Tag Archives: Great American Beer Festival

• 2013 Great American Beer Festival Breweries Breakdown

2013 Great American Beer Festival Breweries Breakdown

After several weeks of sifting through duplicate entries and moving breweries off the waiting list, the Brewers Association announced last night their full list of 2013 Great American Beer Festival breweries who will be attending the festival. We took cross referenced last year’s attendees with notable absences on this year’s lists and also put together a […]

• Bull testicle beer to be sold nationwide later this month

Bull testicle beer to be sold nationwide later this month

A Colorado brewery that created a limited-run beer flavored with bull testicles for a beer festival is making the ballsy move to offer it all year round. Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout will now be sold nationwide in cans–available in (what else?) two-packs starting this month. The Denver-based brewery first served the beer […]

• Ballsy brew! How does bull testicle beer taste?

Ballsy brew! How does bull testicle beer taste?

A craft beer with brewed with bull testicles has to be a joke, right?  Well, it started out that way, but ended up becoming a very real beer indeed. Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout was nothing more than an April Fools’ Day joke. The Denver brewery made a parody video announcing a new […]

• Stone’s Mitch Steele’s Book IPA Brewing Techniques & More

Stone’s Mitch Steele’s Book IPA Brewing Techniques & More

India pale ale (IPA) has become one of the most popular craft beer styles in the world, and Brewers Publications is pleased to present the authoritative guide to the brewing techniques and history behind this iconic beer. IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale, by Mitch Steele, is a must-have addition […]

• Too late. GABF sells out in 45 minutes

Too late.  GABF sells out in 45 minutes

The power of beer proved itself yesterday in the speed in which tickets to the Great American Beer Festival sold. Within 45 minutes of the 10:00 a.m.MDT sale start time, all 49,000 tickets to the three-day, four-session event had been sold. This beats last year’s record sell out speed of seven days. GABF organizers attribute […]

• Craft beer lovers, start your livers: GABF tickets on sale!

Craft beer lovers, start your livers: GABF tickets on sale!

This week is circled on many a craft beer drinker’s calendar – do people still use calendars they can write on? – as tickets go on for the mother of all drinking events, the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Members of the Brewers Association and the American Homebrewers Association get first crack with a […]

• 2012 World Beer Cup Winners Announced

2012 World Beer Cup Winners Announced

Exceptional beers and brewers recognized in the largest global competition. Brewers from around the world received awards from an elite international panel of judges in the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup. The ninth bi-annual competition boasted the strongest field of entrants on record, with 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states entering […]

• United States of Craft Beer: Guide to Best U.S. Watering Holes

United States of Craft Beer: Guide to Best U.S. Watering Holes

“The United States is now the undisputed beer capital of the world, home to the most vibrant beer culture anywhere.” Thus has spoken the oracle; the beer oracle, that is, Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and editor of the massive “The Oxford Companion to Beer,” in the foreword to

• Brewers Assoc. Reports 2011 Mid-Year Growth for U.S. Craft Brewers

Brewers Assoc. Reports 2011 Mid-Year Growth for U.S. Craft Brewers

Dollar growth up 15% in first six months of 2011; U.S. sees rapid growth in breweries in planning. The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has released strong mid-year numbers for America’s small and independent craft brewers¹. Dollar sales were up 15 percent in the first half of 2011, […]

• Tailgate Beer Announces Distribution of 12-ounce Cans

Tailgate Beer Announces Distribution of 12-ounce Cans

The Official Beer of Tailgating is the first San Diego-based brewing company to offer craft beer in a can. (San Diego, CA) January 17, 2011 – San Diego-based craft brewing company, TailGate Beer, has announced that the first shipment of 12-ounce cans of its Blacktop Blonde will arrive in San Diego and be available to […]

• ALOHA Colorado! Maui Brewing Co. finds distributor

ALOHA Colorado! Maui Brewing Co. finds distributor

Maui Brewing Co. (MBC) is very proud to announce that a distribution agreement has been signed with C.R. Goodman, based in Commerce City, Colorado. C.R. Goodman is a Colorado wholesaler specializing in craft and import beers. Real Hawaiian beer has been long-anticipated in the Colorado market and availability is now confirmed for November.  “Our beers […]

• Beer's new gold-standard Pale Ale is rapidly gaining popularity among American drinkers & brewers

Beer's new gold-standard Pale Ale is rapidly gaining popularity among American drinkers & brewers

The quest for top honors in American craft brewing has come here, to a hotel ballroom marked “restricted access.” More than 140 bottles of American-style India Pale Ale sit stacked in donated Bud Light and King Cobra boxes, labors of hop love brewed by a cast of characters that includes an organic chemist, a man […]

• Can't get enough of the Great American Beer Festival? 14 more GABF stories worth hitting

Can't get enough of the Great American Beer Festival? 14 more GABF stories worth hitting

“Feed your beer geekiness. The coverage of craft brewers, craft beer along with the Great American Beer Festival continues to cascade through the media.  Even if you were following high profile beer tweeters it would be hard to keep up with all that has been discussed. Here’s a digest of several pieces forwarded to me […]

• Part 2: Report from Great American Beer Festival

Part 2: Report from Great American Beer Festival

Entering the Great American Beer Festival for the first session on Thursday, I was a tad over-whelmed by the crowd of at least 10,000, and the opportunity to chose among 2,000 beers. The people who attend these things, and craft beer aficionados in general, tend to be very friendly. Over the course of my three […]

• Imperial Beverage Co. of Kalamazoo wins Craft Beer Distributor of the Year award

Imperial Beverage Co. of Kalamazoo wins Craft Beer Distributor of the Year award

KALAMAZOO — If you want to know how to distribute craft beer, or see that work being done at its best, check the folks at Imperial Beverage Co. of Kalamazoo. The company, owned by brothers Joe and Larry Cekola since 1984, has been named 2010 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year by the National Beer […]