Great American Beer Festival Events and Beer Tappings (GABF Denver 2019)

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The Great American Beer Festival is one of the biggest beer festivals in the world. Along with GABF itself there are numerous Great American Beer Festival events and special beer tappings all around the city of Denver.

GABF is held annually in Denver, one of America’s meccas of craft beer. The 2019 Great American Beer Festival also coincides with Denver Beer Week, which runs from September 27-October 5, so buckle up for a wild ride.

With brewers, journalists, and beer fans alike attending from all over the United States and around the world; breweries, beer bars, and taprooms around the city and state add to the madness with an unending list of special beer releases, collaboration beers, tap takeovers, and other special Great American Beer Festival events. We can’t promise that everything will be noted below, but we’re doing our best. We’ll be updating as fast and as furiously as possible.

Insanely Strange Stout Life Pre-GABF Party

In fact, we’re joining in the 2019 GABF madness with our friends at Strange Craft Beer Company and Wit’s End Brewing Company to host an Insanely Strange Stout Life pre-GABF party from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2. There will be a special tapping or two, discounts, and friends from across the country getting our Pre-GABF Strangeness on!

Brewers, Breweries & Bars: Tell Us About Your GABF Events!

If you’re a brewer that has a GABF related event going on or special tappings, etc., shoot us an email at or send us a direct message on Facebook.

Great American Beer Festival 2019 Beer Tappings and Collaborations

Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project
Tapping – Friday, September 27
Verboten Brewing is doing a triple release of its 2017 GABF medal winner Little Nonsense Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. The regular and Mocha versions will be available in 2-packs of 12-ounce cans, while the Double-Oaked Bourbon and Blackberry Brandy version will be available in 12-ounce bottles. The two-pack cans will be available in the taproom and wholesale, bottle is taproom only. All three versions will also be on draft in the Verboten taproom.

Crooked Stave Zwanze Day
Tapping – Saturday, September 28
Crooked Stave will be pouring this year’s Cantillon Zwanze Day beer at it’s RiNo location at The Source. Zwanze is a rare beer that requires tickets. In addition to Zwanze, Crooked Stave will also be pouring other Cantillon offerings that do not require a ticket. Crooked Stave will have several limited release beers available on draught and for sale, along with a large selection of magnums. In addition, Crooked Stave will be opening the Barrel Cellar for Great American Beer Festival on October 1-5, from Noon to 6 pm.

Odd 13 – GABF Week Release Day
Tapping – Saturday, September 28
Odd 13 preps for its involvement in the Great American Beer Festival with the release of three special releases on draft and in 6-packs: Chainsaw Princess of Karate (a collaboration with Big Choice Brewing, Brewery and Pizzeria), a kettle sour with dragonfruit and passionfruit; Colorado Kid, a locally sourced IPA featuring 100-percent Colorado malt, hops, and yeast; and a secret variant of Codename: Superfan that includes Citra, Simcoe, and Ekuanot hops and a couple special secret ingredients.

Lupulin Fiasco at Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House
Tapping – Sunday, September 29
CSA Distributing is taking over Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House by assembling a far out lineup of hoppy goodness to get your taste buds ready for a week full of madness. Lupulin Fiasco is a celebration of all things hoppy from IPAs and Pales to Saisons and Sours with a line-up that includes: 3 Floyds Brewing, Beachwood Brewing, Breakside Brewery, Call to Arms Brewing Company, Cerebral Brewing, Comrade Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Fremont Brewing, Half Acre Beer Company, Jester King Brewery, Knotted Root Brewing Company, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Maine Beer Company, Melvin Brewing, Narrow Gauge Brewing Company, Our Mutual Friend Brewery, Outer Range Brewing Co., Perennial Artisan Ales, Pure Project Brewing, Revision Brewing Company, Societe Brewing Company, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., WeldWerks Brewing Company, and Wiley Roots Brewing Company. The lineup will drop a few days before the festivities as many of these beers will be coming in nice and fresh.

Falling Rock Tap House unOfficial Kick Off Tappings
Tapping – Monday, September 30
For Falling Rock’s 22nd Annual unOfficial Kick Off to GABF, 20 beers go on tap at 5 pm when the countdown clock gets to zero, including beers from their cellar, beers they collaborated on just for this event, and a few special treats. Look for Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company and Upslope Brewing Company to name a few.

First Draft – GABF Kickoff with Western Distributing
Tapping – Monday, September 30
Start your GABF week off at First Draft with some of Western Distributing Company‘s delicious offerings. First Draft will be pouring High Hops, Bonfire, Pikes Peak, Eddyline, Soulcraft, Lone Tree, Ursula and Trinity. Monday only!

Jagged Mountain – Beer Week Daily Releases
Tapping – Monday, September 30
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery is releasing a beer a day during the GABF and Denver Beer Week. Releases include: Sept. 30 – Royal Gourdge Pumpkin Pie Ale, Oct. 1 – Melon Patch Brett Bottle Conditioned Cantaloupe Saison (Collab with Baere Brewing), Oct. 2 – Pallet Present Salted Nut Roll Stout, Oct. 3 – Good Bugs Hazy IPA with Fruit Sach, Oct. 4 – Rum BA Doppelbock Doppelbock Aged in 24-Year-Old Rum Barrels, Oct. 5 – BA Cougar Slayer Blackberry Saison Barrel Aged with Rose Petals, and Oct. 6 – Hair of the Dog Sunday $1 off Trailhead and Basecamp beers.

Falling Rock Tap House – GABF Tuesday
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
Falling Rock continues its GABF week on Tuesday with Deschutes Brewery bringing a 3-year vertical of Double Black Butte Porter, Roadhouse Brewing Co. with their vintage VW bus in the parking lot, and the release of Expect Delays, a triple IPA collab that Falling Rock’s Chris Black brewed with New Image Brewing.

Fiction GABF Draft and Can Releases
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
Fiction Beer Company is kicking of GABF week with several returning favorites and new beers on draft and in cans. Returning Favorites include Feely Effects Green Tea Milk Chocolate Stout and Madame Psychosis New England Style Pale. New Beers include Cornucopia Cream Ale and Juice Bar, Antiquarian No. 6 Solera Sour aged on blackberries, and Malice & Darkness Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout with Under the African Skies Pablo’s Coffee, caramel and vanilla.

