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How many women out there serve as president of the oldest homebrewing club in the country? Well, there could only be one – and that is Nancy Gold.

Published in Women and Beer
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 15:56

Craft Beer's Golden Girl, Meg Gill

The golden haired 27 year-old President & Co-Founder of Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village began her career in the male-dominated beer industry working as a regional sales manager for Oskar Blues Brewery.

She helped inspire northern California beer culture by organizing San Francisco Beer Week and the 2011 Craft Brewers Conference.  She is now the youngest female brewery owner in the world.

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Dedicated to the preservation, presentation and interpretation of the Air Power of World War II, the Palm Springs Air Museumwas home to the 2nd annual Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, November 23rd. Sixteen breweries served their brews among Grumman A6 Intruders and McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantoms.

The veterans enjoyed the festival alongside the war planes, by volunteering to serve the beer.

As founder of Props & Hops, Brent Schmidtman, said, “…it’s an air museum, so there’s a lot of veterans that were pilots during wars, so that’s really where that whole thing started. And a lot of them volunteer and dedicate their time here all the time, whether it’s as mecanics to refurbish the airplanes, whether it’s in the snack shop…that’s kinda how it started and because they are volunteers here, they’re all very happy to volunteer to help in any way to help the museum. We’re very proud to have them here and honored.”

Among the 16 breweries were three Coachella Valley locals, Coachella Valley Brewing Co. (Thousand Palms), La Quinta Brewing Co. (Palm Desert) and Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse (Rancho Mirage).  
The other attendees included Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula), Bootlegger’s Brewery (Fullerton), Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles), Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles), Hanger 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands), Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma), The Lost Abbey (San Marcos), New Belgium Brewing Company (Fort Collins),Ninkasi Brewing Company (Portland), Packinghouse Brewing Company (Riverside), Refuge Brewery (Temecula) and Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido).

Published in The Beer Goddess Blog


(San Diego, CA) – Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to announce the return of its cult-classic, Peanut Butter Cup Porter.  The company first brewed Peanut Butter Cup Porter for San Diego Beer Week last year and fans went wild for it, with all 80 kegs running out in less than 5 days.  This year, the company more than doubled production to keep up with demand.  The company is experiencing 27% growth in the more mature San Diego off-premise market, and looks forward to eventually adding Peanut Butter Cup porter to its list of bottled offerings.

Published in Beer News
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:24

FIRESTONE WALKER IPAs MAKE EUROPEANS HOPPY

Double Jack IPA Earns Top Consumer Honors at European Beer Star Competition;

Union Jack IPA Also Wins Gold Medal

Paso Robles, CA—European beer enthusiasts cast their vote in favor of American hops as Firestone Walker's Double Jack IPA was named the “Consumer Favourite Gold” for top honors at the European Beer Star competition.

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Deltron 3030's Dan the Automator have teamed up to create Positive Contact, a hybrid of beer and cider based on Dan's favorite ingredients and Dogfish Head's innovative brewing practices.

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(San Diego, CA - Nov 16, 2011) Today, Green Flash Brewing Co announced plans to break ground and expand within their San Diego-based brewery, just six months after beginning operations at the 45,000 sf Mira Mesa facility. The craft specialty brewer currently has the ability to produce 45,000 barrels per year and had anticipated this output would be sufficient to satisfy consumer demand until at least 2013.
Published in Beer News
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 12:54

Grand Teton Brewing Releases 2011 Holiday Ale


VICTOR, ID (November 2011) - Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, announces the release of Coming Home 2011 Holiday Ale, the second release of their annual Holiday Ale.
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CORONADO – The Coronado Brewing Company (CBC) was founded in 1996 by brothers Rick and Ron Chapman and began commercial distribution in early 1997. They are now in their 15th year of business.

The brewery has recently acquired a 20,000-square-foot location in Tecolote Canyon from where they will begin brewing by Spring 2012 to meet the enormous demands for their microbrews.
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St John, Virgin Islands (November 6, 2009) - St John Brewers introduces their fourth beer this winter - Island Hoppin' IPA. This India Pale Ale is a bright, copper color with a piney, citrus aroma. Its balanced malt backbone compliments the characteristic hoppiness, and the beer finishes with a lingering hop dryness.

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