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.
Craig Briess with head brewer, Michel Spuesens, of Rusty Rail Brewing Company.
Left, new Briess Division Manager – Brew West, Brian Brandt and Michael Scanzello, Briess Director of Brewing and Distilling.
Dan Burick, Briess Brew Division Manager – Mountain, with the Karbach Brewing Co. Hopadillo.
Penny Pickart, Briess Division Manager – Brew Central, with Jason Perkins, Brewmaster from Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME)
Penny Pickart, Briess Division Manager – Brew Central, with Rob Tod, owner of Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME)
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.
Getting ready for the awards ceremony.
Left, Briess Division Manager – Brew East, Mike Killelea and Briess COO, Ryan O’Toole touring New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO.
Briess’ newest Division Manager for Brew West, Brian Brandt, with Mike Killelea and Mike Scanzello.
Ryan O’Toole (far left) and Brian Brandt (far right) touring New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO, with Chris Holbrook of NBB.
Ryan O’Toole (pictured left) and Brian Brandt (pictured right) touring New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO.
Sharing a drink with brewing celebs like Sam Adam’s Bob Cannon.
One of the many watering holes at the GABF – frequent stops are key.
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.
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.
There is never a shortage of fun and unique outfits at GABF.