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I’ve been MIA from the blog for the past couple of weeks because we’ve been enjoying the fall weather as much and as often as possible.

It seems that this weekend should be known as “THE Beer Weekend of the Year” since the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is taking place in Denver. I’m living vicariously through the attendees that are posting photos online about all the interesting and exclusive beers they are sampling. 

And as fun as GABF sounds, I’m really more about visiting the breweries and seeing firsthand their personalities and the inspiration for their product. 

Which breweries do I need to add to my “Must Visit” list?

After last week’s discussion about pumpkin beer, I sought out several varieties this week and am looking forward to testing them and letting you know what I think about them. One of them even won a gold medal last year at GABF so I have high expectations.

Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing, the air is crisper, and pumpkin spice everything is taking over. Including the beer world. And this year it seems like every.single.brewery has their own version of pumpkin beer. Is there really that much interest? I just might have to investigate this more.

As it is, I hit up a new-to-me liquor store and picked up a great selection of beers to help the transition from summer to fall. Thank goodness for stores that have great mix-and-match options.

I have no idea where this week I went. I swear it still like Thursday, but, alas, the weekend is almost over. Sigh.

We were able to hit up Cogstone Brewing again this week for their firkin Thursday and try their Juniper Berry Amber Ale. It really had the essence of ginger so I thought it was fantastic.