2013 Colorado Rare Beer Tasting • 10/9/13


Come sample some freakishly exotic rare beer from your favorite Colorado breweries at the Rackhouse Pub’s 2013 Colorado Rare Beer Tasting. Miss out and you will never forgive yourself! One night only, at the Rackhouse Pub on October 9, 2013 from 6-9pm. Buy a ticket and receive unlimited samples (within reason), and a chance to try some rare beer! It’s a perfect companion festival to the Great American Beer Festival.

As we get more information on who will be participating this year, we’ll tweet it out (and update this page). Last year we had more than 20 breweries bring some incredibly rare stuff, we expect more of the same in 2013. Tickets for 2012 sold out weeks in advance, so secure your ticket now before they sell out!

If you know you already want to buy tickets to this unique beer event featuring the best breweries in Colorado…


AC Golden Brewing Company

Colorambic Golden Sour
Gooseberry Colorambic
Framboise Noir

Avery Brewing Company

Uncle Jacob’s Stout

Backcountry Brewery

Breckenridge Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Big Choice Brewing

Thrashard Biere De Garde

Breckenridge Brewery

Rum Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout with Cherries
Wet-Hopped 471 IPA
Summer Cab Ride ( SummerBright aged in French Oak Cabernet Barrels)

Bristol Brewing Company

Old #23 Barleywine
Belgian-style Dubbel Ale
Belgian-style Tripel Ale

Crazy Mountain Brewery

Tequila Barrel Aged Lava Lake Wit
Menage a Quad Sour Beer
2012 Bourbon Barrel Aged Sticky Fingers Fresh Hop Ale

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

L’Brett D’or
Burgundy Grand Cru

Dry Dock Brewing Company

2012 Bligh’s Barleywine
Ambassador Sour Ale
Shotgun Stout Russian Imperial Stout


Fall Summit Bourbon Aged Quad
Wildflower Imperial Saison

Elk Mountain

2009 Biere De Garde

Epic Brewing Company

Big Bad Baptist
Brainless on Peaches
Fermentation Without Representation


Belgian Blond
Saison d’ Brett
Dark Prophet

Great Divide Brewing Company

Colorado Wet Hop
Peach Grand Cru

Grimm Bros. Brewhouse

Devil’s Riddle
Big Bad Wolf
Maidens Kiss

Lefthand Brewing Company

Widdershins 2003
Snowbound Ale 2008
Smokejumper 2008

New Belgium Brewing

Love Peach

Odell Brewing Company

Tree Shaker
Deconstruction ’12

Oskar Blues Brewery

Freedom Tickler Saison
Ten Fidy Aged in Four Roses Barrels
Double Impact Belgian Strong Ale
Firkin TBD

Paradox Beer Company

In The Spirit Of Skully #1 Barleywine
My Old Kentucky Common
Pepitas Grande Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale

SKA Brewery

Hoperation Ivy
Skankin Dirty

Strange Brewing Company

Dr StrangeLove Barleywine
Pumpkin Porter
Get Fresh IPAphany

Telluride Brewing Company

Wet Hop American Summer

TRVE Brewing Co.

Vexovoid Sour Ale

Upslope Brewing

Pumkpin Ale
Imperial IPA
Something else that’s super limited

Verboten Brewing

Bourbon Barrel IPA
Imperial Kentucky Common
Imperial IPA

Wynkoop Brewery

The Chancellor Barleywine 2012
25th Anniversary Kriek
Frambozen Quadrupel 2009

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  • Ben

    So just checking: is the event date the 9th or the 10th? Seems to be referenced as both/either, and your years are all over the place…

    • Rackhouse Pub

      Ben – our bad. We updated the event. It’s Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6-9pm. Last year was on the 10th. Thanks for the comment, we owe you a pint.

      Seriously, we’ll buy you a beer.

  • hoppiness

    if you moved this to the 10th, you could get all the true beer geeks who got shut out of GABF tickets to attend.

    • Rackhouse Pub

      We’re not trying to compete with GABF sessions. We love having a kickoff festival the day before! Happy you’ll be coming to celebrate with us.

      • hoppiness

        I can’t be in Denver on Weds, I’m flying in from Portland. I don’t think you’d have to “compete” as there are literally thousands of beer geeks (AHA members, too) who didn’t get tickets to GABF.

        • Rackhouse Pub

          Bummer! We’ll have a few events thursday and friday afternoon but are still working on details. It’s going to be a few Beer School sessions, taught by brewery employees & industry insiders.

  • Doug

    Getting excited again…it’s seriously one of the best things I do every year. Really great beer and cool/interesting people. What more could you want?

  • http://microbusbrewery.org/ MicroBus Brewery

    Just bought our tix and are looking forward to this! Never been before, but it sounds awesome. We’re flying in from Salt Lake City Wed morning, can’t wait for our Wed evening.

  • Holly

    Hope you’ll do the beer education classes again.

    • Rackhouse Pub

      Holly – definitely. We’re working on the Beer School schedule and will post about it when everything is solidified.

  • gwfrankpsu

    How do I buy? Again how do I buy?

  • Jeff Wanner

    @rackhousepub:disqus , any chance you guys will be releasing more tickets or have heard of any that cannot make it after buying one? I attended the first year you had it and wish i could get my hands on one for this years event. If so my cell phone is 530.414.3769.

  • Scott Werner

    There is NO buffet, great food but its an additional $10-15/head….

    • Rackhouse Pub

      For $35 a ticket, we can’t afford to give 225 people a buffet. We will look at increasing the price next year to include a buffet. Thanks for your opinion.

      • Scott Werner

        Sorry if I came across douchéy, I’m happy with the price/value but in your comments above describing the event you indicated there would be a buffet.

        • LH

          Yes, I had seen the same thing when planning my evening Wednesday. I see that the description doesn’t indicate a buffet any longer, but it was there before. Totally understand about the pricing thing – It just would have been helpful to know about food one way or the other before going.

      • WT

        I know I saw mention of the buffet when I purchased tickets. With all those strong beers available, some sort of snacks should be available. Increase the tickets by $5 and have roaming appetizers. Easy.

        • Rackhouse Pub

          yes, we made a mistake between management and marketing, thanks for your advice. we’ll be more clear for our next festival. thanks for coming, sorry for the confusion.