The Lagerheads are about to depart DC and Y&H for two weeks in Colorado with family and friends. We’ll be leaving behind our laptops but definitely not putting down our beer mugs. How could we when our trip just so happens to coincide with Denver’s Great American Beer Festival? Put on by the Brewers Association, the same great folks that organize Savor, GABF is a beer extravaganza that will draw as many as 50,000 people to the Mile High City from September 24th to 26th to sample from 2,000 beers made by 450 different American breweries.

We’ll be at this annual beer mecca, and, if you choose to follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter, you can be there, too (virtually). iPhone in hand, we’ll be sending photos and updates about what we’re drinking, eating, seeing, and learning—as much as we can each day until the combination of heightened elevation and alcohol take hold. If you have any tips to help us keep our wits about us or suggestions for places we should go—let us know in the comments section. Details on our trip after the jump.

Much like DC put on an unofficial beer week for Savor, Denver builds its own beer week around GABF so all the beer fanatics like us in town have plenty to do. Events on our beertinerary include a progressive Great Divide beer dinner and brewery tour, a rare beer tasting at Wynkoop, and the Boulder County Brews Cruise, an all-day trip with tours and tastings at Avery, Oskar Blues, Left Hand and Boulder Beer. We are planning a day trip to Fort Collins to tour New Belgium Brewery, and we hope to drop by Falling Rock and Cheeky Monk, two great beer bars in Denver, if our livers hold out.

So, if you’re looking for a beer staycation, bookmark us now and then check in later for updates. Cheers!

Photo by Herkie used under a Creative Commons license.