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It’s Not Just Beer, and it’s not Just a Beer Fest

gabf2by Nellie Montgomery, Party Architect and Co-Founder of Big Texas Beer Fest

Every year, Chad and I attend the Great American Beer Festival. It is where our discussions of Big Texas Beer Fest originated from. We purchase tickets as ordinary festival-goers, we plan our Denver trip around the four sessions, we make notes on which breweries we want to hit while we are there.

The morning of the festival, we order a pancake flight from Snooze, we pound all the water we can, and we make our walk to the Denver Convention Center. It’s become a tradition, and we don’t plan on breaking tradition any time soon. GABF, much like our Big Texas Beer Fest, has become a part of our lives. Continue reading

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Peticolas Takes Gold At Great American Beer Festival

peticolas4by Steven Doyle

From the the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado we hear that brewmaster Michael Peticolas has taken yet another gold medal for his 2012 Great Scot! in the category of aged beer. This beer is favored by Melissa Peticolas.  Continue reading

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Happy Two Year Anniversary Peticolas Brewing Company *Update*

peticolas4by Steven Doyle

For those that know me even the slightest know that I have been a Peticolas Brewing Company fan from day one. I recall the first time I met Michael Peticolas. I walked into his brewery shortly after he opened up at his nearly hidden facility in the Design District, and he showed me his hardware and chatted up beer. It didn’t seem like much at the time, but weeks later he took gold at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival in Denver for his brilliant English-Style Pale Ale, Royal Scandal. Peticolas followed that feat up with another gold medal in 2013 for the illustrious Velvet Hammer.

In addition to these accolades, Peticolas  won awards for Great Scot, the Strong Scottish, and his spiced Wintervention. The Velvet Hammer may possibly be the only beer married to a beautiful woman.   Continue reading

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