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Colorado GABF Winners & Award Ceremony Highlights

In Beer by Chris0 Comments

The 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition concluded on Saturday. The ceremony awarding 293 gold, silver and bronze medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus 3 GABF Pro-Am teams of homebrewers & professionals. Colorado breweries claimed 38 of these medals, maintaining the same medal count as they’ve had the previous two years. In a …

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The Great American Beer Festival: So Much More Than Beer

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Just one more day and the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will finally be here! Tomorrow several thousand excited beer lovers will put on their pretzel necklaces and head towards the Colorado Convention Center, anxiously awaiting the doors to open for the first day of GABF. But what will be waiting for them inside those doors? Obviously quite a …

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Denver Beer Week Brings Beer-Filled Events Beyond GABF

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Guess what friends? The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is now just TWO short days away! The wait is almost over. But if even 2 days is too long, we have even better news for you. Denver Beer Fest has already begun, bringing plenty of great beer events, all across the Mile High City and beyond. Denver Beer Fest is the …

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GABF Preparedness: Make a Plan with the My GABF App

In Events, GABF by Chris0 Comments

In 9 days the Great American Beer Festival kicks off in Denver. Are you ready? On October 5 the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will once again open their doors in Denver, delivering three days of fun served 1-ounce at a time! We are so excited to be partaking in all the GABF activities again this year. And now that …

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A Toast For You on National Beer Lover’s Day

In Beer, Just For Fun by Chris0 Comments

Friends of Bottle Makes Three, stop everything…. today is National Beer Lover’s Day! Yep, it’s true… annually on September 7 we stop and celebrate National Beer Lover’s Day. Is it a silly, made up holiday? Yeah, totally. So should we ignore it? Heck no! National Beer Lover’s Day should be celebrated, whole-heartedly. Here’s why: The world is crazy lately. The daily …

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Beer Travel: Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Milwaukee Breweries

In Beer, Beer Bloggers Conference, Travel by Chris0 Comments

Don’t call it a come back, because the brewery culture never left Milwaukee. That was the takeaway we got from our 2017 Beer Bloggers and Writer’s Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mark Garthwaite, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Brewers Guild made that reference when discussing the local beer industry. Sure, they may be late bloomers when it comes to putting a …

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Ska Brewing Releases New Mod Project Beer: Tart Mexican Logger

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Ska Brewing makes some damn fine beers. One of our favorite summer brews has always been Ska’s Mexican Logger. Today we were excited to learn that Ska Brewing has just released their latest Mod Project seasonal offering, Tart Mexican Logger. Tart Mexican Logger is the tarty cousin of Mexican Logger. It’s a blended sour, brewed with lemons, lime and sea salt. …

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August Beer Fests & Events

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It’s August, can you believe it? Where has the time gone? Another month is behind us and the summer is slowly winding down. Now is the time to get out there and enjoy the warm weather and cold beer, so without further ado, let’s make some August plans! But first… it’s GABF ticket time! While we are planning ahead, don’t …

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Bucket List Ticket: GABF Paired

In Beer, Food, GABF by Jeff & Chris0 Comments

In just over a week, tickets sales will begin for the 36th Annual Great American Beer Festival. You’ll have to act fast to snag a GABF ticket, or you’ll be stuck trying to get one on the aftermarket. However as popular as GABF is there is one ticket even hotter and harder to come by: a ticket to Paired, the …

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Saying Farewell to Fort Collins Brewery

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Fort Collins has no lack of great craft breweries, but that doesn’t make saying goodbye to one any easier. This weekend Fort Collins Brewery is saying farewell to the city they have served for 14 years. The brewery was sold to Canada based Red Truck Beer Company in May 2017. Red Truck is discontinuing the Fort Collins Brewery brand and …

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July Beer Fests & Featured Events

In Beer, Event Previews, Events by Jeff & Chris0 Comments

Happy July everyone! Today marks the start of one of our favorite months of the year. July is the perfect month for backyard barbecues, fun outdoor activities, and celebrations with family and friends. Plus it’s the month we celebrate America with patriotic explosions in the sky. Who doesn’t love that?! In Colorado July is hella hot, but that doesn’t bother …