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FRESHCRAFT: www.freshcraft.com


A Bitter Welcome with Stone Brewing Co. & Oskar Blues Brewery
(Tap List Announced!)


Wednesday 10/10/12 8:30 PM - ???
Hoppy styles from CA & CO to prepare your palate for the festival days ahead. Some really cool, rare stuff from each brewery including:
*Stone Enjoy By IPA 11.9.12
*Stone Espresso Sublimely Self Righteous
*Stone Double Dry Hopped IPA
*Oskar Blues Richard Lifter ESB
*Oskar Blues Leopold Rye Barrel Aged Deviant Dale’s
*Oskar Blues Double Dry Hopped (Simcoe) G’Knight Cask

Boulevard Back Bar
Thursday 10/11/12 – Saturday 10/13/12
11:00 am – 2:00 am
We’re adding a temporary bar to our back room from Thursday 10/11 through Saturday 10/14. Our friends from Boulevard Brewing will be here and we’ll be pouring their iconic Pale Ale as well as Double Wide Double IPA from their Smokestack series as well as tapping more great beers from their Smokestack series including:

• 12:00 (noon) Thurs 10/11: Reverb Imperial Pilsner
• 12:00 (noon) Fri 10/12: Collaboration #3 Stingo
• 12:00 (noon) Saturday 10/13: Nommo Dubbel
• 4:00 pm Saturday 10/13: Saison Brett

Several members of the Boulevard team will be around throughout the week, stop by, say hello & drink some great beer!

Cigar City Reception
Thursday 10/11/12 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Before the convention hall opens stop by for some amazing beers beers from one of the hottest breweries in the country, straight from Tampa, FL.
We’ll be tapping:
* Cinnamon Apple IPA
* Hotter Than Helles
* Guava Grove Saison
* Marshal Zhukov’s Russian Imperial Stout
* Ligero Black Lager

Night of The Big Brown Rye
Thursday 10/11/12 10:00 pm - ??
Join us after the last pour at GABF on Thursday 10/11/12 to taste The Big Brown Rye - a collaborative project from Ska, Freshcraft & Peach Street Distillers. There will be great beer & barrel aged cocktails flowing plus the crews from both Ska & Peach Street will be on hand so you know it’s going to be a party!

The namesake beer is a high gravity brown ale with plenty of rye malt that brewed by the crew at Ska & Freshcraft earlier this year. The beer was then aged for three m
onths in casks that previously held gold medal winning Colorado Bourbon from Distillery of the Year Peach Street Distillers.

Once the beer was transferred from the barrels we filled them up with a Manhattan made with Colorado Bourbon which will also be available.

We’ll also have the following Ska Beers on draft:
* Euphoreigner firkin (Euphoria dry hopped with Simcoe & El Dorado hops)
* Nitro Mole Stout
* Steel Toe Stout (Gold Medal 2011 GABF & 2012 WBC)
* Hoperation Ivy
* Euphoria
* Modus Hoperandi
*Nefarious Ten Pin

Just for fun we put some Jack & Jenny pear gin from Peach Street in yet another barrel so we’ll be whipping up some killer cocktails with that. Mile High Mules with Goat Vodka will be flowing too!

Oak Aged Extravaganza w/ Firestone Walker Brewing Co & Odell Brewing Co
Friday 10/12 10:00 pm - ???
After last pour at Friday’s GABF session we will be tapping some amazing beers from two world class with breweries with that have a couple of the best barrel aging programs in existence. Come out and meet some of the folks that make these beers happen.

The beers will include:
* Firestone Walker Parabola 2012
* Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout 2011
* Firestone Walker Reginald Brett
* Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin
* Firestone Walker Anniversary XIV
* Odell Deconstruction 2012

Sun King Tappings
Great beers straight fromIndianapolisIN! Throughout the day on Saturday 10/13 we’ll be tapping beers from Sun King including Osiris & Pappy Van Muckle.

Lagu-F’in-itas Celebration
Saturday 10/13/12 4:20 pm
Stop by and hang with the Lagunitas Crew!
We’ll have a firkin of Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale plut we’ll be tapping Hop Stoopid & Fusion #10


                                                                           Avery Lounge Party

Saturday 10/13/12 10:00 pm - ???

