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Thieves steal beer that was barrel ageing underwater

Three breweries based in Mar del Plata in Argentina have been left mystified after barrels containing 600 litres of beer were stolen from an underwater shipwreck where they were being aged for several months. As reported by local news site La Capital, breweries Heller, La Paloma and Baum had teamed up with the Thalassa Diving School in order to carry out an underwater beer ageing project.
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Beer Spa Opens in Denver

The Beer Spa by Snug, a “wellness spa offering therapeutic beer bath treatments” has opened its doors in Denver, Colorado. The spa includes four private beer therapy rooms and a high-tech relaxation lounge, alongside a ten-tap self-pour taproom. Each therapy room features a cedar hot tub for hops, barley, and herb-infused hydrotherapy treatments, as well as an infrared sauna, rain shower, and relaxation deck.
Via ProBewer.com

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Free Beer & Dessert Tasting Webinar 12/17

Siebel Holiday Special – Beer & Dessert Tasting
By Lallemand Brewing
Siebel’s Holiday Special:

Beer and Dessert Pairing Event

Join and help us bring that extra special cheers at our holiday celebration live event. You are highly encouraged to eat and drink with us to experience the balance of harmonizing beer and desserts. Here is our lineup and suggestion for beer and dessert options:

Special Guest: John Mallet
Bell’s Lager of the Lakes + Pistachio Gelato
Beer Substitutes: Pilsner Urquell, Raderberger Pilsner, Konig Pilsner, Kromacher Pils

Special Guest: Josh Deth
Revolution Brewing Fistmas + Carrot Cake
Beer Substitutes: Gouden Carolus Noel Christmas Ale, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Anchor Christmas Ale

Special Guest: Mike Siegel
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout + Chocolate Lava Cake
Beer Substitutes: North Coast Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin, Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.

For additional information, visit our Facebook live event page.
Cheers and Happy Holidays,

The Siebel Institute of Technology team.
*17th of December at:
11:30 pm Paris
5:30 pm NYC
9:30 am Sydney (+1 day)

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How this brewer’s cancer diagnosis inspired his incredible thirst for life

Chicago native Jonny Coffman was working his way up in the bar industry, from bartender to brand ambassador for Goose Island Brewery, when he received a stage 3 melanoma diagnosis and was given 3-5 years to live. Instead of giving up, he put his strength and senses on full display.
Video Via NBC Today Show – Beer ambassador survives stage 3 cancer — and has a brew made in his honor

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Customers buy entire beer stock to save bar

THE GOOD STUFF
A bar was struggling. Customers bought all its beer stock to keep it in business
(CNN) — A Toronto bar owner says her business will survive the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the loyal customers who bought up her entire beer stock, giving her a desperately needed cash boost.
Abra Shiner opened her bar, Swan Dive, five years ago in the Brockton Village neighborhood of Toronto, Canada. After Covid-19 restrictions forced her to shut the doors, Shiner decided to ask her community for help via Facebook.
“We were blowing through our savings and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pay rent towards the end of the month,” Shiner told CNN. “So, I wrote on Facebook asking people to come buy the beer we had in our stock room … and it worked. The post went viral.”
Read More Via CNN

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Museum of Beer – Online Exhibit opens this month

Brew: Museum of Beer to open online exhibit this month
Remember Brew: The Museum of Beer? It was going to be a national attraction here in Pittsburgh.
That was in August of 2016, and the folks behind the effort acknowledged that they had a lot of work to do. About two years later, the project’s principals were awarded a $59,700 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to start with an exhibit in a Downtown storefront, but that effort never found a home for reasons including COVID-19’s arrival in the spring.
Brew founder Joe McAllister says that later this month, the exhibit will launch online, a move OK’d by the PLCB and inspired, as he put it, “by the creativity and perseverance of the region’s breweries and restaurants.”
The exhibit, “The Story of Beer in Pennsylvania,” tells that story from Penn’s Colony to the present, with video interviews of brewers, historians, collectors and craft beer pioneers such as brewer Carol Stoudt. Viewers can click on points on a timeline and watch more in a gallery.
Read More Via Post Gazette

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NY: Sudstainable solutions to our Aleing Infrastructure

Beer tasting & screening: Sudstainable solutions to our Aleing Infrastructure
WHEN: November 12, 2020: 7:00PM to 8:45PM
WHERE: Online
TO ATTEND: RSVP
Join in virtual celebration with the Lower Hudson Partnership as we raise a pint to the water quality stewards who fuel our community monitoring programs, and dig into the world of green infrastructure.
This screening will kick off with a tasting and toast of beers from partnering Gun Hill Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewery followed by the screening of film portions from Water Blues, Green Solutions and Stormwater Pollution & Green Infrastructure. The segments of the films highlight the question of how communities have successfully implemented green infrastructure.

Via Riverkeeper

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Miller Lite launches Beer Can with TV Antenna


Initially words failed Me…”Miller Lite launches beer can with TV antenna”
I wasn’t really sure how to respond to this “beer innovation”
Not since the “Turn your beer bottle into glassware” (birthed by the Jelly glass movement of the 60’s of course) has such out of the box thinking been launched on an unsuspecting populace. My question is, do I have to drink the beer to use it?
Actually its not just any can, and you have to sign up to win this little gem so you can proudly display it, along with your other major awards, for all your friends to see.
Find out more Via The Drinks Business

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Mozart’s Favorite Beer, Resurrected in Denver

Mozart’s Favorite Summer Beer, Lost for 100 Years, Is Resurrected in Denver
Via Vinepair
I’m told fans of historic beer styles have been waiting a long time for the return of Horner Bier. Sure, why not, I’m always ready to try something new and this has a great back story.
Seedstock Brewery has resuscitated Horner Bier, which can now join the ranks of German styles like Merseburger, Broyhan, and Berliner Braunbier. Andreas Krennmair, author of a book on how to brew forgotten Old World beer styles, says he hasn’t yet seen a commercial version of Horner beer. “It seems to be a beer style that sounds interesting and unusual, but at the same time is probably too strange for brewers to even attempt to brew it,” Krennmair says.
Really? Has he seen the American Craft Beer market? Voodoo Donut? Oyster Stout? Beard Beer? Need I go on? If this is too strange I’ve got to try it.

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That’ll Do It! Electric Fence Used to Maintain Social Distancing

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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