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You Can’t Spell Union Without U and I

January 27, 2023 |

On January 17th, 2023, the nearly 100 current employees of Creature Comforts Brewing in Athens, GA filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to unionize under a brand new independent labor banner — BUG or the Brewery Union of Georgia. This does not mean that Creature Comforts has officially unionized their labor force, as a formal election process amongst employees must take place to solidify the new structure and then head to the bargaining table, but BUG organizers are optimistic about the vote. The discussion about unionization began earlier last summer and progressed quickly as many employees cited feeling neglected, overburdened, and unsupported by upper management, who have been busy planning the expansion of a new Creature Comforts facility in Los Angeles. BUG also believes that unionization embraces Creature Comforts’ overarching company values such as ‘“existing to foster human connection” and “building a balanced team of authentic and professional individuals.” 

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Austin Beerworks, Meanwhile Brewing and Kaiju Cut & Sew Release Social Harmony: A Kaiju Brew, benefiting Austin’s AAPI Community

January 24, 2023 |

Austin Beerworks co-founder and director of brewing operations Will Golden and Kaiju Cut & Sew owner Chris Gomez are back celebrating the Lunar New Year and fundraising for their local Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with Social Harmony: A Kaiju Brew Roasted Barley Tea- Infused Gold Lager, brewed to herald the Year of the Rabbit.

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Inside Revolution Brewing’s Latest Deep Wood Release

January 18, 2023 |

Capping off the 2022-23 Deep Wood lineup from Revolution Brewing are two of the most highly anticipated releases since the beers were announced over the summer. Later this week, several locations will host preview parties and pickups will begin.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 1/12

January 12, 2023 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

Kick 2023 off with a bang at Outer Range this weekend! They’re celebrating their anniversary with 11 new beers for you to enjoy, along with all sorts of other activities as part of their Jerry Fest. If you don’t have the time to make it for this 3-day event, we have plenty of other releases out for you to peruse for your drinking pleasure.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 12/29

December 29, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As 2022 draws to a close, we hope that you’ll show your favorite breweries your support at least one more time. While we’ll surely miss all of the brews we’ve had this year, we’re certain that 2023 will be a great year for Colorado craft beer!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 12/15

December 15, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

We’re seeing a number of Christmas related seasonals being released right now, but for those of you that aren’t in search of the taste of the holidays, there are plenty of more traditional styles being releaed as well. As you celebrate the holidays this year, do it with beer in hand to show your support to all of our local Colorado breweries.

If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve plans, look no further than FlyteCo’s Catch Me if You Can themed party at the former Stapelton Air Traffic Control Tower. Tickets are available now!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 12/1

December 1, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As expected, after a busy holiday weekend, the new releases are slightly more limited this week. What you can look forward to spotting down below are a few specialty releases that only come out this time of the year. From a candy cane stout from River North to a variety of Grow Old With You variants from Verboten, the holidays are in full swing in the Colorado craft beer community.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 11/17

November 17, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

The time has come for us to anxiously start planning out our Thanksgiving beer supplies because we all know that Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a solid beer lineup to share with family and friends. While there are plenty of options to look forward to, you don’t want to sleep on a few of the Black Friday releases that we have down below either! So, while you sip on that delicious beer, be thankful that you’re enjoying Black Friday, and let everyone else pack into stores instead.

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Side Project Brewing | Derivation Blend #16

November 8, 2022 |

Derivation Blend #16 from Side Project Brewing is a powerhouse of a beer that has a lot going on. You’ve got multiple barrel-aged stouts, coffee, vanilla beans, and bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup. That combination can easily speed off the rails, but Side Project expertly blends all the components into a powerful yet delicate blended barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 11/3

November 3, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As we move into November, we officially leave spooky season behind us. Now, even though spooky season is over, it doesn’t mean the treats have to go away just yet! Whether you’re looking for some liquid candy in the form of a peanut butter cup Imperial Stout or a crisp IPA to quench your thirst, you can find it this week all over the state of Colorado.

