Itâ€™s Time For The Great American Beer Festival
Great American Beer Festival Is Here!Â Check out all of our events below.Â Â We are a short walk from the Colorado Convention Center and one of the premier locations for events outside of the Great American Beer Festival.Â Hope to see you here!
Donâ€™t forget the crazy amounts of rotating beers that we tap during this week every year.Â You can find out what we currently have on draft right here on our site.
Monday September 17th 6pm
Join us as we kick of theÂ Great American Beer FestivalÂ week with some very special friends!Â TRVE BrewingÂ will be in house to launch the next evolution in their beer distributorship – High Plains Beer Distribution. We will have a several amazing beers on tap from around the country including*:
TRVE BrewingÂ Cold
TRVE BrewingÂ Solid Hex
Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting RoomÂ Cold Pressed
Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting RoomÂ Mai Tai IPA
J. Wakefield BrewingÂ Frank White
J. Wakefield BrewingÂ Haterade
Great Notion BrewingÂ Mandela
Scratch Brewing CompanyÂ Sour Cedar
Three Taverns Craft BreweryÂ Inceptus
This is going to be a fun way to get one of the best beer week of the year started. We look forward to seeing you atÂ Freshcraft.
Tuesday September 18th
Join us on Tuesday 9/18 for some great whiskey and beer! We will have beer fromÂ Great Divide Brewing Co.Â ,Â Revolution BrewingÂ &Â Green Flash Brewing Co.Â – all partners in theÂ Jameson Irish WhiskeyÂ Caskmates program. As may know we pour Caskmates IPA Edition on draft year round. We’ll also have the Stout edition and plenty of great beer to pair it with. The whiskey and beer start flowing at 6 pm.
Tap List to include*:
Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
Revolution BrewingÂ Anti Hero
Revolution BrewingÂ Cafe Deth
Great Divide Brewing Co.Â The Smoothness
Great Divide Brewing Co.Â Hazy IPA
Great Divide Brewing Co.Â Yeti
Green Flash Brewing Co.Â West Coast IPA
Green Flash Brewing Co.Â Barrel Aged Blonde
Captain LawrenceÂ Golden Delicious
also pouring from bottles of Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Wednesday September 19th
Join us at our annual GABF Week tapping party withÂ Upslope Brewing Company! This year we brewed a Brut Rose IPA – and it’s amazing! Just for fun there will be Beer Frose as well. (Yes you read that correctly)
Upslope beer flowing:
Upslope x Freshcraft Brut Rose IPA
Upslope Citra Pale
Upslope Pumpkin Ale
Upslope Berliner Weisse w/Guava & Dragon Fruit
Upslope Fresh Hop IPA
Wednesday night is always a good night to “calibrate” for the Great American Beer Festival week with the Upslope Crew.
Â Â Thursday September 20th
Come in and get responsibly calibrated forÂ Great American Beer Festivalweek with us on Thursday 9/20/18 at noon. We will be pouring several delicious beers with low ABVs. Have a couple (or a few) before the GABF sessions start.
Beers to be tapped will include*:
Bierstadt LagerhausÂ Oktoberfest
Bierstadt LagerhausÂ Helles Lager
Skull Mechanix BrewingÂ Wahrsager German Pilsner
Jack’s Abby Craft LagersÂ Copper Legend
The Oozlefinch Craft BreweryÂ Summer Snow Gose
Join us as atÂ FreshcraftÂ during GABF Week as good friends WeldWerks Brewing Company and Boulevard Brewing company reunite for a can’t-miss event. We’ll be tapping BOTH of the collaboration beers they recently made and more!
WeldWerks x Boulevard Imperial Brut IPA brewed at WeldWerks
Boulevard x WeldWerks Hazy IPA brewed at Boulevard
Boulevard Rye on Rye on Rye on Rye
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
WeldWerks Extra Extra Juicy Bits
WeldWerks Achromatic Sâ€™mores.
Spirit Animals: Laid Back Collaboration Ale Tapping 10pm
The party starts after theÂ Great American Beer FestivalÂ session ends with the Spirit Animals tapping at Freshcraft. Once again we’ve gotten together withÂ Ska BrewingÂ &Â Telluride Brewing Co.Â to brew a collaboration beer – this time it’s a Gin & Juice inspired ale that we’re calling Laid Back brewed on the Ska Mod Project system in Durango.
