Event Recaps

Highlights from beer festivals and cocktail celebrations.


The 10 Most Interesting (and Delicious) Beers We Tried at Boston's Extreme Beer Fest

Event Recaps Cameron Simcik 4 comments

For the past decade, Extreme Beer Fest in Boston has been the spot to snag the strangest, rarest, and most innovative beers from around the world. Here are the 10 weirdest, awesomest beers we tried. More

Highlights From SF Beer Week 2014

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The past 10 days in San Francisco have been filled with more than 500 events featuring beers both local and from afar, new and rare, unusual and delicious. Here are a few of the highlights. More

We Drink With Sam Calagione: An Aged Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at The Abbot's Cellar in San Francisco

Event Recaps Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Chef Adam Dulye of The Abbot's Cellar collaborated on a dinner they almost called "Stinky Food and Really Old Beer." More

The Best Ciders We Drank at Virginia Cider Week 2013

Event Recaps Chris Lehault 1 comment

We went down to Virginia and were pleased to discover that 2013 was a great year for local cider from longstanding cider makers and fresh new ones. More

Highlights from Franklin County CiderDays 2013

Event Recaps Chris Lehault Post a comment

For nineteen years—long before every magazine was telling us that "hard cider is easy choice for fall"—farmers and cider makers in western Massachusetts have gathered to celebrate autumn and their region's long relationship with apples. Originally a small harvest festival for local producer West County Cider, CiderDays has grown into the most recognized cider event in the United States. More

Highlights From the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival

Event Recaps Erin Jackson 1 comment

The kick-off event for San Diego Beer Week featured 53 local breweries, each with at least two brews on tap. Here's our report on a few favorites. More

Highlights from New York Cider Week 2013

Event Recaps Chris Lehault 4 comments

This year's celebration featured Hudson Valley cider makers alongside those from Virginia, New Hampshire, and Vermont...as well as producers from France and Spain. Here's a look at the best ciders we tasted during NY Cider Week. More

Snapshots from Portland Cocktail Week 2013

Event Recaps Nick Guy 1 comment

More than a thousand bartenders from across the country descended on Portland for the fourth annual Portland Cocktail Week. It's a festival based around education and community, designed to give those in the industry the tools they need to advance their craft. More

Highlights from WhiskyFest NYC 2013

Event Recaps Michael Dietsch 6 comments

Limited edition bourbon, incredible peated Scotch, rare releases and more were on display in NY last weekend. My thoughts on the best booze I tasted at WhiskyFest 2013. More

What I Learned at the Great American Beer Festival: A Brewer's Perspective

Event Recaps Jesse Friedman 3 comments

I've been to GABF before, but this was my first time attending as a brewer. Stepping from one side of the beer-soaked table to the other provided me with a new perspective on the event. Here are some of the lessons I learned. More

The State of Sour Beer: We Chat With Brewers at the What the Funk?! Fest

Event Recaps Heather Vandenengel 1 comment

What's the state of sour beer in the US? What are the challenges and dangers of barrel aging and sour brewing? I talked to a few of the brewers at this past weekend's What the Funk?! Fest in Denver to find out what the funk is going on. More

6 Beers That Blew Our Minds at the Great American Beer Festival 2013

Event Recaps Sean M. Buchan 5 comments

Between the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, Crooked Stave's What the Funk!? Festival, and GABF itself, we tried a plethora of outstanding brews, including some of the rarest beers on earth. Here's the rundown on our six favorites. More

The Best Drinks We Drank at Feast Portland

Event Recaps Naomi Bishop 3 comments

With some of the best chefs in the country cooking up food at Feast Portland , one might forget that there were drinks to be had as well. But a town with such a great cocktail, beer, wine, and coffee scene couldn't keep its drinks out of the spotlight for long. Here are a few of the best drinks we tried. More

The Best Ciders We Tried at Washington Cider Week 2013

Event Recaps Chris Lehault Post a comment

Washington State offers a range of ciders unlike those in any other part of the world. We spent the last few days touring the state from glass to glass to find the best ciders this hotbed has to offer: here are the highlights. More

5 Memorable Beers from Speakeasy Brewery's 16th Anniversary Party

Event Recaps Lauren Sloss Post a comment

Speakeasy Brewery turned sweet 16 this weekend and had a big ol' birthday bash to celebrate at their San Francisco brewery and tap room. Here are a few of the brand-new and limited-release beers we tried. More

The Best Beers We Tried at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2013

Event Recaps Chris Lehault 1 comment

Now in its eleventh year, this Belgian-inspired beer event is revered as one of the best in the country. Here's our report on the highlights. More

Highlights from SF Chefs Bar Bites in San Francisco

Event Recaps Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

Standouts included a killer homemade hot sauce from Plum Bar in Oakland and a pisco drink from Roka Akor's Daniel Hyatt, made with spiced and salted lime juice. More

Our 10 Favorite Sips and Bites from Edible Manhattan's Good Beer 2013

Event Recaps Clare Goggin Sivits Post a comment

Good Beer brings together breweries from around the Northeast with local restaurants serving small plates. Here are the best things we tried at this year's event. More

8 Deliciously Weird Beers We Tried at the Oregon Brewers Festival

Event Recaps Adam Lindsley 6 comments

The Oregon Brewers Festival, which regularly draws crowds of 80,000 or more, rolled into its 26th year with an emphasis on rare and unusual beers (like, for example, a beer fermented with yeast cultivated from the brewer's beard). We tried many of the 84 beers on tap—here are 8 of our favorite weird-but-delicious options. More

The Best Beers and Pairings We Tried at Savor 2013

Event Recaps Chris Lehault 4 comments

Along with the Great American Beer Festival, Extreme Beer Fest, and Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, Savor is heralded as one of America's premier beer events and one that draws both brewers and patrons from coast to coast. More

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