Best in Show: The Standouts of GABF 2013

This year I entered the hall of the Great American Beer Festival at approximately 5:45, ready to try as many of the beers/breweries on my list as I possibly could before 10 p.m. It’s always a fun challenge, and I did stop by a majority of the booths I’d hoped to. However, four hours just…

Colorado Beer Girl’s Exclusive Interview with Greg Koch of Stone Brewing

Every year, the week of Great American Beer Festival means a plethora of exciting beer events in Denver. And along with those events come all sorts of visitors: festival attendees, brewers, speakers, beer reps, and more. Thursday night I had the amazing opportunity to meet and talk to the CEO and co-founder of one of the best…

1400 Miles Arrives in Denver!

“1400 Miles, a documented bike ride from Austin, Texas to Denver, Colo. in 14 days to raise awareness for prostate cancer, will celebrate the journey on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Denver’s Black Shirt Brewing Company for a night of great food, craft beer, live music and to support the riders and the Pints for Prostates…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I’m not referring to Christmas, though it’s kind-of like Christmas for beer lovers. I’m talking of course about the Great American Beer Festival and Denver Beer Fest. It’s a remarkable time to be in Denver: GABF week. As if the festival itself isn’t enough, dozens of breweries and bars have planned special beer events the entire…

GABF Can’t-Miss Breweries: Your Suggestions

In preparing for this year’s Great American Beer Festival, I would like your suggestions. I am interested in hearing which booths I need to stop by, specifically the ones that don’t distribute in Colorado. I’ll gladly accept ideas that include breweries whose beer I CAN get here as well, but GABF is always a good…

Wynkoop Brewing’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout: Does this count as meat?

I am a long-time vegetarian.  I am also a lover of beer.  These two normally harmonious characteristics were recently challenged when I found out about Wynkoop Brewing’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout. I know “meat” beers exist; I’ve heard of bacon beers but never had any interest in trying them.  And it’s not because I’ve been…

Best in Show: The standouts of GABF 2012

In my previous post I listed several of my favorite beers from this year’s GABF. But I wanted to do one more that specifically pointed out a few beers and breweries I thought were just unbelievable.  Hot Thoup (Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, DE).  This beer was served warm, which is completely unlike any beer…

Great American Beer Festival 2012: Highlights

Thanks to some of my wonderful followers I was able to get a lot of superb suggestions on breweries to visit during GABF.  Specifically I needed help with those East of the Mississippi River, as many of them don’t make their way out to Colorado.  If you told me to go see a brewery at…

HAPPY GABF, EVERYONE!!!

It’s HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Christmas for beer lovers. Enjoy GABF, my friends. And don’t forget your pretzel necklaces and end up eating off those of complete strangers, like I did a few years back.

Cigar City comes to Denver!

I am really looking forward to Cigar City Brewing tap takeover tonight at Star Bar Denver.  According to Star Bar’s site, the beers will be:  Jai Alai IPA, Big Sound Scotch Ale, Florida Cracker White Ale, Vanilla Maduro, and Mango Habanero Red Ale.  I’ll definitely be trying the IPA and Mango Habanero Red.  So nice…