2016 unOfficial Kickoff to GABF!! @ Falling Rock Tap House
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 2:00 am

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.

River North

Black Bottle

Firestone Walker

De Proef

Lost Abbey

Russian River

Wicked Weed

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!

Jolly Pumpkin Tapping @ Falling Rock Tap House
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jolly Pumpkin Tapping @ Falling Rock Tap House | Denver | Colorado | United States

Our first Brewery event of the year brings kegs of



and Forgotten Tales of the Lost Gypsy S1 V2

Shorts Brewing and Starcut Ciders Tapping @ Falling Rock Tap House
Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shorts Brewing and Starcut Ciders Tapping @ Falling Rock Tap House | Denver | Colorado | United States

We’re thrilled to be celebrating the GABF with Shorts Brewing and their Starcut Ciders! For this special tapping we will have

Huma Lupa Licious

Soft Parade

Melt My Brain

Dan’s Pink Skirt

Spruce Pilsner

And from Starcut,



and Phuzz

IPA All Star Showdown @ Falling Rock Tap House Parking Lot Bar
Oct 5 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 6 @ 1:00 am
IPA All Star Showdown @ Falling Rock Tap House Parking Lot Bar | Denver | Colorado | United States

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.

East Coast:
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

West Coast:
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

Full Sail Tapping @ Falling Rock Tap House
Oct 5 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Full Sail Tapping @ Falling Rock Tap House | Denver | Colorado | United States

Full Sail is back with Fresh Hops and a something special to warm you up!

8lb Pale Fresh Hop Ale

Imperial Bourbon Stout

Vintage Imperial Bourbon Stout (Black Gold!!)

Nebraska Brewing Tapping
Oct 5 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 12:00 am
Nebraska Brewing Tapping

Nebraska is bringing some special things to Colorado for GABF this year. We’ll be winding up off our Wednesday night with

Attack of the 50′ Brunette

Sexy Betty

Tart Saison

Melange a Trois

and their brand new Pilsner