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One of Portland, Oregon’s Oldest Craft Breweries ceases production

One of Portland’s oldest breweries will cease production next month
Portland Brewing, one of the Portland craft-beer scene’s founding breweries, will stop production after 34 years in downtown and industrial Northwest Portland next month, according to a post on the brewery’s Facebook page. The brewery will produce its last MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale by Feb. 5
Read More Via Bend Bulletin

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The Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing & Distilling

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

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Deadline Less Than a Month Away for ABG Scholarship – APPLY NOW!

** DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME — FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD — APPLY NOW AS DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 11TH **

In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.

The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction. The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.
Find out more from Falconer Foundation

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PDX – Rogue Ales Is Closing Its Pearl District Pub

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.

Via Willamette Week

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Pink Boots Hop Blend Oct 7!


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.
Instagram | pinkbootssociety

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Apply Now For Falconer Foundation, ABG Scholarship

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** APPLY NOW FOR FALCONER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD **

In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.
The American Brewers Guild is now accepting applications for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation slot in the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January 17, 2021 through June 25, 2021 with the final week of onsite instruction in Middlebury, Vermont. The full application must be received no later than November 11, 2020. Note: This class is full except for this scholarship slot.
Via Falconer Foundation

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Oregon Small & Independent Craft Brewers Urge Participation in National Day of Action

Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act before year-end expiration vital to small business health
On September 9th, leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the U.S. to participate in a national Day of Action by asking their members of Congress to pass the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA).
Unless Congress acts, on December 31, 2020, the current Federal Excise Tax (FET) rates for small and independent breweries in Oregon and across the nation will expire. If not made permanent, the FET will increase by as much as 100%.
Via The Oregon Brewers Guild

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San Diego Brewers Make Collaboration Beer

San Diego Brewers Make Collaboration Beer to Support SD Brewers Guild
San Diego’s craft brewing industry has been hit hard in the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, some of the city’s most recognizable brands have come together to help out their fellow brewers.
Stone Brewing has announced that they have partnered with AleSmith, Modern Times, Mother Earth, Pizza Port, Thorn and Port Brewing for a collaboration brew dubbed the “San Diego Brewers United Double IPA.”
The canned collaboration beer will benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild.

Via ProBrewer.com

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That’ll Do It! Electric Fence Used to Maintain Social Distancing

English Pub Installs an Electric Fence to Maintain Social Distancing

Restaurant and bar owners worldwide are rapidly innovating to accommodate social distancing requirements in their establishments. One pub landlord has a crafty solution, and it’s positively … electric. Johnny McFadden, landlord of The Star Inn in Cornwall, England, installed an electric fence in his pub to maintain a safe distance between pub goers and his staff. McFadden devised the solution after previous efforts to stop crowding around the bar using floor tape proved unsuccessful, he told Cornwall Live.

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Latest 2020 Falconer Foundation Siebel Brewing Scholarship Winners!

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** BREANN GOULETTE AND MARCO TAPIZ TOP OF THE PACK FOR 2020 FALCONER FOUNDATION
SIEBEL BREWING SCHOLARSHIPS **
From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Breann Goulette of Plank Town Brewing Company
(Eugene, OR) and Marco Tapiz of Fort Point Beer Company (San Francisco, CA) have been named
recipients of the 2020 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Siebel Brewing Scholarships.

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A Big Craft Beer Welcome to the First Latina-Founded Community Brewing Space, Mujeres Brew House

San Diego Welcomes First Latina-Founded Community Brewing Space, Mujeres Brew House

When you think iconic beer zones, San Diego city and county rate high with most craft beer enthusiasts. I eagerly look forward to seeking out Mujeres Brew House in the city by the bay on my next trip down.
“On July 1, 2020, the Mujeres Brew Club in San Diego will open the first Latinx women-founded and women-led community brewing space, educational facility, and taproom dedicated to empowering people of all backgrounds, specifically focusing on women of color in the craft beer industry. According to co-founders Carmen Favela and Esthela Davila, Mujeres Brew House will be managed by women and for women with the intent of breaking down barriers of entry into the beer scene.”
Mujeres Brew House is an incorporated non-profit collaboration between Border X Brewing, Mujeres Brew Club, and progressive community gallery space Bread & Salt.
If the beer matches the concept I see nothing but blue skies for this great idea.
Via Vinepair

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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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R U Ready? Coin Toss Brewing Reopens

Oregon City, OR
Coin Toss Brewing is ready to open back up for business following the COVID-19 quarantine. The brewery will hold a grand re-opening this Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, with an expanded outdoor seating area and the release of a special “thank you” beer. Business hours going forward will be 3pm to 6pm Tuesday through Thursday; 3pm to 8pm Friday; 12pm to 8pm Saturday; 12pm to 6pm Sunday; and closed Monday. The brewery is located at 14214 Fir St. in Oregon City.