Big news in the brewing industry as it was announced last night that Sapporo USA will acquire Stone Brewing of San Diego, Calif.
Stone Distribution Co. which distributes many craft brands throughout Southern California will not be part of the deal and will remain an intendent company.
Sapporo is the largest selling Asian beer in the U.S. and Stone is the 18th largest brewing company in the country with annual production of 326,281 barrels in 2021. It is the second major acquisition of a U.S. craft brewery for Sapporo with the purchase of Anchor Brewing in 2017.
“This is the right next chapter for Stone Brewing,” said Greg Koch, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Stone Brewing in a press release. “For 26 years, our amazing team has worked tirelessly to brew beers that have set trends and redefined expectations. To have the interest of a company like Sapporo in continuing the Stone story is a testament to the great beers we’ve created and will continue to create for our fans across the globe.”
Sapporo will produce its Sapporo beers for U.S. distribution in Stone’s two breweries, in Escondido, California and Richmond, Virginia. Stone Brewing will continue to brew its beers at the two breweries, as well as operate its seven Tap Rooms and World Bistro & Gardens.
More on the story here.
CA Craft Beer Week Returns and Independent Breweries Rally to Support Local Communities and the California Craft Beer Industry
The return of CA Craft Beer Week July 15-24 spotlights local, independent breweries, their contributions to reviving community, and a tasty statewide collaboration
SACRAMENTO — JUNE 22, 2022 — This July, the California Craft Brewers Association, regional California brewers guilds and hundreds of independent California craft breweries are collaborating to help revive local craft beer scenes hit hard by Covid, and rekindle community connections through a statewide collaboration beer release series, and the return of CA Craft Beer Week, July 15-24.
Bear Republic Brewing Company
IT’S IN THE CARDS
The latest release in our Tarot Series is here! Get your hands on our Summer Ale, The Sun.
When The Sun appears in a tarot reading, it represents success, abundance and strength. The Sun calls on you to express yourself authentically!
Order both ales in our tarot series below.
Tarot Series: The Sun
Feel The Sun’s warm energy radiate positivity into everything you do. Bring joy and happiness into every day and the earth will reward you with delicious beer, like our summer ale with aromas of fruity marmalade and lavender.
Tarot Series: The Fool Pale Ale
Life is one big experiment! Be like The Fool and live daring and carefree. Take a leap of faith toward new and unknown journeys just like our new pale ale, brewed bright and hoppy with Hopsteiner Lotus & Lemondrop.
The craft brewery industry in the Des Moines area just keeps growing. Now 21 breweries call the region home.
In 1996, Court Avenue Brewing Co. opened its doors and remains the oldest in the metro area. Confluence and Exile celebrate a decade in business in 2022, and others such as 515 Brewing and Fox Brewing have stuck around. Just in the past two years, newcomers such as Lua, Kinship and 1717 opened to expand the craft brewery footprint in central Iowa.
The region’s not done with breweries quite yet. The newest trend brings established breweries such as Toppling Goliath, Big Grove, SingleSpeed and Backpocket to the area with taprooms opening in the next year.
Here’s a guide to the Des Moines-area producers making their mark on the local beer scene, pulling pints and filling growlers for those ready to move past domestic liter lagers. Bonus: We included the bike trails nearest them.
Find it all here on the The Des Moines Register
Washington Beer Blog
The big daddy beer fest happens at Redmond’s Marymoor Park from Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 19th. The Washington Beer Commission presents the 15th Annual Washington Brewers Festival, aka the Father’s Day Beer Fest. We now have the list of 400+ beers that the 97 participating breweries will pour over the course of the weekend.
You can see, and download, the beer list here. The week before the event, I will publish my list of top picks — the beers that most pique my interest. Hopefully, that will help you navigate the massive sea of beer that this festival offers. In the meantime, peruse the list and contemplate the 400+ reasons why you should attend this event.
Read the rest on the Washington Beer Blog here: http://washingtonbeerblog.com/the-400-beers-that-will-pour-at-the-washington-brewers-festival-this-year/
In the Seattle suburb of Woodinville, the people behind Métier Brewing believe that great beer is a bridge to more equitable, connected communities. This year, they’re taking that mission to the masses.
Plenty of breweries say they want to help strengthen their communities, but few can show as much expertise, commitment, and follow-through in that area as Métier Brewing. Everything from where the beer is sold to who creates the artwork to the choice of general contractors reflects the brewery’s mission: “Brew damn good beer and build stronger community to inspire bigger dreams for all.”
Read the rest of this article on Craft Beer & Brewing
Tickets are now on sale for a special event at Foggy Noggin Brewing in Bothell. Ron Pattinson is a revered historian and author. He returns to Foggy Noggin Brewing on Saturday, July 24th for another beer tasting and discussion about beer history. This is the third time Ron has visited Foggy Noggin for such an event — the previous two events sold out.
