The Art of GABF: Planning Your Tasting Adventure

For the past three years, the Brewer’s Association has created an app (for Apple and Android platforms), specifically for the Great American Beer Festival experiences. This year is no different, BUT, the app is all new and the best one we’ve used yet! To download the app, click here. With hundreds of breweries and thousands…

The Art of GABF: Costuming to Win

Don’t Forget to Bring Your Flair to GABF! If you’re headed to the Great American Beer Festival this week, you might want to consider donning a COSTUME. Show off your beer-loving flair at the festival on Thursday and Friday nights and be entered to win the “Best Attendee Costume” Award. You can dress up by…

Inky Beer Rocks Press Passes at GABF 2014

To all of our faithful Inky Beer readers, thank you! Because of your readership and love of craft beer and art, Dr. B and I were rewarded Press Passes for this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF). We’ll be posting on the following topics, so stay tuned and invite your friends to join in on…

Scenes From GABF 2013: Friday and Saturday Sessions

The fun just kept happening! Pre-GABF-ing at Prost Brewing and Crooked Stave People, Ink, and Costumes Standing in line, Mid-GABF-ing at City O’ City, and Hanging with Deschutes “Woody” Beers Aplenty Hope to see you in 2014, all! Now, back to our regularly scheduled Inky Beer posts… Save

Inky Beer Reviewz GABF Skillz

Click on the titles below to brush up on your skillz before entering the festival. Have fun, beer fest like a pro, drink up, and be safe! Before you leave home: How to make a “pretzel necklace”   Outside the festival: How to pass time waiting in line to enter the festival   Inside the…

Scenes from GABF 2013: Thursday Night Session

Hey all! I survived working my first GABF night, had some amazing beer, and met some wonderful people. Cheers to GABF Day 2 and here are some photo treasures from Day 1. If you’re in town, please feel free to stop by the Epic booth(s) or the new Epic taproom in Denver. I’d love to…

Win 2013 GABF Tickets from Chillsner and Inky Beer at Epic Brewing Denver

Thanks to Chillsner by Corkcicle, the official sponsor of the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, Inky Beer will raffle off THREE ticket packages. Each package contains TWO tickets (to either Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night’s fest), TWO Chillsners, as well as some Epic Brewing and Inky Beer swag for our lucky winners. What is a…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 3

On this day in 2005, Mississippi’s Sun Herald newspaper reported that beer, gas, and cigarettes were the most valued items to barter with during hurricane Katrina. After the massive hurricane gave a lashing to the lower coasts of the United States, cash became useless. One could trade “beer for cigarettes or cigarettes for beer”. If…

Inky Beer Factoid: July 30

On this day in 2013, tickets to the famous Great American Beer Festival go on sale for those with an American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership (Dr. B and I have been members for 2 years!).   The AHA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to promoting and protecting amateur and professional craft brewers. The AHA…

Inky Beer’s Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Beer-Lovin’ Dad

Happy 1-week until Father’s Day, Inky Beer readers. Hopefully we have some fathers on here! (Disclaimer: if someone who loves you gets you a gift from here, act surprised and know you have someone with AMAZING taste in your life.) If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your beer-lovin’ Dad, then look…

Ink: Great American Beer Festival

Dr. B and I were on the lookout for unique ink at the Great American Beer Festival, and thanks to these two gentlemen from College Park, MD, we found some beautiful tattoos. This sassy feline belong to John. John’s favorite beer at the GABF is anything from Firestone Walker Brewing. This classic sleeve belongs to…