Oregon’s Largest Fresh Hops Festival Returns In-Person, Vaccinations Required
The Oregon Brewers Guild’s 17th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Festival will be returning in-person this October, albeit a bit different than
previous years. The event, which has been held previously at the Oaks Park Amusement Park, will be moving to the Glendoveer Golf &
Tennis driving range, with food options provided by Von Ebert Brewing. The event will be held on October 1st and 2nd.
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Support America’s small and independent craft breweries through on-premise purchases
The 15th annual American Craft Beer Week returns May 10-16. The national beer holiday, hosted by the Brewers Association (BA) – the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers – encourages beer lovers to visit their local taprooms, brewpubs, and breweries to purchase beer, whether for on-premise enjoyment, to-go, or delivery.
May 10-16, 2021
At local independent craft breweries to support American Craft Beer Week.
Following a tumultuous year with on-premise sales dropping double digits, this year’s holiday honors the creativity, community, and resiliency of America’s small and independent craft breweries by reminding beer lovers that “local beer is better.” As loyal community supporters, many craft breweries responded quickly to the pandemic by producing hand sanitizer for local first responders and collaborating to raise funds for frontline and hospitality workers. Of legal drinking age adults in the U.S., 85% live within 10 miles of a brewery, and craft breweries serve as community gathering places and job creators – providing more than 138,000 direct full and part-time jobs in 2020.
Yakima Chief Hops Releases 4th Annual Pink Boots Blend in Support of Women in Brewing
Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% farmer owned global hop supplier, has announced the release of their 4th Annual Pink Boots Blend alongside Pink Boots Society, an international non-profit supporting women in beer as well as fermentable and alcoholic beverages.
Since 2017, Yakima Chief Hops and Pink Boots Society (PBS) have partnered to create an annual hop blend that empowers women in the brewing profession. The Pink Boots Blend is available to commercial and home brewers and a portion of the proceeds benefit the PBS scholarship funds.
** APPLY NOW FOR FALCONER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD **
In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.
The American Brewers Guild is now accepting applications for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation slot in the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January 17, 2021 through June 25, 2021 with the final week of onsite instruction in Middlebury, Vermont. The full application must be received no later than November 11, 2020. Note: This class is full except for this scholarship slot.
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Craft Brewing Hop Supplier Announces Free Virtual Harvest Experience Worldwide
YAKIMA, Wash., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a 100% farmer owned global hop supplier, will host a comprehensive virtual event for the entire month of September available for free and to the public, offering a behind the scenes look at hop harvest along with brewing seminars.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Untappd, the leading social media app for beer, today announced the rescheduled date of its second Untappd Beer Festival in Charlotte, NC. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new planned date for the festival is Saturday, April 24. The date is subject to change pending any updates to the phased reopening plan for North Carolina and broader COVID safety measures from the CDC. The festival, which was originally set to take place on May 16, 2020, will be held in the same venue, Bank of America Stadium. Attendees who purchased tickets to a session on the original scheduled date of Saturday, May 16, 2020 will automatically have their tickets honored for the same session on Saturday, April 24, 2021, and those who can no longer attend have the option to receive a refund.
Largest Rare Beer Auction in the World Goes Virtual, Raising
Hundreds of Thousands for Homeless Youth
Portland, Oregon- Brews for New Avenues will host its 9 th annual event virtually this
Saturday to raise vital funds for New Avenues for Youth, an organization that has been
working to end youth homelessness for 22 years. The “live” auction that runs from just
after midnight until 2pm will feature some of the rarest beers donated from breweries
from around the globe, including a 1994 Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, one of 200 bottles
produced. Other “live” items include a 3L of Bokke Oma, a 1.5L of de Garde & Tilquin
Avenue No. 4, and a 3L of our collaboration with Cantillon – Cuvée de l’Espérance. The
30-minute virtual program beginning at 1:30pm features guest appearances from
Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, de Garde, Upright, Tioga Sequoia, Great Notion, and Reverend
Nat’s Cider, among others.
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The CA Craft Brewers Association invites you to join us for the Craft Beer Summit Experience – an at-home tasting tour of CA Craft beer. The virtual tasting experience includes beer shipped directly to your door from 8 California breweries, a tasting kit with glassware and tasting notes, and access to video interviews with the brewers. This tasting experience is ONLY AVAILABLE TO CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS + YOU MUST BE 21+ over.
