Denver Bars and Breweries Go Into Overdrive for Great American Beer Festival

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Twenty years ago, Falling Rock Tap House owner Chris Black says there was nothing happening during the annual Great American Beer Festival®, outside of the festival itself. “That’s one of the reasons I opened the Tap House,” Black says. “Tons of people came to town every year and no one…

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A Walkable Guide to Portland, Maine’s East End Breweries

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It doesn’t take long to get a feel for Portland, Maine. As you walk the streets of the tourist-intensive Old Port district, your senses are piqued by the salt-laced air and high-pitched shrill of the ever-present seagulls. Fishing boats bob on their waterfront docks. Scores of local seafood eateries are…

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Beer Lover’s Guide to Denver International Airport

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More than 60,000 beer enthusiasts will gather at the Great American Beer Festival to celebrate their beloved beverage this October. While Coloradans sure do love their craft beer, a decent portion of festival goers fly into Denver International Airport (DEN). If you’re one of them, you’ll be delighted to know…

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Fall Seasonals: The History Behind the Nostalgic Season for Beer

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If I had to pick one season for beer it would be fall. Sure, nothing says summer like pilseners on the beach or sipping pale ales around a campfire. Winter is sure special for digging out some vintage barleywines to help stave off cabin fever. Even spring demands a certain…

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Colorado Craft Beers for the Not-So-Timid

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From Rocky Mountain oysters to dark chocolate, try some of these weird, wonderful and extreme brews to take your appreciation of Colorado craft beer to the next level. And this is merely a sampling to get you going on a tasty adventure in Denver. Bleidorf Kölsch A Kölsch? Those familiar…

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5 Epic Craft Beer Road Trips

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That stretch of time from late spring into autumn is the best time to pack up the car and hit the road to explore the vast and beautiful place that is the good ol’ US of A. This year, skip the traditional asphalt crawl and turn your travels into ultimate…

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10 Breweries with a Great View of the Solar Eclipse

There aren’t many reasons for a craft brewery taproom to open early on a Monday morning. But this year, a once-in-a-century astronomical event has brewers in the 70-mile-wide stretch of area in which a total solar eclipse will turn day into virtual night will offer plenty of great drinks to…

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The Rising Tide of Alabama’s Gulf Coast Craft Breweries

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Alabama’s Gulf Coast fits snugly between Florida’s Panhandle and southern Mississippi. Along this 60 mile stretch of coastline, you’ll find killer orange-pink sunsets, beaches, and a growing appetite for Gulf Coast craft breweries. Fairhope Brewing Company was the first to take the plunge in Lower Alabama in 2012. They won…

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Your Guide to Pennsylvania’s Independent Breweries and Beer

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Pennsylvania has a long history of brewing that dates back to Colonial Days. George Washington made beer for his soldiers in the battlefields of Valley Forge, and the state was home to an influx of German immigrants who introduced the lager to North America. As an example of that heritage,…

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Your Guide to Michigan’s Independent Breweries and Beer

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Michigan breweries sit at the heart of the Midwest craft beer world says Scott Graham, executive director of the Michigan Brewers Guild. The organization began 2017 with 223 brewery members, up 15 percent from 2016. The increase is part of an industry-wide boom that has occurred of late, much to…

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