Amanda M. Faison
Denver is a brunch town and on November 5, HotChocolate's award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal and New Belgium Brewing are going to test that theory. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will join forces for Bagels & Brews, a pop-up at RiNo Yacht Club inside the Source. [...]
THE DRAW: Kyle Mendenhall’s kitchen turns out rootsy, often inventive dishes that go well with a terrific wine, beer, cider, and cocktail program
THE DRAWBACK: Has yet to live up to its vaunted goals of blending traditions into a new definition of American cooking
DON'T MISS: The toasts, trout, lunchtime chicken salad sandwich, lemonade [...]
Another year, another exceptional showing from our brilliant breweries and awesome attendees.
Give yourselves a hearty pat on the back!
Let’s do it again next year, shall we?
Meeting place: Denver. How about the convention center? Good.
Let’s say October 5-7, 2017.
We’ll announce ticket sale dates in the spring.
Hop on our email list if you’re not already on it.
See you in less than a year!
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As anyone who was lucky enough to attend this year’s Great American Beer Festival surely knows, Colorado brewers are at the forefront of the ever-increasingly popular trend of infusing their suds with all manner of unusual ingredients. And while GABF has come and gone, many of these eyebrow-raising brews can still be found at local breweries, bars, and liquor stores. Embrace the unexpected and toast to Halloween with these five weird Centennial State brews. [...]
The phrase “brewery food,” likely evokes pizza, wings, and nachos smothered in cheese sauce. But here on the Front Range, there are more than a few dynamic brewery menus that offer standout vegan-friendly fare. Here, eight spots where vegans can find meat-free food that's as good as the beer. [...]
There are more than 4,000 breweries in the U.S. today, which means that players in the ever-growing craft beer industry are constantly working to find ways to creatively stand out from the pack. The same was true at the sold-out Great American Beer Festival last weekend, where around 800 breweries poured some 3,500 brews for thousands of attendees. [...]
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286 Medals Awarded to 254 Brewers
Boulder, CO • October 8, 2016—In its 30th year, the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 286 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of amateur homebrewers paired with professionals. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence.
Read Complete Press Release.
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In its 30th year, the 2016 Great American Beer Festival competition awarded 286 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of amateur homebrewers paired with professionals. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence.
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If you’re looking to keep up with the happenings at GABF from the comfort of your home, The Brewing Network has you covered.
The Saturday Awards Ceremony will be broadcast via Livestream.com starting at 10:00 am (Mountain), plus The Brewing Network be recording all festival long from booth 16 for you to watch after the event.
Want to watch the awards on the go? Download the Livestream app and search for “thebrewingnetwork.”
Can’t wait to get your beer fix? The Brewing Network’s YouTube channel has lots of archived videos from the GABFs of yesteryear and much more!
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Alicia M. Cohn
The Great American Beer Festival is once again upon us, running from October 6 to 8 in downtown Denver. As you walk inside the Colorado Convention Center, pretzels draped around your neck, you might be awestruck and even overwhelmed by all the boozy options that await you—more than 3,500 brews, to be exact.
Let us help guide you. Here are five of Colorado’s finest brews for you to seek out while exploring the country’s biggest beer event. [...]
Have you been known to “geek out” about beer or brewing?
There’s no shame in that, friend! You’ll have lots of company at the Great American Beer Festival.
If you proudly wear the beer geek label, we suggest adding the Beer Geek Bookstore to your GABF itinerary. Located near the merchandise area, the Beer Geek Bookstore stocks perennial favorites and the latest bestsellers from Brewers Publications and other publishers.
40+ Titles Dedicated to Your Favorite Fermented Beverage
At the Beer Geek Bookstore, there is something for everyone who likes learning about beer, brewing, travel, cooking with beer and more. Looking for a history of beer told in comic form? Check. Want tips on pairing beer with cookies? Check. Want to learn how to make your own delicious brew at home? Check.
Snag a book and get it signed by the likes of Charlie Papazian, Randy Mosher, Sam Calagione, John Palmer and Garrett Oliver. Check out the full schedule of author signings.
Exclusive: Get a Free Beer Caddy with Your Purchase!
With every purchase at the Beer Geek Bookstore, we’ll include a free beer caddy to hold your taster glass (so you can have both hands free for high fives, dance moves, etc.).
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Want to turn your #GABF experience all the way up to 11?
Of course you do.
Then be sure to check out the ALL NEW Heavy Medal booth!
We’ll be pouring beers from 2015 GABF-medal-winning breweries.
These beers promise to rock your taste buds!
Find it in Hall B near Section Y.
Check out the list of Heavy Medal booth breweries.
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