Carolina Beer Calendar The Community Tap’s fourth annual Craft Beer Festival

The Community Tap’s fourth annual Craft Beer Festival in Greenville, SC.  Our festival features over 50 of our favorite craft breweries from all over the US, focusing on small-batch brews and one-off kegs – this isn’t your normal beer fest.  We’ll also have live music, concessions and other creative activities to keep you entertained while you imbibe.  This festival has sold out every year – buy early!

Larkin’s Sawmill – 22 Graves Drive, Greenville, SC 29609

$57.37 general admission at

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DEAR RICK: I’ve recently gotten more into cellaring beer and wondered if a nitro beer would age any different than a carbonated or bottled conditioned beer? Thanks! — Matt

Dear Matt: I’m not a big fan of cellaring. Why? I’m too impatient and can’t wait to drink the beer. That said, I do have several bottles of Samuel Adams Utopias sitting around. And I once hid away a bottle of Alaskan Smoked Porter for a special occasion.

Now back to your question. I turned to an expert for some help.

Willoughby Brewing Co. brewmaster Rick Seibt noted that there should be no problem aging nitro beers. But herein lies the rub — the best beers to age are darker and higher alcohol brews. (Some sours as well.) I’m sure there are some around but my brain isn’t overflowing with high-alcohol nitro options.

There certainly is no reason to age Guinness or Boddingtons. The new Samuel Adams nitro line …

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Paisley Beer festival promises to be a carnival atmosphere next month

Thousands of ale lovers will be working up a thirst for Paisley’s annual Beer Festival – and this year they are promised a carnival atmosphere.

The four-day event in April, which is the biggest of its kind in Scotland, attracts people from all over the country to Paisley Town Hall.

From Wednesday, April 20, to Saturday, April 23, there will be ales galore as well as the one-day Paisley Food Festival, run by Renfrewshire Council…

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10Best Readers’ Choice: Beer winners announced

Best Beer Scene

While you can find craft beer just about anywhere these days, not all cities are created equal when it comes to brews. These are America’s 10 best beer scenes — places with exceptional beer bars, gastropubs, craft breweries and a thriving beer culture — as voted on by 10Best readers …

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Chicago Ale Fest targets new beer drinkers tickets on sale March 17

Many beer festivals are exercises in arcane coolness, from attendee T-shirts endorsing obscure West Coast breweries to the beer itself. (“Did you try the sour beer aged in bourbon barrels, then aged in gin barrels at sea before entering rum barrels with the addition of rare Scandinavian mushrooms to be stored in a forest with a pack of wolves for six months? And it’s just 3.2 percent alcohol!”)

Josh Seago aims for the opposite.

Seago’s LouDog Events — named for a black lab named Lucy — runs close to 20 beer festivals per year in the Chicago area …

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2nd Annual S.C. Food Truck Craft Beer Festival

Food Truck, Craft Beer Festival at the State Farmer’s Market. Here ‘Too Fat To Fly” has customers lined up.

“Last year was our first food truck festival in Columbia and we suffered some growing pains in terms of line management and crowd control. We have learned our lesson! Our new venue is much larger and provides more traffic and parking options, and we are increasing the police and improving access to make sure our guests have a great experience from start to finish,” says Anne-Marie Aigner, founder of Food Truck Festivals of America …

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TBBW 2016: Brew Bus wins Ultimate Brewer face-off

  • An onion-inflected Indian brown ale was among The Ultimate Brewer entries.

Oysters, toffee, jalapeños, pistachios and pears weren’t the latest items featured inside one of Chopped‘s mystery baskets. But they were some of the ingredients used by participants in Friday night’s Ultimate Brewer competition at Rapp Brewing Company .

Organized by St. Pete Brewing Company director of sales and brewery general manager Casey Cothran, who’s also a Tampa Bay Beer Week board member,

The inaugural competition was also held in conjunction with a small beer festival out front, where homebrew clubs and breweries (local and national), …

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