Ok, so it is no secret that Jim and I are going to GABF this weekend. We were able to get brewers passes for Friday and Saturday so we will burn the hell out of those puppies. What we haven’t figured out yet is a strategy. Of course we want to drink beer that we can’t get. That will be easier for me because I live in Idaho and can’t get a lot of beers. Jim on the other hand might need to hunt around a little more to find brews that he doesn’t have a lot of access to because he lives in New Jersey, and Kevin from Liquor Outlet has made it his personal mission to get as many beers as possible. Lets just say Jim is well cared for.
But I know that there are gems out there that neither of us have ever heard of. These are the regional brews that many of you perhaps take for granted, but they should be available to us at GABF. One I want to check out for sure is everything from Black Raven Brewery. They are based in Washington State and I have heard nothing but positive stuff about their beers. Black Raven is on the list. What are some others?
Are there mind blowing beers that you have access to that we need to make sure we get a taste of while at GABF? I figure with over 450 breweries and over 2200 beers available at this years festival, there are bound to be great brews we have no clue exist, but someone does and that is where we need your help. Guide us. Tell us where we should concentrate. We love all styles, but especially barrel aged brews. Otherwise I’ll try anything. Let us know in the comments we need your help!