament at Lone Tree Brewing! Form a team with your friends, compete to win some fun prizes and drink some tasty beer.

We will have PinkTank food on site serving up their fantastic breakfast food and their amazing Chicken & Waffles to cure your GABF hangover.

Grab your best cornhole partner and set up a team for our 5th Annual Drink for Pink Cornhole Tournament. 2 people per team $40 per team.

1st Place – Takes home a custom cornhole set made by Colorado Joes. Plus, each member on the team will get a DFP/LTB t-shirt, growler + fill.

2nd Place – Each member on the team will get a DFP/LTB t-shirt, growler + fill.

3rd Place – Each member on the team will get a growler + fill, and a set of 2 LTB pint glasses.

Entry fee includes:
Entry into tournament
1 free pint for each team member
Free Pint Glass for each team member from Lone Tree
Extra tickets for prize drawing

100% of your team entry fee goes directly to Drink for Pink, a 501(c)3 organization who is partnering with local researchers from Anschutz and the Cancer League of Colorado to fund the latest and most advanced research on the planet to put an end to breast cancer once and for all.


Reggae Brunch: Post-GABF Edition @ Call to Arms Brewing – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12 PM – 3 PM

Details: After a weekend of GABF festivities and perhaps a little too much fun, we’ll help provide a venue for your Sunday recovery & relaxation. DJ IMEH, nominated for Denver Westword’s Best Reggae 2019 music poll, will be mixin’ the rocksteady & reggae classics. The Noshery will be bringing the homemade comfort brunch food to get you straightened out again. And yes…a little hair of the dog will surely cure what ails you.

The Noshery’s brunch offerings will include biscuits, gravy, green chile, and their famous housemade donuts. All from scratch! Pay per item, not buffet style. Items will sell out so get here early!

We will also have Ballroom Micheladas and a special keg of Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters Oats and Hose.


GABF Hangover Brunch @ River North Brewery (Blake Street) – 3400 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12 PM – 4 PM

Details:  Sunday, October 6th: GABF weekend, Day 4. You’re tired, weary and you drank all the beer. Go you! You’re feeling like a faint version of your former self and you need sustenance. The smell of bacon and smoked meats wafts from a familiar place.

River North Brewery – Blake Street Taproom has paired with Chef Dan Lasiy formerly of Rebel Restaurant and currently with River Bear American Meats to revive you from your revelries! Join us at Noon to Sold Out, Sunday October 6th for our GABF Hangover Brunch pop-up. Recoup, Regroup and enjoy some R&R with your friends at River North. *This is a non ticketed event first come first serve!


Hair of the Dog @ Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House, 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, Colorado

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2 PM – 7 PM MDT

Details:

We get it.. GABF week is all-consuming in more ways than one. Savoring each sip of tasty brew along with entertaining the endless gauntlet of conversation and navigating one line after another can be, well.. exhausting.

But what about for our beloved canine friends?! Stuck at home all week while ma and pa galavant around town as if they’re free to work all week and come home at odd hours in the night mumbling nonsense. Without treats!? Let’s face it folks. Our dogs care less about your reinvigorated love for Baltic porters and oyster stouts and more for getting the heck outside and enjoying this glorious fall weather in its prime.

Enter our post-GABF “Hair of the Dog” Sunday. An opportunity to get your favorite pup out and about for some party time in the dog park while you recover with a cold one. We’re teaming up with our homies from Bagby Beer & Bierstadt Lagerhaus to bring you some crisp, light and refreshing brewskis along with a full on, decked out michelada bar to spice things up just a little.

So let’s look forward to all of the excitement and relentless, mind blowing joy that goes along with GABF week, knowing that we’ve got our sights set on the last day of the weekend to properly unwind with our favorite furry friends.


German Italian Bier Feast @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado

Date/Time: Sunday, October 6, 2019 — 4 PM – 6 PM

Details:

A Post GABF Feast for the history books.

Three Course-Three Beer Dinner Pairing to wind down your GABF weekend. Here are your pairings:

1st: The Slow Pour Pils(you know)

*Paired with*

Scagliozzi- Lightly fried polenta bites, topped with sautéed organic button shrooms and a homemade taleggio (look it up) cheese sauce, finished with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

2nd: Red Giant (dubbel oenobeer)10%abv Type B: Extra Tannic Special: brewed with 40% Syrah grapes from Columbia Gorge in Washington and old world, noble hops. The raspberry notes typical of Syrah grapes dominate the organoleptic bouquet, while the strong tannic character make it a perfect beverage to pair with tasty meat dishes.

*Paired with*

Ribeye Steak Dinner made by Bierstadt’s kitchen The Rackhouse: Coffee Crusted Ribeye w/ Armenian Cherry Reduction, Balsamic Roasted Rainbow Carrots, and Smoked Cheddar Potato Gratin.

3rd: Dunkel- “Dark” in German. Flavors of bread crusts and chocolate. Franconian classic- basrkically liquid bread. Our Taproom is the only place you can enjoy this glorious dark lager

.*Paired with*

Birramisu AKA Tiramistout- Liberati’s signature special tiramisu, with a twist. Infused with Bierstadt’s Dunkel, espresso, and a soft and fluffy homemade marscarpone cream. A plate that made them famous in Italy and continues to live on here in Denver.

$55 (Tax and Tip included)


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