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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

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AZ Craft Beer Week Kicks Off Today!

Here are 10 can’t-miss events during Arizona Craft Beer Week
Arizona Craft Beer Week is back! Some celebrate love in February, others celebrate their love of craft beer.
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, puts on this 10th annual week-long celebration to encourage breweries to create new beers and show off the best of the best. Rob Fullmer, the guild’s executive director, is proud of the increase of AZ brewery participation.
Fullmer says. “The past 10 years have really shown a lot of change and growth in our industry. Now there are so many local breweries involved and doing events.”
Starting on Thursday, Feb. 6, Arizona Beer Week kicks off with special beers, dinner pairings, parties and other events hosted at the state’s breweries and beer bars.
Via AZCentral

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Walla Walla’s 1st Brewfest this weekend!

Walla Walla is having its first BrewFest!
The inaugural Walla Walla BrewFest – Saturday, February 8 from 12-4pm
Beer lovers to come enjoy 25 Oregon & Washington breweries pouring sample beers and ciders in 16 venues in beautiful downtown Walla Walla. This one of a kind event is for those beer & cider lovers and a great opportunity for brewers to showcase their best brews!
Via Walla Walla City

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Zwickelmania is about to hit Oregon

ZWICKELMANIA 2020
Zwickelmania celebrates its 12th year this Saturday, Feb. 15 in Portland, and statewide on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Zwickelmania is a statewide celebration of the Oregon craft beer scene. More than 100 breweries across the state open their doors for tours, tastings, meet-the-brewer sessions, and, of course, free samples.
This free event runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturdays.
This year, Zwickelmania will run concurrently with Oregon Craft Beer Month. This month-long celebration will include tap takeovers, beer festivals, panel discussions and more. Stay tuned for details!
Visit OregonCraftBeer.org/Zwickelmania for a regularly updated list of participating breweries.

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Portland Oregon insider beer news delivered straight to your phone

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.
Via OregonLive

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Detroit Fall Beer Festival has a record number of breweries this year

A record 130 Michigan breweries will gather Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at the historic Eastern Market in downtown Detroit for the 11th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival presented by the Michigan Brewers Guild. Collectively, this group of breweries will offer up more than 850 different beers for sampling.
Via Michigan Beer