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CA Craft Beer Week Returns!

CA Craft Beer Week Returns This July
Launched to offset closures and Covid, regional craft leaders from the California Craft Brewers Association, Bay Area Brewers Guild, San Diego Brewers Guild, Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, Orange County Brewers Guild, Inland Empire Brewers Guild, Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, and Central Coast Brewers Guild are excited to bring back CA Craft Beer Week in 2022, July 15-24.
Dozens and dozens of events, tastings and other activities are happening — including a wave of California collaboration beers from breweries across the state headlined by those taking part in the official California Craft Brewers Collaboration — so start planning and check back often!
Get the details here!

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CA Craft Beer Week Returns this July

CA Craft Beer Week Returns and Independent Breweries Rally to Support Local Communities and the California Craft Beer Industry
The return of CA Craft Beer Week July 15-24 spotlights local, independent breweries, their contributions to reviving community, and a tasty statewide collaboration
SACRAMENTO — JUNE 22, 2022 — This July, the California Craft Brewers Association, regional California brewers guilds and hundreds of independent California craft breweries are collaborating to help revive local craft beer scenes hit hard by Covid, and rekindle community connections through a statewide collaboration beer release series, and the return of CA Craft Beer Week, July 15-24.

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Bear Republic Tarot Series is ready to rock!


Bear Republic Brewing Company
IT’S IN THE CARDS
The latest release in our Tarot Series is here! Get your hands on our Summer Ale, The Sun.
When The Sun appears in a tarot reading, it represents success, abundance and strength. The Sun calls on you to express yourself authentically!
Order both ales in our tarot series below.
Tarot Series: The Sun
Feel The Sun’s warm energy radiate positivity into everything you do. Bring joy and happiness into every day and the earth will reward you with delicious beer, like our summer ale with aromas of fruity marmalade and lavender.
Tarot Series: The Fool Pale Ale
Life is one big experiment! Be like The Fool and live daring and carefree. Take a leap of faith toward new and unknown journeys just like our new pale ale, brewed bright and hoppy with Hopsteiner Lotus & Lemondrop.

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A guide to 21 Des Moines metro breweries and the bike trails closest to them

The craft brewery industry in the Des Moines area just keeps growing. Now 21 breweries call the region home.
In 1996, Court Avenue Brewing Co. opened its doors and remains the oldest in the metro area. Confluence and Exile celebrate a decade in business in 2022, and others such as 515 Brewing and Fox Brewing have stuck around. Just in the past two years, newcomers such as Lua, Kinship and 1717 opened to expand the craft brewery footprint in central Iowa.
The region’s not done with breweries quite yet. The newest trend brings established breweries such as Toppling Goliath, Big Grove, SingleSpeed and Backpocket to the area with taprooms opening in the next year.
Here’s a guide to the Des Moines-area producers making their mark on the local beer scene, pulling pints and filling growlers for those ready to move past domestic liter lagers. Bonus: We included the bike trails nearest them.
Find it all here on the The Des Moines Register

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Don’t Miss Out! Have Bear Republic’s latest specialty release shipped to your door!


Bear Republic Brewing Company
Get the latest specialty release shipped to your door!

The first release of our Formula R&D Series is now available.
This red IPA is brewed with the floral French hop varieties Triskel and Barbe Rogue with an addition of rose petals.

6.0% ABV | 40 IBU

Formula R&D Series: Flower IPA
Formula R&D Series: Flower IPA

A red india pale ale brewed with the floral French hop varieties Triskel and Barbe Rogue with an addition of rose petals.

STYLE: IPA
HOPS: Triskel, Barbe Rogue
ABV: 6%
MALT: Pale Barley, White Wheat, Carared, Carafa Special
IBU: 40
YEAST: Barbarian

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The women leading Barcelona’s craft beer revolution

‘It’s a vocation’: the women leading Barcelona’s craft beer revolution
Female brewers in the Catalan capital are finding success in an industry traditionally dominated by men
It was Steve Huxley, a Liverpudlian and long-term Barcelona resident, who introduced the city to craft beer when he opened the Barcelona Brewing Company in 1993, but it was a woman, Judit Cartex, who helped establish Barcelona as Spain’s craft beer capital.
“Beer has always been a part of my life,” she says. “We were poor and all we had to drink was tap water, no Coca-Cola. Except on Sundays my mother and grandmother would open a litre bottle of beer to watch football on TV. Very English, no?
“It was Steve who opened our eyes to the possibilities of craft beer, not just in Barcelona but in the rest of Spain,” says Cartex, who learned her trade from Huxley and ran her own brewery, Cerveza Barra, until the floor collapsed and the building was condemned.
Learn more about Barcelon’s brewing culture at TheGuardian.com

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Pitt – Brewhaha craft beer festival returns 3/26

Brewhaha craft beer festival returns to Avonworth Community Park
Returning for its sixth year, the annual Brewhaha event is bringing 10 of Pittsburgh’s best craft brewers to Avonworth Community Park on March 26.
The beer festival is the marquee fundraiser for the Hollow Oak Land Trust, an organization dedicated to protecting and connecting greenspace in the Pittsburgh area.
“We are fortunate to have such an illustrious group of craft brewers that have partnered with our efforts to promote open space and conservation preserves that get people outdoors to enjoy nature,” said Lynda Stuckey, a Hollow Oak volunteer and chair of the Brewhaha committee.
Get the details here!

