Beer Fest 2011: 2,400 Ounces to Freedom

It hasn't snowed much yet so we went to the Great American Beer Festival. It was a blast. Here's what we saw.
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Beer and skiing pair like Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. So when a few of us at Skiing Magazine got the opportunity to check out the mother of all beer gatherings we took full advantage.

This is a recap of our adventure at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. This winter, be sure to tip a pint of something local as you traverse ski country because, from left coast to right, American craft brewers are concocting some delicious beverages.

Special thanks to the Brewers Association.

Check out photos from the festivities here.

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