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Station 26 Brewing Co. to Release Juicy Banger IPA in 6-Pack Cans

Station 26 Juicy BangerStation 26 Brewing Company’s Juicy Banger IPA is now available in canned six-packs across the brewery’s distribution footprint in Colorado.

Since its debut in 2014, Station 26’s award-winning Juicy Banger IPA has won over the hearts of hop-loving Colorado beer drinkers. It’s a 7.4 percent ABV IPA brewed with Centennial, Citra, and Mosaic hops that yield flavors of apricot, papaya, and honey.”

“Canning Juicy Banger IPA makes the beer more accessible to hopheads across the FrontRange,” says Station 26 founder Justin Baccary. “We are excited to share our flagship beer with friends new and old.”

Juicy Banger IPA joins Station 26’s canned beer family that also includes Colorado Cream Ale, Tangerine Cream, American Copper, and Pale Ale. It is now available in six-packs across the Denver Metro and Boulder areas.

For more information about Station 26, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT STATION 26 BREWING CO.

Station 26 Brewing Co. brews craft beers in a 1960 fire station in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood.The brewery was founded in 2013 by Justin Baccary and friends. It’s an ideal first stop for travelers coming from Denver International Airport. Find the brewery online at www.station26brewing.co.

Topplling Goliath Expands Distrobution

Toppling Goliath Expands Distribution to Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Topplling Goliath Expands DistrobutionToppling Goliath and Atlantic Beverage Distributors are excited to announce the partnership for exclusive distribution of the Toppling Goliath portfolio in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Starting February 23rd, the Toppling Goliath core brands will be available in limited quantities to top off-premise accounts – Dorothy’s New World Lager, Pseudo Sue Pale Ale, Golden Nugget IPA, Pompeii IPA, and King Sue Double IPA. Special events will be announced with top on-premise accounts starting Friday, Feb. 23rd – Tuesday, Feb. 27th. All of these releases will be made available in MA and RI. We look forward to expanding the independent craft outline and supporting independent craft breweries.

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. was founded in beautiful Decorah, IA in 2009 as a homebrew operation, in less than a decade it now holds the title for “Second-best Brewery in the World” and “#1 Beer in the World” by Ratebeer and brews seven of the top 100 beers in the world according to BeerAdvocate. Shining in the categories of hop forward IPAs and bold barrel-aged stouts TG has over 35 beers in its ever-growing catalog and delights in experimenting with new ingredients and styles.

When asked about this new partnership president, Clark Lewey said “We couldn’t be more excited to be expanding into the Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets, the landscape and people are dear to our hearts and after years of requests from east coast customers we can’t wait to get them the beer they love. Making this debut with Atlantic Beverage is a perfect fit for us due to their wonderful knowledge of craft beer and craft customers”. Toppling Goliath now distributes into 12 states and has just finished construction of a 100-barrel brewery and two-story taproom in Decorah, IA.

HIGH HOPS BREWERY TO RELEASE FIRST 30 PACK OF CRAFT BEER

High Hops The Cold OneHigh Hops Brewery announced their plans today to release a 30 pack of their Colorado Craft Lager, The Cold One, making it the first craft beer box of its kind. The official release date has been set to February 18, 2018. Starting then, you can expect to see it on the liquor store shelves cozied up next to the other 30 packs from big beer names like Budweiser and Coors.High Hops Cold One 30 Pack

Cold OneThe Cold One comes in at an easy-drinking 5.2% alcohol by volume, and has a refreshingly light, crisp body while still maintaining high-quality craft flavors. Inspired by the Colorado lifestyle, The Cold One’s 12oz cans can be enjoyed during any occasion, whether it’s grilling and gardening in the back yard, or enjoying the great outdoors on the rivers, lakes, or slopes.

The Cold One is a great transition beer for those who enjoy lagers and other light beers, but want to support local, independently-owned breweries.

The 12oz cans of Colorado Craft Lager will also be available in 6-packs, and it will continue to be served on draught in bars and restaurants throughout the state.

 

About High Hops Brewery

Established in 2012, High Hops Brewery is a family-founded, owned-and-operated business located in Windsor, Colorado. Patrick and Amanda Weakland, owners and founders of The Windsor Gardener, took their hobby of home brewing to the public and have since received numerous awards and accolades. With the slogan “All Types of Beer for All Types of People,” High Hops Brewery’s goal is to give life to a family of beers that’s both unique and delicious. Their unique location, which is inside of a garden center on a plot of farmland, allows them to grow their own quality beer ingredients, like hops, herbs, and spices. Learn more at www.highhopsbrewery.com.

