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The Complete PorchDrinking 2023 GABF Week Events Guide

GABF External Events Guide
Emma Wargolet

The return of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) each year serves as one of the greatest spectacles in American craft beer. And while the festival, which kicks off this week on Thursday, September 21, is a feat in and of itself, what happens outside of the Convention Center is equally as exciting. External beer events built around the return of GABF have already begun kicking off, and they offer beer fans a unique opportunity to explore rare and exciting new beers from breweries not typically available in the state of Colorado but also serve to showcase some of the best that the state of Colorado can offer.

From special tap takeovers to paired beer dinners, out-of-state bottle releases, and collaborations to full-fledged beer festivals, the beer world descends upon Denver in all of its glory. With over a week jam-packed full of events, it can be a bit hard to navigate. Luckily we’re here to help sort through it all with the return of our 2023 GABF Week Events Guide. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back throughout the week as we’ll continue to add GABF events as they emerge.

2023 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 16 Back to top

Gratitude 10: A Customer Appreciation Party @ Our Mutual Friend Brewery


Where: Our Mutual Friend Brewery – 2810 Larimer Street
When: Saturday, September 16 | 11 a.m.
What: This is the 10th year of Gratitude, OMF’s annual customer appreciation party. It’s a celebration of community, good friends, and the beer that brings us together. No Ticket Required! Festivities include:
-Special beer releases
-Music and dancing
-Photo Booth and OMF selfie-station
-Food vendors
-Win OMF beer for a Year contest!
Starting right now you can preorder our Gratitude 10 Party Bundle which contains a ton of rad, exclusive merch, including a numbered, OMF, hotel keychain.
The winning number, picked at random at 4:30pm during the party, will win a Year of Beer!

Beer:
Categoric (collaboration with Diebolt Brewing) – Saison brewed with Yarrow and bottle-conditioned with Brettanomyces
Turning Strangers into Friends (collaboration w/ Strange Craft Beer Company) – Cold IPA brewed with Meridian, Simcoe and Cryo Citra hops that has notes of lemon, pineapple, and berry
The Console – Apricot Mixed-Culture Saison
Customer Appreciation IPA – Citrus-forward Hazy IPA with notes of tropical fruit and berry
Gratitude 10 – Blackberry Whiskey Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout aged in Leopold Whiskey barrels
Admission: Free to attend


Bierstadt Oktoberfest @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus


Where: Bierstadt Lagerhaus
When: Saturday, September 16 | Noon
What: Bringing Munich to RiNo. Oktoberfest like it was meant to be.
Join us on September 16th for our Marzen release, right on time without any unnecessary seasonal creep. Grab your Lederhosen or Dirndl and get ready to throw some axes, listen to live music, and indulge in traditional German eats to celebrate Oktoberfest. Event is FREE and open to the public. Limited Party Bundles available.
12pm Ceremonial Fasser Tapping (Only 50 liters available)
2-8pm Axe Throwing
4pm Lunchables Play
7pm Stein Hoisting
8pm Polka Folka Play
Hammerschlagen

Oktoberfest Party Bundle $65 ($90 Value):

  • 2 Oktoberfest Mugs
  • 4 Event Beer Tokens Good For Any Lager
  • 4-Pack of Oktoberfest To Take Home
  • Bierstadt Oktoberfest Hat
  • Two Bottles Of Water

Admission: Free to attend


Superdamp Wet Hop IPA Release @ Comrade Brewing


Where: Comrade Brewing – 7667 E Iliff Ave Ste F, Denver, CO
When: Saturday, September 16 | Noon
What: 2014 & 2015 Great American Beer Festival® Silver Medal Winner. Our Superpower IPA with hundreds of pounds of wet Strata hops from Woodburn Oregon. Made possible with the support of Dale Grant. 7% ABV
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Week Kickoff with Culture Beverage @ Jake’s Brew Bar


Where: Jake’s Brew Bar – 2530 Main Street, Littleton, CO
When: Saturday, September 16 | 1 p.m.
What: Special tappings from the Culture Beverage Portfolio
Breweries:

  • Bruz Beers
  • Drowned Lands
  • False Idol
  • Hop Butcher
  • WestFax Brewing

Admission: Free to attend


Double Barrel-Aged God Complex Release @ River North Brewery


Where: River North Brewery – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO
When: Saturday, September 16 | 1 p.m.
What: Double Barrel Aged God Complex
This quad has a dark pour that enrobes the palate with avalanches of rich dates, smooth chocolate, silky vanilla, and a hint of sweet banana. The finish reverberates with echoes of luscious stone fruit, lingering long after the sip.
20.36% ABV
BARREL I: Colorado Single Malt
BARREL II: Colorado Whiskey
On tap and in bottles at both River North taprooms
Admission: Free to attend


Black Sky Brewery 10th Anniversary @ Black Sky Brewery

Where: Black Sky Brewery – 490 Santa Fe Ave, Denver, CO
When: Saturday, September 16 | 2 p.m.
What: Join Black Sky Brewery in celebrating its 10th anniversary with thrashing entertainment by supergroup @neuro_morphic with Angels On Fire, Torn From Existence @sorceryagainstmankind @obsceneworship @goathillmassacre @warcrownofficial @scepterofeligos @beneaththefloorboards2023
Doors 2PM / Show 3PM Must be 21+ to attend
Admission: $10 Cover


Sunday, September 17 Back to top

Lupulin Fiasco @ Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House


Where: Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House – 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026
When: Sunday, September 17 | 12:30 p.m.
What: The Great American Beer Festival is making its perennial return to the Front Range and that means access to some of the hottest beer in the biz. Romero’s be makin’ moves to assemble a stacked lineup from across the land to get your taste buds amped up for one of the best beer weeks of the whole year
Lupulin Fiasco is Romero’s celebration of all things hoppy from IPAs and Pales to Saisons and Sours. They’ll have hip hop bumpin’ on the speakers and football on the TVs
Stay tuned for all the juicy details about which suppliers they’ll be reppin’ and precisely what beers will be flowin’ a little closer to party time.
Admission: Free to attend

Monday, September 18 Back to top

Brewer & Industry Day @ Burns Family Artisan Ales

Where: Burns Family Artisan Ales – 2505 W 2nd Ave #13, Denver, CO
When: Monday, September 18 – Tuesday, September 19 | 3 – 7 p.m.
What: Industry members receives 10% off their tabs. 3-7p


Tuesday, September 19 Back to top

Russian River Tap Takeover @ Ephemeral Rotating Tap


Where: Ephemeral Rotating Tap – 2301 E 28th Avenue, Denver, CO
When: Tuesday, September 19 – Monday, September 25 | Noon – 10pm
What: At Ephemeral Rotating Taproom they focus on sharing their favorite beers from across the state, country and world – and they do it one brewery at a time. Using a long-term tap takeover model, they feature 10-20 taps and correlating to-go beers from a single brewery over a span of one to three weeks.

