Half of the dynamic duo, Ryan, is in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. He is going to be dropping daily updates about what he is doing and what he is drinking.
Highlights of his first two days include visits to Call To Arms Brewing and Hogshead Brewing; taking in a panel discussion about marketing to more diverse audiences for craft beer; seeing craft beer celebrities like show patron saint Garret Oliver; and drinking some good beer.
Highlights of his GABF tasting include:
Elliott Bay Brewhouse, Vietnamese Coffee No Doubt Stout
Hopworks Urban Brewery, Secession Cascadian Dark Ale
Brasserie Saint James, Framboise Sauvage
Epidemic Ales, Nutty But Nice Peanut Butter Stout
Thanks to the band Lobo Locos for the use of the song Running Eiskrokodil as the opening and closing music. Ryan will post more about the panel discussion on his blog, beercounselor.net later today. Also, stay tuned for another Short Pour from Denver tomorrow. Slainte!