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Beer & Food
Six events to enjoy during San Diego Beer Week
The 11th annual San Diego Beer Week, Nov. 1-10, has many can’t-miss events.
Make sure these six make it onto your SDBW list.
Via San Diego Union Tribune
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
Portland Fresh Hops Festival
It’s nearly here! Fresh Hops Fest kicks off tomorrow night. There are still limited tickets left for Friday night, but we’re getting close to our cap! Or stop by Saturday. We’re around from noon-8 p.m. with a kids area (noon-5), live music, food trucks and more. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!
WHAT: 16th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival. The beer list is almost finalized. Check out our working list here. We’ll have food from Urban German and other vendors.
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
WHERE: Oaks Amusement Park
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.
If BrewDog was a person its full throated salesmanship and audacity would make PT Barnum seem mild mannered in comparison. (Who could ever forget the taxidermy squirrel bottle)
What started in 2007 as a small brewery in Scotland has now transformed into an international brewery, bar chain, destination hotel, TV show, etc etc etc.
Many breweries sell or give their spent grains from the brewing process to farmers to feed their livestock. But not every craft brewer can access farmers in need of feed, so an industry has formed around spent grain with entrepreneurs turning it into cookies, breads and even dog treats. Via – The Star
Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week Shines a Spotlight on Broward Brews
The 1st Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week is scheduled to kick off Sunday, September 15 and run to the 22nd.
The week of tastings and festivities begins with a brewery crawl and the Beer & Body Craft Beer Girls meetup. Tuesday, September 17, a craft beer-and-cheese pairing takes place at Fat Tap Beer Bar & Eatery, followed two days later by a SoFar Sounds session. The seven-day celebration will conclude Sunday, September 22, with Blowouts, Brews, & Drag at Hair Circus in Fort Lauderdale.
A Favorite gathering place for craft beer lovers, The Beer Shoppe, to close.
For nearly 13 years, Yakima’s “The Beer Shoppe” has been a source of discovery for local and visiting craft beer lovers in the Yakima area.
Via Yakima Herald
Don’t panic! Beer Belly’s Long Beach location will stay open, but the Koreatown location is set to close at the end of this month.
“After eight years of so many blessings, we feel like we accomplished what we set out to do. None of this could have been possible without the help of all our wonderful staff past and present, chef Wes Lieberher, L.A.’s amazing food community, the local and engaging beer community, and the ever-energetic Koreatown community. We don’t know what’s next. We don’t know if it will be us or someone else. But we’re excited for the next story to be told.”
Via LA Mag
Chicago Craft Beer Week, June 24-27
The last bottle release for Goose Island’s King Henry barleywine beer has sold out.
Links to tons of events and links to tickets below.
See events here
Portland Oregon, self proclaimed “Greatest Beer City on Earth”, launches their 9th annual Beer Week June 7-16th. This years celebration of craft beer will span 10-days of events across the city.
The 2019 event lineup (June 7-16th), includes a new kickoff party with Mikkeller Brewing, the debut of Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival and resurrecting past hits like the Brewers Burger Brawl and Mussels from Brussels.
Via PDX Beer Week
Speaking at the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough last month, Hanni spoke passionately about the need to completely rethink the concept of food and wine pairing.
“A perfect wine pairing doesn’t exist. We’re doing a lot of damage the way we’re matching wine and categorising it. We need to start a campaign to stop wine and food pairing as we’ve created a lot of bullsh*t around the idea.
“A lot of people enjoy being arrogant about wine and consider entry-level wines as being unsophisticated. We need to educate the trade to better serve the personal interests of wine lovers.
“We need to celebrate the diversity of consumers, not make them feel stupid. You can serve Sauvignon Blanc with steak – why not?”
Echoing Sarah Heller MW’s opinion, Hanni warned that those who believe food and wine pairing has potential in China will be in for an unpleasant surprise.
Via: The Drinks Business
Zwickelmania celebrates 11th annual event, participating breweries to sell limited-release statewide collaboration beer
Event kicks off Feb. 16 in the Portland Metro area, and continues Feb. 23 across the rest of the state.
Over a decade ago, three-dozen Oregon breweries opened their doors on a Saturday in February for the first-ever Zwickelmania, a free statewide craft beer celebration that allowed visitors to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample beers. About 4,000 craft beer fans took part in the inaugural event, which was designed as a way to promote Oregon’s craft beers and the brewers who make them.
For wing lovers, Buffalo, NY is an obvious travel destination. But the Nickel City has quickly become a prominent craft beer hub with talented breweries producing delicious beer and well-curated bars stacking exciting draft lists. I would still recommend trying some of the buffalo wings.