Great American Beer Festival 2016

The Great American Beer Festival is nigh upon us and we couldn’t be more excited! 3 days, 800 breweries and 3,800 beers plus of course the competition. For all of us beer crazies, it doesn’t get much better. We’ll be in booth O26 and since you’ll surely have to prioritize where you spend your GABF time, here are a couple reasons to stop by.

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Mile High Club

Something new this year is our very own GABF Mile High Club. We’ll have a limited supply of these merit badges so make sure to get to the booth early and join the club..

GABF Pour List

Cucumber Kolsch

  • 5.4% ABV
  • 15 IBU

crooked-bridge-ckPrepare for a journey to the land of quaffability. Our Cucumber Kolsch is brewed with pure German Pilsner malt, fresh Cucumber and Coconut waters and the delicate caress of the finest German noble hops. Whether you’re relaxing at the beach or in your backyard, make the experience complete with this fine refreshing ale. From our hands to yours, enjoy the best nature has to offer.

  • Silver Medal 2016 West Coast Invitational Specialty Beers category
  • Gold Medal 2016 Amador County Fair Fruit Beers category
  • Gold Medal 2016 California State Fair

Stella Blue

  • 6.0% ABV
  • 10 IBU

Stella Blue CAlambicPart of the CAlambic series, Stella Blue is an American Sour Ale aged for one year in wine barrels with local blueberries, strawberries and rhubarb. Stella Blue was the first place Gold Medal winner at the 2015 California State Fair commercial craft beer competition. The delicate flavors of the springtime fruit are enhanced by the crisp tartness of the beers finish.

  • Gold Medal 2015 California State Fair
  • Gold Medal 2016 California State Fair
  • Gold Medal 2016 West Coast Invitational Wheat/Saison/Belgian/Sour category
  • Silver Medal 2016 West Coast Invitational Best of Show
  • Silver Medal 2016 Amador County Fair
  • Gold Medal 2016 North American Brewers Association

Ramble On Rose CAlambic

Ramble on Rose

  • 6.0% ABV
  • 10 IBU

Part of the CAlambic series, Ramble on Rose was aged in used wine barrels for 12 months with locally grown blueberries, rose buds, rosehips and pink peppercorns. Refreshingly tart and crisp with flavors of berries and the aroma of the American Beauty rose.

Aphotic

  • 9.2% ABV
  • 38 IBU

aphotic cat sliderFormally defined as the depths in water beyond which less than one percent of sunlight penetrates. Aphotic is a beer with a very dark side. Just one sip and you will understand the true depths of its darkness as the deep, luxurious layers of malt rich-ness tantalize and tease your taste buds.

  • Bronze Medal GABF 2014 Imperial Porter Category
  • 2015 Good Foods Award Winner
  • 2016 Good Foods Award Finalist
  • Bronze Medal 2016 West Coast Invitational Mild, Porters and Stouts category

Campfire Stout

  • 6.5% ABV
  • 39 IBU

cs-nitroStout brewed with graham crackers, molasses with natural flavor added. Campfire Stout evokes fond memories of wilderness and camping adventures. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow will leave you wanting s’more. Like any campfire experience, this beer is best shared with a warm circle of family and friends.

  • Gold Medal GABF 2014 Specialty Beer Category
  • Gold Medal 2016 California State Fair
  • Gold Medal 2014 California State Fair