Can’t make it to GABF?

Go to your local taproom instead


The Great American Beer Festival is a beer-drinker’s playground — thousands of beers from hundred of brewers. But for those who didn’t get a pass to this weekend’s festivities in Denver, you can still sample what Boulder County producers will be pouring at GABF this year; stop by and try.

12Degree Brewing: Cactus Juice / Soleil Saison / Treachery / Velour Fog / Walter’s White

12Degree’s Treachery is a golden strong ale — 8 percent ABV — that’s crisp, fruity and refreshing. It’s won several World Beer Cup and GABF medals.

Avery Brewing Co.: Bon Bon Cerise / Cucumber Hibiscus Sour / Double Barreled Maple Stout / Pacer IPA / PB & J Stout

Beyond the Mountain Brewing Co.: Basil Saison / BTM IPA / Freckle / Prima Mexicana / Sour Shakedown Party with Blackberry / St. Alphonso

BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse: BJ’s Whiskers Bourbon Barrel Stout / Brewhouse Blonde / Committed Double IPA / Heavenly Nutty Brewnette / Hopstorm IPA / Monarch Bay Double / Hazy IPA / Piranha Pale Ale / Razz-Jerry Tart / BJ’s Tequila Quad 

Bootstrap Brewing: Backfire / Cherry Gose / Insane Rush / Lush Puppy / Wreak Havoc

Boulder Beer: 40th Anniversary Ale / Hazed & Infused / Pit of Destiny / Shake Chocolate Porter / Spaceman Double IPA

Front Range Brewing Company: Blackhawk Black IPA / Piney Ridge Dunkel / Prairie Fire Helles / Sonnebahn Berliner Weisse / St Nigels’ Doppelbock

Left Hand Brewing Company: Barrel Aged 25th Anniversary / Chai Milk Stout Nitro / Colorful Colorado / Fade to Black, Volume 1 / Flamingo Dreams Nitro / Milk Stout Nitro / My Fav IPA / Oktoberfest / Sawtooth Ale / Wheels Gose ‘Round / White Russian Nitro

Left Hand’s White Russian Nitro is for “strikes and gutters; ups and downs.” The coffee, vanilla and chocolate notes really tie this stout together.

Liquid Mechanics: Haze Garage / Lucid AF / Mango-Guava Gose / Peanut Butter Porter / Purveyor of Chaos

New Planet Beer: Blonde Ale / New Planet Seclusion IPA / New Planet Tread Lightly Ale / Pale Ale

Odd13 Brewing: Bubblestar Princess / Codename: Superfan / Haole Bartender / Quartermaster Keys / Stainless Aged Coconut Saint Newcole

Oskar Blues: Can-O-Bliss / COB DIPA / Dale’s Pale Ale / Death by Coconut / Lemm On / Mama’s Little Yella Pils / One-y / Saloon Juice / Swiss Guard

Pumphouse Brewery: Artillerie / Base Camp Milk Stout / Cocoa Frambozenbier / Cucumber Kolsch / Ejector Seat IPA

Twisted Pine Brewing Company: Billy’s Chilies / Ghost Face Killah / Luppulo Maximo / Pathfinder / Patio Pounder

Spur an endorphin rush by sipping a glass of Ghost Face Killah, made with six peppers, including the infamous bhut jolokia.

Upslope Brewing Company: Shot 44 Double IPA / Batch 1000 / Brown Ale / Citra Pale Ale / Craft Lager / English Porter / Festbier / Foeder-Aged Golden Sour / German Style Pilsner / Lychee IPA / Pumpkin Ale

Very Nice Brewing Company: Calmer Than You Are / Logical Fallacy / Monk’s Phunk

VisionQuest Brewery: Apricot Berliner / Industrial Park Politics / Kamaji / Raspberry Sour / Saison Parfait / Space Jam

The Industrial Park Politics is a delightfully juicy, hazy IPA with El Dorado, Citra, Azacca and Mosaic hops.

West Flanders Brewing Co.: Holy Wit / It Was All A Cream / Juiced Up / Stoned Perseverance / Trippel Lutz

Wibby Brewing: Home Team Pilsner / Lightshine Helles / Moondoor Dunkel / Pilsner / RIPL / Wibtoberfest

Wild Woods Brewery: Butternut Brown Ale / Chardonnay Barrel Belgian Golden Strong / Oktoberfest Lager / S’mores Stout