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Tips to Have a Great Time at FoBAB

November 2, 2022 |

The Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) is unlike any other beer festival in the country. No other place can you find more barrel-aged beers to sample under one roof. That being said, here are some tips so you can have a great time and be safe.

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Event Recap | Texas Craft Brewers Festival 2022

October 17, 2022 |

A sold-out Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival took place on Saturday October 8th at Fiesta Gardens alongside Austin’s Lady Bird Lake. The event brought together over 85 Texas breweries, 250 beers and 5,000 guests for an afternoon celebrating the quality and … Read More

Event Preview | Barrel & Flow Fest 2022

August 12, 2022 |

Barrel & Flow Fest is returning to Pittsburgh for its 5th annual celebration. Voted the second best beer festival in the country by USA TODAY, Barrel & Flow has expanded this year. The event now features a new location and over 30 Black-owned breweries, 55 unique collaboration beers made exclusively for the festival. 150 food, arts, crafts and brew vendors, seven bands, five deejays and two live art stages will line the streets of the Strip District site.

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Event Recap | Session Beer Fest 2022

July 26, 2022 |

The Bay Area is known for its temperate climate; this past Saturday, it delivered. People enjoyed a gorgeous sunny day as they meandered through Snow Park, which sits adjacent to Lake Merrit. The chilled attitudes and low ABVs at Session Beer Fest 2022 all added up to a laid-back event that felt more like hanging out at one’s favorite beer garden rather than an organized beer festival. It’s one of the aspects that Lauren Young Mortensen, Marketing and Events Manager of Drake’s Brewing, loves about this event.

“Session Fest is a celebration of delicious low ABV beers, amazing people, and the good vibes that come with them. I love this festival because you can join in as new or seasoned drinker to experience amazing local craft beer, and inevitably contribute to the energy that is Session Fest. With an ABV cap of 5% or less, this fest shifts the focus from “what’s your highest ABV?” to amazing flavor and brewing talent.” As their motto says, Less is More.

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Event Preview | Session Fest 2022

July 21, 2022 |

It’s been three years since Drake’s Brewing Co. has been able to throw their summer classic with Bike East Bay. But Session Fest is finally back for its eighth year, this Saturday. With no beer over 5% being poured, it is meant to be an easy going afternoon where you get to sample the lower-end ABVs that breweries have to offer. Hopefully, this makes for hangover-free Sunday the next day.

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Event Recap | East Bay Kick-off Party SF Beer Week

February 21, 2022 |

With Covid numbers surging yet again in the winter of 2021, the Bay Area Brewers Guild knew that they would have to go with an alternate plan for the kick off to Beer Week. The usual opening gala for the start of San Francisco Beer Week would have to be split up, five different venues, each one in a different region of the Bay Area. As I did not have the time or liver to do all five in a night, only one was attended.
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Winter Brew Fest in Denver Kicks off 2022 Beer Festival Season

January 6, 2022 |

The holiday haze has passed. It’s time to start planning for the best beer events of 2022. The annual Winter Brew Fest presented by RightOn Productions at Mile High Station in Denver kicks off the 2022 festival season on Saturday, January 22. This year’s Winter Brew Fest is shaping up to be a memorable occasion to kick start the new year with new beer. 

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Brewbies Oceanside 2020 | Event Recap

February 13, 2020 |

February 8 marked the much anticipated Brewbies Festival at Bagby Beer in Oceanside, CA. For 11 years, the Brewbies organization has worked to bring breweries and the public together in support of breast cancer awareness. Working with the Keep a Breast Foundation, the festival has donated more than $540,000 to breast cancer research to date.

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Event Preview | Stone Brewing DRK Beer Festival

November 6, 2019 |

Friday November 8th, Stone Brewing Headquarters in Escondido, CA will be hosting the DRK Beer Festival. Over the years this festival has gone by different names including Oakquinox and then Stone Pour it Black. This event has morphed … Read More

Event Preview | The 9th Annual BeerHoptacular

September 26, 2019 |

Billed as Chicago’s original craft beer festival, the BeerHoptacular returns once again to the Vertiport hangar on September 28 with over 100 beers being poured.

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Event Recap | 2019 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

June 5, 2019 |

Many of you may still be riding the excitement from another successful Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest this past weekend. As one of the most sought out festivals among beer enthusiasts, it is no surprise that tickets to this event … Read More

Event Recap | Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival 2019

January 31, 2019 |

Starting off the year by attending a beer festival is the best way for any beer enthusiast to set themselves up for success. The idea of unlimited beer sampling from a stellar brewery, along with over 50 local and regional breweries is heavenly. Add that with a solid time with friends enjoying food and music and you have the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival at Funky Buddha Brewery.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019 |

The Denver Beer Beat is a weekly roundup of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, and more happening in the Front Range and beyond. Be sure to check in each Wednesday to discover anything and everything happening around Colorado’s beer scene. Now let’s get to this week’s can’t miss beer events. Read More

Half Acre Brings All-Star Lineup of Breweries to Inaugural Far & Away

October 5, 2018 |

Your standard run-of-the-mill beer festival includes a long list of breweries, many of which go to the same festivals all season, pouring roughly the same beers at each one. Half Acre turned heads in August when they announced a new festival called Far & Away that features some of the best-known breweries from around the country.

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Lou Dog Events Expanding the Reach of Craft Beer Festivals throughout Chicago

August 30, 2018 |

If you’ve been to a beer festival in Chicago in the past few years, odds are it was put on by Lou Dog Events

A craft beer lover himself, founder and president Josh Seago, along with his team, is producing 10 craft beer festivals this year throughout the city and the surrounding suburbs. From the Chicago Ale Fest to the popular suburban Naperville Ale Fests, there’s no shortage of opportunities to sample beer from a wide variety of breweries.

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Event Preview | Chicago Breweries Preparing for Great Taste of the Midwest

August 6, 2018 |

Every second Saturday in August, a large contingent of Midwestern breweries gather on the shores of Lake Monona in Madison, WI for the Great Taste of the Midwest. Believed to be the second longest running craft beer festival in North America, the event features over 190 breweries and around 1,400 different beers for people to try.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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Event Recap | 2017 What the Funk!? Invitational

October 25, 2017 |

From unicorn tears to blue cheese sours, the 2017 What the Funk!? Invitational brought another year of sensationally wild and funk barrel-aged beers–this year at the gorgeous Studios at Overland Crossing in Denver.

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival Beer List Announced

September 21, 2017 |

The Texas Craft Brewers Festival returns September 30 to Fiesta Gardens and features 68 craft breweries. Tickets will sell out, so get yours in advance today! See the official beer list below.

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BREAKING | 2017 Great American Beer Festival List of Attending Breweries

August 18, 2017 |

Over 800 Breweries. 4 Sessions. 3 Days. Nearly 4000 beers. 60,000 attendees. This year’s Great American Beer Festival is back and primed for its 36th Anniversary. The field has finally been set, and we now know which breweries will be part of the world’s … Read More