This Day in Beer History

15 November On this day in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company of Chico, California brewed its first batch of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Many consider it the prototypical American Pale. An off-shot of the traditional English Style, Sierra Nevada used American hops which yielded a distinct citric-like flavor profile. Save the Date of December 11th for Santa Crawl – between noon and 2 drop off a non-perishable food item at Idaho Brewing and receive a coupon sheet for that day with discounts around town celebrating Santa Crawl. For more information

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CORRECTION ISSUED

In the previous “This Day In Beer History” a correction is needed when it advises the reader to buy a beer for their favorite Marine. Unfortunately Auto-correct changed them to him and I did not catch this error until much later. In fact all our people in the service deserve recognition, and we are most certainly proud of all our Marines, Navy, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard members. Further we wish all of our Veterans a happy holiday tomorrow and encourage everyone to wish them a great day and

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This Day in Beer History

On November 10, 1775, in Philadelphia’s Tun Tavern, Beer witnessed the formation of the United States Marine Corps. Since then this day has been celebrated as the Marine Corps Birthday. Wish a Happy Birthday to your favorite Marine, better yet, if possible, buy him a beer in memory of Tun Tavern. Save the Date of December 11th for Santa Crawl – between noon and 2 drop off a non-perishable food item at Idaho Brewing and receive a coupon sheet for that day with discounts around town celebrating Santa Crawl. Copyright

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The Return of Santa Crawl

Santa Crawl

The North American Brewers Association is pleased to announce the return of Santa Crawl. Santa has wrested free from the shackles of Covid confines and will reappear on December 11th for the rescheduled 10th annual Santa Crawl. Calling all Santa’s, Elves, Reindeer, Candy Canes, Bad Santa’s, Trashy (think Elvira) Elves, and for Old folks Laurel and Hardy looking Toy Soldiers……. to help the food bank while participating in a SANTA CRAWL on December 11th in Downtown Idaho Falls. Here’s how it works… the food bank is in need of some

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This Day in Beer History

On September 17, 1787 following the close of deliberations of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, George Washington recorded in his diary “The business being closed, the members adjourned to the City Tavern….” Unfortunately, there is no record of who bought the first round. Zoo Brew will be celebrated tonight at the Idaho Falls Zoo, tickets on sale at the door or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoo-brew-at-the-idaho-falls-zoo-2021-tickets-154106152651 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Beers of the World

Belikin Belize Brewing Co., Ltd. Belize City, Belize – The name “Belikin” comes from the Mayan language and means “Road to the East” and ex-pats in an evading rush to Belize are chastened by a ‘one beer’ country; or at least a country where-in the imports are controlled by one company. Thus, most are driven to Belikin, which presents a medium gold appearance with a rather thick head that collapses in good order. Aroma offers a hint of caramel and adjunct grains. Flavor is of caramel, bread, grass, sweet corn

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Zoo Brew – September 17, 2021

Enjoy an evening at the zoo in the evening when the animals are active; better yet, you can sample great beers. Food is available at Kookaburra Kafe, and at tasting stations throughout the zoo. Wine tasting available. ID required. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoo-brew-at-the-idaho-falls-zoo-2021-tickets-154106152651 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Beer History

On this day in 1998, Leinenkugel’s Brewery of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Released a special labeling to celebrate the wedding of John and Candice Leinenkugel. The label read “Northwoods Surgeon General advises that the couple are now, among other things, eligible to… go berry picking without a chaperone…  and start on a sixth generation of Leinenkugels.” Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Chuckanut Brewery Expansion

Five years after opening, the Chuckanut Brewery will begin a $ 2.5 million expansion for bottling and canning at their Port of Skagit, Washington facility, North of Seattle. A regular winner at the North American Beer awards and International Beer Awards the project will double the brewery’s footprint and increase production from 4,000 to 8,000 barrels a year. As with many other breweries they were stifled by Covid-19 and couldn’t keep up with the demand for packaged products. They expect to double their staff to a total of 35 once

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Beers of the World

Fuller’s London Pride, Fuller Smith & Turner, Chiswick, West London, England – English Pale Ale of some noteworthiness, London Pride is of a bright light amber color with a slightly off-white head which laces down the glass. Aroma of fruity esters as expected in an ale mingling with English hop varieties. Flavors are malty caramel, sweet, a bit of breadiness and the earth tones of British hops. Carbonation is low to moderate in a medium bodied beer. Finishes with well-balanced caramel and hops. Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org

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