GABF Events Schedule!

Yep, it’s almost that time of year. GABF.  The event we work and plan for all year, when thousands descend upon our fair city.

How 'bout some barrel-aged flights?

How ’bout some barrel-aged flights?

We have a great list of events this year, so even if you don’t have a ticket, we’ll make sure you get your fill. The taproom will also open early at 1pm Wednesday through Sunday. Of course, all this is addition to pouring on the festival floor (booth I30).

As always, we’ll start with the basics, with details to follow.

  • Wed. 10/9, 1-9pm: Wayward Wednesday “Double Barrel Quad.” Quandary aged two ways.
  • Wed. 10/9, 6-9pm: Colorado Rare Beer Tasting at Rackhouse Pub.
  • Thurs. 10/10, 7-9pm: RNB + Stapleton Tap House Beer and Cheese Pairing.
  • Fri. 10/11, 1-4pm: Denver Rare Beer Tasting at the McNichols Building.
  • Sat. 10/12, 1-10pm: The finale! The Empty the Cellar Party at the taproom!

Wednesday, October 9th: We’re doubling down on events to kick off GABF week. At the taproom we’ll have Double Barrel Quad, a special edition of our weekly Wayward Wednesday tapping.  B-Side Quandary is a barrel-aged version of our Belgian Quadrupel, aged in bourbon barrels with cherries. Rum Barrel Quandary is Quandary aged in Jamaican rum barrels. Available side-by-side, so you can taste how a barrel can change a beer. First pours at 1pm.

The same day, we’ll join our local brewing friends for the sold-out Colorado Rare Beer Tasting from 6-9pm at Rackhouse Pub. We’ll be pouring samples of Anniversary Ale #1, Barrel Reserve 2013 and Whiskey-aged Hello, Darkness Black IPA.

Thursday, October 10th, 7-9pm: Beer, Cheese and Enlightenment. We’re partnering with our good friends at the brand-new Stapleton Taphouse to bring you a gourmet event in an intimate setting. RNB Founder and Head Brewer Matt will join cheese expert Devin Lamma to bring you six tastings of gourmet beer and cheese pairings, including one barrel-aged brew. Attendees will also receive exclusive glassware, beer specials after the event and complimentary snacks. Tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased at the brewery or the Stapleton Taphouse starting tomorrow!

Friday, October 11th, 1-4pm: This year we’re excited to pour at one of the premier events surrounding GABF, the Denver Rare Beer Tasting. For this special event we’re unleashing one of our secret projects, which we’re calling “J. Marie Barreled & Bretted,” our signature farmhouse ale aged in red wine barrels with brettanomyces. But don’t worry, even if you don’t have a ticket to the sold-out event, this rare gem will be available to the public down the line.

Saturday, October 12th, 1-10pm: The grand finale…at the taproom…the Empty the Cellar party! The concept is simple: raid the fridge. Anything barrel-aged or limited we’ve been saving, plus several new possibilities, all on tap together. The current lineup includes Anniversary Ale #1, Barrel Reserve 2013, Whiskey-aged Hello, Darkness, Rum Barrel Quandary, B-Side Quandary…stay tuned for more additions!

Finally, per our tradition, the taproom will be closed Monday and Tuesday following the fest as a reward to our staff for all their hard work.

And now…we all wait.


Introducing the “B-Side” Barrel-Aging Collaboration Project!

We promised you a steady onslaught of barrel-aged beers, and you know we don’t like to disappoint…

On Saturday, October 5th at 1pm, just one week after we release Rum Barrel Quandary, we give you…

B-Side Quandary!


B-Side Quandary is the first beer in a barrel-aged collaboration project with Mr. B’s Wine and Spirits. For this brew, we took our signature Quadrupel and aged it with cherries in bourbon barrels. The perfect beer to kick off Denver Beer Week and serve as a prelude to GABF, B-Side Quandary has already become a staff favorite. Belgian Quad malty complexity, bourbon barrel bite, and a kiss of cherry…refined and deceivingly smooth.

This beer will be one of our most exclusive; only 30 cases were bottled. Individually numbered bottles will be available both at Mr. B’s and the taproom on October 5th, so Locals can get their chance before the masses descend upon Denver for GABF. The taproom will have a two-bottle limit during the release party, with the beer on tap as well. Mr. B’s will release more bottles Friday, October 11th during the height of the festival.

Keep an eye out for B-Side Avarice, the second in the B-Side series, to release during the winter.



Introducing Rum Barrel Quandary!

If you’ve peeked through our taproom windows into the brewhouse recently, you’ve noticed our barrel stacks have grown significantly this summer. It’s been a while since we released a new barrel-aged brew, but as we’ve been telling our regulars, it’s gonna be a tasty last few months of the year, and now we’re ready to start dropping some flavor bombs again.

First up: Rum Barrel Quandary, debuting Saturday, September 28th at 1pm in the taproom!


For this brew, we blended two-thirds of our quadrupel aged in rum barrels with one-third fresh. The result melds the maltiness of a Belgian dark ale with the sweet sharpness of rum and oak, striking a refined balance between the beer and the barrel.

Seventy-two cases were bottled, and numbered bombers can be purchased during the release party on the 28th. Of course, we’ll have it on draft as well.

Again, this is just the beginning…look for several more announcements in the coming weeks, including more barrel releases and a full schedule of events for GABF week.

Cheers to a rest of the year filled with new barrel-aged beer!