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2019 GABF Out-of-State Beer Drops Available in Denver

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This is a sponsored post from Molly’s Spirits, your go-to stop for some of the best local and national beer drops throughout GABF week and beyond. | Header Photo by Miguel Rivas

As we’ve all come to know, the Great American Beer Festival has far greater implications for Colorado beer fans that extend beyond the four-day festival itself. One of those external benefits is the growing practice of out-of-state breweries utilizing the week to make a special limited drop of beers either as a means to test the market, or just to make a splash to help grow their brands.

In previous years, breweries such as Fremont, Perennial and Burial have all used GABF week as a launchpad toward regular, or in some cases semi-regular distribution to Colorado. In other scenarios such the short-lived Bell’s Brewing’s drop a few years back, these brief market flirtations can help pave the way toward future full-time distribution play, which is what happened with Bell’s last year.

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Regardless, the 2019 Great American Beer Festival will once again yield a healthy bounty of beer treats that aren’t typically widely available as well as plenty of special releases from local breweries thoughtfully timed to celebrate the week.

We’ve begun compiling our guide to these special releases and will continue to update this list as more information presents itself. Happy hunting!

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The following brands will be distributed by High Plains Distribution

Limited On-Premise Draft

  • Alvarado
  • Austin Beer Garden Brewing
  • Bhavana
  • Bagby
  • Burial
  • Green Cheek
  • Great Notion
  • Highland Park
  • Mumford Brewing
  • Other Half
  • Resident Culture
  • Rowley
  • Smog City
  • Threes
  • Trillium
  • Trophy
  • Zillicoah

Limited Packaged Release

  • Other Half (Limited can sale at TRVE Brewing on Thursday, Oct 3rd at 12pm)

The following brands will be distributed by Crooked Stave Artisans

Will Be Available Throughout the State

  • Toppling Goliath
  • Three Floyds
  • Half Acre
  • Maine Beer Co.
  • Lawsons Finest Liquids
  • Revision Brewing
  • Orpheus Brewing Co.
  • Rare Barrel
  • Jester King
  • Old Nation
  • Rhinegeist
  • Jacks Abby
  • D9
  • Beachwood

Limited Distribution Around Denver

  • Creature Comforts
  • Sante Adarius Rustic Ales
  • Transient
  • Madtree
  • Pinthouse Pizza
  • Skull Mechanix
  • Forbidden Root
  • More Brewing
  • Side Project
  • Narrow Gauge
  • The Tank
  • Wiseacre
  • Chuckanut
  • Sonder
  • 50 West
  • pFriem
  • Moksa
  • Moonraker
  • Yazoo
  • Vista
  • Lone Pine

Core Brands Sending Specialty Releases

  • Breakside
  • Almanac
  • Oakshire
  • Alesong
  • Perennial
  • Fremont
  • Boneyard
  • Pure Project
  • Societe
  • Une Annee/Hubbards Cave
  • Fort George
  • Green Bench
  • Parish
  • Prairie
  • Two Roads

The following brands will be distributed by Culture Beverage

Event Specific

  • Ology (limited draft)
  • Garden Path (limited draft)

Limited On-Premise Draft

  • Koutska
  • De La Senne (limited draft and limited fresh Taras Bulba bottles)

Limited Packaged Releases

  • Brouwerij West
  • Kent Falls
  • Au Baron/Jester King Collab. Noblesse Oblige
  • Drie Fonteinen
  • Grimm

 

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Earlier this Summer we threw a seaside festival celebrating Pils and Love. Participating breweries that were able to come a day early were invited to a collaboration brew day. The resulting beer, a dry-hopped “Italian-style” Pils, has been lagering ever since and is now ready to be packaged. Available this Saturday (8/31) at all three of our tasting rooms: PILS & LOVE Pils & Love is an Italian-Style Pils brewed in collaboration with @alvaradostreetbrewery @bandedbrewingco @birrificioItaliano @bunkerbrewing @burialbeer @coppertailbrewing @creaturecomfortsbeer @crookedstave @fairstatecoop @fontaflorabrew @foundationbrew @foxfarmbeer @goodfirebrewing @greencheekbeer @grimmales @halfacrebeer @highlandparkbrewery @holymtnbrewing @industrialartsbrewing @interboronyc @jacksabbycraftlagers @lawsonsfinest @les_grands_bois_ @liquid_riot @liveoakbrewing @lostnationbrewing @monkishbrewing @otherhalfnyc @russianriverbrewingofficial @schillingbeerco @sebagobrewing @sharedbrew @stillwellbrewing @theveilbrewing @threesbrewing @toothandnailbeer @tributarybrewing @troegsbeer @troududiable @trvebrewing 🍻 #pilsandlove #collaborationbeer #dryhopped #lager #oxbowbeer

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The following brand will be distributed by Classic Beverage

  • Oxbow (More brands)
    • Luppolo Pilsner
    • Pils & Love
    • Grizacca

The following brand will be distributed by Colorado Craft Distributors

  • Snake River (Now Full-Time Distribution)
  • Foreign Objects (Now Full-Time Distribution)
  • Lumpy Ridge Brewing ((Now Full-Time Distribution))

The following brands will be distributed by Elite Brands

  • Modern Times Beer
  • The Lost Abbey
  • Pizza Port Brewing
  • Russian River Brewing
  • Short’s Brewing
  • Sun King Brewery
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This has been a sponsored post from Molly’s Spirits, your go-to stop for some of the best local and national beer drops throughout GABF week and beyond.


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