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
Battle of the States!
The Who: Golden Road (CA) and Oskar Blues (CO)
The What: Craft Beer “Throw Down” between new can brewery, Golden Road, and pioneer can brewery Oskar Blues. PLUS the special release of Golden Road’s Burning Bush IPA — A Rauch IPA, Burning Bush uses the smoked malt characterized by a traditional German style Rauchbier, combined with the hops of a west coast IPA. According to its brewers, the Burning Bush undeniably delicious. The Kitchen party attendees get to try it first.
The Where: The Kitchen
The Address: 1530 16th St (Denver)
The When: October 11th
The Time: 3-6pm (before the Thursday GABF session)
- Burning Bush Smoked IPA
- Hudson Imperial Rye Porter (Brandy barrel aged)
- Golden Road Hefeweizen
- Point the Way (cans)
- Wolf Among Weeds (cans)
- Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red
- Oskar Blues/Sun King Chaka collaboration Belgian-style ale
- Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale
- Oskar Blues British Knight