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Raise Your Anchor in the Rockies: GABF 2015

Just over a week after we packed up the taps and the rest of our gear to head back to San Fransicso, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2015 edition of the Great American Beer Festival. With over 3,500 beers poured by over 750 breweries, this… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Saturday, September 26, 2015

Session 2 of the Great American Beer Festival kicked off Friday evening with the traditional bagpipe and drum corps procession through the festival. The Friday session at GABF is typically a bit more “lively,” and this year did not disappoint. Festival attendees were invited to take part in a costume contest, and a number of creative costumes made… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Friday, September 25, 2015

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival opened Thursday evening in downtown Denver with thousands of craft beer enthusiasts enjoying over 3,500 beers from 750+ craft breweries. The Anchor crew was ready to pour, awaiting the masses inside the Colorado Convention Center. The doors opened to the public, and the Anchor brews were flowing fast and… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bob Brewer and his co-pilot John hit the road from San Francisco earlier this week for our annual road trip to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. The rest of the crew joined them on Wednesday and began setting up for the festivities. With the setup complete, the kegs are now chilling and we’re… read entire article

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On the Road with Anchor – Part 1: From the Early Days to GABF

Bob Brewer takes you on the road for a three-part series of craft beer adventures. Beer fests, whisky fests, special events, trade shows and promos. Even a music festival or two. Anchor does them all. Whether they are nearby or somewhere else across the country, it takes some logistics to bring it together. When I… read entire article

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Today at GABF – October 4, 2014

Anchor brews flowed early and often as Day 2 of the Great American Beer Festival got underway. Friday evening is typically one of the livelier sessions, and this group of pirates kept the tradition alive. Bob Brewer is a fan of all things handmade, and Short’s Brewing Company’s unique tasting bar, built with recycled materials from a… read entire article

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Today at GABF – October 3, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Great American Beer Festival opened Thursday evening with thousands of craft beer enthusiasts enjoying over 3,500 beers from 700+ craft breweries. There were smiles all around as the beer started flowing at 5:30 sharp at the Anchor booth. While we certainly enjoy pouring Anchor brews for festival visitors, we’re also happy to… read entire article

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Today at GABF – October 2, 2014

Bob Brewer and co-pilot, John (also navigation and logistics technician), hit the road earlier this week for our annual road trip from San Francisco to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the Great American Beer Festival. The rest of the crew joined them in Denver on Wednesday and began preparing for the festivities. The setup is now… read entire article

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Great American Beer Festival 2013

It’s been just over a week since we disconnected the taps, packed up our gear, and headed back to San Francisco following the 2013 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. As always, good times were had by all, and of course, plenty of beer was poured. We thought it would be fun to take a… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Saturday, October 12

So this happened… The lively crowd at Friday’s session of the Great American Beer Festival showed up thirsty. We poured through eleven kegs of Anchor brews – from Anchor Steam to Zymaster No. 5. Yes, you read that correctly. If you stopped by the Anchor booth at GABF yesterday, you had a chance to try… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Friday, October 11

It was a full house at the Colorado Convention Center as the 2013 Great American Beer Festival kicked off with Session 1 Thursday evening. Thousands of craft beer enthusiasts from around the country and beyond descended on downtown Denver to enjoy 3,100 beers from over 600 U.S. breweries. Before the session started, Brewers Association President… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Thursday, October 10

  Our annual road trip from San Francisco to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains for the Great American Beer Festival wrapped up with Bob Brewer and John – the navigation and logistics technician – arriving in Denver on Tuesday. The rest of the crew arrived in town on Wednesday, and it was time to get ready for… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Saturday, October 13

It was another sold-out session on Day 2 of the Great American Beer Festival, with thousands of craft beer enthusiasts on hand to sample over 2,700 beers at the Colorado Convention Center. Continuing the theme from Thursday’s session, there were plenty of creative costumes among the crowd, adding to the festive atmosphere at the Anchor… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Friday, October 12

Craft beer lovers from far and wide converged on the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver for Day 1 of the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Beer is social, and friends new and old stopped by the Anchor Brewing booth to Raise an Anchor and share thoughts and stories about craft beer. We kicked off… read entire article

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Today at GABF – Thursday, October 11

Excitement was in the air as we arrived in Denver for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Our gear was loaded into the Colorado Convention Center and the setup process began. The hard part is done. Now it’s time to enjoy some Anchor brews! Here’s what we’ll be pouring at Day 1 of GABF: Anchor… read entire article

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