All About Beer Magazine and Beer Advocate hosted The Inaugural Denver Rare Beer Tasting at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO as a fundraiser for Pints for Prostates.  This amazing event required a special ticket and was held at the Wynkoop Brewing Company.  This fundraiser had and “A list” of Breweries large and small.  Not only was there access to rare beers from some our favorite breweries, but many of the big name brewers and owners of these breweries were there to pour their brews.   Overall it was a great event for an even better cause.

Check out the list below of all the great breweries and beers we had a chance to sample:

Alaskan Brewing Co – ’99 & ’08 Alaskan Smoked Porter
Allagash Brewing Co – Allagash Fluxus 2009
Avery Brewing Co – Voltron Barrel Aged Sour Ale
Boston Beer Co – Samuel Adams Utopias 2009
Bison Brewing Co – Bison Reunion ’09 Double White Ale
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Wild 1
Deschutes Brewing Co – Double Black Butte Porter XXI
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – Raison D’Extra 2006
Foothills Brewing Co – Barrel Aged Total Eclipse Stout
Great Divide Brewing Co – Old Ruffian Barley Wine 2008
Harpoon Brewery – Glacier Harvest ’09 Wet Hop Ale
Highland Brewing Co – Big Butte Smoked Porter
Jolly Pumpkin – Bier de Mars Grand Reserve ’06/’07
Lost Abbey – The Angel’s Share ’09 Brandy Barrel Finish
Michelob Brewing Co – Mich Brett
New Belgium Brewing/Elysian Brewing – Trip II
New Glarus Brewing Co – New Glarus Golden Ale
Odell Brewing Co – Odell Crimson Shenanigans
Oksar Blues Wet-hopped Whiskey Barrel-aged Gordon
Rogue Ales – Rogue John John Hazelnut
Saranac Brewing Co – Saranac Imperial IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co – Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
Stoudts Brewing Co – Stoudts Old Abominable Barleywine ’07
Stone Brewing Co – Stone ’08 Old Guardian Barley Wine
Wynkoop Brewing Co – Wynkoop Barrel Aged Berserker Mead

(thanks to Dave at Fermentedly Challenged for typing up the list!)

We hope you enjoy our video as much as we enjoyed meeting the many brewers and other participants.  Be sure to check out our other videos and blog posts from the Great American Beer Festival including 2009 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO, Day 1 in Denver for the 2009 GABF, Day 2 in Denver at the 2009 GABF, Day 3 in Denver for the 2009 GABF, Day 4 in Denver for the 2009 GABF, 2009 Samuel Adams Longshot American Homebrew Contest, Farm to Table, and Best Dressed of the GABF.  We will see you next time on Here for the Beer.

Tags: Colorado Beer Bars

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  1. Chipper Dave

    That was an amazing event. I sure hope they make this an annual event at the Wynkoop. It was nice to meet you in person there. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Denver.

  2. Saurooon

    Interesting, I`ll quote it on my site later.
    Have a nice day
    Saurooon

  3. ellis,d

    Had a great time, some great beer and good food. Will definetely attend again.
    Dan