The 34th Annual Great American Beer Festival

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  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

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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

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  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

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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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The 2014 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers

2014 saw the introduction of the Barricale project

The 2014 edition of the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers was the largest to date. An unprecedented event at UIC Forum which included 3 sessions over 2 days with nearly 5000 attendees. For the second straight year an American Wild Ale took home Best Of Show. In 2013 …

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