GABF Intel

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nimbleprop
beers 6651 º places 77 º 10:18 Mon 7/16/2012

Now that I am decided I am coming out to Denver for GABF, I need some help. I need to decide the best place for my wife and I to stay.

I need to decide how many and which sessions to go to. I am an AHA member and have all the options at my disposal. Is the Farm to Table Pavilion worth it? How about the Members Only entrance? Will the beers differ from session to session? Does it benefit me to get there Thursday for the first session? What time(s) should I set aside for events that arenít a GABF session?

Thanks in advance, looking forward to meeting plenty of you guys.

 
Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 12:03 Mon 7/16/2012

Thursday night and Saturday afternoon are your GABF sessions.
Beers might differ in that some beers may only be available during those sessions. Farm to table is interesting, but not crucial to the experience.

 
nimbleprop
beers 6651 º places 77 º 12:28 Mon 7/16/2012

Originally posted by Walt
Thursday night and Saturday afternoon are your GABF sessions.


I assume there are events Friday and Saturday nights to fill the place of GABF sessions?

 
Steve_0
beers 3661 º places 142 º 12:39 Mon 7/16/2012

Originally posted by nimbleprop
Originally posted by Walt
Thursday night and Saturday afternoon are your GABF sessions.


I assume there are events Friday and Saturday nights to fill the place of GABF sessions?



Correct. If you are interested there is a Rare beer tasting at Wynkoop that should be Awesome, if you donít mind shelling out the $100 price tag. Also, it is for charity and the lineup should be good.

http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1634811

 
nimbleprop
beers 6651 º places 77 º 13:40 Mon 7/16/2012

Originally posted by Steve_0
Originally posted by nimbleprop
Originally posted by Walt
Thursday night and Saturday afternoon are your GABF sessions.


I assume there are events Friday and Saturday nights to fill the place of GABF sessions?



Correct. If you are interested there is a Rare beer tasting at Wynkoop that should be Awesome, if you donít mind shelling out the $100 price tag. Also, it is for charity and the lineup should be good.

http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1634811



I would consider this. Is there a tap or bottle list? Is it all Wynkoop beers?

 
Steve_0
beers 3661 º places 142 º 14:09 Mon 7/16/2012

Originally posted by nimbleprop
Originally posted by Steve_0
Originally posted by nimbleprop
Originally posted by Walt
Thursday night and Saturday afternoon are your GABF sessions.


I assume there are events Friday and Saturday nights to fill the place of GABF sessions?



Correct. If you are interested there is a Rare beer tasting at Wynkoop that should be Awesome, if you donít mind shelling out the $100 price tag. Also, it is for charity and the lineup should be good.

http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1634811



I would consider this. Is there a tap or bottle list? Is it all Wynkoop beers?


2012 isnít available yet. Here is a list of the previous two years:

2011
---- ---- ---- ---- -
Alaskan 2009 Cherry Vanilla Baltic Porter
Avery Dihos Dactylion
Big Sky 2006 Buckiní Monk
Boulevard Lovechild #1
The Bruery The Wanderer
Brooklyn Cuvee de la Crochet Rouge
Cascade Borbonic Plague
Cigar City Neilsbohrium Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Raisin Sweet Stout
Dogfish Head 2004 Olde School
The Duck-Rabbit The End of Reason
Firestone Walker Agrestic Ale
Foothills Brewing 2009 Sexual Chocolate
Full Sail 1998 Old Boardhead Barleywine
Great Divide 2008 Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Highland PSA Pilsner
Jolly Pumpkin Lķpulo de Hielo Ė ďIce HopĒ
Laughing Dog St. Bennyís Labby Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ale
Left Hand Brewery 2009 Fade to Black Vol. 1
Lost Abbey/Port Brewery Deliverance
Nebraska Inception Series #1 Toasted Barn
New Belgium Ericís Ale
New Holland Rum Barrel-Aged Pilgrimís Dole Wheatwine
Odell Rare Blend
Rogue Charlie 1981
Samuel Adams 2011 Utopias
Sierra Nevada Brewing 30th Anniversary Rum Barrel-Aged Fritz and Kenís Stout
Stone 2010 Stranahanís Colorado Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Stout
Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel-Aged 12 Dogs of Christmas
Weyerbacher Idiotís Drool
Wynkoop Metacool Maltuwanna Imperial Amber Ale

2010
---- ---- ---- ---- -
Alaskan 2009 Barrel-Aged Smoked Porter
Avery Quinquepartite
Bellís 2004 Eccentric Ale
Big Sky Barrel-Aged Ivan the Terrible
Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk
Brooklyn Reinschweinsgebot
The Bruery Mťlange #3
Cascade Noyeaux Sour Ale
Cigar City White Oak-Aged Jai Alai India Pale Ale
Deschutes Double Black Butte Porter XXII
Dogfish Head Namaste
Foothills 2009 Sexual Chocolate
Founders Nemesis 2010
Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout
Great Divide Flanders Red
Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Goord
New Belgium Tart Lychee
Pike Tripel Kriek
Rogue 21 Ale
Russian River Temptation
Sierra Nevada Brandy Barrel-Aged Belgian Trippel
Stone Imperial Russian Stout GKís Mad Man Mix
Three Floyds Dark Lord
Upstream Farmhouse Surprise
Weyerbacher 2005 Decadence
Wynkoop Orville.33


 
Dogbrick
beers 10409 º places 807 º 14:33 Thu 7/26/2012

Got my ticket to the Rare Beer event, canít wait! I am wondering if it would be a good idea or a bad idea to go to the Friday GABF session afterward though...

 
notalush
beers 5561 º places 388 º 15:09 Thu 7/26/2012

Originally posted by Dogbrick
Got my ticket to the Rare Beer event, canít wait! I am wondering if it would be a good idea or a bad idea to go to the Friday GABF session afterward though...


A lot of people do, citing that the sample sizes at the rare beer event are pretty small. I personally would not. I can only tolerate a certain number of hours of consistent drinking before I start to feel sick.

 
BlackForestCO
beers 978 º places 18 º 15:22 Thu 7/26/2012

Not to mention the hordes.

 
ck21
22:47 Thu 7/26/2012

Dr. Billís tasting at Falling Rock is a better offering Saturday night than GABF IMHO. Half the beers and brewers are gone by then after a week of it, so you get some nicer pours.