Wednesday, September 11, 2013

#GABF Events

The GABF is less than a month away. Aren't you excited? I am.

I got an email from the Great American Beer Festival (actually a guy from the Brewer Association named "Spencer", pretending his name was "Great American Beer Festival"). The email announced that the GABF Beer & Food Pavilion Schedule was out.

It is very possible that it has been out for quite awhile, but this is the first I have looked at it. You can see at the GABF Event Schedule along with what is going on at the "Brewers Studio Pavilion" and other GABF events.

You see, GABF is not just about drinking beer. If you are a beer geek (even if you are not) you can attend presentations.

I always try to attend a few of the talks in the "Beer & Food Pavilion" and in the "Brewers Studio Pavilion". You can read about some of those experiences in some of my previous GABF posts. I have not attended anything in the "Cicerone/You Be the Judge Pavilion", but those sessions look interesting too.

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This year, on Friday October 11, I would like to attend:

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Cicerone Off Flavor Tasting in the Cicerone / You Be the Judge Pavilion.

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm:  West Coast Brew meets Rocky Mountain Burgers in the Beer & Food Pavilion.

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Barrel Aging with Jim Koch in the Brewers Studio Pavilion.

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Big Beers from Little Breweries in the Brewers Studio Pavilion.

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Fred & Ginger – Beer & Food at Home in the Beer & Food Pavilion.

On Saturday October 12, I would like to attend:

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Cicerone Off Flavor Tasting in the Cicerone/You Be the Judge Pavilion (if I don't attend Friday).

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Beyond the Spicy Frontier: New Strategies for Pairing IPAs Perfectly with Food in the Beer & Food Pavilion.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Secrets of Exceptional Beer & Food Pairings in the Beer & Food Pavilion.

Obviously, I won't attend all of the presentations I would like to. I can't be in two places at once. Plus, I will be with my wife who sometimes causes me to be late into "first-come-first-serve" type things. But, I will attend as many of these as seem to make sense when the time comes.

There are actually some I would like to attend Thursday and Saturday nights as well, but since I don't have tickets to those GABF sessions, I can't.

Anyway, if you are attending GABF this year, take some time to look at the GABF Event Schedule. If you are interested, take a little break from the tasting floor and check some of these out.

Go Bears!

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