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Hop Culture Announces Beers With(Out) Beards Festival in Portland, ME.


Support The Most Badass Women In the Beer Industry
BRICK SOUTH THOMPSON’S POINT / PORTLAND, MAINE
SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH 2022
In 2018, Grace Weitz conceptualized the first Beers With(out) Beards as part of her graduate school thesis capstone project at NYU. Over the past four years, this celebration of women in beer has grown to attract thousands of attendees and showcase over sixty women-led breweries. Additionally, the fest has featured over thirty-five events highlighting the achievements of women across all aspects of the alcoholic beverage industries. Grace started BW(O)B to create a space where everyone felt welcome to show up, taste amazing beers, and cultivate conversations around how to break through barriers. And now more than ever, we need Beers With(out) Beards.
The fifth annual Beers With(out) Beards takes pride in representing women and femme-identifying folks in the beer industry. And this year, we feel especially empowered by those who have also had the courage to speak up about the importance of equity and inclusion in craft beer. Together, everyone’s voice is stronger.
Join us on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at Brick South in Portland, ME to celebrate the achievements of women in craft beer. All are welcome at the festival, and you’ll be able to enjoy beer from thirty-five-plus breweries that are either women-owned or owned by femme-identifying people, or that have women or femme-identifiying people in prominent leadership positions.

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Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival Returns


Event Returns In-Person Under Guild Management, Vaccination Required.
The Oregon Brewers Guild announces the return of the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival, to be held on Saturday, March 5th at GoodLife Brewing in Bend, Oregon. The event, previously held as a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild which dissolved at the end of 2021, will now be a fundraiser for and managed by the Oregon Brewers Guild.
Full press release here

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Russian River Postpones Pliny the Younger Release

The surge in omicron has many industry events reevaluating plans to cancel, postpone or go forward with events that are planned for the coming weeks and months. One well-known event, Russian River Brewing’s Pliny the Younger release has been postponed until late March. The annual event draws beer consumers from around the country who travel to the Santa Rosa, California brewery for a long wait in line to buy the popular double IPA.
Read more on ProBrewer

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Oregon – 2022 Zwickelmania® Dates Announced

Read More at OBG site here
Annual Open-House Style Event Returns to In-Person with Precautions
The Oregon Brewers Guild announces the return of their 14th Annual Zwickelmania® event. The statewide open-house style celebration of Oregon craft breweries will be returning safely in-person in February and is free to attend. As in previous years, the event will be held on two separate weekends, highlighting Portland breweries on Saturday, February 19th and then statewide on Saturday, February 26th.
“Zwickelmania® has been a staple event for the Guild for over a decade and we are very excited to be able to transition back to in-person this year,” shared Christina LaRue, Executive Director of the Oregon Brewers Guild. “We made the pivot last year to an online platform, offering virtual brewery tours and panel discussions with brewers via Zoom and social media. Our members are looking forward to being able to offer guests an in-person experience and will be ensuring the safety of the public, as well as their teams is a top priority.”

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Hell or high water… SF Beer Week Returns

The world’s most cherished craft beer celebration returns…
SF Beer Week – Feb. 11-20
SAVE THE DATES
Sure, there’s uncertainty in the world — but one thing is for sure, SF Beer Week is returning in 2022!
Advance listings and the Week’s initial schedule launch in January, when tasting boxes, ticketed offerings, Valentine gift ideas and similar on-demand offerings help set the table for a festive 2022 SF Beer Week. Mix in the Winter Olympics, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Black History Month and a BOATLOAD of special releases, and you know, now matter if in person or on demand, it’s going to be a great time.
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SF Bay Area – Reviving Community with Brewer Weekends

Bay Area Brewers Guild
Hard to fathom fall is here and the majority of 2021 is behind us. Hopefully a summer of hunkering down means better days ahead, and for us at the Bay Area Brewers Guild, we’d like to help bring back community by spotlighting five Bay Area regions — one for each weekend of October.

We’re kicking things off this weekend in the North Bay, where brewers often work hand-in-hand with local farms and use local ingredients, like fresh picked hops for wet-hopped beers. Along with highlighting those releases, other seasonal favorites (Oktoberfest, anyone?), plus fall brewery events, food & beer pairings, and a new brewery opening are all in the mix this weekend.
Collectively, these Brewer Weekends are meant as reminders there’s nearly always something special, fun or new at your neighborhood brewery every weekend, to enjoy safely on-site or grab and go.
They’re also intended as teasers for 2022, when we hope to finally hold these ‘beer week’ style occasions in their fuller glory, five dotted throughout the calendar, and do proper justice to each region’s unique and vibrant craft beer scene.
Until then, enjoy this impromptu 5-weekend October surprise, and help support and appreciate the neighborhood breweries who so often bring us together.
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Portland Fresh Hops Festival Needs Volunteers!


Portland Fresh Hops Festival Needs Your Help!
The Oregon Brewers Guild’s 17th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival will be returning in-person this October 1st and 2nd and we are in need of additional volunteers to help out for the following shifts:
Friday, 10/1 3pm-close: Beer Servers, Check-in
Saturday, 10/2 3pm-close: Beer Servers, Check-in
All volunteers must be 21 or older and FULLY VACCINATED to participate.
Volunteer form