Brewers Association

Brewers Association Announces Exit of Charlie Papazian

Father of homebrewing, founder and innovator leaves lasting legacy after 40 years

The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—today announced that founder and past president Charlie Papazian will exit the Brewers Association on January 23, 2019, marking his 70th birthday and 40 years building the craft brewing community and inspiring brewers and beer lovers around the world.

 

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“We are all here today because of Charlie Papazian,” said Bob Pease, president and CEO, Brewers Association. “His influence on the homebrewing and craft brewing community is immeasurable. Who could have predicted that a simple wooden spoon, ingenuity and passion would spawn a community of more than one million homebrewers and 6,000 small and independent U.S. craft breweries.”

 

Charlie Papazian, founder of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and the Association of Brewers, set the stage for homebrewing back in the 1970s. His expertise and friendly tone assured people that making good beer was possible at home. He stressed his catchphrase of “Relax. Don’t worry. Have a homebrew” in his first book, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and inspired millions to pick up the hobby of homebrewing.

 

In 1978, Papazian, along with Charlie Matzen, formed the AHA in Boulder, CO. They published the first issue of Zymurgy magazine, announcing the new organization, publicizing the federal legalization of homebrewing and calling for entries in the first AHA National Homebrew Competition. Today, the AHA is more than 46,000 members strong.

 

In 1982, Papazian debuted the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Boulder, CO. Now in its 37thyear, GABF is the largest ticketed beer festival in North America with more than 60,000 attendees annually and its accompanying competition is one of the most coveted awards in the brewing industry.

 

The following year, the Association of Brewers was organized to include the AHA and the Institute for Brewing and Fermentation Studies to assist the emerging microbrewery movement in US. By 2005, the Association of Brewers and the Brewers’ Association of America merged to form the Brewers Association.

 

When asked, “Charlie, did you ever imagine that beer would become this?” His answer is always yes.

Charlie Papazian Retirement“I had a playful vision that there would be a homebrewer in every neighborhood and a brewery in every town. But what I did not imagine, couldn’t imagine, never considered, was the impact that craft brewing would have on our culture, economy and American life,” mused Papazian.

 

Papazian will spend his final year at the BA completing many projects, including a craft brewing history archive project. The archive will house 40 years of craft beer history in the form of more than 100,000 publications, photographs, audiotapes, films, videos, and documents—including 140 video interviews of the pioneers of American craft brewing—and will be accessible to researchers via the BA. He will also deliver the keynote address at the AHA’s 40th annual National Homebrew Conference, “Hombrew Con,” in Portland, OR on Thursday, June 28.

 

Brewers and homebrewers are invited to share their well wishes and Charlie Papazian stories on theAHA and BA Facebook pages.

 

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About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSMGreat American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food ExperienceHomebrew ConNational Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications™ is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S.

 

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru™ mobile app. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

Black Project Releases Stargate: Peach-Nectarine Spontaneous Sour

Black Project Releases Stargate Peach-Nectarine Spontaneous SourBlack Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales will release “STARGATE: Peach Rye | Nectarine Bourbon” on January 12, 2018 to a select group of lottery winners that will be picked randomly from entries submitted online.

STARGATE: Peach Rye | Nectarine Bourbon is the latest release from the brewery’s “PROJECT: STARGATE”, which highlights different flavors and aromas of whole fruit fermented and aged in spirit barrels, which are filled with the brewery’s spontaneous solera sour golden “DREAMLAND”. Each year the brewery picks different fruits and spirit barrels, depending on the season, to age their sour golden for several months, imparting unique flavors and aromas into the base beer.

StargateIn 2016, STARGATE debuted as “DREAMLAND: Peach Rye”, a spontaneous sour golden aged in Law’s Whiskey House Rye Whiskey barrels and refermented with whole peaches from Palisade, Colorado. That same year, DRAFT Magazine named the beer among the “Top 25 beers of 2016” and PorchDrinking.com which declared STARGATE as one of the “Best Beers of 2016”. The beer was later renamed to avoid confusion.

One year later, STARGATE was re-released to a long line of customers that extended down the street. Unfortunately, several cases were over-carbonated, which lead to canceling the release and recalling all bottles. After a few weeks of testing, Black Project discovered that the issue related to residual complex sugars in the bottles. The brewery decided to fix the problem by opening all overcarbed bottles and refermented the beer on more peaches, repackaged it, and re-release it at no additional cost to everyone that waited in line, creating the now legendary: STARGATE².

