With 800 breweries and more than 3,800 beers inside the Denver Convention Center and countless beer-related activities around the city, it can be an overwhelming endeavor as you plan your GABF itinerary. Here’s how Lexa PR clients are celebrating throughout the week:
Jameson Caskmates & Friends featuring Great Divide’s pre-GABF whiskey and beer bash. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Demon Horse #66 Pale Ale tapping: Great Divide Brewing Company teamed up with Denver Bronco's offensive lineman Jared Veldheer to brew a beer. This pale ale was brewed using Jared's award-winning homebrew recipe and will be entered into the Pro-Am competition at Great American Beer Festival (you can try this tasty beer poured by Jared himself at GABF on Thursday at the Pro-Am booth). The malt bill provides a perfect balance to allow the tropical fruit notes of the Galaxy hops to shine for a bright finish. Demon Horse #66 will be available at both taprooms.
Hops & Pie’s Crooked Stave Artisans GABF Portfolio Tasting featuring Creature Comforts Brewing Co., Rhinegiest, Fremont Brewing and others.
Fort Collins Breweries GABF Tap Takeover, including Maxline Brewing, at Tap Fourteen Ballpark. Tap Fourteen Ballpark will host a tap takeover for 17 breweries from Fort Collins on GABF Eve! Many of these breweries don't distribute much to Denver so this may be your only chance to drink their beer in the Mile High City. 4 p.m. to close.
Great Divide Beer + Dessert pairing at the Barrel Bar: Great Divide has joined forces with Good Sugar Baking to pair four desserts with four beers. A percentage of every sale goes to a nonprofit. Learn more at www.goodsugarbaking.com. Cost: $16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Casey Brewing & Blending special tapping at Hops & Pie
Call to Arms Brewing’s Third Annual Catalina Wine Mixer: The Catalina Wine Mixer is a celebration of the brewery’s wine barrel-aged beers from the past year. Wine barrels offer an endless “painter’s palette” when it comes to producing beers. Not only are there many different varietals of wine to provide the base canvas, but there are so many different brewing techniques available. 12 - 10 p.m.
Sonic Weapon tapping at Great Divide: a Belgian brown ale aged in grape brandy barrels with orange peel and cherry puree that is reminiscent of an old fashioned. Available at both taprooms.
Hops & Pie’s California Brewery Takeover featuring Cellarmaker Brewing Co., Fieldwork Brewing Co., and others.
Post-GABF Hangover Brunch at Call to Arms Brewing: Enjoy comfort brunch eats from The Noshery to cure your GABF hangover (think biscuits and gravy, green chili, bacon, donuts and breakfast burritos. Imbibe on Ballroom Micheladas (with the Noshery's homemade bloody mix), Sweet Bloom Coffee IPA, and Sweet Bloom Coffee Oats and Hose. $1 off beers with purchase of brunch. Broncos fans rejoice, the brewery will open at 11 a.m. to show the game. Brunch will go from noon - 3 p.m.
Hops & Pie’s GABF Shutdown with TRVE & Friends featuring Trophy Brewing Co., Three Taverns Brewing, Brewery Bhavana and more.
Lexa PR Clients Pouring at GABF
Colorado Brewers Guild:
Spangalang’s Sugarfoot, Belgian Style Table Beer: 3.5% ABV (Thursday and Friday)
Spangalang’s Birth of Cool, Cucumber Gose: 4.6% ABV (Thursday and Friday)
Our Mutual Friend’s Sur Framboise, Raspberry Sour Wit: 7.0% ABV (Thursday and Friday)
Our Mutual Friend’s Weirding Way, Foeder Aged Brett Saison: 7.2% ABV (Thursday and Friday)
Woods Boss Brewing’s Enrosadira, Foeder Aged Saison: 7.9% ABV (Saturday)
Woods Boss Brewing’s The Oswald, New England IPA: 7.1% ABV (Saturday)
Elevation Beer Company’s Senorita, Horchata Spiced Imperial Porter: 8.0% ABV (Saturday member only session)
Elevation Beer Company’s 8 Second Kolsch: 5.0% ABV (Saturday)
Raspberry Basil Saison, 5.8% ABV: Crisp, tart raspberry and earthy herbal basil create a refreshing and intriguing flavor combination.
Irish Red, 6.0% ABV: This easy-drinking brew boasts notes of caramel, bread crust, and bing cherries. Aromas of sweet caramel and toffee gree
Peach Mango Tango, 6.2% ABV: Just in time for patio season, this fruity brew boasts notes of bright citrus and stone fruit.
Pat’s Porter, 7.1% ABV: This robust brew boasts notes of fig, slightly tart cherry, and blackberry jam. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, and roasted coffee greet the nose as this medium-bodied brew is enjoyed.
Great Divide Brewing Company:
Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, 12.5% ABV: This unique version of our monstrous Yeti Imperial Stout is aged for at least 12 months in whiskey barrels.
Galaxy SMaSH Beer/Golden Galactic Goddess, 5.0% ABV: Employing Golden Promise adds a depth of malty flavor that is bright and bready. However, the Galaxy hops are the real star of the show, providing for a tropical blast of passionfruit and guava with a hint of raspberries.
Gosadera, 4.4% ABV: Kettle-soured and salted like a traditional gose, the flavor is that of a tart salted truffle in beer form.
Hazy IPA, 6.2% ABV: Hazy IPA is a juicy and balanced mix of citrus hops that bring out the aromatic characteristics of papaya and mango and finishes with a hint of ripe strawberries.
Heyday Modern IPA, 5.8% ABV: Abundantly hopped, light in body, and low on bitterness, Heyday shines with notes of tropical fruit, berry, and melon. The complex hop profile is complemented by a crisp malt character.
Mexican Chocolate Yeti, 9.5% ABV: Another variation on the classic Yeti Imperial stout, we added a variety of spices, vanilla and coffee to invoke the flavors of a Mexican hot chocolate.
Roadie Grapefruit Radler, 4.2% ABV: Brewed with natural grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma.
Sonic Weapon, 9.8% ABV: A unique drinking experience in replicating an Old-Fashioned cocktail in beer form. After aging in grape brandy barrels for over five months, we de-barreled and added cherry puree and bitter orange peel.
Strawberry Rhubarb Sour, 6.2% ABV: This beautiful partnership creates a beer that glows ruby in the glass, bursts with strawberry aroma, and bites with every sip. Bright and effervescent, this sour is a fun and refreshing, lip-puckering treat perfect for every occasion, any time of the year.
Workers Fate, 4.6% ABV: The classic biscuity depth of the style is accompanied with a large nuttiness component.
Banded Oak Brewing Company
Atomga Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV: Dark strong stout with complex malt flavor. Roasted marshmallow, sweet tobacco, cacao and coffee are just a few flavors detected in the first sips.
Belgian Blonde, 7.3% ABV: A low hopped, moderate-strength golden ale with slight honey like sweetness while maintaining a light body and an easy, mildly dry and spicy finish.
Drunkard's Cloak, 9.7% ABV: Big malt, vanilla, and oak with a perfect hint of pinot. Aged in California Pinot Noir barrels for 6 months
Porter, 5.2% ABV: A classic American Porter with big malt aromas that are dark and roasty with vibrant chocolate notes shining through. Light bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.