Missed out on tickets to GABF or just can’t get enough beer? There’s plenty going on around the Denver metro the week of Great American Beer Festival to keep even the most “experienced” beer drinker satisfied. Here’s a rundown…

Mon, Oct 2


Falling Rock Tap House

5:00 pm

Special releases from Horse & Dragon, Upslope, and others.

1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Freshcraft

7:00 pm

1530 Blake St a, Denver, CO 80202

Sour Monday. Breweries and beers to be announced.

Bierstadt Lagerhaus

7:00 pm

Beer School: Sensory Training class, hosted by Melissa Antone. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased here.

Goed Zuur

2801 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205

All-Colorado sour beer and tap takeover. Breweries include Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Casey Brewing and Blending, AC Golden Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing, Paradox Beer Company, Epic Brewing, Avery Brewing, Loveland Aleworks, Cerebral Brewing, Verboten Brewing, Our Mutual Friend, Funkwerks, Call to Arms Brewing

 

Tue, Oct 3


Beers Made By Walking

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.

Proceeds benefit Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Breweries include Atom, Baere, Black Project, Burial, Cerebral, Crooked Stave, Elevation, Fiction, Fonta Flora, Four Noses, Great Divide, Hopworks, Intrepid Sojourner, Jester King, Mockery, Odd13, Our Mutual Friend, Paradox, Ratio, Scratch, Station 26, Strange Craft, Trinity, Trophy, TRVE, Upslope Vine Street Pub and Wild Woods.

Pints & Pipes @ Cheba Hut

Colfax Ave – 638 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Champa St – 1531 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202

4:20 pm – 7:10 pm

Durango’s Ska Brewing will be pouring Modus Mandarina, Pink Vapor Stew, & their brand new BHC DIPA at Cheba Hut Colfax and Champa St (two blocks from GABF) locations. Buy any beer, get a free Ska pint glass…buy all three, and get a limited-supply Ska pipe.

Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria

3901 Fox St, Denver, CO 80216

Special and rare beer tappings, featuring Crooked Stave Artisans. Featured beers:

  • Jester King Boxer’s Revenge
  • Fremont Field to Ferment
  • Half Acre LA Looks I.P.A. with Coconut Butter & Lactose
  • Gigantic Hole in the Head
  • Boneyard
  • Breakside
  • Prairie
  • Arizona Wilderness Superstition Coffee Stout
  • Jack’s Abby Hoponius Union
  • Almanac Splendid Population
  • Crux Sour Doublecross
  • Two Road
  • Jolly Pumpkin Saison M
  • Beachwood 28 Haze Later
  • Captain Lawrence Black Cherry Sour
  • Perennial Suburban Beverage
  • American Solera
  • Hops and Grain
  • Lord Hobo
  • La Cumbre Project Dank
  • Lawsons Sip of Sunshine

Geod Zuur

5:00 pm

2801 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205

Sour beers from California tap takeover. Breweries include Beachwood BBQ Blendery, Almanac, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, the Rare Barrel, Russian River Brewing, Pure Project Brewing, Bruery Terreux, Firestone Walker, Modern Times.

Southside Bar

5:00 pm

3014 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Loveland breweries tap takeover. Breweries include Grimm Brothers, Verboten, Loveland Aleworks, Crow Hop Brewing, Left Hand Brewing.

Paramount Cafe

5:00 pm

519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Taps from Odell, Epic, New Belgium, Left Hand, Breckenridge, Declaration Brewing. Tickets are $20. Proceeds benefit Miami Animal Alliance.

Freshcraft

7:00 pm

1530 Blake St a, Denver, CO 80202

Taps featuring small Colorado breweries, including Outer Range Brewing, Lost Highway Brewing, Cerebral Brewing, Horse & Dragon Brewing, Ratio Beerworks, WeldWerks Brewing.

To The Wind Bistro

3333 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Beer pairings with Modern Times, Alpine, Mike Hess, Green Flash and Ballast Point. $59

 

Wed, Oct 4


Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen

11:00 am

800 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Toppling Goliath tap takeover. Beers include Pseudo Sue APA, King Sue Double IPA, Mornin’ Delight Imperial Stout with coffee, X-Hops Maroon APA, Golden Nugget IPA, Pompeii IPA, Dorothy’s New World Lager, Dragon Fandango American Wild Ale and Kettle Clogger.

Hops & Pie

11:30 am

3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

Tappings featuring the Crooked Stave Artisans roster. Breweries include Almanac, Ale Apothecary, AleSong, Arizona Wilderness, Beachwood Brewing, Blackberry Farms, Boneyard, Captain Lawrence, Creature Comforts, Crooked Stave, Jackie O’s, Hops and Grain, Half Acre, Jester King, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Perennial, Pure Project, Jolly Pumpkin, Rhinegeist, Scratch, Societe, The Rare Barrel, Two Roads.

Falling Rock Tap House

9:30 pm

1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

All-Star IPA Throwdown. Breweries include Beachwood BBQ and Brewing, Berryessa Brewing, Bissell Brothers Brewing, Boneyard Beer, Breakside Brewery, Carton Brewing, Cellarmaker Brewing, Fieldwork Brewing, Great Notion Brewing, Kane Brewing, Kern River Brewing, La Cumbre Brewing, Lord Hobo, Modern Times, Other Half Brewing, Rhinegeist Brewery, Singlecut Beersmiths, Societe Brewing and Weldwerks Brewing

Ratio Beerworks

5:00 pm

2920 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Continuous Thunder DIPA release.

