Thursday, July 20, 2017

Craft Breweries Across the U.S. Unveil Their Beer Recipes in New Guide Launched by the American Homebrewers Association

Courtesy of the American Homebrewers Association
Boulder, Colo. ● July 19, 2017 – Love beer? And your nearby brewery? Celebrating local, independent breweries, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—today unveiled its inaugural 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide. The AHA compiled the list, which features recipes scaled down to 5 to 10 gallon batches, after reaching out to breweries nationwide.

“Just about every one of the 1.2 million people in the country who brew their own beer, has considered making a career of brewing,” said Gary Glass, Director, American Homebrewers Association. “Many professional craft brewers got started as homebrewers in their kitchens and backyards—and by sharing these recipes, we are thrilled to spread the love of beer and the art of making it.”

From Pliny the Elder—which was voted the #1 beer in America by the AHA’s members from 2009 to 2016—made by Russian River, based in Santa Rosa, Calif., to Two Hearted Ale—which dethroned Pliny the Elder in 2017—made by Bell’s, based in Comstock, Mich., many beloved beers, both established and up-and-coming, are listed in the commercial beer recipes guide.

“With both the craft beer industry and the hobby of homebrewing continuing to expand nationwide, these recipes offer beer lovers the opportunity to make their favorite local brews at home,” said Glass.

Access the Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide, which features all 50 recipes, here.
 
To find additional information on local breweries, beer bars and homebrew supply shops all over the country, download the AHA’s Brew Guru™ mobile app, available on the App Store and Google Play.

About the American Homebrewers Association:
The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including Homebrew Con and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy magazine and offers the Brew Guru™ mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at
HomebrewersAssociation.org. Follow the AHA on Twitter, and join us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

15th Annual Bend Brewfest in Bend, Oregon August 10-12

Courtesy of Bend Brewfest
Bend, Oregon – 19 July 2017 – Get ready to raise a pint and toast all things craft beer for the 15th annual Bend Brewfest, scheduled for August 10-12, 2017 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon!

Traditionally held the third weekend of August in Bend’s Old Mill District, this year’s event was moved up a week to avoid the highly anticipated solar eclipse, which will pass over Central Oregon on August 21.

The Bend Brewfest showcases some of the most innovative breweries in the country, large and small. West Coast heavyweights Deschutes, Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada will once again be at the Bend Brewfest, as will regional favorites like Crux, pFriem, Fremont and Hopworks Urban Brewery. Craft beer aficionados will also have the chance to sample some of the Pacific Northwest’s smaller standouts such as Sedition Brewing out of The Dalles, Oregon; Ashtown Brewing from Longview, Washington; and Incline Cider Company based out of Auburn, Washington. Overall, more than 200 beers, ciders and wine will be showcased during the festival.

One of the yearly highlights at the Bend Brewfest is its X-Tap program. Essentially a specialty beer festival within the Bend Brewfest itself, the X-Tap program is reserved for small batch and experimental beers. The X-Taps are where festivalgoers can indulge in big barrel-aged beers like Anderson Valley’s Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged Salted Caramel Porter or Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte XXVII, both of which will be on tap at this year’s Brewfest. The 2017 X-Tap program also includes a number of hard-to-find sour and farmhouse ales, such as pFriem’s Kumquat Farmhouse Ale, Buoy’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Boneyard’s Gooze Cruze. Approximately 40 breweries and cider houses are participating in this year’s X-Tap program. 

When:
·         Thursday, August 10 - Noon to 11 p.m.
·         Friday, August 11 - Noon to 11 p.m.
·         Saturday, August 12 - Noon to 11 p.m.
Note:              Families are welcome during the day but the Bend Brewfest is 21 and over after 5 p.m. No dogs allowed.

Where:            Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend, Oregon

Admission:    Visitors can enter the event for free. A one-time purchase of a souvenir mug is required for tasting. Mugs start at $20 and include five tasting tokens. Additional tasting tokens can be purchased for $5 for five tokens. One token equals a 4-ounce taste.

Contact:          541.312.8510

When visitors drink beer at the Bend Brewfest, they’re also helping the community. This year’s charity beneficiaries will be the Deschutes River Conservancy, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, NeighborImpact and the Bend Fire Community Assistance Program. Money raised at the event will go to the nonprofit organizations to help them achieve their missions.
More than 1,000 volunteers power the Brewfest. To be become a volunteer, visit the website and sign up for a four-hour shift. In addition to having a great time while helping several great causes, you’ll receive a T-shirt, mug and tasting tokens.

