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Event Preview | The Chicago Beer Festival

February 27, 2017 |

Have you ever had a drink with a T-Rex, or shared a brew with some of the world’s oldest artifacts? This Saturday The Chicago Beer Festival returns to The Field Museum as over 70 breweries will be on hand pouring a wide variety of beers to try.

Photo by Eric Dirksen

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Event Recap | Illinois Winter Wonderland of Beer (#ILWinterFest)

February 22, 2017 |

The mighty rodent and his all-powerful shadow cannot defeat the mighty force that is the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. On February 18, the temperature soared to 70 degrees as beer fans flocked to the Guild’s Winter Wonderland of Beer Festival (#ILWinterFest). Then again, in a winter where Chicagoans haven’t seen more than 1″ of snow since mid-December, maybe this is six more weeks of winter, 2017! Out with Chiberia, in with Chindiago! Read More

Event Preview | Illinois Craft Brewers Guild Winter Wonderland of Beer

February 10, 2017 |

Saturday, February 18
1 PM – 4 PM, 5 PM – 8 PM
MB Financial Park, Rosemont, Il
Tickets Still Available

“I think an outside festival in February is CRAZY! But, I guess there are a lot of people that really like the idea so we wanted to provide an opportunity to enjoy the best of both!”

And so, Danielle D’Alessandro, Executive Director of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and her crew are throwing their first outdoor beer party on February 18 — the Winter Wonderland of Beer (#ILWinterFest). Get out the long johns, throw on the scarf, and get ready to throw caution to the winter winds!

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The Festival of Barrel Aged Beers | FoBAB 2016 Awards

November 12, 2016 |

The world’s largest barrel-aged beer competition, held at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB) in Chicago, is underway. However, the FoBAB 2016 awards are now official, and our Chicago/Midwest editor, Mike Zoeller was there. Here are the results — congrats to all the winners!
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Event Recap | Chicago’s 6th Annual Beer Hoptacular

November 8, 2016 |

In a setting normally reserved for bringing screenplays to life, the entertainment value of Chicago’s Beer Hoptacular at Cinespace Chicago was worthy of an Oscar. Within the expansive production studio, a sea of breweries lined both walls and were accompanied by music, food, an airbrush tattoo van, and even an insult booth. Of course, a beer fest is only as good as its beer, and with more than 150 craft beers on hand, the beer selection did not disappoint.

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Event Preview | Upslope Brewing’s 8th Anniversary Party

November 2, 2016 |

What: Upslope Brewing’s 8th Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 – 8 p.m.

Where: 1898 S. Flatiron Court Boulder, Colorado 80301

Over the past eight years many beer lovers have come to identify Upslope Brewing Company with their ability to excel in core styles, like Craft Lager and Brown Ale. While those stylistically proficient mainstays continue to hold up several years later, what’s made Upslope truly shine in recent years can be seen through their seasonal offerings such as their Thai White IPA and Blood Orange Saison.

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Event Preview | 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

November 1, 2016 |

What: 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Glitter Dome 3600 Wynkoop St | Denver, CO 80216

There may not be a more divine combination fit for consumption, than the pairing of finely … Read More

UPDATED Event Preview | Chicago’s 6th Annual Beer Hoptacular

October 12, 2016 |

Chicago’s Beer Hoptacular enjoyed tremendous success and popularity its first five years..and then it vanished. Seemingly in its prime, it went away for a year. But, drawing on its inner Michael Jordan, HopTacular can announce to the world, “I’m back!”  

(Edit: Back, indeed! The Pour List is located at the bottom of this article. More than 150 beers from around the country.)

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Chicago’s German-American Oktoberfest

September 16, 2016 |

Chicago’s German-American OktoberFest, held in the city’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, celebrates culture, history, and of course good old fashioned Deutschland fun. However, it also provides a glimpse into Chicago’s love affair with German-style bier, both traditional and modern craft.

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Event Recap | Ska Brewing’s 21st Anniversary Party

September 15, 2016 |

When I turned 21, I spent the night drinking way too much blue-ribbon winning beer while slightly intoxicated coeds did their best Carrie Underwood karaoke. It was just about as much of a mess as it sounds. This year, Ska Brewing turned 21, and they decided to celebrate with some gold-medal winning beer and some legendary punk and ska bands. It was just about as amazing as it sounds.
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Event Recap | Utah Beer Festival 2016

September 5, 2016 |

As the gate opened, it revealed a welcome invitation into the belly of the beast. Salt Lake City Weekly’s 7th Annual Utah Beer Festival 2016 was ready to rage. We prepared to soak up some sun, listen to solid tunes, gobble great eats and drink world class beer. Read More

Event Preview | Schlafly’s HOP in the City Festival in St. Louis

August 18, 2016 |

St. Louis has its fair share of beer festivals, but few incorporate music as well as Schlafly Beer‘s HOP in the City festival, which will hit our town on September 17th. Read More

Event Preview | Fifty West Punch Out Beer Festival and Boxing Event

July 7, 2016 |

This Saturday July 9th, Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio is hosting a one-on-one amateur boxing night featuring ten fighters from eight different local breweries at their Production Works facility. Along with the five matches, there will be food trucks, a live DJ, guest taps, and the release of their Punch You in the Eye-PA bottles. The tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. The event goes from 4-11pm and the proceeds go to various charities that each brewery has selected. Read More

Event Recap | Chicago Craft Beer Week’s Beer Under Glass

May 26, 2016 |

If it’s the clothes that make the man, then it can also be said that it’s the weather that makes the beer festival. For the first time in at least a few years, Beer Under Glass (BUG), the event that opens up Chicago Craft Beer Week, had perfect weather.

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*BREAKING* 2016 GABF Ticket Sale Dates Announced

May 24, 2016 |

The Brewers Association announced this morning that tickets for the 2016 Great American Beer Festival will go on sale August 2, 2016 and August 3, 2016. This year’s event celebrates its 35th Anniversary of the festival, which means if last … Read More

Event Recap | Quad Cities Beer Fest Nails Local Charm

May 24, 2016 |

If there’s one problem with your average craft beer festival, it’s how the organizers shoot for the moon and often miss even the nearest star. The festival grounds are too expansive – too spread out or there are too many breweries in attendance. The lines are long, the music is too loud, there aren’t enough rinse stations – the list of gripes or miscues goes on.

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Event Recap | River North Beer Fest

April 18, 2016 |

Beer – the elixir of life, a delicious treat and the ultimate unifier. No event has ever invoked this more than the River North Beer Fest. The beer fest was split between the Old Crow Smokehouse and Moe´s Cantina in Chicago … Read More

The PorchCast | Episode 16 – Nick Nunns TRVE Brewing

March 10, 2016 |

For Episode 16 of the PorchCast, we visited Nick Nunns, founder of TRVE Brewing at their Acid Templed production facility and barrel house. On this episode we touched on the factors that constitute a great beer festival, as well as … Read More

*Updated with beer list* Event Preview | LowDown Barrel-Aged Beer Festival

January 12, 2016 |

Beer festivals can be amazing, but in many ways they can be overwhelming: from the ticket price to enormous crowds and even the long waits in line to catch a glimpse of the brewers of your favorite beers. Last year,  LowDown Brewery held their type of beer festival with no lines and no entry fee; just great barrel-aged beer.

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How to One Up that Pretzel Necklace

September 24, 2015 | 1

The age old debate on whether to wear a pretzel necklace to a beer festival dates back to Baron Marzen Dortmunder Zwickel Weizendoppelbock III’s attendance at the very first Oktoberfest in 1810, the tradition continued when Benjamin Franklin donned his own braided treat to Thomas Jefferson’s collaboration fest with fellow founding father Samuel Adams. And now we celebrate these pioneers by donning our own tasty carb-tastic accessories. However, as the times change and fashion evolves we’ve learned to upgrade our necklaces to hold much more than mere pretzels. While some have tricked out their gear with beef jerky, cookies, doughnuts and more, we thought we’d take it to the next level by asking Xzibit to… Read More