A Pilgrimage To Meet Germany’s Last Beer-Brewing Nun


It seems that every town in the southern German state of Bavaria — no matter how small — has a brewery, and beer is brewed by all sorts of people. And before you judge farmer Zausinger for his morning beer run, consider who he bought it from: Sister Doris Engelhard, a 72-year-old Franciscan nun. She claims to be the world’s last nun brewmeister, and woe unto anyone who would argue that title. Read or listen to more at NPR

Portland Fresh Hops Festival Returns This October


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.
Press Release
Event page

Drink this beer to help save African wildlife

Fauna Brewing has launched a range of beers that have been inspired by and support endangered African wildlife.

London-based Fauna Brewing has partnered with three charities, the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Painted Dog Conservation and the African Pangolin Working Group to release three beers, each dedicated to a different endangered species.
Read More Via The Drinks Business

No-Mo Homebrew in Antarctica?

Australian Scientists in Antarctica Aren’t Allowed to Brew Their Own Beer Anymore
And researchers will only be able to bring in half as much alcohol as was previously allowed.
Most people don’t need much to be happy. You give me some good records and a case of beer, and I could be left alone for days. But if you only gave me half a case of beer? Well, that could be trouble. It’s a dilemma Australian scientists holed up in Antarctica are going to have to deal with. The Australian government is planning to seriously tighten alcohol rules at their stations — including slashing the amount of beer, wine, and spirits expeditioners can take to the icy continent nearly in half.
Read More at Food & Wine

Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve, hailed as Oregon’s original craft beer, to be discontinued

Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve, once the pride of Northwest beer drinkers and hailed by many as Oregon’s first craft beer, is being discontinued by current owner Molson Coors after more than four decades of production. Commonly known as Henry’s, the brand is among 11 beers the publicly traded corporation will stop producing, Molson Coors recently announced in its second quarter earnings call.
Read More at Oregonlive.com

Distillery to Fuel Trucks with Whisky Waste

Comment: I’ll Drink to that!
Glenfiddich Distilleries to Fuel Trucks With Whisky Waste In Sustainability Push
Since 1887, Glenfiddich has set out to make the best “drams in the valley,” and many whisky connoisseurs agree that the brand succeeded with its award-winning single malt Scotch. Now, Glenfiddich’s initiative to turn whisky waste into fuel for its delivery trucks is leading the way for a future of sustainability efforts.
Via Vinepair

The best cities to visit around the world for beer lovers? Really?

These are the best cities to visit around the world for beer lovers
Global Beer Lovers’ City Index
https://www.money.co.uk/current-accounts/beer-cities
Comment: Is it just me or is using Breweries per 10,000 people, Bars, pubs & clubs per 10,000 people, Average price per pint to determine if a place is a great beer town ridiculous. Where does the quality of the beer and beer culture figure in?

There Are Italian Villages That Will Pay You To Move There and Start a Business

(CNN) —
These pretty Italian villages want to pay you $33,000 to move in
Ever dreamed of opening an artisan boutique and settling down for good in an idyllic village in Italy’s deep south where it’s warm almost all year-round — and get paid to do it?
For those willing to take the plunge, it could soon no longer be just a dream.
The region of Calabria plans to offer up to €28,000 ($33,000) over a maximum of three years to people willing to relocate to sleepy villages with barely 2,000 inhabitants in the hope of reversing years of population decline.
These include locations near the sea or on mountainsides — or both.
This isn’t money for nothing, however. To get the funds, new residents must also commit to kickstarting a small business, either from scratch or by taking up preexisting offers of specific professionals wanted by the towns.
There are a few other catches, too.
Read More Here

