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Keeping Cleveland Brew-tiful: Great Lakes Brewing Company Revitalizes Ohio

Consensus Digital Media presents episode #10 of Made in America: Glass Half Full, featuring craft breweries across America. These breweries are pioneering sustainable, innovative business practices that better their communities and the world – while making great beer!
This episode spotlights Great Lakes Brewing Company’s founding brothers, whose love of fresh, local beer inspired them to revitalize the Cleveland brewing industry. Brothers Pat and Dan Conway founded Great Lakes Brewing Company, the first microbrewery in Ohio. After dozens of local breweries closed across the state, the Conway brothers saw untapped potential for bold, flavorful beers – leading to Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Watch it Here!

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All around Las Vegas, the craft beer scene is hopping

Las Vegas’ burgeoning craft beer scene is gaining more representation on the Strip as demand for locally brewed ales and lagers is influencing real-life beverage managers. That’s music to the ears of Wyndee Forrest, co-owner of CraftHaus Brewery and president of the Nevada Craft Brewers Association.
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WHITE LABS DEBUTS PUREPITCH NEXT GENERATION INNOVATIONS IN HOMEBREW SIZE

Press Release:

New Homebrew Size Features Resealable Cap and Double the Cell Count for Foolproof Fermentation for Small-Scale and Homebrewers
Bringing the innovation of PurePitch Next Generation (PPNG) packaging to home and small-scale professional brewers, White Labs has reimagined its homebrew size yeast to feature a resealable cap, exceptional breathability, double the pitch rate and verifiable quality at a value brewers will love.
From the industry’s first pitchable liquid yeast to a complete revolution in the way it’s propagated and packaged, White Labs brings 27 years of exploration and innovation to its newest creation, PurePitch Next Generation (PPNG) Homebrew, delivering verifiable quality and consistency in easy-to-use packaging specifically for homebrewers.
“Homebrew is where White Labs began, and while we’ve continued to expand our range of products and packages over the last 27 years through our tireless spirit of innovation, we wanted to ensure we were keeping smaller brewers in mind when expanding our PurePitch Next Generation innovations to homebrewers,” says Chris White, founder and CEO of White Labs. “While this product is intended for homebrewers, we put the same rigorous quality standards into every batch, which results in professional quality yeast that can be used by professional and homebrewers alike.”
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Annual Pink Boots Hop Blend Raises Scholarship Funding for Women in Beer and Alcohol Industry


Press Release:
YAKIMA, Wash., Oct. 18, 2022 – Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% farmer-owned global hop supplier, is pleased to announce the pre-order opening of their 6th Annual Pink Boots Blend in partnership with Pink Boots Society (PBS). PBS is an international nonprofit with a mission to assist, inspire, and encourage women and non-binary individuals in the fermented and alcoholic beverage industry through education.
The Pink Boots Blend is an annual hop blend and part of YCH’s commitment to empowering people within the craft beer industry. YCH and Pink Boots Society have worked together for the past six years to raise support for women and non-binary individuals, having generated over $500,000 in total scholarship funding through the Pink Boots Blend.
PBS members collaboratively select the blend, then a sign-up for pre-orders is opened for the craft brewing community interested in brewing a Pink Boots beer. A portion of the sales proceeds is contributed to the PBS scholarship fund. This helps provide educational opportunities to women and non-binary individuals in the industry.
The deadline to sign up is Dec. 31st, allowing time to ship and brew by International Women’s Day on March 8 when PBS hosts their Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day. Brewers are encouraged to register their Pink Boots Blend brew day and join the growing global craft beer industry tradition that inspires community, diversity, and empowerment.

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DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME — FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD — DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 9TH

APPLY NOW AS DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 9TH
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.

The scholarship is open to professional brewers and homebrewers from the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii and California’s northern geographic region (San Francisco/Monterey Bay areas and north). Full details and scholarship applications are available at https://www.abgbrew.com/index.php/admissions/scholarships/falconer#.Y0RIeuzMKHE.

