GABF Denver Rare Beer Tasting: I’ve Got Two Tickets to Paradise…And They Could Be Yours

UPDATE: We have a winner!

Well, we don’t usually do this sort of thing around here, but I’ve been thinking that I have these tickets that I’m not gonna use, and the event I bought them for is sold out, so why not recoup my $$.  I’m not out to make a profit, just to get my money back.  See Jim and I were planning to go to GABF this year, and while our plans were still young, I went ahead and picked us up tickets to the Pints for Prostates Rare Beer Tasting at the Wyncoop Brewery on September 30.  Jim and I still didn’t have GABF tickets, but we went to this event last year, and it was so outstanding that we knew this was a can’t miss get together.  So the day they went on sale I bought two.

Well as you know real life can sometimes get in the way of our plans.  We planned to go to Denver, we didn’t plan for our father to pass away and need to make one or two trips to Wisconsin to attend to things.  This combined with other expenses like a Metrosexual Mini Cooper purchase have drained the resources for this year’s GABF.  However I still have the two tickets for the Rare Beer Tasting.

If you want them let me know.  Like I said I am not looking to make a profit, just recoup my costs.  So if you are interested let me know in the comments, and we can discuss.  If I get multiple interests, perhaps I can do a lottery of some sort or have you pick a number between 1 and a google.  We’ll figure it out.

By the way the face value of the tickets are $80 and I paid $160 for the pair.  The event is sold out and is on September 30 from 1 to 4 pm at the Wyncoop Brewery in Denver, Colorado.  Below is a list of the brews that they will be offering this year.  BTW, don’t overlook the Laughing Dog!  Jim and I had some last year and it was amazing!

Let me know in the comments ifyou are interested.  Thanks


The beer list for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting III has been finalized. The sold out event will take place on Sept. 30 from 1-4 p.m. at the Wynkoop Brewery in Denver.

All About Beer Magazine presents the event to benefit the Pints for Prostates campaign. A total of 30 rare, exotic and vintage brews will be poured and guests will have the opportunity to meet the men and women who brewed them.

Some of America’s top craft brewers are featured on the beer list:

  • Alaskan 2009 Cherry-Vanilla Baltic Porter
  • Avery Dihos Dactylion Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
  • Big Sky 2006 Buckin’ Monk Chardonnay Tripel
  • Boulevard Love Child #1
  • Brooklyn Cuvee de la Crochet Rouge
  • The Bruery The Wanderer Dark Sour Ale
  • Cascade Borbonic Plague
  • Cigar City Neilsbohrium Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Raisin Sweet Stout
  • Dogfish Head 2004 Olde School
  • The Duck-Rabbit The End of Reason
  • Firestone Walker Agrestic Ale
  • Foothills 2009 Sexual Chocolate
  • Full Sail 1998 Old Boardhead Barleywine
  • Great Divide 2008 Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
  • Highland PSA Pilsner
  • Jolly Pumpkin Lúpulo de Hielo
  • Laughing Dog St. Benny’s Labby Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ale
  • Left Hand 2009 Fade to Black Vol. 1
  • Lost Abbey/Port Brewery Deliverance
  • Nebraska Inception Series #1
  • New Belgium Eric’s Ale
  • New Holland Rum Barrel-Aged Pilgrim’s Dole Wheatwine
  • Odell Rare Blend
  • Rogue Charlie 1981
  • Samuel Adams 2011 Utopias
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing 30th Anniversary Rum Barrel-Aged Fritz and Ken’s Stout
  • Stone 2010 Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Stout
  • Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel-Aged 12 Dogs of Christmas
  • Weyerbacher Idiot’s Drool
  • Wynkoop Metacool Maltuwanna Imperial Amber Ale

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32 Comments on “GABF Denver Rare Beer Tasting: I’ve Got Two Tickets to Paradise…And They Could Be Yours”

  1. Adam Star
    September 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I would be interesting in purchasing the tickets, I’ll be flying into town for the GABF and would love to attend this too! Put me in the running for the tickets, I am sure you’ll have lots of interest!