For more information, visit www.bendbrewfest.com.

About the Les Schwab Amphitheater
The Les Schwab Amphitheater is Central Oregon’s premier music venue, providing a beautiful outdoor riverfront space for concerts, festivals, sporting events and more. Opened in the historic Old Mill District in 2002, the Amphitheater was named in honor of a legendary Central Oregon businessman Leslie Schwab. The venue accommodates approximately 8,000 patrons for some of the biggest names in entertainment, the Bend Brewfest in August, plus free concerts by local and national performers in the Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concert Series. www.bendconcerts.com

About the Old Mill District
One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors.  More than 55 local, regional and national retailers and businesses call the Old Mill District home. The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience.  www.theoldmill.com

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Samuel Adams Launches Brewing the American Dream Collaboration Pack - In Stores This July

Courtesy of Samuel Adams
 
BOSTON, JULY 17, 2017 – To celebrate the independent and entrepreneurial spirit of the craft beer industry, Samuel Adams has collaborated with five different breweries across the country to brew a limited release 12-pack for the first-time ever, aptly named The Brewing the American Dream Collaboration Pack. From bartenders to chefs, the collaborative spirit of “craft” is stronger than ever.  No industry better exudes this spirit than the craft brewing community, where independent brewers put aside competition to collaborate creatively and challenge each other to push the envelope.

Unlike any other beer collaborations before, this pack features brewers who are part of Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream, the brewery’s signature philanthropic program. Nearly a decade ago, Sam Adams created Brewing the American Dream to provide loans and coaching to craft brewers and small business owners pursuing their passions and the American Dream of starting their own business. All profits from this collaboration pack will be donated to non-profit program partner and small business lender Accion to support loans to food and beverage entrepreneurs nationwide.

The pack’s five brewers - Roc Brewing Co. (Rochester, NY), Bosque Brewing (Albuquerque, NM), ChuckAlek Independent Brewers (Ramona, CA), Woods Beer Co. (San Francisco, CA) and Brewery Rickoli (Wheat Ridge, CO) – have participated in the program and received a loan to kick start or grow their craft breweries. And most have participated in the Brewing and Business Experienceship, receiving individual coaching from the team at Sam Adams.

“This pack represents the independent spirit, passion and collaboration that is core to our craft beer industry,” said Sam Adams founder and brewer Jim Koch. “We’re proud to have collaborated with these creative and passionate brewers in a way that allows us to continue to pay it forward and empower fellow independent craft brewers to be successful and to grow.”

The pack, which contains five unique collaboration beers and Sam Adams’ flagship Boston Lager, hits stores nationally in late July.

Collab Pack – 6 Distinct Brews:

ThreeNinety Bock in collaboration with Roc Brewing Co., Rochester, NY
ThreeNinety Bock is a slightly roasted Maibock with a sweet toffee and light caramel flavor, crafted from four hop varieties, combined with rye malt and oak smoked malt. Mosaic and Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops provide the balance that gives this dark golden bock a big, juicy character and slightly sweet and dry finish. ThreeNinety is a nod to the distance in miles between Boston and Rochester.

“Over the past 6 years with the help of Brewing the American Dream we took our business from a home brew hobby to a fast-paced brewery with 4 full-time employees and 8 part-time employees,” said founder Chris Spinelli.
 
Desert Kaleidoscope IPA in collaboration with Bosque Brewing, Albuquerque, NM
Desert Kaleidoscope, pays homage to the Albuquerque balloon fiesta and features a mixture of flavors including citrus, tangerine, pine and honey malt to create a brew with a bold, hoppy aroma. With a 7.0% ABV, Desert Kaleidoscope is a deep amber, medium-bodied brew that leaves a clean touch of lingering bitterness on the palate.

“Nearly five years ago, we set out to provide great jobs and be an integral part of the craft beer community we love.” said Founder Gabe Jensen. “We currently have 90 co-workers that we are thrilled to be both learning from and growing with as a company -this is what inspires us.”

Time Hop Porter in collaboration with ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, Ramona, CA
Driven by co-founders Grant Fraley and Marta Jankowska’s mission of creating “Old School Beers for New School Palates,” Time Hop Porter utilizes Zeus, Chinook, Cascade and Goldings hops and is 5.3% ABV. The hop character is balanced by three malt varieties: Sam Adams pale two-row blend, Crisp Brown, and Black malt. This porter has strong notes of citrus and pine that are balanced by a smooth, roasted malt character.

