GABF 2010 – Sneak Peak Part 4
We caught up with many brewers this week, and wanted to find out their involvement in The Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Here are there responses to these questions:
1. What kind of presence will you have at GABF?
2. What beers will you be sending for the festival?
3. What beers will you be entering for judging and in what category?
We will have 4 of our beers there: Buffalo Sweat, Oasis, Tallgrass Ale, and
Tallgrass IPA. We will have a booth, and my wife and I will be there
serving beers. We are entering these 4, in Sweet Stout, American IPA,
English Mild, and American Pale Ale respectively.
We don’t do the GABF – we’ve been a couple times… but not as Cape Cod Beer. We don’t compete. Its a crowded field of common styles of highly drinkable beers ( which is what we make) so competing is expensive and not high on our list ( I guess)
We have intentionally limited the distribution of our products to basically our own back yard. we self distribute so we can make sure all our beer is kept and stored cold, providing for the freshest product possible.
We do not do events that are not in our distribution area.. because all it does is create demand we have no intention of satisfying.
We learned this the last time we did a RI event…This sounds strange to some.. but it has always been our mission to be about “the beer” and about quality of life for us and our employees.. We are a happy, healthy, profitable 6 year old small business…whose demand in our own local market still exceeds our ever-growing capacity….so I guess its working so far!
Great Lakes Brewing Company is a Featured Brewery Sponsor of GABF. We will have a 10’x10′ endcap display and will be pouring the following beers:
– Rackhouse Ale (also being judged – I believe as a strong ale)
– Commodore Perry IPA (also being judged as an India Pale Ale)
– Christmas Ale
– Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
– Blackout Stout (also being judged as a Russian Imperial Stout)
– Rye of the Tiger
At this time we are not going to be going to be sending any beers to the
These are the beers we are pouring at GABF! J We have the same mack-daddy double end booth so we can pour double the normal beers – 10!! And we have Berliner, Eric’s, Belgo and Helles for those who’ve never tried them- yummy!
1. Fat Tire Amber Ale
2. Ranger IPA
3. Abbey Belgian Style Ale
4. Trippel Belgian Style Ale
5. Hoptober Golden Ale
6. Imperial Berlinerweiss
7. Eric’s Ale
8. La Folie Sour Brown Ale
9. Hagdorn’s Helles
10. Belgo IPA
Pro-Am Booth- Partially Blonde (Belgian-Style Blonde Single)
Colorado Brewer’s Guild Booth- Mothership Wit
Pints for Prostate – Rare Beer Tasting- Tart Lychee
1. We will have a booth that will be representing both the HE’BREW and Coney Island Brands along with several events the week prior leading up to the festival.
2. Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A., Rejewvenator: Year of the Concord Grape, Jewbelation 14, Albino Python, Human Blockhead, Mermaid Pilsner
3. Albino Python, Human Blockhead, RIPA on RYE, Jewbelation 14
Thursday We are pouring John John Hazelnut Brown Ale at the
Oregon Brewers Guild booth at GABF
Friday We are pouring 21 Ale, a one-time only beer brewed this year to
celebrate 21 different beers we have made for the last 21 years of the
Oregon Brewers’ Festival
Thursday & Friday- we are participating in the Farm to Table Pavillion
at GABF (separate ticket required, sold out) pouring Chocolate Stout and
Juniper Pale Ale
GABF Beers: Old Crustacean, Double Chocolate Stout, Maierfest,
Chatoe OREgasmic, Morimoto Soba Ale
We have entered more than a dozen beers for the contest, fingers
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