Friday, October 5, 2012

Freshcraft events for GABF week

Freshcraft - DenverOne of Denver's favorite places to grab a bite and a craft beer is planning to host several events during the week of the Great American Beer Festival. Here are the events that they sent out in their most recent newsletter today. Something for every craft beer lover.

Freshcraft GABF Week 2012 Events

A Bitter Welcome with Stone Brewing Co. & Oskar Blues Brewery
Wednesday 10/10/12 8:30 PM - ???
Hoppy styles from CA & CO to prepare your palate for the festival days ahead. Some really cool, rare stuff from each brewery including:
*Stone Enjoy By IPA 11.9.12
*Stone Espresso Sublimely Self Righteous
*Stone Double Dry Hopped IPA
*Oskar Blues Richard Lifter ESB
*Oskar Blues Leopold Rye Barrel Aged Deviant Dale’s
*Oskar Blues Double Dry Hopped (Simcoe) G’Knight Cask

Boulevard Back Bar
Thursday 10/11/12 – Saturday 10/13/12
11:00 am – 2:00 am
They're adding a temporary bar to the back room from Thursday 10/11 through Saturday 10/14. Friends from Boulevard Brewing will be there pouring their iconic Pale Ale as well as Double Wide Double IPA from their Smokestack series as well as tapping more great beers from their Smokestack series including:
• 12:00 (noon) Thurs 10/11: Reverb Imperial Pilsner
• 12:00 (noon) Fri 10/12: Collaboration #3 Stingo
• 12:00 (noon) Saturday 10/13: Nommo Dubbel
• 4:00 pm Saturday 10/13: Saison Brett
Several members of the Boulevard team will be around throughout the week, stop by, say hello & drink some great beer!

Cigar City Reception
Thursday 10/11/12 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Before the convention hall opens stop by for some amazing beers beers from one of the hottest breweries in the country, straight from Tampa, FL.
They'll be tapping:
* Cinnamon Apple IPA
* Hotter Than Helles
* Guava Grove Saison
* Marshal Zhukov's Russian Imperial Stout
* Ligero Black Lager

Night of The Big Brown Rye
Thursday 10/11/12 10:00 pm - ??
Join in after the last pour at GABF on Thursday 10/11/12 to taste The Big Brown Rye - a collaborative project from Ska, Freshcraft & Peach Street Distillers. There will be great beer & barrel aged cocktails flowing plus the crews from both Ska & Peach Street will be on hand so you know it's going to be a party! The namesake beer is a high gravity brown ale with plenty of rye malt that brewed by the crew at Ska & Freshcraft earlier this year. The beer was then aged for three months in casks that previously held gold medal winning Colorado Bourbon from Distillery of the Year Peach Street Distillers. Once the beer was transferred from the barrels they filled them up with a Manhattan made with Colorado Bourbon which will also be available. They'll also have the following Ska Beers on draft:
* Euphoreigner firkin (Euphoria dry hopped with Simcoe & El Dorado hops)
* Nitro Mole Stout
* Steel Toe Stout (Gold Medal 2011 GABF & 2012 WBC)
* Hoperation Ivy
* Euphoria
* Modus Hoperandi
*Nefarious Ten Pin

Oak Aged Extravaganza w/ Firestone Walker & Odell Brewing
Friday 10/12 10:00 pm - ???
After last pour at Friday's GABF session Freshcraft will be tapping some amazing beers from two world class with breweries with that have a couple of the best barrel aging programs in existence. Come out and meet some of the folks that make these beers happen. The beers will include:
* Firestone Walker Parabola 2012
* Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout 2011
* Firestone Walker Reginald Brett
* Odell The Meddler Oud Bruin
* Firestone Walker Anniversary XIV
* Odell Deconstruction 2012

Sun King Tappings
Saturday 10/13
Great beers straight from Indianapolis IN! Throughout the day they'll be tapping beers from Sun King including Osiris & Pappy Van Muckle.

Lagu-F’in-itas Celebration
Saturday 10/13/12 4:20 pm
Stop by and hang with the Lagunitas Crew!
Freshcraft will have a firkin of Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale plus they'll be tapping Hop Stoopid & Fusion #10.

Avery Lounge Party
Saturday 10/13/12 10:00 pm - ???
After the GABF intensity is over, come by and chill out here with some nice low gravity beers from Avery Brewing Co., several of which have never left the tasting room. Put on your robe & bunny slippers and get comfortable. For the hardcore they’ll have some tasty beer cocktails too – of course there’s always the full bar. They will be tapping:
*Lillikoi Kepolo
*Boulder Weisse
*3.5 India Session Ale
and maybe a surprise or two.

Need any more reason to hang out at Freshcraft that week?

Related articles:
- Ska Brewing GABF Week Schedule of Events. (2012)
- Twisted Pine sets events for 2012 GABF.
- Falling Rock Tap House 2012 GABF Events list.

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