Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ska Brewing particpates in 2011 GABF Events

Skla BrewingStill looking for more activities to attend during GABF week? The folks at Ska Brewing of Durango, Colorado have several events you might be interested in. The 30th annual Great American Beer Festival brings in tens of thousands of craft beer enthusiasts into Colorado and all of the fun isn't just happening inside the Colorado Convention Center, it's happening all over Denver and other cities across the state.

Here is a press release from Ska Brewing on some of the activities they will be involved with during the 2011 Great American Beer Festival week. Check these out and who knows - you might just have a blast!


Ska Brewing GABF Week - Schedule of Events

DURANGO, COLO., (Sept. 13, 2011) — We can’t wait to throw down for GABF. If you’re in, here’s where you can catch Ska Brewing and some of our partners in crime. Not real crime. Usually.


SATURDAY 9/24

The Great Contenders – Wynkoop Brewing Co.
1-4:30 p.m., Wynkoop Brewing Co., Denver, CO
We’ll be feauturing 3 of Ska’s GABF medal-winning beers at the Wynkoop’s 2nd annual pre Great American Beer Festival showcase of Colorado craft beer. The Great COntenders features 50+ medal-winning and GABF-entered beers from over 20 of the state's best brewers.
http://www.wynkoop.com/happenings/266-the-great-contenders-returns

Ska Brewing’s Sweet 16 Anniversary Party and Brewers Invitational
4:00 p.m., Ska Brewing World Headquarters, Durango, CO
This Blowout will feature live music from The Toasters, The Nuns of Brixton, and The Blue Hornets as well as special beers from 20 of the region’s finest craft brewers. There will be food vendors and author Ed Sealover will be on hand signing his new book, "Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado's Breweries."
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/187061


WEDNESDAY, 9/28

Women-Only Event: Happy Beerthday! – Celebrate Years of Beers with Breckenridge Brewery, Ska Brewing and Special Guest Ginger Johnson
5-7:00 p.m., Wazee Supper Club, LoDo, Denver, CO
Join us for Happy Beerthday! Ska and Breckenridge turn 16 and 21, a women-only event celebrating "Years of Beers with Breckenridge Brewery and Ska Brewing!" Come celebrate during Denver Beer Fest at our birthday-style women-only beer celebration. Along with great beer, food, fun and a goody bag to take home we will have Women Enjoying Beer founder and beer enthusiast Ginger Johnson on hand to share her knowledge and expertise of women in the beer world.
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1928388863

Ignite Denver Off The Wagon
6:00 p.m., Sherman Street Events Center, Denver, CO
Featuring Ska, Great Divide, Renegade, and Odell beers. Guest speakers include Ska’s Dave Thibodeau, Stone’s Greg Koch, and Amanda Johnson from Odell.
http://www.denveroffthewagon.com/2011/08/23/ignite-denver-off-the-wagon-the-big-reveal/

Rackhouse Rare Beer Tasting
6 – 9:00 p.m., Rackhouse Pub, Denver, CO
The GABF week Colorado Rare Beer tasting will be again hosted by The Rackhouse Pub and will feature, among others, 3 single batch Ska Brews; Hoperation Ivy Fresh Hop IPA made with all Colorado ingredients, the Toasters Shebeen Black IPA, and Sethvletern 8 Organic Belgian Dubbel! www.brownpapertickets.com/event/197321


THURSDAY, 9/29

Ska – Avery Tasting at Amato’s
3-5:00 p.m., Amato’s Ale House Upstairs Patio, LoDo, Denver, CO
Join Ska and Avery for a special tasting on Amato’s beautiful patio looking out over Lower Downtown Denver!


FRIDAY 9/30

Beer For Boobs Brunch
9:30-11:30 a.m., Freshcraft
Beer For Boobs Brunch featuring the ForniSKAtor Dopllebock (aged on Maple) collaboration between Ska Brewing and Freshcraft! Come join the Ladies of Craft Beer at Freshcraft in Denver, Colorado as we clear up our hangovers from the Thursday night Great American Beer Festival session and help support breast cancer awareness.

Colorado Exotic & Esoteric Social
10:00 p.m., Falling Rock Tap House, Lodo, Denver, CO
Join Ska and other Colorado Brewers Guild members along with Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head for some one-off madness! We’ll be featuring our Hoperation Ivy Fresh Hop IPA made with all-Colorado ingredients, randalized with fresh Cascade hops from our beer garden!


Saturday 10/1

Brewers’ Feud: Ska vs Stone
7:45 p.m., at the GABF - Colorado Convention Center
Much like the Family Feud, but all things Beer!


About Ska Brewing

Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and now produces over a dozen award-winning beers (that means medals!) including the Pinstripe Red Ale, True Blonde Ale and Steel Toe Stout. Four Ska beers are now widely available in cans: ESB Special Ale, True Blonde, Modus Hoperandi IPA and the winter seasonal Euphoria Pale Ale. For beery stuff and music visit www.skabrewing.com. Chat us up and get the latest news at facebook.com/skabrew and twitter.com/skabrewing.

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