After the GABF intensity is over, come by and chill out here with some nice low gravity beers from Avery Brewing Co., several of which have never left the tasting room. Put on your robe & bunny slippers and get comfortable. For the hardcore we’ll have some tasty beer cocktails too – of course there’s always the full bar …

We Will be Tapping:
*Lillikoi Kepolo
*Boulder Weisse
*3.5 India Session Ale
and maybe a surprise or two …


Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar:  www.parryspizza.com

Monday, October 8: Avery Brewing will be pouring their Lilikoi Kepolo. (White Rascal infused with Passion fruit.)

On Tuesday, October 9: Representatives from GABF medal winners Odell,AndersonValley, Saranac, Uinta and Rogue will be handing out samples and sharing their knowledge. Here’s the beers: The Meddler, Isolation  and Deconstruction from Odell. Brother David’s Trippel fromAndersonValley, Pumpkin Ale from Saranac, Black Labyrinth from Uinta, Oregasmic Ale from Rogue and a Special brew from New Belgium

Wednesday, October 10: Great Divide Tap Takeover Pouring a gaggle of Yetis and other fine, wild, crafty beers: Schwarzbier, Tripel, White Water Wheat Hefeweizen, Shire IPA, Yeti, Baby Yeti, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, Belgian Style Yeti, Oak Aged Yeti, Fresh Hop, Hibernation, Hercules & DPA

On Saturday October 13: Two Special Tappings from Sun King


Upslope: www.upslopebrewing.com

For the whole week, Upslope will have daily raffles, drink specials, games, and special beer tappings celebrating GABF (keep up with them all on their Facebook page). One special beer is a collaboration with the staff at Euclid Hall. The result is our Thai I.P.A., a wheat beer meets India Pale Ale brewed with an array of Thai spices. Brewed with an abundance of wheat and using a Belgian yeast strain, they created a hybrid style blending two different but complimenting favors. Euclid Hall will be having a special tapping of this collaboration beer along with five other single batch Upslope beers at 6pm on Wednesday, October 10th.


Boulder Beer: www.boulderbeer.com

Tuesday, Oct 9th   5:30pm – 6:30pm Ernie’s Bar & Pizza – Planet Porter sampling – all draft beers are gold medal winning beers

7pm – 9pm – Stoney’s (full on sampling with all their beers)

Wednesday, Oct 10th        2pm – 3pm - Park and Company on17th street  tasting

5pm – Ale House at Amato’s – Tapping of bbl aged Rum Porter

8:30pm to 9:30pm – Mellow Mushroom (16th st – downtown) – Firkin tapping of Never Summer

Thursday, Oct 11th           Noon – 1pm – Lunch spot –tasting and pouring / Planet Porter on draft – PP will be the beer paired with the lunch item, along with dessert.

2pm Falling Rock- Tapping of bbl aged Rum Porter and Hoopla Pale Ale with collaborator Kyle Hollingsworth pouring Hoopla behind the bar.

3:30pm – Paramount – Tapping of bbl aged Rum Porter, Mojo Nitro, Hazed and Hoopla, with Kyle guest starring again!

10:30pm – Old Chicago onMarket Streetspecial tapping (not sure which barrel-aged beer it’ll be)

Friday, Oct. 12th    10:30pm – Falling Rock Rare Beer Tasting (again, I’m not sure which our specialty beers we’re pouring but we’ll be there with something crazy!)

And on Saturday Boulder Beer extending tap room hours to accomodate all the out of town beer drinkers that descend onBoulder!


The West End Tavern:  www.thewestendtavern.com

On Monday October 8th at 6:30 pm they are hosting a California Beer Dinner! 45 dollars per person and seats can be reserved by calling 303-444-3535 thats 303-444-3535. They will be featuring Brewmaster at Moylans Denise Jones, Brewmaster at Marin Brewing Arne Johnson, Firestone Walker’s Elizabeth Kagan and Stone Brewing’s Chris Cantrell. Start off with a Firestone Walker DBA and then the first course comes with Brisket Wrapped Ahi and Hop Smoked Oysters paired with a Marin Star Brew Triple Wheat Wine and a Stone 16th anniversary ale. For 2nd course enjoy a Red Pepper Goat Cheese Stuffed Duck Breast with a Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA and a Moylan’s Hop Craic Quadruple X IPA. For the 3rd course Chai Teal Leaf & Pepper Rubbed NY Strip with Marin’s San Quentin Breakfast Stout and the Stone/Firestone Walker collaboration El Camino (Un)real Black Ale. For dessert: a Bourbon Apple Crisp with Moylan’s Kiltlifter. Man does this sound like a great dinner! Again 45 bucks at the West End Tavern on Monday October 8th.

