GABF collaboration Brew Given to Medal Winners
Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado recently hosted other Colorado craft
brewers to jointly brew a special beer, sponsored by the Colorado Brewers
Guild, created specifically for this week’s Great American Beer Festival.
The result: “Porter’s Pride,” an imperial porter brewed with 200 pounds of
dark chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. “What makes this beer
unique,” says Steve Kurowski, Marketing Director for the Guild, “is that it
was brewed by brewers for brewers.
A 22-oz bottle of Porter’s Pride was be given to medalists in each of 84
categories at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony Saturday, October
13. The public was able to taste Porter’s Pride after it is simultaneously
tapped at 1:00 p.m. Saturday (after the awards ceremony) at Denver Breckenridge
“We had a lot of fun brewing Porter’s Pride,” recalls Todd Usry, Brewmaster and
Director of Brewing Operations for Breckenridge Brewery. “We had about 25
brewers in our brewery that day – an incredible gathering of talent. I think
everyone enjoyed chipping in and hanging out.”
The name of the beer, Porter’s Pride, honors Danny Williams, cellar master for
the Brewers Association, who passed away in January. Among other monumental
responsibilities, Williams collected and organized the several thousand beer
entries each year for the festival.
The Great American Beer Festival, presented by the Brewers Association and
hosted annually in Denver, started yesterday. It draws 49,000 attendees over the
course of 3 days. Attendees have access to more than 2,200 different beers for
tasting, and more than 500 breweries share their craft.
Colorado Brewers Guild
The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) is a non-profit trade association promoting the
Colorado craft brewing industry. With 139 Colorado craft breweries and counting,
CBG provides information for Colorado beer lovers, and promotes Colorado craft
breweries by advocating positive public policy for Colorado craft beer. For more
information, visit www.coloradobeer.org, or call 303.507.7664.
About Breckenridge Brewery
Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past
two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 1,000-barrel-a-year
brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the
nation. It now handcrafts 41,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and
operates five brewpubs and ales houses in the state of Colorado. Visit http://www.breckbrew.com
for more information.