Upslope Brewing Company GABF Events

Celebrate the 2013 GABF with Upslope!

The most beer-filled week of the year is upon us…The 2013 Great American Beer Festival is next week! While the official fest is only three days, running from Thursday, October 10th through Saturday, October 12th, we’re sure we’ve lined up enough events to keep you full (& buzzed) for days! So, maybe you didn’t score tickets to the main event, but here’s to hoping you will join Upslope at the many happenings going on next week to celebrate the “beeriest” time of year in Colorado!

Before we overwhelm you with this long list of awesome events, we want to welcome everyone, and their potential out of town, craft beer-loving friends visiting for the GABF, to get in on the action at both of our tap rooms. To honor one of the best weeks of the year, we’ll be tapping specialty brews, running trivia every hour on the hour for free prizes and beer, and featuring food trucks and live music. Some specialty brews are listed below, but expect a few bust-outs that will be announced next week.

Celebrate the 2013 GABF with Upslope at the following events (listed by day):


MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th

Flatiron Park Tap Room

  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm - BrewAsanas Yoga & Beer: Enjoy a one hour vinyasa flow yoga class followed by a pint in our tap room with your host, @BeerSnobChick. Tickets are $20 and include a one hour yoga class and one pint.

Lee Hill Tap Room

  • 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm - 1400 Miles event: all proceeds benefit Pints for Prostates. Enjoy great craft beer and food from the Infamous Beerliner! Rare, hard to find beers, served with fantastic food prepared inside the Beerliner by Drew Watson of Hops and Pie. Food donated by Whole Foods and Tender Belly.

Boulder

Denver


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8th

Lee Hill Tap Room

  • 5:00 pm - Cheese Louise food truck will be serving up gourmet grilled cheeses.

Denver

Littleton

  • 7:00 pm - Austin Beer Diaries at Alamo Draft House: Catch one of several all-new episodes of The Beer Diaries celebrating Colorado’s amazing craft beer scene – this night, featuring Upslope, New Belgium & Funkwerks. There will be beers, brewers, and a chance to meet and greet the folks from The Beer Diaries team, as well as the people that make some of your favorite beers!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9th

Flatiron Park Tap Room

  • 4:00 pm - Specialty Beer Tapping:  We’ll be tapping a specialty keg of Upslope Barleywine – 15% ABV aged for 3.5 years in whiskey barrels. Live music to be announced later.

Lee Hill Tap Room

  • 4:00 pm - Specialty Beer Tapping: We’ll be tapping a specialty keg of “Illegal Peach” Session Ale, our collaboration brew with Illegal Pete’s. This brew comes in at 5.4% ABV and was brewed using over 200 pounds of Palisade peaches.

Boulder

  • 6:00 pm - GABF Event at The Kitchen Next Door: Join Upslope, Odell & Dry Dock to celebrate this year’s GABF. Upslope Pale Ale, Pumpkin Ale & Imperial IPA will be on tap.

Denver

  • 4:30 – 7:30 pm - Rialto Cafe Brewer’s Alley Beer Fest: Enjoy beer tastings from local breweries, including Upslope, and delicious food pairings. Located in the alleyway off of 16th Street Mall between Curtis and Champa Streets. Event is $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased at: brewersalley.eventbrite.com.
  • 7:00 – 2:00 am - Upslope Tapping Party at Freshcraft: Come try the Upslope/Freshcraft collaboration brew – a silky smooth Oatmeal Brown Ale aged in an Appleton Estate Rum barrel for six months. In addition to this specialty brew, Freshcraft will be serving our GABF gold medal winning Pumpkin Ale, Imperial IPA, Craft Lager, and more. The party goes until 2 am!

Fort Collins


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10th

Flatiron Park Tap Room

  • 4:00 pm - Specialty Beer Tapping: We’re tapping a specialty keg of Upslope Oatmeal Stout. This is our beer for this year’s GABF Pro-Am Competition brewed with Homebrewer Derek Ordway of the Liquid Poets Society.
  • 5:00 pm - Food truck to be determined to serve up delicious grub.

Lee Hill Tap Room

  • 4:00 pm - Specialty Beer Tapping: We’re tapping a specialty keg of our Upslope Cabernet IPA. This is our flagship India Pale Ale aged in French Oak Cabernet barrels for three months.
  • 5:00 pm - Cheese Louise food truck will be serving up their gourmet grilled cheeses.

Denver

  • 10:00 am – Saturday, October 12th at 11:00 pm - Battle of the Barley at Rackhouse Pub: The Rackhouse is pitting the glory of Colorado’s greatest beers versus California’s best offerings. 60 taps over four days. Upslope’s Belgian Wit and Session Pale Ale will take on the challenge.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th

Flatiron Park Tap Room

  • 5:00 pm - Cheese Louise food truck will be serving gourmet grilled cheeses.
  • 6:00 pm - Live music to be announced

Lee Hill Tap Room

  • 5:00 pm - Burger Radio food truck will be serving up the best burgers in Colorado.

Boulder

Denver


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th

Flatiron Park Tap Room

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm - “Brunch on the Barbie”: Enjoy brunch on us, Aussie-style, as we grill up eggs, sausage, hot dogs, and brats to close out the last day of GABF.

 

Whew! That’s it for now. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates throughout next week. Hope to see you at some of these events!

CHEERS, and Happy GABF week!