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Triumph the Insult Comic Dog takes on the Great American Beer Festival

Like many of you, I didn’t make it out to the Great American Beer Festival this year.  But luckily for us, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog did, taking to the floor and asking all the right questions, gems like “Tell me, what beer pairs best with a TV dinner and a broken marriage?” and, upon […]

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Great American Beer Festival Sells Out in Under 20 Minutes, Internet Rejoices

If you’re thinking of going to the Great American Beer Festival, you should stop now. All the tickets to the October beer sampling extravaganza sold in in less than 20 minutes, with many people unable to click their way into a pass for the festival.  As you can imagine, these people are thrilled.

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Feeling the Pain of Missing GABF

Today.  That’s the day that hurts the most. Today is the first day of the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, a three-day long celebration of craft beer in Denver, Colorado.  For those who don’t know, GABF is like a combination of the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras and an all-you-can eat buffet for beer geeks, and […]

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New Belgium Tart Lychee: Beauty Is More Than Bottle Deep

A couple of years ago Jim and I went to a Rare Beer tasting in Denver, as part of our trek we made to GABF in 2010.  A pilgrimage we will surely need to make again…soon.  The Pints for Prostates Rare Beer Tasting at the Wyncoop Brewery was by far the best event of our trip, […]

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Deschutes 2011 Abyss: Don’t Fear the Wonders Within.

The Abyss is a strange and wonderful world.  It is full of magical and mystical creatures and all sorts of wonder and amazement.  Ask any Marine Biologist and they will tell you that we know almost nothing about the wonders this briny deep has hidden in the blackness.  So too was my first impression of Deschutes Brewing […]

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GABF Gold Medal Winners Map

I saw this map on Facebook today, and thought I would share it.  These are all the breweries that won Gold at this year’s GABF.  It would be better if they had also included the beer and the category they won for, but I guess this is better than nothing.  Of course Idaho came up […]

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What Are Your GABF Plans?

As you may have read, Don and I have scrapped our GABF plans this year and are selling off our tickets to the Pints for Prostates Rare Beer Tasting, probably the best event of the festival. It truly sucks that we won’t be out there this year, but life sometimes gets in the way of […]

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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 […]

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Denver Rare Beer Tasting III: Pints for Prostates.

Well it is getting to be that time of year again.  Time to dust off the old liver and really give it a go at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).  This will be Jim and I’s second trip to Denver for the event, and I am looking forward to it more this year than […]

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Our GABF Podcast is Now Live

Don and I decided to do a podcast at the GABF to document our thoughts about the event before the brain cells carrying them succumbed to alcohol poisoning.  It was a close call! Check out our iTunes page or PodcastDirectory.com to get our thoughts on the beers we enjoyed (and didn’t enjoy), the folks we […]

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Can You Get Craft Beer Overload?

Yes.  Yes you can. This happened to me this past Friday at GABF.  The day started with a flight, not of beers, but on an airplane.  I was up at 4:30am in New Jersey and in Denver at 10am local time, where Don greeted me at the gate.  I was impressed that he had held […]

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GABF Is Over…Let’s Move On.

I really loved going to GABF.  It was a time that I hope to experience again, and Jim and I have learned some lessons about when to go and what to do, etc, but when Sunday morning rolls around it is time to pack up and go home.  Jim and I went on Friday, and […]

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Celebrity Brewer Pictures

Don and I had the chance to rub elbows with some of the best-known and best-loved brewers in America this weekend.  One of the cool things about being a beer fan is accessibility – you get to meet your heroes. And that what Don and I did.  But instead of getting a photo WITH them […]

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Jim’s GABF Round Up

So we’re back from GABF, older, wiser and maybe even a bit wider as well.  All in all it was a great time, and I’m gonna try and share some highlights…

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Waiting for The Pints for Prostates

Here’s an attempt to post a video of the line that wraps around the block at Wynkoop Brewing as we all wait to get into the rare beer tasting. Who would pay $80 to taste rare beers? Turns out lots of guys. Don and I hustler Dave from Drunken Polack. Helluva guy! Still waiting for […]

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