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Popularity forces Bent Shovel to seek new digs for taproom

Popularity forces Bent Shovel to seek new rural Clackamas County taproom
Bent Shovel Brewing, a small, family-operated brewery started four years ago in rural Clackamas County, has grown to the point of being forced to shut down its retail operation because too many vehicles are traveling to its popular red-barn taproom.
Via Oregon Live

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Why Utah liquor stores will dump cases of beer down the drain Halloween night

At Midnight, Halloween night, any beer that remains on liquor store shelves — and is 5% alcohol by volume or less — will be poured down the drain. Unless consumers get there first to buy a six-pack or three — probably at a bargain price.
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it has no choice but to “destroy” the unsold brews after Nov. 1, when a new law takes effect changing where beer with an alcohol level up to 5% ABV is sold.
Via Salt Lake Tribune

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Detroit Fall Beer Festival has a record number of breweries this year

A record 130 Michigan breweries will gather Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at the historic Eastern Market in downtown Detroit for the 11th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival presented by the Michigan Brewers Guild. Collectively, this group of breweries will offer up more than 850 different beers for sampling.
Via Michigan Beer

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The History of Beer Is the History of the World

Homer Simpson sez “beer is the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems”. Some scientists claim beer may be the origin of civilization as we know it. The first civilizations emerged along the great river valleys of the then known world: the Tigris and Euphrates, the Ganges and Indus, the Yangtze and Yellow.
Via Outside Magazine

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Portland Cider Co. releases Fruit Forward Community Cider

Portland Cider Co. asked Portland-area neighbors to recycle their fallen and unwanted backyard fruit this summer, and the community responded in a big way. Portland Cider Co. collected over 400 bushels –– or 16,000 lbs –– of apples, plus fruits and berries. As a result of the generosity, Portland Cider has made a record quantity of its annual Fruit Forward Community Cider.
Portland Cider Co. will release its Fruit Forward Community Cider on October 19 at its Clackamas Pub & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg F. The company has pledged to donate 100% of the net proceeds of sales of this community cider to Hunger-Free Schools, a program of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon that works to ensure students of all ages and levels have enough to eat.
Via Portland Cider Co.
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Portland Fresh Hops Festival kicks off Friday night

Portland Fresh Hops Festival
It’s nearly here! Fresh Hops Fest kicks off tomorrow night. There are still limited tickets left for Friday night, but we’re getting close to our cap! Or stop by Saturday. We’re around from noon-8 p.m. with a kids area (noon-5), live music, food trucks and more. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!
WHAT: 16th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival. The beer list is almost finalized. Check out our working list here. We’ll have food from Urban German and other vendors.
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28
WHERE: Oaks Amusement Park
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.

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Inaugural Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week

Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week Shines a Spotlight on Broward Brews
The 1st Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week is scheduled to kick off Sunday, September 15 and run to the 22nd.
The week of tastings and festivities begins with a brewery crawl and the Beer & Body Craft Beer Girls meetup. Tuesday, September 17, a craft beer-and-cheese pairing takes place at Fat Tap Beer Bar & Eatery, followed two days later by a SoFar Sounds session. The seven-day celebration will conclude Sunday, September 22, with Blowouts, Brews, & Drag at Hair Circus in Fort Lauderdale.

Via – New Times

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