Great American Beer Festival

Event Recap - GABF 2015 - The Best of the Fest | BottleMakesThree.com

GABF 2015 Recap | The Best Of The Fest

Last week we attended the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver. Now that the dust has settled and our livers have fully recovered, we wanted to give you our take on the best of this year’s festival. No, we’re not going to judge the beers we sampled – a group of judges far more qualified than us have already selected the best beers. Instead, we’re going to share with you our favorite moments, experiences, and […]

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Colorado Wins Big at GABF

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) ended a few days ago, and we’re finally back to tell you all about it! While we gather our thoughts and notes to bring you some proper recaps, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate all the Colorado breweries who received a medal at this year’s GABF competition. The GABF judges showed a lot of love to Colorado, awarding our local breweries a total of 38 medals: 7 gold, […]

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Great American Beer Festival 2015: It’s On!

Denver Beer Week is in full effect! We started our Great American Beer Festival (GABF) celebration last night at Falling Rock Tap House just as their Countdown to GABF Clock reached zero. Okay, maybe we started celebrating a few minutes before. It’s only polite to have a beer to toast with after all. But now that we’ve started this party, it’s not going to stop until Saturday night when the festival comes to a close! […]

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GABF Week Happenings

Maybe you’ve heard the saying – you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning. When the Great American Beer Festival rolls into Denver next month we’ll be amending that phrase to: You can’t drink all week if you don’t start on Monday! Because when it comes to GABF week, there are dozens of great tappings, events, parties and festivals scheduled all week-long! So whether you have ticket to the big fest or not, you won’t […]

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Enjoy Great Beer & Win GABF Tickets at Factotum Brewhouse

This weekend we finally made it by Factotum Brewhouse in Sunnyside. It’s was an unplanned stop so we only had enough time to try two pints, but our first impression was that we left pretty damn impressed. The beer was great, the taproom was really cool, and the staff was as friendly as you’ll find at any brewery. If we didn’t have another obligation we could have stayed and chatted all day. You can read more […]

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2015 GABF Tickets: Going, Going, GONE

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Tickets for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) are officially sold out. Today marked the second of two ticket sale dates for GABF. Yesterday it only took about 25 minutes for the members-only presale tickets to disappear. Today the general public tickets went on sale at 10:00 AM Mountain Time, and in just over an hour they were all gone. 2015 #GABF tickets are now officially sold out! […]

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The 2015 Great American Beer Festival: Bigger. Better. Beerier. | bottlemakesthree.com

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival: Bigger, Better & Beerier

Next week tickets will go on sale for the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). We’ve told you before about this incredible annual festival, and how every craft beer fan should make attending GABF a part of their beer bucket list. In case you are still on the fence, we wanted to share new details released by the GABF that highlights how this year’s festival will be an even greater Great American Beer Festival. This […]

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2015 GABF Session & Ticket Sale Dates

In just a few months the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be back in Denver, bringing together the largest collection of U.S. brewers and beers for a private competition and public tasting. This year’s festival will take place September 24 through September 26, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center. Mark your calendars now, and start making plans to be at the fest. Why? GABF is the premier U.S. beer festival, and the 2015 fest promises to […]

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The Bruery debuts their new brand, Bruery Terreux

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) makes Denver the epicenter of all things craft beer for several days leading up to the actual event.  There’s never a lack of fun events to attend during GABF week, and this year was no exception.  On October 1st we attended the launch party for Bruery Terreux, a new brand being introduced by The Bruery.  Bruery Terreux (which translates to “Earthy Brewery”) will focus exclusively on wild farmhouse ales and oak-aged sours, […]

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Colorado’s 2014 GABF Medal Count

The 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is in the books, and soon will be little more than a blurry, beer-filled memory. However before we say goodbye to this year’s festival, we wanted to recap some of the statistics released by the Brewers Association about this year’s GABF, and how Colorado fared in the competition. The 2014 Great American Beer Festival competition surpassed all previous participation records with 5507 beers judged. The beers submitted were […]

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GABF Is Sold Out. You’re Welcome. (Plus a quick tour of 10 new breweries)

Once again this year, Great American Beer Festival (GABF) tickets sold out in only minutes and I like to think that we had a little something to do with their incredible success. You see, for the past several years your BMT team has volunteered pouring beer at GABF.  This year we stepped up our game and also signed up to help with setup and to distribute GABF posters.  We hung promotional Great American Beer Festival […]

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Great American Beard Festival

GABF has come and gone, friends.  And while the focus of the beer festival was, as always, the beers – we were fortunate enough to work with a brewery that had facial hair nearly as impressive as their brewed creations.  For all four of the Great American Beer Festival sessions we poured for Fitger’s Brewhouse from Duluth, Minnesota.  If like us you’ve never been to Duluth, then that may not impress you much.   We […]

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It’s Finally Here! GABF & Denver Beer Fest Week

It’s that time of year again: The Great American Beer Festival.  This year the BMT crew didn’t buy tickets to attend, but we will be volunteering on the Brew Crew pouring beer all three days.  We don’t find out until tonight what brewery we’ll be assigned to, but we aren’t worried.  In our four previous years pouring for GABF we’ve never had a bad assignment or a lousy time.  It’s the most fun you can […]

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