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Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX Lineup Once Again No Joke

June 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Tickets for Pints for Prostates Awareness Event on Sale Father’s Day  

More than 60 of America’s leading craft breweries have committed to take part in the ninth annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting to raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign. The lineup, once again, is no joke!

The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 6 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 68 craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.

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2017 GABF Ticket Sale Dates Announced

April 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Featured image courtesy of greatamericanbeerfestival.com

Get ready! Tickets for the 2017 Great American Beer Festival will go on sale August 1 and 2. Last year, GABF sold out in 1 hour and 7 minutes so be sure to mark your calendars!

In 2016, GABF celebrated its 35th anniversary where 60,000 attendees brought down the house at the convention center. That means 3,800+ beers were poured and 780 breweries pouring those beers, all of which hit a new record. We can only expect more for 2017.

This year, the most anticipated beer event takes place October 5 – 7. Choose from four sessions over the span of three days and sample brews from more than 800 breweries. Read More

Collaboration Fest | Überbrew Follows Up Fantastic GABF with Four Collaborations

March 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

During the 4th Annual Collaboration Fest this weekend at Denver’s National Western Complex, don’t be surprised when the name Überbrew continues to pop up. The Billings, Montana based brewers are collaborating on four beers this year, an impressive feat for any brewery let alone one based out of Montana. “Collaboration Fest stands out as unique in a sea of very similar festival formats. Not only is Collaboration Fest unique but it has a very special energy and vibe,” says Überbrew “Beer Apostle” Chad Broderius.

Überbrew
Photo Credit: Brewtography Project

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Event Recap | Epic Brewing’s 50 Firkin Fiasco

October 18, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Another Great American Beer Festival has come and gone, and looking back at the festival, and the week of events that accompanied the festival it’s sad to think we have to wait a full year for it come around again. My week of beer-centric events started with Epic Brewing’s 4th annual 50 Firkin Fiasco.

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2016 GABF Fantasy Brewery Results

October 18, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

We here at PorchDrinking believe beer should be fun. So three years ago we set out to add a different take on the Great American Beer Festival by inviting a mix of national and local writers to participate in our GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft. Each year we draft breweries based on how we believe they’ll finish during GABF awards ceremony and earn points based on those finishes.

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Event Recap | Beers Made By Walking 2016

October 17, 2016 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Beers Made By Walking’s sixth go-around did not disappoint attendees at the Denver Nature and Science museum this past Tuesday, Oct. 4. Attendees rolled in at 5:30 p.m. sharp to fill their tasting glasses alongside earthly relics like a sparkling gemstone exhibit and a huge whale skeleton suspended from the rafters. The setting was certainly fitting for the nature theme of the festival, and breweries displayed whimsical adjuncts like pine cones and berries on their respective tables. I felt a buzz just thinking about how the event’s proceeds would be directly benefitting this museum we were standing in.

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What the Funk!? Invitational: Best Beer Festival You Probably Didn’t Attend

October 14, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Last Tuesday’s What the Funk!? Invitational once again flexed its might as one of the greatest collection of barrel-aged, funky/wild, and sour beers in the game. Taking place in a week already teeming with elite-level beer events including Rare Beers, Beers Made By Walking, Curiosity Ball, a wealth of special tappings, releases, beer dinners and not to mention–the main event–GABF, WTF!? still managed to stand tall among the rest.

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Event Recap | Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII

October 13, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

How do you one-up the Great American Beer Festival? Get outta here! That was a trick question. But if one beer tasting comes anywhere close, it’s the annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting.

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GABF 2016 | Our Favorite Beer Names

October 12, 2016 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

There were more than 3,500 beers being poured at GABF this past weekend. You probably did’t try them all. In fact you probably didn’t even stop to look at every single beer being poured at the festival. Well I definitely didn’t try all of the beers either, but I did do some extensive investigating of the beers at GABF and compiled a list of my favorite beer names.

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2016 GABF Awards Result in Error, The Rise of New Breweries and More

October 11, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

This year’s 2016 Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony was anything but dull. To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Festival, the Brewers Association, the trade organization that puts on the event, assembled a much more polished performance in recognizing the industry’s best.

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2016 GABF Route Preview | Fruit Beers Route

October 7, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

For the past month and a half our staff has been reaching out to every brewery attending the Great American Beer Festival to try to preview what they’ll be bringing to the fest. 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.

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Beerstagram | September 29 – October 6

October 7, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

It’s GABF week!! We are having a hard time containing our excitement over here, can’t you tell?! This week’s Beerstagram is of course dedicated to the almighty Great American Beer Festival. Cheers!

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Event Preview | Epic Brewing 50 Firkin Fiasco

October 6, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Of all the events going on during the Great American Beer Festival, there are only a handful that truly showcase something unique, distinct, and rare. Such is the case with tonight’s Epic Brewing 50 Firkin Fiasco which celebrates the greatness of one-off single barrel firkins.

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The Ultimate Guide to Stepping Up Your Pretzel Necklace Game

October 6, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Alright, it’s time to have a little intervention. Festival season is coming and I’m thinking about just rocking a basic pretzel necklace. But in true Tim the Toolman Taylor form (the O.G. Xzibit) it’s time to take this decorative yet functional accessory up a notch. Let’s step up your pretzel necklace game in a BIG way.

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2016 GABF Route Preview | Odd / Unique Beers Route

October 6, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

For the past month and a half our staff has been reaching out to every brewery attending the Great American Beer Festival to try to preview what they’ll be bringing to the fest. 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.
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Event Preview | 2016 Offensively Delicious Craft Beer Comedy Show

October 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When: Wednesday, October 5, 6-10 p.m.

Where: McNichols Building (Denver, CO)

One of the cooler and more unique events during Great American Beer Festival is back and closer to downtown than ever before. Renegade and Sexpot Comedy are teaming up again for the Offensively Delicious Craft Beer Comedy Show at McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. As an unofficial kickoff to GABF, which starts on Thursday, Offensively Delicious offers a miniature beer festival with brews from 10 great breweries and the comedic stylings of some hilarious local and national comedians. Read More

12 Must-Visit Denver Breweries You Won’t Find at GABF

October 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

The Great American Beer Festival is huge. With almost 800 breweries on the roster, it feels like you have the whole craft beer world at your fingertips when you step on that tasting floor. However, it’s easy to forget that some Colorado breweries aren’t participating, even ones a few minutes away from the convention center. While we love GABF, it would be a shame to visit Denver without checking out a few of these fantastic local breweries. Read More

2016 GABF Route Preview | Hoppy Beers Route

October 5, 2016 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

For the past month and a half our staff has been reaching out to every brewery attending the Great American Beer Festival to try to preview what they’ll be bringing to the fest. 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.

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Beer Celebrities To Look For At The Great American Beer Fest

October 4, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

The Great American Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity for beer geeks, like yours truly, to rub elbows with the best in the craft beer industry. And while you may be a bit blown away when spotting some of these industry titans, please refrain from actually rubbing their elbows. That’s awkward.

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