Many breweries sell or give their spent grains from the brewing process to farmers to feed their livestock. But not every craft brewer can access farmers in need of feed, so an industry has formed around spent grain with entrepreneurs turning it into cookies, breads and even dog treats. Via – The Star
Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week Shines a Spotlight on Broward Brews
The 1st Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week is scheduled to kick off Sunday, September 15 and run to the 22nd.
The week of tastings and festivities begins with a brewery crawl and the Beer & Body Craft Beer Girls meetup. Tuesday, September 17, a craft beer-and-cheese pairing takes place at Fat Tap Beer Bar & Eatery, followed two days later by a SoFar Sounds session. The seven-day celebration will conclude Sunday, September 22, with Blowouts, Brews, & Drag at Hair Circus in Fort Lauderdale.
Via – New Times
The Largest Celebration of Women in Craft Beer Returns to NYC
Last year, Hop Culture Magazine created a female-oriented beer fest.
August 7th, Hop Culture kicks off the second run of the Beer With(out) Beards Festival. Festivities will begin with a week-long pre-game hosted at bars all around the city, starting with the Blind Tiger. You can find the entire list of this year’s events here.
Via – Forbes
TORONTO – To celebrate the launch of Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition, Jameson Irish Whiskey is hosting the Hopped Garden at Stackt, Toronto . It will run from Aug 1-4 and Aug 8-11 partnering with Inkbox and Mr. Koo of Ink and Water to offer free one of a kind tattoos on each Saturday.
Via – Yahoo Finance
Things are gonna get festive when the St. Louis craft beer scene is celebrated July 26 through August 3. Those 9 days are a celebration of the city’s brewing past and present. The annual event, in its eleventh year, was started in 2009 by St. Louis beer enthusiast Mike Sweeney as a way to honor the city’s significant role in the history of beer in the United States and to showcase the city’s thriving craft beer scene. St. Louis Craft Beer Week kicks off with the 2019 St. Louis Brewer’s Picnic at 10th and Locust streets downtown.
Via Riverfront Times
The 32nd annual Oregon Brewers Festival will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27, 2019 (note: the festival is NOT open on Sunday this year).
OBF is packed with great events
7/24 – I Love A Parade! Following the Oregon Brewers Brunch is the Oregon Brewers Parade, which starts on Wednesday, July 24, at 11am and is open to all ages. You do NOT need a ticket to walk in the parade. Up to 500 beer lovers will walk from Ecliptic Brewing (825 N Cook St) to the grounds of the Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Please be prepared, as this will be the farthest distance we’ve ever traveled for the parade. (About 2.5 miles)
Read more about OBF Events and the Fifteenth Annual Sasquatch BrewAm Golf Tournament Friday, (July 26)
New breweries opening soon in Mobile, Alabama – It’s a region that doesn’t get a lot of beer-press. Here’s a look at what’s new and what’s next for the brewing industry in coastal Alabama.
Looking for an ultimate beer-tasting experience? Try hitting one of the country’s top beer festivals, where attendees often get the chance to taste rare beers from heavy hitters and hyped breweries while chatting with the brewers who made them.
Not sure where to start? Check out this list of the best beer fests in America.
Via Gear Patrol
Paste Magazine has an interesting article up. If you’ve noticed an uptick in the number of bad “hazy” IPAs, this article discusses the reasons why. Blindly brewing juicy / hazy beers, and doing so badly, has caused an increase in “hop burn,” via Paste:
And that’s a problem, because the simple truth is that there does exist a point of diminishing returns, when it comes to simply adding more and more hops to a brew kettle, fermenter or brite tank. These aren’t one-to-one correlations, as much as we’d like for them to be. “Twice the Citra” doesn’t necessarily mean “twice as juicy,” in terms of the consumer’s perception of the eventual flavor of that beer. In fact, it might even mean the opposite.
Meet the king of collabs Kyle Harrop. Way back in the day, Harrop’s first release was Great Maple, a Maple Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Even before it was released, Harrop’s reputation had earned the beer looks from beer media, and people were excited and trying to get their hands on his product. Great Maple was an absolute hit, and was followed by Boss Tycoon, Harrop’s collaboration with J. Wakefield Brewing, and Frenched Toast, his collab with Great Notion Brewing. Harrop became beer famous. “The success of the collabs started the phones,” Harrop said. Other brewers wanted to collaborate, and consumers wanted to know where they could get his beer.
In today’s Artisanal Craft Brewing, no idea or ingredient is off limits. We’ve seen beers made with lobsters, Oysters, Mangalitsa pigs, candied ginger and gingerbread cookies, human urine, Norwegian money, and yeast harvested from beard hairs.
So be prepared to be shocked (and maybe a little grossed out)
16 brewers share the strangest beers they’ve ever made.
Chicago Craft Beer Week, June 24-27
The last bottle release for Goose Island’s King Henry barleywine beer has sold out.
Links to tons of events and links to tickets below.
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London’s Camden Town Brewery has has launched what it’s called “the UK’s first brewery-based urban vertical farm”.
Teaming up with Rootlabs, who construct urban farms, and sister company to GrowUp Community Farms, the companies champion the use of vertical farming, a method of planting that both saves space and uses 90% less water than traditional techniques.
The initial strawberry crop will be used to brew Camden’s seasonal Strawberry Hells Forever beer.
The brewer will donate 20p from every can of Strawberry Hells sold to GrowUp Community Farms to help support their mission.
Via The Drinks Business
In order to prevent people from selling their bottles on at inflated prices, Belgian Trappist monks are launching an online reservation system.
A crate of Westvleteren XII costs €2.50 per bottle, but has been reported to sell as much as €12 in Brussels.
Brother Godfried said the monastery decided to act after discovering a Dutch supermarket had stockpiled a large order of beer and began selling them for €9.95 each.
“It really opened our eyes,” he said.
“It was a sort of wake-up call that the problem was so serious, that a company was able to buy such volumes. It really disturbed us.”
Via The Drinks Business
Portland Oregon, self proclaimed “Greatest Beer City on Earth”, launches their 9th annual Beer Week June 7-16th. This years celebration of craft beer will span 10-days of events across the city.
The 2019 event lineup (June 7-16th), includes a new kickoff party with Mikkeller Brewing, the debut of Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival and resurrecting past hits like the Brewers Burger Brawl and Mussels from Brussels.
Via PDX Beer Week