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A Roundup of Beer Events Across the USA

  • Weekend Beer Events 7/27

    Beer Events - July 25, 2013

    Whether you are celebrating beer with live local music or a game of ping pong or cornhole at a festival, there is no shortage of beer on hand this weekend. From the high altitudes of Colorado to the innovation of Akron, this summer is showing no signs of slowing down. Read More...


  • Weekend Beer Events 7/20

    Beer Events - July 18, 2013

    More great festivals coming up for anyone who enjoys spending their weekends filled with fun, music, food and beer. Whether you're from the east coast, west coast, Germany, or anywhere in between, we suggest making some room in your schedule for a beer fest this weekend. Get ready for jazz in NYC, 10 days of beer gardens, a charity driven costume contest in San Diego and much more.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 7/13

    Beer Events - July 11, 2013

    As the summer keeps heating up, we keep looking for ways to cool down, and this weekend is the time to do just that with a cold beer. Whether celebrating breasts in San Francisco, raising money for animals in Washington D.C., dancing the polka in Colorado, or schmoozing at premiere festivals in Cleveland and with CAMRA members in Edinburgh, Scotland, this weekend is bound to cool you off, even on the hottest of days.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 6/29

    Beer Events - June 27, 2013

    The final weekend in June rounds out the month with a comprehensive range of beer-related happenings celebrating beer (and brewing!) in all of its incarnations. Travel from pub to pub in Chicago, get back to the roots with old-world classics in Pittsburgh, or look to the future with organic and sustainable brewing in Portland; wherever you are this weekend, be sure to keep an eye out for the malty festivities closest to you.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 6/22

    Beer Events - June 20, 2013

    Summer officially starts on Friday, so that makes this weekend the first weekend of the Summer. We can't think of a better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than with a beer in hand at one of these great festivals. Whether you are headed to The Festival in Maine (we are!) or jamming out at the Gorge Blues and Brews Festival in Washington, this weekend will be a great one.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 6/15

    Beer Events - June 13, 2013

    It's a weekend of beer celebrations in every form. From food and beer pairings in New York City, to brewing history in St. Louis, to a massive event with over 400 types of beer in Singapore, this weekend is sure to have something for everyone. If you're in the area, be sure to check out one of these great events for what's sure to be a great time.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 6/8

    Beer Events - June 6, 2013

    With every weekend this summer comes even more great beer festivals. So as the weather keeps heating up and your summer gets into full swing, cool down at one of these great beer festivals around the country. From the northwest in Oregon to the southeast in Georgia and everywhere in between, there's plenty going on to satisfy all your craft beer cravings.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 6/1

    Beer Events - May 30, 2013

    June is here and the weather is finally heating up. Why not cool things down this weekend with a relaxing day of good beer, good food, and good fun? And where better to find all those than at your local beer festival. There's plenty of festivals being held this weekend, but here are a few you might want to check out.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 5/25

    Beer Events - May 23, 2013

    It's Memorial Day Weekend! That means BBQ, sun, parties, and (hopefully) great beer. Maybe you're planning on spending the weekend relaxing with friends or family, but if you're still looking for the perfect way to celebrate the holiday, check out these craft beer festivals going on around the country—and world!

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  • Weekend Beer Events 5/18

    Beer Events - May 16, 2013

    It's another weekend in May, which means another great weekend of delicious craft beer. Celebrate this weekend—and Armed Forces Day on Saturday—with a refreshing cup, bottle, or can of locally made brews at one of these exciting festivals.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 5/11

    Beer Events - May 9, 2013

    This weekend promises plenty of beer festivities to pique your culinary curiosities and quench your thirst. Whether you're in a big city like Chicago or Charlotte, or a smaller town like Gig Harbor or Irving, or in another continent and country all together, check out one of these great beer festivals and enjoy a taste of something new on tap.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 5/4

    Beer Events - May 2, 2013

    Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday, but if you are looking to skip the tequila this weekend, celebrate with one of these beer festivals instead. Whether you are in Pennsylvania or New Mexico, there are plenty of opportunities to drink around the country this weekend. And if you are lucky enough to find yourself in Colorado, definitely check out the South Denver Beer Festival for the Beard/Mustache and Best Costume Competitions (and the beer too.)

