Beer Man

Five hip breweries that will pour beer in Denver next week, but not at GABF

The organizers of the Great American Beer Festival -- and craft beer fans -- will face an unusual situation when the three-day event returns to Denver for its thirty-second year on October 10: Not all of the hot, hard-to-find brewers will be inside the convention center hall. There are several breweries that will be serving their beers in other Denver and Boulder venues, either by choice or because they didn't register for the fest in time.

The situation is something that the Boulder-based Brewers Association will have to deal with before 2014, but in the meantime, here's where you can find beer from five hot breweries that won't be pouring at GABF -- and some comments from the owners.

See also: The ultimate calendar to the Great American Beer Festival 2013

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