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Portland Cider Co. invites neighbors to contribute backyard apples & fruits for a community cider

Portland Cider Co. has kicked off its fourth annual Community Cider program, which features a cider made with 100% recycled backyard apples and fruit from neighborhoods in the Portland Metro area. The ciderhouse is calling upon the community to donate its fallen and unwanted backyard apples, as well as other fruits and berries, to hand-press into a community cider to support Hunger Free Oregon; 100% of the net proceeds of the cider sales will be donated to the charity.
Via – Portland Cider Co. FB

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St. Louis Craft Beer Week Begins Next Week

Things are gonna get festive when the St. Louis craft beer scene is celebrated July 26 through August 3. Those 9 days are a celebration of the city’s brewing past and present. The annual event, in its eleventh year, was started in 2009 by St. Louis beer enthusiast Mike Sweeney as a way to honor the city’s significant role in the history of beer in the United States and to showcase the city’s thriving craft beer scene. St. Louis Craft Beer Week kicks off with the 2019 St. Louis Brewer’s Picnic at 10th and Locust streets downtown.
Via Riverfront Times

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How does beer get skunky and how to prevent it.

In case you’ve never experienced it…A skunked beer tastes about as good as a skunk smells. What makes a beer skunky? Experts say skunkiness in beer is not caused by heat, but by light. Skunky beer is often called lightstruck beer, which sounds milder than the actual result. So how does light make beer skunky and how can you prevent your suds from becoming slug bait?
Via Chowhound

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America’s 10 Best Beer Festivals

Looking for an ultimate beer-tasting experience? Try hitting one of the country’s top beer festivals, where attendees often get the chance to taste rare beers from heavy hitters and hyped breweries while chatting with the brewers who made them.

Not sure where to start? Check out this list of the best beer fests in America.
Via Gear Patrol

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Does Drinking Beer Cause More Mosquitoes Bites?

Ask Adam: Do People Who Drink Beer Get Bitten by Mosquitoes More?
Q – I’ve heard that if I drink beer I am more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes. Is that true?
Adam – Yes, but that’s not the half of it. As it turns out, all alcohol consumption will make you more susceptible to getting bitten, not just beer.
Via Vinepair

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Southern California’s Most Exclusive Beer Festival – A Behind-The-Scenes Look

Meet the king of collabs Kyle Harrop. Way back in the day, Harrop’s first release was Great Maple, a Maple Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Even before it was released, Harrop’s reputation had earned the beer looks from beer media, and people were excited and trying to get their hands on his product. Great Maple was an absolute hit, and was followed by Boss Tycoon, Harrop’s collaboration with J. Wakefield Brewing, and Frenched Toast, his collab with Great Notion Brewing. Harrop became beer famous. “The success of the collabs started the phones,” Harrop said. Other brewers wanted to collaborate, and consumers wanted to know where they could get his beer.
Via Forbes

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Craft Beer from CNM Brew Program on tap at Albuquerque Brewery

CNM’s brewing program students are getting hands-on experience at a Sidetrack Brewery. It’s time for the public to taste their creations two years in the making.
From classroom to the taproom. It’s been three years since CNM’s brewery program began, the public will now get a taste of their hard work. “Honestly, I would love to see the public open up their taste to more styles of beer,” Nicolas Corominas, a CNM graduate, said.
VIA KRQE

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UK – Camden Town Brewery builds vertical strawberry Farm

London’s Camden Town Brewery has has launched what it’s called “the UK’s first brewery-based urban vertical farm”.
Teaming up with Rootlabs, who construct urban farms, and sister company to GrowUp Community Farms, the companies champion the use of vertical farming, a method of planting that both saves space and uses 90% less water than traditional techniques.
The initial strawberry crop will be used to brew Camden’s seasonal Strawberry Hells Forever beer.
The brewer will donate 20p from every can of Strawberry Hells sold to GrowUp Community Farms to help support their mission.
Via The Drinks Business

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Oregon Cider Week kicks off June 20th!

Apples, Apples Everywhere! Cider Makers across Oregon prepare to pour!

Oregon Cider Week runs from June 20th-30th, (yes that’s more than a week but nobody’s complaining)
Oregon Cider Makers and cider bars across the state will be sharing a cascades of ciders at events across the state.
Want to have your very own Oregon Cider Week at home? Do a cider tasting in the woods on your next camping trip?

Get the full Oregon Cider Week Calendar at Oregonciderweek.com!

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Robotic treasure recovery planned for century-old buried Champagne storage room

Due to serious risk to human life, robot recovery is planned for reaching a possible stash of over 1 million bottles of Champagne trapped beneath Pol Roger’s cellars since structural collapse in 1900.
In February last year, using sonar technology, Pol Roger unearthed 26 bottles of intact Champagne, which are believed to come from the 1898 vintage.
Pol Roger reported that they are potable, with the corks still in tact.
Via: The Drinks Business

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OREGON – Zwickelmania celebrates 11th year

Zwickelmania celebrates 11th annual event, participating breweries to sell limited-release statewide collaboration beer
Event kicks off Feb. 16 in the Portland Metro area, and continues Feb. 23 across the rest of the state.

Over a decade ago, three-dozen Oregon breweries opened their doors on a Saturday in February for the first-ever Zwickelmania, a free statewide craft beer celebration that allowed visitors to tour Oregon breweries, meet the brewers and sample beers. About 4,000 craft beer fans took part in the inaugural event, which was designed as a way to promote Oregon’s craft beers and the brewers who make them.

Via: OregonCraftBeer.org

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World’s Biggest Pub Quiz attracts close to 1,000 pubs – and counting!

Fundraising packs for the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz will be arriving over the next few weeks at the 970 pubs, bars and clubs across the UK who have already registered for this popular event, running between 3-7 March.

Organisers PubAid are urging more licensees to sign up now for the quiz, which is completely free of charge and offers a great way to attract customers into the pub, as well as supporting charities, including official charity partner Prostate Cancer UK. Pubs who register will receive a fundraising pack containing two sets of quiz questions, posters and social media assets to encourage customers to come along and join in. To sign up, visit: www.worldsbiggestquiz.pubaid.com.

Via www.beerguild.co.uk

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The Best Stocking Stuffers for Craft Beer Fans

Fun socks! Candy! Chapstick! Boxers! (Briefs?) All of life’s simplest pleasures reside in those stockings hung by the chimney with care. Corkscrews, bottle openers, and maybe a book or two are all safe bets for a stocking stuffer. But, we wanted to get a little creative with these ones. Here are our favorite stocking stuffers […]

Via www.hopculture.com