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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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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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.
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.
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.
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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.”
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