Press release from OBF:
Dear Friends of the Oregon Brewers Festival,
We are devastated to share that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Oregon Brewers Festival, originally scheduled for this July 22-25. This will be the first time in 33 years that the iconic July event will not take place.
This decision was not made lightly. At the onset of the COVID-19 virus, we were hopeful that the situation might resolve itself by late July. But the health and safety of our guests, vendors, staff and volunteers is our top priority, and we have decided the risk of holding the festival is too great. The Oregon Brewers Festival is attended by thousands of visitors from all over the world. The last thing we would want to do is hold an event that could contribute to the spread of the virus and potentially introduce a second wave of infections.
It’s important for us to make sure that when the festival returns next year, it does so in a way that’s safe and ensures our guests feel secure. We will spend this downtime carefully planning on how to hold a successful event in a post-pandemic world.
The Oregon Brewers Festival will return July 28-31, 2021. In the meantime, we urge you to support your local craft breweries and cider makers; place orders for curbside pickup or delivery and follow them on social media for the latest news on how to help. It has been estimated that up to 46% of craft breweries may be forced to close due to the pandemic. The Oregon Brewers Festival is a celebration of craft beer, and we need to make sure our breweries are still standing when this crisis has passed.
Until then, stay safe, be kind, and wash your hands. Cheers!
Founder Art Larrance and the entire Oregon Brewers Festival Team
Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
First of all, we hope you are healthy and sane in this time. Given the unique circumstances, we are extending the application deadline to May 15, 2020. So apply now for one of two awesome full-ride scholarships to Siebel Institute.
** LIVE YOUR DREAM – GO TO BEER SCHOOL AT SIEBEL INSTITUTE – APPLY NOW **
In collaboration with the Seibel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2020. The scholarships are full tuition grants and come with travel/lodging stipends – at this time, the plan is still for the campus course but this could change to the online course depending on circumstances.
Both scholarships are for the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago, November 9-20, 2020. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The course is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.
Applicants must be from the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. The scholarships are open to both homebrewers and professional brewers.
Note that the full application must be received no later than May 15, 2020.
Complete details and scholarship applications are available at https://siebelinstitute.com/about-us/studying-at-siebel/scholarships
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for professional and aspiring craft brewers to further their knowledge and expertise. The Falconer Foundation has granted 45 scholarships since 2004.
For more information on the Foundation please visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook.
FALCONER FOUNDATION OFFERING TWO CONCISE COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SIEBEL INSTITUTE — APPLY NOW
In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2020. The scholarships are full tuition grants and come with a travel/lodging stipends. Both scholarships are to the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology, a two-week intensive program at Siebel in Chicago in November 2020.
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News Release from Falconer Foundation
From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Annie Johnson of PicoBrew (Seattle, WA) has been named recipient of the 2020 American Brewers Guild scholarship. Annie will be attending ABG’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from January to June 2020. The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction in Middlebury, VT. The course covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance with a special emphasis on practical issues.
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Jeff and Lynda Parrish, co-owners of Portland Cider Co., have issued the following statement regarding the status of their company:
“There have been a number of craft brewery and cidery closures in the Portland area recently. While we feel for our industry friends, we want to go on record stating that Portland Cider Company is very much still in business, including our two taprooms in the Portland areas. Stories that have referenced the closure of “Portland Cider Companies”––meaning cider companies in the Portland area––have led to understandable confusion for our loyal fans, patrons and and accounts. Rest assured, six years after opening, Portland Cider Company is stronger than ever and grateful to be a part of Portland’s cider loving community. Thank you!”
Registration for Regional Beer Competition Opens on Monday, October 28th
Iron Hill is launching Brew with a Legend, a regional beer competition where homebrewers will vie for the opportunity to brew their signature recipe with craft beer pioneer and Iron Hill’s co-founder, Mark Edelson.
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Raise a glass to Canada’s world-class beer scene on the first Canadian Beer Day
Brewers and beer drinkers across Canada are raising a glass to recognize Canada’s world-class beer scene and brewing culture today.
Led by Beer Canada, today’s first annual Canadian Beer Day celebration, kicks off with a launch party at Great Western Brewing Company in Saskatoon. Delegates from Canada’s small and large breweries will gather with barley farmers, members of the beer supply chain and beer drinkers, to highlight the history and current contributions the beer industry has on Canada’s culture, economy and local communities.
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