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Category: On The Road

How to GABF Effectively

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Last year was my first year at the Great American Beer Festival and I had no idea what to expect at the time. Sure, I’ve been to plenty of festivals before, but certainly none that came close to the size of GABF. Even more so I was totally unprepared for the effect that GABF had on the entire city of Denver. So to help get ready for the festival this year, here’s a few “do’s”



CaskAleLA On The Road: Oregon Roadtrip

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Oregon is a deceptively large state. Its so big that when taking a roadtrip with your wife hellbent on seeing as much of the state as possible, you will likely be in a car for a very, very long time. Things are really far apart and due to the existence of things like mountains, you are rarely able to take the most direct route between point A and point B; you are ALWAYS going around. So its a good thing



GABF 2014: Hogshead Brewing, Colorado Cider Company & Too Much Simcoe

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“Aaron, the world is your oyster until 5pm” are the words I woke up to on saturday morning in Denver. We were staying with a friend for the weekend – my wife’s friend to be more precise – and they were happy to drive me around to local craft beer spots until the final GABF session began, at which point they could drop me off and have a girls night for themselves. With the schedule up



GABF 2014: Altitude Sickness, Pizza and Getting Sour on Sours

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I can’t remember why, but attending the Great American Beer Festival was my wife Heather’s idea. Odd, considering she’s gluten intolerant and can only really drink cider, yet for whatever reason last year she proudly declared we were going to attend in 2014, and that it was going to be my birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents all rolled into one. Fine by me of course, and despite spending months planning for it, it was kind



CaskAleLA On The Road: Las Vegas NV

There’s a lot of craft beer in the world and sometimes I leave the comforts of Los Angeles to find it. My beer adventures are documented here. Vegas isn’t particularly known for craft beer and it is one of the few major cities that is behind the curve in terms of building its own beer community. Its really unfortunate considering the sheer amount of bars that are in the city of Vegas, and I’m sure