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Free beer, donuts and more with your COVID-19 vaccine

Free beer, donuts and more: 12 reasons to get your COVID-19 vaccine
In a bid to get as many people vaccinated as possible, companies and local governments are giving away these freebies.
Not only will your COVID-19 vaccine assist in protecting you from the virus, but it can get you so much free stuff. Companies, organizations and even local governments are offering incentives to those getting their coronavirus vaccines — all you need is to show your vaccine card.
These incentives are especially helpful in urging more and more people to get both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna shots, as recent data has shown that some people are skipping the second shot. Though the CDC has pointed out mild side effects that most people experience after the second vaccine shot, it still largely does not compare to actually having COVID-19. If having to get two shots is part of the concern, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine works in just one dose.
Aside from brands offering incentives, some employers are also offering a perk, whether it’s paid time off or a cash bonus. Ask your own employer if you aren’t sure if there’s a perk — you might be pleasantly surprised. To take advantage of all these perks on offer, you have to do your part and get vaccinated first. Here’s everything your vaccine card will get you.
Via CNET

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Do you really think a card’s going to do it?

Valentine’s Gift Box
Discover a perfect pairing between Bear Republic Beer & Volo Chocolate.

Available Now!
Share your love of beer with Bear Republic’s Valentine’s Gift Box, a perfect pairing of beer and chocolate for sharing with your love. Featuring two different kinds of beer paired with 3 different chocolates from Volo Chocolate, two small tasting glasses, and a bottle opener.
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Free Beer & Dessert Tasting Webinar 12/17

Siebel Holiday Special – Beer & Dessert Tasting
By Lallemand Brewing
Siebel’s Holiday Special:

Beer and Dessert Pairing Event

Join and help us bring that extra special cheers at our holiday celebration live event. You are highly encouraged to eat and drink with us to experience the balance of harmonizing beer and desserts. Here is our lineup and suggestion for beer and dessert options:

Special Guest: John Mallet
Bell’s Lager of the Lakes + Pistachio Gelato
Beer Substitutes: Pilsner Urquell, Raderberger Pilsner, Konig Pilsner, Kromacher Pils

Special Guest: Josh Deth
Revolution Brewing Fistmas + Carrot Cake
Beer Substitutes: Gouden Carolus Noel Christmas Ale, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Anchor Christmas Ale

Special Guest: Mike Siegel
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout + Chocolate Lava Cake
Beer Substitutes: North Coast Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin, Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.

For additional information, visit our Facebook live event page.
Cheers and Happy Holidays,

The Siebel Institute of Technology team.
*17th of December at:
11:30 pm Paris
5:30 pm NYC
9:30 am Sydney (+1 day)

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Banff Craft Beer Week Canceled


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.

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OR – Crosby Hop Farm and TopWire Hop Project


WOODBURN, Ore. – Crosby Hops, an integrated hop merchant and processor in the Pacific Northwest today announces its new overarching brand family that includes Crosby Hops, Crosby Hop Farm and TopWire Hop Project. Crosby opened the TopWire Hop Project, a one of a kind experiential beer garden on July 24, 2020.

Via Crosby Hops

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National Beer Run Day is this Friday

It’s (Almost) Time to Make a Beer Run!
The second annual

is this Friday, July 3. Are you ready to stock up on your favorite indie craft beer for Independence Day weekend? Lace up your sneaks and make a plan!

How to Get Involved
Pick up some of your favorite indie craft beer
Share your beer run on social and tag #BeerRunDay
Via Brewers Association

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MI Brewers Guild Publishes Annual Magazine & Map

PR – The Michigan Brewers Guild has just released the 2020 edition of its annual publication, Michigan. The Great Beer State. The 72-page magazine includes stories about the creativity and consistency behind brewing; beer quality tips for consumers; and how member breweries give-back in big and small ways around Michigan.
A highlight of the publication is the pull-out map and listings for 293 member brewery locations spread out throughout Michigan’s two peninsulas (up from 281 in last year’s issue).
“We look forward to the Great Beer State magazine every year,” says Scott Graham, the Guild’s executive director. “It is always fun to review the brewery listings, map and other information in a printed format that you can hold in your hands and turn the pages.”
The 80,000 copies of the magazine have been distributed to member breweries, Michigan welcome centers, chambers of commerce and visitor bureaus, retail locations and other beer-supporting businesses around the state. A flip-book version is also available online at MiBeer.com (under resources). An additional 10,000 copies of the pull-out map were also printed.

