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Event Recap | Utah Beer Festival 2016

September 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

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 Recap | Brooklyn Brewery’s Chicago Beer Mansion 2016

August 30, 2016 |

On August 13, 2016, Brooklyn Brewery brought their A-game to Chicago and threw down one of the more unique beer festival experiences. The Brooklyn Brewery Beer Mash, which was part of a four day mini trip to Chicago, is part of a larger worldwide … Read More

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

August 18, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

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 | Utah Beer Festival 2016

August 16, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

What: 7th Annual Utah Beer Festival

When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Utah State Fair Park – 155 N 1000 W, Salt Lake City, UT

Price: General Admission – $20 advance ($25 day of), includes 5 tokens and taster mug Early Beer Drinker Entry – $30, includes 1 hour early entry, 8 tokens and taster mug VIP $50 – Includes all GA benefits, access to the Devour VIP Lounge with exclusive samples, food pairings and Brewer Q&A. VIP Designated Driver – $20, all VIP entitlements excluding beer tokens and beer tastings in the VIP lounge Designated Driver Ticket – $5, includes admission and pats on the back for being a good friend. Purchase tickets here. Read More

Event Preview | Oskar Blues Burning Can NC

July 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Burning Can returns for the third straight year to the Oskar Blues Brewery REEB Ranch in Brevard, NC. In less than two weeks Oskar Blues will wrap up its trio of summertime festivals. Following impressive events held in Lyons, Colorado and Austin, Texas (their newest addition to the OB production sites) there are high expectations for this grand finale. For anyone wondering what exactly Burning Can is, as their site aptly states…

It’s THE celebration of Craft Beer in a Can, Live Music, and the Adventurous Lifestyle.

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Event Recap | Chicago Ale Fest

June 29, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Like a symphony orchestra that brilliantly melds the sounds of a drum, bassoon and violin together into one harmonious musical piece, the Chicago Ale Fest proved most enjoyable because from tent to tent; one could sample a black or red IPA, porter, an ale with green tea and lemongrass, fruit-forward beers, barrel-aged brews, helles, pils, maibocks, saisons, sours and gose…and a partridge in a pear tree, I think. Each beer was good on its own, but collectively it makes for one terrific beer experience. Read More

Event Preview | 9th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest

June 24, 2016 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Feature Image credit to Casey Jones & Savannah Craft Brew Fest

Grab your pretzel necklace and get your liver ready for one of the Southeast’s premier events! This year marks the 9th annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest presented by Southbound Brewing Co. and Habersham Beverage. Located in Historic Savannah, Georgia across from the infamous River Street, this festival boasts a large pour list, generous VIP offerings, and several exciting activities to keep you busy for the afternoon.

Labor Day Weekend | Saturday September 3rd, 2016 | 1PM-5PM 
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center | Savannah, GA

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Event Preview | Untapped Fort Worth

June 10, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 12 min

When: Saturday, June 11th  from 3:30 – 10:30PM (VIP/Stout Ticket Holders, Doors Open 2:30PM)

Where: Panther Island Pavilion

Happy Birthday to me! Untapped is back and furious than ever hosting five events through out Texas returning to Fort Worth for its fourth year this upcoming Saturday. Lucky for me, this date falls exactly on my birthday so you know a full, blown celebration is ahead. Featuring 80 breweries and over 300 beers to choose from plus a stellar lineup of musical guests. Eight bands are scheduled to appear such as Built to Spill, David Ramirez, Rayland Baxter, The Hendersons, Hayes Carll, Grupo Fantasma, White Reaper and Bummer Vacation. For more information on the lineup visit here.

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Ultimate 6er | Washington Collaboration Beers

May 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The collaborative spirit of the craft beer industry has long been one of my favorite topics to cover, so I was ecstatic to learn about the first-ever Washington Beer Collaboration Festival put on by the Washington Beer Commission. The two-day festival featured 25 collaboration beers from 50 different Washington breweries and celebrated the collaborative and creative culture among Washington brewers. I attended the inaugural festival on a sunny Saturday afternoon and sampled about half of these unique brews. Read on for some of my favorite concoctions from this innovative festival.