The event includes a guided tasting and history lesson involving six historical British beer styles.
You’ll find more information about the event and tickets on the Washington Beer Blog
Bear Republic is in the upper echelon of craft breweries with sustainability commitments. To just run through a few things real quick: Flow meters and a plant-wide data collection make more efficient use of water (3.5 to 3.75 gallons of water to brew one gallon of beer). They have an anaerobic digester that cleans the brewery’s wastewater and generates biogas. Spent hops are strained and utilized as a soil amendment; spent brewer’s grain ends up as livestock feed.
See the rest of the article at Craft Brewing Business
Chris Jackson, founder and president of Seismic Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA has announced that he and his wife Ariel will purchase Golden State Cider of Healdsburg.
Read the rest of the story on ProBrewer
20 Years of the National Brewing Library
An Oxford Brookes University public lecture event Wed 23rd Nov 2022
Start 5.00pm – exhibition tours
Talks from 6.00 pm – Professor Katherine Smart to compere
Pete Brown (30 minutes) – topic to be decided
Academics Victoria Ellis and Agnieszka Rydzik – Brewsters working in contemporary micro-brewing (30 minutes)
Break – beer and food (Tap Social, Little Ox Brew Co, Toad Distillery)
Roger Protz – Then and now- from Michael Jackson’s world beer guides to contemporary guides (30 minutes)
Adrian Tierney-Jones – The evolution of Brewing awards (30 minutes)
ProBrewer and the MJF have combined forces to help bring diversity to American brewhouses. And thanks to the generosity of Brooklyn Brewery, donations received through May 1st will be matched in full by the brewery, up to $100,000. Please help us make the most of this challenge grant by donating to the MJF in the run-up to this year’s BA Craft Brewer’s Conference in Minneapolis.
What’s this “challenge grant”?
The Brooklyn Brewery has offered to fund a permanent endowment for the MJF with a dollar-for-dollar match on all donations made in the run-up to the Craft Brewer’s Conference (May 2nd – 5th, 2022). For every dollar you donate, Brooklyn Brewery will match your donation up to $100,000. This means that if you donate $25, the MJF receives $50; if you donate $2,500, the MJF gets $5k, etc. It’s really that simple… but it’s a challenge grant, so we only get these funds if the industry steps up to support us. We’re especially grateful to ProBrewer for partnering with us on this amazing opportunity to double the value of your donation. We can only do this with the support of people like you!
A diverse, inclusive and equitable brewing industry is a healthy brewing industry, and it’s what we all want to see. So please join ProBrewer and the MJF as we work with Brooklyn Brewery to help make this industry the kind of inviting place we always wanted it to be.
** FALCONER FOUNDATION OFFERING CONCISE COURSE SCHOLARSHIP TO SIEBEL INSTITUTE — APPLY NOW **
In collaboration with the Seibel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering a full-tuition brewing education scholarship in 2022. The scholarship is a full tuition grant and comes with a travel/lodging stipend.
The scholarship is for the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago, November 3-14, 2022. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The course is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.
Applicants must be from the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. The scholarship is open to both homebrewers and professional brewers.
Note that the full application must be received no later than May 11, 2022.
Complete details and scholarship application is available at https://siebelinstitute.com/about-us/studying-at-siebel/scholarships
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for professional and aspiring craft brewers to further their knowledge and expertise. The Falconer Foundation has granted 50 scholarships since 2004.
For more information on the Foundation please visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook.
What are they looking for? Read this Probrewer article “A Peek Behind The Scholarship Curtain At The Falconer Foundation”
With the global beer market valued at over $623 billion dollars worldwide, it’s no wonder that beer is something of a universal language, unifying drinkers across oceans. With such international interest, it’s not surprising, then, that news outlets rush annually to aggregate the most popular brews from all corners of the globe.
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10th Cider Summit Portland returns June 10 & 11
Oregon’s largest cider tasting festival returns to celebrate in-person
Cider Summit Portland, the area’s largest cider tasting festival, will be held in Portland June 10 and Jun 11 at The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St. in Portland’s Pearl District.
This year, Cider Summit returns to an in-person celebration in Portland after two years of virtual events. Attendees will enjoy a tasting selection of 150+ hard ciders from the industry’s leading cidermakers, many of whom will be on hand to guide guests through the available lineup.
Get the details here!
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Get the latest specialty release shipped to your door!
The first release of our Formula R&D Series is now available.
This red IPA is brewed with the floral French hop varieties Triskel and Barbe Rogue with an addition of rose petals.
6.0% ABV | 40 IBU
Formula R&D Series: Flower IPA
Formula R&D Series: Flower IPA
A red india pale ale brewed with the floral French hop varieties Triskel and Barbe Rogue with an addition of rose petals.
HOPS: Triskel, Barbe Rogue
MALT: Pale Barley, White Wheat, Carared, Carafa Special