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Behind The Scenes at The Great American Beer Festival

Jeff Mendel & Jo Anne Carilli Stevenson

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Here is your chance to to participant in the ultimate experience at the Great American Beer Festival. Spend the day with Jeff Mendel and JoAnne Carilli-Stevenson to learn more about the personalities and history of this exciting industry while tasting some of the best craft beers in the country. During this special day, participants will attend the award ceremony, be provided photo opportunities, tour of the festival alongside the hosts, participate in a You Be The Judge education session, and complete the day with a special beer & food pairing event with selected brewers after the Festival. In addition, all participants will receive a special schwag bag of brewery memorabilia and membership to the American Homebrewers Association. This unique experience is limited to only 24 participants.




1.      Meet at Hyatt Regency Denver, 15th & Stout (10:30 AM)

2.      Award ceremony and photo opportunity (11:00-12:15)

3.      Tour of Festival Floor (12:15-2:00)

4.      You Be The Judge Session (2:00-2:30)

5.      Additional time on floor (2:30 to last call)

6.      Beer & Food Pairing Event at Amato’s Alehouse, 2501 16th St., Denver (4:00-6:00PM)

Featuring Fred Bueltmann, “The Beer Evangelist”, of New Holland Brewing Co.

Have questions about Behind The Scenes at The Great American Beer Festival? Contact Jeff Mendel & Jo Anne Carilli Stevenson

When & Where

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Jeff Mendel & Jo Anne Carilli Stevenson

Jeff Mendel is a partner in Left Hand Brewing Company and a judge at the Great American Beer Festival.  He has been involved in the craft brewing industry for 26 years.  Jeff’s goal is to provide his students with a high-contact craft beer experience so they may gain a passion for American craft brewers, who are making some of the finest beers in the world today.

Jo Anne Carilli Stevenson is the founder of the Colorado Distillers Guild, and past Marketin Director for the Brewers Association.  She has been involved the beer and distillation industry for over 23 years.  She has spoken at numerous beverage and fermentation conferences including the American Distillers Institute, White Labs Distillation Class, Craft Brewers Conference, World Beer Cup, the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival and the Bio World Industrial Congress.

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