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Event Recap | 2015 Festival of Barrel Aged Beers (FoBAB)

November 23, 2015 |

While the weather outside the UIC Forum was frightful, the beer being poured inside for the 2015 Festival of Barrel Aged Beers was quite delightful.

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Event Recap | BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015

November 20, 2015 |


On a warm and breezy Friday evening in Balboa Park of San Diego, foodies and craft beer drinkers alike gathered at the Mingei International Museum for the first-ever Baja Beer Craft event.

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Event Recap | Nitro Fest 2015

November 19, 2015 |

For one night, one night only, Longmont, Colorado was transformed into the full Ringling Brothers experience during Left Hand Brewing’s Nitro Fest 2015 on Saturday night. Only in its second year of existence, Nitro Fest is quickly becoming one of the … Read More

Your Guide to Finding Goose Island BCBS in Colorado

November 19, 2015 | 1

*UPDATED 11/25 at 12:20 pm MST*

This is NOT a drill, folks. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout will hit Colorado shelves and bars in less than a week! While BCBS hunting on Black Friday has become a bit of … Read More

Ultimate 6er | Virginia’s Novemberfest

November 18, 2015 |

It’s fitting that a beer event called Novemberfest would fall on rainy, chilly and damp day. But Rustico‘s event did not disappoint, with generous pours, ponchos and umbrellas, plus massive, sugary donuts.

The festival featured bold beers from throughout … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | Nov 18, 2015

November 18, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: [5 minutes]

We had a blast this last weekend with the beer releases around town and the Veteran’s Day festivities. Although the Broncs didn’t win, we can appreciate everyone showing the game! There were some well deserved anniversaries. This week, we have a lot more events and we would love for you to plan with us! Check out our Calendar!

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Fremont Brewing Kicks-Off Oregon Distribution

November 17, 2015 |

Image courtesy of Fremont Brewing

Oregon, get ready to stock up your fridges, fill up your pints, and clink your glasses.

Fremont Brewing of Seattle, Washington, in partnership with Columbia Distributing, will begin arriving in Oregon this month. The expansion will kick-off with a celebratory event at APEX in Portland today, featuring ten Fremont brews, from 4 – 8:00 pm. Read More

Event Recap | Goose Island Rare Day

November 17, 2015 |

Beer fans from all over the country converged in Chicago on Friday, November 13th as Goose Island released 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout Rare at a special ticket-only event. While the Rare will be released to the general public on Black Friday, the Rare Day event allowed a select number of people to get the beer a couple of weeks early.
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Event Preview | Station 26 Dark Star Release Details

November 16, 2015 |

Over the past few years, Black Friday has taken on new meaning to craft beer fanatics. Forget the weary-eyed early morn wake ups, the animalistic mobs at Best Buy and Wal-Mart, the fervor fueled by the slashing of prices. Instead, … Read More

Event Recap | Bacon & Beer Festival 2015

November 12, 2015 | 1

If bacon is good and more bacon is better, then even more bacon with lots of incredible craft beer is the absolute best. The Bacon and Beer Festival returned to Denver on Sunday, October 8… and it was glorious. Bacon is an extremely versatile ingredient and this festival was a platform for some of Denver’s top chefs to show us its versatility. It was also a great opportunity for local breweries to show how their beers can pair with diverse swine dishes. Like last year, proceeds from the event benefited Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart.

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Event Preview | Upslope Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party

November 12, 2015 |

What: Upslope Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, November 14, 2014 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Where: 1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, CO 80301

Upslope Brewing Company has come a long way from its humble beginnings 7 years ago. Most Coloradoans have become familiar with their core lineup of cans as solid pack-in pack-out refreshment options. The Boulder brewery has been able to prove that it’s not a one-trick pony in recent years with a slew of inventive seasonal releases such as their Pumpkin, Christmas, White Thai IPA, and this year’s standout Blood Orange Saison. However, perhaps the greatest display of what Upslope is truly capable will be on display this Saturday during their 7th Anniversary Party. Read More

