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
Via Brewers Association
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
** 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.
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.
Oregon Brewers Guild Holds the Drink Beer, Be Kind Virtual Beerfest on June 27
Oregon brewers big and small – along with special guests from Russian River Brewing, Bell’s Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery and Bierstadt Lagerhaus – join the Guild for its next virtual beerfest.
More info here
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.
Breweries in Minneapolis have become vital resources for food and medical supplies amid the greatest civil unrest in the US in half a century.
Via The Drinks Business
US brewery seeks ‘chief hiking officer’ to complete Appalachian Trail for $20,000
Devil’s Backbone in Lexington, Virginia, is accepting applications for a “Chief Hiking Officer” to thru-hike all 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine next year.
Enter at DBBC
Oregon City, OR
Coin Toss Brewing is ready to open back up for business following the COVID-19 quarantine. The brewery will hold a grand re-opening this Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, with an expanded outdoor seating area and the release of a special “thank you” beer. Business hours going forward will be 3pm to 6pm Tuesday through Thursday; 3pm to 8pm Friday; 12pm to 8pm Saturday; 12pm to 6pm Sunday; and closed Monday. The brewery is located at 14214 Fir St. in Oregon City.
Minneapolis protests over the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of local police have severely damaged Du Nord Craft Spirits, despite the business being labeled as black owned. In response to the destruction at this South Minneapolis business, a Go Fund Me page launched over the weekend with the goal of raising $10,000.
Via Beverage Dynamics
Beer has become such a rare commodity in Mexico that when it becomes available, police officers have to be called in to control crowds.
It happened at a VIP Supermarket in one Tijuana neighborhood. The minute word got out that it had beer, people rushed to the store and lined up. Almost immediately police officers showed up to keep peace and order. Ever since Mexico ruled beer as non-essential during the COVID-19 crisis, breweries south of the border ceased operations and beer became scarce before stores completely ran out of it.
“I’m in heaven, can’t remember the last time I had a beer,” said Alexis Gonzalez, who was able to buy a 12-pack of Bud Light.
Via Border Report
Meet the pandemic-era women helping to keep California’s craft beer industry afloat
When coronavirus landed in California and Bay Area closed its non-essential businesses, the loss in revenue sent the state’s breweries – along with its bars and wineries – into a tailspin.
“We literally now haven’t kegged anything in two months just because there was no point,” says Claudia Pamparana, co-founder of Alameda’s Faction Brewing.
“It’s been frustrating,” she says. “It’s depressing to not have people sitting on our patio.”
The new objective for the foreseeable future for Faction – and for others across Northern California – was (and is) to can that perishable beer and sell it off as fast as possible, while it’s still fresh. So they called the Can Van.
Via SF Gate
Yuengling and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star, Aaron Nola, Launch “Cheers PA” to Raise Funds for Pennsylvania Bar and Restaurant Workers Impacted by COVID-19
From May 19 through June 19, we’re calling all PA-lovers to participate in a virtual celebrity fundraiser on PledgeIt and Cameo where fans can donate to HARP for a chance to win signed memorabilia or once-in-a-lifetime experiences with their favorite Pennsylvania legends.
100% of proceeds from Cheers PA will go directly toward HARP to help bartenders and waitstaff impacted by COVID-19.
Let’s raise a glass, and some funds, to #CheersPA!
Dixie Beer was founded in 1907, and destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Rebuilt through out-of-state contract brewing, and the help of the late Tom Benson and his wife Gayle, owners of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, Dixie now has a sparkling new brewery just outside of downtown New Orleans.
Via The Beer Connoisseur
American Craft Beer Week® — May 11-17, 2020 – the nationwide recognition of U.S. small and independent craft brewers.