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  • Weekend Beer Events 4/27

    Beer Events - April 25, 2013

    It's the last weekend in April and as the weather gets more and more glorious each day, what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than heading to one of these great beer festivals? This weekend, plenty of festivals around the country are taking the chance to showcase and celebrate the beer being made in their own backyards and show people that there are great craft breweries opening up around the country all the time.

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  • Slideshow: Smorgasburg Opening Weekend

    Beer Events - April 22, 2013

    Opening weekend at Smorgasburg feels a little bit like camp. We get to see people we haven't seen since last summer and get to meet some fresh faces. Smorgasburg is opening for the season and we'll be selling Beer Making Kits and Mixes on Saturdays at the Williamsburg Waterfront and Sundays in DUMBO at the Tobacco Warehouse. We will also be selling some Mixes that are exclusive to Smorgasburg, so stop by for your chance to pick up Single Hop IPA: Chinook Beer Making Mixes and more.

    Enjoy the slideshow!
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  • Weekend Beer Events 4/20

    Beer Events - April 18, 2013

    As craft breweries continue to grow around the country, more and more great beer is becoming available in every nook and cranny of the nation. This weekend, why not take some time to check out some of these festivals around the country and support the breweries in smaller towns all over America?

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  • Weekend Beer Events 4/13

    Beer Events - April 11, 2013

    Whether you like to drink beer made close to home, or want to try something from around the globe, there are plenty of festivals this weekend to satisfy any craving. Raleigh and Hong Kong's international festivals will bring together beer from around the world, while Boston and Johnson City's events will put more of a focus on locally brewed offerings. Either way, grab your buddies and a few beers at one of this weekend's great events.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 4/6

    Beer Events - April 4, 2013

    This weekend, as the weather continues to warm up and Spring really kicks into high gear, there are plenty of great beer festivals all around the country, and each with their own unique twist. From a barrel-aged beer festival on the West Coast, to a celebration of music and beer on the East Coat, to a Hobbit-inspired festival across the pond, this will be a great weekend of beer and fun.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 3/30

    Beer Events - March 28, 2013

    If you want to learn more about craft beers, this might be your weekend. While simply tasting new beers is always an easy (and fun!) way to soak up knowledge, several of the events this weekend include a roster of seminars that are sure to teach you a thing or two about your favorite craft beer. Plus, this weekend, the judging for Asia's best craft beer will take place in Tokyo as part of the region's larger annual craft beer festival, with events throughout the year.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 3/23

    Beer Events - March 21, 2013

    Spring has sprung! As the weather warms up (hopefully!) and you brace yourself for April showers in hopes of May flowers, there are plenty of exciting beer festivals around the country ... and the world. Whether you're looking for very traditional ales, new and exciting brews, or something a bit sportier, there's something for everybody this weekend.

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  • Slideshow: Valentine's Beer Making Class

    Beer Events - March 18, 2013

    This Valentine's Day we decided to do something a little different. We traded in the heart-shaped box of candy for a night filled with beer. We invited couples and singles to attend a fun and informative Beer Making Class held in DUMBO. After class, everyone enjoyed a few cups of Chocolate Maple Porter, Chestnut Brown Ale and Smoked Wheat along with cheese pairings and sinfully delicious Chocolate Maple Porter Truffles. Enjoy the slideshow!

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  • Weekend Beer Events 3/16

    Beer Events - March 14, 2013

    May the luck of the Irish be with you this weekend! There's certainly no shortage of ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Sunday (and before), so skip the green beer and get in touch with your Irish roots at Boston's Beer Week or Austin's St. Patrick's Day Festival.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 3/9

    Beer Events - March 7, 2013

    Beer, beer, beer. We've got plenty of it this weekend. Whether you are looking to plant yourself at a beer festival or be bussed to your favorite bars, we've got something for you. We've even got a Belgian beer bracket for all you hoop (or hop) heads out there.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 3/2

    Beer Events - February 28, 2013

    From the East Coast to the West Coast, there are tons of opportunities to drink some great beer this weekend. Sip on some suds at the Gilmore Car Museum in Michigan, get your fill of BBQ, beer and bourbon in Atlanta, and have some brews at the zoo in California.