Event Recap | Big Boss Brewing’s Tavern Ale Release

November 12, 2015 |

On a dark and stormy November 9th night, Raleigh’s own Big Boss Brewing premiered their Tavern Ale as part of their regular seasonal line-up. Read More

Event Recap | 2015 Denver Bacon and Beer: Brewer’s Dinner

November 11, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: [4 minutes]

Imbibe Events and The Lobby hosted an intimate evening featuring five breweries and restaurants from the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival. The Denver Bacon and Beer Brewer’s Dinner paired five chefs and five breweries for a meat filled evening that didn’t not disappoint. The Denver Bacon and Beer Brewer’s Dinner benefited Metro Caring and Project Angel Heart. Participating restaurants and breweries included Block & Larder, Euclid Hall, Second Home Kitchen + Bar, The Lobby, Max’s Wine Dive, Great Divide Brewing Company, Wit’s End Brewing Company, Call To Arms Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Spangalang Brewery and The Post Brewing Co.

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Event Recap | Sanitas Brewing Company’s Inaugural Sour Day

November 11, 2015 |

This past Saturday afternoon I spent a couple of hours at Sanitas Brewing Company’s taproom where all 12 of their draft lines were flowing with sour, wild and barrel-aged beers.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | Nov 11, 2015

November 11, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: [5 minutes]

We had a blast this last weekend with the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival and the accompanying Brewer’s Dinner. If you didn’t get a chance to go or just want to reminisce about all of that deliciousness, check out our recaps.


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Event Recap | Mockery Brewing’s 1st Anniversary Block Party

November 9, 2015 |


Mockery Brewing rocked the block this past weekend with their 1st Anniversary Party!

It was a beautiful November afternoon for food trucks, a photo bus, live music and, of course, delicious beer. Mockery served up some limited edition uniquely … Read More

Attendees Guide to Goose Island BCBS Rare Day

November 9, 2015 | 9


Bottle Pickup at the Goose Island Tap Room 1800 W. Fulton St; Barrel House Event at the Goose Island Barrel House 603 N. Sacramento Blvd.


Session A: Bottle pickup 11am-2pm Barrel House event 1pm-4pm
Session B: Bottle pickup 4pm-7pm Barrel House event 6pm-9pm

Goose Island knew they couldn’t do just any normal release for Bourbon County Stout Rare. To celebrate the launch of such a unique beer, Friday Nov. 13th Goose Island is having an all-day event to officially kick-off Rare. I sat down with Mike Smith, Associate Brand Manager for Bourbon County Stout, to get all the details on Rare Day. Read More

Event Preview | BAJA BEER CRAFT 2015

November 7, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: [5 minutes]

When: Friday, November 13th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Mingei International Museum – Balboa Park 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Hola, PorchDrinkers! If someone were to ask you about your favorite Baja beer, what would your … Read More

Event Preview | Untapped Dallas

November 6, 2015 |

When: Saturday, November 7th from 2:30 – 10:30PM (VIP, Doors Open 1:30PM)

Where: Fair Park Dallas

North Texas Beer Week is officially upon us. What could be a better way to celebrate than to kick-off the celebration at Untapped Dallas. Over 400+ beers have been announced for the 2015 festival where festival goers can sample beers from 100 participating breweries. New for this year is a super VIP “Stout Package” that gives access to the Untapped Clubhouse, exclusive stage viewing area and for the first time, an open bar featuring beer, wine and spirits plus food from some of Dallas’ best spots that include Luck, Scardello Artisan Cheese, Meddlesome Moth, East Hampton Sandwich Co., Glazed Donut Works and much more. Read More

Event Preview | #PourHard Beer School at World of Beer LoDo

November 4, 2015 |

When: Thursday, November 5 from 6-7pm

Where: World of Beer LoDo, 1555 Blake Street Unit 102

Sharpen your pencils, break out your trapper keepers, and jot down some notes in your Lisa Frank notebooks, it’s time to go back … Read More