Fresh mountain air and warm blue skies welcomed us in Denver over the weekend for the 30th edition of the Great American Beer Festival. We poured Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace, The Concoction, and another beer, the name of which is as forbidden to speak as ice cubes should be placed into your craft beer. At the Farm to Table pavilion, we sampled Black Chocolate Stout and refermented Brooklyner Weisse (paired with most flavorful marscapone cheesecake and grilled octopus, respectively, courtesy of Chef Patrick Sheerin of Chicago’s The Signature Room). And at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, Cuvée de la Crochet Rouge, a mutation of our Brooklyn Local 1 barrel-aged for six months on wine lees, made its GABF debut. We also made sure to visit some breweries — New Belgium, Avery, Oksar Blues and Left Hand — and some particularly rocky mountains.
Cheers to all the great friends and fellow brewers we had the pleasure of sharing a beer with in Denver. We’ll see you next year!Back to all blog posts