Welcome to the GABF Event Radar: The Wench’s top picks for events during the Great American Beer Festival.
Okay, so I haven’t been going to the Great American Beer Festival for nearly as long as most of my colleagues in the beer industry — but, this doesn’t mean that I don’t have the scoop on the best events surrounding the big fest. Some events are more exclusive than others, and some events are definitely more expensive than others. But, it is my mission to share the wheres and whens to be during GABF with my fellow beer geeks.
GABF Event Radar
Crooked Stave “GABF Gone Wild”
The Who: Crooked Stave
The What: Daily tapping of an amazing (super limited release) sour beer each day during GABF (and a few days leading up). In addition to the special tappings, Crooked Stave will have bottles for sale including Batch#1, Oculus, Sentience Bourbon Barrel and they have even threatened to pull some rare oldies out of the cellar. If you are a sour freak, Crooked Stave is a must-visit during GABF. Be there, or be very very square.
The Where: Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar and Taproom
The Address: 1441 W. 46th Ave. Unit 19
The Time: Beers will be tapped every day at NOON.
The Epic Schedule:
Monday, Oct. 8th:
Cuvaison – Rustic 5 Grain Saison blended with various sour barrels.
W.W.B.I – 100% Brettanomyces fermented with Blueberries aged in oak.
Surette Reserva blended with Grape Kombucha – Rustic 5 Grain Saison with Grape Kombucha.
Sentience Bourbon Barrel aged Wild Quadruple
Batch #1 – 100% Brettanomyces, 100% barrel fermented
Tuesday, Oct. 9th Tapping:
Surette Reserva Chardonnay Barrel-aged (Batch 1 of Surette Aged 12 months in Chardonnay Barrels)
Wednesday, Oct 10th Tapping:
Oculus – Belgian-style Golden ale fermented with Colorado Biodynamic grapes and aged for 12 months in White wine barrels with our house sour culture.
Thursday, Oct. 11th Tapping:
Sentience Cognac Barrel aged Wild Quadruple
Friday, Oct. 12th Tapping:
Nightmare on Brett Bourbon Barrel-aged – 100% Brettanomyces Baltic(ish) Porter, Aged in Heaven Hill Barrels!
Saturday, Oct. 13th Tapping:
Blackberry Petite Sour – Classic!
Do you know of any other kickass events happening in Denver during GABF! Leave a comment below or shoot me an email!