Pink Boots Hop Blend Oct 7!


THE FINAL 2021 PINK BOOTS HOP BLEND IS…? SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 7, 2020 @ 4:00pm PST. Tune in live when the final 2021 Pink Boots proprietary hop blend will be disclosed. This event will be hosted by Kelly Lohrmeyer and Tiffany Pitra from @yakimachief and promises to be a fun and educational experience. They will lead an interactive discussion with the 15 voting teams as they shed some light on each team’s hop blend creation process. This is open to the public via live stream on YouTube.
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It’s Come To This – Beerfest in a Box

ALBERTA BEER FESTIVALS LAUNCHES BEERFEST IN A BOX!

Alberta Beer Festivals (ABF) is bringing the beer festival experience to you! Each ‘Beerfest In A Box’ contains 8 incredible craft beers from 8 amazing Alberta craft breweries. Some of them are old friends, while others might become your new favorite.
Via ABF

Apply Now For Falconer Foundation, ABG Scholarship

Press Release:

** APPLY NOW FOR FALCONER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD **

In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.
The American Brewers Guild is now accepting applications for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation slot in the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January 17, 2021 through June 25, 2021 with the final week of onsite instruction in Middlebury, Vermont. The full application must be received no later than November 11, 2020. Note: This class is full except for this scholarship slot.
Via Falconer Foundation

Miller Lite launches Beer Can with TV Antenna


Initially words failed Me…”Miller Lite launches beer can with TV antenna”
I wasn’t really sure how to respond to this “beer innovation”
Not since the “Turn your beer bottle into glassware” (birthed by the Jelly glass movement of the 60’s of course) has such out of the box thinking been launched on an unsuspecting populace. My question is, do I have to drink the beer to use it?
Actually its not just any can, and you have to sign up to win this little gem so you can proudly display it, along with your other major awards, for all your friends to see.
Find out more Via The Drinks Business

Oregon Small & Independent Craft Brewers Urge Participation in National Day of Action

Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act before year-end expiration vital to small business health
On September 9th, leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the U.S. to participate in a national Day of Action by asking their members of Congress to pass the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA).
Unless Congress acts, on December 31, 2020, the current Federal Excise Tax (FET) rates for small and independent breweries in Oregon and across the nation will expire. If not made permanent, the FET will increase by as much as 100%.
Via The Oregon Brewers Guild

Mozart’s Favorite Beer, Resurrected in Denver

Mozart’s Favorite Summer Beer, Lost for 100 Years, Is Resurrected in Denver
Via Vinepair
I’m told fans of historic beer styles have been waiting a long time for the return of Horner Bier. Sure, why not, I’m always ready to try something new and this has a great back story.
Seedstock Brewery has resuscitated Horner Bier, which can now join the ranks of German styles like Merseburger, Broyhan, and Berliner Braunbier. Andreas Krennmair, author of a book on how to brew forgotten Old World beer styles, says he hasn’t yet seen a commercial version of Horner beer. “It seems to be a beer style that sounds interesting and unusual, but at the same time is probably too strange for brewers to even attempt to brew it,” Krennmair says.
Really? Has he seen the American Craft Beer market? Voodoo Donut? Oyster Stout? Beard Beer? Need I go on? If this is too strange I’ve got to try it.

Sonoma Tart Brewer Q & A

Bear Republic Brewing Co. Quality Manager Roger Herpst Talks Sonoma Tart
BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
I did.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
This beer has an amazing tropical nose reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc or Muscat wines, but the balance of the core components—fruity tropical aroma, soft wheat implication of sweetness, tart lacto zing—are what make this beer shine.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
We wanted to pay homage to our home county—lots of amazing beer comes from Sonoma County and this is no exception. The label artwork features local landmarks unique to our home. The beer also pays homage to the artisan ways our county has lived over the last 100 plus years. The diverse flavor profiles are similar to the wide variety of produce, wine, spirits, dairy and fruit produced here. Sonoma county is known for its artisanal food and drink. We believe this beer fits right in. There is a flavor for everybody.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Tropical, juicy, tart, and crushable. Now in non-IPA package.

Read the Rest on The Beer Connoisseur

Sixth Annual Honey Beer Competition Results

It’s rather fitting that a beer “Dedicated to Bees” took the top spot in the 2020 Honey Beer Competition, which garnered 220 entries from professional brewers throughout the United States. Rogue Ales and Spirits’ Honey Kolsch took Best in Show honors, marking the beer’s return to the top spot after claiming it in the first two Honey Beer Competitions conducted by the National Honey Board. View the rest of the entries HERE

GABF Goes Virtual

Deadline to Register for GABF Approaching
The first virtual Great American Beer Festival will be a nationwide passport program connecting beer consumers and breweries from October 1-18. The festival culminates October 16-17, with passport-exclusive online content, and the GABF awards ceremony, broadcast by The Brewing Network.
The Competition Awards Ceremony will be broadcast free of charge on October 16 beginning at 5:00 p.m. MT via The Brewing Network and will be a “virtual extravaganza” of award announcements, video of actual judging, human interest stories featuring some of the entering breweries, and more.
The deadline to register as a participating brewery is September 1st. Register here with the Brewers Association to participate.
Via Probrewer.com

OR – OBG Launches Collaboration Series

OREGON BREWERS GUILD LAUNCHES QUARTERLY COLLABORATION SERIES WITH STATE OF EXCITEMENT NO. 2
How do you collaborate on a beer during a global pandemic?
Very carefully.
Twenty-seven Oregon’s breweries recently united to brew a statewide collab, State of Excitement No. 2, a hazy IPA brewed at Portland’s Baerlic Beer Co. The beer release marks the launch of the Guild’s quarterly collaboration series, which builds on the fun everyone had cranking out the Zwickelmania beer the past two Februaries.
“Collaborations are a little different right now, but I suppose just about everything is,” said Baerlic Beer Co. Brewer Stephen Helwig, who led the charge on brewday. “Fortunately, the modern miracle of the internet helped us to communicate, stay organized, and craft a damn delicious beer that shows off the best ingredients Oregon has to offer.”
Via Oregon Brewers Guild

Ohio Brewery’s Braille Ale Supports Visually Impaired Beer Enthusiasts

With Braille on Its Label, This Ohio Brewery’s New Beer Supports the Visually Impaired
West Side Brewing, has teamed up with a local organization to release “Braille Ale,” a raspberry gose set to hit local markets in two weeks time.
Not only will the beer make it easier for those with visual impairments to know what they are buying, a portion of sales will also go to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI).
Via Vinepair

12th Annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting Goes Virtual

12th Annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting Goes Virtual Sept. 25-27, 2020
This year’s 12th annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting will be a live online virtual event with remote brewery beer releases and an auction to raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign. More than 70 of America’s leading craft breweries have already committed to take part.
Via The Full Pint