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. […]

Craft Beer Evolution: It’s Time To Put ‘No Crap On Tap’ To Bed…

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in BeerAdvocate Mag, Great American Beer Festival

Craft beer promoters love their slogans. Slapped onto bumper stickers, t-shirts, and bottle coozies, they help define the narrative for the craft beer movement. Whether they be a fabricated quote never uttered by a founding father or a call to support your local brewery, such sloganeering is often harmless if not particularly clever. There is […]

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] Be Social: