Milwaukee – 2023 Traveling Beer Garden Tour

What to know about the 2023 Traveling Beer Garden Tour, including dates, locations, hours and the beer
The Traveling Beer Garden Tour’s dates and locations
May 17-29: Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis
May 31-June 11: Froemming Park, 8801 S. 51st St., Franklin
June 14-25: Cooper Park, 8701 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee
June 28-July 9: Grant Park, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee
July 12-23: Lake Park, 2975 N. Lake Park Road, Milwaukee
July 26-Aug. 6: McCarty Park, 8214 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis
Aug. 9-Aug. 27: Doctors Park, 1870 E. Fox Lane, Fox Point
Aug. 30 to Sept. 4: Sheridan Park, 4800 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy
More details here



In collaboration with the Seibel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering a full-tuition brewing education scholarship in 2023. The scholarship is a full tuition grant and comes with a travel/lodging stipend.

The scholarship is for the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago, November 6-17, 2023. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive intermediate level course that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The course is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.

Applicants must be from the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. The scholarship is open to both homebrewers and professional brewers.

Note that the full application must be received no later than April 20, 2023.

Complete details and scholarship application is available at

The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for professional and aspiring craft brewers to further their knowledge and expertise. The Falconer Foundation has granted 52 scholarships since 2004.

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NZ – Police issue advisory regarding beer cans contaminated with Meth!

Police issue advisory to the public over beer cans identified in ongoing investigation
Police have concerns some cans of a distinctive beer circulating in the community could be contaminated with methamphetamine.
This has come to light as Auckland City Police continue to investigate an importation of methamphetamine into New Zealand contained in cans of beer.
The specific beer is called ‘Honey Bear House Beer’ and is packaged in a distinctive blue and red aluminium can. This shipment were of 473ml cans with a picture of a red bear.
It is not believed this beer is available to be purchased in New Zealand and no other brand is involved in this shipment.
Police believe it is unlikely that any cans from this shipment have been sold over the counter or online, however part of the shipment may have been given away or passed on between associates.
We are advising anyone in possession of these cans that there is a risk they could be contaminated with methamphetamine.
Consuming beer contaminated with methamphetamine may have serious or fatal medical consequences.
Police ask anyone who might be in possession of a can of ‘Honey Bear House Beer’ to not drink it.
Police is continuing with the investigation and due to the ongoing nature will be limited in further comment on those aspects.
The immediate priority is to advise anyone in possession of the cans to avoid consuming the beverage and to notify us.
It is anticipated further investigation updates may be available in the coming days.


Tennessee Town Covered in ‘Whiskey Fungus’

An Entire Tennessee Town Is Covered in ‘Whiskey Fungus’

“If you take your fingernail and run your fingernail down our tree branch, it will just coat the tip of your finger.”
Residents of Lincoln County, a community of 35,000 in southern Tennessee, say they’ve had enough of the black mold quickly coating their homes, streets, and public spaces. And they’re ready to make Jack Daniel’s fix it.
As Insider explains, the mold, known as baudoinia compniacensis, or by its nickname “whiskey fungus,” grows thanks to the ethanol vapor given off by whiskey distilleries, or in this case, the one by Jack Daniel’s located in town. In 2018, the liquor company built six barrel houses there and was going to construct 14 more before a recent lawsuit curtailed those plans.
Christi Long, who operates a local events company at her more than 100-year-old mansion in the community, filed a lawsuit in January against the county, citing that the barrelhouses lack the proper permits for operation, The New York Times reports. And, Lincoln County Chancellor J.B. Cox agreed, ruling that Jack Daniel’s must cease construction until it obtains the necessary permits.
Read the rest of this interesting piece on Food & Wine


Australian beer recalled for containing ‘excess alcohol’

A beer made in Australia has been recalled for containing “excess alcohol,” health officials said.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand said the watermelon sour beer, produced by Your Mates Brew Pub, poses a risk for illness/injury due to secondary fermentation.
According to Beer & Brewing, secondary fermentation refers to “any phase of fermentation following the very active ‘primary’ fermentation, but before complete removal of the yeast. In lager beers, secondary fermentation can refer to the period of maturation and lagering, during which important flavor changes occur, particularly reabsorption of diacetyl by yeast.”
B&B says amateur brewers use the term to refer to an aging period after the primary stage of fermentation that usually involves moving the young beer to a separate fermentation vessel to remove it from dormant yeast. The sour beer was sold online and in certain Australian stores. Customers are encouraged to dispose of the alcohol and contact the company for reimbursement.