If you weren't able to snag tickets to this year's Great American Beer Festival, first things first; take a deep breath. It is going to be ok!Remember, there's plenty to do in and around our state's Capitol, and you never even have to set foot inside the Convention center! We already know you're all as excited for Beers Made by Walking tonight as we are, but here's a couple happenings later on that we think are sure to be memorable!Thursday, October 10
Double Mountain Tap Takeover!!! / 5pm
Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings / 3801 W 32nd Ave
The gods have listened! This is the first time Double Mountain Brewery beers have been poured on tap in Colorado! Double Mountain
makes some of the finest beers in the northwest and will be entering a handful in GABF. Based in Hood River, OR, they will showcase a variety of their inventive fresh hopped brews at this event, including their Killer Red and Killer Green series.
The 2nd Annual Ska Brewing Co. & Peach Street Distillers Party / 10:30 p.m.
Freschcraft / 1530 Blake Street
For the second straight year Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers have teamed up with Freshcraft to create a unique beer and barrel aged cocktail for the GABF crowd. This year there was a call to palates from south of the border. Enter DaSkave de Fuego, a heavily hopped Extra Pale Ale infused with tropical fruit and habanero, aged in a Peach Street D’Agave Gold barrel. After the beer was transferred from the barrel, the team filled the barrel with more Peach Street D’Agave and other great ingredients to create the DaSKAve Bam Bam. This was so much fun last year, and since it's after the festival session, everyone can make it!
Friday, October 11
Fade to Black Vertical Tapping / 11pmFalling Rock / 1919 Blake St
If you made it to the last Meet the Brewer, you have a certain appreciation for Fade to Black. This event takes it up another couple of notches. Join in after the Festival for a vertical tasting of all five volumes!
Vol 1: Export StoutVol 2: Smoked Baltic PorterVol 3: Pepper PorterVol 4: Rocky Mountain Black AleVol 5: Black Rye Ale
Bristol's Revelry and Riot / 10pmHyatt Regency Denver / 650 15th St.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices at GABF? Never fear, Bristol Brewing
is here! Bristol is hosting a Tap Takeover at the Hyatt Regency Denver, and will have 9 beers on tap from your standard favorites to the soon to be released Imperial IPA and RyePA Seasonals.
These are only some that we'll be trying to get to, but there's tons more going on! For more information and a complete listing of every single thing happening, check Denver's Official Denver Beer Fest page.- - -Stay updated with our email updates and like us on Facebook. We're also on Twitter and Instagram at @focusonthebeer.