Beer Buzz: Riot Fest Puts Music Lineup On Beer Cans, Bell’s Breweries Win Big In Colorado

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Riot Fest Puts Festival Lineup On Beer Cans (Chicago, IL) – Riot Fest 2019 is returning to Chicago’s Douglas Park this weekend (Sept 13-15). And along with a great roster that includes talent like Flaming Lips, The Raconteurs, Patti Smith and Blink-182, comes a pale ale with the world’s first festival schedule wrapped around the beer.

Produced by Anheuser-Busch’s Goose Island, which explains why October, also partially owned by ZX Ventures, a division of AB InBev, covered the story, Goose Island Riot Fest Sucks (we do like its name) is a crisp and mildly malty 5.4% ABV Pale that’s described as being so sessionable “that it won’t dehydrate you even after several hours of rocking out.”

And after you chug its contents, just peel off the wrapper and you’ll have the complete Riot Fest band schedule so you won’t miss Manchester Orchestra, Jawbreaker or Wu-Tang Clan.

Michigan Breweries Win Big At Colorado State Fair Competition (Pueblo, CO) – Colorado is home to so many SERIOUS craft breweries, that it’s worth noting that two Michigan Breweries won multiple medals at this year’ Colorado State Fair Beer Competition.

Upper Hand Brewery, a division of Bell’s, won a gold medal in the “Historical Beer” category for Yellow Hex, a bronze in the “British Bitter and Pale Commonwealth Beer” category for Laughing Fish and bronze in the American Porter and Stout category for SISU Stout.

 Bell’s Brewery took home a gold in the “American Porter” category and its Kalamazoo Stout won silver in the “Dark British Beer” category.

What We’ve Been Drinking Lately (Saint Louis, MO) – It’s Oktoberfest season and we’ve been celebrating with something festive from Schlafly Beer. Authentic in its execution and evocation of heritage, Schlafly Oktoberfest is a 5.5% ABV deep amber colored Märzen Lager that was named one of USA Today’s “Oktoberfest beers to try,”

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