For Ephemeral’s week-long GABF Feature of 2023, they will be hosting Russian River (September 19 – September 25)! The Ephemeral team will start tapping kegs on Tuesday, September 19 and will have all beers available on tap through Monday, September 25.
Beers:
Beatification
Supplication
Funk Foeder
Intinction
Consecration
Blind Pig
Pliny the Elder
STS Pils
Hop Growers
Mind Circus
Admission: Free to attend


HAZE vs CLEAR @ Finn’s Manor


Where: Finn’s Manor – 2927 Larimer Street, Denver, CO
When: Tuesday, September 19 – Wednesday September 20 | 5 p.m. – 12 a.m
What: Enjoy special tappings of Hazy & West Coast IPAs to kick off GABF week at Finn’s Manor.
Breweries:
Hazy: Alchemist, Cerebral, Fiden’s, Hill Farmstead, Monkish, Other Half, Outer Range, & WeldWerks
Clear: Bagby, Cannonball Creek, Comrade, La Cumbre, Riip, Russian River, Wayfinder & Westbound & Down
Admission: Free to attend


Wednesday, September 20th Back to top

Hops & Pie’s GABF Kickoff Event – CSA Portfolio Tasting 

Where: CSA Portfolio Tasting @ Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
When: 11 a.m.
What:  Kicking off GABF week with a kickass lineup from CSA’s portfolio. Hops & Pie will be pouring beers from Parish, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Toppling Goliath, pFriem, and many more.
Beers: 

  • Fidens – Grade 10, Jasper w/ Nelson, Jasper w/ Peacharine, Orchid, The Butcher
  • Hill Farmstead – Double Motueka , Society & Solitude #6, Song of Autumn, Foster, Anna – Farmstead Ale with Honey
  • Radiant – So Into You Hazy IPA, Worth Repeating DDH West
  • Parish – Ghost in the Machine
  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Big Hazy
  • Alchemist – Focal Banger and Heady Topper
  • Maine – Wolfe’s Neck
  • Lone Pine – Chaos Emeralds Hazy DIPA
  • Other Half – Mylar Bags, All Citra Everything
  • Bearded Iris – Tunnel Vision
  • Live Oak – Hefeweizen, Pilz
  • Cellarmaker – Juice Kiosk Hazy g
  • RIP – Fresh Hop Stratacaster
  • Wayfinder – Earth’s Eris Cold IPA, Party Time Pils
  • Little Beast – Fresh Hop Pinetop
  • Chaukanaut – Kolsch
  • The Veil – Broz Broz Night Night, Crumb good to go
  • Von Trap – Helles
  • Narragansett – Lager
  • Toppling Goliath – Mornin’ delight
  • Fieldwork – King Citra Hazy DIPA
  • Perennial x Barrel Aged – Societe du Chene 2023 and Saison de Lis cans
  • pFriem – Pilsner 5

Admission: Free to attend


Haunting the Monastery @ TRVE Brewing

Where: TRVE Brewing – 227 Broadway Unit 101
When:
Wednesday, September 20 – 2pm
What: We delve deep into the dwellings of monastic tradition with a celebration of Belgian Beers to kick off the GABF week festivities.⁠ ⁠ Joining us in this exploration of the age-old arts are Halfway Crooks Beer, Bruz Beers, Fait la Force Brewing, Yazoo Brewing, and Perennial Artisan Ales. Additionally, we will be introducing the next bottle and draft in our DEAD MONK series: DEAD MONK SINGLE. ⁠ Join us in the tombs of history – Wednesday September 20th, 2PM at the Taproom.

Admission: Free to attend


GABF Kick-off Party @ Crooked Stave Artisan Ales

Where: Crooked Stave Artisan Ales – 1441 W 46 Ave Unit 19, Denver, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 – Sunday, September 24 | Noon – 8pm Daily
What: Get ready to celebrate another Great American Beer Festival with Crooked Stave! Starting Wednesday, September 20th, we will be releasing new beers, doing special tappings, hosting tours & popping magnums! We will also have Egg Belly Food truck open for business all day Wednesday-Sunday! Here is a sneak peak at some of the fun!

Wednesday
Happy Hour 3-5pm
Special Tapping of Spon III
Chad will be personally hosting 2 tours starting at 3pm!! (**must be present to sign-up, first come first serve until we are full-max 10 people per tour)

Thursday:
Happy Hour 3-5pm
Special Tapping of Funkel Dunkel
New Bottle Release
Magnum Popping at 6pm of Persica ’16

Friday:
Happy Hour 3-5pm
Special Tapping of Beast & Barley
Vintage Bottle Releases
Magnum Popping at 6pm of Ghost World

Saturday:
A day of Apricot! Draft, bottles & magnums of funky Apricot to sip on!

Sunday:
Sour Sunday!
$1 all full pours of any sour draft all day!
We will also be doing a special tapping and popping a magnum of Colorado Reserva Goldbar Apricot
Admission: Free to attend


Made in the Midwest Tap Takeover @ Cedar Creek Pub

What: Cedar Creek Pub – 2100 N Ursula St., Aurora, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 | Noon
What: Join Cedar Creek Pub for a Midwest breweries tap takeover
Beers:

  • 3 Floyds Zombie Dust Pale Ale
  • War Pigs Foggy Geezer IPA
  • Hop Butcher The Jewels IPA
  • Hop Butcher Blazed Orange IPA
  • Hubbard’s Cave Coffee & Cakes Stout
  • Mikerphone Check 1.2 IPA
  • Une Annee Le Seul Strawberry Sour
  • Half Acre Green Torch Lime Lager
  • Urban Chestnut Stammtisch German Pilsner
  • 3 Floyds Barbarian Haze IPA (can pour)

Admission: Free to attend


Dewey Beer Pop-Up Taproom @ Mockery Brewing (Formerly)


Where: Former Mockery Brewing – 3501 Delgany Street, Denver, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 – Saturday, September 23 | 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
What: Dewey Beer are thrilled to announce that we will be doing a popup taproom in the former Mockery Brewing space September 20th-23rd! We will have all sorts of limited-release beers on tap as well as merchandise and more all four days. Swing in and grab Delaware’s highest-rated brewery during The Great American Beer Festival. Follow @deweybeerco for more updates and announcements on beers headed out west and maybe even a spotting of Thrills 00


River North & Friends GABF Week @ River North Brewery (Blake St.)

What: River North Brewery (Blake St.) – 3400 Blake Street, Denver, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 1 p.m.
What: River North is bringing a couple of their friends to the Blake Street taproom for GABF week! They’ll have beers from Comrade and Cannonball Creek on tap for the entire week.
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Week Special Releases & Tappings @ Woods Boss Brewing


Where: Woods Boss Brewing – 2210 California Street, Denver, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 – Saturday, September 23 | 2 p.m.
What: Join Woods Boss Brewing for a weekend of special beer releases and vintage beer tappings in honor of the Great American Beer Festival taking place just a few blocks away at the Colorado Convention Center.

Here’s a rundown of Wednesday’s releases which will be available all weekend long.