“We were at a cross roads with our brewery when we met with Jim Koch, and after our conversations we knew exactly where to take the business,” said Founder and Brewer Grant Fraley.  “When we opened our second location in 2016 we saw over 300% growth in revenue.”

Boston Tea Party Saison in collaboration with Woods Beer Co., San Francisco, CA
Boston Tea Party Saison is a bi-coastal twist on the classic Belgian style, combining Woods's yerba mate-infused saison with Sam Adams’ wild yeast blend, Kosmic Mother Funk. Mate's earthy spice plays on the rippling, fruity haze of KMF's funky bacteria, and gives a signature snap to the amber saison's traditional dry finish.

“Our loan from the program helped us build a brewpub and four tasting rooms, and pursue more innovative collaborations like this one,” said Woods founder and brewer Jim Woods. “That creative, supportive spirit is the best part of this industry.”

Oats McGoats Stout in collaboration with Brewery Rickoli, Wheat Ridge, CO
Oats McGoats is an American stout brewed based on founder and brewer Rick Abitbol’s commitment to brewing full-flavored, gluten-reduced beers (if they didn’t say it, you wouldn’t know). At 6.5% ABV, the full-bodied, moderately carbonated beer is accented by earthy, spicy flavors and a hint of roasted coffee notes.

“The best advice we’ve gotten has been from our friends at Sam Adams!”, said founder Rick Abitbol. “If we hadn’t gotten our loan, we wouldn’t have been able to open our doors.”

Samuel Adams Boston Lager is the original collaboration beer between Jim Koch and his father, using his great-great grandfather’s recipe - helping lead the American craft beer revolution and reviving a passion for full-flavored beer. Only the finest hand-selected ingredients are used to create this perfectly balanced and complex original brew, including two-row malted barley and Bavarian Noble hops. Boston Lager is full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish.

AVAILABILITY: The Brewing the American Dream collaboration 12-pack will be available nationwide with limited availability for a SRP of $16.99-19.99 starting in late-July. For more information, visit www.brewingtheamericandream.com/collabpack.

About Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream
Jim Koch first brewed Samuel Adams in his kitchen in 1984 and in his pursuit of a better beer, he ignited the craft beer movement, inspiring a whole new beer category that’s produced millions of jobs in communities from coast-to-coast. Jim launched the Brewing the American Dream philanthropic program in 2008 to give back to the community in which he started and help small business owners and fellow craft brewers pursue their passion and achieve their American Dream. 

“Two thirds of new jobs in America come from small businesses, but entrepreneurs – especially those in the food and beverage industry - often lack the cash, training and networks essential for success,” said Gina Harman, CEO of Accion U.S Network. “With the support of Samuel Adams and Brewing the American Dream, we help entrepreneurs overcome previously insurmountable obstacles – like accessing start-up capital to open a brewery.”

Since the launch of the program, Sam Adams and Accion have worked together to counsel more than 8,000 small business owners and provide more than 1,300 loans totaling nearly $18 million to 1,000 small businesses that have gone on to create or retain over 5,300 jobs across America. The program has provided nearly $1 million in loans to 40 small craft brewers.

For more information, please visit www.brewingtheamericandream.com

About Samuel Adams and The Boston Beer Company
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father's attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation's great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager would soon become a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution.

Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered another revolution, the “extreme beer” movement, where it seeks to challenge drinker's perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and is one of world's most awarded breweries at international beer competitions. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains its primary focus. Although Samuel Adams beer is America's leading craft beer, it accounts for only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America.

For more information, please visit www.samueladams.com.

About Accion in the U.S.
Accion creates economic opportunity by partnering with small business owners to provide access to capital and business support to grow healthy enterprises and contribute to thriving local economies. Accion is a nationwide network of mission-based lenders combining deep local knowledge with cutting-edge lending solutions and unmatched personalized advising. Since 1991, Accion has provided more than 60,000 loans totaling more than $500 million to businesses that collectively have generated and sustained more than 22,000 jobs across the U.S. For more information on Accion small business loans in the United States, please visit https://us.accion.org.

No-Li Brewhouse Announces New Allocation Plan In Responce To Recent Growth

 
Courtesy of No-Li Brewhouse
SPOKANE, USA — No-Li Brewhouse announced an allocation plan this week to serve its thirsty customers.

No-Li’s loyal fans are buying up the brewery’s beer as swiftly as the company is able to brew and package it, and the allocation plan is focused to fulfill a steady flow of fresh No-Li craft bottles, cans and draft, and also tries to take care of all accounts and customers in all communities that the brewery has the opportunity to serve. 

