Join us for our 20th Great American Beer Festival!! It’s hard to believe it has been that long since Chris and Steve opened the doors on the Rock for the biggest beer festival around.
In true Falling Rock Fashion we will be kicking off the week right on Monday, October 3rd when the countdown clock reaches 00:00:00 at 5pm! 22 Awesome beers will be tapped into, launching us into the most wonderful week of the year.
The first of these 22 beers is a special one to us. For the 3rd year in a row, Chris and Beth went up to Upslope Brewing’s Lee Hill facility to brew with Charlie, Sam and Luke from Upslope. CJ, long-time (she was the first hire!!) employee of Falling Rock also came along and brewed her first beer! Upslope/FR Tropical Pale is an easy-drinking 5% pale ale hopped with Motueka, Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin.
The second of the 22 beers is also special in its unique way: brewed at Spangalang Brewery in Five Points with Austin and Taylor (formerly of Great Divide) and Falling Rock bartender Bryan (yes, that Bryan, CJ’s Husband!) this is one special brew. Bryan’s first brew ever, A Fortnight in France (also Chris’ favorite modern jazz album by Patricia Barber) is a double IPA aged on French Oak spirals for two weeks and comes in around 8% abv. Hence the name….
Chris also has spent weeks (months in some cases) picking beers to tap on our Rotating Tap List of 20 unique handles.
and many more! Since Chris is still in the cellar looking for some awesome vintage prizes, you’ll have to stay tuned for more details or just come on down and be surprised!
Courtesy of Melvin Brewing, this is the Ultimate IPA Showdown for GABF 2016! 10 East Coast IPAs face off against 10 West Coast IPAs in our parking lot bar.
Lawson’s- Sip of Sunshine/ 8% ABV, 65 IBU
Maine Beer Co- Lunch/ 7% ABV, 62 IBU
Two Roads- Two Juicy/ 8.1% ABV, 60 IBU
Kane- Head High/ 6.5% ABV, 80 IBU
Carton- East Coast DIPA/ 8% ABV, 80 IBU
New England Beer Co- G Bot/ 8.8% 85 IBU
Single Cut- Bon Bon 2xTNT/ 8.2%, 140 IBU
3 Floyds- Dreadnaught/ 9.5% ABV, 100 IBU
Wicked Weed- Juiceless/ 7.7% ABV, 65 IBU
Creature Comforts- Tropicalia/ 6.5% ABV, 65 IBU
Fort George/Barley Brown/Melvin- 3 Way IPA/ 7.4% ABV, 65 IBU
Beachwood- Amalgamator/ 7.1% ABV, 100 IBU
Societe- The Pupil/ 7.7% ABV, 80 IBU
Faction- Hop Soup/ 8.5% ABV, 75 IBU
Breakside- Back to the Future/ 6.6% ABV, 55 IBU
Crux- Gimme Mo/ 6.2% ABV, 50 IBU
Boneyard- Notorious/ 11.8% ABV, 80 IBU
La Cumbre- Project Dank/ 7.6% ABV, 100 IBU
Cannonball Creek- Project Alpha 10/ 7.2% ABV, 70 IBU
Comrade- Superdamp/ 7% ABV, 100 IBU