  • Do You Need Assistance – ESB 5.5% (Cans and Draft)
  • Good End To A Long Day – DDH Hazy – 7.0% (Cans and Draft)
  • Callejón del Bosque (The Alley in the Woods) – Imperial Agave Saison collaboration with Cervecería del Callejón – 9.3% (Draft Only)

Kick back and relax on the Woods Boss outdoor patio while grabbing some specialty beers to enjoy on-site and/or to-go. Vintage tappings to be announced soon, stay tuned!
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Week 2023: WeldWerks @ Jake’s Brew Bar

Where: Jake’s Brew Bar – 2530 Main Street, Littleton, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 3 – 10 p.m.
What: Special tappings of WeldWerks beers
Beers: 

  • 2023 Medianoche
  • Weller BA Medianoche
  • Cryo Fresh Hop Juicy Bits
  • Blueberry Cobbler Sour
  • Hefeweizen

Admission: Free to attend


Pales in Comparison: A Celebration of Pale Ales @ Occidental 

Where: Occidental – 950 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
When:
Wednesday, September 20 | 4 p.m.
What: Join Ratio Beerworks, Sierra Nevada, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, and Half Acre Beer as we celebrate all things Pale Ale on Wednesday, September 20th and Occidental.
Beers:

  • Repeater Pale Ale / Ratio Beerworks
  • Daisy Cutter Pale Ale / Half Acre
  • Featherweight Pale Ale / Cannonball Creek
  • Pale Ale / Sierra Nevada

Food: Kitchen is open until close at Occidental so we’ve got your dinner covered!
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Pre-Game Night with Culture Beverage & Friends @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO

Where: First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 4 p.m.
What: First Draft is teaming up with Culture Beverage & Friends to bring you a killer Tap List to get you pumped for the one and only, Great American Beer Festival!
Beers:

  • Drekker: Ectogasm
  • Hop Butcher: Blazed Orange
  • Tripping Animals: Lemonada Rosada
  • Tripping Animals: Familia Del Norte
  • Drowned Lands: Scythe
  • Bow and Arrow: Easy Cactus
  • Wolves and People: Instinctive Travels
  • Wolves and People: Honeycomb Hazy
  • False Idol: Snacks Ahoy
  • Westfax: Oktoberfest
  • Cerebral/Northpark: Incognito Mode
  • Cerebral: Anomaly Detection
  • Westbound and Down: Hop Measuring Contest
  • Westbound and Down: Italian Pilsner
  • Westbound and Down: Spirit of the West
  • Outer Range: Fresh Hop West Coast IPA
  • Outer Range: Hirschgarten Helles
  • New Image & Bierstadt Collab: Now Beer!
    Admission: Free to attend

GABF Showcase – Wednesday @ Walter’s 303 Pizzeria 


Where: Walter’s 303 Pizzeria – 200 Quebec St. Suit 109
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 5 p.m.
What: Join Walter’s 303-Lowry for a GABF Showcase featuring awesome CSA suppliers! You won’t want to miss this INSANE lineup to kick off the GABF festivities.
Breweries:
Lawson’s
Maine
pFriem
Riip
Bearded Iris
Hill Farmstead
Cellarmaker
Live Oak
Little Beast
Almanac
Rare Barrel
Fieldwork
Fort George
Von Trapp
The Alchemist 
Admission: Free to attend/


West Coast Wednesday @ Westbound & Down Dairy Block – 1800 Wazee St. Denver, CO 80202

Where: Westbound & Down Dairy Block- 1800 Wazee St. Denver, CO 80202
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 5 p.m.
What: Kick things off starting at 5 p.m. with West Coast oysters and a DJ set by Something Vinyl Club. Sip fresh brews from favorite West Coast and Colorado breweries
Breweries: Burgeon Beer Company, Craft Coast Brewery, Heritage Beer Co., Riip Beer Co., Radiant Beer Co., Amalgam Brewing, Comrade Brewing Company, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company and Joyride Brewing Company
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Get Ready With Us (GRWU) + Free Comedy Show @ Ratio Beerworks (RiNo)

Where: Ratio Beerworks  – 2920 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 5-8 p.m. with Comedy Show from 8-11 p.m.
What: Join Ratio at their RiNo taproom for a special GRWU GABF pre-party to get you set for the festival ahead! Map out your convention center route, decide on all your after parties (all at Ratio, duh), and get primmed and primed for the beer-filled week or shenanigans! Forget everything you know about those basic, stale pretzel necklaces and make yourself a special “charcuterie board necklace” with local artisans, Our Friend Kate and Twisted Jacks Pretzels. YeeHaw Claws will also be on-site with GABF-inspired nail art. Then at 8 p.m. hang around for a free Comedy Show. This GABF edition will feature all things beer and laughs, as well as a first time sneak peek at the official High Plains Comedy Festival showcase happening the following week.
Admission: Free to attend


Primitive Beer, Cohesion & PorchDrinking’s Hard Brew Easy Drink @ Goed Zuur

Where: Goed Zuur – 2801 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 5-9 p.m.
What: Hard Brew Easy Drink is a celebration of beers that are technically difficult to produce and enjoyably easy to consume. Specifically, this inaugural fest seeks to bring together many of our favorite American-produced lagers and spontaneous fermentations. Despite the overt structural flavor differences between meticulously regulated modern lagers and barrel-aged minimalist fermentations, both styles showcase nuance and balance when successful and highlight the importance of time as a fundamental ingredient.
Breweries:

Spon Lineup:

  • Beachwood Blendery
  • Crooked Stave
  • De Garde
  • Field & Oak
  • Jester King
  • pFriem
  • Primitive Beer
  • Pure Project
  • The Referend
  • The Veil

Lager Lineup:

  • Amalgam
  • Bierstadt
  • Cellar West
  • Chuckanut
  • Cohesion
  • Halfway Crooks
  • Live Oak
  • Novel Strand
  • pFriem

Admission: Free to attend


Call to Arms Brewing Beer Dinner @ Ophelia’s – 1215 20th St. Denver, CO 80202

Where: Ophelia’s- 1215 20th St. Denver, CO 80202
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 6 p.m.
What: A collaborative 5 Course Chef’s Tasting Menu with Call to Arms Beer Pairings in celebration of Denver Beer Week & kickoff to GABF 2023! Please be aware that all reservations are for COMMUNAL/COMMUNITY seating, and individual tables are not available. Dinner starts promptly at 6:00 PM. included.
Admission: $100 per person, tax & gratuity – Tickets available here


Live Blending Session with Bottle Logic @ Cerebral Brewing (Aurora)

Where: Cerebral Brewing Aurora Arts – 9990 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
What: Join Cerebral Brewing’s co-founder Sean and Head Brewer Sam along with Lindsay Langton, Bottle Logic’s Creative Director as they dive in to the intricacies of blending barrel-aged beers. Taste along with them, ask questions and learn about each brewery’s approach to blends.
Admission: Tickets available here for $50


Spontaneous Beer and Natural Wines Master Class @ Noble Riot 

Where: Noble Riot – 1336 27th St Unit 100, Denver, CO 80216 (Entrance in the Denver Central Market Alley)
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
What: In this special, yet casual, one-hour Masterclass Flight Session, Noble Riot hosts Chad Yakobson, Owner/Brewmaster of Crooked Stave and Winemaker of Chalk Art Wines. Plan to explore the wild world of Spontaneous Beer and Natural Wines, two beverages that are rooted in similar philosophies and yet seem so diverse given the difference in raw materials and production methods. For this event the duo will be blurring the lines further by tasting through a flight of Spontaneous beers all of which are co-fermented with wine grapes and pairing them alongside Pet Nat and Method Ancestral natural wines.
Admission: $35 – Reservations available here


