Can’t Miss Beers to Try at This Weekend’s 2023 Collaboration FestMarch 23, 2023 | Britt Antley
Throughout the years, the Colorado Brewers Guild’s Collaboration Fest has not only represented the incredible spirit of camaraderie and togetherness that has driven the craft beer industry for the last three decades, but it has also served as a platform for experimentation and innovation.
By participating in a festival focused on the creation of one-off, one-of-a-kind releases, breweries have often seized the opportunity to broaden their scope to test out innovative new techniques and also play with bizarre ingredients.
While this year’s fest won’t feature as many non-traditional ingredients like years past, there are still plenty of head-turning beers, innovative approaches, and dream collaborating pairings to get excited about, so we’ve rounded up some of our can’t miss beers ahead of Saturday’s festival.
Event Recap | Altered States Libations & Art Festival Volume IIMarch 14, 2023 | Alexis Dickie
The Eighth State Brewing Co. hosted Altered States Volume II on Saturday, March 11, in Greenville, South Carolina. The libations and art festival featured breweries, wineries and distilleries from around the world alongside live music, skateboarding performances and artists.
WeldWerks Brewing Celebrates Life As An Eight Year OldMarch 8, 2023 | Jaclyn Menendez
This past weekend I went to an 8-year-old’s birthday party. It was awesome: I gorged myself on candy bars, played a ton of cool video games, and ate stacks of french toast until it was time to take a nap. Of course, the birthday party was for WeldWerks Brewing Co., so things were a little unique.
2023 Collaboration Fest Official Beer List Features Over 120 CollabsMarch 7, 2023 | Tristan Chan
With just under two and a half weeks away from the 2023 Collaboration Fest, the Colorado Brewers Guild has finally revealed its official pour list for the festival. The one-of-a-kind event, which brings together local and national breweries to brew distinctly unique collaboration beers designed specifically to be showcased at the event will feature over 120 beers from over 170 collaborating breweries.
California’s Craft Beer Summit Is BackMarch 3, 2023 | Robert French
The California Craft Beer Summit is back! This multi-day event includes educational seminars, a hands-on trade show, food and craft beer pairings, and a place to reconnect, meet people and learn. Read More
New Belgium Brewing’s Lost in the Woods Celebrates La Folie in (NYC) StyleFebruary 17, 2023 | Jaclyn Menendez
Where in the world can you find beautiful people in cutting-edge fashion, bodegas overflowing with your favorite junk food, and giant sentient rats eating pizza? Usually I’d say only in New York, but this past weekend, that answer got updated to include New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado. New Belgium’s annual Lost in the Woods party brought the Big Apple to the snowy mountains this year, and the result was a bustling bash that channeled all the best parts of Manhattan without that tangy subway smell.
River North Brewery | Anniversary 11 Quadruple Barrel Aged StoutFebruary 17, 2023 | Britt Antley
River North Brewery has gained a reputation for pushing the envelope when it comes to ABV, and for their 11th anniversary they have turned the dial all the way to 11. Or perhaps that is all the way to 23, matching the monstrous alcohol percentage of Anniversary 11, a quadruple barrel aged Stout that pushes ABV boundaries. River North is ringing in Year 11 with an emphatic statement of a beer that deserves to be talked about.
2023 Collaboration Fest Will Feature 175 Participating BreweriesFebruary 15, 2023 | Tristan Chan
With the 2023 beer festival season already well underway, one of Colorado’s biggest signature events is ready to unveil its full lineup. The 2023 Collaboration Fest, which this year moves to The Westin Westminster for the first time, will feature 175 participating breweries collaborating on over 120 beers.
Where to Find 2023 Pliny the Younger Tappings in ColoradoFebruary 7, 2023 | Tristan Chan 4
The iconic Triple IPA that has inspired so much fandom and fervor as well as its share of imitators has returned yet again. Each February, Russian River Brewing‘s limited release of Pliny the Younger becomes a major event at both of the brewery’s Santa Rosa and Windsor locations and in the limited out-of-state markets that are lucky enough to receive shipments.
Eighth State Announces Altered State Week of EventsFebruary 6, 2023 | Alexis Dickie
The Eighth State Brewing Company in Greenville, South Carolina, is hosting Altered States on March 11, 2023. They announced the fun times and good beers will not be limited to just the festival on Saturday; there is a week full of tap takeovers, beer events and beer releases Sunday March 5 through Sunday March 12. Check out the schedule below and learn more about the festival itself here.
