New Belgium Brewing Company's display at GABF. All photos by Tyra Sutak
There are more than 4,000 breweries in the U.S. today, which means that players in the ever-growing craft beer industry are constantly working to find ways to creatively stand out from the pack. The same was true at the sold-out Great American Beer Festival last weekend, where around 800 breweries...
October 12 2016, 12:55 PM
Great Divide's Velvet Yeti is ready to roll at this year's GABF. Courtesy of Great Divide
The Great American Beer Festival is once again upon us, running from October 6 to 8 in downtown Denver. As you walk inside the Colorado Convention Center, pretzels draped around your neck, you might be awestruck and even overwhelmed by all the boozy options that await you—more than 3,500 brews, to...
October 6 2016, 11:00 AM
Courtesy of the Brewers Association
Thirty-five years ago, a relatively unknown Charlie Papazian—home-brewing enthusiast and founder of the Association of Brewers (now the Brewers Association)—changed the country’s beer culture forever when he hosted the first Great American Beer Festival in Colorado. Only 20 breweries...
October 4 2016, 1:00 PM
Beer lovers enjoy live music, food trucks, games, a photobooth, and brews at Denver Beer Company's Platte Street Taproom. Photo by Denver Beer Company
Beyond the elusive festivities happening inside the Colorado Convention Center during this week’s Great American Beer Festival, the Mile High City’s restaurants, breweries, and more are playing host to their own sudsy events. Here are some of our top picks for experiencing the best of the city’s...
October 3 2016, 3:00 PM
Photo © Brewers Association
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
—Image courtesy of Shutterstock
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