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Best thing about GABF?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Never been to the GABF. But it's on my bucket list. What's the best part of being at the GABF?!!!
     
  2. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Crossing it off the bucket list so you can finally go to other festivals that aren't ruined.
     
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  3. darkyellowsky

    darkyellowsky Zealot (90) Arizona Oct 8, 2012

    It is literally a four day party, put on by the entire city of Denver, and Ft. Collins, and Boulder. A lot of great people, in a good mood, and enjoying the awesomeness that is Northern Colorado. Went for the first time this past GABF and I will try to make it every year from now on. You need to go.
     
  4. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Sorry to hear that. What happened to the GABF?
     
  5. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,160) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Verified

    The beer?
     
  6. The party vibe. It's a great time.
     
  7. dckepley

    dckepley Savant (375) Iowa Aug 13, 2006

    The anticipation of the whole festival in general...then walking up the stairway to beer heaven. The rest is history:)
     
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  8. jwjon1

    jwjon1 Savant (470) Delaware Jan 14, 2007 Verified

    Hanging out with the BMC crowd in suits and ties.
     
  9. shuntstout

    shuntstout Aficionado (245) New Mexico Apr 2, 2010 Verified

    not waiting in line! haha
     
  10. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Massive amounts of beer. If you go, go with a few days to mess around Denver and boulder. The town is electric and epic beer is everywhere.
     
  11. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (605) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    Did you kick them in the kneecaps and get high fives by everyone else in attendances.
     
  12. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Savant (280) Maryland May 23, 2007

    I went as a vendor, two years ago. It was the best festival I have ever attended. There is nothing that comes close. It's usually Denver beer well too. Go! Get your tickets now and your room, yesterday!
    Cheers
     
  13. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (550) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

  14. djrn2

    djrn2 Poobah (1,205) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009 Verified

    Very true. You will be overwhelmed. There it to much to do and to much to drink in such a short amount of time.
     
  15. teal

    teal Aficionado (195) Wisconsin May 3, 2012

    What's the better event?

    GABF or NHC?
     
  16. Jaycase

    Jaycase Champion (910) Illinois Jan 13, 2007 Verified

    No doubt getting the "I went to GABF and alll I got was this lousy t-shirt" t-shirt.
     
  17. frazbri

    frazbri Advocate (695) Ohio Oct 29, 2003

    The sheer number of beers and breweries at GABF is amazing, but I think the side events make it worth going.
     
  18. GABF blows every other fest out of the water... including but not limited to all the Alstom Bros events.