In addition to the collaboration beer we’ll be pouring*:
Ska Rue B. SoHo
Ska Whiskey Sour
Telluride Russell Kelly Pale Ale
Telluride Greensky American Lager
Telluride Tripel Cork
Friday September 21st
Classic Beverage Portfolio Preview 12pm
Roaring Fork Hazy IPA
Roaring ForkÂ Slaughterhouse Lager
SaugatuckÂ NeapolitanÂ Stout
Fort GeorgeÂ Hammock District
Plus Cans of Fort George x Holy Mountain x Modern Times 3-Way IPA
Â Friday Session Pregame with Odell Brewing & Left Hand Brewing 3:30pm
Thinking about heading to theÂ Great American Beer FestivalÂ on Friday 9/21/18? Stop in at Freshcraft ahead of time to pregame withÂ Left Hand Brewing CompanyÂ &Â Odell Brewing Co. No tickets? No problem – the breweries will be giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky guest!*
Whether you are attending session or not we will have some amazing beers to drink from each brewery including**:
Odell Brewing CoÂ Myrcenary
Odell Brewing CoÂ Cloud Catcher Milkshake IPA
Odell Brewing CoÂ Prop Culture
Left Hand Brewing CompanyÂ Wheels Gose ‘Round
Left Hand Brewing CompanyÂ A Blessing & A Curse Double IPA
Left Hand Brewing CompanyÂ Milk Stout Nitro
* No purchase necessary to win tickets, must be present to win
After the GABF session ends on Friday 9/21 join us for some fun withÂ River North Brewery,Â Stone BrewingÂ &Â Station 26 Brewing Co.. We’ll be putting on one of the best after parties in the city – complete with a Craft Beer Celebrity Look Alike contest. Your heroes (and ours) from the craft beer world will be roaming the streets of Denver during GABF week. Dress up as your favorite one and win prizes from the breweries and Freshcraft! Who knows, some of them are likely to be mingling with us at the bar.
Of course the real stars will be the beer – we’ll be pouring beers from each brewery including*:
River North Mountain Haze
River North White
River North 2017 Whiskey Barrel Aged Mr. Sandman
Station 26 Juicy Banger
Station 26 Lemon Ginger Gose
Station 26 Same Day IPA
Stone Tropic of Thunder
Stone Notorious P.O.G.
Saturday September 22nd
Start the Saturday of GABF week off right at the Big Bad Brunch. No tickets necessary, no reservations needed. We will have several brunch options paired with amazing beers fromÂ Epic Brewing CompanyÂ – including Mole Short Ribs and Chilaquiles paired with ’17 Big Bad Baptist.
We’ll also haveÂ Brewed FoodÂ Los Locos Micheladas, plenty of coffee and more.
Planned Tap List*:
Epic Brewing ’17 Big Bad Baptist
Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptista
Epic Brewing Brainless on Guava
Epic Brewing Drama Juice Hazy IPA
Epic Brewing Tart N Juicy Sour IPA
Session â€˜Tweener w/ 4 Noses, Green Flash & Alpine 4pm
After theÂ Great American Beer FestivalÂ Members Only Session ends on Saturday 9/22 and before the evening session starts we’ll be tapping some great beer fromÂ 4 Noses Brewing Company,Â Green Flash Brewing Co.Â &Â Alpine Beer Company.
Beers to be tapped include*:
4 Noses Brewing CompanyÂ +Â Green Flash Brewing Co.Â Collaboration
4 Noses Brewing CompanyÂ Bubblin’ Brut IPA
4 Noses Brewing CompanyÂ Sour Peachapotomus
Green Flash Brewing Co.Â Tropical DNA
Alpine Beer CompanyÂ HFS
The DownTown Wind Down 8pm
Join us as we celebrate another greatÂ Great American Beer FestivalÂ Week in the books. We’ll be doing what we do – serving great food, slinging cocktails and of course pouring some amazing beers.
We’ll be tapping in to beers from several great breweries including (but not necessarily limited to):
La Cumbre Brewing Co.Â
3 Floyds BrewpubÂ
Aslin Beer CompanyÂ
Civil Society Brewing
Commonwealth Brewing CompanyÂ
Russian River Brewing Company
Modern Times BeerÂ
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Let’s have some fun this year!Â Remember, we’ll feed you some great food also.
PS:Â Looking for another great spot to dine in or perhaps have a cocktail?Â Check out our sister restaurant Block & Larder on Tennyson Street, which is just a quick Lyft ride away from the Colorado Convention Center.
*Due to circumstances beyond our control sometimes beers do not arrive or other issues come up so all beers are subject to change at any moment until they are tapped.