First Draft – Night with Northern Colorado Breweries
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
A night with some of Northern Colorado’s best breweries, featuring Envy, Mash Lab, Timnath, and Zwei.

Freshcraft – CSA Showcase
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
Freschcraft kicks off its GABF week by showcasing several CSA Distributing beers, including: Creature Comforts Duende DIPA, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Framboise, Fremont Brewing Field to Ferment and Dark Star, La Cumbre Brewing Co. Endless Horizon Tropical Stout (collab with
Beachwood), Maine Beer Company a tiny beautiful something Pale Ale and Woods & Waters IPA, Prairie Brewing Company BA Macaroon Imperial Stout.

Jackie O’s Tap Takeover
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
Jackie O’s Brewery will be taking over the taps at Lowry Beer Garden on October 1 to kick off the month with a Special Feature for the Great American Beer Festival.

Oregon GABF Beer Showcase
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings – Denver is hosting an Oregon Beer Showcase with beer from Breakside Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, and Oakshire Brewing. Kick off GABF week with beer and hot wings.

Park & Co. – CSA Showcase
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
Starting Oct. 1, Park & Co. will be hosting a special GABF Showcase with specialty beers provided by CSA Distributing. New beers will be tapped all week through GABF!

Tap and Handle – Toppling Goliath Tap Takeover
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
Toppling Goliath is returning to Fort Collins for GABF. Tap and Handle will be pouring Dragon Fandango, Mornin’ Delight, Pseudo Sue, Pompeii, King Sue, Intergalactic Warrior, Mornin’ Latte, and Ladder Mash.

Westfax GABF Beer Releases
Tapping – Tuesday, October 1
Tuesday 10/1 – $3 GABF BEERS: In honor of GABF, Westfax is doing a $3 deal on all beers sent to be judged during GABF: Urban Lumberjack Hazy IPA, Tears of Our Enemies Scottish Ale, 40 West IPA, and Colfax Cream Ale. Wednesday 10/2 – CAN RELEASE: Releases include Hazy Double IPA “Sippin’ On A Cloud,” as well as a Pastry Stout entitled “I Do Eclair” that’s loaded with Cacao Nibs, Hazelnut, and Vanilla. Thursday 10/3 – BA BOTTLE RELEASE + SMALL BATCH: Releases include BA Concussion Protocol with Plums on tap in bottles, and a Small Batch Tripel with Meyer Lemons.

Baere Brewing Celebration of Sours
Wednesday, October 2
Baere Brewing is bringing several of its brewery friends together for its Celebration of Sours. In addition to their Baere’s beers, guest taps will also include: Our Mutual Friend Brewery, Cerebral Brewing, Verboten Brewing, Purpose Brewing and Cellars, Atom Brewing Company, WeldWerks Brewing Company, and Spangalang Brewery.

Brewers Health Initiative – FREE Men’s Health Screenings
Wednesday, October 2 – Friday, October 4
Sponsored by Pints for Prostates, the fifth annual Brewers Health Initiative will take place from Oct. 2-4 at two different locations in Denver, offering brewers, craft beer fans and Denver residents access to a free men’s health screening. The free screening is open to the public and no purchase is necessary to take part. Brewers Health Initiative locations and times include:

As part of the program, a team of healthcare professionals from the Prostate Conditions Education Council will administer a simple blood test taking less than 10 minutes to screen for prostate specific antigen, glucose, lipids and testosterone levels. Participants will receive a confidential report sent directly to them after the event that they can review with their doctor. The free blood tests being administered have a value of $700 and scan for several important male health issues.

Burns Family Artisan Ales GABF Week Releases
Wednesday, October 2 – Sunday, October 6
Like many Denver breweries, Burns Family Artisan Ales is unleashing a week of goodness on its tap handles for the Great American Beer Festival. There’s a stunning list of creative beers on tap, all built around the amazing release of Midnight Fire Beer (a beer made with fire-heated stones) on Thursday.

Cedar Creek Pub – Best of Ohio Tap Takeover
Wednesday, October 2
Cedar Creek Pub will be featuring some of Ohio’s best breweries. Rhinegeist, Jackie O’s, Warped Wing, Hoof Hearted, Madtree, and other breweries that will be tapped for their GABF Ohio Tap takeover.

Colorado Sake Company
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Colorado Sake Company is holding its second annual Hopped on Sake. There will be four unique hopped sakes on tap with a popular vote to declare the favorite. They’ll also have eight other sakes on tap.

Falling Rock Tap House – CSA Distributing Showcase
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Brews from CSA Distributing are being showcased at Falling Rock with Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Toppling Goliath , 3 Floyds Brewpub, Fremont Brewing, La Cumbre Brewing Co., Half Acre Beer Company, Two Roads Brewing Company, Breakside Brewery, and more.

Finn’s Manor – WeldWerks & Friends
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Finn’s Manor looks to get an early start on the Great American Beer Festival with the WeldWerks crew and some of their buds from around the country. Breweries taking over the taps include Casey Brewing and Blending, Cerebral Brewing, Forbidden Root, Great Notion Brewing, Highland Park Brewery, Mikerphone Brewing, Olegy Brewing, Other Half Brewing, Outer Range Brewing, Trillium Brewing, and WeldWerks.

First Draft – Outer Range Brewing Collab Release
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Exclusive release of Double Otter – the collaboration beer between Outer Range and First Draft. Plus more from ORB, including their first ever sour beer.

Freshcraft GABF Week Tapping
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
On the night before the official start of Great American Beer Festival Freshcraft will be tapping kegs from three local breweries. Here’s the line up: Black Project Magic Lantern Sour Ale with Passionfruit/Peach/Apricot & Himalayan Salt; Black Project Dagger “Fruit Punch” Sour Ale; Black Project Tagboard, Lambic-inspired, coolship spontaneous beer; Cerebral Brewing Character Reference, Foeder Lagerbier; Cerebral Brewing DDH Remote Island DIPA; Cerebral Brewing Impulse Purchase, Almond Joy inspired stout (collab with Moksa Brewing); New Image Pay It Forward IPA (Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic); New Image Terra Form Brett IPA (collab w/ Puebla Vida); and New Image Sake It To Me, Sake/Beer hybrid with plums.

