Washington Beer Blog
The big daddy beer fest happens at Redmondâ€™s Marymoor Park from Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 19th. The Washington Beer Commission presents the 15th Annual Washington Brewers Festival, aka the Fatherâ€™s Day Beer Fest. We now have the list of 400+ beers that the 97 participating breweries will pour over the course of the weekend.
You can see, and download, the beer list here. The week before the event, I will publish my list of top picks â€” the beers that most pique my interest. Hopefully, that will help you navigate the massive sea of beer that this festival offers. In the meantime, peruse the list and contemplate the 400+ reasons why you should attend this event.
Read the rest on the Washington Beer Blog here: http://washingtonbeerblog.com/the-400-beers-that-will-pour-at-the-washington-brewers-festival-this-year/
Tickets are now on sale for a special event at Foggy Noggin Brewing in Bothell. Ron Pattinson is a revered historian and author. He returns to Foggy Noggin Brewing on Saturday, July 24th for another beer tasting and discussion about beer history. This is the third time Ron has visited Foggy Noggin for such an event â€” the previous two events sold out.
The event includes a guided tasting and history lesson involving six historical British beer styles.
Youâ€™ll find more information about the event and tickets on the Washington Beer Blog
20 Years of the National Brewing Library
An Oxford Brookes University public lecture event Wed 23rd Nov 2022
Start 5.00pm – exhibition tours
Talks from 6.00 pm – Professor Katherine Smart to compere
Pete Brown (30 minutes) – topic to be decided
Academics Victoria Ellis and Agnieszka Rydzik – Brewsters working in contemporary micro-brewing (30 minutes)
Break – beer and food (Tap Social, Little Ox Brew Co, Toad Distillery)
Roger Protz – Then and now- from Michael Jackson’s world beer guides to contemporary guides (30 minutes)
Adrian Tierney-Jones – The evolution of Brewing awards (30 minutes)
ProBrewer and the MJF have combined forces to help bring diversity to American brewhouses. And thanks to the generosity of Brooklyn Brewery, donations received through May 1st will be matched in full by the brewery, up to $100,000. Please help us make the most of this challenge grant by donating to the MJF in the run-up to this yearâ€™s BA Craft Brewerâ€™s Conference in Minneapolis.
Whatâ€™s this â€œchallenge grantâ€?
The Brooklyn Brewery has offered to fund a permanent endowment for the MJF with a dollar-for-dollar match on all donations made in the run-up to the Craft Brewerâ€™s Conference (May 2nd â€“ 5th, 2022). For every dollar you donate, Brooklyn Brewery will match your donation up to $100,000. This means that if you donate $25, the MJF receives $50; if you donate $2,500, the MJF gets $5k, etc. Itâ€™s really that simpleâ€¦ but itâ€™s a challenge grant, so we only get these funds if the industry steps up to support us. Weâ€™re especially grateful to ProBrewer for partnering with us on this amazing opportunity to double the value of your donation. We can only do this with the support of people like you!
A diverse, inclusive and equitable brewing industry is a healthy brewing industry, and itâ€™s what we all want to see. So please join ProBrewer and the MJF as we work with Brooklyn Brewery to help make this industry the kind of inviting place we always wanted it to be. Donate Today
What is OHBA?
Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, established in 2013, is the first in the U.S. dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing materials that tell the story of Northwest brewing. We focus on materials related the regional hops and barley farming, craft and home brewing, cider, mead, and the OSU research that dates to the 1890s. Explore the History of Oregon Hops Here
40 Breweries to Supply Suds for Beer Fest Benefitting Twisted Hippo Brewpub – Eater Chicago
Itâ€™s been more than three weeks since flames destroyed Twisted Hippo, an Albany Park brewpub cherished by its neighborhood, a welcoming place for families and friends, that invited people from many walks of life.
Community was at the center of the brewpubâ€™s mission since it opened in 2019, bringing much needed stability to a space that had turned into a revolving door for failed breweries. The commitment to the neighborhood helped Twisted Hippo thrive, and the way Marilee and Karl Rutherford went about their business was something other brewers noticed and admired.
Parts of the kitchen were the only items that survived the February 21 fire, says Michelle Foik, co-owner of Eris Brewery and Cider House. Sheâ€™s kept in contact with Twisted Hippo ownership. It was only this week that they were allowed to return to the site to collect anything that may still have value. Read the rest at Chicago Eater
â€˜Itâ€™s a vocationâ€™: the women leading Barcelonaâ€™s craft beer revolution
Female brewers in the Catalan capital are finding success in an industry traditionally dominated by men
It was Steve Huxley, a Liverpudlian and long-term Barcelona resident, who introduced the city to craft beer when he opened the Barcelona Brewing Company in 1993, but it was a woman, Judit Cartex, who helped establish Barcelona as Spainâ€™s craft beer capital.
