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Savor Kentucky: A Celebration of the Commonwealth

November 13, 2013 | 2

On the weekend of November 1-2, the Horse Capitol of the World, Lexington, Kentucky, played host to the Alltech National Equestrian Games. This event attracts horse aficionados from all over the country to our quaint city to share in our first-class horse facilities, our hospitality, and our culture. But there was more than horses on display this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park, as Alltech introduced patrons to the tastes of Kentucky with  an exhibition of Kentucky foods, bourbons, and craft beers, aptly named Savor Kentucky.

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2013 Denver Bacon and Beer Festival

November 11, 2013 |

Bacon, it’s rare situation where the word alone has the power of conjuring deeply seeded carnal desires. Add craft beer to the equation and it’s a combination fit for the gods.

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Awesomesauce- Suri’s Burn Book

November 7, 2013 |

“Oh my god, Karen, you can’t just ask people why they’re white!”

“You smell like a baby prostitute”

“Is butter a carb?”

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Festiv-Ale 2013; A time to drink AND give back!

October 28, 2013 |

Among all the times we geek out for beer fests, rare releases, GABF (…the list goes on), I began to recently notice the phenomenal outpour (pun intended) of charity beer activity. In September, I attended the 7th annual Festiv-Ale benefitting … Read More

Portland Fresh Hop Festival Review

October 25, 2013 |

Few things get me more excited than fresh hop season in Oregon.  When I moved to Portland in 2010, I went to many of the medium to large-size summer beer festivals (Oregon Brewer’s Fest, North American Organic Brewers Festival, … Read More

Awesomesauce- Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

October 24, 2013 |

Quick, name the first comedian you can think of who LOVES cars….besides Jay Leno.

Ok, so I was thinking of Jerry Seinfeld.  The car lover in question resurfaced in 2012 (seriously, what WAS he doing after Seinfeld?!?) with a fantastic … Read More

Tales of Snallygaster

October 24, 2013 |

Saturday wasn’t one of those brilliant, orange-and-red autumn days. It was windy, threatened rain and was one of the first chilly days Washington, D.C. has experienced this fall.

It was perfect weather for Snallygaster.

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Three memories from GABF

October 22, 2013 |

Now that I am finally back in the friendly confines of Boston and away from people graciously shoving beer into my face, I’ve had the chance to detox a little bit, and I’ve been able to gather some quick memories from a wonderful visit to the Great American Beer Festival. This won’t be some cohesive, extensive recap, but rather the random memories of GABF that I’ll look back on for years and years to come.

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Hops and Pie Pumpkin Beer Festival

October 18, 2013 |

It comes to no surprise that people go absolutely bazonkers over pumpkin beers. As soon as that first chilly morning sends us racing indoors for a a sweater, as soon as that combination of cinnamon and spices wafts through the … Read More

“The Beer Diaries” Craft Beer Series Comes To Denver

October 10, 2013 |

For the craft beer enthusiast, simply drinking a great beer sometimes isn’t enough. Director Mike Mann and his crew at The Beer Diaries, have taken their love for craft beer to the next level. The team produces a series of internet tv shows, … Read More

Awesomesauce- WhiteWhine

October 10, 2013 |

As you can probably tell by a few of my previous posts, there’s nothing I like more than a snarky comeback or witty remark.   Add in a little dose of idiot shaming to the mix, and put it all online … Read More

2013 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft Results

October 8, 2013 | 5
As if the Great American Beer Festival weren’t ridiculously fun on it’s own merits, we decided to punch things up a bit this year by inviting a mix of national and local writers to participate in our inaugural 2013 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft. A big thanks to Illegal Pete’s who sponsored and hosted the draft Sunday night.

Beyond the Beer – Wednesday – Battery 621

October 8, 2013 | 1

Join us this Wednesday night as Denver-based companies Crafting a Nation, Business of Fun, and come together for the Inaugural event “Beyond the Beer Panel Discussion and Craft Beer Showcase.” The event will take place at Battery 621, 621 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80204; on October 9th, 2013. Doors to “Beyond the Beer” Hangout open at 6pm followed by a showcase featuring unique craft beers, reserved for this tasting event, at 8pm.

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Denver Beer Fest Tapping with Mayor Michael Hancock

October 3, 2013 | 1

Yesterday Denver Mayor Michael Hancock met a host of reporters and craft beer lovers at The Source to kick off the 2013 Denver Beer Fest. The Source is a new development in Northwest Denver is envisioned as a foodie hangout, … Read More

Awesomesauce – Roadtrippers

September 26, 2013 |

When I was little and we’d make the trek down south to Florida or South Carolina for vacation, my mom would always stop by our local AAA Office first and get a TripTik. These were basically personalized, highlighted maps of your route showing you where to go, local traffic information along the way (always marked on the paper map with a little rubber stamp in the shape of a traffic cone), the locations of gas stations, etc. Now, of course, that service has moved online, but only if you’re a dues-paying AAA member.

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PorchDrinking Interview: Flying Dog Brewery and Gonzofest

September 26, 2013 |

The concept of “local” is a vital part of the craft beer experience. Beer drinkers—both new and seasoned—often seek out brews that were made close to home with locally-sourced products. This makes the entire experience special, more personal. Thankfully, as a resident of DC, I can call Flying Dog Brewery my local brewery, and I was welcomed and encouraged to do so by Flying Dog CEO, Jim Caruso. Jim and his team were kind enough to invite PorchDrinking to attend their annual Gonozofest, a music fest-cum-beer fest-cum-Hunter S. Thompson-homage. We were also lucky enough to attend a behind the scenes tour led by Jim himself. Read More

GABF App: There’s an app for that

September 25, 2013 |

Finding your way around the festival will be a breeze

With 600 breweries and 3,000 beers at GABF (Great American Beer Festival for all of those folks that aren’t privy to the acronym lingo of the Brewer’s Association), it can be a little daunting to find what you’re looking for, or even decide where to begin. Who would have thought that sampling beer would be so difficult! No worries good friend, there is a delightful little app that will help you. And you can do it all with one hand!

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Four Nights at Lord Hobo for Zwanze Day

September 23, 2013 |

I rarely go to Beer Festivals. I am sure they can be a lot of fun and people that do go to them seem to have a great time there, or at least that’s what they tell me on twitter. … Read More

1000th Post

September 20, 2013 |

Well hey there! Nice of you to join us. In case you couldn’t decipher based on this seemingly self explanatory title, this commemorates our 1000th post and oh what a ride it has been.  We’d like to extend a heartfelt … Read More

Illegal Pete’s Upslope Brewing Collaboration

September 19, 2013 | 3

Illegal Pete’s has always been proud of its relationship with the Boulder craft brewery,Upslope. They were one of the first to carry Upslope brews in their restaurant, and now it all comes full circle with an Illegal Pete’s Upslope Brewing … Read More