Hops & Pie – CSA Tappings
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Hops & Pie is going all-in for GABF with several days of special tappings. Wednesday is the Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing line-up that includes Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Societe, Half Acre, Perennial, Narrow Gauge, Three Floyds, Moonraker, Crooked Stave, Old Nation, Fremont, Pure Project, Ooozlefinch, Perennial, Maine Beer Co, Hubbard’s Cave, La Cumbre, Revision, Moksa, and D9.

Jake’s Brew Bar – GABF 2019 Colorado Brewery Showcase
Wednesday, October 2
It’s a Colorado Brewery Showcase! Wednesday night, October 2nd, at Jake’s Brew Bar, they’ll tap everything at 2pm and pour through the evening. Come on down and try beers from Wiley Roots Brewing Company, New Image Brewing Company, WeldWerks Brewing Company, Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, Odd13 Brewing, Cerebral Brewing, and more.

Mash Lab Brewing Drive By Night Bottle Release
Wednesday, October 2
Mash Lab is kicking out its first bottle release with a double feature during the 2019 Great American Beer Festival week. Drive By Night is an imperial stout aged 12 months in Spirit Hound Distillery Whiskey Barrels, while Drive By Night with Vanilla is the same beer conditioned on Madagascar vanilla beans.

Mockery – GABF Kickoff Beer Releases
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Mockery Brewing kicks off GABF with special tappings that include Solera #2, Barrel-Aged Black Forest Cake Stout, Gin Barrel-Aged Solera #2, Zin Barrel-Aged Stout, and Whiskey Sour with Tamarind.

Novel Strand – GABF Week Releases
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Novel Strand Brewing has several special releases planned for Great American Beer Festival week including: Popular Demand, a German Kellerpils; Poquito Más, a small ale fermented and conditioned in second use Cabernet Sauvignon barrels; Baerely Stranded, a mixed fermentation Saison inspired ale blended from stainless steel and oak components created by Baere Brewing Company; Kiwi, the return of their 100-percent New Zealand hopped strong hoppy ale; Souther Lights, a sour, dry hopped entirely with southern hemisphere hops; Contains Hops, an IPA including Columbus (USA), Citra (USA), Galaxy (AUS), Mosaic (USA), Nelson Sauvin (NZ), and Strata (USA); Green Queen, which starts its life as Green Showers, but adds African Queen (SA) hops; Dancing with the Moon, an ale brewed (12.21.2018) with local malt from Troubadour Maltings and aged hops, fermented in freshly emptied Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from David Arthur vineyards; and Nitwit, a classic Belgian style Witbier.

Outer Range – GABF Specialty Release
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Frisco’s highly touted Outer Range Brewing is releasing three specialty beers during its first ever midweek can release: Occasional Awareness – Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse Ale Aged in Oak Barrels (Collaboration with Resident Culture Brewing Company); DDH Way Down Double IPA
Hops include Wakatu and Mosaic; and DDH Fresh Palette IPA – Hops include Simcoe, Columbus, and Citra.

Strange Craft – Cerise Rouge Release
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Ahead of our Insanely Strange Stout Life Pre-GABF Party, our friends at Strange Craft are tapping Cerise Rouge, a Great American Beer Festival submission. Cherry red deliciousness in a glass, Strange Craft took its award-winning Belgian cherry ale, added a mixed culture, and aged it for a year in port and red wine barrels. Big rich cherry notes lead, with subtle funk, moderate acidity, and oak tannins on the finish.

Strange Craft – Insanely Strange Pre-GABF Party Releases!
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
After tapping Cerise Rouge earlier in the day, Strange Craft is bringing out the big guns for our Insanely Strange Stout Life Pre-GABF Party collaboration! Just in time for the party (which starts at 9 p.m. Denver time) Strange Craft will be tapping not one, but TWO BIG BEERS! Come to the party to get your hands on Strangely Epic, an 8% ABV brew that is a blend of two Colorado staples, Epic Brewing’s Big Bad Baptist and Strange Craft’s award-winning Cherry Kriek. Also making a special appearance is Golden Age, an Imperial Honey Brown aged in Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Barrels, which was initially brewed for The Brown Palace’s 125th Anniversary, and clocks in at a whopping 12% ABV! Don’t miss these special tappings!

Stone Rare Beer Tapping at Falling Rock
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Rare beer tapping with Team Stone at Falling Rock Tap House.

TRVE Brewing – 2019 GABF Burial Beer Co. Tap Takeover
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Burial Beer Co. is in town from Asheville, N.C. for GABF and TRVE will be hosting a guest tap feature of six of their legendary beers.

TRVE Brewing – Bottom Feeder’s Lager Party at Brass Tacks
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Brass Tacks Dine Bar plays host to the Bottom Feeder’s Lager Party, a tap takeover featuring premium lagers from Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, Bagby Beer, Burial Beer Co., Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Creature Comforts, Half Acre Beer Company, Highland Park Brewery, Brewery Bhavana, Ratio Beerworks, Our Mutual Friend Brewery, Threes Brewing, Zillicoah Beer Company, and TRVE.

Ursula Brewery – GABF Big Bully Release
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Ursula Brewery is releasing four new beers for GABF week… three old favorites and one brand new beer: Big Bully Stole My Lunch ~ PB&J Imperial Porter, Barrel Aged Big Bully Stole My Lunch ~ PB&J Imperial Porter, Scary Stories ~ S’mores Baltic Porter, and the brand new Tentacle Juice ~ NEIPA with Blackberries.

WeldWerks Medianoche Bottle Release
Wednesday, October 2
WeldWerks Brewing releases two new Medianoche variants on Wednesday, October 2 as part of its GABF week celebration — Medianoche Premier, Vol. 1 and Malibu Medianoche. For Medianoche Premier, Vol. 1, WeldWerks blended nine different barrels, originating from five different types of spirits, and ranging in age from 15 to 23 months, with the average age of the blend landing at almost exactly 19 months. Malibu Medianoche is aged in the Jamaican rum barrels for more than 15 months, finished on more than 1.5 lbs/gallon of toasted coconut and raw coconut, along with Madagascar vanilla beans, resulting in a rich, complex, dessert-like beer that evokes island life as much as it does fall in Colorado.