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UK – 1,000-year-old pub devastated by fire


The Dirty Habit pub in Hollingbourne, Kent, which dates back to the 11th century by some estimates, was engulfed by flames on Sunday night.
The site, now run by pub chain Elite, was a favorite stop for pilgrims on the trail to Canterbury. King James II is also reputed to have stayed there while en route to Dover and then France in 1688 when he was deposed by the Glorious Revolution. Originally called The King’s Head, it was then called Pilgrim’s Rest before being renamed The Dirty Habit as a tongue-in-cheek nod to the clothing of the pilgrims.
There is some debate as to its actual age, with some claims suggesting that it is only a spritely 800-year-old boozer with a Georgian façade, but it certainly has a long history either way. How much of that has now been lost because of the fire is currently unclear.
Read the rest in The Drinks Business.

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Nine breweries are going all out with Oregon ingredients to create craft beers for a good cause.


Travel Oregon
CHEERS TO THE LAND
Breweries honor the terroir that makes Oregon beer so great.
By Tim Neville
Great beer starts with great ingredients.
In Oregon that means citrusy hops grown in sustainable ways that keep rivers healthy and salmon swimming free. You can create depth with rich barley coaxed from volcanic soils in Central Oregon fields. To add some nose, consider some Columbia River fruit plucked from a newly revitalized heritage orchard.
Thirsty yet? In October brewers from around the state are pulling out all the stops to create a wide array of “Cheers to the Land” beers, all in a limited release during that festive month. Each will highlight just how important a thriving agricultural industry is, not just for awesome beer but also for preserving the landscapes and farms that make Oregon such a tasty place to visit.
Proceeds from sales go to the Oregon Agricultural Trust, a nonprofit that helps farmers and ranchers protect their land and pass it on to the next generation. “We are so lucky,” says Bryan Keilty, a brewer at Gorges Beer Co., which has locations in Portland and Cascade Locks. “There aren’t too many places in the world that can grow what we grow here.”
Read the rest on Travel Oregon

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OR – Portland Fresh Hops Festival Needs Your Help!

The Oregon Brewers Guild’s 18th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival will be returning to Oaks Amusement Park this year and we are looking for a few more volunteers for the following shifts:
Fri 9/30 5:30-8:30pm Beer Server or Check-in/Sales
Sat 10/1 1:00-4:00pm Beer Server or Check-In/Sales
Sat 10/1 3:30-6:30pm Beer Server or Check-In/Sales
Sat 10/1 6:00-9:00pm Beer Server or Check-In/Sales
The event will be held on:
Friday, 9/30 from 4pm-8pm
Saturday, 10/1 from 12pm-8pm
All volunteers must be 21 or older.
OLCC Server permits are preferred, but not required to volunteer. We will have pre-shift meetings to go over OLCC regulations, as well as how to recognize and deal with very intoxicated persons (VIPs). If you do have an OLCC server permit, please have it with you for your shift.
You will notice that shifts have been shortened to three hours. As a thank you for your time, you will receive a volunteer shirt, as well as an event glass and drink tickets that can be used at the festival outside of your shift.
If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who might be, please click/share the link below to complete our online sign up form.
If you have any questions, please contact Christina LaRue.
2022 PDX Fresh Hop Festival Volunteer Sign Up

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Falconer Foundation – Win a full-ride ABG scholarship valued at over $9,000!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2022

** 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 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.
The American Brewers Guild is a premier school for the craft brewing industry dedicated to providing a comprehensive learning experience that focuses on the technical, scientific, and operational matters and issues that brewers face in a craft brewing environment.
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 22, 2023 through June 30, 2023 with the final week of onsite instruction in Middlebury, Vermont. The full application must be received no later than November 9, 2022. Note: This class is full except for this scholarship slot.
The scholarship is open to professional brewers and homebrewers from the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii and California’s northern geographic region (San Francisco/Monterey Bay areas and north). The full-tuition scholarship also includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses for the residential week in Middlebury, Vermont. Full details and scholarship applications are available at www.abgbrew.com.
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. For more information on the Foundation please visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook.

