With over 300 events in a ten day span, we hardly scratched the surface of everything on offer during SF Beer Week. But at just about every stop we made, it seemed clear the brewers had gone out of their way to tap their stores for the unique, the rare, the strong, and sometimes the strange. Check out the slideshow for 8 of our most memorable sips from SF Beer Week.
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The Mammoth Festival of Beers in Mammoth Lakes, California is a bit like an endurance test. At 8000+ feet above sea level, one of the nation's highest-altitude beer festivals features some of the finest breweries and brew pubs west of the Mississippi, wrapped around three days of world class blues music. From American sours to double IPAs, the festival features limited-edition brews from some of the country's cutting edge sudsters (including such stars as Russian River and The Lost Abbey.) We sipped and sampled and enjoyed ourselves—here are the finest brews the festival had to offer.
[Photograph: NY Craft Beer Week] New York's third annual Craft Beer Week officially runs from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 3rd, but it's not too early to start wrangling your friends to make plans. It's going to be...
The third annual Philly Beer Week kicked off over the weekend, and we were able to check out a few of the 1,000 events going on to celebrate suds in the City of Brotherly Love. From watching Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter tap the first keg (and get splashed in the process) to hitting up the smaller meet-the-brewer events to the excellent smoked beer and barbecue festival at Yards Brewing, we enjoyed every sip and bite that Philly had to offer.