Attention Craft Beer Drinkers:
The 36th annual Great American Beer Festival is upon us! In order to capitalize on all the events surrounding the festival, the Custom Beer Handles Team has assembled a cheat sheet for the “Must Go To” events of the week. Go ahead, make your life easier and bookmark this itinerary now:
Falling Rock Tap House Rare Beer Tapping with Stone Brewing
Wednesday, October 4 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Featuring Stone IPA Stone Delicious IPA
Stone Tequila Barrel aged Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Red Wine Barrel Aged Imperial Saison with Peaches
Location: Falling Rock Tap House Event Type: Public 1919 Blake St., Denver
Visit www.fallingrocktaphouse.com for more information about the venue.
GABF Pre-Party with Boulevard, Ommegang and Firestone Walker
Wednesday, October 4 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Visit First Draft to kick off GABF with an epic pre-party with sister breweries Boulevard, Firestone Walker and Ommegang. They will be pouring a killer lineup including:
- Boulevard – Jam Band – Scotch on Scotch – Collaboration No. 7 – Oak-Aged Lager – Berliner Weisse – Tropical Pale Ale – Tank 7
- Ommegang – Pale Sour – Rosetta – Fruition – Rare Vos – Abbey – Three Philosophers
- Firestone Walker – Bretta Rose – Sour Opal – Helldorado – Stickee Monkee
Location: First Draft Taproom Event Type: Public 1309 26th St. Denver
Visit http://www.firstdraftdenver.com/ for more information about the venue.
Oskar Blues & CHUBurger RiNo – GABF Kick Off Party!
Wednesday, October 4 | 9:00 pm
Party with Oskar Blues in the RiNo, River North Art District at CHUBurger RiNo for the GABF Kick Off party!!! Specialty beers on tap are:
- OB Barrel Aged Death by Coconut
- OB Barrel Aged Java Fidy
- Cigar City Brewing Good Gourd Have Mercy!
This crowd will be dancing to their own beats with Silent Disco and live music. Untappd co-founder, Greg Avola, will also be on site to give away free Untappd swag and chance to win prizes from Oskar Blues and Untappd. Starts at 9 p.m. no cover!
Location: CHUBurger RiNO Public 3490 Larimer Street Denver
Visit www.oskarbluesfooderies.com for more information on this venue.
GABF SPECIAL RELEASE AT JAGGED MOUNTAIN: Rum Barrel-Aged Dopplebock
Thursday, October 5 | 11:00 am
Location: Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery 1139 20th St Denver
Visit www.jaggedmountainbrewery.com for more information about this brewery.
Black Shirt Brewing Tapping at Cheba Hut
Thursday, October 5 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Black Shirt Brewing Co and Cheba Hut Denver present a special tapping for Great American Beer Festival! Featuring:
- Electric Ladyland Saison aged in an American oak foeder for 8 months and conditioned on over 500 lbs of raspberries
- Soul to Squeeze Black Shirt Brewings 5th Anniversary Ale!
Location: Cheba Hut Toasted Subs, 444 17th Street, Denver
Visit www.chebahut.com and www.blackshirtbrewingco.com for more information.
Epic Brewing’s 5th Annual Fifty Firkin Fiasco
Thursday, October 5 | 7:00 pm
Head to Epic for the FIFTH Annual Fifty Firkin Fiasco!! These brewers have put together 50 unique Firkins for your enjoyment! As you wander through the brewery enjoy endless samples of the finest firkins the city has to offer! Be a part of the fun and chaos with live music, food, and amazing drink!
Location: Epic Brewing Company, 3001 Walnut St, Denver
Visit www.epicbrewing.com/locations/denver-brewery-and-tap-room for more information.
Upslope’s GABF View of Denver After Party
Thursday, October 5 | 9:30 pm – 1:00 am
Celebrate the first night of GABF with the Upslope crew & specialty beer tappings:
- Debut! Tap Room Series Fresh Hop Red IPA
- Outside Magazine Collaboration Denali IPA
- Wild Christmas Ale with Cranberries
- Ferus Fluxus
- Tequila Barrel Barleywine
Location: Hyatt Regency Peaks Lounge (27th Floor), 650 15th St, Denver
Visit www.denver.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/PeaksLounge.html for more information.
