Originally Posted by ChicagoRy
Anyone else going to GABF here?
Went to GABF yesterday, went to What the Funk, a barrel-aged only primarily sours festival today.
At GABF some highlights for me were Deschutes, Russian River, Bruery, Three Floyd's DIPAs. From CO and been to GABF 5 times now, so as a tip, DO NOT try to go to every brewery on your list. Pick a style, or region that you don't have good access to and stick with them. I probably didn't even get to 1/2 of what i wanted to and I ran out of time (and capacity to take more alcohol).
What the Funk was probably the better festival. At its peak it was more crowded per capita, but mostly the pours were much bigger and everything was a hit. The best breweries for me were Cascade, AC Golden (now owned by Coors, but everything they make sour is fantastic), Hill Farmstead (only brewery to sell out of beers, which they did in 1 hour), Yazoo, and Crooked Stave. I had never had Yazoo before today, but was very impressed by their Tropical Stranger.