CSA Showcase @ The Back Nine at The Walnut Room 

Where: The Back Nine at The Walnut Room – 3131 Walnut Street, Denver, CO
When: Wednesday, September 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
What: Join The Back Nine at The Walnut Room for a CSA Showcase. They will be pouring specialty and rare beers that are true to the CSA profile.
Admission: Free to attend


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Thursday, September 21st Back to top

GABF Kick-Off Breakfast @ Danico Brewing


Where: Danico Brewing – 18490 E 66th Ave, Denver, CO 80249
When: Thursday, September 21 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
What: Join Danico Brewing as they kick off the best beer event of the year, the Great American Beer Festival! They will be open at 10 a.m. with Garden State Sliders to whip up beer pancakes and a breakfast burrito & beer special. 
Admission: Free to attend


WeldWerks X Casey Tap Takeover @ Hops & Pie


Where: Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
When: Thursday, September 21 | 11 a.m.
What: GABF is Hops & Pie’s biggest week of the year and once again, they are throwing down (with 20 extra taps on for the weekend!). On Thursday, September 21, H&P will be hosting Weldwerks x Casey Brewing for a massive tap takeover.
Beers:
WeldWerks:

  • Medianoche all nuts
  • DDH Steam Barrel
  • Cryo Fresh Hop Juicy Bits
  • Banana Daiquiri
  • Bam Bam Watermelon
  • Extra Extra Juicy Bits

Casey:

  • Leaner 2020
  • Fuzzless – Nectarine Side Project Collab
  • Bourbon East Bank Preserves – Peach
  • Velvet
  • Supreme Clientele 2022 – Blackberry Sour
  • Supreme Clientele 2023 – Raspberry Sour
  • Blender’s Paradise 

Admission: Free to attend


State of Craft Beer Showcase @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Denver)

Where: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew – 1624 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
When: Thursday, September 21 – Saturday, September 23 | Open 11 am – 10 pm on Thursday and Midnight on Friday-Saturday
What: In celebration of Denver’s biggest beer holiday, Oskar Blues Grill & Brew on Market Street will feature a “State of Craft Beer” draft list curated in collaboration with the Colorado Brewers Guild. The list includes 30 brewers’ favorite beers from across the Colorful State of Colorado. In- and out-of-state beer lovers can stop by Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, the closest beer bar to the Convention Center, throughout the week of the beer festival for a carefully curated selection of indie beers and a full lunch and dinner menu.

The craft beer bar and restaurant hosts a happy hour Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm with great deals on beers, sliders, wings, and more. Exclusively for the beer holiday week, the daily happy hour menu will feature a Chef’s Playground special on Gator Bites, highlighting the full menu’s cajun-inspired influence.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew’s downstairs music venue, The Black Buzzard, will host “The Orwells With Stone Jackals” on Friday, Sept. 22, and the “Travis Larson Band” on Saturday, Sept. 23. See more details and buy tickets in advance to sip on the “State of Craft Beer” list during the shows online at oskarbluesfooderies.com/denver.
Admission: Free to attend


Special Beer Tappings – Firestone Walker & Stone Brewing @ Improper City
Where: Improper City – 3201 Walnut St. Denver, CO 80205
When: Thursday, September 21 | 11 a.m.
What: Improper City always hosts a variety of beers on 36 taps, but during GABF weekend they will be featuring mini-tap takeovers from various breweries around the country. Come enjoy special tappings from Firestone Walker & Stone
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Weekend Showcase @ Congress Park Taproom – 833 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO

Where: Congress Park Taproom – 833 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO
When: Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24 | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
What: Join Congress Park Taproom for an awesome showcase of rare and limited-release beers! They are celebrating all things GABF for the ENTIRE WEEKEND!
Breweries:

  • Fort George
  • Parish
  • The Veil
  • Creature Comforts
  • Hill Farmstead
  • Live Oak
  • Finback
  • Other Half
  • AND MORE!!

Admission: Free to attend


Left Hand’s 30th Anniversary Celebration @ Left Hand Eat & Drink RiNo 

Where: Left Hand Eat & Drink RiNo – 4180 Wynkoop St, Ste 140 Denver, CO 80216
When: Thursday, September 21 | Noon
What: Headed to the Great American Beer Fest Sept. 21-23? Stop by Left Hand’s RiNo location on the way to celebrate (and pre-game!) with the release of their Barrel-Aged 30th Anniversary Stout available on draft and $10 for 12 oz bottles. They will also be featuring on tap five of their original beers from the 90’s – Motherlode Golden Ale, Jackman’s Pale Ale, Deep Cover Brown Ale, Black Jack Porter and Polestar Pilsner.
Admission: Free to attend


Welcome to the Here and Now + Party Committee Pilsner Release @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus

When: Thursday, September 21 | Noon
What: Amalgam Brewing releases its newest 5.8% abv West Coast Pilsner featuring Mosaic, Strata and Zuper Saazer hops showcasing floral lemon, which was brewed, fermented, canned at Bierstadt Lagerhaus. This release will be paired with Party Committee Pilsner, a follow-up to last year’s Palate Cleansing Pils collaboration with Bierstadt Lagerhaus.
Admission: Free to attend


Hostile Takeover x North Park @ Cerebral Brewing

Where: Cerebral Brewing – 1477 Monroe Street, Denver, CO

When: Thursday, September 21 | Noon

What: Join Cerebral Brewing in welcoming North Park Brewing for a one day tap takeover as well as the debut of their collaboration, Harvest Rocket.

Beers:

  • Harvest Rocket (Collab w/ Cerebral Brewing
  • Hop-Fu!
  • NZ-Fu!
  • Art is Hard
  • Magic Axe (Collab w/ Fidens Brewing & Brujos Brewing)
  • All OH Everything (Collab w/ Other Half Brewing)
  • Party Cup
  • Birdie to Bogey
  • NPBC7 DDH West Coast IPA
  • Fortified by Fire (Collab w/ Fidens Brewing, Vitamin Sea, Widowmaker)

Admission: Free to attend


GABF Beechwood Takeover @ Walter’s 303 Uptown  

Where: Walter’s 303 Uptown  – 1906 Pearl Street, Denver, CO
When: Thursday, September 21 | 1 p.m.
What: Come kick off GABF Week with Beachwood Brewing & Blendery Tap Takeover at Walters 303 Uptown.
Beers: 28 Haze Later, Safari Hat, Mega Melrose, Amalgamator, Sangria Serenade, Hayabusa
Admission: Free to attend


Culture Beverage Tap Takeover @ WestFax Brewing

Where: WestFax Brewing – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214
When: Thursday, September 21 | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
What: Join WestFax Brewing as they welcome their friends from Culture Beverage to host a mini tap takeover featuring a few of Culture Beverage’s out-of-state portfolio.
Beers:

  • Hop Butcher | The Jewels | ABV: 6.2%
    Mosaic & Vic Secret-Hopped Double India Pale Ale
    Soft tropical fruit with a pleasant underlying tartness and hints of grassy bitterness. Fresh grapefruit juice, orange, lemon, lime, and peach plus berries, mango, and oats.
  • Drekker | SMOL Cherry Lime | ABV: 6.2%
    Draft-friendly version of brains with slightly lower fruit content, Smol is our new line of fruited sours where we suppress all of the dark urges to make things super weird and we just add the perfect amount of fruit to make them not quite so thick but insanely tasty and refreshing. This Smol was blasted with just the perfect amount of cherry & lime and it’s just absurdly tasty!
  • The Bruery | Goses Are Red | ABV: 5.6%
    Gose-style ale with Syrah grapes aged in oak foeders.
    This is a rosé – and a gose – by any other name. Goses are Red is a stylish funky, crisp and tart gose ale inspired by the soft sweetness of a rosé wine.
  • Trillium – TBA

