The Politics Of Defining Gluten-Free Beer…

Posted on 7 CommentsPosted in GABF, Gluten-free beer, Great American Beer Festival 2012, Omission Beers, Widmer Brothers

I have written extensively about gluten-free beers from their first appearance. I always make a point of trying every gluten-free beer I can find, especially during the GABF. I have several friends who suffer from/have to deal with Celiac’s or are gluten intolerant in some form and they all say the same thing: “We miss […]

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 […]

A Tale of Two Beer Festivals…

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Beer Events, BeerAdvocate Mag, Charlie Papazian, GABF, Great American Beer Festival, Great British Beer Festival, Michael Jackson

As legend has it, homebrewing advocate Charlie Papazian and beer writer Michael Jackson gazed over the bounty of excellent beers on the floor of the Great British Beer Festival in the early 1980s and an idea struck Papazian. He turned to Jackson and remarked that he wanted to hold a similar festival back in the […]

New Poll: What Should The Brewers Association Do About The GABF?

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After the incredible response to today’s article, The Good, the Bad, and the Drunk at the Great American Beer Festival, I’ve set up a poll so that visitors, attendees, and brewers can vote and give their thoughts. Feel free to offer a third way if you want. Thanks for participating. [polldaddy poll=3802277] Please follow and […]

Back From Denver, No Idea Where To Start…

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Just recently back from Denver and things remain a touch too chaotic. At some point I’ll post some thoughts about the festival and the attendant happenings, but mainly the trip served as a much welcomed respite that was surprisingly not beer-related. My calendar tells me that the Belgian Beer Festival kicks off in a few […]