The demand pushed the brewery to create an allocation plan that focuses its distribution to the state of Washington and parts of Idaho. 

“We had to make a tough and gut-wrenching decision to adjust the allocation plan to better serve Spokane and communities closer to home,” says No-Li founder and owner John Bryant. 

“We want to thank all the beer enthusiasts who enjoy and support No-Li so much that we’ve been sold out of beer. It made us pause and appreciate the communities across the Pacific Northwest that support No-Li, community and the craft beer movement.”

No-Li will pause shipments into the Oregon market by August 1. This doesn’t mean, however, that the brewery won’t return at some point.

“We want to make sure that we provide a consistent supply of hand-crafted batches and brews to every customer,” says Bryant. “In short, we are very thankful and continue to pursue the hometown vision and cause of a craft beer culture and economy. It’s hard to leave Oregon — we know there are a lot of No-Li fans down there, too — and we want to come back when we can. We spent a lot of time and energy learning and being a part of the Oregon communities."

No-Li’s period of growth has allowed it to provide more than 60 living-wage jobs in the Spokane area, while also engaging in charitable outreach in the community, often reaching out and lending a direct supportive hand to the under-served.

No-Li Brewhouse, founded in 2012, is an independent and family-owned brewery located at 1003 E. Trent Avenue in Spokane, Wash. Nolibrewhouse.com

New Belgium Brewing Names Steve Fechheimer CEO

Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Co
Leadership team evolves at the nation’s fourth-largest craft brewery

Ft. Collins, Colo., July 17, 2017 – New Belgium Brewing is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Fechheimer as Chief Executive Officer. Steve will oversee New Belgium’s executive team, short-term strategy, industry leadership, and day-to-day operations. Steve joins New Belgium from Beam Suntory, the world’s third-largest premium spirits company.

Steve replaces Kim Jordan, New Belgium’s co-founder and former CEO, who has been serving as interim CEO. Kim will continue to serve as the Executive Chair of the Brewery’s Board of Directors and will work with the Board to oversee long-term strategy and vision for New Belgium.

“We are so excited to welcome Steve to New Belgium,” said Jordan. “His expertise at strategy development and execution in the high-end world of spirits, coupled with our 26 years of solid brewing and branding, is a perfect setup for the kind of dynamic future New Belgium is planning. Steve is smart and driven while also being approachable, and we’re all excited about the perfect cultural and business fit. We took our time to find a terrific candidate and feel very lucky that we’ve done just that.”

Steve most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer at Beam Suntory. In that capacity, he led organic growth initiatives such as route-to-market design and distributor negotiations. He also led acquisitions, divestitures, the creation of global partnerships and the overall strategic planning process. In his nearly eight-year tenure at Beam Suntory, Steve has had wide ranging experiences including senior roles in marketing, sales, finance and IT.

“I’m excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead such a wonderful company,” said Fechheimer. “New Belgium, with its incredible history and heritage, has an amazingly bright future, and I look forward to working with Kim, the leadership team and all of the nearly 800 coworkers to build upon our great foundation.”

Prior to Beam Suntory, Steve served as Chief Operating Officer of Sierra Club Green Home, and also as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and Marakon Associates. Steve holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and earned his undergraduate degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve is moving to Fort Collins and will start in his new position as CEO in mid-August.

New Belgium is also excited to announce the appointment of Joe Davis as Chief Operating Officer and Jenn Vervier as interim Vice President of Marketing. Joe has been a member of New Belgium’s leadership team since 2013 and, in addition to being promoted to this new position, will continue to serve as the company’s General Counsel. Jenn assumes oversight of Marketing responsibilities at New Belgium after the recent departure of Ruairi Twomey. Jenn has been a dynamic leader within the company for more than 20 years and previously served as Director of Strategy and Sustainability.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, please visit NewBelgium.com.

About New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale and a host of Belgian- inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire and the new Fat Tire Belgian White coming August 2017, New Belgium brews fourteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Citradelic Lime Ale, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Ale, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale, Trippel and a gluten- reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

Cascade Brewing releases Framblanc 2016 in bottle and draft, with limited distribution

Courtesy of Cascade Brewing
PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Brewing will release its Framblanc 2016 project today, July 18, at 12PM PDT. It will be available in both bottle and draft at its two Portland pubs – the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and the Raccoon Lodge – as well as through its distribution channels, though limited in quantity.

Framblanc 2016 is a blend of sour blond ales aged for up to 14 months in oak wine barrels with more than 3,500 pounds of white raspberries. It features fresh flavors of raspberries, green grapes, white peaches and pears and is 7.6 percent ABV.