They will also have a special tapping of the New Belgium Imperial Berliner Weiss at 6 pm on Tuesday October 9th and on the Wednesday the 10th CrazyMountainwith a Super Top Secret Mystery Firkin being tapped at 6 pm sharp. Check thewestendtavern.com or follow on Facebook for more info.


Strange Brewing Company:  www.strangebrewingco.com

On Saturday October 6th we will be live at Strange from Noon to 2! They will tap their 2nd Anniversary Munich Dunkel (first tapped in May when we last broadcasted at Strange) Special beer and food pairing with Chris from Worldwide Vittles.  And we will be giving away tickets to GABF! The Hopped Up Dames will also be celebrating their 2nd anniversary. Since 2010 they have been bringing women together and having a great time and learning about great beer. They are inviting all ladies to join them at Strange starting at 1:00pm. They’re also bringing back the Cherry Bomb Stout ( which is back on tap after a long hiatus due to Cherry shortage)

On Sun, Oct 7th - Two Wet-Hopped Brews including the Get Fresh Pale Ale brewed with Fresh Simcoe and Cascade Hops. And the Fresh-Hopped IPAphany brewed with Fresh Colorado Cascade and Nugget Hops.

On Mon, Oct 8th -they tap the Pumpkin Porter - Tim is picking up 300 POUNDS of organic pie pumpkins this afternoon and they will be roasted tomorrow morning in Hops & Pie’s pizza ovens. Don’t miss this rare seasonal favorite!!

On Tue, Oct 9th - One-Barrel Wednesday - The Sequel - Did you miss some of Tim and Harry’s one-barrel creations? Stop by Tuesday the 9th when they bring out a few stashed kegs of OBWs from earlier this year

Wed, Oct 10th - One-Barrel Wednesday - Part Deux, Harry and Tim will be tapping not one, but two special OBW creations in celebration of GABF.     Stop by the brewery for more details.

Hops & Pie:  www.hopsandpie.com

Tuesday October 9th aCigarCityTap Takeover! Check out these beers! Jai AliaIndiaPale Ale, Maduro Brown, Cubano Espresso Brown Ale, Raspberry Saison and PeachIndiaPale Ale. Again this is Tuesday at Hops and Pie!

They are also hosting a Sun King Brewery event on Friday October 12th. If you havent checked out these guys from Indianapolis get in and try the Osiris Pale, The Velvet Fog Belgian Quad, the Cream Dream V “I Thought We Were Buddies” Imperial IPA, a Barrel Aged Octoberfest Marzen, Grapefruit Jungle American IPA, Sunlight Cream Ale and the Pink Taco Raspberry Hibiscus Sour!

Dry Dock Brewing Company: www.drydockbrewing.com

Make sure to stop by and visit Dry Dock at GABF. They’ll be pouring Apricot Blonde, Amber Ale, Hefeweizen, Hop Abomination and DIPA! Dry Dock co-owner, Kevin DeLange, and Brewers Supply Group’s, Justin Livengood, will take you through the Hops 101 session of Rackhouse Pub’s Liquid Education on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 3-5pm! Liquid Education is 4 days of beer school at the Rackhouse during GABF! Go to http://www.rackhousepub.com/beer-school-2012/ for more information and to sign up!

Dry Dock Brewing will be at FreshCraft for the CO Brewer’s Brunch on Friday Oct 12th from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. They will be serving some delicious brunch food to help you get your day started & pouring some amazing beers including a brand new, yet to be named barrel aged sour from Dry Dock Brewing. Proceeds from sales of these select beers during the event will also be donated to CBG. For tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/274033.

Oskar Blues:  www.oskarblues.com

It’s All About the Package Party – Thursday October 11th – Blake Street Tavern

Thursday Night (10/11) “It’s All About the Package” Party. – Featuring CANS from the Evolution of Craft beer and a NEW PACKAGE RELEASE FROM OSKAR BLUES.

a. VIP Experience Including New Release Beers is available with your GABF Press Pass. If you don’t have a press pass and want to attend please respond to this email by 10/5 & we’ll getcha set up.

b. Details & Entry for the General Public Entry Ticket, you can print off the FREE entry via our facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/OskarBluesCANS?ref=hl#!/events/369000383179876/

Yes, Public needs a printed ticket to get in…Dah, it’s free from or facebook page.

Draft Magazine GABF OB Giveaway – OB Ordeal, GABF ticket & Hotel Giveaway with Draft Magazine – http://draftmag.com/new/feature/win-drafts-oskar-blues-gabf-giveaway/


1. “G’Knight Imperial Red IPA” will be released in 16oz. Cans that week…yes from now on.

