Beer Man

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

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Prairie Artisan Ales Tulsa, Oklahoma

Prairie Artisan Ales was founded several years ago by two Oklahoma brothers who travel to other breweries to make their beer. But the so-called "gypsy brewery" is now building its own location -- and building a big reputation. Still, brewmaster Chase Healey was brewing on GABF registration day, and the festival sold out before he got online.

"It's frustrating because, as far as we are concerned, breweries like...Jester King and Cascade and ourselves are ones that people are wanting to come see at GABF. The work we are doing is exciting," he told Westword a few weeks ago.

Although Prairie won't be attending the fest, you can still find its beer around town, especially since it is now being distributed here by Crooked Stave.

It will be at the sold-out What the Funk and Young Guns dinners, and will also make appearances at Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse in Boulder, the Kitchen in Denver, Euclid Hall, Hops & Pie and possibly elsewhere.
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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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