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#beerfests Archives – PorchDrinking.com

Event Recap | Vail Craft Beer Classic 2022

June 24, 2022 |

A beer fest set in the middle of the Rocky Mountains is bound to be beautiful, and the Vail Craft Beer Classic did not disappoint in that regard. Along with the wondrous mountain scenery is a laid back mountain vibe enjoyed by patrons and vendors alike. No long lines, no crowded bottlenecks, and plenty of time and space to casually have a conversation with a brewery worker or a random attendee, the Vail Craft Beer Classic is ideally set up for enjoying a couple hours worth of various brews.

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The Ultimate Guide to The Best Beer Festivals in 2022

February 7, 2022 |

Beer fests are back (knock on wood)! After two years of cancellations, postponements, limited capacity events, and worse… the dreaded virtual fest, we are entering 2022 cautiously optimistic about the year ahead. With hopes of herd immunity coming sooner rather than later, we’ve got our fingers crossed that beer festivals are all returning to normal soon.

While most beer festivals are still taking extra precautions for this year’s events, several of them have already begun announcing dates. To help you keep track of the best and brightest beer festivals to mark on your calendars, we’ll be continuously updating our list of the best can’t miss beer festivals for 2022. Be sure to bookmark this page as we’ll be adding and updating this list throughout the year.

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Event Recap | Barrel Culture Invitational

October 19, 2021 |

Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending hosted their annual Invitational this weekend on Saturday, October 16, at their Durham, NC taproom. The fest included 35 breweries and more than 80 beers including special bottle and magnum pours.

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Event Recap | Good Word Brewing Presents “Little Beer”

June 8, 2021 |

For any of you veteran craft beer drinkers out there, what comes to mind when you hear the phrase “beer fest” mentioned in conversation? Memories of overindulgence fueled by Biolyte and the FOMO of the out-of-state breweries who are pouring their beer? Maybe it’s racing around the room to all the hype tables before your palate is overwhelmingly wrecked. There’s also a good chance that you’ve been in line slamming an IPA taster before hitting the next tap in the row…We’ve all been there.

On Saturday, June 5, Good Word Brewing & Public House hosted a festival in collaboration with the City of Duluth that was one of the first beer-centric events to happen in Georgia since COVID-19 effectively shut down large gatherings a year ago. This was not a typical beer fest, though. Read More

Preview | Poland’s One More Beer Festival Features Heavy Hitters

September 16, 2019 |

One More Beer Festival. The rallying cry I often tell my aching liver is actually the name of one of the coolest international beer festivals out there. Starting September 20, beautiful Krakow, Poland, will host two days and three sessions of incredible brews, with more than 180 beers from over 30 to taste.

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10 of the Best International Beer Festivals You Can’t Miss in 2019

February 1, 2019 |

We’ve all woken up a little groggy on the first of the new year with grand plans for how we’re going to make our lives better during this next lap around the sun. You commit to exercising, finishing your mediocre … Read More

Event Preview | Dogfish Head Record Store Day Vintage & Vinyls @ Avanti F&B

April 20, 2017 |

When: Saturday, April 22 from 11:30 – 4:30pm

Where: Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 Pecos Street

What: Dogfish Head + PorchDrinking.com rare vintage beers + BYO Vinyl to play on-site!

There might be no more soothing sound than the scratch of needle to vinyl, well perhaps the fresh pop of a church key cracking open a cold bottle of beer. This Saturday’s Record Store Day offers the opportunity to combine the two, as PorchDrinking has once again teamed up with Dogfish Head for Vintage and Vinyl at Avanti Food & Beverage.

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Event Preview | Parade of Darks

December 1, 2016 |

This Saturday marks the 5th annual Parade of Darks holiday beer festival, hosted by Metro Caring. This year’s event will take place at the Tivoli Student Center’s Turnhalle Room on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. With a focus on dark beer, more than three dozen breweries and 70 thoughtfully-selected beers will be featured at the event.

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Event Preview | 4th Annual Tribes Beer Fest

July 18, 2016 |

It’s no surprise that Tribes Alehouse and Beer Company was founded by a former chef – Niall Freyne. A good chef is a master visionary, able to transform individual ingredients into a well-composed dish. In that spirit, Niall is particular about every single beer served at Tribes – and there are tons of them. He said, “If I haven’t met with someone I won’t sell it. I want people to care about their client.” Each beer fits his vision for Tribes as a craft beer haven, and it’s a vision that has people coming back again, and again… and again. Read More

Event Preview | Chicago Beer Festival

October 19, 2015 |

What: The Chicago Beer Festival

When: Saturday October 24th

Session 1: 1-4pm

Session 2: 6-9pm

Where: The Great Hall at Union Station

How Much: $45 + fees Buy Tickets

Website: www.thechicagobeerfestival.com

Have Beer Festivals Jumped the Shark?

May 21, 2015 | 8

I used to relish summers. As a child, we lived for those three fleeting months of freedom from homework, exams and responsibility. Summer was the stuff of legend, building towering forts in the woods, cannonballs, s’mores, catching fireflies, shagging fly balls and bolting recklessly into streets at the flat echoes of an ice cream truck jingle. Sure, things have changed a bit as an adult, but I haven’t entirely allowed myself to lose summer’s sense wonderment, instead trading t-ball for 14er hikes, neighborhood flashlight tag for booze-y sessions of jazz in the park and weekends getting burnt crisp at the pool for weekends getting burnt crisp a beer festivals.

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Event Preview | Festivus 2014

December 10, 2014 |

The winter holiday season is here, and I couldn’t be more delighted. First there’s Thanksgiving, a feat of herculean gorging culminating in the revered presentation of one of the world’s blandest animals, the turkey. I just can’t get excited about a bird with a flavor that falls somewhere between a supermarket chicken and gas station paper towels. Next, there’s the compulsory shopping gauntlet of Black Friday and Cyber Monday where desperate consumers fight each other tooth and nail while risking trampling and pepper spray for vaunted treasures like discounted copies of Grown Ups 2  or that one TV they swear sold out just before you arrived. Then we limp shivering and penniless through Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, all scored with that execreble holiday music that’s been pummeling your ears for what feels like three months. I suppose my grinch status is well confirmed by this point, but I’m just not much of a holiday person. Thank Krampus there’s Festivus to look forward to. Read More