Were you disappointed that some of the breweries you wanted to sample beers from during GABF were not going to attend this year? Did you miss out on tickets to that event? Well get ready Denver because a inaugural event is set to happen during that week and I’m happy to say that I will be pouring 4 Embrace The Funk Yazoo beers at “What The Funk!?”

Now please heed this advice: Go ahead and create an account on the ticketing website Brown Paper Tickets . Register your account early and store your billing info. 2 less things to do when tickets go sale!  Be ready a few minutes early on September 3rd, yes that’s the first work day back for many people after a long weekend  (set 2 alarms, write it on your hand, tie a string on your finger…whatever you need to do to be on time. Bookmark this link

When you look at just the list of breweries that have been announced so far you know that this event will sell out…and it will sell out quickly. I know of some other breweries that are not listed yet so the list is going to grow by a few more. I honestly believe this is a game changing event for the week, so don’t miss out on the first one! It will be a lot of fun and a great chance to try some hard to find and taproom only specialties from all the breweries there.

 Here is a link to a Denver Post article with a little more information and below is the official announcement that Chad sent out a few days ago. I hope to see you there and meet up with you!

Join us for the inaugural year of What The Funk?! an invitational festival showcasing all things barrel-aged, wild, sour, and funky. These beers push the boundaries of style, often blurring the lines between beer, wine, and spirits.

Every year there is an amazing gathering of brewers and aficionados for GABF and Denver Beer Week. This year we’ve thrown our hat into the ring to bring together some of our closest friends and brewers who are making exciting beers.

The plan was, invite 30(ish) brewers from across the US to pour their exciting barrel-aged and most creative beers in a forum where these beers are best spot lighted! With the brewers on hand to talk about the beers, this is sure to be a unique event amongst the many quality events throughout the week.

The following breweries will be joining us in 2013 for WTF?! …with more brewers still to be announced..
Cascade Brewing
Jester King Brewery
Prairie Artisan Ales
Ale Apothecary
Yazoo Brewing Company
Perennial Artisan Ales
The Bruery
Block 15 Brewing Company
AC Golden Brewing Company
Gigantic Brewing Company
Evil Twin Brewing
De Garde Brewing
Hogshead Brewery
Oakshire Brewing
The Commons Brewery
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Side Project Brewing
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – obvious I know..
*More brewers still to be announced

This will be a catered event with food provided by Jensen Cummings, Chef of the Slotted Spoon in Denver, CO. We are finalizing the goods with Jensen and will have more details soon.

Tickets go on sale September 3rd @ 10am MST. Set your clocks! Click on the link below to purchase tickets.

Please join us at the glorious Sherman Street Event Center
@ 1770 Sherman St. Denver, CO.
Friday, October 11th,
From 6pm-10pm

***UPDATE*** These breweries have just been added: Hill Farmstead Cambridge Brewing Anchorage Brewing Oude Camino Jolly Pumpkin DESTIHL Epic Sun King Avery Breakside Paradox Cigar City