The 2nd Annual Magnolia Brewing Grateful Dead Brunch

spiced coffee cake, caramel sauce, chocolate cream cheese mousse

In 2015 The Grateful Dead celebrated their 50th Anniversary. The four living original members of the band decided to mark the occasion by going on tour one final time. The Fare Thee Well Tour would only make two stops – San Francisco and Chicago. San Francisco is the Dead’s hometown, …

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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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