US - Mountain GABF 2018

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by stupac2, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. stupac2

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    Kinda surprised there's no thread about this yet. My wife and I are going out, visiting some old friends of ours. We're doing the Thursday session and Rare Beer on Friday. I'm definitely interested in other things to do, was hoping for some guidance on what other events/breweries/restaurants are cool. My wife and I will have our toddler (and our friends have a kid about the same age) so advice on cool Denver things to do with kids is welcome too!
     
  2. DenverBeerDrinker

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    Normally someone local posts a calendar with everything that is going on that week. I'll throw up the link if I see it.

    Almost all breweries are kid friendly. With GABF happening a little earlier this year, a ride up in the mountains would be great with Fall colors.

    What area of town you staying? Assuming you'll have a car? Kinds of food? Beer related food joints? Obviously tons of questions and based on answers we can offer different suggestions
     
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  3. stupac2

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    Uh... Lakewood? We're staying with friends so I'm going off what Google Maps says. (I see Casa Bonita on the map! Hide Butters!)
    Yup!
    Tasty!
    Sure!
    Cool. Is there typically any kind of TB share? Could potentially escape for that if so.
     
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  4. DenverBeerDrinker

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    Casa Bonita for the Colorado touristy thing to do? Sure.

    I'll post as soon as I see the calendar to give you a better idea. But it's Denver Beer Week so places like Freshcraft, Hops and Pie and Falling Rock have great tappings during the week. I'm sure quite a few breweries are going to have releases that week. Cerebral, Weldwerks (about a 90 minute drive from Lakewood), Casey (if heading up to the mountains) and several others had releases that week last year.

    Food: depending if you're looking for family stuff or a night out with the wife and don't mind spending more. Lets talk.

    I know there is always some shares going on. I usually have family in town and I'm not against meeting strangers and opening great beers. I'm sure I'll get word of shares closer to the date.

    VIP for Rare Beer or with the peasants during GA?
     
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  5. stupac2

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    South Park reference. I have 0 interest in actually doing that.
    Both, potentially. We have Saturday night all to ourselves, other nights will be with our friends/kid.
    Cool, lmk. Have SARA will travel.
    Peasants :(. We waited too long to decide to do this to buy tickets, got them off a guy on BA.
     
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  6. DenverBeerDrinker

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    Better keep this convo on the downlow. I'm not even sure I'm supposed to be talking to you
     
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  7. stupac2

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    Oh jesus. All that Geeks Who Drink.

    Don't go to any of that shit is my advice.

    http://fallingrocktaphouse.com/2018-gabf-week-events/

    Check out the Falling Rock tap takeovers. They're packed, but they usually have the coolest takeovers. I'd check that GABF calendar a little closer to the event as I don't see a huge amount of takeovers. Freshcraft down the street from Falling Rock usually has a bunch of stuff going on as well.

    I took this year off after going the last 4 years... needed a break from all the damn people.
     
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  10. stupac2

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  11. DenverBeerDrinker

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    Falling Rock, freshcraft and Hops & Pie will have some great tappings during the week. All will be packed.

    If you're looking for a food/beer pairing Euclid Hall does a great job of it.

    Tons of stuff going on at a bunch of bars with tap takeovers the whole week. What time you looking to do stuff and I can list some other stuff out. Some local FB groups have some posts going with lists of stuff going on all week
     
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  12. SerenityNow

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    Anyone in need of a Thurs GABF ticket, message me if so. Not going, and just want to sell at cost.
     
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  14. scramin85

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    Finns Manor is gonna be pretty insane all week.
     
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    uhh just gonna leave this here.


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    That's going to be a massive shit show haha.
     
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  17. DenverBeerDrinker

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    Every event at any of these bars are shit shows during GABF week
     
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    IDK, falling rock isn't a shit show just busy af. Derevation 10, AR, EOC #2? That shit is going to be a complete disaster lol.
     
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  19. Dino

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    I will be attending again this year. Pretty psyched.

    Will be at Rare Beer Tasting on Friday as well. Hope to meet some of you guys!
     
  20. stupac2

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