Saturday, September 8, 2012

Falling Rock announces 2012 GABF events

Falling Rock Tap House GABF Events 2012It wouldn't be the GABF without a series of events at the local Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO. This year, Falling Rock has several events planned with something for every craft beer drinker. The following is a newsletter released on September 7th, 2012 direct from Falling Rock's owner Chris.

[Newsletter] Howdy Folks,
It's that time of year again, time to release the initial Events list for the 2012 Edition of the GABF®. A couple more details still need to be ironed out about exactly which beers are being served at a couple of the events, when I get the final list I'll update you but here it goes:

Falling Rock Tap House Schedule of Events for the 2012 GABF®

Sunday, October 7th
12pm - Fresh Hop Celebration - There will be a wide selection of fresh hop ales to choose from. The celebration will take place on the patio and in the parking lot of Falling Rock Tap House and will include live music, tastings, information on home brewing, people's choice awards, activities and more. 12pm - 5pm. Cost $25.

Monday, October 8th
5pmFalling Rock’s 15th Annual GABF® Kick-off Party. We'll be tapping into around 10 special beers we've been saving, or that were sent in for this event. When the countdown clock that has been going since January 2nd reaches 000:00:00:00 we start pouring, come see what this year brings...

Wednesday, October 10th
2pm – Great Divide (Denver, CO) Yeti Party. See a Yeti here, See a Yeti there! We’re going to have multiple years & versions of our favorite Mythical (?) being…We Believe!
3pm – Elysian Brewing (Seattle, WA) From the Masters of Pumpkin come 3 Pumpkin Beers for your enjoyment, Night Owl, The Great Pumpkin & Dark O’ the Moon.
4pm – St. Martin Quad Tap Debut (Belgium) For the first time on tap, St. Martin’s Quad, come & meet Brewmaster, Marc Antoine DeMees.
5pm – AC Golden Colorambic (Golden, CO) Sour Barrel Aged beer from a small corner in a very big building in Golden , CO.
9pm – 50/50 Brewing (Truckee, CA) Some Tasty treats await us, Todd is sifting through his beers to find some ‘worthy’ beers to keg up for us, STAY TUNED.
10pm – Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins, CO) Deconstruction Ale, Sabateur (2010).

Thursday, October 11th
2pm – Boulder Brewing (Boulder, CO).
3pm – Rogue (Portland, OR) Tapping a keg of John/John & Chatoe Orgasmic.
10pm – Oskar Blues (Longmont, CO) Come try out a trio of barrel aged Beers from Oskar Blues, Ten-Fidy aged in a Beam Barrel, Gubna aged in a Wild Turkey Barrel, & Chub Aged in an Austin Nichols Barrel.
10:45pm Oskar Blues/ Sun King Collaboration Beer - CHAKA on Tap!
11pm – Sun King (Indianapolis, IN) We’ll have kegs of Osiris, Cream Dream V, Velvet Fog, & Pappy van Muckle for your enjoyment.

Friday, October 12th
Noon – Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA) Annual Kill-A-Keg. Help us kill a keg of Sierra Nevada’s Harvest Ale as fast as possible!
1pm – Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO) Saison Brett, Double Wide Double IPA, Collaboration #3.
2pm – Green Flash (San Diego, CA).
2:45pm Green Flash/Cigar City Collaboration beer – Candela (Candelas are a Green Wrappered Cigar).
3pm – Cigar City (Tampa, FL) Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Humidor IPA, Good Gourd, Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Hunahpu's, Cucumber Saison.
4pm – Anderson Valley (Booneville, CA)Mendo Mello Wet Hopped Beer & Bourbon Barrel Aged Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout.
10pm – Stone Brewing (Escondido, CA) is bringing us tasty kegs including their Japanese Green Tea IPA aged in Red Wine barrels, CaliBelgique aged in Red Wine barrels, a 2004 Old Guardian & a “Stone Suitable for Cave Aging” Smoked Porter - A Tribute to Danny Williams.
10:30pm – CHEERS (in the basement) This event is an annual fundraiser Dogfish Head Brewing (Milton, DE) does for the Colorado Brewers Guild. There will be 20 beers from 20 Breweries that are a part of the CBG in addition to a specialty keg from Dogfish Head. Price is $40 ($30 if you are a S.O.C.I.A.L member) & includes tasters of all 21 Beers & a commemorative T-Shirt. LIMITED Tickets for sale starting at 10:15 Downstairs.

Saturday, October 13th
4pm – Avery Brewing (Boulder, CO) If I’m reading the date stamped on the keg right, we’ll be pouring a 2009 Beast (or does that say 2008) as well as a couple other things out of Avery’s Stash.
6pm – English Beers with Melissa Cole (Beers TBD).
10pm – Firestone Walker (Paso Robles, CA) Velvet MerLIN Firkin, & a Parabola
11pm – New Belgium (Ft. Collins, CO) Tasty Treats & a Whole Lotta Love. For our Final Event of the 2012 GABF we’re getting into our stash with some Vrienden (2010) & Abbey Grand Cru (2010) plus our friends up in Ft. Collins are delving into some of their small barrels to let us taste some single-barrel experiments (called ‘Love’).

Thats all I've got for now. Stay tuned for more updates.

Chris

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- Falling Rock Tap House 15th anniversary events.
- Falling Rock Tap House announces CO Beer Week events.
- Falling Rock has Christmas beers for everyone. (2011)

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