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Date Time Price Tickets

Thursday, September 20

PAIRED Beer & Food tasting + GABF General Session

5:30 pm – 10:00 pm $160

Friday, September 21

PAIRED Beer & Food tasting + GABF General Session

5:30 pm – 10:00 pm $160 Sold Out
PAIRED closes at 9:00 pm, General session ends at 10:00 pm.
Note: Six (6) ticket limit for PAIRED+GABF.

Elevate your GABF experience and achieve true beervana with tickets to PAIRED®.

Your PAIRED ticket combines the best of both worlds: culinary delight in an intimate setting and brewphoria at the largest beer festival in the U.S.

Located on the upper lobby and outdoor terrace just off the GABF floor, PAIRED’s expansive views of the Rocky Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for the start of your epicurean journey.

More than 25 celebrated chefs and breweries from around the country have collaborated to bring 50 exclusive beers to life by pairing them with expertly crafted small bites.

Once you’ve obtained gastronomic bliss, venture onto the GABF festival floor where more than 4,000 beers await.

For 2018, PAIRED has expanded its space, accommodating more chefs and food pairings than ever before. Beers served at PAIRED cannot be found anywhere else at GABF.

PAIRED ticket holders can enter via the escalator in lower lobby D in front of the Bellco Theatre or via the main festival entrance. PAIRED is not sold separately.

Feast your eyes on the 2017 PAIRED line-up, below.

2017 PAIRED Menu

table 1

community beer works : buffalo, ny

+ lamar moore : chicago, il

that ipa + smoked brisket sausage, molasses braised onions, grain mustard

rutherford b haze + bbq shrimp ‘n grits, citrus green onions

table 2

mobcraft beer : milwaukee, wi

+ joe rodger : shift flg, flagstaff, az

hoppy hoppy pants pants + green curry duck pastrami

screwdriver hefe + citrus, cardamom pavlova

table 3

paradise creek brewery. : pullman, wa

+ sheila lucero : jax fish house, denver, co

paradise creek lambic + oysters on the half shell, apple cider + beet mignonette

peach saison + autumn squash bisque, spiced blue crab

table 4

vernal brewing company : vernal, ut

+ nathan miller : nathan miller chocolate, chambersburg, pa

.50 caliber ipa + buttermilk white chocolate, pink peppercorns, zest of lemon

mama’s milk + boxcar coffee bar + cocoa nib crunch

table 5

cypress grove : arcata, ca

assorted cheeses

table 6

lost highway brewing company : centennial, co

+ marc vetri : alla spina, philadelphia, pa

bad moon rising + casoncelli, amaretti, raisins

raspberry beret + poached shrimp ceviche, lime, lemon + grapefruit juice, raspberry infused honey, torn mint, sea salt rim

table 7

uncommon brewers : santa cruz, ca

+ ian davis : band of bohemia, chicago, il

golden state ale + venison salvo, spinach tortellini, venison stock, venison bottarga, maple flakes, parsnip puree

rubidus red ale + poblano + caramel pâte de fruit, goat milk pudding, corn pudding, lime, cilantro

table 8

adroit theory brewing company : purcellville, va

+ alex seidel : mercantile dining & provision, denver, co

ebk + alaskan king crab, coconut curry, cauliflower kimchi

somnambulist saison + preserved palisade peach, spent grain ice cream, torn malted cake, puffed grains

table 9

green flash brewing co. : san diego, ca

+ john tesar : knife, dallas, tx

ideal belgique + duck confit risotto, dried fruit chutney, crispy duck skin

golden god + braised beef cheeks, creamy polenta, black truffle essence

table 10

crane brewing : raytown, mo

+ gavin fine : roadhouse pub and eatery, jackson hole, wy

beet weiss + jackson hole’s bovine + swine black ‘n blue sausage + fresh lobster, pickled shallots, soft rolls

gooseberry gose + grilled unagi, tempura fried rice cake, sweet & savory soy-miso butter

table 11

right brain brewery : traverse city, mi

+ paul reilly : beast + bottle, denver, co

thai peanut + gulf shrimp, kaffir lime, popcorn grits, tomato

schrute farms beet beer + gorgonzola terrine, rye, walnuts, grapes

table 12

brew bus brewing : tampa, fl

+ sean clark : el moro spirits & tavern, durango, co

you’re my boy, blue! blueberry wheat ale + honey + lavender chevre profiteroles, palisade peach curd, blueberry dust

bourbon barrel-aged curb check imperial porter + sous vide bourbon barrel-smoked pork belly, butternut squash puree, molasses demi

table 13

blue blood brewing co. : lincoln, ne

+ tim rattray : the granary, san antonio, tx

caribbean style blonde with mango and pineapple + kombu cured hamachi

last call + pastrami short rib, sauerkraut, apple

table 14

baxter brewing company : lewiston, me

+ mike friedman : the red hen/all-purpose, washington, dc

ceremony + marinated tuna crudo, pickled cucumber, lemon, sesame, calabrian chili aioli, toasted corn crunchies

