Brew: Museum of Beer to open online exhibit this month
Remember Brew: The Museum of Beer? It was going to be a national attraction here in Pittsburgh.
That was in August of 2016, and the folks behind the effort acknowledged that they had a lot of work to do. About two years later, the project’s principals were awarded a $59,700 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to start with an exhibit in a Downtown storefront, but that effort never found a home for reasons including COVID-19’s arrival in the spring.
Brew founder Joe McAllister says that later this month, the exhibit will launch online, a move OK’d by the PLCB and inspired, as he put it, “by the creativity and perseverance of the region’s breweries and restaurants.”
The exhibit, “The Story of Beer in Pennsylvania,” tells that story from Penn’s Colony to the present, with video interviews of brewers, historians, collectors and craft beer pioneers such as brewer Carol Stoudt. Viewers can click on points on a timeline and watch more in a gallery.
Read More Via Post Gazette
Perrin Brewing Company to Livestream Brewing of Interactive Brew 2.0
You Chose Perrin’s Next Beer, & Now You Can Watch Them Brew It!
Comstock Park, Mich. (December 2, 2020) Over the past few weeks, voters have determined the style and ingredients of Perrin’s next beer release through the second ever Interactive Brew project. Beer lovers are invited to view a special livestream event on December 3 at 10 a.m. EST to watch Perrin’s brewing team craft this special, crowd-sourced brew. Homebrewers can follow along at home with materials provided by Perrin.
The Interactive Brew 2.0 project kicked off on November 13 and allowed the craft beer community to weigh in on aspects of Perrin’s next brew, including style and sub-style, flavor elements and the name of the beer. According to the results, Perrin’s next beer will be a Stout with chocolate, caramel and coconut. The project follows the initial Interactive Brew, which took place earlier this year, resulting in Self S’More-antine, a Russian Imperial Stout.
The name of the beer is still being determined, so click here to pick your favorite on or before Friday, December 4.
Visit Youtube here or tune into Perrin’s facebook page for the behind-the-scenes livestream event at 10 a.m. EST on December 3. Viewers are encouraged to come prepared with questions for Perrin’s brewers. Homebrewers can find detailed brewing instructions and a printable recipe here. Stay tuned for beer release information coming soon.
BANFF CRAFT BEER WEEK CALLED OFF AND POSTPONED
Due to a growing concern for public health, Alberta Beer Festivals is calling off this year’s Banff Craft Beer Week and postponing it until further notice. From the outset of planning, which began in August of 2020, the format for the Banff Craft Beer Week was always intended to be people safely supporting local by visiting restaurants in their cohorts. Even with this in mind, due to the recent escalation of Covid cases both in Banff and in the province of Alberta, we are calling off all activations for the 2020 Banff Craft Beer Week.
Guinness Head Brewer Hollie Stephenson Is on a Mission to Make More Than Stouts (but Also Stouts)
While the Maryland brewery produces several stouts — after all, it is Guinness — head brewer Hollie Stephenson says it has been her mission to “challenge people’s perception of Guinness as a traditional stout brewer.” She’s done this by leading its experimental brewing program, which has produced its signature light golden lager, Guinness Blonde, along with the fruity Guinness Salt and Lime Ale, and the citrusy Guinness Galaxy IPA. Indeed, the 4,000-square-foot taproom introduces visitors to about a dozen experimental beers at any given time, Stephenson says.
The Michael James Jackson Foundation is a grant-making organization that funds scholarship awards to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color within the brewing and distilling trades. The program is open to candidates at the beginning of their careers, as well as those looking to continue their education. The MJF awards present an opportunity for members and patrons of the brewing and distilling industries to directly fund a more just, equitable, and dynamic future.
Via The Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing & Distilling
Yakima Chief Hops Releases 4th Annual Pink Boots Blend in Support of Women in Brewing
Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% farmer owned global hop supplier, has announced the release of their 4th Annual Pink Boots Blend alongside Pink Boots Society, an international non-profit supporting women in beer as well as fermentable and alcoholic beverages.