Black Project StargateThat is why this year, Black Project wanted to do something special by releasing the first double barrel blend of STARGATE. This beer combines Laws Whiskey House Rye barrel aged STARGATE with Peaches and Laws Whiskey House Bourbon barrel aged STARGATE with Nectarines together, to produce “the most complex, most fruit forward, and most nuanced sour beer we have ever made.” After tasting the barrels apart and blended, James Howat (founder, brewer, and blender) found that the fruit-forward rye whiskey and bourbon whisky complemented and showcased each fruit with more depth and complexity than the individual barrels alone, combining juicy peaches with tart nectarines, which adds an incredible complexity of spice from the rye with the rich vanilla oak from the bourbon finish.

Customers that are interesting in buying a bottle, must register in advance for the online lottery by visiting the brewery’s website: blackprojectbeer.com/lotterystargate before Thursday, January 4, 2018. Customers that win the online lottery will have a week to pre-purchase bottles for $22/bottle – 500mL bottle, cork and cap.

About Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales

Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales is the passion project of James Howat, owner, brewer, and blender; and Sarah Howat, owner and operations manager; of what was formerly Former Future Brewing Company. The brewery began production in January 2014 and won two bronze medals and one silver medal for their coolship ales (Category: Experimental, Subcategory: Wild Ales) at The Great American Beer Festival in 2014, 2015, and 2017. In 2016, Black Project expanded production with a small addition to the property which allowed for the expansion of their barrel program. This allowed the brewery to evolve from Former Future Brewing Company to only serving Black Project beers. In 2018, Black Project hopes to produce 250 BBL of beer and increase distribution.

Bonfire Brewing

Bonfire Brewing Introduces New Kindler Pale Ale Cans

Kindler Pale AleBonfire Brewing is excited to debut its classic Kindler Pale Ale recipe with refreshed label artwork. Kindler is the second of Bonfire’s cans to get a new look (Demshitz Brown Ale was the first), with new Firestarter IPA, Brush Creek Blonde Ale, and WtFO Double IPA cans coming in early 2018.

The new Bonfire cans, which feature an adventurer and her pup, were designed by Heather Neale and Riley Cran under the leadership of Bonfire Brewing’s Co-Owner and Art Director Amanda Jessen. “Bonfire beers have proven to be the perfect accompaniment to the adventurous lifestyle that we are so fortunate to experience here in Eagle,” Amanda says. “Whether it’s a summer hike with a four-legged friend or campfire beers after a day on the river, each of our new can designs offers a glimpse into our story, which is both quintessentially Colorado and uniquely Bonfire.”

Bonfire’s design team draws inspiration from its mountain surroundings for its beer names. Kindler was originally brewed in the spring to coincide with the Eagle Valley-wide re-kindling of a desire to get back out on the trails and into the water. Its popularity has since transformed it into a year-round flagship. Kindler is a traditional American Pale featuring Mosaic and Simcoe hops, deliberately designed to impart a more refreshing than bitter hop character. Undergoing seven hop additions to bring it close to the top of the pale ale scale at 42 IBUs, the Kindler has a distinctly fruity hop aroma and finish.

New Kindler cans are now available at Bonfire Brewing in Eagle, and at liquor stores across Colorado.

Bonfire DemshitzThe Bonfire Brewing Demshitz American Brown Ale was the first of the Bonfire cans that Amanda and her team refreshed. The new artwork depicts a post-kayak trip van camping scene, featuring a bright orange bonfire, and paying homage to the Demshitz paddling lifestyle.

“Bonfire is all about keeping things fresh for 2018 and beyond, so all cans will eventually have a new look, with each can telling a piece of our ‘Bonfire lifestyle’ story,” Amanda says.

For more information about Bonfire Brewing, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT BONFIRE BREWING

Craft enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers gather around Bonfire Brewing in Eagle, Colorado, where the beers are driven by quality, curiosity, and community. Launched in 2010, Bonfire is steered by husband-and-wife owners Andy and Amanda Jessen as they continue on their path of sustainable growth. Cans of Bonfire’s year-round beers are available in liquor stores and restaurants across Colorado. Gather ‘round Bonfire online at facebook.com/bonfirebrewing while the new bonfirebrewing.com is under construction.

