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Denver Beer Week with Renegade Brewing Company

See what Renegade Brewing Company has in store for the week of               Great American Beer Fest

Special Tappings
Tuesday, September 30
6:00 PM
Tapping a Rye Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hammer & Sickle (Russian Imperial Stout)
Wednesday, October 1
6:00 PM
Tapping a Tequila Barrel-Aged Agave Pale Ale
Renegade Taproom
925 W. 9th Avenue, Denver
It started with a beer…$1 Beer Night
Thursday, October 2nd
7:00-9:00 PM
Renegade’s yearly customer appreciation night offers all full pours to the masses at just $1 per glass. Not everyone is able to attend the countless and expensive events around GABF, but everyone should be able to enjoy a beer.
Renegade Taproom
925 W. 9th Avenue, Denver
Offensively Delicious
Wednesday, October 1
6:00-10:00 PM
A craft beer comedy show featuring unlimited tasting from 10 breweries: Renegade, Epic, Breckenridge, Community Beer, Brooklyn, Santa Fe, Schmaltz, Boulevard, Ommegang, and Fort Collins. Each brewery will send a representative to perform 2-3 minutes of stand-up. The show ends with featured comedians Jordan Doll, Andy Juett, and headliners Adam Cayton-Holland and Nikki Glaser.   $40 in advance, $45 at door
Oriental Theater
4335 W. 44th Avenue, Denver
Brewery Tours
Thursday, October 2
1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30
Take of tour of Renegade’s small brewery before they move into their new space on 1st and Santa Fe next month. Tours are free and include free samples for everyone over the age of 21.
Renegade Brewing
925 W. 9th Avenue, Denver
First Friday Art Walk
Friday, October 3
6:00-11:00 PM
This monthly event is rich with Denver culture. Art galleries along Santa Fe Drive open their doors to entertain and enthrall art-lovers. Located in the heart of the Arts District, Renegade serves as a meeting place to enjoy a brew as tourists and locals alike take in the scene.
Art District on Santa Fe


Breck-Hosted Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Show at The Ogden Theater
We’re hosting 2 nights at the Ogden Theater on the Friday & Saturday of GABF with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, the high-energy group, led by acclaimed funk and soul master, Mr. Karl Denson.Win Tickets to Friday’s Show!
We’ll be giving away tickets on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram leading up to GABF week! During GABF, the Rare Beer Tour locations below will be giving away tickets throughout the week. Also, be sure to stop by our booth inside the convention center, where we’ll have tickets to give away every hour on the hour!Official Breck Brew Pre-Party @ The Irish Snug
Friday, October 3rd, 7:30pm
1201 E Colfax Ave #100 | 303-839-1394

Join us for a Friday night pre-show party at the Irish Snug. Present your ticket to the show to your server or bartender for a free Breckenridge Brewery beer of choice!
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Rare Beer Tour

We’ve put 7 unique, RARE, one-off beers on tap in 7 different bars around Denver for the week of GABF. Locations and their respective rare beers are listed below. All of these locations will be giving away tickets to the Friday night Breck-hosted Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe show at the Ogden Theater. Show up for your chance to win!

Rare Beer: 471 Over the Moon
Ticket Giveaway: Friday, Oct. 3rd, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Rare Beer: Barrel-aged Cherry Oatmeal Stout
Ticket Giveaway: Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Rare Beer: Regal Pilsner
Ticket Giveaway: Wednesday, October 1st, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Rare Beer: Mango Mosaic Pale Ale
Ticket Giveaway: Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Rare Beer: Barleywine Batch #1
Ticket Giveaway: Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Rare Beer: Barrel-aged 72 Imperial Chocolate Stout
Ticket Giveaway: Saturday, Sep 27th, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Rare Beer: Fresh-Hopped Pale Ale (Mountain Series Release)
Ticket Giveaway: Friday, Oct. 3rd, 3:30pm-5:00pm

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Other Breck Brew GABF Happenings
Monday, September 29th
GABF Tap Invasion & Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Ticket Giveaway
Freshcraft | 1530 Blake St.
Tuesday, September 30th
Krewe Firkin Party
Krewe | 1109 Lincoln St. 

Tuesday, September 30th
Paramount Cafe Beer Festival
Paramount Cafe | 519 16th Street Mall

Tuesday, September 30th
GABF Orientation & Brewer’s Karaoke
Star Bar | 2137 Larimer St.

Wednesday, October 1st
Offensively Delicious Comedy & Beer Festival
The Oriental Theater | 4335 W 44th Ave.

Wednesday, October 1st, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Ticket Giveaway
Shag Lounge | 830 15th St.


Thursday, October 2nd
Breckenridge Brewery | Great Divide Collaboration Beer Dinner
Ale House at Amato’s | 2501 16th St.


Thursday, October 2nd
WinterWonderGrass GABF Pre-Party w/ White Water Ramble
Cervantes Other Side | 2637 Welton St.



Friday, October 3rd
Beers Made By Walking
Wynkoop Brewing Co. | 1634 18th St.