Wiley Roots Great American Beer Festival Special Releases
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Wiley Roots has several new beers on tap for GABF Week starting on Wednesday, October 2. These special releases include Leafers German Märzen Lager; Key Lime State Fair Cobbler Imperial Milkshake Sour IPA with puréed Key Limes, Graham Cracker, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Milk Sugar dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Lemon Drop hops; Last Minute Details New England IPA with Tardif de Bourgogne, Barbe Rouge, Mosaic, and Mandarina Bavaria hops brewed in collaboration with Woods Boss Brewing; and Wooden Spoon & Whisk: Maple Vanilla Breakfast Scone, an Imperial Stout with Maple Syrup, Vanilla, and Milk Sugar.

Woods Boss & Wiley Roots Collaboration
Tapping – Wednesday, October 2
Woods Boss and Wiley Roots are collaborating on a NEIPA with Mosaic, Mandarina, Barbe Rouge, and Tardif de Bourgogne hops.

Brass Tacks – Ratio & Friends GABF Tap Takeover
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
Brass Tacks hosts a GABF after party tap takeover featuring Ratio Beerworks and their friends Fremont Brewing, 3 Floyds Brewpub, Rhinegeist, Revolution Brewing, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, and Call to Arms Brewing Company.

Call to Arms – 4th Annual F@#*ing Cataline Wine Mixer
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
Call to Arms Brewing brings back all the barrel-aged beers they have created over the past year, in addition to some new releases and even a few special guest taps. Get ready for a special release of their brand new Carriage House Series beer Peachfront Property, a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Swedish Amber Lager with Peaches.

Copper Kettle GABF Tappings
Tapping – Thursday, October 3 – Saturday, October 5
Copper Kettle is releasing several special beers during GABF weekend. Thursday: limited run of Pumpkin Mexican Chocolate Stout in 19-ounce cans and on draught. Friday: Everyone’s favorite release – Coconut Snowed In 19-ounce can and on draught. Saturday: Rye Barrel Aged Imperial Stout draught release.

Crooked Stave – Beers Nerds Want
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project takes pride in being the nerds (and beer nerds) that they are. To this point, they are having a celebration of beer-nerdom. They will be releasing “Wild Colorado,” a sessionable wild saison. This event will feature three different vintages of “Flor d’Lees,” one iteration from their Méthode Traditionelle Series “Get the Funk Out,” and another Méthode Traditionelle beer, “Framboise Harvest 2018.” Guest tappings will include beers from: Transient Artisan Ales, Jester King, Two Roads Brewing Company, and Orpheus Brewing.

Falling Rock Tap House – GABF Thursday
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
Falling Rock keeps its GABF Week in full swing on Thursday with Boulevard Brewing Company/ Ommegang, Boulder Beer Co. featuring their 40th Anniversary Beer, Anchor Brewing Company’s Christmas Preview, Unibroue; a Sour Showcase of 21 sour beers including the likes of Alesong, Springdale, Creature Comforts, Jester King Brewery, The Rare Barrel, and D9; Brouwerji West makes an appearance, and a Culture Beverage Showcase featuring Shelton Brothers Imports, and more.

First Draft – GABF Lager Party
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
The First Draft annual GABF Lager Party features premium lagers from: 2nd Shift Brewing, 21st Amendment Brewery, Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, Creature Comforts, Green Bench Brewing Co., Half Acre Beer Company, Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Modern Times Beer, Perennial Artisan Ales, Rhinegeist, Skull Mechanix Brewing, Sun King Brewery, 3 Floyds Brewpub, Union Brewing Company, and Wiseacre Brewing Company

Freshcraft – Believe the Hype GABF Tapping
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
On Thursday at noon, Freshcraft will tap beers from some of the most sought after breweries in the US, including: Creature Comforts Athena Paradisio Fruited Berliner Weisse, Parish Brewing Company Ghost in the Machine Hazy DIPA and SIPS Parish Sunrise, Lawson’s Finest Liquids Hopzilla DIPA, Forbidden Root Radio Swan IPA, Moonraker Brewing Company Sling Jaw NEIPA, Orpheus Brewing All You Get is All You Get Hazy Sour Ale, and The Rare Barrel A Wish For Things That Work Golden sour aged in oak barrels.

Freshcraft – GABF After Session with Modern Times & Pizza Port
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
After the Thursday GABF session, get your party on with Modern Times Beer and, for the first time ever in Colorado, Pizza Port Brewing Company. The tap list includes: Modern Time Gentle Reminder (Modern Times – Pizza Port Collab) Hazy IPA, Pizza Port Bacon & Eggs, Kook DIPA, Local’s Only IPA, and Modern Times Tent Beer Festbier (collab w/ Heater Allen), Mega BA Devil’s Teeth w/Macadamia, Coconut & Cocoa Nibs, Fusion Gem Hazy IPA.

Hops & Pie – TRVE & Friends
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
On Thursday, Hops & Pie continues its special tappings with TRVE & Friends including Alvarado, Bagby, Bhavana, Great Notion, Green Cheek, Resident Culture, Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Trophy, Zillicoah, and TRVE.

In the Pursuit of Hoppyness
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
Kick off GABF with a showcase of some of the best IPA’s and hoppy beers in the country at Scratch Burrito and Happy Tap. Pouring beers from Weldwerks, Black Project, Toppling Goliath, Weathered Souls, Comrade, Our Mutual Friend, New Image, and more.

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen – Three Floyds Tap Takeover
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
Lowdown will have 6 beers on from the world-renowned Three Floyds Brewing Co. plus their house line-up of Lowdown classics. No cover charge or tickets necessary.

Mockery – Collab Day with Adroit Theory Brewing
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
GABF week at Mockery continues with a collaboration brew day with Adroit Theory Brewing and you can keep the glass.

Stone Beer Tapping at Skyline Beer Garden
Thursday, October 3
Join Team Stone at Skyline Beer Garden for some tasty beers in the sunshine (fingers crossed).

Woods Boss & StormBreaker Brewing Collaboration
Tapping – Thursday, October 3
Woods Boss and StormBreaker Brewing got together to create a Portland meets Denver collaboration beer. Speaking Truth to Stupid – Jasmine Rice Saison hopped with Huell Melon and fermented with a blend of three yeast strains. Also limited tappings of StormBreaker beers in Denver, only at Woods Boss Brewing Company.

