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We did a little eavesdropping again this year. Here, our favorite comments overheard at Great American Beer Festival's opening night—taken completely out of context, of course.
"We're here for team building. My co-workers are over there somewhere."
(In a sarcastic voice) "Hey, guys...
September 25 2015, 3:15 PM
Expert tip: Try something new at this year's GABF. (Photo © Brewers Association)
Many beer drinkers attend the Great American Beer Festival in the hopes of discovering a new favorite beer or brewery, or perhaps uncovering a sudsy trend they can sound cool telling all their friends about. Not me. My assignment is to find some of the strangest—but still tasty—beers being poured....
September 25 2015, 1:15 PM
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There are more than 800 breweries showcasing their classic and specialty brews on the floor of this year's Great American Beer Festival. Don’t attempt to try them all—instead, follow the advice of two local brewers and long-time GABF denizens.
We picked the brains of Jeff Mendel—a Left Hand...
September 24 2015, 11:30 AM
A group of beer lovers enjoy the atmosphere of Oskar Blues' Ordeal event; Photo by Yann Photo Video
If you missed out on a nabbing a ticket to the Great American Beer Festival, there are still plenty of ways to take part in the brewtastic week. Local destinations are holding additional events—from spa packages to beer dinners—for all hops-lovers to enjoy:
Oskar Blues Ordeal: Beer,...
September 22 2015, 9:00 AM
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If you’re buying a hard-to-find craft brew at Capitol Hill’s Argonaut Wine & Liquor, you’ve got beer buyer Dan Chacon to thank. For more than eight years, Chacon has worked to cull the store’s impressive beer selection. The result is shelf after shelf of local brews, unique bombers, and...
September 21 2015, 9:05 AM
September 17 2015, 8:45 AM
Sawtooth Ale, Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont
Style: American-style ESB
Serving Type: 12-ounce bottle
ABV: 5.3 percent
Malty? Hoppy? You’ll get plenty of both, but the malts win.
Reviewed: October 2014
After the Great American Beer Festival, I...
October 31 2014, 1:00 PM
An airplane, a truck, a handful of workers, 1,000 pounds of Cascade hops, and a ticking clock: All of these ingredients are necessary for Left Hand Brewing Company to concoct its only fresh hop beer, Warrior IPA. Left Hand produces more than 30 year-round, seasonal, and limited-edition...
October 16 2014, 11:00 AM