GABF 2019: Some final musings of a festival gone by

The 2019 edition of the Great American Beer Festival came to a close Saturday night, with the bulk of the New Mexico brewing contingent (and me) flying back Sunday afternoon. It was a heck of a time, again, and I still highly encourage every beer geek to find a way to go at least once…

GABF 2018: The Crew storms the Halls of Valhalla, take 3

First, the good news: the Dark Side Brew Crew is in Denver for another round of the Great American Beer Festival! This is normally where one would follow that with some sort of bad news, but there isn’t any, at least not for us. Once again, we are covering America’s largest craft beer festival out…

Weekend Beer-cap: Back from a short hibernation

Welcome back to this weekly feature, which got skipped last week due to a deadly combination of not enough people sending in items, and too many other stories clogging up the queue. This past weekend, however, was a lot more jam-packed with beer-related fun for most of us. Huzzah to that! For me (Stoutmeister), it…

Homage to Metal: The great pilgrimage to Denver ’15

We were somewhere around Wagon Mound, on the edge of the northern plains, when the bugs began to take hold. No seriously, these were a veritable swarm of all sorts of insectoids smashing and crashing against the car. Wait until you see the goddamn locusts! But I digress, it was a warm sunny day when…

Metalheads rejoice! TRVE Brewing is your new destination

Stoutmeister here. Porter Pounder went up to Denver in between movie gigs, or possibly on his days off, the rest of us are never quite sure. Either way, while there he discovered a fairly new brewery that taps into our group’s metal-loving souls. Now that he has another brief break in filming, he sent in…