Freshcraft GABF Events


Denver Beer Fest / GABF Week Events 1530 Blake Street Denver

****All events subject to change and all published tap lists are subject to change***

Geeks Who Drink Beer Pub Quiz with Breckenridge Brewing

Tuesday 10/8/13 8 pm

Come out and test your beer geekery with us, Breckenridge Brewery & Geeks Who Drink!

Every Tuesday night at Freshcraft we host a Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz in our back room.  On the Tuesday of Denver Beer Fest we will be turning over the entire restaurant to a quiz focusing on all things beer.  You will have the chance to win free pints of beer as well as gift cards to Freshcraft.

To pile awesome on top of awesome we’ll be tapping some amazing beers from Breckenridge Brewery including:

  • Rum Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout w/cherries
  • Summer Cab Ride
  • Well Built ESB


Upslope Brewing Tapping

Wednesday 10/9/13 7 pm

This year we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to brew a beer with our friends at Upslope Brewing Co.   Under the direction of Upslope head brewer Alex Violette we helped to brew up a silky smooth Oatmeal Brown Ale.  Just for fun it was aged in an Appleton Estate Rum barrel for roughly six months.  Then we split the batch up and infused 3 separate kegs with 3 unique coffees from Dragonfly Coffee.  All three coffee versions plus the “regular” (hah!) version will be on draft at this event.  Come out and try it with us.

The Upslope Brewing Co team will be here to make sure that it’s a great time for everyone, plus we’ll be tapping their GABF Gold Medal winning Pumpkin Ale, Imperial IPA, Craft Lager and more.  We will be staying open to party until 2 am


New Belgium & Cigar City Collaboration Tapping

Thursday 10/10/13  12:00 pm (Noon)

Earlier this year Cigar City & New Belgium collaborated on an ale brewed with Anaheim and Marash Chilies, weighing in at 8.5%.  At noon on Thursday 10/10/13 you’ll have a chance to try it, along with more amazing beer from each brewery.

The tentative tap list will include:

  • New Belgium / Cigar City Ale
  • New Belgium Le Terroir
  • New Belgium La Folie
  • New Belgium Paardebloem
  • Cigar City Humidor Series IPA
  • Cigar City Cafe Americana (Imperial Stout)
  • Cigar City Stiftung Berlinerweisse


Boulevard Beer Co Tapping

Thursday 10/10/13 3 pm

Get yourself ready for the opening GABF session with some delicious beer from Boulevard.

Tentative Tap List to include:

  • Coffee Ale
  • Saison Brett
  • Mid Coast IPA
  • Pop Up IPA


2nd Annual SKA Brewing Co+ Peach St. Distillers Denver Brew Fest/GABF Week Party

Thursday 10/10/13 10:30 pm (after session)

For the second straight year we at Freshcraft had the privilege to work with Ska Brewing Co & Peach St. Distillers to create a unique beer & barrel aged cocktail for the Denver Beer Fest / GABF crowd.  This year there was a call to our palates from south of the border.  Enter DaSkave de Fuego, a heavily hopped Extra Pale Ale infused with tropical fruit & habanero and aged in a Peach St D’Agave Gold barrel.  After the beer was transferred from the barrel we filled with DaSKAve Bam Bam – a cocktail made with more Peach St D’Agave and other great ingredients.  You’ll get the chance to try both of these and more if you show up after the GABF session lets out on Thursday this year

The drink list will include (but probably won’t be limited to):

  • DaSkave de Fuego (2013 Collaboration Beer)
  • Cru D’etat –   A Belgian specialty ale aged in oak foeders for nearly 2 years and weighing in at a lofty 11.5% ABV—This revolutionary ale has flavors of caramel and raisins with a hint of alcohol heat and a repressed tartness that will overthrow your feelings of inadequacy with a desire to go wild in the streets. A push from the left and a shout from the right, all come out, let’s drink it tonight!
  • Hoperation Ivy – Fresh Hop IPA
  • Modus Hoperandi – American IPA
  • Don’t Call Me White IPA – 2013 Pro-Am entry,  a White IPA brewed with Coriander, Orange Peel, Wheat and Belgian yeast but hopped like an American IPA with Citra, Centennial and Cascade clocking in at a staggering 5% ABV
  • DaSKAve BAM BAM Barrel Aged Cocktail
  • More delicious classic & unique cocktails made with Peach St products

(We will be staying open until 2 am on Thursday 10/10/13)

Shmaltz He’Brew Tapping Party

Friday 10/11/13 12:00 pm (noon)

Have some lunch and drink some great beer with the Shmaltz crew.  Tentative tap list to include:

  • Death of a Contract Brewer
  • RIPA on Rye

Stone Brewing Co Super Fun Time Tapping Party

Friday 10/11/13 3 pm

Before the Friday night GABF session starts come out & drink some hard to find Stone beers.  The tentative tap list will include:

  • Stone Supremely Self-Conscious
  • Burton Snatch IPA
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Stone Suitable for Cave Aging
  • Enjoy By IPA


Lagunitas Friday Side Session

Friday 10/11/13 7 pm Ever go to GABF hoping to talk to folks from your favorite breweries but can never find them at their tables? Yeah, that’s cuz they like to drink other people’s beer too and love walking around the fest. Well, if you were hoping to enjoy a pint with the folks from Lagunitas, they will be hanging out here during the Friday session; from 7pm until they ask us to leave or put pants back on. Lagunitas Brew Master, Jeremy Marshall, and a couple other of our surly and over-worked brewers will be there. Don’t worry, we’ll make them shower beforehand. We’ll have a firkin (real ale, fools!) and a couple other gems on draft.


  • High West Rye Barrel Aged Cappuccino Stout
  • Daytime IPA
  • Firkin:  Lucky 13


Firestone Walker Brewing & Odell Brewing Co Friday Night Barrel Madness

Friday 10/11/13 10:30 pm (after GABF evening session ends)

  • Odell Udderly Cherry (Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Cream Stout)
  • Odell Extra Special Red
  • Odell ’12 Deconstruction
  • Firestone Walker / Mikkeller Lil Mikkel Farmhouse Saison/Wild Ale.
  •  Firestone WalkerHelldorado – Blonde Barleywine
  •  Firestone Walker Parabajava – Parabola infused with local (CA) coffee


Sun King Tapping

Saturday 10/12/13  4:00 PM 

After the Saturday GABF Members Only session the Sun King crew will be in the house.  Tentatively the tap list will be:

  • Pappy Van Muckle
  • Pink Taco
  • 666: Sympathy for the Devil


Elevation Beer Co Tapping

Saturday 10/12/13  7:00 pm

Join us during the dinner hour for some great beers from Elevation including:

  • Cabernet Barrel Aged Apis IV Quad
  • First Cast IPA


Avery “Robe One Out” Party

Saturday 10/12/13  10:00 pm (after GABF evening session ends)

It’s the last night of GABF so grab your robe, relax and let it all hang out with the Avery crew.

Purchase an Avery robe (limited availability) or wear your own robe and be one of the first 30 through the door and you get a free Avery beer.

We’ll be tapping:

  • Bad Apple
  • Tweak
  • 4Point2 IPA
  • Double Dry Hopped duganA