GABF Pro-Am Qualifying Selections
Elliott Bay Brewing Company – Matt Smith's Cascadian Brown Ale, American Brown Ale
Elliott Bay Brewing Company – Keith Bradley's RIP Stout, Russian Imperial Stout – 2013 GABF Selection
Elysian Brewing Company – Ben Bottoms' Squashes Me with Fear, Spice, Herb, Smoked Squash Brown Ale
Harmon Brewing Company – Jim Dunlap's Imperial India Rye Ale
Naked City Brewing Company – Mike Ritzer's Thorny Gose, Blackberry Gose
Silver City Brewery - Jonathan Permen's Denise's Kolsch
So the Smoked Squash strikes again!! And really it shouldn't be much of a surprise that if any brewer was going to choose it, Elysian would be the one. They've been brewing a wide variety of pumpkin beers for years and put on the annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, which has become the premier pumpkin festival featuring creative beers from around the country.
Details yet to be figured out, but Brandon and I will get to brew a scaled up recipe at one of the Elysian locations. It will be on draft a few times around town at local Pro-Am events and then submitted to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver in October as part of the National Pro-Am Competition. Woot!!!
And three cheers for Colin and his impressive 3rd place finish in the Bert Grant Competition!!