Snapshots from GABF

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Craig Briess and Monica Briess with the Brewers of Northwoods Brewpub and Grill in Osseo, WI.

October 6-8 was the 30th Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO, and there was no shortage of beer or catching up with brewing industry friends and colleagues. Here are a few snapshots from the folks at Briess and their time at GABF.

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Craig Briess with head brewer, Michel Spuesens, of Rusty Rail Brewing Company.

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Left, new Briess Division Manager – Brew West, Brian Brandt and Michael Scanzello, Briess Director of Brewing and Distilling.

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Dan Burick, Briess Brew Division Manager – Mountain, with the Karbach Brewing Co. Hopadillo.

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Penny Pickart, Briess Division Manager – Brew Central, with Jason Perkins, Brewmaster from Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME)

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Penny Pickart, Briess Division Manager – Brew Central, with Rob Tod, owner of Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME)

Left to right: Dan Burick (Briess) Tony Hansen, Head Brewer at Short's Brewing Company, Penny Pickart (Briess) Ryan O'Toole (Briess) Joe Short, CEO/Creative Engineer at Short's Brewing Company.

Left to right: Dan Burick (Briess) Scott Newman-Bale, Partner and Vice-President at Short’s Brewing Company, Penny Pickart (Briess) Ryan O’Toole (Briess) Joe Short, CEO/Creative Engineer at Short’s Brewing Company.

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Getting ready for the awards ceremony.

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Left, Briess Division Manager – Brew East, Mike Killelea and Briess COO, Ryan O’Toole touring New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO.

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Briess’ newest Division Manager for Brew West, Brian Brandt, with Mike Killelea and Mike Scanzello.

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Ryan O’Toole (far left) and Brian Brandt (far right) touring New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO, with Chris Holbrook of NBB.

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Ryan O’Toole (pictured left) and Brian Brandt (pictured right) touring New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO.

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Sharing a drink with brewing celebs like Sam Adam’s Bob Cannon.

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One of the many watering holes at the GABF – frequent stops are key.

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At the 2015 GABF, Dad & Dude Breweria released the “World’s First Cannabis Infused Craft Beer” and they’re at it again with their General Washington’s Secret Stash.

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CEO and Brewmaster of Destihl Brewery, Matt Potts, serving up some of his award winning beer. This year at GABF Matt and his team took Silver in the Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer category for their Saint Dekkera Reserve Sour: Framboise.

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There is never a shortage of fun and unique outfits at GABF.

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