The Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest returns for it’s 8th year in 2023 at Portland’s “top food cart pod” the Prost! Marketplace on N. Mississippi Ave. The beer garden features ten food trucks and ten rotating taps. Each day of this 17 day fresh hop marathon will feature seasonal rare seasonal beers with special tappings nearly every day celebrating some of the best and brightest breweries and regions.
Can’d Aid’s Fishing with a Musician is back as we partner with renowned artists and fishing outfitters to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience. Fans can bid for a chance to enjoy a full-day of fishing with numerous americana, folk, rock and bluegrass musicians, followed by an unforgettable post-fishing pickin’ session.
The best part? Your winning bid will directly support Can’d Aid’s vital work in protecting waterways we love and cherish around the US while also providing musical instruments and lessons to deserving students in need.
New Avenues for Youth presents the 12th Annual Brews for New Avenues – a series of events celebrating craft beer and showcasing the social consciousness of the beer community.
Live Music Fans, festival goers, and supporters of the cause to end youth homelessness will find themselves at home in this event for the approachable price of $20.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
1 pm – Doors for VIP event; VIP silent auction
4 pm – Doors open for general admission event; Wall of Beer opens; GA silent auction begins, live music
5:30 pm – Live auction begins
7:45 pm – Last call
This year, international Guest Brewer 3 Fonteinen joins us from the Senne valley of Belgium, bringing with them highlights from their extensive catalog, past and present. Local favorite and long-time supporter Ruse Brewing will also be at this year’s event as a 2023 Guest Brewer celebrating their incredible beer in a wide spectrum of styles.
Tickets are available for our main event on Saturday, August 19th at Portland’s The Redd on Salmon Street. To purchase: https://newavenues.ejoinme.org/2023BrewsForNewAvenues
Leading up to this year’s event, Brews for New Avenues will also host an online auction available to the public with some rare finds. Follow @brews4newaves on Instagram for links to the auction.
Supporters interested in sponsorship or donating items to the auction should contact Lauren Eads at email@example.com or go to www.brewsfornewavenues.org for more information.
Deschutes Brewery is hosting the “Damn Tasty” beer festival in the beer garden located at the Simpson Avenue location in Bend, Oregon and they are in need of volunteers.
Saturday, July 15th from 1-5pm
12pm-3pm: Set-up and Pour Beer
3pm-6pm: Pour Beer and Tear-Down
All volunteers must be 21 or older.
OLCC Server permits are preferred, but not required to volunteer. We will have pre-shift meetings to go over OLCC regulations, as well as how to recognize and deal with very intoxicated persons (VIPs). If you do have an OLCC server permit, please have it with you for your shift.
If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who is, please click/share the link below to complete our online sign up form.
If you have any questions, please contact Christina LaRue.
PHILLY BIERFEST 2023 – LONG DELAYED 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATES PENNSYLVANIAâ€™S LEADERSHIP IN GERMAN-STYLE BREWING
PHILADELPHIA, PA â€“ The German Society of Pennsylvania is thrilled to announce that, after a 2-year hiatus, it will once again host a world-class beer tasting event on, Saturday Feb. 25th 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:30pm, showcasing Pennsylvaniaâ€™s German brewing heritage and this stateâ€™s leadership in the brewing of (and appreciation of) German-style lager beers. The long-delayed and hotly-anticipated 10th Annual Philly Bierfest will feature German-style beers from both Pennsylvania craft brewers and breweries in Germany, as well as rollicking entertainments and engaging educational opportunities to help Pennsylvanians learn to take pride in our centuries-long prowess in lager brewing. As always, this unique event also benefits and is presented in partnership with two additional non-profit organizations, the ferocious female athletes of Philly Roller Derby and the Brewers of Pennsylvania, a trade association that advocates for PA brewers and beer lovers and aims to foster a healthy, ethical, and growth-focused beer industry in our state.
GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION:
Date: Saturday February 25, 2023
Location: German Society of Pennsylvania â–ª 611 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia, PA 19123
Times: Main Event â€“ 2:00pm to 5:30pm [Media Passes Available on Request]
Exclusive VIP â€˜Early Accessâ€™ â€“ 1pm to 2:00pm [VIP Ticketholders only]
Ticket Info: https://german-society-of-pennsylvania.ticketleap.com/philly-bierfest-2023/?fbclid=IwAR04VHbx6tPIlQn772maolVfpnZKkaRbDO4NBpNeMtvYO61Q0PeUQKLotH0
A prominent Fort Collins nonprofit and one of the city’s most popular breweries recently teamed up to provide free laptops to low-income students at Front Range Community College.
The collaboration between the Rotary Club of Fort Collins (Breakfast) and New Belgium Brewing Co. delivered the first round of expected laptops to FRCC’s Larimer Campus in August, providing 10 used New Belgium laptops to students in need.
While a personal computer is commonly seen as a prerequisite for college attendees, “For many low-income families or students on their own, access to a laptop is out of reach,” said Rotary’s Derek Godfrey.