Anheuser-Busch to Launch Barley into Space

Anheuser-Busch to Launch Barley into Space

Anheuser-Busch to Launch Barley into Space as Part of Budweiser on Mars Initiative

Anheuser-Busch to Launch Barley into Space

Budweiser is upholding its commitment to be the first beer on Mars by confirming upcoming experiments on the International Space Station with plans to send and study barley – one of its key ingredients – into space in early December. The reason? Earlier this year at the South by Southwest conference, Budweiser announced its goal to be the first beer on Mars – offering a colonized red planet the same enjoyments provided here on earth, including fresh beer! And while socializing on Mars might be in the near-distant future, Budweiser is taking steps now to better understand how its ingredients react in microgravity environments so that when we get to Mars, Budweiser will be there.

Budweiser Takes Next Step to Be the First Beer on MarsBarley seeds, a key ingredient in Budweiser’s recipe, will be sent to space and reside on the International Space Station to see how they react in a microgravity environment.As shown here, the barley seeds will be placed in Space Tango CubeLabs™, shoebox-sized facilities that host small-scale experiments, on SpaceX’s CRS-13 mission. The seeds will be in orbit for approximately 30 days, before being brought back down to earth for Budweiser’s innovation team to analyze.The barley seeds will live and grow within a Space Tango CubeLab™, a shoebox-sized facility that hosts small-scale experiments. These experiments on the International Space Station are the first of many steps Budweiser will take to reach its larger goal of creating a microgravity beer for Mars.Budweiser Takes Next Step to Be the First Beer on Mars.

To kick-start its research on microgravity beer, Budweiser is partnering with experts in the field, including CASIS* who manages the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, and Space Tango, a payload development company that operates two commercial research facilities within the National Lab. Together the group, along with Budweiser’s innovation team, will initiate two barley experiments via SpaceX’s upcoming cargo supply mission, scheduled to launch on December 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Once on the International Space Station, Budweiser’s barley will stay in orbit for approximately one month before coming down to be analyzed.

“Budweiser is always pushing the boundaries of innovation and we are inspired by the collective American Dream to get to Mars,” said Ricardo Marques, vice president, Budweiser. “We are excited to begin our research to brew beer for the red planet.”

Budweiser’s innovation team selected barley, one of its core ingredients, to be the focus of the first two experiments in space. Malting barley is a process that results in the high-quality malt used in the Budweiser enjoyed today and the research on the International Space Station will unveil how the barley seeds react in a unique microgravity environment. One of the experiments will focus on barley seed exposure with the second testing barley germination. Not only will the research offer insights on steps to creating beer on the Red Planet, but it could also provide valuable information on the production of barley and the larger agricultural community here on earth.

Scheduled to launch on Monday, December 4, twenty Budweiser barley seeds will be sent to the International Space Station, packaged in two Space Tango CubeLabs™ on SpaceX’s CRS-13 mission. The seedlings will be in orbit for approximately 30 days, before being brought back down to earth for Budweiser’s innovation team to analyze – setting the foundation and blueprint for Budweiser’s next move in brewing the beer of the future.

For more information, check out Budweiser on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. To learn more about CASIS visit www.iss-casis.org and to view the rocket launch live on December 4, visit www.SpaceX.com.

*CASIS stands for Center for Advancement of Science in Space, a non-profit, non-government organization that acts as the manager of the research facility on the International Space Station, with a focus on enabling a new era of space research to improve life on Earth.

About Budweiser

Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States’ first truly national beer brand – brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional tastes. Each batch of Budweiser stays true to the same family recipe used by five generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas, brewed for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment. Budweiser is made using time-honored methods including “kraeusening” for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.

City Star Brewing Releases Outlaw 2017

Imperial Stout Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Barrels

The latest in the City Star Zoller Barrel Aged Series will be released in the City Star taproom on Saturday, October 21st, Outlaw. The 2017 vintage of this imperial stout was aged 14-18 months in Kentucky bourbon whiskey oak barrels and weighs in at 12.75% abv. Flavors of rich chocolate, toffee, dark dried fruit, oak, vanilla and of course American whiskey. A rich and creamy mouthfeel leaves you lingering for another pour. 

“This is a very special release for us. Though we began barrel aging beer in 2012, our 2015 vintage of Outlaw was our first bottling of any kind at City Star. It is exciting to see where City Star was at the time of our 2015 release in comparison to this release, as it coincides with the opening of our long awaited beer garden and Zoller Barrel House.” – co-owner Whitney Way. 

