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Thursday
Sep042014

Denver's Save the Ales Fest - Win VIP TICKETS! 

Hey folks! Today we have a lightning round Beertography Contest for you. If you live in or around Denver and would like to win a pair of VIP Tickets to THIS Friday's Save the Ales festival, you're in LUCK! Just tweet or instagram your Colorado-inspired Beertography with the hashtag #SaveTheAlesCO. Simple as that. Since this festival is TOMORROW you better go do it RIGHT NOW! Did you hear me? What are you waiting for? Oh, to hear more about the fest? Okay fair enough:

Join Conservation Colorado and 23 Colorado microbreweries for our 4th annual Save the Ales fundraiser and beer tasting event on Friday, September 5. Celebrate the best brews of Colorado while supporting our efforts to protect our state’s water, air and beer!

VIP Hour: 6 P.M. | General Admission: 7 P.M.
VIP Tickets: $60
General Admission Tickets: $35

For more information or to just straight up purchase tickets, visit the Save the Ales website

 

Monday
Jul142014

All About Beer Magazine Contest

Beertography on the internet is awesome. No doubt about it. And you agree... that's why you're reading this! But what's one step better than showing off your beertography online? How about having it published in the country's leading beer magazine? Yes, that's right. If you win this contest, your photo will actually be published in the pages of All About Beer Magazine. Whoa! And not only that, there are some awesome prizes up for grabs as well like a beer swag gift basket, free subscriptions to All About Beer Magazine!


This probably isn't your first Beertography Rodeo (hmm, just got another idea for a photo contest), but just in case here's how we do it:

1. Tweet or Instagram your photo with the hashtag #AllAboutBeertography anytime between right this very second and Thursday July 31stth at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Feel free to tag @beertography and @allaboutbeer as well but it's not required.
2. This contest's theme will be Festival Attire. This can be a festival you've attended in the past, it doesn't have to be one you're attending this month. This means if you're submitting via Instagram, you can just go back and comment on your photo with the #AllAboutBeertography hashtag and it will count. Admit it, you want to see yourself dressed up like a crazy beer fan in the pages of All About Beer Magazine. You'll be famous! Extra points for creativity.
3. We'll review all of the entries and notify the winners in early August. 

Feel free to tweet or email me with any questions. Thanks to All About Beer for sponsoring this super funtime extreme! 

All About Beer Magazine
AAB Instagram - AAB Twitter 

Monday
Jul072014

Beertography Maine Brew Bus Tour

 

For the last few Summers I've been lucky enough to spend a week at a friend's house on a beautiful lake in Southern Maine, a short drive to beer-soaked Portland. This year I'm honored to guest host a Maine Brew Bus Tour. Voted the #1 activity in Portland on TripAdvisor, The Maine Brew Bus drives you around to different beer spots in Maine so you don't have to worry about driving. It's pretty ingenious. 

 

So this coming Sunday, July 13th I'll be guest hosting a very special tour. We'll focus on beer photography while getting special VIP treatment at the area's best breweries. Ever wanted to visit the Allagash wild barrel room? How about when the brewery is closed to the public? How about checking out some of the newer, amazing beers coming out of Maine like from Bissell Brothers Brewery or Banded Horn Co.? To tell you the truth, if I weren't hosting this tour, I'd be attending it anyway. It's drool-inducing.

 

Buy your tickets here and see you Sunday!

 

Here's the official description from the Maine Brew Bus:

 

The Maine Brew Bus presents a very special tour looking at the combined art of beer and photography with our special guest guide John Kleinchester. He's a blogger, imbiber, Cicerone Certified Beer Server, and photographer who is the founder of Beertography.com.
 
On this tour we will visit two breweries that have been mainstays in Maine for years, and two that are just a few months old. All produce great beer in very photogenic environments.
 
Our first stop is Bissell Brothers Brewery. This months old brewery is owned by Noah and Peter Bissell, and has been shaking up the beer landscape in Maine with their hoppy first beer called Substance. Peter is a professional photographer with his own successful business, and he will make sure that their brewery will be in full theatrical mode for our visit.
 
Next we will visit Allagash Brewing Company. Producers of award winning Belgian style ales, this is Maine's second largest brewery and the 47th largest in the country. We will visit by special arrangement when the brewery is closed to the public. Photo opportunities abound as we tour their impressive new brewhouse, check out their bourbon barrel aging program, and visit the wild barrel room for a private tasting.
 
