This brewer is determined to make the world’s 2 best lagers in Biddeford
Brienne Allan, who accidentally started a movement after posting about sexism in the brewing industry, is starting fresh in Maine with her niche brewery, Sacred Profane, opening this month.
Young people turning away from alcohol is generally welcomed as a positive trend. But it’s bad news both for booze companies, and governments that are watching lucrative alcohol tax revenues dry up along with the populace.
Japan’s National Tax Agency is clearly concerned: It’s taking an unorthodox approach to try to get young Japanese adults to drink more, in an online contest dubbed Sake Viva!
The project asks young people to submit business plans to lure a new generation into going on the sauce, saying Japan’s sake, beer and liquor makers are facing challenges that the pandemic has made even worse. Contest runs against Japan’s non-drinking trend
Japan’s alcohol consumption has been in a downward arc since the 1990s, according to the country’s health ministry. In the past decade, the government adopted a sweeping plan to counter societal and health problems linked to alcohol, with a focus on reaching the relatively small portion of the population who were found to account for nearly 70% of Japan’s total alcohol consumption. Read More at NPR
Absolutely diabolical! Would you ever be able to stop drinking it?
Press release: Anspach & Hobday launches salt-flavored beer
We’re delighted to have partnered with South London based brewery, Anspach & Hobday for a unique collaboration in celebration of our 140th birthday.
The team at A&H, led by co-founders Jack Hobday and Paul Anspach, have been creating new wave, craft beer since 2013. Alongside their classic core range, they create pleasing experimental beers and bespoke collaborations, pouring quality into everything they do. This month sees the launch of their Sea Salt & Lime Gose brewed with Maldon Salt. Read all about it here
Singapore’s national water agency wants to educate people on water use through brews.
Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, has found a new way to raise awareness of its water conservation methods: beer, made from purified wastewater.
Made by brewery Brewerkz, NEWBrew is made from NEWater, upcycled from the city-state’s sewers, to educate Singaporeans on the importance of water recycling. The beer went on sale this past April.
“I seriously couldn’t tell this was made of toilet water,” beer buyer/drinker Chew Wei Lian told Bloomberg. “I don’t mind having it if it was in the fridge. I mean, it tastes just like beer, and I like beer.” Read the entire story here on FreeThink
The 33rd Oregon Brewers Festival returns after a two-year hiatus to Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon, July 28
through July 30, 2022. There are some important differences in this year’s festival, which I’ve included below, along with a few
Oregon’s longest-running brewfest will be three days long in 2022. This year, the festival has been downsized slightly to
accommodate the realities of 2022. High gas prices and challenges with airlines make travel more difficult, and more than half of
OBF’s attendees have historically come from outside the Portland area. The footprint of the fest is a little smaller, going from
the Morrison Bridge to Pine Street. Additionally, the parade is not happening this year, for reasons beyond our control. Despite
these differences, we anticipate this being one of the most lively OBFs yet, and all signs point to it being very well-attended. Read more and get advanced ticket package here
CA Craft Beer Week Returns This July
Launched to offset closures and Covid, regional craft leaders from the California Craft Brewers Association, Bay Area Brewers Guild, San Diego Brewers Guild, Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, Orange County Brewers Guild, Inland Empire Brewers Guild, Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, and Central Coast Brewers Guild are excited to bring back CA Craft Beer Week in 2022, July 15-24.
Dozens and dozens of events, tastings and other activities are happening — including a wave of California collaboration beers from breweries across the state headlined by those taking part in the official California Craft Brewers Collaboration — so start planning and check back often! Get the details here!
By JONATHAN SHIKES
Big Beer and small breweries have done their fair share of bickering over the years, on everything from tax breaks and supply-chain power to honesty in marketing, the meaning of independence and, yes, even pumpkin peach ales. There has been name-calling, along with lawsuits, temper tantrums and outright trolling. Read the rest and enjoy a good laugh at Westword
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Buoy Beer Company is asking for help in cleaning up Pacific Northwest beaches after debris was washed down the Columbia River and out to sea during a collapse at one of their warehouses. The reward? Free beer, of course.
“We appreciate the overwhelming support from our community and our craft beer friends. You all have been reaching out, asking how to help and we figured out one important step you can help us out with,” Buoy said in the Facebook post.
They say the best way for people to help them is by getting out on the coastline to clean up debris. Read the full story here
Big news in the brewing industry as it was announced last night that Sapporo USA will acquire Stone Brewing of San Diego, Calif.
Stone Distribution Co. which distributes many craft brands throughout Southern California will not be part of the deal and will remain an intendent company.
Sapporo is the largest selling Asian beer in the U.S. and Stone is the 18th largest brewing company in the country with annual production of 326,281 barrels in 2021. It is the second major acquisition of a U.S. craft brewery for Sapporo with the purchase of Anchor Brewing in 2017.
“This is the right next chapter for Stone Brewing,” said Greg Koch, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Stone Brewing in a press release. “For 26 years, our amazing team has worked tirelessly to brew beers that have set trends and redefined expectations. To have the interest of a company like Sapporo in continuing the Stone story is a testament to the great beers we’ve created and will continue to create for our fans across the globe.”
Sapporo will produce its Sapporo beers for U.S. distribution in Stone’s two breweries, in Escondido, California and Richmond, Virginia. Stone Brewing will continue to brew its beers at the two breweries, as well as operate its seven Tap Rooms and World Bistro & Gardens.
CA Craft Beer Week Returns and Independent Breweries Rally to Support Local Communities and the California Craft Beer Industry
The return of CA Craft Beer Week July 15-24 spotlights local, independent breweries, their contributions to reviving community, and a tasty statewide collaboration
SACRAMENTO — JUNE 22, 2022 — This July, the California Craft Brewers Association, regional California brewers guilds and hundreds of independent California craft breweries are collaborating to help revive local craft beer scenes hit hard by Covid, and rekindle community connections through a statewide collaboration beer release series, and the return of CA Craft Beer Week, July 15-24.
Bear Republic Brewing Company
IT’S IN THE CARDS
The latest release in our Tarot Series is here! Get your hands on our Summer Ale, The Sun.
When The Sun appears in a tarot reading, it represents success, abundance and strength. The Sun calls on you to express yourself authentically!
Order both ales in our tarot series below.
Tarot Series: The Sun
Feel The Sun’s warm energy radiate positivity into everything you do. Bring joy and happiness into every day and the earth will reward you with delicious beer, like our summer ale with aromas of fruity marmalade and lavender.
Tarot Series: The Fool Pale Ale
Life is one big experiment! Be like The Fool and live daring and carefree. Take a leap of faith toward new and unknown journeys just like our new pale ale, brewed bright and hoppy with Hopsteiner Lotus & Lemondrop.
The craft brewery industry in the Des Moines area just keeps growing. Now 21 breweries call the region home.
In 1996, Court Avenue Brewing Co. opened its doors and remains the oldest in the metro area. Confluence and Exile celebrate a decade in business in 2022, and others such as 515 Brewing and Fox Brewing have stuck around. Just in the past two years, newcomers such as Lua, Kinship and 1717 opened to expand the craft brewery footprint in central Iowa.
The region’s not done with breweries quite yet. The newest trend brings established breweries such as Toppling Goliath, Big Grove, SingleSpeed and Backpocket to the area with taprooms opening in the next year.
Here’s a guide to the Des Moines-area producers making their mark on the local beer scene, pulling pints and filling growlers for those ready to move past domestic liter lagers. Bonus: We included the bike trails nearest them. Find it all here on the The Des Moines Register