Coming Soon: November 2015
Portland Beer Week
The East Coast Portland has become a Beervana in its own right, with world-class beer bars, a host of new and adventurous breweries and well-established breweries like Allagash keeping it creative. Celebrate the state by following the #207BeerWeek hashtag on Twitter to discover a weeklong series of events spotlighting Maine breweries and beer around the Portland area.
San Diego Beer Week
The official San Diego Beer Week, now in its sixth year, kicks off with the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival; rolls into beer bike rides, tap takeovers and exclusive releases; and is capped off by The Beer Garden, a food and beer pairing event.
Franklin County CiderDays
Franklin County, Massachusetts
Apple lovers come calling to this two-day celebration in Massachusetts’ apple-rich Franklin County, featuring orchard tours, cidermaking workshops, talks, cooking demos, food pairings and tastings. Don’t miss the Cider Salon, the annual signature cider-tasting event.
All Colorado Beer Festival
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Napa Valley of Beer? The State of Craft Beer? Whatever name the Centennial State likes to go by, Coloradans love their beer, and that pride shows through at this festival highlighting 70 Colorado brewers pouring more than 400 beers.
Left Hand Brewing Co.
9.5% | Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
From the brewers of a certain beloved milk stout comes this caffeinated imperial take that gets a boost from Colorado roaster Allegro Coffee’s mocha java blend. According to the brewery, the flavor follows the name, as the “coffee’s dark cherry flavors and spicy undertones weave into the rich milky sweet stout like a chocolate-covered espresso bean melting on your tongue.”
Stone Brewing Co.
Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year
8.1% | Imperial Stout
The packaging for this beer—formerly known as Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout—gets a new look, but the recipe remains the same. It’s an imperial milk stout infused with coffee, vanilla, chocolate, peppers, cinnamon and nutmeg. Look for it on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
Terrapin Beer Co.
8.5% | Imperial Milk Stout w/ Coffee & Cocoa Nibs
Terrapin’s Tiramisu-Hoo sounds as fun to drink as it is to say. This imperial milk stout, brewed with lactose sugar, Jittery Joe’s coffee, Olive & Sinclair cocoa nibs and a blend of tiramisu flavors, has “an upfront coffee aroma and flavors of tiramisu, chocolate and sweetness from the lactose sugar.”
Black Friday Beer Releases
Black Friday is for stout lovers as breweries across America release limited-edition ales on Friday, Nov. 27. Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co. will release Bourbon County Stout. Along with its core imperial stout, this year’s releases include a coffee variant, featuring the “Los Delirios” bean from Nicaragua; Bourbon County BarleyWine, a Bourbon County rye variant made with blackberry juice, cherries and sea salt; Bourbon County Proprietor’s variant, brewed with bourbon-aged maple syrup, toasted pecans and guajillo peppers; and 2015 Bourbon County Rare, BCS aged for two years in 35-year-old Heaven Hill barrels.
Denver’s Copper Kettle Brewing Co. will release Snowed In, an imperial oatmeal stout with coffee and chocolate aged in hiskey barrels. Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery will open its doors for this year’s Our Black Friday beer, an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels.