One Utah brewery has started the new year in the plus column for community karma points by making a noble donation to a local elementary school. Throughout December, Toasted Barrel asked patrons at its tasting room to donate to the cause. On Thursday, Salt Lake City’s Toasted Barrel Brewery donated $1,300 to the nearby Washington Elementary School to pay off student lunch debt.
What could possibly be better than a blend of beer and song? Enter Beer Choir Twin Cities, a chapter of the national Beer Choir Movement that pairs local beer and breweries with the impossible enthusiasm of song.
Via Twin Cities PBS
An Alternative History of Chicha, the Ancient Peruvian Corn Beer (Not) Made With Human Saliva
Chicha de jora, or “chicha”, is a corn-based brew originating in southern Peru. Ancient in origin, found on street corners and in municipal markets in the Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia. There vendors pour it in repurposed plastic soda bottles to go, or ladle it into pint glasses for passersby to guzzle on the sidewalk.
In early 2019, Andre Meunier started a tour of Portland breweries with two goals.
One, get to know the Portland beer scene more deeply to strengthen his coverage of it. And two, provide a comprehensive resource for craft-beer enthusiasts for where to go and what to try.
Via The Oregonian/OregonLive
Top beer lists are inherently personal—this one is no exception.
There are now around 8,000 breweries in America, many of which release multiple new beers every weekend…
Isaksen: Long Island’s growing craft beer market presents opportunities, risk
Nearly a decade since craft beer first hit mainstream popularity, the industry continues to grow steadily in New York State, with much of that growth coming from a buzzing Long Island craft beer scene.
The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the kick-off party for SF Beer Week.
Over 125 craft breweries from throughout the greater Bay Area will be pouring their best, priming the beer drinking public for the beer week to come!
February 7 at Pier 35 in San Francisco.
Get tickets now.
Victoria Beer Society releases schedule for 2020 beer week
The Victoria Beer Society announced its schedule for the annual 2020 Victoria Beer Week, unleashing nine days of beer-themed events and activities for local brew-enthusiasts.
Via Victoria News
Beer Lovers — Book One of These “Beercations” For Your Next Getaway
Are you in the mood to visit a brewery or two for your next vacation adventure? T&A has some ideas for destinations with plenty of craft breweries and other features that make for a worthy beercation. Several of these cities are known for their beer production, but there are a few up-and-coming beer cities on this list. With this bit of inspiration and a little planning, you’ll find your own favorite beercation destination.
Via Travel and Leisure
The Aussies turning their arvo beer into much-needed drought support
A group of beer drinkers at an RSL club in New South Wales came up with an idea: what if clubs throughout the state donated a few cents from every beer to their countrymen impacted by Australia’s crippling drought? It didn’t take long for “Litres for the Land Appeal” to catch on. And now it’s going national.
Each club through its drinkers is pouring money into the appeal which in turn is pouring water into remote farmhouse tanks so families on the land can enjoy the most basic convenience, to wash. It’s a simple gesture – a truckload of water is purchased and sent to a farm which has run dry. But it’s more than just a truck of water. It’s hope.
Beer crafted by students in Kalamazoo Valley’s sustainable brewing program have consistently won prestigious brewing awards and now those brews can be sampled by the public. The college recently obtained the licensing to sell beer crafted by its students.
Via Yahoo Finance
Want insider Portland beer news delivered straight to your phone? The Oregonian’s beer guy is here for you
Is your first thought when you hit a new city: “What are the good breweries here?”
Andre Meunier, the Oregonian/OregonLive’s beer writer, is using this cool new service called Subtext to deliver beer news straight to your phone. Go here and sign up to get alerts from me about all things Portland and Oregon beer.
UK BREWER LAUNCHES APPRENTICESHIP TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY
Laine Brew Company, with over 60 bars and brewpubs in the UK, is rolling out a new brewing apprenticeship scheme to attract more people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds into the beer industry.
The apprenticeship was launched at south London pub The Four Thieves on Wednesday evening, at an event called the One for All Festival, which saw people employed in various areas of the brewing industry speak about their roles and how they got into their careers.
Via The Drinks Business
A long, unsteady pour: San Diego’s checkered beer history
In San Diego beer, some of yesterday’s booming successes are today’s forgotten footnotes. The Union-Tribune’s research manager, Merrie Monteagudo recently forwarded two 1874 photos of downtown San Diego. Our beer history has been a long, unsteady pour.
Via San Diego Union Tribune
Six events to enjoy during San Diego Beer Week
The 11th annual San Diego Beer Week, Nov. 1-10, has many can’t-miss events.
Make sure these six make it onto your SDBW list.
Via San Diego Union Tribune