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jamesnsw 09-25-2009 03:24 AM

GABF Must have beers
 
People are currently stumbling out of the convention center here in Denver, still holding onto their souvenir cups more out of habit than necessity, and I think I can now start asking this question-

What are the must have beers at GABF?

This can be the ones that stood out to you at GABF if you've already been, or ones you're looking forward to.

I'm going on Saturday afternoon, and am already overwhelmed by the options. Here's my short list of beers I want to try-
  • DogFish Head stuff
  • (Pro-Am)olllllo(Rob Fullmer)'s beer- Papago Brewing, Pear (on tap if in top 3)
  • (Pro-Am)Bokonon's barleywine
  • Kona's Wailua Wheat (passionfruit)
  • Sam Adams' Long Shot
  • Ommegang Adoration Ale

Looking for suggestions of others, and hearing what people are generally interested in :rockin:

Rick500 09-25-2009 03:28 AM

If it's the Longshot stuff from the recent release... well, the bock was good. I wouldn't seek out the other two.

jamesnsw 09-25-2009 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick500 (Post 1569270)
If it's the Longshot stuff from the recent release... well, the bock was good. I wouldn't seek out the other two.

If I understood correctly on another thread, the beers at GABF will be ones that are vying for inclusion in the next pack. Really no idea though.

Rick500 09-25-2009 03:55 AM

Ah! Cool. Yeah, having the upcoming ones there would make more sense.

jds 09-25-2009 04:44 AM

Based on Tweets from people who were there tonight, Black Tuesday from The Bruery is worth waiting in line for, as is just about everything from New Glarus. I'll be seeking out both on Saturday afternoon.

jamesnsw 09-25-2009 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jds (Post 1569367)
Based on Tweets from people who were there tonight, Black Tuesday from The Bruery is worth waiting in line for, as is just about everything from New Glarus. I'll be seeking out both on Saturday afternoon.

Added to my list.

dataz722 09-25-2009 02:44 PM

My local brew pub took up 8 beers and I can highly reccmomend all of them. Especially their 05 barleywine, sumblin monk, and oktoberfest. It is stewarts brewing.

Displaced MassHole 09-25-2009 03:32 PM

Give San Diego Brewing Company's IIPA Hopnotic a try. I had it last month at their brewpub and it was awesome.

I initially ordered a pliny the elder (on draft) 'cause I've never had it. A guy behind the bar told me I should give their hopnotic a try and said it was better than RR's Pliny. So I tried them side by side and I had to agree with him. They guy turned out to be the head brewer, who was a really cool guy and ended up giving me a personal tour of the place as he was brewing up another batch of Hopnotic to take to GABF this year.

Hopnotic has taken gold the past two years running for IIPA and I gotta say I hope they take it again.

zman 09-25-2009 03:43 PM

for the non locals I recommend any beer from the Mountain Sun.

jamesnsw 09-25-2009 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zman (Post 1570003)
for the non locals I recommend any beer from the Mountain Sun.

Geez, I'm a local, and had never even heard of them... will try.


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