The craft beer community descended on Cooperstown, New York this past weekend for Brewery Ommegang’s annual Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival. Now in its eleventh year, this Belgian-inspired beer event is revered as one of the best in the country.
The folks behind Get Real NY are quickly making a name for themselves as hosts of some of the best craft-beer focused events in New York City. By bringing together world renowned beers from the likes of Founders, Anchorage, Nogne O, and more with food from some of the city’s top chefs, these events walk the line between gourmet feast and block party buffet. Their latest event, APORKalypse Now, took place on February 25, and was no exception.
With over a dozen chefs serving pork dishes alongside 60+ brews, there was no better place to be if you were into great beer and great pork.
There’s always a lot of love and hate around the Great American Beer Festival. Each year, nearly 50,000 craft beer loves descend on Denver, Colorado to sip there way through some of the nations finest beers. And no matter what you think, there is no denying that GABF 2011 is once again the epicenter of the American craft beer scene. This year, we took on two sessions of GABF, camera in hand, to find out the best the county had to offer… one ounce at a time. Since I’m making a lot of lists these days, here is the good and bad: