Wet, Hot American Festival: Highs and Lows of the 2014 GABF

The Great American Beer Festival is an overwhelming experience: a cavernous hall in a convention center in downtown Denver packed with 50,000 people and 3,500 beers to be sampled one ounce at a time. It is as all-encompassing as the name suggests; an annual survey of beer in the United States, with MillerCoors and Sam … [ Read more]

The Mill: Global Microbrews, State Fair and More

The Mill is getting together. This time around, we’re skipping the fried-on-a-stick, and declaring it a banner year for ice cream and beer. And beer ice cream. And pretzel curds.  Events: State Fair goers should make sure to check the schedule for seminars at the Land of 10,000 Beers exhibit. Northgate Liquors in Blaine is hosting … [ Read more]

The Mill: Brooklyn MASH, Final North Coast Nosh, and more

The Mill is getting anxious. There are autumn sampler packs on shelves and back to school specials in our mailboxes. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors while we can. How about a riverboat cruise? Or a paddle around the lake? Any other outdoor events we should know about? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: Here’s the list … [ Read more]

New Belgium and Odell announce FOCOllaboration

Two heavy hitters in the national craft beer game are teaming up for a neighborly collaboration. Conveniently located just one short mile apart in Fort Collins, CO, New Belgium and Odell announced today they will work together on a “collaboration for the ages.” The beer, a 6.7% (55 IBU) American Pale Ale cleverly named FOCOllaboration, is available … [ Read more]