hayride + chicken liver mousse “tramezzino”, smoked cippolini “agrodolce”, fig conserva, thyme + marcona almond

table 15

fossil cove brewing co. : fayetteville, ar

+ jeremy sewall : row 34, boston, ma

honey project #1 + smoked bluefish salad, spicy greens, pickled vegetables

5th anniversary ale + spicy tuna poke, cucumber, crispy shallots

table 16

bruery terreux : anaheim, ca

+ kelly whitaker : basta, boulder, co

sans pagaie + mortadella hot dog, pickled + salted colorado plum, napa cabbage

goses are red + aspen moon heirloom dutch butter popcorn, maitake furikake, smoked butter

table 17

steam bell beer works : midlothian, va

+ ian wortham : tavernetta, denver, co

double vanilla tiramisu stout + tiramisu, sponge cake, coffee, mascarpone, chocolate & coconut stout

wine barrel aged brett saison aged on lemon peel + anson mills farro, pork ragu, ricotta salata

table 18

helio basin brewing co. : phoenix, az

+ césar pita : rancho pescadero, baja california sur, mexico

blackberry wheat + yellowtail ceviche, stone fruit, pork rind dust, fermented habanero

autumn oak nut brown + mole madre

table 19

reuben’s brews : seattle, wa

+ tomos parry : london, england

roasted rye ipa + grilled + braised ox cheek, onion, bone marrow, grilled sourdough, pickled walnut

nelson crush ipa + salmon tartare, barbecued cucumber, dill pickle

table 20

medusa brewing company : hudson, ma

+ kevin nashan : sidney street café, st. louis, mo

ghost lantern + crispy clam roll, hatch green chile aioli

no prison can hold me + short rib + horseradish pot pie

table 21

pinthouse pizza craft brewpub : austin, tx

+ nathan anda : red apron butcher, washington, dc

die in a haze 6: art of the haze + whipped ‘nduja, pickled kuri squash, carta di musica

strange but not strangers + smoked lamb shoulder, almond hummus, cracked farro

table 22

odell brewing company : ft. collins, co

+ kyle mendenhall : arcana, boulder, co

barrel aged mountain standard + cured colorado pork heart katsuobushi, rob’s colorado anasazi refried beans, dried oregano

green coyote + peach and poblano, pie crust crumble, mark’s anise hyssop


2017 PAIRED Participants

Brewery Restaurant Chef
As of September 25, 2017 | subject to change

Adroit Theory Brewing Co.

Purcellville, VA

Mercantile dining & provision

Denver, CO

Alex Seidel

Baxter Brewing Company

Lewiston, ME

The Red Hen/All-Purpose

Washington D.C.

Mike Friedman

Blue Blood Brewing Co.

Lincoln, NE

The Granary

San Antonio, TX

Tim Rattray

Brew Bus Brewing

Tampa, FL

El Moro Spirits and Tavern

Durango, CO

Sean Clark

Bruery Terreux

Anaheim, CA


Boulder, CO

Kelly Whitaker

Community Beer Works

Buffalo, NY

Chicago, IL Lamar Moore

Crane Brewing

Raytown, MO

Roadhouse Pub and Eatery

Jackson Hole, WY

Gavin Fine

Fossil Cove Brewing Co.

Fayetteville, AR

Row 34

Boston, MA

Jeremy Sewall

Green Flash Brewing Co.

San Diego, CA


Dallas, TX

 John Tesar

Helio Basin Brewing Co.

Phoenix, AZ

Rancho Pescadero

Baja California Sur, Mexico

Cesar Pita

Lost Highway Brewing Company

Centennial, CO

Alla Spina

Philadelphia, PA

Marc Vetri

Medusa Brewing Company

Hudson, MA

Sidney Street Café

St. Louis, MO

Kevin Nashan

MobCraft Beer

Milwaukee, WI


Flagstaff, AZ

Joe Rodger

Odell Brewing Co.

Ft. Collins, CO


Boulder, CO

Kyle Mendenhall

Paradise Creek Brewery

Pullman, WA

Jax Fish House

Denver, CO

Sheila Lucero

Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub

Austin, TX

Red Apron Butcher

Washington, D.C.

Nathan Anda

Reuben’s Brews

Seattle, WA

London, England Tomos Parry

Right Brain Brewery

Traverse City, MI

Beast + Bottle

Denver, CO

Paul Reilly

Steam Bell Beer Works

Midlothian, VA


Denver, CO

Ian Wortham

Uncommon Brewers

Santa Cruz, CA

Band of Bohemia

Chicago, IL

Ian Davis

Vernal Brewing Co.

Vernal, UT

Nathan Miller Chocolate

Chambersburg, PA

Nathan Miller

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