This is only the second time Cascade has packaged this project; its Framblanc 2015 project was awarded the Gold Medal at the 2017 Oregon Beer Awards.

"We expect Framblanc to sell out as fast as the previous two limited releases: Kentucky Peach and Tangerine Dream,” stated Tim Larrance, VP of Marketing and Sales. “Those projects both sold out within days of their respective release dates. Our fans will want to grab a bottle of this while it’s available." 

Framblanc is a tier two offering; Cascade’s new bottles have distinct label styles for each of the three Cascade Brewing pricing tiers, with each label within the tier utilizing distinctive colors to clearly differentiate each beer. The tiers differ by the style of beer used in the product, the type ingredients contained within, the time aged in the barrels and types of barrels used.

The next scheduled Cascade Brewing release is Sang Noir in August.

About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more inforamtion, visit CascadeBrewing.com and join the brewery on social media @CascadeBrewing. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise manner.

Coronado Brewing Company and Monkey Paw Brewing Join Forces

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 Two of San Diego's Independent Craft Breweries Partner for Growth
 
San Diego, CA - July 18, 2017 - In today's tumultuous beer climate, two of San Diego's most respected and award-winning independent craft breweries are joining forces to deliver more beer to thirsty fans. Coronado Brewing Company will acquire a majority share in Monkey Paw Brewing Company. The move allows Monkey Paw to share in Coronado's resources, further developing the brand, while simultaneously maintaining the independence, integrity, and quality that Monkey Paw has become known for. The acquisition is expected to close September 1, 2017, for an undisclosed amount.
 
"We are excited to bring Monkey Paw Brewing Company into our family," says Brandon Richards, COO, Coronado Brewing Company. "We're looking forward to partnering with Scot Blair and his team; they have built a tremendous brand from the ground up, and their beers are incredibly well-respected. We can't wait to share their brand with an expanded audience." 

The partnership will enable Monkey Paw to bring more of its beer to fans throughout Coronado's distribution footprint. The plan is to grow organically, with Coronado working with Monkey Paw to expand draft accounts, refresh its branding, and increase off-premise distribution. "Scot Blair has created a brand with a lot of momentum, and we don't want to mess with that too much," says Richards. "The pub will continue to operate as-is, and we're looking at releasing new cans in the near future."

Coronado's move to acquire Monkey Paw comes at a time when many regional breweries are experiencing declining sales. "We have been looking for the opportunity to bring in a brand that fits with our culture, and doing so allows us to realize our operational efficiencies," says Richards. "It also gives us the opportunity to sell more beer in California, which we love doing. We think this is a powerful extension of our brand and a great way to diversify our offerings."  
For more information about both companies, visit www.coronadobrewing.com and www.monkeypawbrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers. 

 
About Coronado Brewing Company
In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to their San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in 16 US states and twelve countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry's most prestigious awards-World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-size Brewing Company.

About Monkey Paw Brewing Company
Established in 2011, Monkey Paw Brewing Company is the brainchild of craft beer maven, Scot Blair. Monkey Paw Brewing Company is proudly independent, and one of San Diego's most award-winning craft breweries.  Since its inception, the Paw has brewed a wide variety of medal-winning beers, with its greatest honors coming by way of Gold and Silver at GABF and WBC, respectively. The original maker in Makers Quarter, Monkey Paw Brewing Company operates on a 10-barrel system in East Village, San Diego, and was the first brewery in the county to pioneer canning its beers, back in 2012.  So, whether it's a trip back in time for a traditional old world ale, or jetting into the future with bleeding edge techniques and ingredients, its well-balanced, handcrafted ales and lagers are proof we're not just monkeying around.   
Links:
Website:           coronadobrewing.com  
Facebook:       /coronadobrewingcompany
                        /monkeypawbrewing  
Instagram:       @coronadobrewing
                        @monkeypawbrew
Twitter:            @coronadobrewing
                        @monkeypawbrew

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Silver City Brewery Announces Partnership with "Camp No Counselors" for Seattle Dates


Courtesy of Camp No Counselors
Silver City Brewery has officially partnered with Camp No Counselors for the Seattle leg of their events across the US and Canada to be held from August 24th - 27th.

A summer camp for grownups, Camp No Counselors offers guests a chance to get away from "adulting" for a weekend and relive their carefree teenage years with all sorts of crazy rad activities, such as slip 'n slide, water trampoline, dodgeball, capture the flag, and scavenger hunts.

