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Frank Haataja meets the team at Roets Jordan Brewery, a Jordan, Minnesota-based craft beer brewery We took another trip out to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. We covered our three-day excursion through a series of diary posts and great conversations with problem-solvers. Read my diary to find out what beers I enjoyed, which ones I was most surprised by, and which Minnesota breweries took medals home.

What are BottleKeepers and How Well Do They Work?

  For all a beer bottle's charm, the glass vessel brings with it inherent dangers that force drinkers to be more careful than they'd rather...
A glass of Alaskan Amber beer with a slider at Henry's Tavern in Denver, Colorado

Alaskan Brewing’s Andy Kline on Husky IPA, the History of Alaskan Amber

At a pre-party before the Great American Beer Festival, Alaskan Brewing Company put drinkers on notice: Husky IPA, originally released in February as a...
Two members of Odd Side Ales, a Michigan-based craft beer brewery, at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado

Great American Beer Festival Diary: Day 3

At 9:15 a.m. Saturday, I'm back at the Great American Beer Festival grounds. The awards ceremony is about to begin BUT FIRST, we've a...
Frank Haataja's media pass for the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado

Great American Beer Festival Diary: Day 2

I wake to the sound of a cat. It's 3:30 a.m., Friday. I try to go back to sleep and fail. The Plan was to be...