Saturday, October 4th
Denver Rare Beer Tasting
McNichols Building | 144 West Colfax

Great American Beer Festival Events!! The Great American Beer Festival Is Here! Below is a list of all of our confirmed events, and tappings. We will not be accepting any reservations next week. Hours next week will be Monday, Tuesday 11am-12am.  Wednesday - Saturday 11am-2am. Swing by and check out our new Fall Food Menu too. *As always all beer, events are subject to change.Freshcraft GABF On Deck! Rotating Drafts All week long! 
We have A LOT of fantastic beers to tap during the week, you never know what will be tapped next..wait…yes you will, Follow @Freshcraftfood on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and hashtag #FCGABFOnDeck for sneak peaks of whats being tapped next.Monday 9/29 at 7pm - Breckenridge Brewing
Join us Monday 9/29 at 7pm to kick off our Denver Beer Fest event week (leading up to the Great American Beer Festival) with Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado. Breckenridge will raffle off some tickets to the Karl Denson Show later in the week, and give away some cool shwag.

On Draft will be:
471 Over the Moon
BA Cherry Oatmeal Stout
Mango Mosaic Pale Ale

Tuesday 9/30 at 7pm - New Belgium Brewing
Continuing our Denver Beer Fest events leading up to the Great American Beer FestivalNew Belgium Brewing will be in the house, with representatives from their amazing Barrel program. Help us celebrate this amazing week with one of the pioneers of the Colorado (and American) craft brewing movement.

On Draft will be:
NBB Love Blackberry
Transatlantique Kriek
The Odd Couple
Fat Tire
Tour De Fall

Wednesday 10/1 at 7pm - Upslope Brewing Company
Join us Wednesday 10/1 at 7pm for a special night with Upslope Brewing Company from Boulder, CO. We have an amazing lineup for everyone’s enjoyment, Brewery representation will be on hand, see you here!

On Draft will be:
Fight Milk (Freshcraft Collaboration)
Sour BPA
Belgian Dark Strong
2014 Pro AM entry

Thursday 10/2 at 3pm - Elevation Beer Company
Join us Thursday 10/2 at 3pm with Elevation Beer Company. Brewery representation will be on hand, this tapping is not to be missed!! On

Draft will be:
Frontier Mo’Joe
Elevation’s Little Mo’ Porter aged for three months in Wyoming Whiskey Bourbon Barrels, with Mountain Phoenix Dark Roast Coffee.
Made in Collaboration with Freshcraft, Elite Brands, and Wyoming Whiskey, this single-barrel release was designed as a one-time only special release especially for tapping during the Great American Beer Festival at Freshcraft. Aged in a fresh Bourbon Barrel picked up from Wyoming Whiskey’s Kirby distillery this beer show subtle notes of Bourbon, Coffee, and Chocolate. Express your inner John Wayne or Clint Eastwood and add a side car of Wyoming Whiskey!

Also on draft will be:
7437 DIPA
8 Second Kolsch
Mustache Ride (PT Woods Distilling Barrel-Aged Apis IV)

Thursday 10/2 at 7pm - Cigar City x Ska Brewing
Double Header for our 7pm tapping on Thursday 10/2. Join Freshcraft and the crews at Ska Brewing, and Cigar City for an evening filled with…well…whatever you want to fill it with. This should be a fun one!

On draft will be:
Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale
Cigar City Lemongrass Ginger IPA
Cigar City 1 % Berliner Weise
Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi
Ska Brewing Collaboration Beer with Freshcraft - Down The Hatch
Ska Brewing Cru D’Etat
Ska Brewing Hoperation Ivy

Friday 10/3 at 2pm - Odell Brewing x Boulevard Brewing – Silver Anniversary Release Party
Nowhere else on the planet will you be able to try the collaboration beer from these two amazing breweries. Join us at 2pm for a very special tapping of this Silver Anniversary collaboration. Did you know Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn was the top song in 89’? Not saying this is a theme party but, well…use your imagination if you dare.

On Draft will be:
Boulevard x Odell Collaboration: Silver Anniversary

Boulevard Hibiscus Gose
Boulevard Foeder Projekt #1
Ommegang Game Of Thrones: Valar Morghulis

Odell Friek
Odell Gramps Oatmeal Stout
Odell 180 Shilling (25th Anniversary)

Friday 10/3 at 10pm Stone Brewing x Green Flash Brewing - Stay Classy San Diego!
Its Stone and Green Flash, need I say more?

On Draft will be:
Stone Enjoy By
Stone Go To
Stone Bourbon Barrel Arrogant Bastard
Stone Passion Project
Stone Wootstout 2.0

Green Flash Bourbon Barrel Aged Tripel
Green Flash Sour Blonde
Green Flash Hop Head Red
Green Flash Green Bullet
Green Flash East Village Pilsner

Plus bottles of 2011 Green Flash/Pizza Port/Stone Highway 78

Saturday 10/4 at 4pm - Firestone Walker Brewing 
Our friends at Firestone Walker join us again for another amazing day.
Brewery representation will be on hand, see you then!

