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2019 Firestone Walker Invitational Pour List | Event Preview

May 30, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Among the long list of beer festivals each year, there are a handful that stand out as can’t miss events. There are even fewer select events that are “beer lovers bucket list” type events. The Firestone Walker Invitational is one such event.

For a decade, the Firestone Walker Invitational has been putting together a festival that brings together world class craft beer, food from the best chefs in California’s Central Coast, and some amazing music all in a setting that allows for beer enthusiasts to engage with the people who make the beer.

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Event Recap | Chicago Ale Fest Winter Edition

February 7, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

One of the things that can make a beer festival memorable (besides the beer) is the festival’s venue. Chicago Ale Fest changed things up this year to great success; they brought the festival to the Lacuna Artist Lofts in Chicago’s red hot Pilsen neighborhood.

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San Francisco Beer Week | Can’t-Miss Events February 5-10

February 5, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

How are y’all doing? I am hoping San Francisco Beer Week (SFBW) hasn’t been too rough: We still have six days to go! SFBW is an amazing craft brewer’s guild event marathon with multiple events all over the greater San Francisco Bay area. The five guilds (San Francisco, East Bay, Silicon Valley, Coast and North Bay) gather together for tap takeovers, collaboration releases, food pairing events and many other types of fun times.

Working in the industry, there are two moods when you see SFBW approaching: Either you are hella pumped or you start chugging coconut water! Below are some can’t-miss events for the rest of the week. Get pumped and honestly—I suggest stocking up on coconut water.

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Event Preview | Pink Boots Society Biannual Conference

January 17, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The second annual Pink Boots Society biannual conference kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas with an evening welcome reception. The event is a two-day conference happening January 18th-19th. It features a dual track format covering the business and technical aspects of the brewing industry.

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Revisiting the Highlights from 2019 Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines

January 17, 2019 |

Co-Authored by Eric Gorski and Tristan Chan, Photos by Justin Graziano, @BeerBreathCO

While beer festivals have multiplied to point of mainstream adoption, the truly elite continue to thrive and stand tall above the rest. There may be no festival that stands … Read More

Event Preview | Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year 2019

December 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Do you think you could be crowned Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year for 2019? Prove it! The Beer Drinker of the Year is not only crowned to someone who really enjoys, appreciates and drinks beer, but who also knows a quite a bit about how beer is made, it’s history and can demonstrate this range and depth. Wynkoop is looking for passionate home brewers, local brewers, or even someone who just really loves a good stout. They are looking for contestants both local and national. The submission deadline is January 13, 2019, so get ready!

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Summer Shindig Recap | Keep It Public Celebrates Outdoors & Local Beer

September 3, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The coalition known as Keep It Public joined Broomfield’s 4 Noses Brewing in bringing together more than 20 Colorado breweries and a cidery during the Summer Shindig, held on August 25 at the Hangar at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, Colorado. Keep It Public is a 501c3 non-profit organization, run exclusively by volunteers bound by a mission to educate the community on the American public land system.

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Wynkoop Brewing Company Now Offering 32 Ounce Crowler Cans

May 30, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Wynkoop Brewing

With the popularity of crowlers on the rise it only makes sense for Colorado’s first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing Company has to start offering 32oz cans to go as well. We all know how perfect they are for a camping trip!

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Event Preview | Beerliner and Chill: Brewer’s Health Initiative

September 28, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Beerliner & Chill: Brewer’s Health Initiative rolls into town on Wednesday, October 5, just in time for GABF! For a little bit of history on this event we have to roll back a few years to September 2013 when Davis Tucker, owner of NxNW Restaurant & Brewery in Austin, Texas, decided to ride 1400 miles from Texas to Colorado in honor of his brewmaster Don Thompson’s prostate cancer diagnosis. Read More

Event Recap | #CCBW Miskatonic Brewing Mystery Infusion Contest

June 20, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Suburban Chicago’s Miskatonic Brewing (Darien, IL) challenged patrons to a test their skills as a beer connoisseur during Chicago Craft Beer Week. Sure, it’s easy to log on to any one of the numerous beer rating sites and provide insight, but just how good are you? More to the point, as the writer who covered the event, how good am I? Read More

Event Preview | Chicago Ale Fest

June 14, 2016 |

2nd Annual Chicago Ale Fest Buckingham Fountain (Grant Park), Chicago, IL Friday, June 17, 2016: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. $50 ($25 for Designated Drivers)

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Event Preview | Funk & Farm Beer Fest

May 26, 2016 |

At first blush, Nighthawk Brewing is an odd setting for a festival celebrating farmhouse beers.

The Broomfield brewery, which opened in January 2015, is housed in a metal warehouse on a thoroughfare called Industrial Way. It shares a building with … Read More

Event Preview | Big Texas Beer Fest

March 31, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

When: Friday, April 1st from 6:30 – 10:30PM (VIP Entry 5:30PM)
Saturday, April 2nd from 2:00 – 6:30PM (VIP Entry 1:00PM)

Location: Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 1st Avenue Dallas, TX 75226

5th Annual Big Texas Beer Fest makes its return to Fair Park in Dallas. Having successfully hosted the event for four consecutive years, this year’s event will be spanned across 2 days. This is the first 2-day beer festival for North Texas, and will feature beers from 140 different breweries (55+ just from the state of Texas,) making for 500+ beers to sample from. You can expect to find exclusive/rare beers, one-offs, and special firkins to choose from. VIP ticket holders are allowed access to the event an hour prior to General Admission.

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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

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

Event Recap | Sesh Fest

August 4, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This past Saturday may have been the hottest day in Denver so far this summer but it didn’t stop a large crowd from sipping on a wide variety of delicious low ABV suds at this year’s Sesh Fest.

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Festival Recap | Big Texas Beer Fest 2015

April 16, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Last weekend, the fourth annual Dallas-born Big Texas Beer Fest took place in Fair Park. Thousands headed over to the Automobile Building in search of craft beers and great food paired with live music from local bands. This year more than 500 beers (38 barrel-aged) were announced from 120 representing local, national and international breweries.

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Brew Ha-Ha 2014

August 26, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Cincinnati Brew Ha-Ha is a treat for anyone who loves craft beer, laughing, and friends. If you hate fun, it’s probably not for you. I look forward to this event every year perhaps more so than even—and I am hesitant to admit this— Cincinnati Beer Fest.

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DC Event Preview – Beercheology!: Ancient Ales and Archeology Beer Tasting Featuring Heavy Seas

January 15, 2014 |

I am a huge archaeology nerd. I am also a beer nerd (obviously). The folks at The Capitol Archeological Institute had the brilliant idea to combine the two. I will dub this beautiful combination Beercheology. So if you secretly (or not-so-secretly) … Read More