Freshcraft GABF Events 2018

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It’s Time For The Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival Is Here!  Check out all of our events below.  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.  Hope to see you here!

Don’t forget the crazy amounts of rotating beers that we tap during this week every year.  You can find out what we currently have on draft right here on our site.

Monday September 17th 6pm

TRVE & Freshcraft Launch High Plains Beer Distribution

Join us as we kick of the Great American Beer Festival week with some very special friends! TRVE Brewing 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 Brewing Cold
TRVE Brewing Solid Hex
Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room Cold Pressed
Alvarado Street Brewery & Tasting Room Mai Tai IPA
J. Wakefield Brewing Frank White
J. Wakefield Brewing Haterade
Great Notion Brewing Mandela
Scratch Brewing Company Sour Cedar
Three Taverns Craft Brewery 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 at Freshcraft.

Tuesday September 18th

Jameson Caskmates & Friends 6pm

Join us on Tuesday 9/18 for some great whiskey and beer! We will have beer from Great Divide Brewing Co. , Revolution Brewing & Green Flash Brewing Co. – all partners in the Jameson Irish Whiskey 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 Brewing Anti Hero
Revolution Brewing Cafe Deth
Great Divide Brewing Co. The Smoothness
Great Divide Brewing Co. Hazy IPA
Great Divide Brewing Co. Yeti

Green Flash Brewing Co. West Coast IPA
Green Flash Brewing Co. Barrel Aged Blonde
Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious
also pouring from bottles of Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition


Wednesday September 19th

Upslope Collaboration Tapping Party 7pm

Join us at our annual GABF Week tapping party with 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.

  Thursday September 20th

Pre Sessions Session 12pm

Come in and get responsibly calibrated for 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 Lagerhaus Oktoberfest
Bierstadt Lagerhaus Helles Lager
Skull Mechanix Brewing Wahrsager German Pilsner
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers Copper Legend
The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery Summer Snow Gose

Boulevard and WeldWerks Collaboration Tap Takeover 3pm

Join us as at Freshcraft 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 S’mores.

Spirit Animals: Laid Back Collaboration Ale Tapping 10pm

The party starts after the Great American Beer Festival session ends with the Spirit Animals tapping at Freshcraft. Once again we’ve gotten together with Ska Brewing & Telluride Brewing Co. 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 Oktoberfest
Ska Whiskey Sour
Telluride Russell Kelly Pale Ale
Telluride Greensky American Lager
Telluride Tripel Cork

Friday September 21st

Classic Beverage Portfolio Preview 12pm

On Tap:
Roaring Fork Hazy IPA
Roaring Fork Slaughterhouse Lager

Saugatuck Neapolitan Stout
Fort George Hammock District
Plus Cans of Fort George x Holy Mountain x Modern Times 3-Way IPA

 Friday Session Pregame with Odell Brewing & Left Hand Brewing 3:30pm

Thinking about heading to the Great American Beer Festival on Friday 9/21/18? Stop in at Freshcraft ahead of time to pregame with Left Hand Brewing Company & 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 Co Myrcenary
Odell Brewing Co Cloud Catcher Milkshake IPA
Odell Brewing Co Prop Culture
Left Hand Brewing Company Wheels Gose ‘Round
Left Hand Brewing Company A Blessing & A Curse Double IPA
Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout Nitro

* No purchase necessary to win tickets, must be present to win

Heroes of Craft Beer 10pm

After the GABF session ends on Friday 9/21 join us for some fun with River North Brewery, Stone Brewing & 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.
Stone Fear.Movie.Lions

Saturday September 22nd

Big Bad Brunch with Epic Brewing 11am

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 from Epic Brewing Company – including Mole Short Ribs and Chilaquiles paired with ’17 Big Bad Baptist.

We’ll also have Brewed Food 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 ‘Tweener w/ 4 Noses, Green Flash & Alpine 4pm

After the Great American Beer Festival Members Only Session ends on Saturday 9/22 and before the evening session starts we’ll be tapping some great beer from 4 Noses Brewing Company, Green Flash Brewing Co. & Alpine Beer Company.

Beers to be tapped include*:
4 Noses Brewing Company + Green Flash Brewing Co. Collaboration
4 Noses Brewing Company Bubblin’ Brut IPA
4 Noses Brewing Company Sour Peachapotomus
Green Flash Brewing Co. Tropical DNA
Alpine Beer Company HFS

The DownTown Wind Down 8pm

Join us as we celebrate another great Great American Beer Festival 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. 

3 Floyds Brewpub 

Aslin Beer Company 

Civil Society Brewing

Commonwealth Brewing Company 

Russian River Brewing Company

Modern Times Beer 

Hopworks Urban Brewery


Let’s have some fun this year!  Remember, we’ll feed you some great food also.


PS:  Looking for another great spot to dine in or perhaps have a cocktail?  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.