2. The 2nd collaboration between Sun King Brewery and Oskar Blues Brewery in the Ball Alumi-tek Can, CHAKA was the first. We ain’tt saying the name right now but it’s a Hopped Up Brown Ale.

a. CHAKA Details: http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/sun-king-and-oskar-blues-collaborate-on-chaka/

3. A NEW CAN PACKAGE release from Oskar Blues Brewery…… http://www.facebook.com/OskarBluesCANS?ref=hl#!/events/369000383179876/

GABF OSKAR BLUES SILENT DISCO – Find our beer fueled silent disco dance party at Between section I10 and M1 in the GABF Hall.

Here is a list of other Oskar Blues GABF events, you can also find this schedule via http://www.oskarblues.com/blog/greatamericanbeerfestival2012

Breckenridge Brewery:  www.breckbrew.com

Breck Brew Tap Takeover

Monday October 8th

Stoney’s Bar & Grill, Denver, CO

Stoney’s will be loading up their taps with Breck Brews. Amongst these will include beers from our 471 Small Batch Series and Barrel-Aged Series.

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Brews Cruise RendezBREW

Thursday October 11th

Breckenridge Brewery, Denver, CO

1PM to 3PM

This Brews Cruise RendezBREW tasting event has breweries from each of the cities Brews Cruise serves, providing enjoyment of some amazing craft beers from not onlyDenver, butAsheville,Atlanta,BendandCharleston.

Thursday, October 11th

Mini Beer Fest @ Ale House

Thursday October 11th

Ale House at Amato’s,Denver,CO

1:30 to 3:30

Miniature Beer Festival featuring beers from Breckenridge Brewery, Ska Brewing, Upslope Brewing, Prost Brewing, and Lagunitas Brewing.

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Beer For Brains - The Colorado Affair

Friday October 12th

Ghost Plate & Tap, Denver, CO

9PM to Midnight

Twenty very rareColoradobeers sipped under the stars on the roof top of theGhostBuildingat 18th & Stout in Downtown Denver during Great American Beer Festival & Denver Beer Fest.

Friday, October 12th

Breck Brew / Ska Firkin Tapping

Friday October 12th

Wazee Supper Club, Denver, CO

4PM - 6PM

Breckenridge Brewery and Ska Brewing will both be tapping in firkins.

October 5th-13th, 2012


HIGHLAND TAP & BURGER  www.highlandtapdenver.com

HTB a great place for GABF week! On Monday, 6:00pm: Oskar Blues First Lady Firkin & Beer Can Chicken.  Come party with Oskar Blues and the Crafty Ladies Beer Club at Highland Tap & Burger. Starting at 6pm, they’ll be tapping First Lady, a special Gubna-Dale’s Pale Ale firkin, and serving it alongside some delicious beer can chicken. You’ll get to meet the Gubna himself, while enjoying other Oskar Blues canned beers.

Wednesday, 4:00pm: The Crafty Ladies will be hosting a special happy hour with SKA brewing! Ladies, if you do not receive invitations to Crafty Ladies events, please email craftyladiesbeerclub@gmail.com to be added to the invite list.

Wednesday, 6:00pm: 2nd Annual Suds ‘n Sliders with Ska Brewing Suds & Sliders - with Left Hand, Avery and SKA Brewing! Featuring great craft beers and tasty sliders. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com search Highland Tap & Burger

Friday, 11:00am: Odell’s Brunch on the HTB Patio! Odell will be hosting a specialty brunch tapping with the following brews: Haven & Hale Peach Ale, Mountain Standard Double Black IPA, Easy Street Wheat, Isolation Ale, Myrcenary and the HTB House Ale (Levity)!

Friday, 11:00am: The Pucker Up Poker Run.  Join Avery Brewing Company and Denver Off the Wagon for a crazy crawl among five ofDenver’s premier pubs! At each stop, you will get a 4oz. pour of a rare, barrel-aged sour beer, a 6oz. pour of a palate cleansing beer, and a playing card. You’ll meet up at the Falling Rock Tap House, and split up into groups to go to Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, Highland Tap and Burger, Euclid Hall, and finish at Star Bar. Tickets are $45, and the best poker hand at the end wins a prize! Dress wild, and bike it or walk it but don’t drink and drive. Get your tickets now at ticketalternative.com search Pucker Up Poker Run