Beer Man

Photos: Food scenes from GABF's farm-to-table pavilion

For an additional fee on top of the price of a Great American Beer Festival ticket, attendees at last night's opening beer bonanza earned access to the annual festival's farm-to-table pavilion, where chefs, local and national, along with independent brewers offered samples from restaurants and breweries across the country. Ticket holders also scored exclusive privileges: What happens in the pavilion stays in the pavilion, and its limited brews are not served elsewhere at the festival. Westword Cafe Society editor Lori Midson stopped by and sampled last night's farm-to-table cuisine. Continue reading for more of her photos from GABF's opening night.

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

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.