The brewpub industry in Southwest Ohio is overflowing – it has increased eight-fold in the past eight years.
The Ohio Craft Brewers Association reported in 2018 that craft brewers contributed a $967 million and 8,300 jobs to the Ohio economy. In 2011 there were 45 independent breweries in Ohio, now there are more than 300. Greater Cincinnati is home to 55 of them.
Via Local 12
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
The 32nd annual Oregon Brewers Festival will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27, 2019 (note: the festival is NOT open on Sunday this year).
OBF is packed with great events
7/24 – I Love A Parade! Following the Oregon Brewers Brunch is the Oregon Brewers Parade, which starts on Wednesday, July 24, at 11am and is open to all ages. You do NOT need a ticket to walk in the parade. Up to 500 beer lovers will walk from Ecliptic Brewing (825 N Cook St) to the grounds of the Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Please be prepared, as this will be the farthest distance we’ve ever traveled for the parade. (About 2.5 miles)
Read more about OBF Events and the Fifteenth Annual Sasquatch BrewAm Golf Tournament Friday, (July 26)
New breweries opening soon in Mobile, Alabama – It’s a region that doesn’t get a lot of beer-press. Here’s a look at what’s new and what’s next for the brewing industry in coastal Alabama.
Craft Beer Week, Beer Obstacle Course, & MT Brew Fest all During BeerNow19 – Great Falls Craft Beer Week featuring Mighty Mo Brewing Co., Jeremiah Johnson Brewing, and Black Eagle Brewery seems to be a natural for the first Beer Obstacle Course I’ve ever heard of.
The kick-off event to Craft Beer Week is a fun, but challenging Beer Obstacle Course. Local gyms, climbing centers, and even furniture stores provide the obstacles and we provide the “hydration stations” between the obstacles. Attendee’s get to have a taste of some local beer to help get them through the course while the “spectator section” enjoys live music, food, and a selection of local brews as well.
Check out the events at their website www.gfcraftbeerweek.com.
In case you missed it a couple of weeks ago, we announced that after 26 years we are discontinuing the monthly Real Beer news mailing list.
Instead, we’ll be focusing all our attention on the industry side of our favorite industry. Time flies, and only recently did we stop to realize is has been almost 22 years since we launched ProBrewer.com, first calling it the Professional Brewers’ Page. There were only 1,100 craft breweries at the time, a lot less used equipment, a lot fewer brewers looking for jobs. Nobody talked about canning lines, Cryo hops, or glitter beer.
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