Cellar Dwellers & Undersellers @ TRVE Brewing 

Where: TRVE Brewing – 227 Broadway Unit 101, Denver, CO 80203
When: Thursday, September 21 | 2pm
What: Every brewery has one, and every dog has it’s day.
This GABF, we are proud to put the under-loved and under-crushed passion projects of many lauded breweries at the forefront with CELLAR DWELLERS AND UNDER SELLERS. For the beers and brewers that are brewing on the hill, for the beers they know folks should be drinking.
Come by the taproom to see what you’ve been missing from such inimitable crafters at breweries like Burial Beer, Other Half Brewing, Trillium Brewing, Weldwerks Brewing, Finback Brewery and Monkish Brewing, and let us all tell you we told you so.

Admission: Free to attend


Beer & Chocolate Pairing with David Nilsen @ Lady Justice Brewing 

Where: Lady Justice Brewing – 9735 E. Colfax Ave. Aurora, CO 80010
When: Thursday, September 21 | 2 – 3 p.m.
What: Join Advanced Cicerone and award-winning professional beer writer David Nilsen at Lady Justice Brewing for a guided pairing of bean-to-bar chocolate with Lady J’s excellent beers! 4 great beers, 4 great chocolates, 1 hour guided event.
Admission: $30 – Tickets available here


Brewer Meet + Greet @ Odell Brewing Five Points –  2945 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205

Where: Odell Brewing Five Points –  2945 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205
When: Thursday, September 21 | 2 – 6 p.m.
What: Join Odell Brewing in Five Points for a Brewer meet and greet at their Open Brewhouse event!
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Annual Lager Party with CSA Distro @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen 

Where: First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO
When: Thursday, September 21 | 4-8 p.m.
What: Join First Draft for their Annual Lager Party with CSA Distribution! This yearly party with CSA & Friends gives you the chance to try some of the best Lagers available on tap!
Beers:

  • Maine: Percy Pilsner
  • Lawsons: Scrag Mountain Pils
  • Jacks Abby: House Lager
  • Bearded Iris: Pep Talk Pils
  • Live Oak: Oaktoberfest
  • pFriem: West Coast Pilsner
  • Wayfinder: Freiheit Oktoberfest
  • Chuckanut: Japanese Lager
  • Von Trapp: Helles
  • Fieldwork: Smoked Helles
  • Wiseacre: Oktoberfest Marzen
  • Locavore: Das Litre Bier
  • New Image: Nachtober Fest

Admission: Free to attend


Friends and Family Patio Can Jam @ Ephemeral Rotating Taproom 

Where: Ephemeral Rotating Taproom – 2301 E 28th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
When: Thursday, September 21 | 4-8 p.m.
What:  WeldWerks Backyard Can Bash
Admission: Free to attend
Food: Fritay Haitian Cuisine


Strat Party @ Cannonball Creek Brewing 

Where: Cannonball Creek Brewing – 393 N Washington Ave, Golden, CO
When: Thursday, September 21 | 4 p.m. – 10 p.m
What: GABF-ers, the Strat Party is where it’s at! Cannonball Creek will be pouring Strat Boy West Coast Pilsner, as well as a brand new Strata-forward Project Alpha IPA!
Beer:
The Cannonball crew will be pouring a beautiful lineup of Strata beers from Burgeon Beer Company, Craft Coast Beer & Tacos, Rip Beer Co, Heritage Barbecue and Beer Co, Amalgam Brewing, Comrade Brewing Company, Joyride Brewing Company, and Westbound & Down Brewing Company.
Food: El Gallo Blanco
Additional Details: Featuring live music from 2 amazing local bands, Sorry Sweetheart 6pm and Boot Gun 7:15pm

Admission: Free to attend


GABF Week 2023: Cerebral & North Park @ Jake’s Brew Bar 

Where: Jake’s Brew Bar – 2530 Main Street, Littleton, CO
When: Thursday, September 21 | 4 – 10 p.m.
What: Special tappings of Cerebral Brewing and North Park Brewing beers
Beers: 

  • Cerebral – Barrel-Aged Safe Word 
  • Cerebral – Festbier
  • Cerebral & North Park Collab – West Coast IPA
  • North Park – X Raying Citra Dry-Hopped Hazy IPA
  • North Park – Ice Fu – DDH Cold IPA
  • North Park – Disciples of Fu : Masters of Mosaic

Admission: Free to attend


“The Beer Lover’s Guide to Cider” Book Signing with Beth Demmon @ Stem Ciders

Where: Stem Ciders RiNo – 3040 Blake Street #101
When: Thursday, September 21 | 5-7 p.m.
What: Take a break from beer at GABF and join Beth Demmon at Stem Ciders’ RiNo taproom to celebrate the release of her book, The Beer Lover’s Guide to Cider: American Ciders for Craft Beer Fans to Explore! A curated flight of beer and cider, as well as copies of the book and other swag, will be available for purchase. Buy a book and get a four-pack of Stem Ciders “Leaves” for $5! 
Admission: Free to attend


Outer Range & Friends @ Finn’s Manor

Where: Finn’s Manor – 2927 Larimer Street, Denver, CO
When: Thursday, September 21 | 5 p.m. – 12 a.m
What: Join Outer Range Brewing as they welcome several of their brewery friends for a night of special tappings at Finn’s Manor
Breweries: Outer Range, Other Half, Tripping Animals, Casey, Cerebral, de Garde & WeldWerks

Admission: Free to attend


GABF Night Brunch: Vinyl DJ’s and FREE Late Night Brunch @ Ratio Beerworks – 2920 Larimer Street, Denver, CO


When: Thursday, September 21 | 8 – 10 p.m.
What:
Keep the party going with FREE late night brunch bites from Steuben’s and vinyl DJ’s at Ratio Beerworks!! That’s right, join Ratio and Denver based, DJ trio “Night Brunch” in their RiNo taproom for a special night of indie, yacht rock and good old fashioned rock and roll. Steuben’s Food Service will be on-site handing out all your favorite items from their brunch menu – FOR FREE to anyone with a GABF pass!
Food: Stueben’s will go until food is gone! Full menu items will be available for purchase for non-pass holders.

