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2019 GABF Guided Routes | Big Beers & Pastry Stouts to Try at GABF

GABF 2019 Route Preview

This was made possible by Molly’s Spirits, your go-to stop for some of the best local and national beer drops throughout GABF week and beyond!

For the past two months, our staff has been researching styles for each beer pouring at the Great American Beer Festival. As part of that research, we’ve sifted through that list of beers to bring you a series of themed routes to help you plan for your GABF based on various styles and flavors.


2019 GABF Routes:


From the big boozy behemoths like barrel-aged barleywines, and blended barrel-aged strong ales, to sweet pastry laden stouts, this beer route is not for the faint of heart. Join us in exploring some of the most intriguing big beers, pastry stouts pouring at GABF this year.


(READ: 2019 GABF Detailed Pour List

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Big Beers & Pastry Stouts Route

Abnormal Beer Company

  • Barrel-Aged Makaveli – Barrel Aged version Imperial Stout with Coconut, Coffee and Vanilla

Adroit Theory Brewing

  • Black Science 3.0 Cuvée (Ghost 776) – Barrel Blended Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Aftershock Brewing

  • Double Barrel Arizona Bay (2017) – Bourbon and Rum Aged American Barleywine

Against the Grain Brewery

  • 70K Amburana – Imperial Milk Stout Aged in Amburana Wood Barrels

Alternation Brewing Company

  • For the Animals: Imperial Cookie – Lactose-Free Almond Milk Stout Aged on Offbrand Oreos

Angry Fish Brewing Company

  • Big Gap Bourbon Pecan Honey Porter – Bourbon Pecan Honey Porter

Avery Brewing

  • Bon-Bon Cerise – Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Cherry, Cacao Nibs, and Vanilla Beans
  • Double Barreled Maple Stout – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Breakfast Stout

Begyle Brewing

  • Barrel-Aged Imperial Pajamas – Imperial Oatmeal Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Barrels
  • Batch 663 – Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Boston Beer Co

  • Utopias – Strong Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Braxton Brewing Company

  • Barrel-Aged Dark Charge – Barrel-Aged Stout

Breakside Brewery & Taproom

  • Breakside Maple Oligarch – Imperial stout aged in maple bourbon barrels with milk chocolate, malt balls, caramel, and maple

Broken Compass Brewing

  • Coconut Porter – Coconut Porter

Burning Barrel Brewing Company

  • Wake and Cake – Dessert-Inspired Imperial Sour infused with Pineapple, Coconut, Passion Fruit, Vanilla and Marshmallows

Cape May Brewing Company

  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Concrete Ship – Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

Central Waters Brewing Co

  • Twenty One – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout
GABF 2019 Events Guide
GABF 2019 Events Guide

Cigar City Brewing Co

  • Criminal Commission – Rum Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Banana, Vanilla and Cinnamon
  • Huevo – Barleywine aged in Apple Brandy Barrels and Rye barrels
  • Smiling Nut – Rye Whiskey Aged Imperial Stout with Pistachios and Vanilla

COOP Ale Works

  • 2019 DNR Cask-It: Brandy Barrel-Aged with Cherries – Brandy Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong Dark Ale with Cherries

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

  • Snowed In Coconut – Imperial Oatmeal Stout with coconut, chocolate and aged in bourbon barrels

(Read: The Complete 2019 GABF Week Events Guide)

Ecliptic Brewing

  • Orange Giant Barleywine Ale – Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Ex Novo Brewing Co

  • Kill the Sun Imperial Stout – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee and Vanilla

Factotum Brewhouse

  • Tinderwerks Red Wine BA Barleywine – Red Wine Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Fiction Beer Company

  • Barrel-Aged Imperial Caramel Coffee Stout – Barrel-Aged Imperial Caramel Coffee Stout

Firestone Walker Brewing Co

  • Old Man Hattan – Blended Strong Ale Aged in cherry, orange and aromatic bitters barrels
  • XXII – Barrel-Aged Blended Strong Ale

Fort George Brewery

  • Matryoshka with Coconut, Vanilla, Almond & Blueberries – Barrel- Aged Russian Imperial Stout with Coconut Vanilla, Almond & Blueberries
  • Sign of the Wolf – English Barleywine aged in French Cognac Puncheons, Cognac Barrels, and Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

Four Sons Brewing

  • Self Taught – Rye whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Amber with Toasted Coconut

Fremont Brewing

  • Brew 3000 – Barrel-Aged Barleywine
  • Coconut Edition B-Bomb (2018) – Barrel-Aged Winter Ale with Coconut

Funky Buddha Brewery

  • Last Snow – Coconut & Coffee Porter
  • Manhattan Double Rye Ale – Double Rye Ale Aged in High West Distillery Rye Barrels with a Belgian Tripel Ale Wged in Wine Barrels Infused with Herbs & Botanicals.

