Beer Man

Avery turns nineteen, GABF tix go on sale, and Dank IPA debuts in cans

Ticketing for the Great American Beer Festival, run through Ticketmaster, got off to a rocky start yesterday during a pre-sale for Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members -- many of whom were shut out from a Saturday afternoon session that is designed just for them. Sales to the general public will begin tomorrow, August 2, and hopefully they'll go more smoothly.

In the meantime, tickets are also starting to go on sale for other big GABF-related events like the Oskar Blues GABF Ordeal, which was described by attendees in 2011 as one of the best things they did in Denver. The journey is a bus trip that takes you through all of the brewery's businesses, from its farm to its brewery to its restaurant. Tickets and details are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264325.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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