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  • NYC Beer Week

    Beer Events - February 25, 2013

    NYC Craft Beer Week is upon us! There are hundreds of happenings all over the city throughout the week, so finding a bar to celebrate New York City's fantastic beer scene shouldn't be too difficult. The extensive list of events can be a little overwhelming, we've gone through and selected our top pick for each night.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 2/23

    Beer Events - February 21, 2013

    If you can think of something better than a beer fest, chances are we can probably find a way to disprove you. So dive right into this weekend's picks for beer events across the nation. You'll have the opportunity to savor dark beers and play video games in Illinois, kick off NYC Beer Week in DUMBO, and imbibe in a 19th-century mansion in Philadelphia.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 2/16

    Beer Events - February 14, 2013

    Beer events this weekend seem to fall into two categories: Strong beers and beer weeks (not to be confused with weak beers.) Omaha and Phoenix are both playing host to beer weeks filled with some fantastic events. Phoenix is staring its beer week off with a bang, serving up tons of high alcohol beers. You can also get your hands on more than a few beers that exceed 10% ABV in Tacoma on Saturday.

    If regular ol' beer fests are more your speed, we'll see you in an old armory in either Rochester, NY or Morristown, NJ. Because drinking unlimited beer in a castle trumps pretty much anything else you are considering this weekend.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 2/9

    Beer Events - February 7, 2013

    Beer events this weekend range from the extreme in Boston to the decadent in Missouri. In California, San Francisco kicks off a beer week and Carlsbad raises money for a good cause. No matter where you are this weekend, there are plenty of places to experience great times and great beers!

    If you are still looking for a (somewhat) last minute Valentine's Day gift, we are hosting a Valentine's Beer Making Class in DUMBO on Tuesday. We'll teach you all about how to make some beer and then you can take your Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit home and try out what you learned in your own kitchen!

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  • Weekend Beer Events 2/2

    Beer Events - January 31, 2013

    From a beer-filled train ride through scenic Colorado to a craft beer-inspired art show in California, we've got a beer event for all tastes this weekend. There is even an opportunity to drink in an old armory in upstate New York.

    And don't worry, we won't forget to celebrate the holiday that inspired one of the best Bill Murray movies of all time. Grey Lodge honors Punxsutawney Phil in a pretty untraditional manner - with a beer breakfast and a Hawaiian shirt contest.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 2/1

    Beer Events - January 30, 2013

    There's obviously one major beer event going on this weekend -- the Superbowl. So if you were planning on doing more this weekend than stocking up on craft beer, indulging in some dip, wings, and sliders, and cheering for your team (go Broncos!), there is still plenty to do. Read More...


  • Weekend Beer Events 1/26

    Beer Events - January 24, 2013

    When it comes to beer, there is always something to learn. So step outside your comfort zone and learn something new this weekend. Head to Jupiter with your friends and family. Learn about Brettanomyces yeast and enjoy wild ales paired with cheese. Learn how to make your own sausage while sipping rare releases from some of your favorite breweries.

    Whatever you do, make it beer-related and have a good time.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 1/19

    Beer Events - January 17, 2013

    As everyone gets into the groove of 2013, beer events are popping up all over the place. From Kalamazoo to Cambridge, we've got beer-related fun for you this weekend. Whether it's health, history, or food, we like to see what interests people pair with their beer drinking.

    This weekend we have the conclusion of a beer week, a 7th anniversary celebration, a beer festival with a pretty fantastic mascot, and much more.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 1/12

    Beer Events - January 10, 2013

    From trying newly released beers in North Carolina to giving your opinion on which IPA should be on tap at a Williamsburg bar, this weekend has plenty of great beer drinking opportunities. Beer paired with good company and music (as it should be) is in no short supply--this should set the tone for a wonderful beer-filled weekend.

    Alaska is starting the year off right with Alaska Beer Week, so follow their lead check out some great beer events that are happening all over the country this weekend.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 1/5

    Beer Events - January 3, 2013

    Where you spend the first weekend of 2013 drinking will set the tone for the rest of the year--so choose wisely!

    We've put together a list of beer events this weekend featuring brewery bus tours in Connecticut and California, tap take overs from Lagunitas and Founder's, and even a Feast of the Epiphany featuring gift and king themed beers paired with Puerto Rican food. So wherever you decide to drink this weekend, make sure you are sharing a few pints and good times with friends to get you in the right drinking mood for the rest of the year.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 12/29

    Beer Events - December 27, 2012

    Whatever you do on New Year's Eve, it's likely to involve beer. We've found you some great places to drink and ring in the new year this weekend. Ending the year at the home of the first pilsner, or the site of a new brewery, you're sure to be aware of both the great things that happened the past year and the hopes you have for 2013.

