From The New School
December 12th, 2022 would have been the 62nd birthday of the late, great, Jim Parker. Jim Parker was a storyteller, great beer ambassador, and a lovely human who was one of the last great publicans. His life and legacy goes hand in hand with the emergence of craft beer as a cultural force, and his wisdom and friendship touched and inspired innumerable people in the industry to follow this passion project.
Read more of this excellent article on The New School
Consensus Digital Media presents episode #10 of Made in America: Glass Half Full, featuring craft breweries across America. These breweries are pioneering sustainable, innovative business practices that better their communities and the world – while making great beer!
This episode spotlights Great Lakes Brewing Company’s founding brothers, whose love of fresh, local beer inspired them to revitalize the Cleveland brewing industry. Brothers Pat and Dan Conway founded Great Lakes Brewing Company, the first microbrewery in Ohio. After dozens of local breweries closed across the state, the Conway brothers saw untapped potential for bold, flavorful beers â€“ leading to Great Lakes Brewing Company.
Watch it Here!
Tickets are now on sale for a special event at Foggy Noggin Brewing in Bothell. Ron Pattinson is a revered historian and author. He returns to Foggy Noggin Brewing on Saturday, July 24th for another beer tasting and discussion about beer history. This is the third time Ron has visited Foggy Noggin for such an event â€” the previous two events sold out.
The event includes a guided tasting and history lesson involving six historical British beer styles.
Youâ€™ll find more information about the event and tickets on the Washington Beer Blog
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)
What is OHBA?
Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, established in 2013, is the first in the U.S. dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing materials that tell the story of Northwest brewing. We focus on materials related the regional hops and barley farming, craft and home brewing, cider, mead, and the OSU research that dates to the 1890s.
Explore the History of Oregon Hops Here
MEET THE MOST UNLIKELY BEER MAKER IN NORTH AMERICA
SPENCER, Mass.â€”Father Isaac Keeley knew nothing about beer. He was a 59-year-old Trappist monk who rose daily at 2:30 a.m. to pray for most of the next four hours. Yet there he was, at a local public house in 2009, discussing plans for the brewery he would build on the 2,000 cloistered acres of Saint Josephâ€™s Abbey in central Massachusetts.
The talks were interrupted by the arrival of a round of cold ones for the table, further unsettling Father Isaac. He sipped hesitantly from the large, sweating glass.
â€œIt was delicious,â€ he recalls. â€œI asked, â€˜Is this really beer?â€™â€
Read the rest of this great piece at https://news.northeastern.edu/2022/01/26/spencer-brewery-trappist-monk/
It seems that every town in the southern German state of Bavaria â€” no matter how small â€” 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
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 youâ€™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 announcementâ€¦â€¦
On Saturday, proprietor Chris Black announced that the Falling Rock was closing after 24 years.
Read More Via ProBrewer.com
A Short History of Manhattanâ€™s Forgotten First Wave of Brewpubs
â€œIâ€™ve lived in lower Manhattan my entire adult life,â€ says Torch & Crown co-founder John Dantzler. â€œBut there wasnâ€™t anyone making the beer here that I wanted to drink. Itâ€™s a major discrepancy that weâ€™re in the most densely populated part of the country and there isnâ€™t a brewery built to serve the community.â€ That wasnâ€™t always the case, however, by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, Manhattan used to be a hotbed for brewing operations. Especially in the â€˜80s and â€˜90s.
Read More Via VinePair
The former Brussels stock exchange building is being renovated this summer, the upper two floors will be converted into a beer museum due to open in 2023.
Via The Drinks Business
Milwaukee-based Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was America’s top brewer through the first half of the 20th century. Their flagship beer, Schlitz, â€œthe beer that made Milwaukee famous,â€ an iconic American-style lager.
Then, through a series of bad business decisions, including a disastrous ad campaign, dubbed the â€œDrink Schlitz or Iâ€™ll kill youâ€ campaign, led to the downfall of Americaâ€™s biggest beer brand. It’s known as the â€œSchlitz mistake.â€
The Secret History of Presidents and Beer
Americans love leaders who look like someone theyâ€™d get a beer with â€” no matter how ambiguous that description is.
When Anthony Bourdain sat down with President Barack Obama for dinner and a beer in 2016, the President shared he rarely slips out of the White House for a beer he had something better…White House homebrew.
An Alternative History of Chicha, the Ancient Peruvian Corn Beer (Not) Made With Human Saliva
Chicha de jora, or â€œchichaâ€, is a corn-based brew originating in southern Peru. Ancient in origin, found on street corners and in municipal markets in the Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia. There vendors pour it in repurposed plastic soda bottles to go, or ladle it into pint glasses for passersby to guzzle on the sidewalk.
A long, unsteady pour: San Diegoâ€™s checkered beer history
In San Diego beer, some of yesterdayâ€™s booming successes are todayâ€™s forgotten footnotes. The Union-Tribuneâ€™s research manager, Merrie Monteagudo recently forwarded two 1874 photos of downtown San Diego. Our beer history has been a long, unsteady pour.
Via San Diego Union Tribune
After 25 years, Bear Republic Brewing Company plans to close its original brewpub location in Healdsburg, CA on November 22.
The other two locations, a main brewhouse in Cloverdale and a brewpub in Rohnert Park, will remain open.