Capital Ale House National Beer Expo
This partner event with All About Beer Magazine features over 170 breweries. Some of the events: a taco throwdown, a farm country feast, a grand tasting and various seminars.
BoulDurango Finish Line Fest
This party caps the Tour de BoulDurango, a six-day, 436-mile cycle ride of brewers from Ska Brewing in Durango, Colorado, to Boulder, that stops for breweries and pubs like Epic and Great Divide along the way. At the finish line, located at Avery Brewing, this party features all the participating breweries in the event. Read more about the Tour de BoulDurango at allaboutbeer.com/earn-your-beer.
Oregon Brewers Festival
Set on the Willamette River with the Portland skyline in the background, this nearly 30-year-old festival features over 100 beers from around the world, entertainment and more.
AleSmith to House Tony Gwynn Museum
AleSmith Brewing Co.’s new tasting room will feature a memorial to Tony Gwynn, the San Diego Padres Hall of Famer who died in 2014. The museum, created in collaboration with the Gwynn family, will house more than 300 pieces of memorabilia and should be ready around the same time as the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July. Donors to the museum will have their names engraved on bricks and tiles that will make up the structure’s foundation.
Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
The Devils Backbone Adventure Pack that will be on shelves from July to September was dreamed up by employees of the brewery—including cooks, packagers and more—in partnership with brewers. Five beers from those collaborations will appear in 12-ounce bottles alongside Vienna Lager in this variety 12-pack: Apple-achian Pie Stout, a stout brewed with spices and molasses; Ale of Two Cities, a kölsch-style ale; Tropical Thunder, a kristal-weizen made with pineapple juice; Hot Shots IPA, an IPA made with jalapeños; and Space Fruit Pale Ale, which is made with New World hops.
Fort Collins Brewery
Peaches & Barley
7.5 % | Peach Saison
Bursting with the flavors of peaches, apricots, ginger, black pepper and orange peel, and with a relatively dry finish, this beer gets much of its character from the traditional saison yeast used in its construction. The beer will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft.
Heavy Seas Beer
6 % | Oktoberfest Lager
A traditional Oktoberfest lager (available in summer, yes), Treasure Fest is brewed with imported German malts and a mix of German and American hops for a distinct edge. Available on draft and six-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
Atlas Rebrands as Burnt City, Releases New Beers
Chicago’s Atlas Brewing Co. is rebranding itself as Burnt City Brewing.
Brewers John and Ben Saller have been working extensively on brews that will spearhead this relaunch, which include Face Melter Hibiscus IPA, Dick the Butcher Pale Ale and Balloon Boy Farmhouse Wheat Ale. All will be available in cans.
Former Atlas beers will be adapted into Burnt City’s lineup, and the former brewery and brewpub locations in Chicago’s South Side and Lincoln Park will remain the same.