    • Don
      September 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

      OK Adam. Will do.

  2. September 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Hi Don,

    I’m definitely interested.

    • Don
      September 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

      I’ll put you into the running. Good Luck!

  3. Ryan Conklin
    September 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Please put me up for the tickets if neither Adam or Greg end up buying them. Thank you.

    • Don
      September 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

      OK Ryan. You’re in. Good LuckQ

  4. September 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    This is like selling our children Don, except I’ll miss these tickets!

    • Don
      September 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

      Better used than hanging on my bulletin board at work!

  5. September 19, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    I was looking forward to seeing you.

    • Don
      September 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

      We’ll miss seeing you guys as well. We were looking forward to hangin’ with some real macho brewers!

  6. NicM
    September 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    You guys were there last year too? Dang I hadn’t found this blog yet. I’m going again and hoping they have the traffic flow moving a little better this year. Last year was way crazier then the year before.

    • Don
      September 19, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

      I’m assuming that this year the traffic will be about the same as both this year and last they had a 500 ticket maximum. It would be good tho to spread out some of the most popular breweries like DFH and Brooklyn and Avery. That was a tactical error last year.

    • September 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

      Last year was one big traffic jam. Luckily I was stuck over by the Bourbon County Coffee Stout… 🙂

  7. September 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Damn, I was looking forward to meeting you guys in person, but I totally understand the change in plans. I just wish I hadn’t spent all that time making a B&WB collage out of bottle caps and old labels to give to you at the event . . . I guess there’s always next year. Maybe by then, Don will be the skinny, metrosexual brother.

    (note: I did not actually make a piece of creepy fan-art)

    • September 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      We’ll miss meeting you as well. I know Don has a huge mancrush on you… 😉

  8. johnking82
    September 20, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Can you put me in the running, I’ll buy the tickets and then put them on EBAY with the title: 2 Tickets to Pints for Prostate Rare Tasting (suck it Jim.) then charge three times to price ala Darklord tickets. You could auction them off and anything over the price you paid goes back to the charity. I’d throw in for them but my flight doesnt arrive until 6 pm that day. Loser, I know.

  9. September 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    I too, am sorry to hear you guys aren’t coming out for GABF. Just like Alex, I was looking forward to hoisting a pint or two with you. If any of us who do make it run into each other, we’ll be sure to raise a glass to friends who couldn’t come.

    Did you already get your GABF tickets as well? If so, then you can make a mint when you sell those!

    • September 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

      We never got that far…

  10. johnking82
    September 21, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    is anyone going to the brewers event on 1-4pm on Saturday?

    • September 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

      I’m not. 😦

  11. September 22, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Please put me in the running–sorry I won’t see you guys at GABF! REALLY excited about the possibility of winning these though! THANKS!

    • September 22, 2011 at 6:59 am #

      Just to be clear, you’d “win” the right to purchase them from Don, not get them for free. He’s selling them at face value ($160) which might sound pricey, but this is an awesome AWESOME event!

    • Don
      September 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      Will do Win. With a name like Win, how could you possibly lose?

      • September 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

        Exactly! Please keep that in mind tomorrow! Thanks again for the opportunity!

  12. September 22, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Please include me in the drawing as well. Fingers crossed . . .

    • Don
      September 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

      You got it Jeffrey, you’re in.

  13. September 22, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    Put me in the running – would love to purchase them and attend! As the only female appreciator of craft beer to respond thus far, I feel that should count for something!

    • Don
      September 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

      You are absolutely right Cassie, it should count for something. It will count for you to get your name into the drawing! 😉

  14. September 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Haha, I suppose I can live with that!

  15. Super Dave
    September 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I’d like a chance at these if it’s not too late

    • September 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

      Sorry Dave, a winer has already been selected – I wish we could’ve helped you out!

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