The 33rd Oregon Brewers Festival returns after a two-year hiatus to Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon, July 28
through July 30, 2022. There are some important differences in this year’s festival, which I’ve included below, along with a few
Oregon’s longest-running brewfest will be three days long in 2022. This year, the festival has been downsized slightly to
accommodate the realities of 2022. High gas prices and challenges with airlines make travel more difficult, and more than half of
OBF’s attendees have historically come from outside the Portland area. The footprint of the fest is a little smaller, going from
the Morrison Bridge to Pine Street. Additionally, the parade is not happening this year, for reasons beyond our control. Despite
these differences, we anticipate this being one of the most lively OBFs yet, and all signs point to it being very well-attended.
Read more and get advanced ticket package here
Beer & Food
CA Craft Beer Week Returns This July
Launched to offset closures and Covid, regional craft leaders from the California Craft Brewers Association, Bay Area Brewers Guild, San Diego Brewers Guild, Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, Orange County Brewers Guild, Inland Empire Brewers Guild, Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, and Central Coast Brewers Guild are excited to bring back CA Craft Beer Week in 2022, July 15-24.
Dozens and dozens of events, tastings and other activities are happening — including a wave of California collaboration beers from breweries across the state headlined by those taking part in the official California Craft Brewers Collaboration — so start planning and check back often!
Get the details here!
CA Craft Beer Week Returns and Independent Breweries Rally to Support Local Communities and the California Craft Beer Industry
The return of CA Craft Beer Week July 15-24 spotlights local, independent breweries, their contributions to reviving community, and a tasty statewide collaboration
SACRAMENTO — JUNE 22, 2022 — This July, the California Craft Brewers Association, regional California brewers guilds and hundreds of independent California craft breweries are collaborating to help revive local craft beer scenes hit hard by Covid, and rekindle community connections through a statewide collaboration beer release series, and the return of CA Craft Beer Week, July 15-24.
Bear Republic Brewing Company
IT’S IN THE CARDS
The latest release in our Tarot Series is here! Get your hands on our Summer Ale, The Sun.
When The Sun appears in a tarot reading, it represents success, abundance and strength. The Sun calls on you to express yourself authentically!
Order both ales in our tarot series below.
Tarot Series: The Sun
Feel The Sun’s warm energy radiate positivity into everything you do. Bring joy and happiness into every day and the earth will reward you with delicious beer, like our summer ale with aromas of fruity marmalade and lavender.
Tarot Series: The Fool Pale Ale
Life is one big experiment! Be like The Fool and live daring and carefree. Take a leap of faith toward new and unknown journeys just like our new pale ale, brewed bright and hoppy with Hopsteiner Lotus & Lemondrop.
Washington Beer Blog
The big daddy beer fest happens at Redmond’s Marymoor Park from Friday, June 17th through Sunday, June 19th. The Washington Beer Commission presents the 15th Annual Washington Brewers Festival, aka the Father’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 — 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 — the previous two events sold out.
The event includes a guided tasting and history lesson involving six historical British beer styles.
You’ll find more information about the event and tickets on the Washington Beer Blog
Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and Atlanta Beer Festivals present Georgia Craft Brewers Festival
Atlantic Station Event Space – Atlanta, GA
Friday, April 1 (VIP Preview)
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 1pm-5pm
Featuring 60+ member breweries of the Georgia Brewers Guild and great collaboration beers.
250+ total beers, an expected 25+ special collaboration beers brewed exclusively for this festival.
Live music, great food and more.
Buy tickets to attend here
All the Exciting New Things Coming to Milwaukee’s Beer Scene
With Milwaukee’s brewery wave showing no signs of stopping, here are the latest additions to the beer scene.
Read about all the beer buzz in Milwaukee Magazine
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 state’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!
Brewhaha craft beer festival returns to Avonworth Community Park
Returning for its sixth year, the annual Brewhaha event is bringing 10 of Pittsburgh’s best craft brewers to Avonworth Community Park on March 26.
The beer festival is the marquee fundraiser for the Hollow Oak Land Trust, an organization dedicated to protecting and connecting greenspace in the Pittsburgh area.
“We are fortunate to have such an illustrious group of craft brewers that have partnered with our efforts to promote open space and conservation preserves that get people outdoors to enjoy nature,” said Lynda Stuckey, a Hollow Oak volunteer and chair of the Brewhaha committee.
Get the details 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.
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, everyone’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 you’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.
NEW YEAR, NEW BEERS!
Coming in hot! Bear Republic is starting out the new year with a bang and bringing back one of their most requested, OG beers of all time, Hop Rod Rye IPA.
“I am VERY excited to see a return of Hop Rod Rye. Before I started brewing for BRBC I was a pub regular, and this was my go-to ale. Bursting with classic Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial aroma and rich maltiness, this original Rye IPA is one of Bear Republic’s greatest creations.” – Brewmaster, Roger Herpst
Want to get your hands on Hop Rod Rye? Visit their Lakeside Pub to get fresh pints, crowlers, and cans.
Hop Rod Rye will be hitting general distribution in early February and will be included in the new Bear Republic Variety Pack!
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
Read More at OBG site here
Annual Open-House Style Event Returns to In-Person with Precautions
The Oregon Brewers Guild announces the return of their 14th Annual Zwickelmania® event. The statewide open-house style celebration of Oregon craft breweries will be returning safely in-person in February and is free to attend. As in previous years, the event will be held on two separate weekends, highlighting Portland breweries on Saturday, February 19th and then statewide on Saturday, February 26th.
“Zwickelmania® has been a staple event for the Guild for over a decade and we are very excited to be able to transition back to in-person this year,” shared Christina LaRue, Executive Director of the Oregon Brewers Guild. “We made the pivot last year to an online platform, offering virtual brewery tours and panel discussions with brewers via Zoom and social media. Our members are looking forward to being able to offer guests an in-person experience and will be ensuring the safety of the public, as well as their teams is a top priority.”