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GABF 2016- America’s Best Craft Beer Festival Returns for it’s 35th Year

GABF had plenty of lagers to show off, but I would love to see more in the craft community. Photo © Brewers Association

Within our local beer community, its almost sacrilege to call anything other than the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival the ‘best beer festival in America.’ And to be honest, after attending it this year for the first time, I totally understand why it gets so much love. Its an event build around a very tight-knit community and the quality of beer and food is second-to-none. A few years back “The Festival” (hosted by importing company



GABF ’15 Snippets: Stem Ciders, Or Where I’ll Find My Wife If She Goes Missing

Le Chene & Remedy

While its been almost two months since the Great American Beer Festival there was one aspect of my trip to Denver that I’ve fully intended to write about but I’ve been unable to find the time to post. That place is Stem Ciders and outside of the Convention Center, it was probably the bar I spent the most time at during my 5 days in Colorado. This year my wife decided against getting a designated



GABF ’15 Snippets: Factotum Hands Homebrewers The Keys To The Brewhouse

Factotum Brewing

Part of the media package at the Great American Beer Festival is a tour organized by Visit Denver, the tourism board for the city. After the media luncheon on Friday morning, dozens of journalists and bloggers piled onto two buses to check out a few of the newer craft breweries in town. The first brewery on our tour was your typical neighborhood spot, pouring a wide variety of mostly average beers for a roomful of



GABF ’15 Snippets: Our Mutual Friend Wins Silver, I’d Give ‘Em Gold

Our Mutual Friend Brewing - Denver

During the GABF award ceremony I was sitting front row center, which was a great opportunity to witness the facial expressions on people’s faces as they came up to accept their awards. After the ‘Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer’ category was announced, three guys who looked barely 30 approached the stage looking like deer in headlights. These were the guys behind Our Mutual Friend Brewing, a local Denver-based brewery that took home silver in the category for



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”