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Developmental Pathways & Brewability Partner with Community Advocates to Encourage People with Disabilities to Vote

Developmental Pathways Hosts Event at Brewability and Partners with Community Advocates to Encourage People with Disabilities to Vote

The nonprofit will host a premiere party for “My Vote Matters” music video at the Englewood-based brewery on Sept. 15 to drive voter registration and education.
About Brewability:
Since its inception in 2016, Brewability has been serving up inclusivity alongside beer and pizza. Founded by a former special education teacher, Brewability is a brewery and pizzeria staffed primarily by people with developmental disabilities. Located in Englewood, Colorado, this establishment is where good food, good drinks, and good times are accessible to everyone. From hand-crafted brews to a bone-conduction, vibrational dance floor, Brewability is on the forefront of fun and inclusivity.
Find more information about the event and Brewability here

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LIVE PODCAST AT CHUCKANUT BREWERY WITH JOHN HOLL


Live Podcast at Chuckanut Brewery with John Holl
Well known craft beer cookbook author and podcaster John Holl will be recording a live podcast at Chuckanut Brewery’s South Nut Tap Room on September 10, Saturday at 5 pm. The podcast will be recorded in front of a live audience in the tap room and feature all kinds of topics between two Port of Skagit breweries. South Nut Tap Room is located across the road from the Port of Skagit Airport in Burlington, WA. John has been covering the beer industry as a reporter, writer and editor for nearly 20 years. Currently he is the editor of All About Beer and the on-air host for Drink Beer Think Beer podcasts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2022
Chuckanut Brewery
http://www.chuckanutbrewery.com
info@chuckanutbrewery.com

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Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Festival

The Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest returns for it’s 7th year in 2022 at Portland’s “top food cart pod” the Prost! Marketplace on N. Mississippi Ave. The beer garden features ten food trucks and ten rotating taps. Each day of this 17 day fresh hop marathon will feature seasonal rare seasonal beers with special tappings nearly every day celebrating some of the best and brightest breweries and regions. Sep 16, 2022 – Oct 2, 2022
Get the details here!

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Determined to make the world’s 2 best lagers

From the Press Herald:

BIDDEFORD, ME – JULY 21: Master brewer Brienne Allan, who sparked a MeToo movement in the brewing industry last summer, will be head brewer at Sacred Profane in Biddeford, which aims to make the country’s best Czech-style lagers. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)

This brewer is determined to make the world’s 2 best lagers in Biddeford
Brienne Allan, who accidentally started a movement after posting about sexism in the brewing industry, is starting fresh in Maine with her niche brewery, Sacred Profane, opening this month.

Read the rest of this excellent article on the Press Herald here

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Japan launches a contest to urge young people to drink more alcohol

Young people turning away from alcohol is generally welcomed as a positive trend. But it’s bad news both for booze companies, and governments that are watching lucrative alcohol tax revenues dry up along with the populace.
Japan’s National Tax Agency is clearly concerned: It’s taking an unorthodox approach to try to get young Japanese adults to drink more, in an online contest dubbed Sake Viva!
The project asks young people to submit business plans to lure a new generation into going on the sauce, saying Japan’s sake, beer and liquor makers are facing challenges that the pandemic has made even worse.
Contest runs against Japan’s non-drinking trend
Japan’s alcohol consumption has been in a downward arc since the 1990s, according to the country’s health ministry. In the past decade, the government adopted a sweeping plan to counter societal and health problems linked to alcohol, with a focus on reaching the relatively small portion of the population who were found to account for nearly 70% of Japan’s total alcohol consumption.
Read More at NPR

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Raleigh Beer Garden in North Carolina holds the world record for most beers on tap

CNN – Watch the video: https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2022/08/08/raleigh-beer-garden-north-carolina-world-record-orig.cnn/video/playlists/atv-trending-videos/
Where you can drink some of the rarest beers in the world
The Raleigh Beer Garden in North Carolina holds the world record for most beers on tap and can serve you beers you can’t find anywhere else in the country.
Source: CNN