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Distanced Yet Together: 12th Annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting Goes Virtual

August 18, 2020 |

While many beer festivals have been canceled due to the pandemic, the 12th annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting is taking a page out of Great American Beer Festival’s book and will be taking place virtually the weekend of September 25-27. It will feature a live, online event portion, remote brewery releases, and an auction to raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign. Over 70 leading craft breweries have already committed to participating in the event.

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Event Recap | 2020 Uppers and Downers

February 26, 2020 |

Probably one of the smallest venues for a beer festival out there, the intimacy of Thalia Hall creates part of the charm of Uppers and Downers, one of the top festivals showcasing the versatility of coffee. Moving to a Sunday for the first time since the inaugural event, the day change didn’t impact the crowd size as once again beer and coffee lovers alike packed the Pilsen music venue for two sessions of coffee beers, cocktails, and more.

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San Francisco Beer Week 2020 | Opening Night Gala Recap

February 12, 2020 |

San Francisco Beer Week is underway and us on the Pacific Regional team are finally rested up from the Opening Night Gala, ready to attend other upcoming events during the week, and are ready to share all the delicious beers and fun times we had. The Opening Night Gala was thrown by the Bay Area Brewers Guild and, boy, did they bring it this year! Here are some of the stand outs from the night.

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Event Preview | 2020 Uppers & Downers

February 6, 2020 |

What started out as a beer festival for coffee beers has evolved into a full-blown celebration of coffee and all the unique ways it can be used in a wide variety of liquids.

After yet another successful event last year, Good Beer Hunting’s Uppers and Downers returns to Thalia Hall on February 23 with two sessions bringing together some of the most iconic coffee roasters, breweries, and distilleries under one roof. 

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2020 WeldWerks Invitational Initial Brewery List Announced

January 22, 2020 |

Last week, WeldWerks Brewing announced that tickets for their third WeldWerks Invitational beer festival will go on sale on February 8th, 2020 at 10:00 AM MST. Despite only its third year in existence the event has already risen to become regarded as one of the country’s best beer events in terms of collective talent of both breweries and beers. In the past, breweries such as Side Project, Perennial, Moksa, 3 Sons, and more have utilized the event as a platform to showcase their best and brightest. The Invitational also brings out WeldWerks’ own rarities in their Medianoches, Pastry Stouts, and Hazy IPAs. There’s so much to look forward to at this year’s event, which will take place on June 20, 2020.

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SDBW Event | Ladies Arm Wrestling at Kairoa Brewing

November 11, 2019 |

Entering Kairoa Brewing a bit early, there is a full stage and decorations for the special Pink Boot Society fundraising event. Brewer still on deck from a long BrewDay the ladies start to line up for the main event, arm … Read More

2019 Firestone Walker Invitational Pour List | Event Preview

May 30, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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