Admission: Free to attend (Food is available for free for those with a GABF pass)


Pacific Northwest IPA Night @ Satellite Bar – 308 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO


When: Thursday, September 21 | 8 p.m
What: Enjoy limited and fresh hop IPA’s from the PAC NW
Beer: Ecliptic, Breakside, Fort George, Sockeye, and 2 Towns!
Admission: Free to attend


Bierhalle Brawl: Live Pro Wrestling @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus 


Where: Bierstadt Lagerhaus – 2875 Blake St. Denver, CO 80205
When: Thursday, September 21 | 9 – 11 p.m
What: Join Bierstadt for a night of debaucherous entertainment led by the talent at Rocky Mountain Pro. Come cheer, jeer, and #LagerHard with your local wrestler!
Additional Details: This event is 21+
Admission: Free to attend, but get a ticket ahead of time here


2023 A Space Oddity Comic After Party @ Denver Sports Castle


Where: Denver Sports Castle – 1000 N Broadway Ave
When: Thursday, September 21 | 10 p.m.
What: Maui Brewing, Modern Times, Creature Comforts and Crown & Hops, Roadhouse and Melvin will host a Cosmic After Party raising money for the Maui Brewing Co Fire Fund, a 5013C supporting relief efforts in Maui.
The evening will feature live music from Mikey Thunder and Ghost.Wav, immersive art from Skyline Productions, a fine selection of brews from the sponsor breweries and a full bar. Look for a silent auction and limited-edition event shirts for sale with 100% of proceeds towards the relief fund.
Admission: A donation of at least $10 per entry is suggested.


Friday, September 22nd Back to top

Special Beer Tappings at Improper City – Station 26 Brewing and Friends
Where:
Improper City – 3201 Walnut St. Denver, CO 80205
When: Friday, September 22 | 11 a.m.
What: Improper City always hosts a variety of beers on 36 taps, but during GABF weekend they will be featuring mini-tap takeovers from various breweries around the country. Come enjoy special tappings from Station 26 Brewing and friends.
Admission: Free to attend


CSA Showcase @ Fire on the Mountain Highlands


Where: Fire on the Mountain Highlands – 3801 W 32 Ave, Denver, CO
When: Friday, September 22 – 11 a.m.
What: Join Fire on the Mtn for a showcase of specialty beers from Crooked Stave Artisan’s portfolio of breweries.
Breweries:

  • The Alchemist
  • Hill Farmstead
  • Fiden’s
  • Monkish
  • Crooked Stave
  • Fieldwork
  • Humble Sea
  • Creature Comforts
  • and more!

Admission: Free to attend


Denver Rare Beer Tasting @ McNichols Civic Center Building


Where: McNichols Civic Center Building – 144 W Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80202
When: Friday, September 22 | 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
What: The Denver Rare Beer Tasting, a favorite of both craft brewers and beer fans, has become a traditional part of Denver Beer Week and the Great American Beer Festival weekend. The 14th edition of the event features 64 legendary craft breweries pouring some of the most sought-after beers on the planet to benefit the Pints for Prostates campaign. All-inclusive tickets ($200) include four hours of beer sampling, buffet lunch, t-shirt, tasting glass, the chance to meet the people who brewed the beers and the opportunity to take advantage of a free health screening (a 5-minute blood test valued at $750). Get Tested. Live Longer. Drink More Beer!
Admission: All-Inclusive Tickets Available Here for $200


Iron Maidens @ TRVE Dumpster Garden


Where: TRVE Brewing – 227 Broadway Unit 101
When: Friday, September 22 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
What: We are thrilled to be announcing the return of IRON MAIDENS for this year’s GABF, and with it the return of the TRVE Dumpster Garden.

Iron Maidens is a celebration of Woman-Owned and Female-Led breweries across the nation. This year will bring an all-new lineup of incredible beer from our sisters in arms at such formidable breweries as Trillium Brewing, Monkish Brewing, King Canary Brewing, Atrevida Beer Co, and Keeping Together Beer, as well as a few of our own.

Join us outside in the Dumpster Garden, behind the TRVE Brewing taproom where draft beer, food, and the spirit of the Iron Maidens can be found.
Admission: Free to attend


GABF CSA & Friends @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen


Where: First Draft Taproom & Kitchen – 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO
When: Friday, September 22 | Noon
What: First Draft is teaming up with CSA to double down on showcasing even more of the best beers available on the market to celebrate GABF being in town! -Parish: Ghost in the Machine
Beers:

  • Creature Comforts: Tropicalia
  • Alchemist: Focal Banger
  • Jester King: EZ Peel
  • Little Beast: Green Keeper Fresh Hop
  • Great Notion: Blueberry Muffin
  • 450 North: Lava Monster
  • Societe: The Pupil
  • Riip: Super Duper Cali IPA
  • Radiant Beer: The Art of Making Strangers Happy
  • Hill Farmstead: Foster Black IPA
  • Hill Farmstead: Anna Saison
  • Fort George: Electric Surf Board
  • Old Nation: M43 Hazy
  • Other Half: Green City Hazy IPA
  • Cellar Maker: ALF Hazy IPA
  • Hubbards Cave: Coffee and Cakes
  • Fidens: The Butcher Hazy IPA
  • Crooked Stave: Spon-Brett Sour
  • Humble Sea: TBD
  • Almanac: TBD
  • The Veil: TBD
  • Finback: TBD
  • De Garde: TBD
  • Bottle Logic: TBD
  • Monkish: TBD

Admission: Free to attend


GABF Special Release Weekend @ Verboten Brewing

Where: Verboten Brewing – 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO
When: Friday, September 22 | Noon
What: For GABF WEEKEND ONLY we’ll have all 5 variants of our World Beer Cup / US Open Beer Championship Gold Medal awarded Imperial Stout “Others In Darkness” on tap!

Beers:

  • Others In Darkness – A bold, smooth, & delicious Imperial Stout, available in 16oz Cans.
  • Others in Darkness Midnight Chocolate – an Imperial Stout crafted with real cocoa and vanilla, available in 16oz Cans.
  • Bourbon Aged Others in Darkness,- aged in Colorado small batch Bourbon barrels, available in 16oz Cans.
  • Others in Darkness Irish Coffee – a Bourbon barrel-aged Stout infused with coffee and milk sugar, available in 16oz Cans.
  • Cognac Aged Others in Darkness – an Imperial Stout aged in a Cognac Barrel, available in elegant 16.9oz glass bottles.

Crafted ERP’s GABF Brewz Cruize 2023 @ Colorado Convention Center Parking Lot
Where: Parking Lot Across from Colorado Convention Center – 1417 Stout St. Denver, CO 80202
When: Friday, September 22 | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m
What: Crafted ERP is excited to host the 7th Annual Great American Beer Festival Brewz Cruize. This event is exclusive to individuals working in the craft beer industry. Brewz Cruize brings together hundreds of craft beer pros and vendors from around the country, featuring beer tastings, delicious food, free swag, networking and a lot of fun!

This year’s event will be held at the parking lot across from the Denver Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 22, from 1-5 p.m. Registration is required, and you must be an exhibitor at GABF to attend.
Admission: Please email [email protected] for registration details.


