Win two tickets to the opening night of GABF! (Updated with winners)

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Hops heads at last year's fest.
Updated: Congratulations to Curt Von Feldt and fatj, who have each won two tickets to opening night of GABF! Check your email for information on how to claim your tickets. To the rest of you: Keep reading. We'll be giving out more tickets in the coming weeks. (And continue through for the winning haikus.)

Curt Von Feldt:
Sweat down her long neck
I craved her with all my soul
I've a thing for blondes

fatj:
Beer Mecca beckons.
This heathen hath no ticket...
Westword the savior?

Original post: It was all such a blur. Within 45 minutes of their release on August 2, every ticket for the Annual booze-a-palooza that is the Great American Beer Festival had sold out. All of them. While some dreams were achieved, others were dashed. Plans were changed. Beers were poured out in small moments of silence. (We can't verify any of that.) But if you were one of those who barely missed the mark on getting your own tickets, don't fret: Westword has extras to the first night on Thursday, October 11 at the Colorado Convention Center, and we'd love to give them to you.

Keep reading for how to get your hands on them. (Spoiler: It requires a haiku.)

See also:
- Updated: The Great American Beer Festival 2012 calendar of awesome events
- The Great American Beer Festival is sold out, but these hot events around it aren't...yet
- Five new things to look for at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival

For your chance to win tickets:
1. "Like" us on Facebook, which you can do right here. (Note: If you're already following us on Facebook, you're already awesome and eligible to enter; proceed to step two.)

2. Sign in to our commenting system, Livefyre, and leave us a comment below with your name (you don't have to include your real name in your account login, just your comment) a valid e-mail address and an original beer haiku. Then check back Monday morning to see if you've won.

3. Sit back and relax. We'll read over the poetry, select a winner and contact that lucky person via email -- and in this blog post, of course.

4. Keep reading: We'll have more opportunities to win as GABF looms closer.

Location Info

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Colorado Convention Center

700 14th St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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43 comments
soylab
soylab

tipping back bubbles

cold bliss sliding down my throat

tipsy adventures

 

apriljb2
apriljb2

  IBU range bitterness divine

A world of hops

In Denver to scale

 

apriljb2@gmail.com

fatj
fatj

Wine is so passe.

Liquor is for getting drunk.

Beer is most like art!

 

jason-c-davis@hotmail.com

susanne.e.lewis
susanne.e.lewis

Beer goes in my mouth

Recycled into water

I'm damn impressive

 

Susanne.E.Lewis@gmail.com

mikepadamson
mikepadamson

Snowmelt mountain streams

Overflow with spawning fish

I'll just stick to beer

 

mikepadamson@gmail.com

fatj
fatj

The youth may abuse

The commercial may covet

The wise just savor

eolson10
eolson10

The frosty pint waits

Heady liquid amber pours

My lips leap with love 

 

eolson10@yahoo.com

 

jmh12
jmh12

Hop harvest bounty

Earth turned to golden liquid

A warmth from within

lizbsimmons
lizbsimmons

Days growing shorter

Darkness envelopes Rockies

Pour me another

94cubuff
94cubuff

Lips are cracked and dry Summer's sun heat is scorching Beer is salvation Scott McDonald Cocubfan@gmail.com

C-VF
C-VF

Sweat down her long neck

I craved her with all my soul

I've a thing for blondes

 

kyledmorse
kyledmorse

Anticipation

 

Get out of the way bubbles!

 

Nectar of the gods

 

kyledmorse@gmail.com

fatj
fatj

Portland can suck it!

We have the G.A.B.F.

Good beer knows it's home!

 

jason-c-davis@hotmail.com

apriljb2
apriljb2

countless flavors beckon

lager, stout and porter

GABF-take me to this modern day nirvana

 

apriljb1@gmail.com

fatj
fatj

Beer Mecca beckons.

This heathen hath no ticket...

Westword the savior?

 

jason-c-davis@hotmail.com

max01
max01

Denver: Beer City

A new flavor adventure

You just moved here too?

 

maxwelljfrost@gmail.com

 

wctruettner
wctruettner

Sweet hops in the air

Colorado cascades yeah

Hooray beer for all

 

wctruettner@gmail.com

KO5
KO5

Gee - Ay  - Bee - Eff.   Yes

 

All tickets are sold out.  No!

 

Will you send me?  Please!

Aether
Aether

Born as copper mash

 

Breaths life in canteen and glass

 

Ends with new blue brew

 

 

 

tsheehe@gmail.com

theloyd
theloyd

Water, grain, hops, yeast

 

Combined in different fashions

 

Forms the drink we love

ghamms
ghamms

Liquid glory, hues

of leaves of harvest season,

fresh hops and beer fests!

beth63111
beth63111

No beer tix for me!

St. Sixtus, pray for me

To win this contest.

halversoep16
halversoep16

Beer down my gullet

 

Makes my belly all fuzzy

 

Makes me pee too much

 

halversonep@gmail.com

curtvonfeldt
curtvonfeldt

A brew old as time

From Pharaoh to bricklayer

All fall to your charms

 

CurtVonFeldt@Gmail.com

DuffMan
DuffMan

Run Sobriety

 

Paradise waits with our wit

 

For now BEER is here

noahananda
noahananda

Quenching frosted suds

Imbibing golden nectar

Satisfying smiles

apriljb2
apriljb2

Bubbles dancing on my tongue

Hops earthy bitterness I taste

Beer is divine

 

apriljb2@gmail.com

CoDisch
CoDisch

It’s that time of year

G-A-B-F- it is here!

Time to drink some beer

ryu.kiba
ryu.kiba

I was a beer snob.

It's not what you drink, but why.

Hubris is poor taste.

 

Robert Shea

rmlshea@gmail.com

 

Zack Lewis
Zack Lewis

Beer is the nectar sweet, To your lips extinguish life's worst immediately, Without beer there's always weed

kerribystrom
kerribystrom

One of the many No tickets left for beer fun Hoping to win some! Kodywannabizkit@yahoo.com Kerri

theonegordo
theonegordo

Beer beer in my ear,

drunk and passed out by the door;

pissed myself once more

alexkayir
alexkayir

Pretzel Necklaces

Five Hundred Sixteen Brewers

Porta-potty lines

jason.abachiche
jason.abachiche

As leaves start to dropHands kling to glassesBurst into savor

spmarx
spmarx

Exchange Wit for Bier?

An Ale and Arty fellow,

Thou didst Trappist me.

varnerl
varnerl

Crack, fizz, the clink of a cap

Hitting the floor beneath me

A Colorado soundtrack

 

Lauren Varner

varnerl@gmail.com

Walrus33
Walrus33

Water, Hops, Yeast, and Malt

Blended perfectly as one

What else could you want?

 

 

christopher.wallner@gmail.com

sporobolus
sporobolus

can't stomach facebook

electronic vomit stinks

but i still like beer

 

tim_s
tim_s

entrance to denied out pen the masses I must quench my thirst divine

cody.young11
cody.young11

Refreshing as the summer springs

A drink shared with any and all

Great American Beer Fest awaits

 

-Cody Young

jkingston
jkingston

Justin Kingston - jkingston@gmail.com

 

Amber colored drink

Malty, hoppy, refreshing

I love me somer beer

tim_s
tim_s

@tim_s hard return foiled victory not meant to be sad drunk I P A

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