Georgia Craft Brewers Festival 4/2/22

Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and Atlanta Beer Festivals present Georgia Craft Brewers Festival

Atlantic Station Event Space – Atlanta, GA
Friday, April 1 (VIP Preview)
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 1pm-5pm
Featuring 60+ member breweries of the Georgia Brewers Guild and great collaboration beers.
250+ total beers, an expected 25+ special collaboration beers brewed exclusively for this festival.
Live music, great food and more.
Buy tickets to attend here

Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives


What is OHBA?
Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, established in 2013, is the first in the U.S. dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing materials that tell the story of Northwest brewing. We focus on materials related the regional hops and barley farming, craft and home brewing, cider, mead, and the OSU research that dates to the 1890s.
Explore the History of Oregon Hops Here

40 Breweries to Supply Suds for Beer Fest Benefitting Twisted Hippo

40 Breweries to Supply Suds for Beer Fest Benefitting Twisted Hippo Brewpub – Eater Chicago
It’s been more than three weeks since flames destroyed Twisted Hippo, an Albany Park brewpub cherished by its neighborhood, a welcoming place for families and friends, that invited people from many walks of life.
Community was at the center of the brewpub’s mission since it opened in 2019, bringing much needed stability to a space that had turned into a revolving door for failed breweries. The commitment to the neighborhood helped Twisted Hippo thrive, and the way Marilee and Karl Rutherford went about their business was something other brewers noticed and admired.
Parts of the kitchen were the only items that survived the February 21 fire, says Michelle Foik, co-owner of Eris Brewery and Cider House. She’s kept in contact with Twisted Hippo ownership. It was only this week that they were allowed to return to the site to collect anything that may still have value.
Read the rest at Chicago Eater

The women leading Barcelona’s craft beer revolution

‘It’s a vocation’: the women leading Barcelona’s craft beer revolution
Female brewers in the Catalan capital are finding success in an industry traditionally dominated by men
It was Steve Huxley, a Liverpudlian and long-term Barcelona resident, who introduced the city to craft beer when he opened the Barcelona Brewing Company in 1993, but it was a woman, Judit Cartex, who helped establish Barcelona as Spain’s craft beer capital.
“Beer has always been a part of my life,” she says. “We were poor and all we had to drink was tap water, no Coca-Cola. Except on Sundays my mother and grandmother would open a litre bottle of beer to watch football on TV. Very English, no?
“It was Steve who opened our eyes to the possibilities of craft beer, not just in Barcelona but in the rest of Spain,” says Cartex, who learned her trade from Huxley and ran her own brewery, Cerveza Barra, until the floor collapsed and the building was condemned.
Learn more about Barcelon’s brewing culture at TheGuardian.com

It’s Arkansas Craft Beer Week!

Arkansas Craft Beer Week puts spotlight on growing industry
Arkansas Craft Beer Week is taking place this week. It runs through March 12, culminating with a special pint day to benefit the Arkansas Brewers Guild. This is the third year that Gov. Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week in an effort to spotlight the state’s growing craft beer industry.
Local brewers seem to have survived the worst of Covid-19 and are once again thriving. There are 18 breweries currently operating in Benton and Washington counties. Twenty if you count the two in Eureka Springs. Twenty-one if you want to factor for cider.
Add at least four more to the total when breweries-in-planning (that we know about) come online later this year.
The days when the brew pub on Dickson Street was the only place making beer in NWA seem like ancient history. Now, if you live in any of the four main cities along the I-49 corridor, you are generally within a five-minute drive of a brewery taproom.
The entire state is seeing the same surge. There are now 50 breweries making beer in Arkansas, with probably a dozen or more in various stages of planning.
Read more about the Arkansas Craft Brewing here!

Pitt – Brewhaha craft beer festival returns 3/26

Brewhaha craft beer festival returns to Avonworth Community Park
Returning for its sixth year, the annual Brewhaha event is bringing 10 of Pittsburgh’s best craft brewers to Avonworth Community Park on March 26.
The beer festival is the marquee fundraiser for the Hollow Oak Land Trust, an organization dedicated to protecting and connecting greenspace in the Pittsburgh area.
“We are fortunate to have such an illustrious group of craft brewers that have partnered with our efforts to promote open space and conservation preserves that get people outdoors to enjoy nature,” said Lynda Stuckey, a Hollow Oak volunteer and chair of the Brewhaha committee.
Get the details here!

Falconer Foundation Offering Concise Course Scholarship to Siebel Institute – Apply Now!

In collaboration with the Seibel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering a full-tuition brewing education scholarship in 2022. The scholarship is a full tuition grant and comes with a travel/lodging stipend.
The scholarship is for the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago, November 3-14, 2022. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The course is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.
Applicants must be from the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. The scholarship is open to both homebrewers and professional brewers.
Note that the full application must be received no later than May 11, 2022.
Complete details and scholarship application is available at https://siebelinstitute.com/about-us/studying-at-siebel/scholarships
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for professional and aspiring craft brewers to further their knowledge and expertise. The Falconer Foundation has granted 50 scholarships since 2004.
For more information on the Foundation please visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook.

