3 key changes to this year’s GABF beer categories

Behind the scenes at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), a cadre of 264 qualified judges will taste around 7,300 beers submitted from across the country in 96 categories. Those found most favorable are awarded the ultimate taproom adornment and marketing bonanza: a GABF medal. Before sending off their wares, however, brewers must consume … [ Read more]

By the Numbers: The 2015 Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival has come and gone, but the craft brewers that took home medals from the competition are still coming down from their Rocky Mountain highs. Beer drinkers and fellow brewers look to the GABF competition results as a barometer for which states are up-and-coming, which breweries should be on the radar, … [ Read more]

Chasing the Beer Scene in Colorado

Ska Brewing, Million Dollar Roads, and the South Park Valley Adventure. By Matt Sandy Not so long ago, beer drinkers and outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado were pretty much limited to “Banquet beer” and rear-entry ski boots when it came to imbibing and out-of-the-house hobbies. These days though, both scenes have exploded with a myriad of … [ Read more]

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