You too can be a smartypants – Why some beers don’t have ABV on the Label, isn’t it illegal?

Not it’s not illegal, actually the opposite. After Prohibition was repealed, Congress passed a law in 1935 that banned the listing of alcohol content on cans and bottles of brew. The thinking was that if the beers prominently listed their alcohol content, it would cause breweries to compete in “strength wars,” attempting to make the strongest beers. The ban on listing alcohol content on beer lasted until 1995 when the Coors Brewing Company successfully challenged the law.
Via Vinepair

British Baker Warburtons Turns Old Crumpets Into IPA


Jonathan Warburton’s bakery business posted a £13.5 million loss last year due to falling wrapped bread sales. So he turned his attention to beer instead and partnered with sustainable brewer, Toast Ale, to create an IPA made with leftover crumpets. It’s the first non-baked product in Warburtons’ over 140 year history. The light session IPA is made by substituting leftover crumpets for the malted barley. The beers are being released as limited editions for now.
Via The Drinks Business

2 beers and a little science makes a slammable chicken

Let’s get to the bottom of why, exactly, booze elevates your dinner. To deepen our understanding, Roger Barth, a professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the author of The Chemistry of Beer, commented on the authors plans to make a chicken following a recipe from famed Harlem restaurant Red Rooster, and he was warmly encouraging. The recipe uses BEER in two separate stages:
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Beer History! The “Drink Schlitz or I’ll Kill You” campaign that killed the brand

Milwaukee-based Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was America’s top brewer through the first half of the 20th century. Their flagship beer, Schlitz, “the beer that made Milwaukee famous,” an iconic American-style lager.
Then, through a series of bad business decisions, including a disastrous ad campaign, dubbed the “Drink Schlitz or I’ll kill you” campaign, led to the downfall of America’s biggest beer brand. It’s known as the “Schlitz mistake.”
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The History of Presidents and Beer

The Secret History of Presidents and Beer
Americans love leaders who look like someone they’d get a beer with — no matter how ambiguous that description is.
When Anthony Bourdain sat down with President Barack Obama for dinner and a beer in 2016, the President shared he rarely slips out of the White House for a beer he had something better…White House homebrew.
Via Vinepair

Falconer Foundation Offers 2 Siebel Institute Scholarship Opportunities

FALCONER FOUNDATION OFFERING TWO CONCISE COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SIEBEL INSTITUTE — APPLY NOW
In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2020. The scholarships are full tuition grants and come with a travel/lodging stipends. Both scholarships are to the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology, a two-week intensive program at Siebel in Chicago in November 2020.
Via Falconer Foundation

Just what we need…Busch Beer Family Gets Its Own Reality Show

The Busch Beer Family is Getting Its Own MTV Reality Show
Less than a year ago, Billy Busch Sr. shuttered Kräftig, now the Busch beer family is back, with a TV show.
According to People magazine, Busch Sr. and his family will be starring in a new reality series, “The Busch Family Brewed,” (March 5, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.) The show will offer an intimate look into the Busch family’s home life, as Busch Sr., his wife Christi, and their seven children “break ground on a new craft brewery on their property”.

Via Vinepair

AZ Craft Beer Week Kicks Off Today!

Here are 10 can’t-miss events during Arizona Craft Beer Week
Arizona Craft Beer Week is back! Some celebrate love in February, others celebrate their love of craft beer.
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, puts on this 10th annual week-long celebration to encourage breweries to create new beers and show off the best of the best. Rob Fullmer, the guild’s executive director, is proud of the increase of AZ brewery participation.
Fullmer says. “The past 10 years have really shown a lot of change and growth in our industry. Now there are so many local breweries involved and doing events.”
Starting on Thursday, Feb. 6, Arizona Beer Week kicks off with special beers, dinner pairings, parties and other events hosted at the state’s breweries and beer bars.
Via AZCentral

Walla Walla’s 1st Brewfest this weekend!

Walla Walla is having its first BrewFest!
The inaugural Walla Walla BrewFest – Saturday, February 8 from 12-4pm
Beer lovers to come enjoy 25 Oregon & Washington breweries pouring sample beers and ciders in 16 venues in beautiful downtown Walla Walla. This one of a kind event is for those beer & cider lovers and a great opportunity for brewers to showcase their best brews!
Via Walla Walla City

PDX – Brewstillery Fest 2020

6th Annual Brewstillery Festival
Sat, Feb 29 from 12pm – 8pm
StormBreaker Brewing
832 N Beech St
Portland, OR
All ages event. 21+ to imbibe. Only participants need a ticket. Sorry no dogs on event days.
Music Lineup: Coming Soon!
Breweries and Distilleries teaming up to create the perfect pairings. Each pairing will consist of a 4oz beer pour and a 1/4 oz spirit taste. Only like beer? Then just drink beer. You can pick and choose, although we strongly recommend going for the pairing. Advanced tickets on sale now!
Via Oregon Brewers Guild

Would you pay $125 for a beer?

NEW YORK BAR CHARGES $125 FOR A BEER
New York Upper East Side bar Treadwell Park offers Oud Beersel’s Bzart Lambiek for US$125 a bottle, which is probably the most expensive bottled brew on pour in the city. Treadwell Park is one of a growing number of bars adding high-priced bottled brews to their ‘reserve list’. Also pioneering the ‘fine beer’ concept is Manhattan’s Pretty Ricky’s, which besides a long draught list, also serves Brouwerij Bosteels Deus for $90 a bottle.
Via “The Drinks Business”

Cincinnati Winter Beerfest returns this March

Cincy Winter Beerfest returns March 6 and 7 at the Duke Energy Convention Center with beer from more than 130 breweries around the country.
The two-night celebration will feature more than 400 local, regional and hard-to-find craft beers from breweries including Madtree Brewing, Fretboard Brewing Company, Taft’s Brewing Co. and Braxton Brewing Co.
Via WLWT5