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.
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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
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
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.
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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Michael Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling Scholarship Fund Announced
On Twitter today, Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery announced a new brewing and distilling educational scholarship fund predominately for people of color in the industry.
** 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.
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.
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.
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.
Beer has become such a rare commodity in Mexico that when it becomes available, police officers have to be called in to control crowds.
It happened at a VIP Supermarket in one Tijuana neighborhood. The minute word got out that it had beer, people rushed to the store and lined up. Almost immediately police officers showed up to keep peace and order. Ever since Mexico ruled beer as non-essential during the COVID-19 crisis, breweries south of the border ceased operations and beer became scarce before stores completely ran out of it.
“I’m in heaven, can’t remember the last time I had a beer,” said Alexis Gonzalez, who was able to buy a 12-pack of Bud Light.
Via Border Report
Meet the pandemic-era women helping to keep California’s craft beer industry afloat
When coronavirus landed in California and Bay Area closed its non-essential businesses, the loss in revenue sent the state’s breweries – along with its bars and wineries – into a tailspin.
“We literally now haven’t kegged anything in two months just because there was no point,” says Claudia Pamparana, co-founder of Alameda’s Faction Brewing.
“It’s been frustrating,” she says. “It’s depressing to not have people sitting on our patio.”
The new objective for the foreseeable future for Faction – and for others across Northern California – was (and is) to can that perishable beer and sell it off as fast as possible, while it’s still fresh. So they called the Can Van.
Via SF Gate
Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
First of all, we hope you are healthy and sane in this time. Given the unique circumstances, we are extending the application deadline to May 15, 2020. So apply now for one of two awesome full-ride scholarships to Siebel Institute.
** LIVE YOUR DREAM – GO TO BEER SCHOOL AT SIEBEL INSTITUTE – APPLY NOW **
In collaboration with the Seibel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2020. The scholarships are full tuition grants and come with travel/lodging stipends – at this time, the plan is still for the campus course but this could change to the online course depending on circumstances.
Both scholarships are for the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago, November 9-20, 2020. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The course is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.
Applicants must be from the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. The scholarships are open to both homebrewers and professional brewers.
Note that the full application must be received no later than May 15, 2020.
Complete details and scholarship applications are available at https://siebelinstitute.com/about-us/studying-at-siebel/scholarships
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for professional and aspiring craft brewers to further their knowledge and expertise. The Falconer Foundation has granted 45 scholarships since 2004.
For more information on the Foundation please visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook.
Scottish Brewery BrewDog reported the theft of an entire trailer load of beer, worth £150,000, from a motorway service station in Cheshire.
In a tweet on March 24th, BrewDog co-founder James Watt explained that the crime occurred on the way to the brewer’s online distribution center.
The beer, believed to be cans of Punk IPA, was taken from the trailer while it was parked at the Moto Lymm services in Cheshire on Tuesday at around 7:45am.
Really? 7:45 in the morning (rush hour most places) and no one saw a team of crooks unloading 26 pallets of beer from a truck parked at a gas station?
Watt said that there would be a temporary shortage of the beer online due to the theft, but said every effort would be made to increase the stock.
BrewDog’s website is now showing the beer as in stock.
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