Sean Buchan covers the Denver craft beer scene for Denver Off the Wagon in addition to doing freelance photography for Colorado breweries. You can view his beer photography here.
@nccpa1 The guys at Trophy were nice enough to send me a growler!
@Randi Lynne My bad, there's so many mountain towns I guess I mixed them up.
RE: Rumpkin - it was "technically" in the tasting, but I forgot it in the cellar and thus wasn't in the first shot and everyone knew what it was when I went to grab it so it wasn't really 'blind' anymore. Otherwise I'm sure it would have made the list. Perhaps next year I'll get my hands on some of the other recommendations you guys listed!
Tickets typically go on sale in early August, so I anticipate they'll do the same next year. I'm guessing I had somewhere in the range of 100-120 during 3 sessions. If you go for too many you end up hammered and not able to taste anything.