Chicago’s Twisted Hippo Brewery Destroyed in Fire


Albany Park fire tears through brewery, Ultimate Ninjas Chicago, apartments; CFD investigating
Twisted Hippo Chicago owner said brewery’s carbon dioxide, nitrogen tanks likely caused explosions heard in neighborhood
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-fire-albany-park-twisted-hippo-brewery-ultimate-ninjas/11588638/

Contribute to their Gofundme:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-twisted-hippo

Largest Beer Spa in the Woooorld!

Largest beer spa in the world to open in Canada…yes, Canada.
The world’s biggest beer spa, based in Ontario, where you can drink cool beer while lounging in the pool, is set to open in the spring.

The Muskoka Beer Spa, part of Clear Lake Brewing Co, opening on April 7, 2022, which states on its website that it will be the biggest beer spa in the world, will feature an outdoor pool, two large hot tubs, dump buckets, a music stage, an ice rink and four saunas.
Read more in The Drinks Business…

Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival – Volunteers Needed

The Oregon Brewers Guild has recently taken over management of the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival to be held in Bend on Saturday, March 5th. We are in need of volunteers for the following shifts:
12pm-5:30pm: Beer Servers, Check-in
4:30-10pm: Beer Servers, Check-in
All volunteers must be 21 or older and FULLY VACCINATED to participate.
Volunteer Here

The Story Behind Spencer Brewery at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in central Mass

01/11/22 – BOSTON, MA – Father Isaac Keeley checks the fermentation of the beer at Spencer Brewery in Spencer, MA on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Spencer Brewery is the only certified Trappist beer made in the United States. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

MEET THE MOST UNLIKELY BEER MAKER IN NORTH AMERICA
SPENCER, Mass.—Father Isaac Keeley knew nothing about beer. He was a 59-year-old Trappist monk who rose daily at 2:30 a.m. to pray for most of the next four hours. Yet there he was, at a local public house in 2009, discussing plans for the brewery he would build on the 2,000 cloistered acres of Saint Joseph’s Abbey in central Massachusetts.
The talks were interrupted by the arrival of a round of cold ones for the table, further unsettling Father Isaac. He sipped hesitantly from the large, sweating glass.
“It was delicious,” he recalls. “I asked, ‘Is this really beer?’”
Read the rest of this great piece at https://news.northeastern.edu/2022/01/26/spencer-brewery-trappist-monk/

Hop Culture Announces Beers With(Out) Beards Festival in Portland, ME.


Support The Most Badass Women In the Beer Industry
BRICK SOUTH THOMPSON’S POINT / PORTLAND, MAINE
SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH 2022
In 2018, Grace Weitz conceptualized the first Beers With(out) Beards as part of her graduate school thesis capstone project at NYU. Over the past four years, this celebration of women in beer has grown to attract thousands of attendees and showcase over sixty women-led breweries. Additionally, the fest has featured over thirty-five events highlighting the achievements of women across all aspects of the alcoholic beverage industries. Grace started BW(O)B to create a space where everyone felt welcome to show up, taste amazing beers, and cultivate conversations around how to break through barriers. And now more than ever, we need Beers With(out) Beards.
The fifth annual Beers With(out) Beards takes pride in representing women and femme-identifying folks in the beer industry. And this year, we feel especially empowered by those who have also had the courage to speak up about the importance of equity and inclusion in craft beer. Together, everyone’s voice is stronger.
Join us on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at Brick South in Portland, ME to celebrate the achievements of women in craft beer. All are welcome at the festival, and you’ll be able to enjoy beer from thirty-five-plus breweries that are either women-owned or owned by femme-identifying people, or that have women or femme-identifiying people in prominent leadership positions.

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Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Rye IPA is back!

NEW YEAR, NEW BEERS!
Coming in hot! Bear Republic is starting out the new year with a bang and bringing back one of their most requested, OG beers of all time, Hop Rod Rye IPA.

“I am VERY excited to see a return of Hop Rod Rye. Before I started brewing for BRBC I was a pub regular, and this was my go-to ale. Bursting with classic Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial aroma and rich maltiness, this original Rye IPA is one of Bear Republic’s greatest creations.” – Brewmaster, Roger Herpst
Want to get your hands on Hop Rod Rye? Visit their Lakeside Pub to get fresh pints, crowlers, and cans.
Hop Rod Rye will be hitting general distribution in early February and will be included in the new Bear Republic Variety Pack!

Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival Returns


Event Returns In-Person Under Guild Management, Vaccination Required.
The Oregon Brewers Guild announces the return of the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival, to be held on Saturday, March 5th at GoodLife Brewing in Bend, Oregon. The event, previously held as a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild which dissolved at the end of 2021, will now be a fundraiser for and managed by the Oregon Brewers Guild.
Full press release here