Great American Beer Festival 2015 – Go Big or Go Home

GABF Photo © Brewers Association

GABF Photo © Brewers Association

Great American Beer Festival 2015

Another Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is in the books.  I attended, I conquered and well, I can’t wait until next year.  This year’s festival was huge!  I have been in years past and seemed to navigate my way around an already big setup, but this year I was like a 3 year old kid lost at Disney World.

Of course being the prepared beer connoisseur that I am, I prepared my plan of attack for the Saturday afternoon American Homebrewers Association members only session.  A plan is necessary especially with over 3,800 beers being poured and hundreds of breweries.

Well, let’s just say that my plan of attack was working great until about 2 hours in.  Then I just gave up and let the spirit move me to find some great beers from both well known and new-to-me breweries.

Some of my favorites that stuck out were

I was able to hang out with some of my fellow Liquid Poets Homebrew Club members, make some new friends, meet the one and only Beer Wench and drink some fantastic beer.  Below are a few pictures of my time at the 2015 GABF.  Here is to the 2016 Great American Beer Festival!  Cheers!

 

About Hermen

Good Beer For All! Now is the time to kick the light fizzy stuff to the curb and embrace craft beer. A transplant to the Rocky Mountains (from Michigan aka the high five of america) and loving every moment....and the beer. I'm a HopHead but like to dabble in a little bit of everything. So let's drink and tell.

Favorite Beers: Founders Centennial IPA, Odell IPA and Myrcenary DIPA, Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, Founders Breakfast Stout and of course my homebrews.
Favorite Style: IPA

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