A Quad of Quads @ Burns Family Artisan Ales

Where: Burns Family Artisan Ales – 2505 W 2nd Ave #13, Denver, CO
When: Friday, September 22 | Noon
What: Head to Burns Family Artisan Ales as they release four new barrel-aged Quads to join their classic Quad on draft.
Admission: Free to attend


Unofficial Rare Beer Afterparty @ Finn’s Manor


Where: Finn’s Manor – 2927 Larimer Street, Denver, CO
When: Friday, September 22 | 2 p.m. – 12 a.m
What: Join Finn’s Manor for the “Unofficial Denver Rare Beer Tasting Afterparty” featuring special tappings from several incredible breweries
Breweries: Amalgam, Bierstadt, Bagby, Beachwood, Cannonball Creek, Chuckanut, Comrade, de Garde, La Cumbre, Perennial, pFriem, Riip, Russian River, Wayfinder & Westbound & Down
Admission: Free to attend


Alpha King Challenge Presented by YCH Hops @ Rock Bottom Brewery

Where: Rock Bottom Brewery
When: Friday, September 22 | 2 p.m.
What: Join YCH Hops for the 25th Anniversary of the Alpha King Challenge and see who will be crowned champion. We will have beers on tap :
Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder IIPA (2007 Winner)
Pinthouse Brewing Fully Adrift IIPA (2018 Winner)
Alvarado Street Brewery Double Cone IPA (2019 Winner)
and beer from their competition partner and namesake 3 Floyds Brewing, as well as an array of beers from our gracious hosts Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery.Doors open and judging starts at 11am. Top 20 judging begins at 1:30 and winners will be announced at around 4:20 pm when judging concludes.


Hill Farmstead GABF Tapping @ Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House

Where: Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House – 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026
When: Friday, September 22 | 2 p.m.
What: The GABF action is hot this year and we’re thrilled to have some incredible beers to share. Hill Farmstead has sent us another drop of their highly acclaimed hoppy beer and farmhouse ales so we’re tapping them just in time for the weekend
Beers:

  • Arthur – Farmhouse Saison
  • Double Motueka – Imperial IPA
  • Foster – IPA with Citra & Simcoe Hops
  • Song of Autumn – Red IPA with Vermont Grown Hops

Admission: Free to attend


Great American Beer Fiesta @ Raices Brewing
Where: Raices Brewing Company – 2060 West Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80204
When: Friday, September 22 | 3 – 11 p.m.
What: Join Racies for their 2nd Great American Beer Fiesta during #DenverBeerWeek. This event celebrates the culture and contributions of cerveza, from its farmers to its manufacturers, all the way to its ancillary occupations and its fan base… so, let’s have a Fiesta! Live Music/DJs/Dancing. More details coming soon!
Admission: Free to attend


Horse & Dragon Tap Invasion @ The Hyatt Regency Denver
Where: Hyatt Regency Denver – 650 15th St. Denver, CO 80202
When: Friday, September 22 | 4 – 7 p.m.
What: Join the team from Horse & Dragon Brewing Co (Fort Collins) for a tap invasion at the Hyatt Regency’s Former Saint Restaurant – four delicious beers will be featured, and the Horse & Dragon crew will be on hand to chat beer, GABF, and the many fun ways to celebrate in Denver!
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Tapshare & Throwdown @ New Terrain Brewing
Where: New Terrain Brewing – 16401 Table Mountain Parkway Golden, CO 80403
When: Friday, September 22 | 4 – 9 p.m.
What: Vail Brewing Co will be at New Terrain to help celebrate GABF weekend! They’ll have multiple beers on tap alongside New Terrain and there will be live music as well.
Admission: Free to attend


TRVE Brewing’s Battle of the Brewery Bands @ The Crypt


Where: The Crypt – 1618 E 17th Ave⁠
When: Friday, September 22 | 9 p.m.
What: TRVE Brewing and several of our cohorts around the brewery world will be testing our collective metals on the stage of The Crypt, for an industry party the likes of which have not been heard – we guarantee it.

Join our bar staff, brew staff, and the Music City Hot Chicken team as we join alongside Ratio Beer Works and Cerebral Brewing as we attempt to play cover songs across the world of heavy metal and rock ‘n roll.

Practice? Experience? Who needs it. There will be beer on draft, the partnered breweries featured all day at the taproom, and maybe even a trophy.

Shout out to our friends at The Crypt for hosting this righteous mess, and we invite you all to join us for an escape from the norm of the industry’s most exhausting weekend.
Admission: Free to attend


Elite Brands Portfolio GABF Tap Takeover @ Hops & Pie 


Where: Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
When: Friday, September 22 | 11 a.m.
What: Kick off the weekend with our Friday tape takeover featuring the finest breweries in the Elite Brands portfolio! Once again for GABF, we’re bringing in the Falling Rock beer trailer on the patio, adding 40 lines, so we will have 55-60 beers on tap!
Beer: 

  • Russian River:
    • Pliny the Elder
    • Blind Pig
    • STS Pils
    • Mind Circus
    • Beatification
    • Supplication
    • Intinction
    • Consecration
    • Funky Foeder
  • 3 Floyds:
    • Dark Lord
    • Zombie Dust
    • Gumball Head
    • WP Foggy Geezer
  • Brooklyn
    • Black Ops
    • Brooklyn Lager
  • Outer Range Brewing
    • Three great beers to come!
  • 4 Noses
    Beers to be announced soon
  • 903 Brewers
    – Woe What A Night Black Lager
    – Caramel Donut Cream Ale
  • Alesmith
    – BA Speedway with Vanilla and Coconut
  • Modern Times
    – Wizard Blend 2022
  • Coronado Brewing
    – Big Weekend DIPA
  • Destihl
    – Haze of the Dead

Food: Hops & Pie kitchen is open starting at 11am
Admission: Free to attend


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Saturday, September 23rd Back to top

GABF Awards Breakfast @ Burns Family Artisan Ales

Where: Burns Family Artisan Ales – 2505 W 2nd Ave #13, Denver, CO
When: Saturday, September 23 | Noon
What: Join Burns Family Artisan Ales for their Great American Beer Festival Awards watch party & Breakfast. The brewery will be open at 9:30a to stream the awards ceremony which kicks off at 10a. Breakfast will be provided by Chef Jared Kendall of Thistle and Mint, featuring made-to-order Swedish crepes with your choice of sweet or savory fillings.
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Awards Ceremony Watch Party & Breakfast Tacos @ River North Brewery (RiNo)

Where: River North Brewery (RiNo) – 3400 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, September 23 | 10 a.m.
What: We’re opening the Blake Street taproom early so we can watch the Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony AND Moya’s Tacos will be slingin’ breakfast tacos to go with your beer!
Beer: We will have NEW Double Honey Hello Darkness AND Double Barrel Aged Dark Sorceress on tap.
Food: Moya’s Tacos
Admission: No Ticket Required


GABF Awards Show Watch Party @ The Dairy Block
Where: Dairy Block -1800 Wazee St. Denver, CO 80202
When: Saturday, September 23 | 10 a.m. 
What: Cheer for your favorite local brewers with a festive GABF Awards Show Watch Party inside the FREE MARKET
Admission: Free to attend


Colorado-Brewed West Coast IPA All Stars @ Hops & Pie

  • Where: Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
    When: Saturday, September 23 | 11 a.m. 
    What: Hops & Pie’s final GABF tap takeover features those that brew West Coast IPAs the best. They’ll be having dozens of beers from Comrade, Cannonball Creek, Westbound & Down and Joyride!
    Beer:
  • Liquid Mechanics:
    • Golden Nugs
    • Lucid AF
  • Comrade:
    • More Dodge Less Ram
    • Super Power
  • Joyride:
    • You Have to Call Me Dragon
    • You have to call me Nighthawk
    • Adult Bunkbeds
    • Strat Pack, Fresh Hop
  • Westbound & Down
    • Howdy Folks
    • Hop Measuring
    • Spirit of the West
  • Cannonball Creek:
    • Project Alpha
    • Trump Hands 

