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Opportunity Awaits — Deadline a month away for ABG Brewing Scholarship
A great opportunity for the right candidate, a full-tuition scholarship to the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course offered by American Brewers Guild. Application deadline is November 8th. From Glen Hay Falconer Foundation: In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.
Deschutes shines in European competition
Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery captured six medals in the 2010 European Beer Star competition, including gold medals for Obsidian Stout and Twilight Ale. Beers were judged last month in Germany and the awards handed out today in Nürnberg. Straslunder Brauerei from Straslund was the 2010 European Beer Star brewery of 2010, winning three gold medals. Deschutes
Holiday Ale Festival Serves 17,000
Sunny skies and mild temperatures set the mood for the 13th annual Holiday Ale Festival in Portland, Oregon, which witnessed attendance consistent with the year prior: final numbers reached 17,000. The West Coast’s most prestigious winter beer festival took place Dec. 3 through Dec. 7 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Organizers added a fifth day to
California Proposes Increasing Beer Tax
Those nattering nabobs of negativity, the Marin Institute, are gleefully spreading the word that the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is proposing to raise the tax on beer in order to get California out of the mess that he and the rest of the gang of idiots — collectively known as politicians — got themselves into, dragging
Tripel Karmeliet Named World’s Best Ale
This weekend in London, Tripel Karmeliet was named the “World’s Best Ale” at the World Beer Awards. Tripel Karmeliet is a historical “3 grain” beer, using barley, wheat and oats, and is refermented in the bottle. The recipe originated in a Carmelite monastery in 1679. Today it is brewed according to the same recipe at
Voting in the ALEction
Half Moon Bay Brewing, on the coast of California near Pacifica, has come up with a unique way to decide the election. Their beer line, named Maverick’s, has taken their popular Harbor Light Ale, which their website describes as “a light colored beer brewed with European malt and hops, lager-like flavors and a light, clean
Australian claims record for hauling beer steins
An Australian born in Germany has set a world record for carrying beer steins, hauling 20 of them 40 meters. Reinhard Wurtz, a burly and well known restaurant manager in Sydney, broke the mark of 16 set by Munich barmaid Anita Schwartz. He set the record at the Lowenbrau Keller, the German-style beer hall he
Hoparama: Hops everywhere we look
Fresh hop beers are fermenting away from the East Coast to the West Coast, and we can look for them on tap soon. Most will be available only close to where they are brewed, although Sierra Nevada is bottling its Harvest Ale this year and Deschutes Hop Trip can be found in several states. The
What would George Thorogood drink?
Straub Brewery in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, the smallest remaining “old-style” brewery in the country, has rolled out a third brand. George Thorogood and the Destroyers played at a concert to celebrate the debut of Peter Straub Special Dark. The beer is available only on tap for now, because the brewery’s bottling line is running at
Zymurgy readers vote for Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Readers of Zymurgy, the journal of the American Homebrewers Association, have chosen Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA as the “Best Commercial Beer in America.” 90 Minute was a three-time champion of Real Beer’s Battle of the Beers. Zymurgy has been conducting the annual survey for five years, inviting readers to send in a list of
Gluten-free beers in the news
A couple of newspaper stories this week about beer for those who are gluten intolerant . . . A bit of background: According to government statistics, more than 2 million Americans have been diagnosed with celiac disease. The genetic disorder causes stomach cramps and digestive problems and can lead to other serious health risks. People
Monday morning beer news
Stuff to talk about around the water cooler today: – Deschutes Brewery is about to announce it will operate a pub in Portland. – Miller is shelving its broadcast Man Law commercials. Faced with an increasingly competitive light beer market, Miller Brewing Company is introducing new television ads that focus on the taste and heritage
Czechs roll out the barrel in protest
The Czech Republic plans to send a barrel of beer to Brussels as an “extraordinary ambassador” to show its opposition to a proposed rise in EU beer taxes. Germany has made it clear that a proposed 31% increase won’t fly, but European Union Tax Commissioner Laszlo Kovacs is pushing a proposal that would raise the