The Great American Beer Festival is all set to kick off in a couple days over there in Denver; from the 16th through the 18th some 49,000 people are estimated to roll into town. This is of course The Show for American breweries:
The 29th edition of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The premier U.S. beer festival is expected to serve more than 2,200 different beers, in 1-ounce tasting portions, from an estimated 462 U.S. breweries to the event’s 49,000-plus attendees.
Someday I’ll attend, but in the meantime I’ll watch for the results of the competition and highlight the Oregon (and particularly the Bend) brewers that bring home any medals.