Cedar Creek Pub – Best of CSA Tap Takeover
Friday, October 4
The tap list wasn’t final at the time of publication, but Cedar Creek Pub will have a Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing takeover featuring beers from Austin, Texas; San Diego, California; Muncie, Indiana; and Athens, Georgia.

Cheba Hut – Lunch with Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales
Friday, October 4
Cheba Hut in Downtown Denver is hosting a Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales tap takeover on Friday. Taps include Shadow Factory Sweet Cherry and Pomegranate variants and Krypton, a sour golden ale aged in Law’s rum barrels.

Cheba Hut – 4 Noses and Cerebral Tap Takeover
Friday, October 4
Cheba Hut in Downtown Denver puts two Colorado favorites on tap Friday afternoon with 4 Noses Brewing Company’s Passion Fruit Velvet, Zwicky P, Pump Action, and Under the Palms; and Cerebral’s Plus Dark Galaxy, DDH Remote Island, and Forbidden Idol: Singapore Sling.

Falling Rock Tap House – GABF Friday
Tapping – Friday, October 4
Falling Rock hits another GABF gear on Friday with the likes of  Station 26 Brewing Co.’s Same Day Hazy Ain’t Lazy IPA, Sierra Nevada’s Kill A Keg attempt, Rogue Ales & Spirits, Surly Brewing Company, Destihl Brewery (including Haze of the Dead Funkengruven IPA glassware giveaway), Ecliptic Brewing, The Rare Barrel, and Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room.

First Draft – CSA GABF Tap Takeover
Tapping – Friday, October 4
Join Crooked Stave Artisans in showcasing their incredible portfolio and partner breweries during the Great American Beer Festival. Taplist includes: Pure Project Brewing Murk of the Beast, Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Sunshine, Maine Beer Company Lunch, Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. King Sue, La Cumbre Brewing Co. / Beachwood Brewing Endless Horizon, Two Roads Brewing Company Plum Gose, 3 Floyds Brewpub TBD, Half Acre Beer Company Daisy Cutter, The Rare Barrel TBD, Jester King Brewery Montmorency vs. Balaton bottles (for onsite consumption only), Old Nation Brewing Co. M-43, Copper Kettle Brewing Company Coconut Snowed In, Fremont Brewing BA TBD, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Raspberry Nightmare on Brett, Societe Brewing Company Harlot, MadTree Brewing TBD, Jackie O’s Brewery TBD, Narrow Gauge Brewing Company DDH Sparkle Motion, Yazoo Brewing Company TBD, Beachwood Brewing Citraholic.

Freshcraft – Austin in the House!
Tapping – Friday, October 4
Friday at noon, Freshcraft taps several brews from Austin, Texas, including: Jester King Bière De Coupage blended SPON and young farmhouse ale and No Whalez Here Farmhouse Witbier, Skull Mechanix Demon Crusher Dark Lager, Vista Brewing Dark Skies Black Pils and Travis Red Wine Barrel Brett Ale, and Argus Cidery Lagered Cider.

Freshcraft GABF Week Ohio Tap Takeover
Tapping – Friday, October 4
A couple of hours before the Great American Beer Festival session on Friday, Freshcraft is letting some brewers from the Buckeye State take over their taps. The tap list will include: MadTree Brewing Galaxy High, Jackie O’s Brewery Perpetum, Taft’s Brewing Company Gustav Lager, Fifty West Brewing Company Float Away, Warped Wing Brewing Company Test Flight Hazy Pale, Little Fish Brewing Company Gus SMASH, Sonder Brewing Fruited Adela, and Rhinegeist Moonburst.

Freshcraft GABF After Session featuring Colorado Brewers
Tapping – Friday, October 4
Freshcraft’s brewers spotlight doesn’t skip over Colorado, as Friday’s GABF After Session features Telluride Brewing Co. + Station 26 Brewing Co. + Freshcraft collaboration It Would Be a Lot Cooler If You Did IPA, Telluride Brewing Co. ALTitude Adjustment Altbier and Russell Kelly Pale Ale, Station 26 Juicy Banger IPA and Same Day Hazy IPA, 4 Noses Zwicky P Zwickelbier,
4 Noses Brewing Company + Freshcraft collaboration Champagne Pilsner,
Upslope Brewing Company + Freshcraft collaboration Berliner Weisse,
Upslope Brewing Company German Style Pilsner, Epic Tart N Hazy – blend of barrel aged sour and hazy IPA, Horse & Dragon Puck Drop Tart Cherry Kettle Sour, WeldWerks Brewing Company DDH Juicy Bits Hazy IPA and Starriest Night Imperial Stout w/ Hazelnut & Coconut.

Hops & Pie – Casey Brewing & Blending, Weldwerks and Toppling Goliath
Tapping – Friday, October 4
On Friday, Hops & Pie taps several special offerings each from Casey Brewing & Blending, Weldwerks, and Toppling Goliath.

Melvin’s The Boil Rumble GABF After Party
Friday, October 4
Melvin’s “The Boil Rumble GABF After Party” features beer from 6 finalists of their National Homebrew Competition brewed at the Melvin Mothership.

New Image Tap Takeover at Full Cycle
Friday, October 4
Full Cycle Bikes in Boulder is getting in on the GABF fun by hosting a New Image Brewing tap takeover featuring eight different New Image beers all day. Plus, a Happy Hour with goodies from 4 to 7 PM.

Odell & Stone Miami Vice Tapping
Tapping – Friday, October 4
Miami Vice themed tapping with Stone and Odell Brewing at the Broadway Market Denver.

Otero Taproom – Horse & Dragon Tap Takeover
Tapping – Friday, October 4
Fort Collins brewery Horse & Dragon takes over the taps on Friday, as Otero Taproom hosts a GABF after party with $1 from each tap benefiting the Greenway Foundation.

Station 26 Same Day IPA Special Release
Friday, October 4
Station 26 Same Day Hazy IPA is quite literally the freshest beer in town during GABF week. Station 26 kegs and ships out this brew on Friday to numerous partner locations around Denver with Same Day on tap at various times and locations throughout the day. Same Day Hazy IPA is brewed with Citra, Idaho 7, and Simcoe hops.
For more info & locations:

TRVE Patio Can Party at Cart-Driver
Friday, October 4
Cart-Driver plays host with beers from TRVE, Burial Beer Co., Creature Comforts, Green Cheek Beer Co., Brewery Bhavana, and Trophy Brewing Company.

