Consider A “Beercation” For Your Next Getaway

Beer Lovers — Book One of These “Beercations” For Your Next Getaway
Are you in the mood to visit a brewery or two for your next vacation adventure? T&A has some ideas for destinations with plenty of craft breweries and other features that make for a worthy beercation. Several of these cities are known for their beer production, but there are a few up-and-coming beer cities on this list. With this bit of inspiration and a little planning, you’ll find your own favorite beercation destination.
Via Travel and Leisure

Australians Drink Draughts to Help Drought Victims!

The Aussies turning their arvo beer into much-needed drought support
A group of beer drinkers at an RSL club in New South Wales came up with an idea: what if clubs throughout the state donated a few cents from every beer to their countrymen impacted by Australia’s crippling drought? It didn’t take long for “Litres for the Land Appeal” to catch on. And now it’s going national.
Each club through its drinkers is pouring money into the appeal which in turn is pouring water into remote farmhouse tanks so families on the land can enjoy the most basic convenience, to wash. It’s a simple gesture – a truckload of water is purchased and sent to a farm which has run dry. But it’s more than just a truck of water. It’s hope.
Via 9Now

Seattle – Keg Tree Lighting Party This Saturday


Ever seen a keg tree the size of a two-story house?
Real-live reindeer?
Wanna sit in Santa’s sleigh?
Well those are just some of the great attractions at pyramids second annual Keg Tree Lighting Party, happening this Saturday at the Alehouse.
Location:
Pyramid Alehouse
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
Time: 5 – 9pm
Lighting Ceremony Starts: 6pm
Via Pyramid

Portland Oregon insider beer news delivered straight to your phone

Want insider Portland beer news delivered straight to your phone? The Oregonian’s beer guy is here for you
Is your first thought when you hit a new city: “What are the good breweries here?”
Andre Meunier, the Oregonian/OregonLive’s beer writer, is using this cool new service called Subtext to deliver beer news straight to your phone. Go here and sign up to get alerts from me about all things Portland and Oregon beer.
Via OregonLive

UK – Laine Brewing Company launches diversity apprenticeship opportunity

UK BREWER LAUNCHES APPRENTICESHIP TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY
Laine Brew Company, with over 60 bars and brewpubs in the UK, is rolling out a new brewing apprenticeship scheme to attract more people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds into the beer industry.
The apprenticeship was launched at south London pub The Four Thieves on Wednesday evening, at an event called the One for All Festival, which saw people employed in various areas of the brewing industry speak about their roles and how they got into their careers.
Via The Drinks Business

Green Flash Beer Quietly Returns To East Coast

Less than two years after unmanageable debt and a bank foreclosure forced San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing to sell to a holding company, auction off its $20 million expansion brewery in Virginia Beach, close its Southern California barrel-aging facility, and pull beer distribution from 42 states to concentrate on its home and neighboring markets, the brewery that helped pioneer the industry-transforming west coast IPA style has quietly returned to the eastern seaboard. Via Forbes

San Diego’s checkered beer history


A long, unsteady pour: San Diego’s checkered beer history
In San Diego beer, some of yesterday’s booming successes are today’s forgotten footnotes. The Union-Tribune’s research manager, Merrie Monteagudo recently forwarded two 1874 photos of downtown San Diego. Our beer history has been a long, unsteady pour.
Via San Diego Union Tribune

Bear Republic Brewing of Sonoma County looks toward a bullish 2020


After a rough year, Bear Republic Brewing of Sonoma County looks toward a bullish 2020
The new year can’t come quickly enough for the Bear Republic who helped define Sonoma County as a craft beer capital. The last year has been rough on the Cloverdale company and many other craft breweries. Even for the brewery that has produced one of the legendary beers ever to come out of Sonoma County: Racer 5. Via The Press Democrat