Beer Buzz: New Colorado Breweries at GABF

October 2012

Yes, we're in the middle of a brewery boom. Yes, it is nearly impossible to keep up with all the grand openings. That's why we made it easy for you. Here, (nearly) every Colorado brewery that is exhibiting for the first time at Great American Beer Fest, what they are serving, and where to find them after the Fest. 

Bonus: Have you sampled any of these suds? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Arvada Beer Company

Opened: 2011 Serving at GABF: Goldline IPA, Water Tower Wheat, Ralston's Golden Ale, Corvus Coffee Porter, and Rootbeer Wheat Where to find them after the Fest? 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada

Big Choice Brewing

Opened: May 4, 2012 Serving at GABF: Disconnected Red Ale, Type III IPA, 10,000 Summers Saison, #42 Poblano Stout, and Rail Slide Extra Pale Ale Where to find them after the Fest? 7270 W. 118th Place, Broomfield 

Bootstrap Brewing

Opened: 2012 Serving at GABF: Insane Rush, Oktoberfestbier, Mo-Mentus, Rogg Me Amadeus, and Boomer Where to find them after the Fest? 6778 79th St., Niwot

BRU Handbuilt Ales

Opened: April 2012 Serving at GABF: Citrum IPA and Obitus American Brown Ale Where to find them after the Fest? Centro Latin Kitchen (950 Pearl St., Boulder)

City Star Brewing

Opened: May 4, 2012 Serving at GABF: Red Necktar, Bandit Brown, Raspberry Bandit, Chai Wallah Watchman, and Country Pumpkin Where to find them after the Fest? 321 Mountain Ave., Berthoud 

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Opened: October 2010 Serving at GABF: Pure Guava Petite Sour, Surette Reserva, Wild Wild Brett Indigo, Persica, and Belgian Quad Where to find them after the Fest? 1441 W. 46th Ave., Unit 19

Echo Brewing Company

Opened: April 14, 2012 Serving at GABF: Kirby Kolsch, Balefire Red, C.V. Stout, Powder Daze Pale, and Nocturnal Black Double IPA Where to find them after the Fest? 5969 Iris Pkwy Unit C, Frederick

Eddyline Restaurant and Brewing Company

Opened: 2009 Serving at GABF: Crankyanker IPA, Boater Beer, Mountain Fairy Raspberry Wheat, InnerGlow Red Chile Porter, and Kicking Back Amber Lager Where to find them after the Fest? 926 S. Main St., Buena Vista

Elevation Beer Company

Opened: May 19, 2012 Serving at GABF: Apis IV, Mount Blanca Saison, Signal de Botrange, and Fresh Hop First Cast IPA Where to find them after the Fest? 115 Pahlone Parkway, Poncha Springs

Hogshead Brewery 

Opened: Coming soon Serving at GABF: Lake Lightning, Chin Wag ESB, and Gilpin Black Gold Where to find them after the Fest? 4460 West 29th Ave.

River North Brewery

Opened: February 2012 Serving at GABF: River North White, Hoppenberg Uncertainty Principle, J. Marie Saison, BPR Belgian Pale Red, and Hello, Darkness Black IPA Where to find them after the Fest? 2401 Blake St., Suite 1

Shine Brewing Company

Opened: December 2011 Serving at GABF: Pohoda Pilz, Down Dog Red, Rise N' Shine Porter, Liberation Gluten-Free, and Bitchin Bock Where to find them after the Fest? 2027 13th St., Boulder

TRVE Brewing

Opened: June 27 Serving at GABF: Wanderlust, Black Cascade, Tunnel of Trees, Prehistoric Dog, and Carving Out the Eyes of Gourd. Where to find them after the Fest? 227 Broadway, #101

Wit’s End Brewing Company

Opened: September 26, 2011 Serving at GABF: Jean-Claude Van Blond, Green Man Ale, Wilford, and Ambition Coffee Stout Where to find them after the Fest? 2505 W. Second Ave., Unit 13

—Image courtesy of Echo Brewing Company

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