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GABF Recap: Four Medals and Abbey Found

For those of you who missed it, our annual pilgrimage to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) landed our brew crew a total of four medals, and resulted in one really lucky guy landing himself an Ultimate Box Set.

GABF Medals:

  • Bronze – Track 8 (Category 14: Experimental Ales and Lagers)
  • Bronze – Hot Rocks Lager (Category 16: Indigenous Beers)
  • Silver – Red Poppy (Category 19: American Style Sour)
  • Gold – Saint’s Devotion (Category 70: Belgian Style Ale)
Our Brew Crew accepting their Awards at GABF

The brew crew accepting awards at GABF. From left: Tomme, Gwen, Charlie Papazian, Gordon (hiding behind Charlie), Matt, Mike (reclining) and Greg

Last Friday, the day before the awards, Tomme posted his thoughts on all the beers we entered. If you didn’t read it, check it out. In hindsight the DOBO was pretty dead on.

Congrats to our whole brew team on an awesome showing (and second highest medal count) at the GABF!

Abbey Got Found

While the brew boys (and girl) were lapping the stage, out in downtown Denver we were playing “The Hunt For Lost Abbey” – a sort of “Where’s Waldo” with craft beer. Players were given clues where to stop to “find Abbey.” if they checked at the right location(s), they had a chance to win Lost Abbey wearables, schwag, and beer. The first to check in at all seven locations and find Abbey, won their very own Ultimate Box Set.

Hunt for Lost Abbey Winner Michael Kearns(L) with “Abbey” (aka our Ryan Tillotson)


Abbey was ultimately “found” first on Saturday afternoon at Falling Rock Tap House, by Denver resident (and future brewer) Michael Kearns. Congratulations to Michael and everyone who played.

And a big note of thanks to our check-in venues who helped us out — The Cheeky Monk, Euclid Hall, Falling Rock, Freshcraft, Lucky Pie and Taphouse, and Star Bar. Make sure to drop by and say hello to them whenever you’re in Denver.

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