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.
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 …
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.
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. …
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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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 …
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 …
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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 …
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’.
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.
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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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 …
Location: 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Two weeks ago we announced that Bells Brewery would be taking Colorado by storm for a brief GABF stint through Crooked Stave Artisans’ (CSA) distributorship. We’re now starting to see …
Event Preview | Offensively Delicious: A Craft Beer Comedy Show presented by Renegade Brewing Company and Sexpot ComedyAugust 31, 2015 | Brady Akers
When: Wednesday, September 23, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Oriental Theatre (Denver, CO)
For the second year in a row, Renegade and Sexpot Comedy are joining forces to kick off Great American Beer Festival with the unique and incredibly fun Offensively Delicious Craft Beer Comedy Show. Combining some of the best local and national comics with an elite 10 brewery mini beer fest, the show gets you ready for the U.S.’s premier beer event that starts the following day.
Veterans of the Great American Beer Festival know the festivities that week aren’t limited to three days at the Colorado Convention Center. Exotic beers seem to magically appear in every nook and cranny of Denver and surrounding areas. After receiving a sneak peek at some of what Berkeley’s Hops & Pie has planned, we suggest making time in your schedule for a field trip.
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The #DenverBeerBeat is here. . . Ready. Set. Go!
Check out these events and many more in the calendar to plan your week accordingly! Cheers to ye and may eternity find us in as …
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With a year under our belt, Chris Day and myself ventured back up to Broomfield for our second Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival over the weekend. We recruited our old friends Will Dozier and Lynn Thayer to help us celebrate festivities and help out with photography. We’ll recap our travels and triumphs here and would love to hear everyone else’s feedback as well.
The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival might be the only festival in the world where one can float down a river while watching musicians perform on the main stage. It’s a small town festival with big charm. In its 25th year, it did not disappoint.
The DC Improv Comedy Club decided it would bring DC Brau into its bar taps to happily fuel the crews and attendees of its late-night shows and support the local brew. Being creative souls, The DC Improv team wanted to have some fun with this effort.
Photo courtesy of The DC Improv.
The Hopped Up Hilarity event on Sept. 16 will not only debut pints of DC Brau (starting with The Corruption, an IPA with a 6.5% ABV), but will also feature drinking stories. Funny drinking stories. From amateurs.
As we announced on Monday, Denver based band Paper Bird will be joining us for the second installment of our Tour Tasters session at Elevation Beer Company tomorrow night beginning at 6pm.
The band will be touring the brewery, …