A 10 Point Plan To Improve The GABF or A Few Thoughts On GABF 2012…

Posted on 13 CommentsPosted in Craft Beer, Gluten-free beer, Great American Beer Festival, Omission Beers

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. I’ve now been to the festival for 16 straight years (in fact it was the first beer festival I ever attended) and have seen both the fest, the craft beer community, and the City of Denver change greatly during that time. […]

Death of the Flagship…

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Boston Beer Company, Craft Beer, Deschutes Brewery, Flagship Beers, New Belgium Brewing, Redhook, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Widmer Brothers

There comes a time in the story of every generation when the end draws near and a new chapter begins. In the craft beer industry, it has taken nearly thirty years for that page to turn but a new story of is about to be written, one where many of the beloved main characters are […]

The GABF That Was And Wasn’t…

Posted on 23 CommentsPosted in American Craft Beer, Brewers Association, Craft Beer, Denver Beer, GABF, Great American Beer Festival, Great American Craft Beer

I’ve just returned from my 15th annual trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. That number still boggles my mind and I’ve seen the fest (from its days at Currigan Hall), the City of Denver, and the attendant brewing and drinking communities change greatly in that time. Taking a cue from another beer […]