Largest Rare Beer Auction in the World Goes Virtual Saturday

Largest Rare Beer Auction in the World Goes Virtual, Raising
Hundreds of Thousands for Homeless Youth

 
Portland, Oregon- Brews for New Avenues will host its 9 th annual event virtually this
Saturday to raise vital funds for New Avenues for Youth, an organization that has been
working to end youth homelessness for 22 years. The “live” auction that runs from just
after midnight until 2pm will feature some of the rarest beers donated from breweries
from around the globe, including a 1994 Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, one of 200 bottles
produced. Other “live” items include a 3L of Bokke Oma, a 1.5L of de Garde & Tilquin
Avenue No. 4, and a 3L of our collaboration with Cantillon – Cuvée de l’Espérance. The
30-minute virtual program beginning at 1:30pm features guest appearances from
Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, de Garde, Upright, Tioga Sequoia, Great Notion, and Reverend
Nat’s Cider, among others.
Via Brews For New Avenues

OR – Crosby Hop Farm and TopWire Hop Project


WOODBURN, Ore. – Crosby Hops, an integrated hop merchant and processor in the Pacific Northwest today announces its new overarching brand family that includes Crosby Hops, Crosby Hop Farm and TopWire Hop Project. Crosby opened the TopWire Hop Project, a one of a kind experiential beer garden on July 24, 2020.

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San Diego Brewers Make Collaboration Beer

San Diego Brewers Make Collaboration Beer to Support SD Brewers Guild
San Diego’s craft brewing industry has been hit hard in the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, some of the city’s most recognizable brands have come together to help out their fellow brewers.
Stone Brewing has announced that they have partnered with AleSmith, Modern Times, Mother Earth, Pizza Port, Thorn and Port Brewing for a collaboration brew dubbed the “San Diego Brewers United Double IPA.”
The canned collaboration beer will benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild.

Via ProBrewer.com

Craft Beer Summit Experience – An At-Home Tasting Tour of CA Craft Beer


The CA Craft Brewers Association invites you to join us for the Craft Beer Summit Experience – an at-home tasting tour of CA Craft beer. The virtual tasting experience includes beer shipped directly to your door from 8 California breweries, a tasting kit with glassware and tasting notes, and access to video interviews with the brewers. This tasting experience is ONLY AVAILABLE TO CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS + YOU MUST BE 21+ over.

Via California Craft Brewers Association

That’ll Do It! Electric Fence Used to Maintain Social Distancing

English Pub Installs an Electric Fence to Maintain Social Distancing

Restaurant and bar owners worldwide are rapidly innovating to accommodate social distancing requirements in their establishments. One pub landlord has a crafty solution, and it’s positively … electric. Johnny McFadden, landlord of The Star Inn in Cornwall, England, installed an electric fence in his pub to maintain a safe distance between pub goers and his staff. McFadden devised the solution after previous efforts to stop crowding around the bar using floor tape proved unsuccessful, he told Cornwall Live.

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Protective Facewear for Drinking Studied


Photo credit: BBC/YouTube

SUNTORY Explores Protective Headgear for Drinking – Japanese drinks group Suntory is designing different forms of protective headgear and face coverings that will allow for safe drinking in pubs and bars.

A mask with a remote control mouth has been developed by inventors in Israel that lets diners eat food without removing the protective facial covering, potentially allowing people to eat out during the coronavirus pandemic.

Seven Other unusual approaches to social distancing in hospitality include pool noodle hats and designer dining lampshades.

Via The Drinks Business

UK Man fined £8,000 for drinking carrot juice from Fosters can

He went looking for trouble and by god he found it…
Man fined after drinking carrot juice from beer can to ‘test’ no-alcohol policy
A man from High Wycombe has been given a £8,000 fine after drinking carrot juice from a Foster’s beer can to “test” the police on their knowledge of the rules in a no-alcohol zone.
Via The Drinks Business

National Beer Run Day is this Friday

It’s (Almost) Time to Make a Beer Run!
The second annual

is this Friday, July 3. Are you ready to stock up on your favorite indie craft beer for Independence Day weekend? Lace up your sneaks and make a plan!

How to Get Involved
Pick up some of your favorite indie craft beer
Share your beer run on social and tag #BeerRunDay
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Make Your Dog Famous!


Your Dog Could Be on This Label!
Want your dog on a beer label? Heater Allen Brewery is again raffling off the chance to place your pooch’s pic on their Sandy Paws label! All raffle proceeds benefit the Oregon Brewers Guild. Here’s a look at the 2019 Sandy Paws label….this could be your dog! Get your raffle tickets today – $25 for a single entry or five entries for $100. Click the “Buy Tickets” button to purchase.

Via Oregon Brewers Guild

Latest 2020 Falconer Foundation Siebel Brewing Scholarship Winners!

Press release:
** BREANN GOULETTE AND MARCO TAPIZ TOP OF THE PACK FOR 2020 FALCONER FOUNDATION
SIEBEL BREWING SCHOLARSHIPS **
From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Breann Goulette of Plank Town Brewing Company
(Eugene, OR) and Marco Tapiz of Fort Point Beer Company (San Francisco, CA) have been named
recipients of the 2020 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Siebel Brewing Scholarships.

A Big Craft Beer Welcome to the First Latina-Founded Community Brewing Space, Mujeres Brew House

San Diego Welcomes First Latina-Founded Community Brewing Space, Mujeres Brew House

When you think iconic beer zones, San Diego city and county rate high with most craft beer enthusiasts. I eagerly look forward to seeking out Mujeres Brew House in the city by the bay on my next trip down.
“On July 1, 2020, the Mujeres Brew Club in San Diego will open the first Latinx women-founded and women-led community brewing space, educational facility, and taproom dedicated to empowering people of all backgrounds, specifically focusing on women of color in the craft beer industry. According to co-founders Carmen Favela and Esthela Davila, Mujeres Brew House will be managed by women and for women with the intent of breaking down barriers of entry into the beer scene.”
Mujeres Brew House is an incorporated non-profit collaboration between Border X Brewing, Mujeres Brew Club, and progressive community gallery space Bread & Salt.
If the beer matches the concept I see nothing but blue skies for this great idea.
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MI Brewers Guild Publishes Annual Magazine & Map

PR – The Michigan Brewers Guild has just released the 2020 edition of its annual publication, Michigan. The Great Beer State. The 72-page magazine includes stories about the creativity and consistency behind brewing; beer quality tips for consumers; and how member breweries give-back in big and small ways around Michigan.
A highlight of the publication is the pull-out map and listings for 293 member brewery locations spread out throughout Michigan’s two peninsulas (up from 281 in last year’s issue).
“We look forward to the Great Beer State magazine every year,” says Scott Graham, the Guild’s executive director. “It is always fun to review the brewery listings, map and other information in a printed format that you can hold in your hands and turn the pages.”
The 80,000 copies of the magazine have been distributed to member breweries, Michigan welcome centers, chambers of commerce and visitor bureaus, retail locations and other beer-supporting businesses around the state. A flip-book version is also available online at MiBeer.com (under resources). An additional 10,000 copies of the pull-out map were also printed.