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Event Preview | Odell Resurrects Small Batch Festival

April 14, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Odell Brewing Company last hosted Small Batch Festival in 2012, and while the event was an amazing success, the brewery has been quite busy in the years since — They expanded their footprint (Iowa and Texas,) updated their seasonal lineup (Brombeere here, Double Pilsner gone,) released a handful of new bombers (such as Brazzle and Pina Agria,) created a seasonal variety pack (Montage,) and completed brewery construction. Having accomplished so much the past few years, Odell is ready to bring back the Small Batch Festival and hopes to make it an annual event. Adam D’Antonio from Odell said “production comes first and festivals second. We didn’t want to bring Small Batch back until we were ready and could do it right.” Read More

Chicago’s Largest Beer Festival Returns As Chicago Beer Classic

April 11, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Once billed as the American Beer Classic, Chicago’s largest beer festival returns in May, but with a brand new name. Now re-branded as the Chicago Beer Classic, the Red Frog Events run festival returns to Soldier Field on May 7.

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Event Preview | Utah Beer Festival

July 29, 2015 |

What: The 6th Annual Utah Beer Festival

When: Saturday August 15, 2015 from 3 to 8 PM

Where: 200 E & Library Square (Downtown, Salt Lake City)

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General Admission – $15 advance (includes 5 tokens and taster mug), $25 day … Read More

True Hero: Alex C. Teves

July 19, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 10 min

 

I’m hesitant to write this, but in order to accurately tell his story, I have to tell mine.

I grew up in Aurora, Colorado, I was born and raised here, and I graduated with the same kids I met on the first day of school. Our city is a large-small town, meaning that everyone knows everyone. Even when I moved to college eight hours away in Durango; Aurora came with me.

On July 20th 2012 at 7:00 am I woke up and checked my phone to a report that a gunman had killed 12 people the night before. My heart sank. The shooting happened at Century 16, a theater I had gone to since the day it was built. I knew exactly where theater nine was. I could see it in my head. I immediately responded like most would, by scanning the internet for details about what had happened. The media was reporting that someone had opened fire, people were dead, and there weren’t a lot of details as to why. Soon more information came out and it all clicked. This was an attack on Aurora. This was an attack on my neighborhood, my high school, and my friends.

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Festival Recap | 2015 Inaugural Fort Love Brewers Jamboree

May 19, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

Well, if you weren’t there, you missed it. There were no lines for beer, there were celebrity and aspiring brewers pouring their own wares, and there were many-a-food-tent setup with tasty nosh for pairing. Rhymes With Paste’s Inaugural Fort Love Brewers Jamboree boasted lots of brewer cameos. I had the father of sour beer in America, Peter Boukeart of New Belgium lore, pour me a NBB Love. Then we joked around while we tasted his life’s study, his hard work. He poured his livelihood into a glass for me to imbibe and then talked about how it was made. The goal of the this festival was to bring attention to the craft brewing industry as a whole. This festival did that and so much more.

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Event Preview | Fort Love Brewers Jamboree 2015

May 5, 2015 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The 2015 Fort Love Brewers Jamboree was created by the Loose Affiliation of Fort Collins Craft Brewers (LAFCCB) a group consisting of the commercial craft brewers in Fort Collins and Loveland. This event is envisioned as a journey through craft beer at a slower pace. The end goal is to put craft into the festival experience with a focus on the great culture of Fort Collins and Loveland breweries. (Pssst, it is exclusive to these two cities and the creators hope that both locals and out-of-towners can appreciate the focus on the “Fort Love!”)

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Event Preview | South Denver Beer Festival 2015

April 29, 2015 |

When: Saturday May 2, 2015 and Sunday May 3, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Clement Park 7306 W Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123

Start the craft beer festival season right by checking out this stellar event happening this weekend! There will … Read More

UPDATED with beer list! Event Preview | Parade of Darks 2014

December 4, 2014 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

What: 5th Annual Parade of Darks Beer Festival
Where: The Bindery on Blake – 2901 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Ticket link: http://www.imbibe-events.com/event/2014-parade-of-darks/

Parade of Darks, the beer festival for lovers of ambers, porters and stouts, will return for its fifth year on December 6 from 1-4:30 PM. Wynkoop Brewing Company has changed the location from their downtown brewery to the Bindery on Blake (2901 Blake St.). Your $35 ticket includes unlimited samples of more than 60 brews from 25+ breweries, a commemorative festival tasting glass, and that warm feeling inside that comes from knowing all the profits go to Metro CareRing.

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Festival Recap | Springs Beer Fest 2014

August 4, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

A sold out beer fest is a good thing for craft beer, right?! Well, we aren’t 100% sure but we take a closer look with Springs Beer Fest 2014.

This past weekend, we were thrust into a myriad of emotions in relation to a sold out festival at the 8th Annual Springs Beer Fest at America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs. The festival ran from 12:00pm to 4:00pm (11am entry for VIP) with a cost of $25 for General (advance), $30 at Gate, $50 VIP. The promoters promised a fun-filled day of bottomless, fresh, craft beer samplings from over 45 notable Craft Brewers.

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