I only wish I could be at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. I have to get by with the stories and images forwarded to me from my friend Chris, who happens to be in Denver working for the Democratic campaign. Chris is fortunate enough to be staying in a condo two blocks from the facility where the festival is being held. I got a call from him as he stood in line to get in on opening night Thursday. I suggested that he head for the gold award winning breweries first and take some pictures for me. I was a little jealous. Later in the evening I got a follow up call, Chris found his favorite beers of the evening and wanted to let me know how wonderful they are and what I was missing. Thanks. Apparently he ranked them in order of Gold, Silver and Bronze.
He liked the Dogfish Head "Midas Touch" for the Gold category
He found that the McKenzie Brewery was worthy of the Silver in his ranking for their "Scottish Ale" which must be new to the taps because I couldn't find it on their website. http://www.mckenziebrewhouse.com/FreshOnTap/index.aspx
And finally he decided that the Bronze should go towards "about 90 others I sampled!!!"