Outside of the Madness: GABF Part II


Denver is the epicenter for all things craft beer the week of GABF. The festival itself, by nature, can be a bit over the top… it’s supposed to be. The scene around town offers a wider range of events just as exciting as what’s happening at Festival Hall. Here’s a …

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The 34th Annual Great American Beer Festival


  This is the granddaddy of them all, America’s oldest and largest craft beer festival. The scope of this event is insane: 60,000 attendees enjoying 3,500 beers from 750 breweries. In 2015 tickets sold out in about an hour. New additions to the fest included a Meet The Brewers Pavilion, …

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No Barley, No Beer


For the 2nd straight summer, we’re dedicating a story to the agricultural side of the beer experience. In 2014, we spent 4 days on one the most majestic hop farms in the world – Elk Mountain Farms. This year the focus was a media outreach event to a barley farm …

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The 8hr Summer Bash on Grandville Avenue SW


  Not sure what official numbers from Founders Fest 2015 were but there had to be about 4000 folks in attendance. It s the biggest annual event for Michigan’s finest brewery, a block party that features 8 bands and runs for 8hrs on Grandville Avenue. 85 degrees is certainly Summer …

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Rip City Hosts Craft Brewers Conference 2015

Welcome Ceremony: Veterans Memorial Coliseum

It’s one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest, and possibly the most scenic beer destinations that we have encountered to this point. For years now a visit Portland, Oregon has been on the radar.  It’s a place that has long been the standard for what an American craft beer …

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GI 312 Day and Stout Fest 2015


It’s unlikely that you’ll find a local brewery that parties harder than these crazy kids. In a span of 72hrs Goose Island hosted 2 massive events that set the tone for what is sure to be a ridiculous 2015 festival season. 312 Day is March 12th every year. It marks …

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