Day one was amazing. We headed over to the Colorado Convention Center a couple of hours early. Our media access allowed us to enter the hall with the brewers, so we got to watch folks setting up their booths and talk to some brewers too! It also allowed us to get a feel for the layout of this huge hall. I talked to Wiggs from Dark Horse, the folks at North Country in Slippery Rock, and Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head. Some photos and conversation details are to come! I also met the great folks from Shubrew in Zelienople, who have beer entered in the competition, and the folks from Fat Heads. The selection and quality of beers was stunning. Even small breweries of whom you’ve never heard are producing some amazing stuff out there. I’m currently riding the train to take me to a media event with Sam Adams, who will announce their Longshot competition winners this morning. Then it’s off to a new beer release with Magic Hat, a media briefing, a brew bus tour of Denver, and then back to the main event tonight. Stay tuned!