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Gregory Daurer

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Fragments From the Great American Beer Festival's Finale

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 10:43 AM

After three days of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), which ended on Saturday, I've lost track of how many different beers I sampled (responsibly, of course). And, seemingly, I've lost my ability to provide a cohesive narrative as well. So from the shards of my memory come...

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Last Call At The Beer Fest's First Night

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 2:54 PM

It was shortly before 10 p.m., Thursday night, when the overhead lights in the Colorado Convention Center came on full-blast like a concert or sporting event had just ended. Alas, mood lighting killed, the first night of this year's Great American Beer Festival (GABF) had reached its conclusion.

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Olympian Beer Drinking

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 3:47 PM

The competition was held at the same time as the Winter Olympics, involving an activity in which many spectators and TV viewers of the Olympics indulge in while watching the games: beer drinking.

It was the prestigious (in some quarters, at least), 14th annual "Beerdrinker of...

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$150 Bottle of Beer on the Wall, $150 Bottle of Beer!

(2) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 8:37 AM

The beer was completely flat. And warm. There was just a smidgen served--barely a couple of ounces of liquid--in a small tasting glass. It sure didn't smell anything like what most people would consider beer.

It also sells for, gulp (er, make that sip), $150 for a 24-ounce bottle. By...

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It's the Great Pumpkin Beer, Andy Brown!

(2) Comments | Posted October 30, 2009 | 10:53 AM

Who doesn't recall the Peanuts TV special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"? Linus and Sally await the appearance of a mythical and mystical spirit, the Great Pumpkin, in some depressing-ass pumpkin patch overnight on Halloween. It was one of the great downers of my childhood: I always hoped the...

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Imagine a Great Beer City (Part Three)

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 12:09 PM

Here it is, the onset of flu season. I was worried about a succession of beer pourers at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) touching my tasting glass, possibly infecting me with some sort of swine illness.

Yet, despite all that, there I was -- drinking a beer...

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Imagine a Great Beer City (Part Two)

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 5:27 PM

This week, Denverites were seriously encouraged to sample -- as French-speaking Belgians call it ever so classily -- La Cuisine a la Biere ("beer cuisine").

Top city chefs, such as Panzano's Elise Wiggins, will continue pairing craft beer along with fine food through Sunday, as part of the...

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Imagine a Great Beer City

(5) Comments | Posted September 21, 2009 | 7:44 PM

As far as this writer/craft beer imbiber is concerned, what makes a city a great beer city is that it has worthy local breweries, a wide selection of regional offerings on tap, and a culture clued-in to the enjoyment of flavorful beer. In addition to Denver, there are several other...

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Asking President Obama for a Job

(6) Comments | Posted September 15, 2009 | 8:00 AM

Dear President Obama: Can you help me get a job?

Oh, I know it's presumptuous of me to ask you directly. And presumptuous of me to even assume you're reading these words. (Call me presumptuous -- but with gumption!)

I just figure that in the course of your...

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1968 Convention Rocker To Kick Out Jams In Denver

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2008 | 1:33 PM

Guitarist and songwriter Wayne Kramer will be playing once again -- unofficially -- as part of a Democratic National Convention.

The first time occurred in 1968 when Kramer belonged to the legendary Detroit proto-punk krewe the MC5 (which released the records Kick Out The Jams, Back in the USA,...

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Denver Report: Officials Ramp Up Security For Convention, Ban Buckets Of Feces

(11) Comments | Posted August 20, 2008 | 10:44 AM

As someone who enjoys shooting abstract photos which include downtown Denver buildings as subjects, I hesitate to do so these days. I had an experience a few months ago that's made me think twice about continuing the practice. Something that's caused me, since then, to batten down my shutterbug...

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The Calm Before The Storm

(6) Comments | Posted August 14, 2008 | 12:17 PM

Gregory Daurer is one of the first to submit photos from the Mile-High city in waiting. Sign up here to join the OffTheBus Democratic Convention Coverage Team. Everyone is welcome to join -- delegates, superdelegates, elected officials, attendees, volunteers, journalists, local residents, activists, tourists... We're looking for people to...

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