How to decide which ones to do? Kristen Kozik says in our Q&A with her that people need to have a strategy: “Determine what you like from craft beer week. Do you want to hit sours, IPAs, wood-aged? Do you want to hit breweries or beer bars that they haven't had a chance to see yet? Focus on what you want to experience that week and go from there.”
Need a few examples of what’s on tap? Oskar Blues is throwing a double top-secret It's All About the Package party at Blake Street Tavern tonight at 9:30 p.m. -- one in which they’ll review a new beer and a new can. The The party is free, but to get in, you need to print out an invite from the Facebook page or show it to the doorman on your smartphone. There will also be live music by Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams and gigantic giveaways. And then there is Freshcraft, which will tap Big Brown Rye, a special beer that it brewed in collaboration with Durango's Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers tonight at 10 p.m. Big Brown Rye is a high gravity brown made with rye malt and aged for three months in Peach Street bourbon barrels.
To find all of the events happening in Denver during GABF week, check out our guide online on the Café Society blog at westword.com.
Thu., Oct. 11, 9:30 p.m., 2012