Each year I’ve visited the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, I try to come back with some sort of story for my recap that’s more than just “beer good, this one lemony” for 2,000 words.
For our third annual pilgrimage to Denver, we again recorded mere hours after the closing of GABF from our hotel room to recap the fest, share some interviews, and drink even more beer. We review beers from Weldwerks, Odd13, and Copper Kettle with some help from MC Johnsen
Ah, you think Darkness is your ally? Well, it is! Anticipating this year’s big release day, we drink a vertical-plus of Surly’s special release Russian Imperial Stout, and we’re briefly joined by lead brewer Ben Smith to talk about what makes Darkness what it is.
If you haven’t heard of Triptych yet, you’re not alone – at least for now. On the edge of the University of Illinois campus, this brewery is making a variety of stellar beers – and we’ve got five to taste for this episode plus an interview with founder/owner/brewer Anthony Benjamin.