Isaksen: Long Island’s growing craft beer market presents opportunities, risk
Nearly a decade since craft beer first hit mainstream popularity, the industry continues to grow steadily in New York State, with much of that growth coming from a buzzing Long Island craft beer scene.
The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the kick-off party for SF Beer Week.
Over 125 craft breweries from throughout the greater Bay Area will be pouring their best, priming the beer drinking public for the beer week to come!
February 7 at Pier 35 in San Francisco.
Get tickets now.
Four years after paying a billion dollars to buy Ballast Point Brewing, Constellation Brands has announced that they will sell the brewery to Kings & Convicts Brewing Co.
Space X prepares to launch AB InBev batch of barley into space today.
Via The Drinks Business
Victoria Beer Society releases schedule for 2020 beer week
The Victoria Beer Society announced its schedule for the annual 2020 Victoria Beer Week, unleashing nine days of beer-themed events and activities for local brew-enthusiasts.
Via Victoria News
Beer Lovers — Book One of These “Beercations” For Your Next Getaway
Are you in the mood to visit a brewery or two for your next vacation adventure? T&A has some ideas for destinations with plenty of craft breweries and other features that make for a worthy beercation. Several of these cities are known for their beer production, but there are a few up-and-coming beer cities on this list. With this bit of inspiration and a little planning, you’ll find your own favorite beercation destination.
Via Travel and Leisure
The Aussies turning their arvo beer into much-needed drought support
A group of beer drinkers at an RSL club in New South Wales came up with an idea: what if clubs throughout the state donated a few cents from every beer to their countrymen impacted by Australia’s crippling drought? It didn’t take long for “Litres for the Land Appeal” to catch on. And now it’s going national.
Each club through its drinkers is pouring money into the appeal which in turn is pouring water into remote farmhouse tanks so families on the land can enjoy the most basic convenience, to wash. It’s a simple gesture – a truckload of water is purchased and sent to a farm which has run dry. But it’s more than just a truck of water. It’s hope.
Ever seen a keg tree the size of a two-story house?
Wanna sit in Santa’s sleigh?
Well those are just some of the great attractions at pyramids second annual Keg Tree Lighting Party, happening this Saturday at the Alehouse.
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
Time: 5 – 9pm
Lighting Ceremony Starts: 6pm
Beer crafted by students in Kalamazoo Valley’s sustainable brewing program have consistently won prestigious brewing awards and now those brews can be sampled by the public. The college recently obtained the licensing to sell beer crafted by its students.
Via Yahoo Finance
Want insider Portland beer news delivered straight to your phone? The Oregonian’s beer guy is here for you
Is your first thought when you hit a new city: “What are the good breweries here?”
Andre Meunier, the Oregonian/OregonLive’s beer writer, is using this cool new service called Subtext to deliver beer news straight to your phone. Go here and sign up to get alerts from me about all things Portland and Oregon beer.
UK BREWER LAUNCHES APPRENTICESHIP TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY
Laine Brew Company, with over 60 bars and brewpubs in the UK, is rolling out a new brewing apprenticeship scheme to attract more people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds into the beer industry.
The apprenticeship was launched at south London pub The Four Thieves on Wednesday evening, at an event called the One for All Festival, which saw people employed in various areas of the brewing industry speak about their roles and how they got into their careers.
Via The Drinks Business
Less than two years after unmanageable debt and a bank foreclosure forced San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing to sell to a holding company, auction off its $20 million expansion brewery in Virginia Beach, close its Southern California barrel-aging facility, and pull beer distribution from 42 states to concentrate on its home and neighboring markets, the brewery that helped pioneer the industry-transforming west coast IPA style has quietly returned to the eastern seaboard. Via Forbes
A long, unsteady pour: San Diego’s checkered beer history
In San Diego beer, some of yesterday’s booming successes are today’s forgotten footnotes. The Union-Tribune’s research manager, Merrie Monteagudo recently forwarded two 1874 photos of downtown San Diego. Our beer history has been a long, unsteady pour.
Via San Diego Union Tribune
After a rough year, Bear Republic Brewing of Sonoma County looks toward a bullish 2020
The new year can’t come quickly enough for the Bear Republic who helped define Sonoma County as a craft beer capital. The last year has been rough on the Cloverdale company and many other craft breweries. Even for the brewery that has produced one of the legendary beers ever to come out of Sonoma County: Racer 5. Via The Press Democrat
North Bay brewery releases ‘F— PG&E’ beer, gets bombarded with 1-star Yelp reviews
Steve Doty, owner of Santa Rosa brewery, Shady Oaks, fed up with multiple years of devastating fires sparked by PG&E power lines made a bold statement last week by way of one of his company’s beer names: “F— PG&E.” (They used the full curse word) When he did he wasn’t the only Northern California resident angry at the utility company, which is why he didn’t expect the kind of backlash the beer name prompted a few days later. Via SFGate