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
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
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.”
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.
More Info Here
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.
Read More Here
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.
Boston Beer Company’s 2021 release of its Sam Adams Utopias beer. Which at 28% abv, is illegal in 15 states.
Only launched every two years, Utopias is renowned for its complicated process of barrel-ageing and blending which gives the final product its complexity.
Sam Adams shares that some of the liquid has been aged nearly three decades in wooden Bourbon casks and, after multiple batches are blended, are aged in a total of 86 different barrels that previously held Madeira, Port and sherry. This year, Utopias has had part of the blend aged in Sauternes French oak wine casks as well.
Read More About This Extravagant and Expensive Barrel Aged Beer Here: https://www.samueladams.com/our-beers/specialty-beers/ale/utopias
It seems that every town in the southern German state of Bavaria — no matter how small — has a brewery, and beer is brewed by all sorts of people. And before you judge farmer Zausinger for his morning beer run, consider who he bought it from: Sister Doris Engelhard, a 72-year-old Franciscan nun. She claims to be the world’s last nun brewmeister, and woe unto anyone who would argue that title. Read or listen to more at NPR
Oregon’s Largest Fresh Hops Festival Returns In-Person, Vaccinations Required
The Oregon Brewers Guild’s 17th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival will be returning in-person this October, albeit a bit different than
previous years. The event, which has been held previously at the Oaks Park Amusement Park, will be moving to the Glendoveer Golf &
Tennis driving range, with food options provided by Von Ebert Brewing. The event will be held on October 1st and 2nd.
Event page –
An end to an era.
Raise your hand if you have been to the Falling Rock tap house in Denver.
Raise both hands if you have been to the Falling Rock and met up with old friends, met new friends, enjoyed an awesome beer you’ve never had before, sat outside on a warm evening under the stars, stood outside on a bitterly cold evening watching the snow fall, enjoyed some great live music, enjoyed some lousy live music, been downstairs in the crowded basement for a special event, watch Chris Black stand on a table to make an announcement……
On Saturday, proprietor Chris Black announced that the Falling Rock was closing after 24 years.
Read More Via ProBrewer.com
Support America’s small and independent craft breweries through on-premise purchases
The 15th annual American Craft Beer Week returns May 10-16. The national beer holiday, hosted by the Brewers Association (BA) – the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers – encourages beer lovers to visit their local taprooms, brewpubs, and breweries to purchase beer, whether for on-premise enjoyment, to-go, or delivery.
May 10-16, 2021
At local independent craft breweries to support American Craft Beer Week.
Following a tumultuous year with on-premise sales dropping double digits, this year’s holiday honors the creativity, community, and resiliency of America’s small and independent craft breweries by reminding beer lovers that “local beer is better.” As loyal community supporters, many craft breweries responded quickly to the pandemic by producing hand sanitizer for local first responders and collaborating to raise funds for frontline and hospitality workers. Of legal drinking age adults in the U.S., 85% live within 10 miles of a brewery, and craft breweries serve as community gathering places and job creators – providing more than 138,000 direct full and part-time jobs in 2020.
SIX OF THE BEST PODCASTS ABOUT BEER
Podcasts are a great way of gleaning information from the experts and tapping into your inner brewmaster, for free and on your own time.
** FALCONER FOUNDATION OFFERING TWO CONCISE COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SIEBEL INSTITUTE — APPLY NOW **
In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2021. The scholarships are full tuition grants and come with travel/lodging stipends.
Both scholarships are for the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago, November 1-12, 2021. 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 April 28, 2021.
More Here Via Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
ZEN AND THE ART OF BEER
BATTLE OF THE GUILDS
FROM FEB 8th TO THE 12th, WHITE LABS WILL MATCH OVERALL CONTRIBUTIONS!Make a donation and White Labs will match your gift!
**Total donations up to $700 will be matched.
Support your local brewers!