GABF 2017 Recap, Favorites, & More

Great American Beer Festival 2017 is a wrap! And it was another awesome, impeccably organized event, thanks to the Brewers Association, sponsors, volunteers, and the 800+ breweries from all over the country who brought over 3,900 beers to share with 60,000 eager beer lovers. GABF isn’t merely hundreds of booths pouring beer. It’s a competition. It’s seminars, talks…

Find Your #HoppyPlace at Great American Beer Festival 2017!

The Great American Beer Festival is one week away! Whether you’re a GABF newbie or a veteran, this post highlights some of the “can’t miss” booths, areas, and activities at GABF 2017. But before we get started with what’s actually at the fest, first–get that app:  My GABF App Seriously—download the FREE app. The festival map…

GABF Week Event Roundup 2017

It’s almost time for the 2017 Great American Beer Festival! After scouring GABF-centric events for nearly a month, I’ve finally completed my roundup over 60 awesome events for GABF week! This list mainly features events at Denver’s finest beer bars, so be sure to check out my Facebook Events page for TONS of other events in Denver…

Ticket Alert: GABF 2017

Ladies and gentlemen: Mark your calendars. 2017 Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale next week! Tuesday, August 1 is the Member Pre-Sale. Wednesday, August 2 is the Public Sale.  Here are all the details for GABF 2017, from the Brewers Association: Find Your #HoppyPlace at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival®  What: For the…

GABF 2015: Recap, Best in Show

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival promised to be “Bigger. Better. Beerier” than ever before. There was an additional 90,000 square feet in the tasting hall, a second entrance for ticket holders and around 3,800 beers from 750 or so breweries. And in my opinion, it was the best yet. I’ve been to dozens of beer festivals over…

Gearing up for GABF: Past Favorite Beers to Watch For

Beer lovers, rejoice! It’s almost time for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned GABF veteran, this year’s festival is sure to be one of the best yet, with 90,000 additional square feet and over 800 breweries. For those who haven’t attended before, there is lots of helpful information…

Brews or Bust at GABF 2015

Check out this interesting concept and art exhibit called Brews or Bust. It is an artistic partnership between The Great American Beer Festival and The Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB) that features an exhibition of 12 breast casts from some of the most influential brewers in the industry. See the full press release below:   The…

Pedaling Toward Men’s Health & GABF: 1400 Miles

1400 Miles is an organization that aims to probe the conversation on men’s prostate health. Founded by Davis Tucker, owner of the NXNW Restaurant and Brewery in Austin, who was inspired by his friend and craft beer pioneer Don Thompson, the team is biking 1400 miles from Austin to Denver in an effort to fundraise and promote…

September Beer Events

Sure, the Great American Beer Festival is sold out. But whether you’re attending or not, there are plenty of other fun beer events in September! Note: Due to events being continually announced, I will update this post as necessary. Starting Tue., Sep. 1: The Great Douglas County Libraries Brew Tour 2015  (takes place at 8 breweries;…

GABF 2014: Best In Show

I’ve been to the Great American Beer Festival for the past several years. Normally I don’t run into too much of a problem paring down my list of favorites…but this year is proving to be the most challenging yet. Perhaps it’s that, with all the beer drinking I do on a regular basis, my palate…