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Great Atlanta Beer Fest Preview
September 5, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
Great Atlanta Beer Fest Preview

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By Tonya Vots, correspondent
Last year’s inaugural Great Atlanta Beer Fest appealed greatly to the Atlanta area beer community and the organizers are back for a second round – this year’s event will be on September …

Weekend Beer Festival Forecast for July 6 to 8, 2012
July 4, 2012 – 9:46 am | No Comment
Weekend Beer Festival Forecast for July 6 to 8, 2012

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The Weekend Beer Festival Forecast publishes each Wednesday to alert beer road trippers about beer festivals and other brew-related events during the upcoming weekend.
Click on the links to learn more.
If you would like your event …

Colorado Ski Resorts are Great Places for Beer Festivals
June 5, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
Colorado Ski Resorts are Great Places for Beer Festivals

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What do ski resorts do after the snow melts?
At Keystone and Snowmass in Colorado, they sure don’t shut down. Instead, the summer season launches full blast with a series of events and festivals of all …

Huntsville Beer Week Celebrates Alabama’s Craft Beer Industry
September 6, 2011 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
Huntsville Beer Week Celebrates Alabama’s Craft Beer Industry

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By Tonya Vots
Rocket City U.S.A., otherwise known as Huntsville, Alabama, is developing a reputation for producing quality craft beer.
Within the past three years, local breweries including Straight to Ale, Yellowhammer Brewing, and Blue Pants Brewing, …

Atlanta German Bierfest review
August 30, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Atlanta German Bierfest review

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Story and Photos by Tonya Vots
Dozens of volunteers sported bright yellow T-shirts with the phrase “Wir Sind Beirfest!” (We are Beerfest!) at scenic Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta for the eighth annual German Bierfest, held …

Savannah Craft Brew Fest Promises Great Beer Served with Southern Charm
August 29, 2011 – 6:00 am | 3 Comments
Savannah Craft Brew Fest Promises Great Beer Served with Southern Charm

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We preview a lot of beer festivals for this site, but we don’t write about most of them. The main reason?
There’s just too damn many these days, and our team of writers (mostly me) just …

Weekend Beer Forecast for August 24 to 28, 2011
August 24, 2011 – 10:17 am | No Comment
Weekend Beer Forecast for August 24 to 28, 2011

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The Weekend Beer Forecast publishes each Wednesday to alert beer road trippers about beer festivals and other brew-related events during the upcoming weekend.
Click on the links to learn more.
If you would like your event to …

Zum Wohl! Win free tickets to Atlanta’s German Bier Fest
August 11, 2011 – 6:00 am | 16 Comments
Zum Wohl! Win free tickets to Atlanta’s German Bier Fest

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By Tonya Vots, Correspondent
Update: CONGRATULATIONS to Jay Ashmore, winner of the tickets to the Atlanta German Bier Fest. Stay tuned, there will be more giveaways coming up soon.

Chalk up another one for the spectacular list …

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Has Nearly Arrived
August 6, 2011 – 12:41 pm | No Comment
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Has Nearly Arrived

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The 15th annual Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival at the Summit County, Colorado, ski resort is just a couple of hours away from kicking off, and I took a little walk around the River Run …

Inaugural Portland Brew Festival Announced
August 2, 2011 – 8:05 pm | No Comment
Inaugural Portland Brew Festival Announced

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A beer festival on Labor Day weekend in Maine will build on the Pine Street State’s growing craft beer market. And it would be a fantastic Road Trip for Beer, especially if you pick up …

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Preview, and a Chance to Taste for Free
July 28, 2011 – 10:00 am | 15 Comments
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Preview, and a Chance to Taste for Free

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Congratulations to Erin Cook, winner of the two-day tasting pass. Stay tuned, another giveaway coming up soon.
Bluegrass music is mountain music, and in August, those mountains will be the Rockies.
Then 15th annual Keystone Bluegrass and …

Suwanee Beer Fest Review
July 26, 2011 – 6:00 am | One Comment
Suwanee Beer Fest Review

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Story and photos by Tonya Vots, Correspondent
Bright blue skies and soaring summer temperatures set the stage for the inaugural Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest, held July 23 at Town Center Park in Suwanee, Georgia. Nearly …

Michigan Summer Beer Festival will debut Kombucha brew
July 19, 2011 – 11:59 am | No Comment
Michigan Summer Beer Festival will debut Kombucha brew

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Beer certainly isn’t the only fermented alcoholic beverage out there. The same basic brewing rules apply to mead, sake and hard cider. But have you ever heard of Kombucha? I’m sure some of you had, …

Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival Preview and Ticket Discount
July 17, 2011 – 11:40 am | No Comment
Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival Preview and Ticket Discount

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The South boasts a lot of great things: down-home cooking, sweet juicy peaches, a laid-back lifestyle and some great beer festivals.
The Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival promises to be one of those. Organizers say its …

Breckenridge Beer Festival: Brew in the Mountains
July 14, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Breckenridge Beer Festival: Brew in the Mountains

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A Road Trip for Beer to the Colorado Rockies this weekend should include a stop at the Breckenridge Beer Festival taking place Saturday, July 16, 2011, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Main Street Station …

Atlanta Summer Beer Festival Guest Review
June 28, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Atlanta Summer Beer Festival Guest Review

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Story and photos by Tonya Cooner-Vots
Celebrating Atlanta’s beer makers for the fifth year in a row, the 2011 Atlanta Summer Beer Festival (ASBF) brought together regional and national brewers on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at …

San Diego International Beer Festival and a Chance to Win Free Tickets
June 19, 2011 – 7:00 am | 12 Comments
San Diego International Beer Festival and a Chance to Win Free Tickets

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CONGRATULATIONS to Melissa Palmer, winner of the tickets. She’ll be attending the Sunday session. Thanks to everybody for participating.
This weekend marks the first of our Top 10 Summer Beer Festivals 2011, and the folks …

Festival review: Noisy, crowded … and air-conditioned
August 2, 2010 – 10:03 am | 6 Comments
Festival review: Noisy, crowded … and air-conditioned

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Florida has two seasons – hurricane and tourist. Festivals ordinarily occur during the latter, when the weather is cooler and the population swells from the snowbirds who flock each year to the Sunshine State from …

Hire a guide for a beer festival experience
July 16, 2010 – 4:00 am | 7 Comments
Hire a guide for a beer festival experience

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Everest climbers have their Sherpas, and fishing boats have their captains. So why wouldn’t beer adventurers have their own guides?
The Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti will offer this service to beer lovers …

Top 10 summer beer festivals
May 25, 2010 – 1:00 am | 3 Comments
Top 10 summer beer festivals

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For many people, summer time is road trip time. And if you are in pursuit of the next great beer, you can’t go wrong planning a vacation around any of these beer festivals. Some you …