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YAKIMA, Wash., Oct. 18, 2022 â€“ Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% farmer-owned global hop supplier, is pleased to announce the pre-order opening of their 6th Annual Pink Boots Blend in partnership with Pink Boots Society (PBS). PBS is an international nonprofit with a mission to assist, inspire, and encourage women and non-binary individuals in the fermented and alcoholic beverage industry through education.
The Pink Boots Blend is an annual hop blend and part of YCHâ€™s commitment to empowering people within the craft beer industry. YCH and Pink Boots Society have worked together for the past six years to raise support for women and non-binary individuals, having generated over $500,000 in total scholarship funding through the Pink Boots Blend.
PBS members collaboratively select the blend, then a sign-up for pre-orders is opened for the craft brewing community interested in brewing a Pink Boots beer. A portion of the sales proceeds is contributed to the PBS scholarship fund. This helps provide educational opportunities to women and non-binary individuals in the industry.
The deadline to sign up is Dec. 31st, allowing time to ship and brew by International Womenâ€™s Day on March 8 when PBS hosts their Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day. Brewers are encouraged to register their Pink Boots Blend brew day and join the growing global craft beer industry tradition that inspires community, diversity, and empowerment.
20 Years of the National Brewing Library
An Oxford Brookes University public lecture event Wed 23rd Nov 2022
Start 5.00pm – exhibition tours
Talks from 6.00 pm – Professor Katherine Smart to compere
Pete Brown (30 minutes) – topic to be decided
Academics Victoria Ellis and Agnieszka Rydzik – Brewsters working in contemporary micro-brewing (30 minutes)
Break – beer and food (Tap Social, Little Ox Brew Co, Toad Distillery)
Roger Protz – Then and now- from Michael Jackson’s world beer guides to contemporary guides (30 minutes)
Adrian Tierney-Jones – The evolution of Brewing awards (30 minutes)
ProBrewer and the MJF have combined forces to help bring diversity to American brewhouses. And thanks to the generosity of Brooklyn Brewery, donations received through May 1st will be matched in full by the brewery, up to $100,000. Please help us make the most of this challenge grant by donating to the MJF in the run-up to this yearâ€™s BA Craft Brewerâ€™s Conference in Minneapolis.
Whatâ€™s this â€œchallenge grantâ€?
The Brooklyn Brewery has offered to fund a permanent endowment for the MJF with a dollar-for-dollar match on all donations made in the run-up to the Craft Brewerâ€™s Conference (May 2nd â€“ 5th, 2022). For every dollar you donate, Brooklyn Brewery will match your donation up to $100,000. This means that if you donate $25, the MJF receives $50; if you donate $2,500, the MJF gets $5k, etc. Itâ€™s really that simpleâ€¦ but itâ€™s a challenge grant, so we only get these funds if the industry steps up to support us. Weâ€™re especially grateful to ProBrewer for partnering with us on this amazing opportunity to double the value of your donation. We can only do this with the support of people like you!
A diverse, inclusive and equitable brewing industry is a healthy brewing industry, and itâ€™s what we all want to see. So please join ProBrewer and the MJF as we work with Brooklyn Brewery to help make this industry the kind of inviting place we always wanted it to be.
40 Breweries to Supply Suds for Beer Fest Benefitting Twisted Hippo Brewpub – Eater Chicago
Itâ€™s been more than three weeks since flames destroyed Twisted Hippo, an Albany Park brewpub cherished by its neighborhood, a welcoming place for families and friends, that invited people from many walks of life.
Community was at the center of the brewpubâ€™s mission since it opened in 2019, bringing much needed stability to a space that had turned into a revolving door for failed breweries. The commitment to the neighborhood helped Twisted Hippo thrive, and the way Marilee and Karl Rutherford went about their business was something other brewers noticed and admired.
Parts of the kitchen were the only items that survived the February 21 fire, says Michelle Foik, co-owner of Eris Brewery and Cider House. Sheâ€™s kept in contact with Twisted Hippo ownership. It was only this week that they were allowed to return to the site to collect anything that may still have value.
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The Oregon Brewers Guild has recently taken over management of the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival to be held in Bend on Saturday, March 5th. We are in need of volunteers for the following shifts:
12pm-5:30pm: Beer Servers, Check-in
4:30-10pm: Beer Servers, Check-in
All volunteers must be 21 or older and FULLY VACCINATED to participate.
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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, everyoneâ€™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 youâ€™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.
Move over monks: Belgian nuns join in on brewing tradition
A group of Belgian nuns has turned to beer brewing, an occupation undertaken by monks for centuries, to fund much needed renovation work.
Maredret Abbey in Belgium is a 20-strong Benedictine community, founded in 1893. The Abbeyâ€™s nuns, struggling to scrape together the funds for some much needed renovation work, turned to brewing to raise the money.
Maredret Abbey nuns teamed up with a brewer five years ago, in the hopes of producing some beer infused with some of their history and values, in order to fix the leaky roofs and cracked walls.
Abbey beers, where a brewer pays royalties to use the Abbey name, are common in Belgium. But until now only monks have been associated with these brews.
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A collaboration developed with veteran-owned Chula Vista Brewery of Chula Vista, California along with Best Defense Foundation, a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating veterans from past conflicts by preserving their stories and educating future generations about the heroism and sacrifices of those who have served.