Time for lunch, and we make our way down to the birthplace of Shipyard Ales - Federal Jack's Restaurant and Brewpub in Kennebunkport, ME. Situated in a scenic seaside village, Federal Jack's was founded in 1992, and today creates inventive food combinations that will integrate with their wide family of beer styles. We will overlook the waterfront with cameras in one hand and tasting glasses in the other.
 
Finally, we stop at an amazing 150 year old mill complex in Biddeford that now houses Banded Horn Brewing Company. Ian McConnell recently brought what he learned as the head brewer at Sixpoint in Brooklyn back to his home state of Maine. Along with his cousin Ron Graves, they are brewing a wide range of styles on their 22 barrel system that started production late in 2013.
 
Pick up and drop off is at In'Finiti Fermentation and Distillation, 250 Commercial St in Portland. The folks at In'Finiti are brewing their own creative beers which should not be missed. The architectural and design elements throughout their restaurant which opened in early 2013 creatively celebrate the production of beer and the distillation of spirits - and make a fine backdrop for a just few more pictures celebrating great Maine craft beer.
 
Tickets are $85 per person and include all beer samples, full lunch, transportation, and brewery/restaurant gratuities. Gratuity for the driver and guide are not included, and if found appropriate are suggested to be $10pp.
Wednesday
Jun042014

April Beertographer of the Month (a bit delayed)

Yes, you read that right. So, we got a bit behind on our Beertographer of the Month series. So much so that it's June and we still don't even have a May BOTM yet! SO here's what's going to happen: I'm invoking Beertography Executive Order and naming Eric Evans aka @ItsMeDoublEE as official April Beertographer of the Month. Eric had over 20 entries in April alone! And if you're familiar with his work, you already know that he's a fantastic photographer. 

We're now officially accepting entries for our June Beertographer of the Month competition. Don't forget you need to use the hashtag #JuneBOTM. Feel free to mention @beertography too. If you're wondering what the status of the May BOTM is, you'll find out very soon! For now, let's all stand and applaud Eric for being crowned April Beertographer of the Month! Here's Eric to tell us a little bit about himself:

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve been an avid craft beer drinker over the past five to seven years. I’ve always been a visual person and had a love for art and photography from an early age. For me, beertography is the perfect expression of both of my passions. I consider myself the “every man beertographer.” I have no formal training. I learn by constantly shooting and challenging myself to improve and reach outside of my comfort zone. John can attest to this, having to endure my daily beer-related tweets (@itsmedoublEE) Instagram posts (itsme_doublEE) and Untappd check-ins (DoublEE) Another learning tool for me is looking at others’ work. I can often be heard muttering to myself, “that’s a cool angle” or “I never thought to compose a shot like that.”

    I’m lucky to be part of such an active and friendly craft beer community in Ohio. I attend as many regional festivals as I can. I especially appreciate the time and effort John puts into the whole beertography thing. His enthusiasm is inspiring. My advice to the average person out there is to shoot every chance you get, challenge yourself to take risks and learn from others. If you like my work, more can be found on Flickr under the name beertographEE.
Thanks Eric! Now check out more of his work right here: 

Monday
May192014

Barcade New York - Now Open!

UPDATE 6/3/14: Barcade New York opens TODAY at 12pm. Rumor has it the beer list is going to be pretty epic.

The Barcade empire is expanding! It feels like just yesterday that we published our sneak preivew of Barcade Jersey City and the opening of Barcade Philadelphia. And now, here we are in 2014 with an exclusive first look at the first Barcade to open in Manhattan!

Located at 148 West 24th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, Barcade's fourth location is more than a worthy sequel to it's predecessors. Barcade's owners tell us that their opening is imminent. As in, any time in the next 2 weeks! Keep an eye on their Twitter feed to get the most up to date information.

For those unfamiliar with the other locations, you're in for a real treat. Barcade is just what it sounds like: Bar + Arcade. The twist being that all of the beer is American craft beer and the games are all old school. As you'll notice from some of the photos, whereas previously it was all games from the 80s and earlier, they've finally begun to showcase games from the early 1990s such as X-Men, Daytona USA and NBA Jam. You can check out the full games list by downloading the new Barcade App which also lists evey beer on tap at every Barcade location. 

Some of you may recall a few years ago, not long after Barcade Philly opened when we got a group of thirsty folks together and visited ALL THREE Barcades in ONE day. Well, that was one of the best days ever so you KNOW we'll be doing all FOUR in one day. Details coming soon.

For more information, check out Barcade New York's website and follow them on Twitter. Here's a slideshow of more photos for you to drool over: