Brace yourself, all of the beers are coming, and I am not just talking about the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).
Once a year, one of the top beer cities in the country becomes the beer capital of the world. The week is capped off by the Great American Beer Festival but you are doing yourself and the beer a great disservice if you don’t take the time to see what else is going on all over town.
Now I know what you are thinking, this blog is dedicated to the Colorado Craft Beer Scene and you are right, but this is the one time of year I give myself a free pass. There is no better way to understand your own local beers than by trying the best the country has to offer.
This week we are talking about the events, and each week leading up to the big day, or in my case big days we will be looking at the different breweries, beers and festival day itineraries. Of course, there will also be a special post dedicated to festival snacks – any and all suggestions are welcome.
Events Worth Checking Out During GABF Week:
(This is not the complete list and will be updated)
*11th Annual Fresh Hop Fest – Beer From Colorado and out of state all brewed with fresh hops.
*Gratitude 2016 – Hosted by Our Mutual Friend over 20 beers on top, 6 bottles releases, food trucks and music galore.
Sunday 10/2: Day of Rest
*Stone and First Draft Collab Release – A blended Brett-fermented foudre blend with Stone Ruination 2.0, and cannabis oil as a finishing touch.
*Wild and Sour Monday at Freshcraft – Features New Belgium, Cascade, Wicked Weed and Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales to name a few.
*GABF Pre-Party at Boulder Beer Company.
*What the Funk? Invitational 2016 – A celebration of all things barrel aged.
*Breast Friends with TRVE, Ratio, Burial and Revolution – Tap takeover at Hi-Dive Denver for Pre-GABF fun.
Thursday 10/6 :
GABF begins – I will be there for the first session
It will be here before you know so you better make sure your plan is in place.