The soaring drone of a full bagpipe and drum corps greeted thousands of people who marched into a Denver arena for the Great American Beer Festival this past weekend. The martial music seemed a fitting way to prepare the crowd to test their palates, and their fortitude, against 2,700 different beers made by some of the best breweries in the United States.
The second public session of the Great American Beer Festival opens tonight at the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver. With over 2,000 beers in the festival hall, it’s the biggest selection of American beers ever served.
Denver’s 16th Street mall is celebrating its 30th birthday Tuesday afternoon. Opened in October 1982, the pedestrian causeway of nearly a mile from Denver’s Lower Downtown to Broadway Street has become the number one tourist destination in the city.