Since 2017, Yakima Chief Hops and Pink Boots Society (PBS) have partnered to create an annual hop blend that empowers women in the brewing profession. The Pink Boots Blend is available to commercial and home brewers and a portion of the proceeds benefit the PBS scholarship funds.
Via Yakima Hops
Twenty-six collaborated on a Harvest IPA, brewed in Redmond at Wild Ride Brewing.
For its third iteration, the Oregon Brewers Guild brought together twenty-six of Oregon’s breweries to collaborate on State of Excitement No. 3, a Harvest IPA brewed at Redmond’s Wild Ride Brewing.
Via Oregon Brewer’s Guild
JANESVILLE, Wis. — Organizers of a Wisconsin winter beer festival known as FlannelFest have filed complaints in two states against an online ticket vendor for failing to turn over money from ticket sales.
The chamber of commerce group in Janesville said third-party vendor Brown Paper Tickets owes $20,000 for online tickets sales to the festival held earlier this year.
John Fugate, board president of Downtown Janesville Inc., said complaints have been filed with the Wisconsin attorney general and the attorney general in Washington state, where Brown Paper Tickets operates.
Via Star Tribune
The Brewing Network will be broadcasting the 2020 GABF Competition Awards Ceremony via their Youtube channel today starting at 5pm MDT (4pm PDT).
Click the link below to watch:
GABF AWARDS LIVE STREAM
Rogue Ales Is Closing Its Pearl District Pub After 20 Years
This is the second pub belonging to the Newport-based brewery to close this year.
It’s been a rough week for Portland beer lovers.
Following the indefinite closures of Bailey’s Taproom downtown and Back Pedal Brewing on Northwest Flanders Street, Rogue has announced it is shuttering its public house in the Pearl District after 20 years—and this closure appears to be permanent.
The craft beer revolution turned the tall cousin of cannabis into a breakout ingredient, infusing your brew with flavors and aromas that range from stone fruit to barrel oak. Christopher Solomon hits the road to understand why hop madness isn’t over yet—and why brewers and plant breeders are always on the prowl for the next big thing.
Via Outside Magazine
THE FINAL 2021 PINK BOOTS HOP BLEND IS…? SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 7, 2020 @ 4:00pm PST. Tune in live when the final 2021 Pink Boots proprietary hop blend will be disclosed. This event will be hosted by Kelly Lohrmeyer and Tiffany Pitra from @yakimachief and promises to be a fun and educational experience. They will lead an interactive discussion with the 15 voting teams as they shed some light on each team’s hop blend creation process. This is open to the public via live stream on YouTube.
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ALBERTA BEER FESTIVALS LAUNCHES BEERFEST IN A BOX!
Alberta Beer Festivals (ABF) is bringing the beer festival experience to you! Each ‘Beerfest In A Box’ contains 8 incredible craft beers from 8 amazing Alberta craft breweries. Some of them are old friends, while others might become your new favorite.
Mozart’s Favorite Summer Beer, Lost for 100 Years, Is Resurrected in Denver
I’m told fans of historic beer styles have been waiting a long time for the return of Horner Bier. Sure, why not, I’m always ready to try something new and this has a great back story.
Seedstock Brewery has resuscitated Horner Bier, which can now join the ranks of German styles like Merseburger, Broyhan, and Berliner Braunbier. Andreas Krennmair, author of a book on how to brew forgotten Old World beer styles, says he hasn’t yet seen a commercial version of Horner beer. “It seems to be a beer style that sounds interesting and unusual, but at the same time is probably too strange for brewers to even attempt to brew it,” Krennmair says.
Really? Has he seen the American Craft Beer market? Voodoo Donut? Oyster Stout? Beard Beer? Need I go on? If this is too strange I’ve got to try it.
It’s rather fitting that a beer “Dedicated to Bees” took the top spot in the 2020 Honey Beer Competition, which garnered 220 entries from professional brewers throughout the United States. Rogue Ales and Spirits’ Honey Kolsch took Best in Show honors, marking the beer’s return to the top spot after claiming it in the first two Honey Beer Competitions conducted by the National Honey Board. View the rest of the entries HERE