U.S. Craft Beers to be Showcased in London August 4-8, 2009
Boulder, Colorado * July 21, 2009 - The Brewers Association's Export Development Program for the second consecutive year is planning to participate in the Great British Beer Festival. The UK is a market of interest to many Export Development Program members and the Brewers Association itself has strong linkages to the GBBF and to CAMRA, this is a great opportunity to promote U.S. craft beer in the UK. ic4wqb5kxy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The down economy has led to an upswing in beer consumption, but many in Middle Tennessee are not spending at the local bar. They are making their own.
Awards and medals for brewing and dining excellence adorn Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse like golf courses adorn Palm Springs. And the smell of bbq hits you like the blues - a comfortable, yet uninhibited, tantalizing embrace.
Decades ago, Don Callender started a Southern California chain of American style restaurants that was known for its pies, fully stocked saloon and salad bar. As the years passed and the restaurant chain was sold and merged with other restaurants, Don had a slightly different vision of BBQ and beer.
The three-tiered beer distribution system can be a bit dizzying. Beer distributors act as the middle man between brewers and the liquor and grocery stores that sell the final product. They also provide transportation, refrigerated storage and maintenance, because producers do not sell directly to bars, liquor stores, or grocery stores. Who cares, right? Well, certain craft breweries are only able to distribute their beers to specific regions. After all, craft beer is best served in its local, where it's brewed. But with the advent of monthly beer clubs and specialty beer shops, more of us can get our hands on what we want: more great beer.
In my recent trip to Ireland and a VIP tour of the Guinness Brewery, there were moments I felt like the female version of Charlie who won a golden ticket.
While there was no gluttonous German boy or Paraguayan millionaire touring with me, there was a factory that brewed top secret deliciousness, using special, local water. There was even a great glass elevator that took us up many flights only to display the gorgeous surrounding city. And yes, the tour was given by the slightly mischievous, coolheaded and abundantly generous brewer impresario – Fergal Murray.
“We are not in a bubble, we are knee deep in foam & the foam is still rising.” – Charlie Papazian
The author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer festival, the American Homebrewers Association and the Association of Brewers welcomed regional craft brewers, microbrewers, pub brewers, allied trade and media alike.
Thousands of people in the beer industry came to San Diego to network with one another at the 29th Craft Brewers Conference at the Town & Country Resort and Conference Center. Thirty five countries were in attendance, totaling approximately 4,500 people.
Join Stone for a celebration of the tasty extravagance that ensues when beer meets wood. Stone will begin pouring dozens of barrel-aged and wood-infused brews at 10 am and not stop until 4 pm. "Dr." Bill Sysak has over 100 spectacular beers lined up, and he's working on even more!
St. Patrick’s day is among the greatest beer-drinking holidays, where millions collectively fill up the mighty pint of beer, toasting to the patron saint of Ireland.
When you reach for a drink tomorrow, any one of these beers will serve you quite well.
November 5th 2009 Brewforia Beer Market opened the doors of its first ever brick and mortar temporary location. Brewforia.com had been live since December 2008. Seeing a massive groundswell of support from the community, they opened Brewforia Beer Market's first permanent location on May 5th 2010.
Glasses were raised in unison across the world on November 3rd, the first International #StoutDay. Together, about 1.3 million people across the U.S., England, Canada, Brazil and Ireland celebrated this historic and iconic beer style and toasted to the craft beer revolution.