Living The Dream’s 3rd Annual Barrel Aged & Stout ShowcaseJanuary 31, 2023 | Scott Grossman
Living the Dream Brewing will host its annual Barrel Aged & Stout Showcase this Saturday, Feb. 4, at its Littleton, Colorado, taproom. The showcase features brews aged in bourbon and whiskey barrels along with a special mixed-barrel sour. The event is free and open to the public. Read More
2023 Colorado Beer Festivals & Brewery Anniversary Tracker | Winter EditionJanuary 27, 2023 | Tristan Chan 1
It might still be Dry January for many folks, but the beer calendar is already beginning to fill up for the first half of the year. And with so many … Read More
Looking Back on a Decade as Cannonball Creek Celebrates 10th AnniversaryJanuary 20, 2023 | Dev Adams
This weekend, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company celebrates its 10th anniversary with a weekend-long celebration commemorating a decade of brewing some of the state’s most highly decorated beers.
Inside Revolution Brewing’s Latest Deep Wood ReleaseJanuary 18, 2023 | Mike Zoller
Capping off the 2022-23 Deep Wood lineup from Revolution Brewing are two of the most highly anticipated releases since the beers were announced over the summer. Later this week, several locations will host preview parties and pickups will begin.
Enter to Win | Firestone Walker’s “Legendary Brewmaster Experience”January 13, 2023 | Tristan Chan
The same legendary brewery that has produced iconic industry-changing staples like Parabola, Union Jack, 805, Mind Haze, and Pivo Pils is giving one lucky beer fan the opportunity to join the “Legendary Brewmaster Experience.”
Firestone Walker Brewing invites beer fanatics to enter for a chance to win an all-expense paid, four-day, three-night VIP trip to visit all three Firestone Walker breweries in Venice, Buellton, and Paso Robles to brew with their all-star team. The winner of the Legendary Brewmaster Experience will receive an all-access Firestone Walker VIP weekend learning from the likes of co-founder David Walker, and Brewmaster, Matt Brynildson.
Event Preview | Scarlet Lane Scarelastic Book FairJanuary 13, 2023 | David Nilsen
As bookish adults, many of us get nostalgic at the memory of the Scholastic Book Fairs from our school days, when we got out of class to spend our allowance money on cheap reading material. A horror-themed brewery in Indiana is bringing the delight of those book fairs back for adults, this time with beer.
2022 Colorado New Year’s Eve Brewery EventsDecember 28, 2022 | Britt Antley
2022 is almost in the books, meaning it’s time to celebrate the year that was and look forward to what 2023 will bring us. While some may be content to spend New Year’s Eve huddled amongst freezing masses for hours on end or in a crowded club struggling to reach the bar, the discerning Coloradan will wisely seek out a local brewery for a more relaxed and enjoyable vibe. Many breweries throughout the state have events planned in the hours leading up to New Year’s, so we have assembled a list of those here. Whether you want to catch some live music, eat a multiple course beer dinner or try some special beers, there is something here for every beer lover. As always, be safe and responsible in your New Year’s Eve drinking activities – let’s end this year and start the next in a great way!
If we missed any Colorado NYE Brewery events be sure to shoot us a message and we would love to add your event to our round-up.
Denver’s FlyteCo Beer Supports Local Journalists with Release of Thirst AmendmentDecember 7, 2022 | Tristan Chan
We might be a little biased, but supporting local journalism is critical not only to maintaining a democratic society but also to providing platforms for small businesses and individuals in industries like craft beer.
Unfortunately over the last decade, countless numbers of publications have suffered from budget cuts, key departures, and in some cases closures. In the beer industry alone, we’ve seen notable departures from peers like DRAFT Magazine, BeerPulse, The Hop Review, and All About Beer Magazine before it was eventually revived earlier this year.
Event Preview | Altered States Libations & Art Festival Vol. IIDecember 5, 2022 | Alexis Dickie
The Eighth State Brewing Company in Greenville, South Carolina, is hosting Altered States on March 11, 2023. This is the second edition of their libations and arts festival. It will feature more than 100 breweries, wineries and distilleries from around the world along with live performances, an artist market and delicious eats. Snag your tickets here!
2022 Chicago Area Black Wednesday and Black Friday Beer Events GuideNovember 22, 2022 | Mathew Powers
A multitude of bottle shops and breweries are celebrating the entire Thanksgiving weekend with beer releases, special cellar finds and offering a host of indulgences. While the bulk of the activities will occur on Black Wednesday and Black Friday, one can find good beer from Wednesday through Sunday. And, although dark beer (notably strong, barrel-aged) reigns supreme this weekend, there are a few alternative beer choices, too. If we missed an event, by all means let us know — the idea is to make sure everyone knows where to go this weekend to satisfy their beer cravings. Without further ado, here’s the comprehensive 2022 Chicago Area Black Wednesday and Black Friday beer events guide.