Admission: Free to attend


Anti-GABF GABF Club x Cohesion @ Cerebral Brewing

Where: Cerebral Brewing – 1477 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206
When: Saturday, September 23 | 12 p.m.
What:
An irreverent protest of “hype” styles that tend to take over the Denver beer scene every year during the fest, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Cohesion to highlight the beloved industry favorite – LAGERS.
Admission: Free to attend


The Great Mexican Beer Fiesta @ Cerveceria Colorado


Where: Cerveceria Colorado – 1635 Platte Street Denver, CO 80202
When: Saturday, September 23 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
What: For the grande finale of the Great American Beer Festival week, Cerveceria Colorado is throwing their annual Great Mexican Beer Fiesta!
In collaboration with their sister brewery, Denver Beer Co, the duo will be hosting a Mexican Street Fiesta to celebrate collaboration in craft beer with a few of the best brewers from our neighbors in Mexico. This year’s event will include collaborative craft beer, Lucha Libre, Folklorico Dances courtesy of ArtistiCO, live entertainment, food trucks, mercadito featuring local artisans and a few of our Cervezas for Causes charity partners, and of course, lots of Mexican fare! 
Admission: Free to attend


Lager Wars @ Jagged Mountain

Jagged Mountain Brewery
Photo by Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project

Where: Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery – 1139 20th St. Denver, CO 80202
When: Saturday, September 23 | 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
What: Lager Wars is back! A friendly staff competition where each staff member blends up unique recipes, ingredients, and wacky ideas into one style of beer! The first keg to kick wins a spot on the covenant Golden Crowler Tower. All 8 beers tap at 12PM and are on tap until they kick!
Admission: Free to attend


Bottom Feeders @ TRVE Dumpster Garden (Behind TRVE) 

Where: TRVE Dumpster Garden (Behind TRVE) – 227 Broadway Unit 101, Denver, CO 80203
When: Saturday, September 23 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
What:  Calling all Lagerheads – join us in the depths this GABF for the fourth annual BOTTOM FEEDERS Lager Fest, in the TRVE Dumpster Garden.⁠ ⁠ An ocean of crispy beers will flow, Music City Hot Chicken will serve, and rock ‘n roll will reign as we proudly host taps from such fine breweries as Halfway Crooks Beer, Bagby Beer, Human Robot Brewing, Alma Mader Brewing, Zillicoah Beer Co, Live Oak Brewing, Burial Beer Co., and New ImageBrewing, as well as one or two of our own finest crushers.⁠ ⁠ Send another GABF packing with us at Denver’s best rock ‘n roll lager party – outside in the Dumpster Garden
Food: Music City Hot Chicken
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Pig Roast & Luau @ Cannonball Creek

Where: Cannonball Creek Brewing – 393 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80403
When: Saturday, September 23 | Noon
What: Join Cannonball Creek in closing out GABF with a Pig Roast from H3sh3r BBQ featuring live music from The One & Only Jon Ham at 2pm. Proceeds from the sale of flower leis will go to support The Second Wind Fund.
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Grand Finale with Russian River and Lagunitas @ First Draft Taproom 


Where: First Draft Taproom – 1309 26th St, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, September 23 | 1 p.m.
What: As G.A.B.F. 2023 wraps up we are excited to enjoy some amazing Grand Finale beers, from two iconic breweries – Russian River and Lagunitas Brewing. To say we save some of the best for last is an understatement.
Beer: Tapping Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder, STS Pils, and more to be announced
Admission: Free to attend


GABF Week 2023: Super Sendoff w/ CSA! @ Jakes Brew Bar 

Where: Jakes Brew Bar – 2530 Main St, Littleton, CO 80120
When:
Saturday, September 22 | 1 p.m.
What: Enjoy close to 30 tappings, we lost count. But it’s a tap list filled with the best they could find. Special thanks to our friends at CSA Artisans for pulling out all the stops. It’s only the hits my friends and it’s going to be good!
Admission: Free to attend


Ex-Honey DBA Hello Darkness + Double Barrel-Aged Dark Sorceress Release Party @ River North Brewery 

Where: River North Brewery – 3400 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, September 22 | 1 p.m.
What: Join River North Brewery for the release of Ex-Honey Double Barrel Aged Hello Darkness. These were some special barrels. First filled with Colorado honey, then Colorado malt whiskey, followed by Imperial Porter for 20 months.
We liked it so much, that we decided to age the beer again for another 6 months in fresh ex-honey whiskey barrels. Because why not? Aged in award-winning barrels from Spirit Hound Distillers.
On tap and in bottles to go at both River North taprooms on Saturday, September 23rd

River North will also be releasing Double Barrel-Aged Dark Sorceress spellbinding barrel-aged porter aged twice in barrels. Barrel I: Colorado single malt + Barrel II: Colorado bourbon 19.17% ABV
Admission: Free to attend / Link to Pre-sale of Double Barrel Aged Ex-Honey


CSA All Day @ Finn’s Manor

Where: Finn’s Manor – 2927 Larimer Street, Denver, CO
When: Saturday, September 22 | 2 p.m. – 12 a.m
What: Join Finn’s Manor for special tappings from Crooked Stave Artisan’s portfolio of breweries
Breweries: Alchemist, Alesong, Beachwood Blendery, Chuckanut, Crooked Stave, de Garde, Fiden’s, Fort George, Hill Farmstead, Jester King, La Cumbre, Monkish, Perennial, pFriem, Riip, Wayfinder
Admission: Free to attend


Ratio Beerworks & Inland Island Presents: The 7th Annual GABF Karaoke Party Hosted by Wort Wrangler @ Ratio Beerworks

Where: Ratio Beerworks- 2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, September 22 | 8 p.m.
What: Get ready for the 7th annual GABF Karaoke throwdown with Ratio Beerworks, presented by Inland Island on Saturday, September 23rd!
Join Ratio, Wort Wrangler, Inland Island and all your best buddies in town for GABF from 8PM – LATE in the RiNo taproom. One free Ratio beer for anyone who sings! First come, first serve for sign-ups! Wort Wrangler is a 90’s baby so he’s encouraging 90’s songs, and will be giving away special prizes and goodies for anyone who hits the hardest! Extra special bonus points if you get real “emo” about it!
Admission: Free to attend


Sunday, September 24th Back to top

GABF Tap Takeover and Pig Roast at Middleman w/ Cityscapes “Kimchiladas” @ Middleman – 3401 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206


When: Sunday, September 24 | 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
What: Join Ratio Beerworks on Colfax for a special tap takeover and pig roast.
Beer: Ratio Beerworks, Limited edition “Kimchiladas” using our Cityscapes Mexican Style Lager will be served all day long!
Food: Pig Roast
Additional Details: Hosted by Ratio Beerworks, this event will be at Middleman, not at Ratio!

Admission: Free to attend


Alt Service & Wayne’s Birthday @ Burns Family Artisan Ales

Where: Burns Family Artisan Ales – 2505 W 2nd Ave #13, Denver, CO
When: Sunday, September 24 | Noon
What: Head to Burns Family Artisan Ales to enjoy Alt Service & celebrate Wayne’s Birthday. Alt Service as they do in Düsseldorf, with our twist: a German Punk theme.
Admission: Free to attend


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