Woods Boss, Vail Brewing, and Lone Pine Tri-Fecta Collaboration
Tapping – Friday, October 4
Woods Boss Brewing Company, Vail Brewing Company, and Lone Pine Brewing Company are joining forces for their collaboration release Pour Some Syrup on Me, a French Toast Stout with a side of donut holes from Carbon Cafe & Bar. Vail Brewing Company will also be adding another special beer to Woods Boss’s wall of 20 taps. Plus, there will be live music to kick off the release.
More info:

Falling Rock Tap House – GABF Saturday
Tapping – Saturday, October 5
Falling Rock’s GABF Week concludes with Avery Brewing Company dusting off a vintage “Demons” series keg, Casey Brewing and Blending, Vista Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s vintage Parabola, plus the debut of a Barrelworks Collaboration Blend with the PNC Bar Owners Group – Rolling Bones. New Belgium Brewing joins Falling Rock for the traditional End of the GABF Week, when they will pull out a keg of the 20th Anniversary Blend that was done with Philly’s Monk’s Café – Falling Monk, plus a special keg of Love, Oscar Blackberry Whiskey Barrel.

First Draft – Cerebral & Friends Tap Takeover
Tapping – Saturday, October 5
Dancing Gnome, Resident Culture, Alvarado Street, and Transient will be joining with Cerebral Brewing for the perfect night to end your GABF celebration week at First Draft.

Freshcraft – Lager-Fest between GABF Sessions
Tapping – Saturday, October 5
Got an hour to kill in between GABF’s afternoon and evening sessions on Saturday? Freshcraft is tapping several premium lagers, including: Bierstadt Lagerhaus Helles Lager and Oktoberfest, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen New Fest Lager, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Von Pilsner,
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers Cocoa Nut Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter, Skull Mechanix Horimana Dry Japanese Light Lager, Snake River Brewing Dark Horse Dark Czech Lager, and Wibby Brewing Dunkel.

Hops & Pie – GABF Week – Trillium Brewing Company
Tapping – Saturday, October 5
On Saturday, Hops & Pie continues its wild GABF week tap line-up with Trillium Brewing Company, which will have eight different beers pouring.

Otero Taproom – Horse & Dragon Tap Takeover
Tapping – Saturday, October 5
Portland, Oregon’s Great Notion Brewing takes over the taps on Saturday at Otero Taproom with $1 from each tap benefiting the Greenway Foundation.

Rhein Haus – CSA Showcase
Tapping – Saturday, October 5
Rhein Haus is tapping specialty releases for GABF brought to you by CSA Distributing from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, La Cumbre Brewing Co., Two Roads Brewing Company, and Fremont Brewing.

2019 Great American Beer Festival Events

GABF Bike Loop
Saturday, September 28
Earn your beers with a ride on the GABF bike loop with six of Denver’s finest breweries. Riders will meet at Alamo Drafthouse (Sloan’s Lake location) and ride to Westfax, Joyride, Hogshead, Seedstock, Oasis, and Strange Craft/Wit’s End.

Beer Lover’s Colorado Book Signings
Monday, September 30 thru Wednesday, October 2
Journalist John Frank recently released his new book Beer Lover’s Colorado. He’ll be on location selling and signing the book during GABF week on Monday, Sept. 30 from 4-6 p.m. at Falling Rock Tap House; Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 3-6 p.m. at Our Mutual Friend Brewery; and Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Jakes Brew Bar.

Santa Fe Beer District Brewery Punch Card
Monday, September 30 thru Monday, October 7
Celebrate GABF week with a short walking loop of the Santa Fe Beer District, just a short distance from the Convention Center and GABF. Buy a full beer (and have the bartender punch your card) at all four brewery locations, get your fifth FREE. Brewery Locations include The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project/Next Stop Brew Co., Crazy Mountain Brewery, Black Sky Brewery, and Renegade Brewing Company.

Odell’s 30th Birthday Beer Dinner
Tuesday, October 1
Come celebrate 30 years of Odell Brewing and the Great American Beer Festival at Euclid Hall. Euclid Hall is partnering with Odell to serve a lovingly crafted six-course dinner with special beer pairings. This will include a small batch Euclid/Odell collaboration brew.
More info:

Strange Craft Barrel Talk
MOVED TO Tuesday, October 1
Want to learn how many of those special GABF barrel-aged beers come to be? Come listen to Tim and Tyler discuss Strange Craft’s barrel-aging program. Learn how they determine a viable barrel, what kind of barrels to use for clean beer, how long to age, and what happens to beer in the barrel.

Thirst’s Tour of Colorado
Tuesday, October 1
The Tour of Colorado is a craft beer experience that occurs during Denver Beer Week and the Great American Beer Festival. The Tour aims to encompass the collaborative efforts of the craft industry through the creation of one-of-a-kind brews that are served up to enthusiastic supporters of both the industry and our charity partner, the Colorado Alzheimers Association.

Untappd Seven City Tour at Cerebral Brewing
Tuesday, October 1
Join Cerebral and Untappd co-founder Greg Avola. Greg will be giving away free Untappd merchandise including t-shirts, stickers and more.

4th Annual All-Star IPA Throwdown
Wednesday, October 2
Hosted by Melvin Brewing at the Falling Rock Tap House, the 4th Annual All-Star IPA Throwdown is not a competition, it’s just a good excuse for sweaty beer enthusiasts to drink some limited edition IPAs from the most sought after breweries in the country. 22 beers enter, and hopefully 0 beers leave. This all takes place on the patio at Falling Rock, the oldest and most celebrated taproom in Denver, and it’s become the official cool kids kick-off party for GABF.

A Taste of Denver’s Finest – Beer Dinner
Wednesday, October 2
Denver Beer Co. and River North kick off beer week with an intimate beer dinner featuring a six-course meal and expertly paired brews at The Westin Hotel in Downtown Denver.

Brew & Cue GABF Kickoff Party
Wednesday, October 2
LIBERATI restaurant & brewery, H3SH3R BBQ CO. and Spice Trade Brewing will kick off the Great American Beer Festival with a laid-back ‘Brew & ‘Cue’ beer and barbecue gathering.