â€œBeer has always been a part of my life,â€ she says. â€œWe were poor and all we had to drink was tap water, no Coca-Cola. Except on Sundays my mother and grandmother would open a litre bottle of beer to watch football on TV. Very English, no?
â€œIt was Steve who opened our eyes to the possibilities of craft beer, not just in Barcelona but in the rest of Spain,â€ says Cartex, who learned her trade from Huxley and ran her own brewery, Cerveza Barra, until the floor collapsed and the building was condemned.
Learn more about Barcelon’s brewing culture at TheGuardian.com
Arkansas Craft Beer Week puts spotlight on growing industry
Arkansas Craft Beer Week is taking place this week. It runs through March 12, culminating with a special pint day to benefit the Arkansas Brewers Guild. This is the third year that Gov. Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week in an effort to spotlight the stateâ€™s growing craft beer industry.
Local brewers seem to have survived the worst of Covid-19 and are once again thriving. There are 18 breweries currently operating in Benton and Washington counties. Twenty if you count the two in Eureka Springs. Twenty-one if you want to factor for cider.
Add at least four more to the total when breweries-in-planning (that we know about) come online later this year.
The days when the brew pub on Dickson Street was the only place making beer in NWA seem like ancient history. Now, if you live in any of the four main cities along the I-49 corridor, you are generally within a five-minute drive of a brewery taproom.
The entire state is seeing the same surge. There are now 50 breweries making beer in Arkansas, with probably a dozen or more in various stages of planning. Read more about the Arkansas Craft Brewing here!
The Oregon Brewers Guild has recently taken over management of the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival to be held in Bend on Saturday, March 5th. We are in need of volunteers for the following shifts:
12pm-5:30pm: Beer Servers, Check-in
4:30-10pm: Beer Servers, Check-in
All volunteers must be 21 or older and FULLY VACCINATED to participate. Volunteer Here
MEET THE MOST UNLIKELY BEER MAKER IN NORTH AMERICA
SPENCER, Mass.â€”Father Isaac Keeley knew nothing about beer. He was a 59-year-old Trappist monk who rose daily at 2:30 a.m. to pray for most of the next four hours. Yet there he was, at a local public house in 2009, discussing plans for the brewery he would build on the 2,000 cloistered acres of Saint Josephâ€™s Abbey in central Massachusetts.
The talks were interrupted by the arrival of a round of cold ones for the table, further unsettling Father Isaac. He sipped hesitantly from the large, sweating glass.
â€œIt was delicious,â€ he recalls. â€œI asked, â€˜Is this really beer?â€™â€
Read the rest of this great piece at https://news.northeastern.edu/2022/01/26/spencer-brewery-trappist-monk/
Support The Most Badass Women In the Beer Industry
BRICK SOUTH THOMPSON’S POINT / PORTLAND, MAINE
SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH 2022
In 2018, Grace Weitz conceptualized the first Beers With(out) Beards as part of her graduate school thesis capstone project at NYU. Over the past four years, this celebration of women in beer has grown to attract thousands of attendees and showcase over sixty women-led breweries. Additionally, the fest has featured over thirty-five events highlighting the achievements of women across all aspects of the alcoholic beverage industries. Grace started BW(O)B to create a space where everyone felt welcome to show up, taste amazing beers, and cultivate conversations around how to break through barriers. And now more than ever, we need Beers With(out) Beards.
The fifth annual Beers With(out) Beards takes pride in representing women and femme-identifying folks in the beer industry. And this year, we feel especially empowered by those who have also had the courage to speak up about the importance of equity and inclusion in craft beer. Together, everyoneâ€™s voice is stronger.
Join us on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at Brick South in Portland, ME to celebrate the achievements of women in craft beer. All are welcome at the festival, and youâ€™ll be able to enjoy beer from thirty-five-plus breweries that are either women-owned or owned by femme-identifying people, or that have women or femme-identifiying people in prominent leadership positions.
Event Returns In-Person Under Guild Management, Vaccination Required.
The Oregon Brewers Guild announces the return of the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival, to be held on Saturday, March 5th at GoodLife Brewing in Bend, Oregon. The event, previously held as a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild which dissolved at the end of 2021, will now be a fundraiser for and managed by the Oregon Brewers Guild. Full press release here