Great Divide Brewing

  • S’mores Yeti Imperial Stout – Imperial Stout with Marshmallow
  • Big Yeti 25th Anniversary Imperial Stout – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Great Notion Brewing

  • Double Stack – Imperial Breakfast Stout with Maple Syrup and Coffee
  • Sticky Bun – Imperial Breakfast Stout with Melted Brown Sugar, Toasted Pecans, and Cinnamon

Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House

  • 1st Anniversary Barrel-Aged Grand Cru – Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels Blended with Belgian Golden Aged in Rum Barrels

Heretic Brewing Company

  • Goo – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Milk Stout with Chocolate, Vanilla, Coconut and Lactose

J Wakefield Brewing

  • Big Poppa – Imperial Stout brewed with Coconut, Vanilla, and Mostra Coffee
  • Boss Tycoon – Imperial Stout with honey, macadamia nuts, coconut, vanilla, cocoa nibs, coffee, and marshmallows

Künstler Brewing

  • Chamuco – Spiced Beer with Chocolate, Vanilla, 3 different types of chili peppers and Cinnamon

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

  • Supreme Leader – Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Mexican peppers, vanilla and cocoa nibs

More Brewing 

  • Arketype: Coco Flux – Imperial Stout with Coconut and Cocoa Nibs

New Belgium Brewing

  • Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout – Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout

New Holland Brewing

  • Dragon’s Milk Triple Mash – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout

Odd Side Ales

  • Rye Hipster Brunch Stout – Rye Barrel-Aged Stout with Coffee, Maple Syrup, and Bacon

Orpheus Brewing

  • an air portends – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Roasted Macadamia Nuts and Vanilla Beans
  • the dark everlasting – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout with Vanilla Beans and Black Coconut

Peak View Brewing

  • Peanut Butter Porter – Peanut Butter Porter

Perrin Brewing

  • No Rules – Rum Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Porter
  • Reserve – Brandy Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Prison City Brewing

  • Wham Whams – Imperial Stout with Coconut and Vanilla Beans

Pure Project 

  • Corylus – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Hazelnuts, Cacao & Coffee

Revolution Brewing

  • Code Switch – Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Ale with Blackberries
  • Boss Ryeway – Rye Wine aged in Whiskey Barrels

Rhinegeist Brewery

  • Double Oaked Mastodon – Belgian Strong Dark Ale aged in Bourbon and Red Wine Barrels

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

  • Trip in the Woods NARWHAL – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Smog City Brewing

  • Bourbon O.E. – Barrel-Aged Barleywine

State Brewing

  • Yesindeedyiwrotegraffiti – Black Sesame Pudding Inspired Stout w/ Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Coconut Creme & Black Sesame Seeds

Three Floyds Brewing

  • Rarri Crochet – Russian-Style Imperial Stout aged in port whiskey barrels with vanilla, freeze-dried strawberries, cocoa nibs + toasted coconut
  • Pillar of Beasts – Bourbon Barrel Aged Salted Caramel Barleywine with Vanilla Beans and Cocoa Nibs

Tripping Animals Brewing Company 

  • Vortex of Darkness – Imperial Stout with Coconut, Hazelnut, and Cacao nibs

Troegs Brewing Co

  • Wild Elf – Barrel-Aged Wild Ale with Balaton cherries

Une Annee Brewery

  • El Zacatón – Imperial Stout with almond flour, cacao nibs, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, ancho chilies, guajillo chilies, habanero chilies, and cherrywood

Upslope Brewing Compan

  • Batch 1000 – Old Ale

Vine Street Pub & Brewery

  • Chocolate Thunder Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout

WeldWerks Brewing Co.

  • Double Barrel Peanut Butter Cup Medianoche – A Stout aged on peanut butter cups
  • Medianoche Premiere – Blend of 9 Barrel-Aged Stouts aged in Apple Brandy, Brandy, Rye Whiskey, 14 and 10 month Bourbon and Jamaican Rum Barrels
  • Medianoche is my Safe Word – Stout aged in rye barrels with cacao nibs, coconut, and cassia bark

West Sixth Brewing

  • Snake Cake – Stout aged in bourbon barrels with chocolate and vanilla

Wild Barrel Brewing Company

  • Hipsters Melange – Imperial Stout w/Mostra coldbrew coffee, Peruvian chocolate, and vanilla beans

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  1. High Hops Brewery will be pouring

    One Knight Stand-Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon barrels

    Porter aged in Rum barrels with blackstrap molasses

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