The Colorado Invitational: GABF Kickoff Party

3:00 pm and 4:00-7:00 pm

5622 Yukon St, Arvada, CO 80002

Breweries include New Image, Odd13 Brewing, Weldwerks, Wiley Roots, Cerebral Brewing and 4 Noses Brewing. (Editor’s note: If you’re into New England-style IPAs, this is the one GABF week event you won’t want to miss). $35, Purchase Colorado Invitational tickets.

TRVE Brewing

227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO 80203

TRVE portfolio tappings featuring 7venth Sun Brewery, Burial Beer Company, Brewery Bhavana, The Commons, Commonwealth Brewing, Finback Brewery, Three Taverns Brewery.

Mockery Brewing

6:00 pm

3501 Delgany St, Denver, CO 80216

Cookie and beer pairing! Pairings include Chocolate Chip Cookies N Cream with Barrel Aged Coconut Porter, Peanut butter Crunch with Hopscylla Double IPA, Tomato Cookie Stuck in Rumination Barrel Aged English Double IPA, Butterscotch Pecan with Salted Scotch Ale.

What The Funk?!

The Studios at Overland Crossing
2205 S Delaware St, Denver, CO 80223

Breweries include: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Two Roads Brewing Company, Casey Brewing and Blending, Fremont Brewing, WeldWerks Brewing Co, Jester King Brewery, The Rare Barrel, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., La Cumbre Brewing Co., Shelton Brothers brands, Scratch Brewing Company, 3 Floyds Brewing, 8 Wired Brewing Co, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Alesong Brewing and Blending, Powder Keg Brewing Company/Amalgam Brewing, Side Project Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales, Beachwood Blendery, Casa Agria Specialty Ales, Crux Fermentation Project, Baere Brewing Company, Arizona Wilderness Brewing, Green Bench Brewing, Ale Apothecary, Bell’s Brewery, Draai Laag Brewing Company

Info and tickets at wtfinvitational.com.

 

 

Thur Oct 5


Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria

3901 Fox St, Denver, CO 80216

Ohio breweries tap takeover, including:

  • Rhinegeist – Truth (IPA), Peach Dodo (gose), Melon Drop (pale ale), Barrel Aged Mushhushshu (dark ale blend), and Barrel Aged Barney (Scotch ale).
  • Madtree – PsycHOPathy IPA, Happy Amber Ale, PSA Pale Ale, Ye Olde Battering Ram barrel-aged dark barleywine, and Out of the Woods.
  • Little Fish – Barrel Aged Saison du Poisson, Reinheitsgewhat, Woodthrush, Petit Poisson and Home Slice.
  • Warped Wing
  • Jackie O’s

Hops & Pie

11:30 am

3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

Trve Brewing portfolio tap takeover, including Commonwealth, Finback, 7venth Su, Burial Beer, Three Taverns, Modern Times, Kern River, Gigantic and Brewery Bhavana.

Epic Brewing

7:00 pm

3001 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205

Fifty Firkin Fiasco. $35, purchase tickets here.

Hi-Dive

7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80223

Trve Brewing and friends take over the Hi-Dive for a metal music and craft beer takeover.

Bands – Glacial Tomb, NightWraith, Space In Time and URN.

Breweries – TRVE, 7venth Sun, Burial Beer, Brewery Bhavana and others.

Freshcraft

Spirit Animal Party

1530 Blake St a, Denver, CO 80202

10:00 pm – 2:00 am

Featuring Ska and Telluride Brewing Co., including Ska BHC DIPA, Euphoria Pale Ale, Anniversary Beer, and select Telluride Brewing beers.

Zeps Epiq Sandwiches

Boulder Beer Tap Takeover

3:00pm-8:30pm

1147 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

$3 Boulder Beer taps include Buffalo Gold (16oz), Bump’n’Rind Watermelon (16oz), GABF Special: Noah’s Ork (10oz), and GABF Special: Dragonhosen Imperial (16oz)

 

Fri Oct 6


Hops & Pie

11:30 am

3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

Casey Brewing & Blending tap takeover, featuring Sour Danube Cherry, Dry Hopped Apricot Casey Family Preserve, Dry Hopped Oak Theory, The Low End, The Cut: Grape, The Cut: Plum, Cherry Fruit Stand, Grape Fruit Stand, and Plum Casey Family Preserves.

Avery Brewing

4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301

Cellar sale. Full list coming.

Freshcraft

1530 Blake St a, Denver, CO 80202

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ska Happy Hour & Industry Night featuring BHC DIPA, Euphoria Pale Ale, Anniversary beer

Zeps Epiq Sandwiches

Boulder Beer Tap Takeover

3:00pm-8:30pm

1147 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

$3 Boulder Beer taps include Buffalo Gold (16oz), Bump’n’Rind Watermelon (16oz), GABF Special: Noah’s Ork (10oz), and GABF Special: Dragonhosen Imperial (16oz)

 

Sat Oct 7


Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria

3901 Fox St, Denver, CO 80216

TRVE Brewing portfolio tap takeover, featuring Night Shift, Modern Times, Seven Sun, Common Wealth, Finn Back, and Surly.

Freshcraft

7:00 pm

1530 Blake St a, Denver, CO 80202

Surly Brewing tap takeover, including 2016 Barrel Aged Darkness, Todd The Axeman, Barrel Aged Pentagram, Coffee Bender, and Xtra-Citra.

Zeps Epiq Sandwiches

Boulder Beer Tap Takeover

3:00pm-8:30pm

1147 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

$3 Boulder Beer taps include Buffalo Gold (16oz), Bump’n’Rind Watermelon (16oz), GABF Special: Noah’s Ork (10oz), and GABF Special: Dragonhosen Imperial (16oz)

 

This is certainly not EVERYTHING going on around Denver during the week of GABF. We’ll keep this list updated as we learn about events.

 

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