Jameson Irish Whiskey, previously featured here for their excellent Caskmates series of whiskeys, has announced that they are now a sponsor of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival.Additionally, during the festival, Jameson will be hosting a Barrel-Aged Beer Garden featuring a selection of Jameson brewery partners pouring their limited-edition Jameson barrel-aged beer.We're extremely excited to check this out during GABF this year, as we have enjoyed the Caskmates series of whiskies to date. We'll also take any opportunity to get another taste of Great Divide Brewing's The Smoothness, which was a product of the Jameson partner program.For a chance to win a trip to the Great American Beer Festival and join Jameson Caskmates at the Barrel-Aged Beer Garden enter at www.caskmatesgabf.com. Read more in the press release below:
JAMESON® CASKMATES IRISH WHISKEY CELEBRATES CRAFT BEER BY SPONSORING THE 2018 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL®
Jameson will feature limited-edition Jameson barrel-aged beer from 17 brewery partners at the festival
NEW YORK, NY – (June 06, 2018) – Beer and whiskey. From the classic boilermaker, to more modern pairings, they have been partners for centuries. And now, Jameson® Caskmates Irish Whiskey is further celebrating our partnership with craft beer in Denver at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival®.
Jameson Caskmates is proud to be the first spirits partner to be an official sponsor of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), September 20 – 22 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. As the premier U.S. beer festival and competition, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served. It will also feature its first ever Jameson Caskmates Barrel-Aged Beer Garden, which will include Jameson brewery partners and their limited-edition Jameson barrel-aged beer in a setting that draws inspiration from their local neighborhoods.
“Jameson is proud of its connection and commitment to the craft beer community. In 2015, we brought the two together as one with the launch of Jameson Caskmates, a one of a kind whiskey finished in craft beer barrels, and created out of a passion for craft, quality and neighborhood collaboration,” said Paul Di Vito, Vice President, Jameson, Pernod Ricard USA. “This connection and commitment to the community is one of the many reasons we’re extremely proud to be supporting the Great American Beer Festival and local brewers from neighborhoods across America.”
Brewers have long used whiskey barrels to age their beer and as part of the Jameson Caskmates Program, Jameson sends breweries across the U.S. used Jameson barrels from the distillery in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland. Those breweries age a variety of unique and neighborhood specific barrel-aged beers for sale locally. The GABF sponsorship is a natural extension of Jameson’s dedication to the craft beer community, and each of our brewery partners exemplifies a devotion to the spirit of their neighborhoods, which is an integral part of our brand story.
As a brand born in a local Dublin neighborhood, Jameson has grown up in neighborhood bars across the country with the support of the community – the breweries, the musicians, the bartenders and the people. Supporting and elevating local brewers is extremely important to Jameson, and the brand is proud to be a part of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival.
Follow @Jameson_us and JamesonWhiskey.com for the latest happenings in your local neighborhood. For a chance to win a trip to the Great American Beer Festival and join us at our Barrel-Aged Beer Garden enter at www.caskmatesgabf.com.
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