Thursday, September 24, 2015
Post Brewing & Left Coast Brewing 2:00pm
Join The Post Brewing Co and Left Coast Brewing Company at Lola Mexican Fish House for a pre-GABF mashup of epic proportions — party with our brewers/reps, taste some exclusive beers, and fill your belly with SoCal inspired snacks before you take on session #1! Find it on Facebook
VIP Invite Only EHOP Celebration of Brewing Independence Deschutes & Harpoon Breweries! 3:00-6:00pm
Deschutes Brewery and Harpoon Brewery are celebrating employee ownership in the best way we know how – by brewing a beer together! And you’re invited to partake in the celebration on Thursday, 9/24 from 3-6pm in Denver during the Great American Beer Festival. Held at Corner Office at the Curtis Hotel. Invite Only.
Crooked Stave Artisans Tap Takeover at First Draft 4:00-11:00pm
Guests are armed with RFID cards that hold their allotted credits in fluid ounces. They use those cards to touch the display screen of the beer they’d like to try. The light above the display turns green to indicate that you’re able to pour the beer and it charges you by the ounce of. View Full Event Description Here
Media Access to GABF 5:15pm
GABF Thursday Evening Session: 5:30-10:00pm
3rd Annual 50 Firkin Fiasco at Epic Brewing, Denver Taproom 7:00pm-12:00am
Join Epic Brewing for their 3rd Annual Fifty Firkin Fiasco! Their brewers have put together 50 unique firkins for your enjoyment as you wander through the brewery to sample all of them. Be a part of history, be a part of the fun and chaos of this popular event! Ticket price includes unlimited sampling of the 50 Firkins. Last call is at 11:45pm. Food and Souvenir t-shirts sold separately. More info: EpicBrewing.com/50firkins
New Belgium GABF After-Party at Star Bar 10:00pm-12:00am
For more information: New Belgium
Friday, September 25, 2015
Sam Adams Media Brunch at Marlowe’s 9:30-11:30am
Quench your thirst with brunch and beers with Brewer and Founder Jim Kouch for a media sneak peak on brand new beers and exciting news at Sam Adams. Invite Only.
Pink Boots Society Meeting at Green CO2 Hall 10:00am-1:30pm
The Pink Boots Members’ Meeting portion of the day (10am – 1:30pm) is a female only event. Please join us after 1:30 pm until 9 pm at your leisure for additional seminars on CO2 Regulations, Sustainability, Brewers’ Experiences & Collaborations, Lagering, Fruit Beers, Cicerone & BJCP tips, and networking with Pink Boots members and staff.
Media Luncheon and Briefing at Kevin Taylor’s at The Opera House 11:30am
Journalists thirsty for both craft beer and an inside scoop on the issues facing small and independent brewers today will find themselves up close and personal with some of the leaders in the industry. Feast upon their stories while enjoying perfect palate pairings. A welcome beer will be served at 11:30 am and lunch will begin promptly at 12 pm.
A list of speakers and guests that will be present at the luncheon include:
Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association
Bob Pease, Chief Executive Officer, Brewers Association
Chef Adam Dulye, Executive Chef, Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com
Cyrena Nouzille, Co-Founder and General Manager, Ladyface Ale Companie, LLC
Eric Wallace, Co-Founder, Left Hand Brewing Company
Jake Keeler, Chair of the Governing Committee, American Homebrewers Association
John Mallett, Director of Operations, Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director, Brewers Association
Paul Gatza, Director, Brewers Association
Rob Tod, Founder, Allagash Brewing Co.
The Bruery Tap Takeover at First Draft 2:00-5:00pm
Come enjoy an afternoon with The Bruery’s staff, including Director of Retail Operations Matt, Society Events Coordinator Elise, and societies Marketing Manager Joel. Be sure to show your society card!
Denver Beer Bus Tour 2:30-5:30pm
Meet at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House Bus, departs 2:40pm
Media Access to GABF 5:15pm
GABF Thursday Evening Session 5:30-10:00pm
GABF After Party with Left Hand Brewery at Ophelia’s 8:30pm-1:00am
More information: LeftHandBrewing.com
GABF Stay Classy San Diego: Stone x Green Flash x Ballast Point at Freshcraft 10:00pm
Stay Classy with the crews from Stone Brewing, Green Flash Brewing, and Ballast Point Brewing are in the house! For more information: Freshcraft
Ballast Point Even Keel
Ballast Point Sour Wench (Blackberry ale)
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
Stone Winter Harvest (aged in white wine barrels with stone farms merlot grapes)
Stone Barrel-Aged Brown Ale (with balaton sour cherries)
Stone Mixtape Ale VOL 12 – Rhymes with e-bag IPA
Green Flash Divine Frumento (Bourbon Barrel Aged Trippel)
Green Flash Soul Style
Green Flash Super Freak (Belgian IPA in Red Wine Barrels)
GABF After Party Dogfish 20th Anniversary at Falling Rock 10:30pm
We have a special 20th Anniversary Party happening at Falling Rock on Friday after the GABF session. We are partering up with Alesmith, Allagash, and SKA Brewing to celebrate each brewery turning 20 years old this year! Falling Rock has been a staple for craft beer in Denver for years, so we figured it was a perfect fit! We will be featuring some awesome beers, including the newly released 20th Anniversary beer “Higher Math”. Other beers being featured: red wine barrel-aged Black & Blue, Festina Lente, 120 Minute IPA, 90 Minute IPA. Happy birthday to beer!! – See more at DogfishHead
Saturday, September 26, 2015
GABF Awards Ceremony 10:00am
Media Access to GABF 11:45am
GABF Thursday Evening Session 12:00-4:00pm