 

Bottles will be available for sale at $18/22oz bottle, AND Outlaw will be on draft for samplingEach bottle is dipped in wax and hand stamped with the City Star Brewing seal.

City Star will be hosting an Outlaw Preview in the taproom on Monday, October 2nd to kick off GABF festivities! More details about this event can be found at: citystarbrewing.com/outlaw-preview. For those attending GABF swing by our booth R7 for a limited release of Outlaw during each session. 

City Star Brewing offers award-winning, small batch ales, hand crafted on a 3.5 barrel brew system in the heart of downtown Berthoud, Colorado. The small town brewery was awarded Gold and Bronze medals at the famous, Great American Beer Festival in 2015 and 2013.  City Star first opened its doors in 2012 and has since become a destination for craft beer lovers near and far.

City Star’s taproom is open daily: Mon-Wed 2-9pm, Thu-Fri 2-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm. Five “mainstay” brews are always on tap: Cowboy’s Golden lager, Local Yokel pale ale, All American IPA, Bandit Brown and Night Watchman stout. In addition, five taps are always dedicated to specialty beers.

www.citystarbrewing.com – facebook.com/citystarbrewing
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Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans of Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA

Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans of Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA

Announces Production Facility and New Brewpub in Planning

Spice Trade Chai Milk StoutBrand new cans of Spice Trade Brewing’s Chai Milk Stout and Sun Temple IPA are now available at liquor stores and bars across Denver’s metro area. With their debut comes the announcement of the brewery’s production facility and new brewpub in planning, slated for completion in 2018.

Chai Milk Stout epitomizes Spice Trade’s culinary and cultural style of brewing. This beer, awarded a silver medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival® in the Herb and Spice Beer category, is brewed with a secret family recipe blend of chai spices made in-house at Yak & Yeti Restaurants. The result is a chocolate and roast-forward stout that’s bursting with fresh chai tea aroma and flavor.

Spice Trade Brewing Debuts Cans

The Sun Temple IPA is the newest addition to Spice Trade’s core beer lineup. It’s a classic example of a juicy, hazy New England-style IPA fermented with a yeast strain that has evolved in Northern Vermont breweries. This IPA explodes with mango, peach, and citrus flavors but still finishes smooth and dry.

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Spice Trade Brewing has acquired a 15 barrel brewhouse for the brewery’s new production facility (location TBD) that will set up shop in a separate location from the Yak & Yeti restaurant in Arvada. Plans also include a communal tasting room and beer garden, and a full kitchen to serve eclectic street food from around the world. Spice Trade’s beers will continue to fill the taps at all three of Yak & Yeti’s restaurant locations.

For more information about Spice Trade Brewing’s new cans or production facility, or with any other media inquiries, contact Emily Hutto at coop@radcraftbeer.com.

ABOUT SPICE TRADE BREWING CO.

Spice Trade Brewing Co. produces unique beer styles inspired by culinary ingredients and traditions from around the world. Formerly Yak & Yeti Brewpub, Spice Trade is now a stand-alone brewery operating out of Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Arvada, Colorado under the direction of Head Brewer Jeff Tyler who joined the company in summer 2016. The brewery hand-crafts a wide variety of beer in small batches on a 7 barrel brewhouse with a focus on high quality, ingredient centered beer. Find Spice Trade online at spicetradebrewing.com.

Guide to GABF Events

The Hop Head’s Guide to GABF Events

GABF Events


Win 2 Tickets to GABF!


Sunday, October 1st


Lupulin Fiasco @ Romero’s K9 Club & Taphouse

 

Monday, October 2nd


Live Radio event covering GABF @ Brix Taphouse

Tap Takeover: Our Mutual Friend Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing @ Kline’s Beer Hall

Casey Brewing and Blending GABF 2017 Full Event Page

GABF Week – Sour Monday @ Freshcraft

GABF Release: Nightmare on Brett Marionberry @ Crooked Stave

GABF Colorado Night @ Good Zuur

Welcome Toppling Goliath To Colorado @ Tap and Handle (Fort Collins)

GABF Celebration @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

GABF One Night Stand @ The Mayor of Old Town (Fort Collins)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party Kick Off

Tuesday, October 3rd


Great American Bark Festival @ Romero’s K9 Club & Taphouse

Paramount Cafe Beer Festival @ Paramount Cafe

Love you Long time GABF tap takeover @ Southside Bar & Kitchen

Beers Made By Walking @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science

