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Monday, 24 November 2014 00:00

2014 Props & Hops Beer Festival

Mark Twain once said, “The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious.”

Those words weren’t truer than they were on Saturday, during the rare beer flight, flying over the Coachella Valley.

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New Series Destination Beer Announces Season One Plans

Destination Beer is releasing plans to film a full season of episodes slated for Spring 2015 release

Oct 13, 2014 - Destination Beer, a new series featuring travel destinations for craft beer and food lovers, will launch its first full season of episodes next year. 2010 Master Chef Finalist Chris Spradley, who created Destination Beer, will host the new TV show which is described as "a new travel and cooking reality show with great beer as the main ingredient!"

The pilot episode was previously filmed at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR and the following breweries have signed on to be part of the first full season (alphabetical):

· 21st Amendment, San Francisco, CA

· Boulevard Brewing Company

· Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

· Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL

· Karbach Brewing Company, Houston TX

· Nebraska Brewing Co, Papillion, NE

· New Glarus Brewing, New Glarus, WI

· New Orleans Lagers and Ales, New Orleans, LA

· Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO

· Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville, PA

Spradley said, "We filmed the pilot last year and showed it to some industry people who really liked it and gave us some great feedback. Now we're taking it to the people with the crowd funding campaign. There is a place for this show on TV!"

The campaign will launch via Indiegogo on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to pay for a full season and seeks to raise $300,000 to produce 14 episodes total. Supporters will receive perks ranging from participating brewery t-shirts and glassware to associate producer credit and for $1000, a chance to appear in an episode as an extra, and attend the "wrap party" when filming is completed at a selected brewery.

The show will feature destinations such as Bend, Oregon; New Glarus, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska; Tampa, Florida; and Houston, Texas, taking viewers behind the scenes of breweries and introducing them to the people behind the beer. The scheduled release date for the first episode is February 10, 2015.

The show will also feature chefs, local to the featured brewery, preparing amazing dishes and pairing each with the perfect beer. The recipes for the dishes on the show will be available to the viewers on the website after the show airs. Digital content will include "behind-the-scenes" and "Beers With" segments.

By combining beer, food and travel in one show, Destination Beer brings together three things that Americans are passionate about. According to Brewers Association statistics, there are over 95 million beer lovers in America. Craft beer growth in 2013 was 17.2% by volume and 20% by dollars[1] continuing a staggering growth model as compared to the overall economy including overall beer sales which declined 1.9%. Cooking shows are also growing in popularity. The Food Network saw growth of over 20% in 2012 with a nightly average of 1.1 million total viewers ranging in age from 25-54[2].

Spradley also hosts a weekly radio show about beer, What's On Tap Radio, which just won an award from the North American Guild of Beer Writers in the Best Podcast category.

If a network is not chosen by February 10, episodes will air on the new Destination Beer You Tube Channel.

More information about the show and host Chris Spradley can be found on the website at:

Filming and production is being completed by White Knuckle Studios, Bend, Oregon.

Contact for Destination Beer:
Chris Spradley, Creator/Producer





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The weather has cooled down in the valley and what better time to explore what the craft beer industry has to offer. Beer festivals are the perfect place to experiment, meet fellow craft beer enthusiasts and even get involved in your community!

For the third year, Palm Springs combines two things that you may not normally think to pair: beer and planes. That’s right, the Props and Hops Beer Festival commences again on Saturday, November 22nd.  Held at the historical air museum in Palm Springs, a picturesque spot with gorgeous views of the desert mountains, Props and Hops will feature brews that range from slightly funky to dark and rich.

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"Agrestic" Leads Charge for Remaining 2014 Liberations from Barrelworks

(Buellton, CA): The wild things are bouncing off the walls at Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks wild yeast facility, setting the stage for more unruly releases in 2014.

The next bottling to be sprung from Barrelworks is Agrestic, an American wild red ale that will be released at the Liberation of Agrestic event on September 20. Only 600 cases of 375ml bottles were produced, and they will only be available at Barrelworks and the brewery in Paso Robles.

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August 26, 2014

The Addition of a Beer Competition and Live Music Promises an Exciting Day
at California Beer Festival San Dimas on Saturday, September 6, 2014

(San Dimas, CA) – With the California Beer Festival in San Dimas less than two weeks away, the final touches are falling into place. Transportation solutions are set up, live entertainment has been booked and a judging panel has come together for the perfect event for SoCal beer lovers to wave goodbye to summer and say hello to fall.

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Set amongst palm trees, hotel pools and golf courses in a throwback atmosphere, Palm Springs remains a major cultural hub with its modern architecture, noteworthy chefs and poolside cocktails.

Previously known for its decadent weekend retreats, Palm Springs was a destination for the truly hip. Frank Sinatra often hoisted his Jack Daniels flag on the flag pole in his luxurious Movie Colony neighborhood, which went up like a smoke signal to Frank’s cohorts that it was cocktail hour.

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California’s favorite craft beer festival is returning to Puddingstone Lake with delicious brews, great bands, and much more

(San Dimas, CA) – The popular drinking event, California Beer Festival, is just around the corner - arriving at the beautiful, shady shores of Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas on September 6. Craft beef novices and aficionados alike will revel in the various entertaining activities and attractions on hand, including:

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SanTan Brewing Co

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Lumberyard Brewing Co Taproom and Grille

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Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

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