History of Beer in Art

Ever wonder why your favorite beverage, so universally embraced as a part of society’s culture, hasn’t been displayed in art? Actually, it appears more often than imagined, and it’s been featured in major artwork for millennia. Want to find out more? You can attend a presentation on “The History of Beer in Art” at the Museum of Idaho on September 23rd – Beer tasting is included. All proceeds benefit the Museum of Idaho. Tickets on sale now at: https://museumofidaho.org/event/mad-2022-09/

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Beers of the World – Boston Lager

Sam Adams Boston Lager – One of the first craft style beers, it’s in the general style of a German Lager, bright Amber\orange and topped by a light cream colored head. Boston Lager greets you with a caramel sweetness and a gentle aroma of noble hops leads to a malty flavor complemented by a low, hoppy, spicy character and medium body. The finish begins moderately sweet then turns medium dry. It pairs more readily with food than more hoppy  beers such as IPA’s. Sample beers like Sam Adams at Zoo

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A Beaver Walks into a Bar

Last Friday (July 29th) a Beaver calmly walked into the Yew Tree Pub in Norton Canes, Staffordshire, England. Strolling through the Bar, it headed out the rear door and into the Beer Garden. Beavers, extinct in the UK for over 400 years, have only been reintroduced to the country in the last decade, but none were released anywhere near the Pub. If a Beaver is confident enough to seek out a pint, it must be a sure sign the reintroduction program is a success. There have been no Beavers sightings

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Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!

ZOO Brew – August 12th, Visit the zoo and have some brews. Our recommended strategy is to try a variety of samples from the dozen breweries featuring their brewery’s favorite beers. Then, when you’ve decided your favorite(s), go back for a full pour. Gates open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Save money and by on line Tickets on-line at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoo-brew-at-the-idaho-falls-zoo-2022-tickets-221517453667?aff=odcleoeventsincollection Next Big Adult only event at the Zoo is Dueling Pianos On September 9th; tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dueling-pianos-tickets-264799240657

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Budweiser up for sale?

Not the AB-InBev American-style Budweiser, but rather the Czech Budweiser. The Bud brewed in the Czech Republic is owned by the government and includes rights to the name there. Here Anheuser-Busch won the rights to the name in the American market (above the Panama Canal) in 1939. Elsewhere the use of the name remains in dispute with over 150 cases filed over the years, about 50 remain active. What would cause the Czechs to sell? A recent court case against the company (not beer related) resulted in a judgement owed

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Mahomes Finds a Loophole

NFL players are not allowed to endorse alcoholic beverages. Although retired players can sign on with a brewery, seltzer, cider or spirits, active players can not do so under their NFL players agreement. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes appears to have found a legal loophole; instead of endorsing a beer he’s endorsed “The Coors Light” a flashlight that ‘feels cold as the Rocky Mountains’. Reports are  the flashlights sold out in less than four hours. ZOO BREW, August 12, 2022, the Idaho Falls ZOO at Tautphaus Park. Tickets on-line at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoo-brew-at-the-idaho-falls-zoo-2022-tickets-221517453667?aff=odcleoeventsincollection Copyright Gregg

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Another Craft Brewer Sells

Sapporo USA to buy Stone Brewing including both breweries (Escondido, CA and Richmond, VA). Production will shift to include Sapporo’s traditional brands much as has occurred in the company’s acquisition of Anchor Brewing Company. In San Francisco, the production of Anchor Steam has dwindled; this begs the question will the same fate befall Stone? ZOO BREW, August 12, 2022, the Idaho Falls ZOO at Tautphaus Park. Tickets on-line at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoo-brew-at-the-idaho-falls-zoo-2022-tickets-221517453667?aff=odcleoeventsincollection 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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ZOO BREW RETURNS

The North American Brewers Association and the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society announce the return of Zoo Brew on August 12, 2022. Once again you can visit the Zoo from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and sample a variety of beers while enjoying the exhibits. Zoo Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and deliver short presentations about the animals, including some they'll have up close and personal. While walking around the zoo there'll be beer stations where you can obtain a new sample. This year be sure toMORE

International Beer and Cider Awards

Want to see if your favorite Brewery\Cider Mill won a medal? Log into the North American Brewers Association web page at 8 p.m. MDT and go to the Beer/Cider Awards link in the orange Banner near the top of the page. Beer Fest Tickets for Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls are now on sale at https://myidahotix.com/events/mountain-brewers-beer-fest-2022-6-4-2022

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Idaho Beer Week Tap Takeovers and Events

Here’s a list of the Events for Idaho Beer Week, and remember you can use the City’s new Point to Point ride service “GIFT” for only $ 3 per person..; Tuesday May 31st Tap & Fill – Roosters 5:30 to 10:00 Wednesday June 1st The Celt – Sawtooth 4 p.m. The Zone – 10 Barrel Brewing 5:00 to 8:00 Tap & Fill – Shades, Salt Flat, Von Ebert 5:30 to 10:00 Thursday June 2nd The Zone – Iron Horse, Paragon 5:00 to 8:00 Tap & Fill – Breakside, Pelican 5:30

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