GABF California Breweries @ Good Zuur

CSA Distributing Takes Over @ The Crafty Fox

Snag the Swag Night – Gold Wrap Rare Trait Glass @ Cerebral Brewing

Rust Belt Tap Takeover @ Cedar Creek Pub

Thirst’s Tour Of Colorado @ Tap Fourteen

Rusty Nail Draft Release @ Cedar Creek Pub

GABF Week – Local Showcase Tuesday @ Freshcraft

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Mead Street Station

GABF Allstars @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)

Wednesday, October 4th


Greeley GABF Kickoff Party: Featuring Wiley Roots & WeldWerks

Neature Walk Can Release at Wiley Roots @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company

GABF Week Exclusive Bottle Releases! @ Wiley Roots Brewing Company

GABF Farm to Barrel @ Good Zuur

GABF Release Week // Mexican Chocolate Stout Variations @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Good Bugs Fermentation=Flavor GABF Event @ The Crafty Fox

GABF Week: Barrel Aged Beer Night @ Jakes Brew Bar

All-Star IPA Throwdown @ Falling Rock Tap House

Duvel USA GABF Pre-Party @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Pre-GABF Shindig @ Tivoli Brewing Co

A Night with Rare Barrel @ The Hop Grenade Taproom (Fort Collins)

Pink Boots Rare Beer Tasting @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus

GABF Beer & Cookie Pairing & Small Batch Release @ Mockery Brewing

GABF Launch Party! @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

Dogfish Heah Happy Hour with Sam Calagione GABF @ Avanti F&B

CO Craft Beer & Mile High Trivia @ Brix Taphouse

Colorado Invitational: GABF Kickoff Party – 2017 @ New Image Brewing Company

Butcher and Brew @ Butcher’s Bistro

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Denver Biscuit Company

Great American Beer Festival Kick Off Party! @ CHUBurger RiNo

What the Funk!? Invitational 2017 *SOLD OUT* @ The Studios at Overland Crossing

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Thursday, October 5th


GABF Week – Casey Brewing & Blending @ Freshcraft

GABF Week: Ska x Telluride – Spirit Animal Party! @ Freshcraft

Beer Hall Brawl ft. Melvin & Bierstadt @ Rackhouse Pub

Hops and Sours @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

GABF Release Week // Barrel Aged Day @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Bus Rides, Beer, And Bourbon With New Holland Brewing @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

2nd Annual F@#*ing CTA Catalina Wine Mixer @ Call to Arms Brewing Company

GABF Week: Funk, Wild and Sour @ Jakes Brew Bar

A night with Odd 13 Brewing @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Barrel Aged Golden Sour Ale w/ Muscat Grapes Bottle Release! @ Mockery Brewing

BLVD + Ommegang GABF Headquarters Party @ Appaloosa Grill

Wibby Brewing: Slam Dunkel Contest @ Lucky Pie (Denver)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Friday, October 6th


GABF Week, Casey Brewing & Blending @ Hops & Pie

GABF Casey, Jester King, & Side Project @ Goed Zuur

GABF Release Week // All things SOUR! @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

GABF Week: Odell & Stone @ Freshcraft

GABF Week: Station 26  & Indeed Brewing @ Freshcraft

The GABF LAuGhER @ Rackhouse Pub

Enter The House of Flying Barrels

Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX

GABF Outer Range + Wiley Roots Specialty Beer Tap Takeover! @ The Crafty Fox

GABF Week: CSA Distributing Tap Takeover @ Jakes Brew Bar

Adroit Theory Tap Takeover & Collab Release @ Mockery Brewing

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Cheba Hut (Denver)

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party

Saturday, October 7th


GABF Week: Breakfast with The Bruery @ Freshcraft

Even the Losers Pity Party @ Call to Arms Brewing Company

GABF Week: Trve & Green Flash @ Freshcraft

GABF Release Week // Coconut Snowed In @ Copper Kettle Brewing Company

GABF Midwest Night @ Good Zuur

GABF Week: Surly Brewing @ Freshcraft

Trve & Friends GABF Tasting @ The Crafty Fox

Wibby Brewing Special Tapping @ Tap Fourteen

GABF Finale ft. Toasted Coconut & Mayan Chocolate Mr. Sandman @ River North Brewery

Falling Rock Tap House – Tapping Party