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.
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We Drink With Sam Calagione: An Aged Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at The Abbot's Cellar in San Francisco
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, November 6 from 4 to 7 pm, La Paulée and American Express are hosting a San Francisco La Paulée kickoff event featuring Burgundy's hidden gems. Tickets are $75, and allow you to taste around 75 different bottles of Burgundy, selected by some of San Francisco's top sommeliers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The dinner showcased new releases from Sierra Nevada Brewery and Boulevard Brewing Co., including Terra Incognita, a collaboration between the two breweries, paired with specially-designed dishes from Chef Adam Dulye.
We hit the pavement (and 90-degree heat) to see if the City of Brotherly Love does beer as well as they do cheesesteaks and parking tickets. The answer: most definitely.