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Trends and Takeaways from FoBAB 2021

November 16, 2021 |

Like all of the events that returned in 2021 after being canceled in 2020, the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers returned to Chicago with more buzz and excitement than in previous years.

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Revolution’s Straight Jacket Stars in the Next Deep Wood Release

November 15, 2021 |

Every year, in a sea of highly touted barrel-aged releases, Revolution’s Deep Wood series seemingly has one that will stand out amongst them all. Even though we’re only in the second of four releases, this year’s Straight Jacket might very well be the star this winter.

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First Look at Cruz Blanca’s 2021 Luchador Series

November 10, 2021 |

One of the Chicago’s most unique and diverse lineups of barrel-aged beers returns as Cruz Blanca‘s Luchador series has continued to grow in popularity the last four years.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 11/4

November 4, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As we enter into November, we’re met with a multitude of new releases hitting shelves. With no shortage of choices, how do you make up your mind? Will it be an anniversary release, a returning seasonal favorite or will you find a new favorite (I’m looking at you Outer Range, how could you not want that Double Stuffed)? No matter what strikes your fancy, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 10/21

October 21, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

How are we almost to the end of October already? It feels like spooky season just started, but have no fear, there are only treats for you here. Take a look down below to help you decide what new beers you’d like to add to your Halloween drink choices. Still trying to decide what you want to do for Halloween? Why not include your four-legged friend in a pet costume contest at Wynkoop or Lone Tree Brewing? No matter what you pick, don’t forget the tasty treats.

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First 2021 Revolution Brewing Deep Wood Release Preview

October 14, 2021 |

Death, taxes and Revolution Brewing nailing the blending of barrel-aged beers: few things are a given in this world but over the last five years, the largest independent brewery in Illinois has continued to excel with its barrel-aged beers.

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2021 FoBAB Returning to In-Person Event at New Location

October 2, 2021 |

The country’s premiere barrel-aged beer festival returns this year as the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) will take place November 12-13 with some changes in place because of the ongoing pandemic.

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Hawkins Farmhouse Ales | Major Progression BA Belgian Quad

October 1, 2021 |

Just over half an hour directly to the south of Austin sits Lockhart, Texas — the self-proclaimed “barbecue capital” of the state. The quintessential small-town-Texas vibe is punctuated by the enormous queues snaking out of Lockhart’s four famous barbecue joints on the weekend, which attract visitors from across the state and further afield. Now there is a new reason to visit Lockhart: Hawkins Farmhouse Ales.

Hawkins Farmhouse Ales, photo credit Johan Mata
Hawkins Farmhouse Ales, Photo: Johan Mata

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Revolution Brewing Announces 2021-2022 Deep Wood Lineup

July 26, 2021 |

It seems as if Revolution Brewing’s Deep Wood release in July was a tease for the announcement of the full 2021-2022 lineup that happened less than a week later. In typical Revolution fashion, the releases will happen once a month staring in October and concluding in January.

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Brewery Showcase | Buried Acorn Brewing Co.

July 6, 2021 |

After opening their doors in July 2018, Buried Acorn Brewing Co. became the ninth brewery to open in Syracuse, NY. Owner and brewer Tim Shore has been passionate towards craft beer for as long as he can remember.

Growing up in Syracuse, Shore said he was able to enjoy a lot of breweries that surround the area such as Saranac Brewery and Genesee Brewery. He also lived in Rehoboth, DE where he frequently visited Dogfish Head which made him realize that he wanted to work in the beer industry. For 10 years, Shore lived in Chicago, working in various brewpubs before moving back to his hometown and opening his own brewery.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4th of July Weekend

July 1, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Guess what’s happening this weekend! It’s the 4th of July… wait did you cheat and read that on the title? Either way, it’s going to be a great weekend of drinking beer, grilling and possibly lighting off some fireworks. Be careful though, I like fireworks as much as the next person, but you don’t want to be that guy that ends up starting a wildfire. So get out there this weekend and have some fun, without burning down the state, that is.