Oy Vey! Shmaltz Brewing Tap Takeover @ the Localish!
Friday, October 6 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OY! This doesn’t happen often! The makers of the fantastic SHE-Brew and Tribe Called Schmaltz are visiting and we are hosting them for one hell of a fun happy hour!
Location: Localish Market at Platform Union Station, Denver
Visit www.localishmarket.com/ for more information about the venue.
Mr. B’s BIG BEER release day!
Friday, October 6 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mr. B’s felt the most appropriate way to end GABF week was with BIG BEERS. They will have imperial stouts, barley wines, and other gigantic beers available from the following breweries:
- Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
- Cerebral Brewing
- Jackie O’s Brewpub & Public House
- Goose Island Fremont Brewing
- Verboten Brewing
- Prairie Artisan Ales
- Perennial Artisan Ales
Location: Mr. B’s, 2101 Market, Denver
Visit www.mrbswineandspirits.com for more information about this store.
Special Event Tapping with Stone Brewing and Left Hand Brewing at Park Burger – RiNo
Friday, October 6 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Stone Brewing and Left Hand Brewing for some special beers you won’t see everyday!
Location: Park Burger- RiNo, 2615 Walnut St., Denver
Visit www.www.parkburger.com for more information about the venue.
Joseph James Brewing Company GABF After Party @ Carbon Cafe
Friday, October 6 | 10:00 pm
Join the Joseph James Brewing Company crew at Carbon Cafe after GABF to keep the party going! They will have several special beers on tap and you’ll be able to interact with the brewers.
Location: Carbon Cafe, 1553 Platte St #130, Denver
Visit www.carbondenver.com for more information about the venue.
GABF Medal Winners and Tivoli
Saturday, October 7 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The last day of Great American Beer Festival is the Medal Winner Day so let’s commemorate past & current winners of the biggest beer fest in America. This party will go down at Tivoli Distributing for some amazing beers that are sure to knock your socks off.
Location: Cheba Hut Toasted Subs, 1531 Champa Street, Denver
Visit www.chebahut.com for more information on the venue.
Blues & Brews at EDGE Bar with Oskar Blues, Perrin & Cigar City
Saturday, October 7 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy tasting a variety of Oskar Blues beer paired with bites from the hotel’s culinary team, including a bratwurst station, pretzels & beer cheese and German potato salad. Sip and savor while enjoying live music from Denver-based blues band The Lionel Young Duo!
Location: The Edge Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th St., Denver
Visit www.edgerestaurantdenver.com for more information on the venue.
GABF Farewell Party
Saturday, October 7 | 9:00 pm
Join the Left Hand & Victory crews at Rhein Haus for a GABF Farewell Party for delicious beer and bocce ball. They will have 5 Left Hand beers on tap to celebrate another successful Great American Beer Festival week.
Location: Rhein Haus, 1415 Market St., Denver
Visit www.rheinhausdenver.com for more information on the venue.
Enjoy your 2017 GABF week and be safe!
Your Custom Beer Handles Team
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Jessica Pezzotti founded Custom Beer Handles with a mission to change the way craft breweries & beverage companies present their brand to the world. Her desire to disrupt the industry was rooted in a passion for branding and its relation to consumerism. Headquartered in Denver, Custom Beer Handles is now a leading designer and manufacturer of custom tap handles for craft breweries, wineries, coffee, and kombucha companies. The Taps Give Back Program that launched in 2018 donates a portion of the proceeds to charities and non-profit organizations on behalf of their clients. The on-tap phenomenon is just getting started and they are revolutionizing marketing for the craft beer and beverage industry. Last but not least, The Tory Burch Foundation selected Jessica as a 2018 Fellow, an elite program designed for women entrepreneurs nationwide. Cheers to that!