Cincy Winter Beerfest returns March 6 and 7 at the Duke Energy Convention Center with beer from more than 130 breweries around the country.
The two-night celebration will feature more than 400 local, regional and hard-to-find craft beers from breweries including Madtree Brewing, Fretboard Brewing Company, Taft’s Brewing Co. and Braxton Brewing Co.
10th Annual Alaska Beer Week
Jan 24-Feb 2 2020
A 10 day celebration of Alaska’s Finest Craft Brewers
Here’s a list of dinners, pairings and parties coming to Anchorage!
Zwickelmania celebrates its 12th year this Saturday, Feb. 15 in Portland, and statewide on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Zwickelmania is a statewide celebration of the Oregon craft beer scene. More than 100 breweries across the state open their doors for tours, tastings, meet-the-brewer sessions, and, of course, free samples.
This free event runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturdays.
This year, Zwickelmania will run concurrently with Oregon Craft Beer Month. This month-long celebration will include tap takeovers, beer festivals, panel discussions and more. Stay tuned for details!
Visit OregonCraftBeer.org/Zwickelmania for a regularly updated list of participating breweries.
It’s the kick off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a multi-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.
Bay Area Brewers Bringing It Feb. 7…
The brewery list for the SF Beer Week Opening Gala is live!
Via SF Beerweek
Let’s make a beer! The Oregonian/OregonLive and Labrewatory collaborate on #FakeBrews IPA
Ever wondered what it’s like to make a beer?
Yeah, me too. So, I’m going to do just that.
I figured if I’m going to write about and critique beer and breweries, I should have a hands-on understanding of the process, its complexities and its challenges. And I figured readers might want to know how it’s all done, too.
So I reached out to Nick Herrera, the head brewer at North Portland’s Labrewatory to see if he’d be willing to pair up with The Oregonian/OregonLive and do a beer collaboration – an endeavor I know very little about.
One Utah brewery has started the new year in the plus column for community karma points by making a noble donation to a local elementary school. Throughout December, Toasted Barrel asked patrons at its tasting room to donate to the cause. On Thursday, Salt Lake City’s Toasted Barrel Brewery donated $1,300 to the nearby Washington Elementary School to pay off student lunch debt.
Get a Sneak Peek Inside a Legendary Amaro Distillery
“This is the magic behind Amaro Montenegro — starting from something disgusting and getting something beautiful,” Matteo Bonoli says, gazing at a beaker of dark, viscous liquid in his hand. The aroma is complex, syrupy, and redolent of molasses.
Four Reasons Your Homebrew Tastes Like Homebrew (and How to Prevent It)
The best part of being a homebrewer is sharing your beer. But, if you’ve noticed your friends don’t finish their pints, or give it a generic, “It’s good!” for feedback, you may be making one of these very common mistakes. Here are four reasons your homebrew might be subpar, and what you can do about it.
What could possibly be better than a blend of beer and song? Enter Beer Choir Twin Cities, a chapter of the national Beer Choir Movement that pairs local beer and breweries with the impossible enthusiasm of song.
Via Twin Cities PBS
After getting frustrated when a recipe merely called for “beer” in the ingredient list, U.K. food writer Melissa Cole spent the next decade digging into the hows and whys of cooking with beer, not just any beer, but the nuanced craft beers that so many Brits and Americans are drinking these days.
Via the Savannah Morning News
An Alternative History of Chicha, the Ancient Peruvian Corn Beer (Not) Made With Human Saliva
Chicha de jora, or “chicha”, is a corn-based brew originating in southern Peru. Ancient in origin, found on street corners and in municipal markets in the Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia. There vendors pour it in repurposed plastic soda bottles to go, or ladle it into pint glasses for passersby to guzzle on the sidewalk.
In early 2019, Andre Meunier started a tour of Portland breweries with two goals.
One, get to know the Portland beer scene more deeply to strengthen his coverage of it. And two, provide a comprehensive resource for craft-beer enthusiasts for where to go and what to try.
Via The Oregonian/OregonLive
To celebrate the launch of its new pale ale called Ice Breaker, UK brewery Greene King installed an igloo with lickable frozen beer blocks in London’s Southwark.
Via the Drinks Business
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.
Via Falconer Foundation
Top beer lists are inherently personal—this one is no exception.
There are now around 8,000 breweries in America, many of which release multiple new beers every weekend…