The Mill: Boarfest, a Beer Pipeline, and more

GABF 2013

Great American Beer Festival 2013 // Photo © Brewers Association

The Mill is gaining momentum into the fourth quarter. The Great American Beer Fest is back in Denver this weekend, new breweries and taprooms are opening at a record pace, and fresh hops and Oktoberfests are filling our weekends. What’s on your radar in The Mill? Tweet us @growlermag.


This Thursday, October 2nd, stop by Bluestem Bar in Uptown for a 612Brew sampling. Check out the event’s Facebook listing for the food and drink specials. In other 612Brew news, they’ll be canning in early 2015.

There’s still time to get tickets for the Pour For Parks beer fest in Roseville on Friday. And there’s all kinds of Oktoberfests happening this weekend.

On Sunday, make your way down to Butcher & The Boar for Boarfest 2014. The free event will have plenty of beers, bourbon, brats and bands (Communist Daughter, Curtiss A, 3 Dillmans, and Kent Burnside & the New Generation).

Foreign Legion Wine Bar is hosting what’s sure to be a badass beer dinner on October 8th. Participants will be swilling some remarkable beers like Hitachino Nest Anbai, Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2014, and My Antonia, a collaboration between Birra del Borgo and Dogfish Head (which is a decent little brewery out in Delaware that doesn’t distribute here). Oh yeah, plus five courses of food from Russell Klein, so RSVP right quick.

And, one week from Friday, Northgate Brewing‘s taproom will open its doors.

Maple Island Brewing in downtown Stillwater opened its doors for their Grand Opening event on Tuesday night.

The long sold-out Great American Beer Festival is this weekend. If you’re lucky enough to have scored tickets and are headed to Denver, be sure to read our ABCs of the GABF from last year’s festival.


Fortune Magazine checks in with Stone Brewing‘s European adventure, and their attempt to convince Germany that American beer isn’t garbage.

Agence France reports that the De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium will construct a two-mile beer pipeline that will pump suds from the brewery to a bottling facility. The move will eliminate 85% of the truck traffic in the quaint medieval town.

The Washington Redskins were recently noticed selling expired Budweiser. The bottles sport the World Cup logo and expiration dates indicating they passed their prime in June. Though, to be fair, the World Cup logo has a long and proud history, and the team is likely unwilling to get rid of the beer out of respect for that tradition.

And Chris Drosner, Madison’s Beer Baron, weighs in on pumpkin beer.


Indeed Brewing‘s Mosaic Fresh Hop will hit their taproom, plus the two Red Cow locations on Thursday.

About John Garland

John Garland is the Deputy Editor at the Growler Magazine. Find him on twitter (@johnpgarland) or in every coffee shop on West 7th Street.

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