Brewers Health Initiative – FREE Men’s Health Screenings
Wednesday, October 2 – Friday, October 4
Sponsored by Pints for Prostates, the fifth annual Brewers Health Initiative will take place from Oct. 2-4 at two different locations in Denver, offering brewers, craft beer fans and Denver residents access to a free men’s health screening. The free screening is open to the public and no purchase is necessary to take part. Brewers Health Initiative locations and times include:

As part of the program, a team of healthcare professionals from the Prostate Conditions Education Council will administer a simple blood test taking less than 10 minutes to screen for prostate specific antigen, glucose, lipids and testosterone levels. Participants will receive a confidential report sent directly to them after the event that they can review with their doctor. The free blood tests being administered have a value of $700 and scan for several important male health issues.

Hooves & Hops Beer Dinner
Wednesday, October 2
Osteria Marco is hosting its 9th Annual Hooves & Hops Beer Dinner, a five-course dinner paired with five beers from 4 Noses Brewing.

Insanely Strange Stout Life Party
Wednesday, October 2
Living a Stout Life is buddying up with our friends over at Strange Craft Beer Company and Wit’s End Brewing Company for a gathering of friends from Denver and across the country at Strange Craft on Wednesday at 9 p.m. for a Pre-GABF Party! Expect a special tapping or two and some really strange goings on!
More info:

Mr. B’s Tasting with Drie Fonteinen and Black Project
Wednesday, October 2
Join Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits for a free tasting from 4-6pm, where they will be pouring beers from Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales and Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen & lambik-O-droom. Come try the differences between these amazing New World and Old World breweries. Pouring: Black Project’s Cygnus Blend B and Viper, as well as Drie Fonteinen’s Armand & Gaston Gueuze and Oude Kriek.

Smōk and Boulevard Brewing – Get a Base for GABF
Wednesday, October 2
Stop by Smōk – Denver on Wednesday to load up on delicious meats and treats and enjoy Boulevard can and coolie specials as you prepare for GABF. Featured beers include Space Camper Cosmic IPA, Steep Drop Nitro Coffee Milk Stout, American Kolsch and Unfiltered Wheat Beer.

Tivoli Brewing & Elite Brands Mini American Beer Festival
Wednesday, October 2
Kick off GABF with Tivoli Brewing Co, Elite Brands, and Friends for a Mini American Beer Festival. Enjoy sampling some of the world’s best breweries and their special offerings that only come around in this celebratory time of year. Participating Breweries/Cideries include: Colorado Cider Company, Destihl Brewery, Holidaily Brewing Company, Alpine Beer Company, Greenflash Brewing, Surly Brewing Company, Funkwerks, 4 Noses Brewing Company, Renegade Brewing Company, Delirium Brewery, Modern Times Beer, Duvel, Ommegang, and Epic Brewing Company.

Thursday, October 3
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF 2019 kicks off with the first of four sessions on Thursday, October 3.

Beer Hall Brawl
Thursday, October 3
What do you do after four hours at GABF swigging down sours, double IPAs, pastry stouts and hazys? How about heading over to Rackhouse Pub for Bierstadt Lagerhaus beers and free wrestling?

Brewer’s Luncheon at Avery Brewing Co.
Thursday, October 3
Get the GABF party started at Avery’s Annual Brewer’s Luncheon. We’ll feed you a delicious lunch and make sure that you’re prepped for the first night of GABF. Come by and say hey – beers and lunch are on us! Please bring your brewing industry business card. 

Cerebral Brewing – 4th Annual All The Hops Party
Thursday, October 3
Join Cerebral on Thursday for their 4th Annual All The Hops party. They are releasing four different beers in cans and debuting fresh new swag. Cans available include: Tangerine Stuff Milkshake Double IPA, Forbidden Idol/Singapore Sling Tiki Sour IPA, DDH Remote Island DDH Double IPA, and Character Reference Foeder Lagerbier.

Fiesta Cerveza 2019
Thursday, October 3
Come and enjoy great food, music and cervezas at Raices Brewing Co., only 5 minutes away from the Great American Beer Festival 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center. We’d like to invite everyone local and visiting, especially our Latin American & Caribbean brothers and sisters in the brewing industry. Nuestra Casa es Su Casa!!!

Five Star Chemicals GABF Customer Appreciation Event – Industry Event
Thursday, October 3
Five Star Chemicals is hosting a customer appreciation event the week of GABF at Our Mutual Friend Brewery on Thursday, October 3, from 1 to 3:30 pm. Stop by with your Brewery Badge and pick up some swag and beers on them. If you know you’ll be stopping please email so we can plan accordingly.

Strange Craft GABF Pretzel Necklace Party
Thursday, October 3
Typically no outside food is allowed in the Convention Center for GABF …. BUT….. on a necklace you can do it! Come to Strange Craft and make your own pretzel necklace with us. For $10 you’ll get a pint of your choice and all the goodies to make you stand out at the festival.

Friday, October 4
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF 2019 continues on Friday with the second of four sessions.

Adam Avery’s Cellar Sale
Friday, October 4
Avery Brewing Company digs into its vast stores of cellared beer annually and puts hundreds of bottles for sale. It’s first-come, first-serve, so you might want to get there early.
More info and a soon-to-be-announced beer list:

Denver Rare Beer Tasting
Friday, October 4
The 11th annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting features more than 60 of America’s leading craft breweries, raising funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting 11 features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from dozens of leading craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.
More info:

Dogfish Head and Shinesty Hawaiian Shirt Dance Party
Friday, October 4
Hosted by Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Denver, Dogfish Head Brewery and Shinesty are bringing the tropics to GABF. Bring your favorite Hawaiian shirt and dance your pineapple off on LED dance floor. Get free Dogfish and Shinesty swag. Win one of Dogfish Head’s custom made Hawaiian shirts from Shinesty. Cool down with a limited edition and one-time only release of Dogfish Head SeaQuench Mango Margarita. 6 Dogfish Head beers on tap: 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Slightly Mighty, Punkin Ale, World Wide Stout, and Namaste White.
More info:

GABF Industry Party at Little Machine Beer – Brewer’s Only
Friday, October 4
Little Machine is hosting a GABF Industry Party on Friday, October 4 from 11 am to 3 pm. There’s live music, free food, swag, and a specialty brewed beer for the event by Little Machine Beer. It should be noted that this is a brewing industry only event, so you’ll need a brewer’s GABF pass or a wristband which can be obtained from one of the sponsors (Five Star, Country Malt or Forgeworks).

