Author Archives: Warren Wills

Warren is the former Assistant Editor & Portland Correspondent for American Craft Beer. Creator of "The State of American Craft Beer" series, he now maintains his own site at

GABF 2016, Gonzo Style – Part II

Denver is a challenge, but 3,600 beers all under one roof isn’t a challenge, it’s an impossible feat that not even four full sessions could conquer. Maybe I should have gone back to sleep, but the awards beckoned – the real drama of the weekend awaited.

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GABF 2016, Gonzo Style – Part 1

The intent here is to give you a taste of what a four-day weekend at GABF looks like when running like a crazed, dry-hopped sour fiend, through the crammed streets of Downtown, LoDo and the surrounding neighborhoods of Denver, during what is, by far, the nation’s largest beer festival.

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The 35th Great American Beer Festival Showcases Craft Beer’s Maturity

This year’s largest annual commercial beer festival and competition did so much more than give a venue for beer lovers to cut loose and revel in suds 'til total inebriation. The Brewers Association, with clarion planning, stricter guidelines and a well-designed 400,000 square feet of event space made the 35th Annual GABF something to behold.

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The State of American Craft Beer – Nebraska

We’ve managed to reach the 27th state on our list, The Cornhusker State, Nebraska. The state's nickname is synonymous with the mascot of the University of Nebraska, a moniker coined by Charles S. “Cy” Sherman, a sportswriter for the Nebraska State Journal in Lincoln.

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