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The Big One in Denver

By William Brand
Thursday, September 28th, 2006 at 9:49 am in Uncategorized.

DENVER – It’s the 25th annual running of what has finally lived up to its press agent name: The Great American Beer Festival. It’s truly a big deal: A thousand and a half beers , or more – beers from craft brewers across America in a convention hall, nearly as large as one of the Moscone Center halls in San Francisco.

Unlike, Moscone, the Colorado Convention Center will be filled with beer this week. The three public sessions are tonight (Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006), Friday night and Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. If you’re into statistics, go here.The cost is $40 tonight, $45 for the other sessions. Expect a crowd, like 20,000 people a night or something like that.

But there’s a lot more to the GABF than the public sessions. This has become a big reunion for brewers and for fans of good beer. So there are events taking place non-stop and hotels and taverns and brewpubs across town.

If you’re reading this blog and have ideas or suggestions during the GABF, drop me an email:
More later.

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