Ska Brewing Co. Releases GABF Festival Schedule

Ska BrewingDURANGO, CO – Today, Ska Brewing announced their Great American Beer Festival (GABF) schedule. The Durango-based brewery will fill pints at a medley of special events around town. The events culminate on Friday night with a limited beer release of Taster’s Choice alongside a concert with The Pietasters, presented by Ska, DC Brau, and Beer Advocate at the Marquis Theater.

“What happens inside the convention center is just a part of what GABF has to offer,” said Kristen Muraro, marketing manager of Ska Brewing. “Whether you are looking to fill up time before and after sessions or were not able get tickets, these unofficial events offer unique experiences including exclusive tastings with brewers and rare beer offerings.”

Here is the schedule of events:

Tuesday, October 8

  • GABFA┬« Orientation & Beer Rep Karaoke Cup
  • 8 p.m.
  • Star Bar
  • 2137 Larimer Street


  • Special Tasting
  • 6 – 9 p.m.
  • The Paramount


  • Wednesday, October 9
  • Brewers Alley
  • 4:30 ├óÔ鼓 7:30 p.m.
  • At 16th & Curtis


  • Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
  • 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Rackhouse Pub
  • 208 S. Kalamath Street
  • Sample some freakishly exotic rare beer from 25 Colorado breweries. Ska will be pouring Hoperation Ivy and Skankin Dirty.

Thursday, October 10

  • The 2nd Annual Ska Brewing Co. & Peach Street Distillers Party
  • 10:30 p.m.
  • Freschcraft
  • 1530 Blake Street

For the second straight year Ska Brewing and Peach Street Distillers have teamed up with Freshcraft to create a unique beer and barrel aged cocktail for the GABF crowd. This year there was a call to palates from south of the border. Enter DaSkave de Fuego, a heavily hopped Extra Pale Ale infused with tropical fruit and habanero, aged in a Peach Street D’Agave Gold barrel. After the beer was transferred from the barrel, the team filled the barrel with more Peach Street D’Agave and other great ingredients to create the DaSKAve Bam Bam. Both of these beverages will be available to try after the Thursday evening GABF session.

Friday, October 11

  • The Pietasters at the Marquis Theater
  • 7 p.m.
  • Marquis Theater
  • 2009 Larimer Street

DC Brau, Ska Brewing Co and Beer Advocate bring you The Pietasters with special guests. The Pietasters, a ska revival band, will provide tunes to accompany the special release of the DC Brau/Ska Brewing collaboration beer, named after their song, Taster’s Choice. Taster’s Choice is a medium bodied doppelbock with pleasant coffee flavors and aroma that increase as it warms. With classic flavors of toffee, toast, dark fruit and cocoa balanced with light earthy hops. This beer will have you singing, “Now this must be taster’s choice.”

Tickets Available for Purchase here:

Ska can be found in the Mountain Region at booth E25 in the convention center. They will be pouring Mole Stout, Estival Cream Stout, Hoperation Ivy, True Blonde and Modus Hoperandi IPA. In addition, the brewery will be pouring “Don’t Call Me White IPA” at the Pro-Am Booth.

About Ska Brewing Co.

Based in Durango, Colo., Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and now produces over a dozen medal-winning beers including the Pinstripe Red Ale, True Blonde Ale and Steel Toe Stout. Four Ska beers are now widely available in cans: ESB Special Ale, True Blonde, Modus Hoperandi IPA and the summer seasonal Mexican Logger. For information, music and a good time, visit Chat us up and get the latest news at and

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