In honor of The Great American Beer Festival, win a signed copy of The BrewDogs of Colorado

The BrewDogs of ColoradoHere in Colorado, certain things just go together – bikes and beer, hikes and beer, climbing and beer, rafting and beer, skiing and beer, snowboarding and beer, sledding and beer, and dogs and beer.  This might explain why the Great American Beer Festival, grand-daddy of all beer festivals, is held yearly in Denver.

The GABF starts this Thursday and runs through Saturday, October 1.  In honor of this enormous beer festival featuring 450 breweries and over 2,200 different beers – more than any other beer festival in the world – I’m going to do a giveaway.

No, I didn’t manage to snag tickets, because the event has been sold out for months, but I am going to give one lucky HeidiTown citizen a signed copy of The BrewDogs of Colorado.  This book is a beautiful tribute to the brewers of Colorado and the dogs who love them.

With a forward by former brewery owner and now Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, the book covers breweries from all across the state, including anecdotes about the dogs that have played a significant part in the brewers’ lives and notes about each brewery’s most famous beer, including medals and honors they have received.

From Whiskey, the Gore Range Brewery‘s golden retriever that  once ate a cell phone to Milka, Oscar and Nanaimo, three best friends that call Shamrock Brewing Company home, dog lovers will adore this book.

To win a copy of  The BrewDogs of Colorado, just tell me your favorite breed of dog, and if you feel inspired, tell me why that is your favorite breed – and yes, “mixed” is a breed.  My “forever” dog, as I used to call him, was a “mixed” breed. I got him when I was five-year-old and he passed away during my first year of college. He was  one of the most special dogs I’ve ever owned.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Friday, September 30. Good luck!

Note: If you were lucky enough to secure a ticket to GABF, look for The BrewDogs booth – they have some great merchandise!


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  1. Dana K.
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    I have always loved the Old English Sheep Dogs.. It’s a lot of hair, but they are so sweet. Ill be at the GABF on Sat. I will definitely come by BrewDogs Booth to say Hi 🙂 What a great give-away!

  2. Bryony
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    Australian Cattle Dog / Lab Mix, or – as some call it – “Lattle.” We adopted our Lattle dog, MacGyver, a year and a half ago and life has been happier, more fun and cuddlier ever since. I love this breed because they are very smart, love to learn, love to explore outside, always want to stay close to their humans, and have a fantastic smile and personality. They are also the perfect size for me, about 55lbs

    • The Mayor
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      That sounds like a great mix Bryony. I love both breeds. Cattle dogs can be a little stressed out, so I expect the lab mixed in settles the dog down a bit.

      By the way, your name is cool! 🙂

  3. Roy W Forgy
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    My favorite is of course my new puppy, she is 1/2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, but she looks like a king Charles due to her color and markings. Check out her picture on my website, you will fall in love with her too.

    • The Mayor
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      Oh good grief Roy! That’s one cute, cute, cute puppy!!! I love her coloring. Bet she’s keeping you on your toes. Our dog is now 8, but I haven’t forgotten the puppy days. LOL!

  4. Heather
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    To be honest, I love all dogs. If a dog is near, I have to speak or touch her. I would have a pack if I could. We have a Golden right now and he is the sweetest boy that you can imagine. I love Goldens because they suit our lifestyle very well, but most dogs do really. What dog doesn’t love long walks, camping, chasing after a toddler and being loved on incessantly? I had a black lab for 14 years and she had a window into my soul. I adore this book and was thrilled when I saw the opportunity to win one. I won’t be at the GABF. My husband will be volunteering on Thurs/ Sat. We have family in town, so I bowed out this year!

    • The Mayor
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      I’m the same way Heather… love dogs of all shapes and sizes, although I’ll admit, I do like the bigger ones just a tad better. 🙂 Dogs do have an amazing insight into our souls, don’t they? We swear that our German Shepherd can read our minds.

  5. Deb Switzer
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    The Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie), of course! It has the spirit of a warrior and the calm demeaner of an old soul. Ours often offer up a “hair of the dog” when we are brewing, but we are saving that for a special brewing occasion…

    • The Mayor
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      My grandfather had a sheltie that kept him young after my grandmother passed away. He walked that dog on the beach every day and I swear, that kept him going for much longer than we all expected. His sheltie was named Little Bit. 🙂

  6. Morgan Thomas
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    Mix-My dog was a Golden Retriever Chow mix and was the best dog for 14 years. I haven’t been able to replace him. That being said, I dig the “hair of the dog” comment in Deb’s post.

  7. lokirus
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    Labs in general are the best but my boyfriend and I’s black lab Tucker is the absolute best. I am very allergic but it is worth it to spend time with a wonderful black lab! I’m sure you’re aware but there is such a thing as “puppy brew” that we will be home brewing in the near future! I will be certain to stop at your table at GABF!

  8. Melissa Vess
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    I can’t choose just one! 🙂 I have a golden retriever and a golden doodle.. They are both amazing dogs. Our golden retriever is the sweetest dog… such a pleaser.. really he seems to live each day trying to make us happy.. Our golden doodle is my “protector” She follows me around the house and doesn’t want to leave my side..I have never had a dog that will look me in the eyes like she does… I love my dogs so much! I am heading to GABF on Thurs.. I will definitely stop by your table.. the book sounds great!!

  9. The Mayor
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    I was a little late today… busy with Oktoberfest stuff, but the winner is Myles! He has been contacted via email.

    Thank you to everyone who entered.

    If you’d like to buy the BrewDogs book (it would make a great Christmas present) you can click on the logo on the right side of this page.

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