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California’s Craft Beer Summit Is Back

March 3, 2023 |

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) Style

February 17, 2023 |

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.

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River North Brewery | Anniversary 11 Quadruple Barrel Aged Stout

February 17, 2023 |

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.

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2023 Collaboration Fest Will Feature 175 Participating Breweries

February 15, 2023 |

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.

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Where to Find 2023 Pliny the Younger Tappings in Colorado

February 7, 2023 | 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.

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Eighth State Announces Altered State Week of Events

February 6, 2023 |

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.

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Living The Dream’s 3rd Annual Barrel Aged & Stout Showcase

January 31, 2023 |

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 Edition

January 27, 2023 | 2

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 Anniversary

January 20, 2023 |

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.

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Inside Revolution Brewing’s Latest Deep Wood Release

January 18, 2023 |

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.

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Enter to Win | Firestone Walker’s “Legendary Brewmaster Experience”

January 13, 2023 |

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.

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Event Preview | Scarlet Lane Scarelastic Book Fair

January 13, 2023 |

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.

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2022 Colorado New Year’s Eve Brewery Events

December 28, 2022 |

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.

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Denver’s FlyteCo Beer Supports Local Journalists with Release of Thirst Amendment

December 7, 2022 |

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.

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Event Preview | Altered States Libations & Art Festival Vol. II

December 5, 2022 |

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!

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2022 Chicago Area Black Wednesday and Black Friday Beer Events Guide

November 22, 2022 |

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.

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Event Recap | Heist Brewery Night & Day 3

November 15, 2022 |

Heist Brewery hosted their third annual Night & Day Festival on Saturday Nov. 12. They hosted 52 breweries and meaderies from around the country with over 125 beers available. There were also special surprise pours available throughout the day.

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Bean to Barstool Podcast | Sips + Sweets with French Broad Chocolates & Burial Beer

November 9, 2022 |

On November 16 & 17, Bean to Barstool host and Advanced Cicerone David Nilsen in collaboration with French Broad Chocolates and Burial Beer in Asheville, NC, will be hosting two nights of events celebrating the relationship between beer and chocolate.

In today’s episode of Bean to Barstool, David talks with creative folks from French Broad Chocolates and Burial Beer, as well as Hi-Wire Brewing, Green Man Brewery, and Pisgah Brewing about the beers and treats we’ll be enjoying at these two excellent events. Listen in and then purchase your tickets to join us!

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2022 FoBAB Results | Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beers Award Winners

November 5, 2022 |

The results are IN and we now know all of the big award winners from this year’s 2022 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB). This year’s 20th anniversary of FoBAB was once again a spectacular success with over 160 breweries showcasing the country’s absolute best producers in the wood and barrel-aged beer categories.

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Six Under the Radar Breweries Worth Trying at FoBAB

November 4, 2022 |

As we noted in our Tips to Have a Great Time at FoBAB article, The Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FoBAB) is a challenging festival to navigate. The sheer magnitude of breweries alone make it tough. And, the vast majority of beers served are either high-ABV or require one to consume some Tums. Do you want to be stumbling or rumbling? One might wonder why anyone would dare attend an event that challenges the liver, the gut, and the mind. Well, because it’s some of the best beer in the world. It’s where brewers meet distillers and where chemistry meets artistry. It’s good to try the beers you know, but it’s also good to try something new — but which ones?

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