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Great American Beer Festival 2008 Photo Gallery

The Great American Beer Festival 2008 Picture Gallery has been created to give you a photo-journalist's look at the adventure and creativity of this year’s 2008 festival.

Chris Black, Falling Rock Taphouse
A toast from Chris Black, Co-owner of the Falling Rock Taphouse at 1919 Blake Street in Denver, Colorado

Jay Brooks & Rick Sellers at GABF2008
Tasting Panel Director Jay Brooks of Celebrator Beer News of Hayward, California & Rick Sellers of Draft Magazine

Colorado Convention Center Main Hall, site of the Great American Beer Festival 2008
The image of the late Michael Jackson, Beer Hunter and Patron Saint of Beerficionados, overlooks the main hall of the Colorado Convention Center just before opening, where 46,000 festival goers were soon to romp and sample beers from all across America

Dale’s Pale Ale Neon
Neon sign for Dale’s Pale Ale of Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons, Colorado, dresses the Oskar Blues Booth at the Great American Beer Festival 2008

Event Director Nancy Johnson
Brewers Association Event Director Nancy Johnson is wired-up for major announcements

Shawn Askinosie & Sam Calagione
Shawn Askinosie, Founder of Askinosie Chocolate of Springfield, Missouri, and Sam Calagione, Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Delaware, match beer with chocolate in the Beer & Food Show Pavilion

Alpha King at the Falling Rock with Beer Fox Carolyn Smagalski
Mascot of the Alpha King Challenge hangs out with Beer Fox Carolyn Smagalski of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while judges are busy at work selecting the next beer as the King of Hops

Makenzie Latham, Rob Tod and volunteers
Brewers Association Staff Member Makenzie Latham, Allagash (Maine) Brewer Rob Tod, and volunteers from Johnson & Wales University, College of Culinary Arts, Denver, Colorado

Food Network Chef Dave Lieberman and Chef Caitlin
Chef Dave Lieberman of "Eat This" talks with Chef Caitlin of the Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts as he prepares for his "Here's To Beer" presentation

Pink Boots Society
Pink Boots Society meeting/brunch with Teri Fahrendorf of Portland, Oregon

Beer Journalism Award Winner Lew Bryson
Lew Bryson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008 winner of the Michael Jackson Beer Journalism Award in Trade & Specialty Media

Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox & Charlie Papazian
Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox in Phoenixville and Royersford, Pennsylvania, accepts congratulations and medal from Charlie Papazian, President of the Brewers Association

Chef Bruce Paton of the Cathedral Hill Hotel
Executive ”Beer Chef” Bruce Paton of the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco, California, does a beer and food demo at the Beer & Food Pavilion

Redwood Brewing Company wins award
Redwood Brewing Company, Flint, Michigan, wins award as Small Brewpub of the Year with Bill Wamby, Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year

Brewer Beau Baden & Charlie Papazian
Award winning brewer Beau Baden of Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, accepts congratulations from Charlie Papazian

Stay tuned for more photo-journalism of the Great American Beer Festival 2008.

Cheers!

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