Silver City beer (Ziggy Zoggy Lager and Tropic Haze India Pale Ale) will be served all-weekend long at camp. 

The brewery is kicking off a social contest for a pair of lucky beer fans to attend camp free of charge (normally $599/ticket). Details on how to enter can be found on the Silver City summer events website at silvercity.beer/summer
 
Courtesy of Camp No Counselors
Official Description:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back to summer camp as an adult? Camp No Counselors is the all-inclusive, weekend-long sleepaway camp for grown-ups - as seen on ABC's "Shark Tank"!
Escape to a weekend experience that combines your favorite aspects of childhood fun along with the best of what being a grown-up has to offer. It's time to put away your phone, gather your friends, and free yourself from the stresses of adult life.

Each camp weekend is filled with land and water sports, arts 'n crafts activities, epic nightly theme parties, an open bar, delicious meals and, of course, all of your favorite classic camp activities. At CNC, the motto is "Play like a kid, party like a grown-up®".

30th annual Oregon Brewers Festival starts July 26, features Specialty Tent and introduces Safe Ride Home Program

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PORTLAND, Ore. — An estimated 80,000 people will flock to Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park in less than two weeks for the 30th annual Oregon Brewers Festival. The milestone event will take place July 26 through July 30; hours are Noon to 9pm Wednesday through Saturday, and Noon to 7pm Sunday.

The main festival will feature 91 independent craft breweries, with each brewery serving one beer; this year’s participants come from 13 different states, plus one from The Netherlands. The festival is also bringing back its popular Specialty Tent, featuring more than 90 rare, bold and experimental beers from the participating breweries. These beers are extremely limited in quantity and will pour on a rotating basis; beers will be available by tasters only and each taster will cost double or triple tokens.

The Oregon Brewers Festival presents more than two dozen beer styles ranging from fruit beers to radlers to IPAs to sours. The complete list of participating breweries is currently available on the festival website, and on the event’s Facebook page, under Beer List. The Oregon Brewers Festival is an official Untappd venue, and attendees are encouraged to follow the event on the mobile Untappd app and subscribe to push notifications; this will be the best way to find out when beers change over in the Specialty Tent or tap out in the main festival.

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The event also features live music, food booths, craft vendors and homebrew demonstrations. The Oregon Brewers Festival is not a ticketed event, and it is free to enter the festival grounds. In order to taste beer, the purchase of a 14 oz. souvenir tasting mug from the current year is required, which costs $7. Beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 apiece. Patrons pay five tokens for a full mug of beer, or one token for a taste. The purchase of mugs and tokens is made on-site. The event is cash-only, with eight ATMs located on-premise.

The Oregon Brewers Festival’s top priority is the safety of its attendees, so it has partnered with Great Western Malting, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland Police Bureau, Radio Cab, SmartPark and Vision Zero to encourage its guests to get a Safe Ride Home. The Safe Ride Home program offers up to $18 in discounts for getting home safely. Attendees who park in a SmartPark garage can leave their car overnight and receive a $5 parking voucher, redeemable from 9am to Noon the day after attendance, making the overnight parking free. Attendees can also take a Radio Cab home and get a $13 discount off their fare. Check the website and look for the Safe Ride Home booths at the Festival for full details on the program.
 
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Patrons are also encouraged to take Tri-Met, as the MAX Light Rail has a station one block from the main festival entrance. Those who ride their bikes can park them for free in the Hopworks Urban Brewery secure bike corral; people riding BIKETOWN bikes may also use the Hopworks Bike Corral as a drop off station location. For those who bring a designated driver, the Crater Lake Soda Garden provides complimentary handcrafted soda (no mug purchase required). Minors, who are allowed into the event all hours when accompanied by a parent, also receive free Crater Lake Soda, and there is a face painter available Friday through Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

The Oregon Brewers Festival was founded in 1988 as an opportunity to expose the public to microbrews at a time when the craft brewing industry was just getting off the ground. Today, that industry has flourished, with nearly 5,000 craft breweries in America, according to the Brewer’s Association. The economic impact of the Oregon Brewers Festival on the local economy is annually more than $30 million. For more information visit OregonBrewFest.com or join @OregonBrewfest on social media.

Summary
Event Name: Oregon Brewers Festival
Venue: Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 300 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204
Dates: July 26-30, 2017
Website: OregonBrewFest.com
Social Media: @OregonBrewFest
Facebook Event: Facebook.com/events/1065560490238569/
Hashtags: #OBF #OBF17 #OBF30years