    Take the weekend to relax, and reflect, then end the year in a way you won't forget. Drink. Dance. Run. Travel. Do what makes you happy, because you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. Happy New Year, beer lovers.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 12/22

    Beer Events - December 20, 2012

    Christmas is only a few days away, but that doesn't mean you can take these last few days to escape tree-decorating and cookie-making to enjoy some beers! Beyond the presents and the stress, the holidays are about spending time with the people you care about, so go taste some beers, bring home a souvenir six-pack and enjoy it while watching a Christmas classic.

    If you don't have all your holiday shopping done, we will be stationed at the Union Square Holiday Market until 4pm on the 24th, so you can pick up a beer making kit for that beer lover in your life.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 12/15

    Beer Events - December 13, 2012

    Just like the holiday spirit, beer events are spread across the globe this weekend. East to west and overseas, there is something to warm up everyone. Whether going to the taproom with your buddies, or heading to the beer festival with your beer-enthusiast uncle, it will be nice to take a moment to sit back and relax in between shopping for presents and preparing the house for guests.

    Italian beers will be displayed for the first annual Grande Esposizione Italiane della Birra, while Essen, Belgium will be hosting the Kerstbierfestival, in its 18th year. The holidays are filled with traditions, so start a new one with friends or family--board a bus, donate a toy, drink a stout--you can't go wrong.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 12/8

    Beer Events - December 6, 2012

    Beer FlightTis the season to be charitable - several of our beer events this weekend give a portion of ticket sales to charity and others are accepting donations of food or toys at the door, encouraging you to do some good deeds while drinking.

    And don't forget about the Union Square Holiday Market - open every weekend until Christmas! We have plenty of Beer Making Kits, Mixes, T-shirts, and Coaster Opener sets for sale, so stop by and we will help you give the gift of beer this holiday season.
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  • Weekend Beer Events 12/1

    Beer Events - November 29, 2012

    To ring in December, we have beer festivals celebrating holiday ales, a rock and roll beer festival, another festival honoring only dark beers--perfect for warming you up in the winter, and last but not least, a day celebrating the release of a super rare, super delicious lambic from Bruxelles.

    Also if you are in New York City, be sure to check out our booth at the Union Square Holiday Market! We are there every day of the week, helping people give the gift of beer this holiday season.
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  • Weekend Beer Events 11/24

    Beer Events - November 22, 2012

    While those of us in the United States eat and drink heavily today and need this weekend to recover, there are beer events going on all around the world that deserve our attention. From South Africa to Ireland, this weekend holds plenty of beer drinking opportunities.

    There is one beer festival on our radar in the good ol' U.S. of A, too. But for the most part Americans are going to need to get their beer drinking done in a more conventional manner this weekend. Generally that means in a recliner while watching a football game.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 11/17

    Beer Events - November 15, 2012

    What better way to gear up for your Thanksgiving food binge than to attend a beer festival this weekend? If you're looking for more than just delectable dishes paired with amazing beer, these events provide other entertainment, from seminars to car shows.

    As the temperature drops, we'd like to raise our glass to new releases like Pelican Pub's Mother of All Storms, and celebrate long-standing festivals like the Great Brews Classic Beer Festival. If you find yourself sticking around the city this weekend, stop by the Union Square Holiday Market for its opening weekend and visit our booth to pick up a Beer Making Kit or Mix! And if you can't make it this weekend, we will be there until closing day on Christmas Eve, so you'll have plenty of time

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  • Weekend Beer Events 11/10

    Beer Events - November 8, 2012

    Our weekly whirlwind tour of the world in beer takes us from big beer festivals in Florida and Pennsylvania to a craft beer silent auction in Seattle, another chance to drink for charity in Massachusetts, and a citywide pub crawl in Georgia that isn't a horrible tourist trap.

    So take advantage of these last few free weekends before the family filled craze of Thanksgiving arrives, because after that fourth Thursday of November you'll be tossed into a hopeless vortex of wholesome holiday fun that won't let you go 'til New Years, and who knows when you'll have time for beer again.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 11/3

    Beer Events - November 1, 2012

    This weekend's beer events range from a celebration of suds from a single state (Colorado) to a beer festival held under the lights on a baseball diamond. Some offer live music and good food alongside delicious craft brews, others offer beer education classes, but all offer a guaranteed good time.