On Draft will be:
Firestone Walker Parabola
Firestone Walker Stickee Monkey
Firestone Walker Agrestic
Firestone Walker Lil Opal
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils

Saturday 10/4 at 7pm - Surly Brewing 
Join us for the last event of the GABF week as we welcome one of the most hyped breweries in the country, Surly Brewing! Get excited!

on Draft will be:
Surly Darkness 2012
Surly Cultivate
Surly Damien
Surly Pentagram
Surly Cacao Bender

Plus Cans of:
Surly Furious
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly Hell

Sunday 10/5 at 11am - Brunch, and all the Water you can Drink!!
Brunch! Starting at 11am. Plus All the water you can drink! and lets just run through some of these extra kegs! Our kitchen will be cooking up some amazing food.  Don’t miss this!


We have a new Website!!
We’ve made some new and improved upgrades and changes to our website check it out at www.Freshcraft.com

Did someone say Dessert?!?
Yes we have dessert! Some pretty delicious ones at that.
Next time your in check them out! perfect pairings for the Summer ahead

S’mores Cheesecake
House made cheesecake layered with milk chocolate in a graham cracker crust. Topped with toasted marshmallows and served in a pool of marshmallow fluff.

Tropical Bread Pudding
Brioche bread, key lime, cream, and mangos served with a blackberry reduction and Maui Mana Wheat Caramel Sauce

Ice Cream Float
A generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream with your favorite beverage. (yes this means beer too!)

Freshcraft Lunch Combos  
Downtown looking for lunch? Come in 7 days a week from 11am to 3pm for our awesome Lunch Combo! Pair one of our select Entrees with a select draft for $2 more.

Available Entrees                  Available Drafts for $2
Daily Lunch Feature!                Stone Go To IPA
Salmon BLT Pita                      Avery White Rascal
Steakhouse Salad                    Upslope Lager
Meatloaf Sliders                       Dry Dock Amber
Pretzel Turkey Baja                   Left Hand Milk Stout
Whiskey BBQ Chicken            Telluride Bridal Veil Rye Pale
Kung Pao Pork Belly           Great Divide Hoss
Quinoa Cakes                Green Flash Hop Head Red

Freshcraft Whiskey Flights!
Along with Beer flights we now do Whiskey Flights! What better way to taste the many different complexities of whiskeys then to order a flight.  We have many awesome Bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches to choose from. Come in and pick your own or have one of our knowledgeable staff members pick for you.  Flights start at $10, and selection changes often.


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Want to hang with us in Denver during GABF week? Here’s where we’ll be hanging out when we’re not at the Great American Beer Festival:

  • Monday, September 29th - Cheba Hut - 1531 Champa St - Kick off of GABF in style! - Pint Night with 6 different breweries - Your chance to try Rare Beers!
  • Wednesday, October 1st at 7pm - Firkin tapping at Mellow Mushroom! Stop by to see what we’ll be tapping! (1201 16th Street.)
  • Thursday, Oct 2nd at 1pm - Falling Rock Barrel-aged tapping - Cork and Berry! (1919 Blake St.) Come down and try this limited release brew!
  • Friday, Oct 3rd - Cheba Hut - 1531 Champa St - Join us for an all day tapping of bbl aged beers - Try Cork and Berry - A Blueberry Ale fermented with a blend of wine & Champagne yeast, in a Port wine barrel!

Brand Detailed

Double Diesel is back! Rockyard’s Double IPA takes IPA to the extreme. Incalculable bitterness, and 10.1% abv, this beer is one you won’t soon forget. A big malty body forms the base, then it is hopped, hopped some more, and then dry hopped, so you can’t escape the hop flavor, bitterness and aroma. Hopsinclude Amarillo, Saphir, Simcoe, and Willamette. Look for it now as well as for Rockyard on the floor at GABF and in the Farm to Table Pavilion. They are paired up with the Squeaky Bean on Wynkoop Street for a unique food and beer pairing experience.




Cheers from an extraordinarily busy Wynkoop!  They’re super excited to have a slough of events coming up with GABF raring its pretty head!  Here’s a small taste of what’s happening…  They’ll be pouring a Fresh Hop Belgorado Belgian-Style IPA featuring 250 lbs of fresh Chinooks from Misty Mountain Hop Farm on Saturday!  Sunday is a big 1400 Miles RiNo Block Party supporting the Pints for Prostates Charity featuring the arrival of the BeerLiner in Denver!  On Wednesday, the BeerLiner comes to stay at the Wynkoop for four days, Oct. 1st through 4th, and they’re celebrating with a special Prickly Pear Berlinerweiss! The Wynkoop is looking forward to Beers Made By Walking on Friday October 3rd where they’ll be pouring the Denver Pacific Smoked Oak Stout. Keep your eyes peeled on booth L1 at GABF- for special tappings throughout the weekend!