New Brewery for Corona

Constellation Brands, makers of Corona Beer sold in the United States, announced plans to invest $ 5.5 Billion in Mexico over the next four years. This includes a new $ 1.5 billion dollar brewery in Vera Cruz. Once operational it will provide the company with capacity never realized when a water dispute caused it to abandon a nearly completed brewery in 2020, located in Mexicali. Constellation booked a loss of $ 700 Million on the closed Plant. Additional funds from the investment plan includes upgrades and expansion of Constellation’s two

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Out of Beer Out at Sea

On this day in 1620, the Pilgrims finally landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts. After missing their intended destination of New York, they finally decided, lost or not, to come ashore because in the words of William Bradford. “..for we could not now take much time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer….” Visit our website with schedule of events for 2022… http://MBBF.org 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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While You Were Sleeping

Last night back in 1773, a bunch of the Sons of Liberty members were whooping it up in the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. As the night wore on the topic turned to their latest target, the Crown’s tax on Tea. Thankfully that tax didn’t interrupt their beer drinking, which later inspired them to thinly disguise themselves as Mohawks, descend upon the piers and throw the un-landed crates of Tea into the Harbor making, as a result, the largest ever Iced Tea. They would have never done that to beer,

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Calling All Elves!

Remember in the movie Elf how Santa needed Buddy’s help to recharge the Claus O’ meter with Christmas Cheer? Well Santa needs you to help him now. Tomorrow, December 11th, is time for the return of Santa Crawl – To help Santa, show up at Idaho Brewing between noon and 2 and drop off a non-perishable food item, you’ll then receive a coupon sheet for that day with discounts around town celebrating Santa Crawl. No Costume? No Worries! Santa Hats will be available for a cash donation. Visit http://mbbf.org to

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Santa Crawl – Bars and Restaurants

Coupon sheets provided at the start of the Santa Crawl, at Idaho Brewing between noon and 2 on Saturday December 11th  Your contribution of non-perishable food earns you offers for a variety of discounts at different Idaho Falls breweries, bars and restaurants. A list of those participating has been released and include: Idaho Brewing Snow Eagle Brewing Frosty Gator Golden Crown Marcellars Snake Bite Black Rock Samoa Club The Celt Pie Hole Fords Tap  N Fill MacKenzie River So drop off a non-perishable food item at Idaho Brewing and join

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This Day in Beer History

On November 29th in 1650, Cornelius Van Tienhoven, Secretary to the Director General of New Amsterdam, declared that innkeepers should have nothing to complain about the beer tax since they passed the entire amount on to customers. It seems consumers have been taking it on the chin ever since. 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 Gregg Smith

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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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