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OR – Virtual Fest Schedule Released

Join the Oregon Brewers Guild from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, for a digital dive into Oregon craft beer. Brewers will give behind-the-scenes brewery tours, explore beer styles and history, and much more. The fest is a fundraiser for the Oregon Brewers Guild.
The tentative schedule is live on their EventBrite page, and features over 30 breweries. A few highlights include a behind-the-scenes tour of The Ale Apothecary’s mythical brewery, housed in a cabin high in the hills above Bend; a Bob Ross-style beer painting class with Leikam Brewing; a live tour of pFriem Family Brewing’s new Cascade Locks Barrel-aging Facility; an in-depth chat with Oregon brewing legend John Harris of Ecliptic; live music and much more.
Need a beer for the fest? (Of course you do). Over 100 breweries across the state are offering delivery and takeout. Find a comprehensive list of options here.
Via Oregon Brewers Guild

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Where you can order beer to-go in Houston

HOUSTON – With the news that dine-in service would be prohibited due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a temporary waiver that allows restaurants to include alcohol beverages in takeout and delivery orders.
All alcohol included in takeout or delivery orders must be sold in the original container that was sealed by the manufacturer of the beverage, according to the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission.
Under the relaxed policy, the customer must not be intoxicated and must present valid proof of their identity that confirms they are at least 21 years old when the order is delivered.
According to TABC, there is no required food-to-alcohol ratio.
EaterHouston compiled a list of all restaurants offering cocktail kits, wine, and beer deliveries in Houston.
Via Click2Houston

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Social Drinking in a World of Social Distancing

In the era of social distancing, many drinkers are leaning into technology to stay connected with friends and loved ones. From virtual happy hours to online wine classes, and teleconferenced game nights to an Instagram Live nightclub, we’re finding new ways to socialize over a glass (or two) with our social circles even when we can’t be in the same place.

Via Vinepair

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Newsletter from our friends at Bear Republic Brewing

Dear Friends and Family,
At Bear Republic Brewing Co., we feel great responsibility for the role we play in the lives of our guests for over 25 years—even more important to us during this difficult time when we are all being more cautious about how we engage with our guests and the community.

Many of you have called to see if the Bear Republic is open, and at this time, we are doing everything to provide great service and make you feel at home and safe. Governor Newsom mandated all restaurants to cut seating in half, which we are doing as well as spacing guests out so they are not within 6 feet of another table. We have a vast and large space, and a beautiful beer garden, so we can all spread out. In order to further protect our guests and staff, all food and beverage orders will be taken at the bar to limit everyone’s interaction.

We understand that you might feel more comfortable eating at home, we have a to go menu available on our website www.bearrepublic.com. We also have cold beer to go that can be picked up with your order. We are adding curb side service. Please call 707.585.2722 and press 0 to order your to go items.

Although we have no reason to believe that anyone infected with Coronavirus has been in our pub, we have taken additional steps to reduce any risks our guests and staff may face. We have always followed stringent health department regulations and have increased our frequency and rigor in our cleaning steps. Our team knows they have paid sick leave, and that they are expected to stay home if they are feeling ill. This protects everyone.
We are proactively suspending our children’s toys in the beer garden and board games in the pub. We have also postponed Bingo, Paint Night and Trivia. As any other changes arise, we will be communicating them in a timely manner.

We will continue to monitor all updates from county, state and Federal authorities and will continue to monitor the effectiveness of our mitigation procedures on a daily basis. Please take care to follow each of the precautionary steps to protect yourself and your family. Be sure to take home some Bear Republic bottles and cans from the grocery store, but please remember we will remain open and always appreciate your support. Above all, stay strong during this challenging time for our community.

Sincerely,
Marcin Furmankiewicz & the Bear Team
Pub General Manager

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2 beers and a little science makes a slammable chicken

Let’s get to the bottom of why, exactly, booze elevates your dinner. To deepen our understanding, Roger Barth, a professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the author of The Chemistry of Beer, commented on the authors plans to make a chicken following a recipe from famed Harlem restaurant Red Rooster, and he was warmly encouraging. The recipe uses BEER in two separate stages:
Via Inverse