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What We’re Drinking | June 24, 2021

June 25, 2021 |

Summer is settling in quite nice albeit incredibly hot already. Maybe it’s just the fact that it’s nice to be able to do stuff this year when thinking back on how last summer was during the height of the pandemic. Baseball is on, bars are open and taprooms are calling your name! Lagers and Seltzers are sure to dominate pool patios and beach trips. To make sure we aren’t slacking on our end, check out our beers of the last two weeks. Here is What We’re Drinking:

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 6/17

June 17, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

We’re hitting some record temperatures this week in Colorado, but do you know what’s really nice on a hot day? That’s right, some cold aloe… oh, and a cold beer at your favorite brewery! Beat the heat this weekend and show all of the local breweries how glad you are that they’re back open at full capacity.

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Ultimate 6er | Six Beers in Six Barrels of Fun

June 16, 2021 |

Regardless of where you live, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a local brewery with a killer barrel program. From Atlanta to Chicago, from Maine to the PNW, breweries across the country are constantly releasing barrel-aged goodness in the form of thick and boozy stouts or tart and refreshing mixed culture options. Barrel-aging anything takes patience and love, but many brewers are all-in on commitment. Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 6/3

June 3, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Well would you look at that, we’ve made it to June already. It seemed like only yesterday the whole country was shutting down, and look where we are now! As summer quickly approaches, more and more releases are popping up, and we’re even seeing a brewery anniversary or two. Now you might be saying, “I drank a bit too much over the long weekend, I think I’m going to take it easy this weekend,” but between the two of us, we both know that isn’t happening. So take a look below and pick out some new (or old) favorites, and enjoy this weekend like it’s a holiday too.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 5/20

May 20, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With the state opening up more heavily this week, more and more new releases are trickling out. One thing to keep in mind while you’re going out in search of a new beer or two for this weekend is what each brewery’s policy is on wearing masks. Don’t disrespect the staff members if you don’t agree with the policy that the brewery has implemented.

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, the perfect time might be this weekend. WeldWerks is hosting a walk-up clinic on the 22nd from 1pm – 5:30pm, with every participant receiving a free pint, and a limited edition can of “I Got Vaccinated”. Already been vaccinated, but want to get a free can of “I Got Vaccinated”? Just bring your vaccination card into the brewery starting on the 22nd to pick up a can for yourself too!

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First Beer After Baby | A Nine-Month Dilemma

May 10, 2021 |

It was a warm spring day and as I listened to some Lake Street Dive it seemed like as good a time as any to take a pregnancy test. My husband and I had just started trying to have a baby, so I was keeping my expectations low. I stood there dreaming about my latest curbside pickup from Temescal Brewing, popping one open in my quarantine safe backyard and soaking in some sun. Three minutes later, there it was. A big beautiful positive. A positive pregnancy test brings with it a hurtling roller coaster of emotions, even when expecting and hoping for it like I was. The first wave was part holy shit part happy tears, and the second came with a twinge of sadness that I wouldn’t be crushing a can of craft for at least nine months.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/22

April 22, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Now that spring is in full swing, we’re starting to see fewer stouts and porters being released. But don’t fret, there are always a few special stragglers. While you’re sipping on your newest pick-up, prop your feet up to support a good cause by watching “BEER – A Love Story”, because let’s face it, we all love beer. Now through April 25th, $1 from each movie rental will go to Protect Our Rivers.

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Revolution Brewing Releases Cuvée de Grâce for Second Time

April 12, 2021 |

When Revolution Brewing Cuvée de Grâce was last released in January 2020 there was a line around the brewery, a big release party inside the taproom and just three U.S. airports were beginning to screen for COVID simply as a precaution.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/8

April 8, 2021 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction, and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

With Colorado Pint Day being yesterday, hopefully, you made it out to snag one of this year’s glasses. If you didn’t, well we can’t help you there… but we do have a bunch of new releases, and some crowd favorites that are being re-released! Take a look at everything coming out and make a trip to your favorite brewery to support them, even if you don’t get a glass out of it. Read More