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Event Preview | Beers Made By Walking Festival

October 1, 2014 | 1

This week, folks from across the country will flock to Denver, Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival. While here, they’ll partake in one of the greatest events our city hosts, undoubtedly stumbling upon beautiful architecture, delicious food, and incredible people during their stay.

Fall in Colorado is host to indescribable mountain beauty, and what a shame it is that GABF visitors might only catch a glimpse of the changing Aspen trees from an airplane flying in. If you can’t make it to the great outdoors this week, bring the great outdoors to you at the Beers Made By Walking Festival October 3rd at Wynkoop Brewing Company.

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GABF Event Preview | Vine Street Pub Brewer’s Dinner

September 30, 2014 |

Can you believe it’s finally here? GABF week has arrived, and the diehards have already started this week off with a bang at Upslope’s Falling Rock Collaboration event, as well as at specialty beer releases at Hops & Pie … Read More

The Glass Is Life | GABF Bottles to Try

September 29, 2014 |

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There’s a certain mystique that still exists when cracking open a rare bottle of beer. Perhaps it dates back to the familiar … Read More

GABF Daytrip | Denver Brewery Tour

September 29, 2014 | 2

With almost 700 breweries from all over the country pouring at the Great American Beer Festival this year, it’s easy to overlook how many great ones we have right here in Denver. How many? I count 37 breweries and cideries with taprooms in a roughly five-mile radius of the Colorado Convention Center where the festival will be held, and I’m guessing a handful more opened while I was typing this post. Many of them will not be at GABF, and most do not distribute their products outside of Colorado. We know craft beer drinkers to be an adventurous sort, so why not do a little exploring before or after the fest? In that spirit, I’ve compiled a list of destinations nearby that are easily accessible by foot, bike, or a short ride with your favorite car service. Dear readers, please stow your pretzel necklaces and hop cone hats for a moment – we’re going on an insider’s Denver brewery tour.

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2014 GABF Pour List Preview *UPDATED 9/26*

September 23, 2014 | 1

The Great American Beer Festival has always meant so very much to us. We were granted credentials to the festival in our first year of existence, and since then we’ve vowed to provide as much in-depth coverage as possible surrounding the … Read More

2014 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft (Live at 6pm MST)

September 21, 2014 |

Live Blog 2014 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft

It’s hard to believe, but we’re finally arrived at year two of the GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft! True to the nature of PorchDrinking, last year we set out to bring a unique element … Read More

GABF | DMV Takeaways

July 29, 2014 |

This post was written in conjunction with Erin Russell (Petrey).

The DMV should be proud of its representation at the Great American Beer Festival this year. There will be 27 breweries pouring from the District, Maryland and Virginia in Denver … Read More

2014 GABF Breweries in Attendance and Missing

July 29, 2014 | 3

692 Breweries. 4 Sessions. 3 Days. Over 3,000 beers. Denver, CO. And so the stage has been set. Earlier this week, The Brewers Association released the lineup of breweries who would be in attendance at this year’s Great American Beer … Read More

2014 Great American Beer Festival Tickets on Sale Tuesday

July 28, 2014 | 2

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It is upon us. Take shelter. Boost your internet bandwidth. Update your ticketmaster information. Begin training your livers. 2014 Great American Beer Festival tickets go on pre-sale to AHA members at 10 a.m. MDT Tuesday, July 29.

General Public tickets are available to the general public on Wednesday morning, July 30 at 10 a.m. MDT. through Ticketmaster.

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2013 GABF Fantasy Brewery Final Results

October 16, 2013 |

Last week we introduced PorchDrinking.com’s Inaugural GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft. We assembled a tremendous collection of national and local writers who selected breweries and earned points from medals won by those breweries during the GABF awards ceremony which took place on Saturday.  Here was the scoring guide we went by:

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GABF A Prospectus

October 15, 2013 | 2

What do New Glarus, The Bruery, Three Floyds, Sun King, Surly, Bells, Destihl, The Lost Abbey, Cigar City, Funky Buddha, and New Holland all have in common?  Aside being a tremendous lineup of breweries in their own right, they also served as one of the most ridiculous 20 minute murderer’s row starts to a Great American Beer Festival I’ve ever encountered.

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GABF Winners Announced

October 14, 2013 |

Saturday we live tweeted the 2013 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony where breweries were recognized by the Brewer’s Association for their accomplishments by style in this year’s competition. The big winners this year included strong showings from Beachwood … Read More

2013 GABF Must Try Beer List

October 9, 2013 | 1

From our extensive pour list, a few of our resident beer geeks have put their heads together to compile a list of “must-try” beers at GABF. These are beers that we have either tried ourselves and give the highest praise or are from breweries that we have come to know and love who’s beer intrigues us enough to hype it up! So here we go, make sure you taste your way through some of these beers at GABF, and if you manage to catch one of our staff at the same booth, be sure to throw up a high-five! Read More

2013 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft Results

October 8, 2013 | 5
As if the Great American Beer Festival weren’t ridiculously fun on it’s own merits, we decided to punch things up a bit this year by inviting a mix of national and local writers to participate in our inaugural 2013 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft. A big thanks to Illegal Pete’s who sponsored and hosted the draft Sunday night.

2013 GABF Pour List – Full Regional Breakdown

October 7, 2013 |

For the past month we’ve been calling and e-mailing breweries in order to provide you with a list of what your favorite breweries will be pouring at this weekend’s Great American Beer Festival.  Today we present out list broken … Read More

2013 GABF Fantasy Brewery Live Draft

October 6, 2013 | 1

Welcome to the 2013 PorchDrinking.com 2013 GABF Fantasy Brewery Live Draft.

A few details:

The draft will run very much like a fantasy football snake style draft, meaning that the last person to pick in the first round will be the first person to pick … Read More

PorchDrinking.com 2013 GABF Events Guide

October 3, 2013 |

For a little over a week each year, beer fanatics from across the globe descend on Denver, CO in honor of the Great American Beer Festival.  They say the week’s outside events are sometimes better than the fest itself. We’ve … Read More

GABF App: There’s an app for that

September 25, 2013 |

Finding your way around the festival will be a breeze

With 600 breweries and 3,000 beers at GABF (Great American Beer Festival for all of those folks that aren’t privy to the acronym lingo of the Brewer’s Association), it can be a little daunting to find what you’re looking for, or even decide where to begin. Who would have thought that sampling beer would be so difficult! No worries good friend, there is a delightful little app that will help you. And you can do it all with one hand!

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GABF sells out in record time- Here’s how the BA can improve the process to bring access to more.

August 6, 2013 |

The Great American Beer Festival sold out this year in a record 23 minutes. If you were lucky enough to get tickets, then congratulations – you are holding a golden ticket to the Superbowl of beer. If you were in … Read More

2013 Great American Beer Festival Breweries Breakdown

July 30, 2013 | 6

After several weeks of sifting through duplicate entries and moving breweries off the waiting list, the Brewers Association announced last night their full list of 2013 Great American Beer Festival breweries who will be attending the festival.

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