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Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

The Great American Beer Festival is a mecca for beer afficianados--but curiously, it seems to be home to something else, as well: The Great American Beard. Continue reading for photos of our favorite chin-growers from the three-day booze-a-palooza.

See also: - Great American Beer Festival 2012: The People - Great American Beer Festival: The Beer - Best Beer Swag of Great American Beer Festival

15. The Pennsylvania (above) Karl Stephenson Denver This beard is in the style of someone who could comfortably drive a buggy through the countryside of Pennsylvania -- and we like it.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

14. The Rip Van Winkle Jim Gar Denver A nostalgic classic steeped in the history of folklore.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

13. Patch Adams Casey Berry Denver A patchy, casual, just-rolled-out-of-bed-looking-this-way beard.

 

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

12. The All-Inclusive Kory Miller Evansville, IL The beard that includes an equally impressive mustache.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

11. The Thoreau Clay Robinson Indianapolis, IN The beard that has been living in solitude.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

10. The Pull-It-Together Josh Rumsey Los Angeles, CA He might get wild on the weekends, but he always keeps it serious up top.

 

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

9. The Pioneer Buz Wright Northglenn The mustache here is so long that it's almost a beard.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

8. The Woodsman Trout Hansen Laramie, WY The beard that's as comfortable roaming the woods as it is traveling with a Viking clan.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

7. The Keepin'-It-Tight Chris Goulet Charlotte, NC The beard that screams cleaned-up professionalism.

 

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

6. The Almost-Empty, But Trying Dan Juchartz Denver The beard that's confident it will start filling in someday.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

5. The Heavy Metal Nick Nunns Westford, MA The beard that owns a heavy-metal brewery (really!)

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

4. The Natural Justin Tilotta Boulder CO This beard isn't trying to be anything it's not.

 

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

3. The Sasquatch Anonymous Salt Lake City, UT Because this is the beard of myths.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

2. The Extended Sideburn Steve Vellinga Clearfield, UT The sideburns do all of the work for this beard.

Fifteen best beards of the Great American Beer Festival
Samantha Alviani

1. Gingerdamus Dustin Boyd and Brian Langeliers Boulder Together, these ginger-beards are a formidable sight to behold.



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