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Event Recap | Pittsburgh Real Ale Festival 2015

October 12, 2015 |

This past Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Real Ale Festival took place at Highmark Stadium. It was a great night to enjoy real ales in the great city of Pittsburgh. The weather was calm and cool and, with the city across the river from Highmark Stadium, it was a setting that made for a great night of drinking.

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PorchDrinking’s Denver Beer Beat | Oct 17, 2015

October 7, 2015 |

Well, hi there folks! As you probably saw last week, Cory aka Buddhist Zombie, aka Viking Grip, aka Pelican, aka PorchDrinking.com’s Denver Events Editor is making a pilgrimage to the motherland that is Belgium. So in his stead, I’ve … Read More

Event Preview | Pittsburgh Real Ale Festival 2015

October 1, 2015 |

If you happen to be in the Pittsburgh area this weekend, Piper’s Pub is hosting the Pittsburgh Real Ale Festival.

When: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Where: Highmark Stadium: 510 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA … Read More

Major News and Storylines from GABF 2015

September 30, 2015 |

Earlier this year, when The Brewers Association announced that the Great American Beer Festival would be Bigger, Better and Beerier, we assumed that was merely a reference to the additional exhibit hall and sheer size of the event itself. … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | September 30th, 2015

September 30, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: [2 min]

Well, we looked #GABF2015 in the face and with only a bit of a perils of petunia moments, we made our decisions in choosing events. We really enjoyed WTF? Yeah, it was busy, but that … Read More

Event Recap | Denver Rare Beer VII

September 29, 2015 | 2

Average Reading Time: 7 minutes

Best event of the #GABF2015 weekend?! We think so. John Maguire and Cory Pelc pontificate on their favorite pours, casual convos with the beer celebs of the craft beer world and provide a minimal amount of criticism. A Recap of all things Denver Rare Beer VII.

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Event Recap | Goose Island ‘Grit & Grain’ Premiere

September 28, 2015 |

Thursday afternoon’s premiere of Grit & Grain at the Denver Film Society was a wonderful celebration of Goose Island’s legendary Bourbon County Stout. A great crowd from the craft beer industry came to taste some of this year’s run of Bourbon County … Read More

GABF Event Preview | NBB & Leopold Bros Whiskey Sour Barrel Hour

September 25, 2015 |

When: Saturday, September 26 at 1pm

Where: Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox – 1215 20th Street, Denver, CO

Pat yourself on the back. You’ve survived most of GABF week and you’re still alive. That’s no small feat. But now that you’ve finished … Read More

Red Brick Brewing | Georgia’s Oldest Craft Brewery Celebrates 22 Years

September 25, 2015 |

This weekend, Atlanta’s Red Brick Brewing Co., Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, is throwing a big birthday bash for its 22 anniversary — and there’s a lot to celebrate.

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Event Recap | Beers Made By Walking

September 25, 2015 |

Beers Made By Walking is a national event that highlights unique beers only found at the festival, that were inspired by nature walks in the brewer’s home state. The Colorado edition of the festival was held last night and … Read More

Creature Comforts | See The Stars Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout

September 24, 2015 |

ABV: 10.9%

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. experienced a milestone this month that was marked with a handful of firsts for the brewery. They bottled their first barrel aged stout, which was released at their first bottle release event that turned out to be their largest event since opening. The entire event was calculated with as much attention to the details as possible. The beer, See the Stars, was more than a year in the making. The patience, initiative and discipline to make all this happen shines through the brew it became. Read More

303 Magazine Presents | Where to Eat Near GABF

September 22, 2015 |

Story by Brittany Werges, Food and Booze Editor for 303 Magazine. Check out 303 for more GABF coverage throughout the week!

Every year, during early fall, Denver turns into what can only be described as a mecca for beer drinkers. … Read More

2015 GABF | Must Try GABF Events

September 21, 2015 |

WELCOME TO GABF WEEK 2015! Lace those drinkin’ boots up, tighten up that lederhosen, and let’s get ready to drink our weights in delicious craft beer!!!!!

We have been updating our events calendar for the last few weeks and we realize that it is as heady as a freshly shaken Belgian beer . . . We are foaming at the brim with events. We have a lot going on but have highlighted some of our favorite events.

What events will you make it to this week?!

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Event Recap | Snallygaster

September 21, 2015 |

Guest Post Written By: Daniel Workman

Overcast and rainy conditions failed to dampen (although they might have chilled) spirits amongst attendees at he fourth annual installment Snallygaster craft beer and food truck festival that took place September 12 just outside … Read More

Event Preview | One Holy Toast (Washington D.C)

September 10, 2015 |

Photo credit: Author’s recent visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The hype over the visit of Pope Francis to the nation’s Capitol on Sept. 23 is steadily growing — or rather, brewing.

(Yes, a cheesy … Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

September 9, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: [2 min]

Well, we said Bye Felicia to wearing white and Labor Day has come and gone. That means it’s pretty much fall. Which I am fucking stoked on. Only a few more weeks until Denver Beer … Read More

Event Recap | Great Lakes Burning River Fest 2015

September 9, 2015 |

Co-authored by Kevin Risner

John’s Recap of Friday, August 28

As I made my way past the sand volleyball pits on Whiskey Island, forged up and down the hills of Wendy Park through clouds of gnats and approaching the Old Coast Guard Station, I could feel a different air to 2015’s version of Burning River Fest. The station’s main tower rises above the line of trees, bearing the projected logo of the festival. A clear evening and setting sun over the lake set the perfect environment for an intimate affair, as droves of locals made their way to partake in local food, enjoy the live music of Brian Johnson, Gretchen Pleuss, The Portersharks (among other acts) and to taste the debut of Great Lake’s newest brew, Steady Rollin’.

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Festival Recap | Augusta Beerfest 2015

September 8, 2015 |

The 2nd Annual Augusta Beerfest was full of fun and flavor this year. There were dozens of breweries showcasing their most popular beers. Imbibers had over 100 beers to to sample and enjoy throughout each session. A few vendors were present displaying products and explaining their business concepts to the inquisitive passerby. All-in-all,  this was a successful festival that remains the only show in town for the second year running.

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Event Preview | Samuel Adams’ For the Love of Beer Fest

September 3, 2015 |

When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
1st Session: 1-4pm | 2nd Session: 5-8pm
Where: Millenium Park, Chicago, IL

As summer winds down and beer festivals begin to head indoors, Chicagoans can take advantage of one of the last outdoor festivals of the season. Chicago will play host to Samuel Adams’ first ever “For the Love of Beer Fest” which will take place Sept. 12th in Millennium Park.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat

September 2, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: [2 min]

I must eat crow about not being very wax poetic on the #DenverBeerBeat this month. There are always lots of amazing events in Denver and everyone puts in so much time brewing the beer, setting … Read More