Finder of “solid gold” BrewDog beer can Discovers it’s mostly brass


Mark Craig, of Lisburn, Northern Ireland, discovered one of the 50 gold cans in his case of BrewDog. Despite being advertised as “solid gold” and worth £15,000, Mr. Craig has been left disappointed when it turned out the can was mostly made of brass.
As part of a promotional campaign, the Scottish Brewer advertised the chance to discover a “solid gold” can of its flagship Punk IPA beer.
Craig had hoped to fund his wedding by selling the gold can.
“Sales of Punk presumably went through the roof,” Craig said, per The Guardian.
Unfortunately, The Guardian reports that a certificate provided by BrewDog shows that the can is actually only gold-plated. It’s coated in gold plating three thousandths of a millimetre thick.
Despite this, the brewer said it stood by its valuation of the cans at £15,000 “based on multiple factors”
Read More Here

Iconic Falling Rock in Denver to Close

An end to an era.
Raise your hand if you have been to the Falling Rock tap house in Denver.
Raise both hands if you have been to the Falling Rock and met up with old friends, met new friends, enjoyed an awesome beer you’ve never had before, sat outside on a warm evening under the stars, stood outside on a bitterly cold evening watching the snow fall, enjoyed some great live music, enjoyed some lousy live music, been downstairs in the crowded basement for a special event, watch Chris Black stand on a table to make an announcement……
On Saturday, proprietor Chris Black announced that the Falling Rock was closing after 24 years.
Read More Via ProBrewer.com

Free beer! If you get a vaccine at participating WA businesses

When they say poke, we say pint.
Now through June 30, your local taproom can offer a free beer to guests who show proof of their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Washington Brewers Guild, which advocates on behalf of the state’s craft beer industry, introduced its “Pokes for Pints” campaign this week. In addition to the complimentary drink, breweries can participate by hosting a pop-up clinic on location, in conjunction with their local health department.
The catch? The freebie is only available if you receive your first or second dose between May 15, when the state liquor board approved the promotion, and the end of June.
“We were hearing a lot of chatter amongst members that were interested in assisting with the effort,” said Annie McGrath, executive director of the Brewers Guild. “It makes a lot of sense, since breweries are hubs for their communities and have found creative ways to support their communities throughout the pandemic.”
Read More Via The News Tribune

Trappist Monks Win Water Battle Against Big Business

Trappist Monks Take On Big Business in Spring Water Beer Battle
In a tale of two extremes reminiscent of David and Goliath, a small monastery known for its commitment to manual labor and rigorous prayer schedule is pitted against a multinational corporation backed by one of the wealthiest families in Belgium.
The monastery, Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy, is at odds with a neighboring quarry owned and operated by the multi-billion dollar firm Lhoist over a shared water supply. That long-standing battle appears to now be coming to a close, after the monastery won the favor of the court in a ruling that declared that Lhoist lacks the right to “remove or divert all or part of the water which supply the abbey,” The Guardian reports.
The Benedictine monastery in southern Belgium is one of only 14 in the world authorized to brew Trappist beer. The monks utilize spring water that is hand-drawn from a well in the monastery to brew their unique beer known for sweet caramel notes and grainy flavors.
Read More Via VinePair

Free beer, donuts and more with your COVID-19 vaccine

Free beer, donuts and more: 12 reasons to get your COVID-19 vaccine
In a bid to get as many people vaccinated as possible, companies and local governments are giving away these freebies.
Not only will your COVID-19 vaccine assist in protecting you from the virus, but it can get you so much free stuff. Companies, organizations and even local governments are offering incentives to those getting their coronavirus vaccines — all you need is to show your vaccine card.
These incentives are especially helpful in urging more and more people to get both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna shots, as recent data has shown that some people are skipping the second shot. Though the CDC has pointed out mild side effects that most people experience after the second vaccine shot, it still largely does not compare to actually having COVID-19. If having to get two shots is part of the concern, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine works in just one dose.
Aside from brands offering incentives, some employers are also offering a perk, whether it’s paid time off or a cash bonus. Ask your own employer if you aren’t sure if there’s a perk — you might be pleasantly surprised. To take advantage of all these perks on offer, you have to do your part and get vaccinated first. Here’s everything your vaccine card will get you.
Via CNET