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NanoCon Online Registration


December 3 & 4, 2021
Big Ideas for Small-Scale Craft Brewing – Now in an Interactive Online Format
Learn from craft brewing industry experts with replays of live online sessions covering Brewery Operations, Business Operations & Sales, and Start-Ups.
Save $100 if registered by October 11, 2021 for NanoCon Online Early registration.
Register for 2021 NanoCon Online

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Eh! It’s Canadian Beer Day!

First started in 2019, Canadian Beer Day is dedicated to celebrating beer and the thousands of Canadians involved in the brewing, selling, delivering, serving – and enjoying – Canada’s favorite beverage loved by millions across the country. The celebration, which occurs every year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, recognizes and celebrates beer and breweries in Canada and the workers directly involved in beer’s supply chain – agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and hospitality.
“Beer brings Canadians together, and it’s been a part of our country’s culture and communities for generations. The last 18 months have been a challenging time for Canadians and businesses, specifically those in hospitality and tourism, making beer’s role in bringing friends and family together more important than ever,” said Dana Miller, Interim Director, Communications and Engagement for Beer Canada.
Canadian Beer Day

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SF Bay Area – Reviving Community with Brewer Weekends

Bay Area Brewers Guild
Hard to fathom fall is here and the majority of 2021 is behind us. Hopefully a summer of hunkering down means better days ahead, and for us at the Bay Area Brewers Guild, we’d like to help bring back community by spotlighting five Bay Area regions — one for each weekend of October.

We’re kicking things off this weekend in the North Bay, where brewers often work hand-in-hand with local farms and use local ingredients, like fresh picked hops for wet-hopped beers. Along with highlighting those releases, other seasonal favorites (Oktoberfest, anyone?), plus fall brewery events, food & beer pairings, and a new brewery opening are all in the mix this weekend.
Collectively, these Brewer Weekends are meant as reminders there’s nearly always something special, fun or new at your neighborhood brewery every weekend, to enjoy safely on-site or grab and go.
They’re also intended as teasers for 2022, when we hope to finally hold these ‘beer week’ style occasions in their fuller glory, five dotted throughout the calendar, and do proper justice to each region’s unique and vibrant craft beer scene.
Until then, enjoy this impromptu 5-weekend October surprise, and help support and appreciate the neighborhood breweries who so often bring us together.
Read More Here

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Apply Now For Falconer Foundation Sponsorship!

The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for professional and aspiring craft brewers from the Pacific Northwest to further their knowledge and expertise. In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.
The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction. The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.
Read More Here: http://www.glenfalconerfoundation.org/scholarships_abg.html

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Beer festival in church graveyard sparks outrage

CNN
Church sparks outrage after hosting beer festival in graveyard
A vicar in County Durham was forced to defend the decision to host a four-day beer festival in his church’s graveyard after images of revelers leaning on headstones and using graves as tables sparked outrage.
Read More Here: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/grave-beer-festival-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

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Portland Fresh Hops Festival Needs Volunteers!


Portland Fresh Hops Festival Needs Your Help!
The Oregon Brewers Guild’s 17th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival will be returning in-person this October 1st and 2nd and we are in need of additional volunteers to help out for the following shifts:
Friday, 10/1 3pm-close: Beer Servers, Check-in
Saturday, 10/2 3pm-close: Beer Servers, Check-in
All volunteers must be 21 or older and FULLY VACCINATED to participate.
Volunteer form

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PBR Will Pay You to Put Up Beer Ads in Your Home


Until September 24, (better hurry!)
PBR is giving away free beer-branded swag, allowing customers to decorate their cribs with advertising by using items like shower curtains, rugs, duvet covers, toilet paper, cutting boards, and even toilet seats.
After receiving your plethora of PBR booty, PBR says it will pay customers to post images of these in-home ad campaigns on social media.
“Each item has a corresponding monetary value, once participants send Pabst Blue Ribbon posts as proof of installation, then you get paid to ‘run’ the ads inside the comfort of your home,” the announcement states. “Why? Because Pabst Blue Ribbon’s ads need a home and they’d rather pay you than a media fat cat.” (who are you calling fat!?!)
Impress your friends???

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So strong it’s illegal in 15 states

Boston Beer Company’s 2021 release of its Sam Adams Utopias beer. Which at 28% abv, is illegal in 15 states.
Only launched every two years, Utopias is renowned for its complicated process of barrel-ageing and blending which gives the final product its complexity.
Sam Adams shares that some of the liquid has been aged nearly three decades in wooden Bourbon casks and, after multiple batches are blended, are aged in a total of 86 different barrels that previously held Madeira, Port and sherry. This year, Utopias has had part of the blend aged in Sauternes French oak wine casks as well.
Read More About This Extravagant and Expensive Barrel Aged Beer Here: https://www.samueladams.com/our-beers/specialty-beers/ale/utopias

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6th Annual Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest

Oregon’s freshest Fresh Hop event kicks off the seasonal hop harvest celebrations with 17 straight days of fun September 17 – October 3rd from 8am – 10pm. The 6th annual Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest has yet to miss a year, and this will be the largest lineup of beers so far.

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Rogue’s Paint the Can Dead Contest is Back for Year Two


For the second year in a row, Rogue Ales & Spirits is celebrating its flagship beer with the ‘Paint the Can Dead’ campaign. Starting today, Rogue is challenging fans to create their own original Dead Guy inspired can art on a special edition blank white can. New this year, a panel of celebrity judges will pick the grand prize winner to receive a $2000 cash prize. Twenty-four weekly runner-up prizes will also be awarded throughout the competition.
Read More at Rogue’s Paint the Can Dead Contest

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A Pilgrimage To Meet Germany’s Last Beer-Brewing Nun


It seems that every town in the southern German state of Bavaria — no matter how small — has a brewery, and beer is brewed by all sorts of people. And before you judge farmer Zausinger for his morning beer run, consider who he bought it from: Sister Doris Engelhard, a 72-year-old Franciscan nun. She claims to be the world’s last nun brewmeister, and woe unto anyone who would argue that title. Read or listen to more at NPR

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Portland Fresh Hops Festival Returns This October


Oregon’s Largest Fresh Hops Festival Returns In-Person, Vaccinations Required
The Oregon Brewers Guild’s 17th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival will be returning in-person this October, albeit a bit different than
previous years. The event, which has been held previously at the Oaks Park Amusement Park, will be moving to the Glendoveer Golf &
Tennis driving range, with food options provided by Von Ebert Brewing. The event will be held on October 1st and 2nd.
Press Release
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Drink this beer to help save African wildlife

Fauna Brewing has launched a range of beers that have been inspired by and support endangered African wildlife.

London-based Fauna Brewing has partnered with three charities, the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Painted Dog Conservation and the African Pangolin Working Group to release three beers, each dedicated to a different endangered species.
Read More Via The Drinks Business

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