    There are even a few events this weekend with proceeds going to different nonprofit groups like the Palmetto Animal League in South Carolina and the Empty Stocking Fund in Colorado, so you can rest easy knowing that you are drinking for some good causes.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 10/27

    Beer Events - October 25, 2012

    The end of October is a time for mourning in the beer world, as we say goodbye to the parade of Oktoberfest tributes and the bell begins to toll for our rotting Halloween pumpkins.

    But we've got one last weekend to celebrate what might be beer's best month, so we're planning to see it out in style. We have all kinds of pumpkin loving for you in Cambridge, a beer geek's dream afternoon in Portland, and a homebrewing pilgrimage to Omaha.
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  • Weekend Beer Events 10/20

    Beer Events - October 18, 2012

    If ever there was a time to take that beer-themed road trip you've been dreaming of, this is it. Three major cities are kicking off their beer weeks in unison this weekend, and with each one hosting hundreds of events, you better hire yourself a chauffeur. Or a pilot.

    Start your trip in Baltimore, and sleep off your indulgences on the overnight drive down I-85 to Atlanta. Then hop/skip/jump across the Gulf Coast to Austin, by which point we'll understand if can't bring yourself to touch another beer.
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  • Weekend Beer Events 10/13

    Beer Events - October 11, 2012

    We know there's a pretty big beer event happening in Denver this weekend, but unless you are really quick with a mouse and got your tickets months ago before they sold out in 8 hours, you aren't going to be at the Great American Beer Festival. So instead, we have some other beer sampling options to share with you.

    But beer isn't the only reason to check out these events. We have one that benefits a children's hospital in Washington, one that has a beer belly competition, and even one that also has wine and is totally free! So take your mind off of all that you are missing at GABF and enjoy yourself at one of these other fine events happening this weekend.
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  • Weekend Beer Events 10/6

    Beer Events - October 4, 2012

    There is enough beer flowing at festivals this weekend to keep you drinking all year long. What's more, all of the events we are presenting to you this weekend raise money for charity. Drinking for a cause is our favorite win-win situation.

    For those of you sticking around the city this weekend, we'll be at the Village Voice's Brooklyn Pour being held at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene. We will be giving a how to brew demonstration during Session Two and pouring some new beers for the Fall. Come by and say hello!
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  • Weekend Beer Events 9/29

    Beer Events - September 27, 2012

    Fall brings with it beautiful changes in the color of leaves and bigger, bolder beers to keep you warm as the weather cools. There are many choices of where to drink a beer this weekend, and these festivals may be some of the best.

    Whether you hit Vermont's SIPtemberfest or Florida's Craftoberfest, you may get home and not know what month it is. If you're down in the Big Easy, New Orleans on Tap is there to get you some beer and help out the Louisiana SPCA.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 9/22

    Beer Events - September 20, 2012

    Every weekend seems to bring us something new and exciting when it comes to beer events, and this weekend will do nothing to change that trend. Whether you want something you can take home, or if you just want to drink something local, we have an event for you.

    Unforgettable experiences await those who head to the New York State Craft Beer Experience or the CoHops Beer Fest, or any of the other events on our list. Each of this week's event offers something a little different compared to your average beer festival.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 9/15

    Beer Events - September 13, 2012

    Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, California, and New York all have great beer events this weekend. We're sure other states do too, but we don't have enough blog space to cover all of them. We have to draw the line somewhere.

    There seems to be a furry creature theme this weekend as the Ballpark Brew Bash features a buffalo motif and the California Beer Festival has a keg lifting bear as a mascot. Wild animals aside, there is a whole lot of beer to drink this weekend, so get to it.

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  • Weekend Beer Events 9/8

    Beer Events - September 6, 2012

    Last week was the unofficial end of summer, and we hope it's starting to cool off where you live. The coming fall means nicer weather for much of the country, and we suggest you take advantage of that by enjoying some great brews at one of the events happening this weekend.

    Take the whole family out to Oregon Brews & BBQs, or, if you need a little time away from the kids, head to any of the other events around the country that won't let them in. Either way, there are philanthropic drinking opportunities abound with chances to support fire fighters, the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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