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DC Beer Week: Pints and Prayers

August 14, 2013 |

I don’t like beer festivals, “special release” parties or anything that screams hey-there’s-gonna-be-a-big-crowd-of-people, even if there is really cool beer or awesome food or shiny things all over. Even though many of the DC Beer Week 2013 events sounded … Read More

Founders Brewing | Breakfast Stout

August 14, 2013 |

ABV: 8.3% | IBU: 60

I used to think this brew was best poured into a wide base tulip on a cool summer’s evening. I have changed my mind. This breakfast beer is best served with breakfast. It’s a big beer but not too big. Grab a mug, pour a Founders Brewing Breakfast Stout and grab a slice of coffee cake. Take a seat on your front/back porch with the morning paper. It’s time for breakfast the way it was intended.

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Nashville Predators: Inaugural Craft Beer Festival

August 13, 2013 |

This weekend, the Nashville Predators (they’re a hockey team, guys) hosted their inaugural craft beer festival inside downtown venue, Bridgestone Arena. The event featured breweries from all over the country, as well as local all-stars like Yazoo and Jackalope. There were also some newcomers (Czanns) and some who’d made it in all the way from Hawaii (Kona Brewing).

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Great Lakes Brewing Company – Silver & Gold IPL

August 13, 2013 |

ABV: 7.5%

IBU: 50

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Chicago. I was in town for the wedding of a very special friend of mine, and while there I stayed with my pal and all-around awesome dude … Read More

The Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival

August 12, 2013 |

Like it or not, summer is beginning to crawl to an end. Preseason football has begun, back to school sales are being blasted over the airwaves and pumpkin beers are beginning to hit store shelves. To help send summer off in style, our friends at Imbibe are throwing The Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival benefiting Water For People, this Friday, Aug 16 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the McNichols Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave.

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Preview: DC Beer Week 2013

August 12, 2013 |

The District of Columbia may consist of only 61.05 square miles but it is hosting its 5th beer week this August, capturing the region’s surging brewing culture.

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Avery Brewing Summer’s Day IPA

August 9, 2013 |

Avery Brewing Summer’s Day IPA

6.5% ABV

There used to be something magical about those childhood summers spent playing outside all day with neighborhood friends and returning home to a cold refreshing juice box. Avery Brewing’s Summer’s Day IPA is the adult version of quenching your thirst with one of those nostalgic Hi-C Ecto Coolers.

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Gnarly Barley Brew Festival 2013

August 8, 2013 | 3

Kicking off its fifth annual installment, The Gnarly Barley Brew Fest is a fun, family oriented event located at The Ranch (aka The Budweiser Event Center) in Loveland, CO. Coupled with a fair and carnival, it’s a good time for the whole family. That’s not to say there isn’t an abundance of delicious beer to be had.

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Ultimate 6er – Beers to Enjoy with Your Political Scandal: A Tribute to Carlos Danger

August 7, 2013 |

Ah, the Internet, that glorious repository of all things fantastic and frivolous. But as many of us know, the Internet never forgets. Sadly, there are those out there who missed the tutorial on how to ensure that things that are … Read More

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown

August 7, 2013 |

5.5% ABV

Hop on board the crazy train with a yummy Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum. (See what I did there? Hop? Ha ha ha! I slay me!) Ale Asylum is one of the many great craft endeavors coming out of Wisconsin. … Read More

GABF sells out in record time- Here’s how the BA can improve the process to bring access to more.

August 6, 2013 |

The Great American Beer Festival sold out this year in a record 23 minutes. If you were lucky enough to get tickets, then congratulations – you are holding a golden ticket to the Superbowl of beer. If you were in … Read More

Epic Brewing – Escape to Colorado IPA

August 6, 2013 |

Epic Brewing – Escape to Colorado IPA

ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 55

Epic Brewing out of Salt Lake City, UT will open it’s second location in Denver in a little over a month.  We’ll have more on that soon, but in honor of their arrival to the Mile High City, they released four Colorado inspired brews last month.

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Port Brewing Shark Attack

August 5, 2013 |

Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale

9% ABV
70 IBUs

One of my favorite weeks in Television has begun, I’m talking about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Sharks have always been a source of both wonderment and fear for me. Legendary beasts of mythical proportions, I read and watched everything I could on them.

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Beerstagrams 7/26- 8/2

August 3, 2013 |

IPA day might have been yesterday, but just in case you missed it (or were left wanting more) we’re following-up with a few special IPA Beerstagrams. Earlier this month Sun King brought back the crowd favorite, Grapefruit Jungle IPA, for … Read More

Southern Tier – Live

August 2, 2013 |

5.5% ABV

Of all the things that go hand in hand with drinking beer, watching live music tops my list. And it is no secret that a beer (or more than one) tends to enhance the concert going experience. That … Read More

Changes Coming to 2014 GABF Brewery Registration

August 1, 2013 |

Last night BeerPulse published this excerpt that was posted by the Brewers Association Event Director, Nancy Johnson in the Brewers Association forum. The excerpt explains that the what went into getting breweries off the 2013 GABF wait list as well as what will change in 2014.

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Awesomesauce Double Helping- Cooking Comically and Thug Kitchen

August 1, 2013 | 1

While I LOVE most typical food blogs (really, what else is Pinterest for, besides clicking on a recipe and then falling down a rabbit hole in the internet and reading about every fatteningly delicious looking dish that blogger has ever made?) they can tend to get a little cookie cutter (“Hi, I’m Jennifer/Sally/Sandy, a stay-at-home mother of two ADORABLE munchkins, and I love to cook!”) That’s why I find both of the below food blogs so entertaining- they’re SO not in that mold.  (Fair warning, there is some, uh, *salty* language to follow…) Read More

Hoppy IPA Day from PD!

August 1, 2013 |

Our staff wanted to wish everyone a very Hoppy IPA Day by sharing their favorite IPAs in a special edition of the roundtable discussion.  Feel free to share your favorites in the comments section below.

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Roundtable Discussion | Best Beer for Camping

July 31, 2013 |

Last year, Phil put together an Ultimate 6er for gettin’ off the grid with canned beer.  With the spirit of adventure ever-present in these parts, we reached out to our staffers to see what they’d take along on a woodsy jaunt.

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Stone Brewing | Dayman Coffee IPA

July 31, 2013 |

It’s not often I feel compelled to write about a beer upon first sip, but that was the case after de-capping Stone Brewing Dayman Coffee IPA.

Dayman was the winning beer during last August’s Iron Brew competition in Chicago. Aleman, … Read More