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It’s been an interesting year in beer to say the least. This year we set out to explore a wider array of breweries and beers and came back pretty surprised by what we discovered. And while it would be nearly impossible to break down the best beers from 2019, we looked back on some of our favorites from the past year as well as some of the most stand-out breweries, beer festivals and stories from 2019. Enough exposition, let’s get straight to the honors.
Every seat was full on Friday morning’s Denver-bound Frontier flight out of Nashville—most passengers consisting of glassy-eyed or dozing beer industry professionals (likely on the 3rd or 4th day of wearing their embroidered brewery work shirts). This year’s Craft Brewers Conference, spanned the better part of last week from Monday through Thursday evening’s World Beer Cup awards ceremony. For many, this meant five full nights of beer-soaked, deep fried, Nashville-themed debauchery reuniting industry friends from all over the world.
This week in craft beer news, we share the winners of the 2015 Achievement Awards, the name of the new Denver Comic Con beer, and a video of a girl catching a baseball in her beer cup. You don’t want to miss any of this news so read on to find out more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
This week we are serving up not one, but two stories about New Belgium Brewing. We are also preparing you for the Craft Brewers Conference, helping you figure out the best IPAs in the US, and doing a little feature on Coachella. Yes, Coachella. Who knew they had a Craft Beer Barn? Now you do! Read on to get the details of these stories in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.