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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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2022 Bourbon County Stout Review | The 30th Anniversary

October 24, 2022 | 1

Thirty years ago, Goose Island Beer Co. released the first edition of Bourbon County Brand Stout. Its initial success evolved into a phenomenon resulting in beer drinkers annually lining up around the block at various stores to try to get their hands on a bottle. In celebrating the 30th Anniversary, Goose Island brought back two fan-favorite variants among the seven-bottle 2022 Bourbon County Stout lineup.

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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

Beer Is Art | Obakeng Malope’s Campaign to Lift South Africa’s Youth Out of Poverty Through Craft Beer

October 14, 2022 |

Obakeng Malope has a mission. The South African brewer and filmmaker has started a project blending beer culture and social change with enormous scope on both a national and international level, and her hard work and tenacity has already led to significant press and multi-national collaboration.

Malope is the creator of Beer Is Art, an initiative to offer access to the craft beer industry to South Africa’s unemployed young people. In the second quarter of 2022, 4.8 million 15-34 year old South Africans were unemployed, 46.5% of the population in that age group. Malope believes that the growing South African craft beer industry has the potential to help lift some of these young people out of poverty. “The youth are sitting at home unemployed here in South Africa. The campaign teaches about beer, that beer is not something that you drink and get drunk off. We teach beer and food pairing, brewing, beer podcasting and licensing. We show them that they can turn beer into a career,” she says.

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Fort Point Beer Hall Turned Seafood Spot in San Francisco

October 13, 2022 |

On August 25, Fort Point Beer Company relaunched their menu for their Valencia Beer Hall in the Mission District of San Francisco. Valencia had a rocky start, opening in the fall of 2019. They unfortunately had to close their doors like so many others. With this menu relaunch they wanted bring a sit down seafood experience to another part of the city that holds a special place for Dina Dobkin, Chief Brand Officer. “The neighborhood has definitely changed over the years but it continues to feel like the heart of food, beverage and art in SF,” says Dina. “…opening a location there just felt like a no brainer. We were super lucky to find an incredible historic building with great bones, and very special neighbors: local bakery Craftsman & Wolves and fellow manufacturer, Dandelion Chocolate.”

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Revolution Brewing Set to Release Three Familiar Deep Wood Beers

October 11, 2022 |

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The next Revolution Brewing Deep Wood release will feature a trio of returning entries including two classics and one other highly popular returner.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide GABF Week

October 6, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

As we go through the final countdown to GABF, you may be wondering to yourself, are there going to be any releases I can pick up even if I’m not at GABF itself? Well, the answer is yes! That being said, with the sheer volume of special releases only available at GABF, it’s looking like a lighter couple of weeks for the canned and bottled releases. If you’re one of the lucky attendees of this year’s GABF, you can find some helpful tips here, that if we’re honest, are pretty valid for first-timers or grizzled veterans of the event!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 9/22

September 22, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

GABF season is finally upon us! If you’re ready to immerse yourself in all things GABF, you may want to check out what Hops & Pie is up to this year. After a three-year hiatus, they’re back to hosting a slate of events in honor of GABF itself. With a new brewery takeover every night from October 5 through 8, you’ll have plenty to look forward to!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 9/8

September 8, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

It may not seem like it, but fall weather is quickly approaching. It looks like we’ll even be getting a blast of fall this weekend across the state, so you know what we need to do, right? Get the firepit going and break out one of your favorite heavy Stouts or Porters. What’s that? You don’t have any with you? Well, you don’t need to worry, because we’ve got multiple new options for you to get your hands on down below!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 8/25

August 25, 2022 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado beer scene.

After what seemed like an eternity, it’s finally football season again! If you’re an NFL fan, a college fan or just love football of any kind, plenty of your favorite breweries will have games playing in their tap rooms. So, if you’re trying to get out of the house to catch a game, why not enjoy it with a cold beer and your closest friends (beer lovers, obviously)?

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