Illegal Pete’s – GABF After Party with Cerebral Brewing & Friends
Tapping – Friday, October 4
Illegal Pete’s is hosting a tap takeover as Friday’s Great American Beer Festival session winds down. Taps include: Cerebral Brewing’s Birds of Paradise (Smoothie Sour w/ Peaches, Nectarines, and Lactose), Forbidden Idol (Singapore Sling Sour IPA), Character Reference (Vienna Lager), and Rare Trait (NE IPA); Dancing Gnome Brewing’s (Pittsburgh, PA) Spy Dolphin DIPA (Lustra Pale Ale); and Resident Culture Brewing’s (Charlotte, NC) Quantum Wobbler (Berliner Weisse w/ Guaba, Mango and Blood Orange).

Mockery Piledrivers and Ale – Primos Pro Wrestling
Friday, October 4
Shaking things up for GABF Friday, Mockery is hosting a Piledrivers and Ales, featuring a free professional wrestling event from Primos Premier Pro Wrestling.

Suds & Stogies #2 | The GABF After-Party
Friday, October 4
After an incredible sold-out event last year, Miami’s The Tank Brewing Company & Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing have partnered up once again for the 2nd Annual Official GABF After-party, Suds & Stogies! Enjoy beautiful rooftop views, live music, specialty brews and premium cigars from Altadis USA, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Plasencia Cigars, General Cigars, and Smoker Friendly Cigar Lounges. (Every ticket purchase also means a chance to win 2 tickets to the Saturday GABF session, and an opportunity to taste the festival’s winning beers.)

Saturday, October 5
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF 2019 concludes on Saturday with an afternoon member’s only session and an evening session open to the general public.

Briar Common 3rd Anniversary Party: Brews + Tattoos
Saturday, October 5
Briar Common will be celebrating its 3rd anniversary on October 5th from 1-5 p.m. They will have two local tattoo artists from Denver’s own Dedication Tattoo on sight slamming jammers, three aged beers on tap, 50% off merch, games, burgers + dogs and much more. Partial proceeds will be donated to Briar Commons’s local charity partner, Safehouse Denver.

Cerebral Brewing – Can Jam: All the Hops GABF Edition
Saturday, October 5
Can Jam will be a celebration of (mostly) hoppy beers and what Cerebral considers the best part of GABF: getting to mingle with other people who are passionate about beer. Starting at noon they’ll have an array of aluminum from a dozen different breweries they’re excited about. Swing by, share some cans and enjoy the good company. This event is 100% open to the public and admission is FREE, but will be charging per can (for on-site consumption only). All cans will be available from 12pm until sold out. Participating breweries include Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Dancing Gnome Beer, Great Notion Brewing, Moksa Brewing Company, Other Half Brewing Company, Pure Project Brewing, Resident Culture Brewing Company, Trillium Brewing Company, Trophy Brewing Company and Threes Brewing.

Denver Beer Co. – GABF Brewer’s Breakfast: Burritos & Barleywines
Saturday, October 5
A little hair-of-the-dog always helps during GABF weekend. Denver Beer Co. is serving up a Brewer’s Breakfast: a breakfast burrito and a glass of barleywine. If barleywine is not your breakfast beverage of choice, they’ll have a few of their other aged big beers on tap for the tasting.

GIBF: German Italian Beer Feast
Sunday, October 6
A post-GABF Feast for the history books. GIBF is a three course-three beer dinner pairing to wind down your GABF weekend, hosted by Rackhouse Pub, Bierstadt Lagerhaus, and Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers.
More info:

Lone Tree GABF Hangover Brunch & Drink for Pink Cornhole Tournament
Sunday, October 6
This is Drink For Pink’s Annual Cornhole Tournament at Lone Tree Brewing. Form a team with your friends, compete to win some fun prizes and drink some tasty beer. 100-percent of your team entry fee goes directly to Drink for Pink, a 501(c)3 organization who is partnering with local researchers from Anschutz and the Cancer League of Colorado to to fund advanced research to put an end to breast cancer.

For more official Denver Beer Week events and information:

Our friend Jonathan Shikes at Westword also has a running list of GABF and beer goodness that you might want to check out:

Matthew Powers at Porch Drinking also has a GABF events guide in case we missed anything:

Great American Beer Festival 2019 Information

When is the 2019 Great American Beer Festival?

The 2019 GABF officially runs from Thursday, October 3, through Saturday, October 5. There is a single public ticketed tasting session from 5:30 pm to 10 pm each day on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, there is a Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association Members Only session from Noon to 4 p.m. There is also another public ticketed tasting session on Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm.

Where is the Great American Beer Festival held?

GABF is held annually in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center located at 700 14th Street (14th and Stout Streets). This zip code is 80202 if you need to punch that in for directions.

Is GABF just a big beer festival?

While the Great American Beer Festival is one of the biggest beer festivals in the world, but there is a lot more to GABF than sampling thousands of beers. There are numerous events both inside the festival and around the city of Denver and state of Colorado that feed off of the festival’s popularity. A large part of the festival is also a professionally judged beer competition with brewers from across the country looking to earn a medal in a number of various categories.

How many breweries will be pouring samples at GABF?

The Brewers Association, which presents the Great American Beer Festival, expects more than 800 breweries to be pouring samples at the 2019 GABF. Here’s a list of 2019 GABF Breweries planning to pour. The list is updated as the festival gets closer, so check back often.

How many beers will be available for tasting at GABF?

There will be more than 4,000 beers available for sampling at the 2019 GABF. Where can I find out the beers being poured at the 2019 GABF? Again, the list is updated as the festival approaches, so keep checking back and earmark those special beers you don’t want to miss out on.

Is there a GABF App for that?

Yep! There is a My GABF App that lists all the breweries and beers that you can sample (including various tours through the festival and space for taking notes), as well as quick access to festival maps, onsite GABF events, exhibitors list and more.

I’m gonna miss it. What are the future dates for GABF?

• 2020: September 24-26
• 2021: October 7-9
• 2022: October 6-8
• 2023: September 21-23


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