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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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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This Day in Beer History

On this day in Beer History in 1887 the Rahr Brewery in Green Bay, Wisconsin suffered one of the worst disasters in US brewing. The company’s brewery at 1317 Main Street was attempting start-up of a brand-new boiler when the brew kettle’s steam jacket failed catastrophically. The burst jacket propelled several feet of water into the brewery killing six employees. 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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Beer History

In what seemed a great offer commuters on Japan’s Fuji Kyuko’s rail line learned of a promotion for free beer on July 25, 2002. Anyone reserving a seat on the Friday night ‘Beer Run’ could drink all the locally brewed beer they wanted. There was, however, a catch; the train had no toilets. 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_3?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1627341194&sr=8-3

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This Day in Beer History

An unusual business deal was finalized on this day, July 9th, in 1774. Brewer Thomas Robinson signed a lease to store his beer, aging barrels, in the cellar of the Newport Rhode Island Courthouse. It was the extension of a similar arrangement that dated back to 1771. 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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This Day in Beer History

While observing July 4, 1788 in Philadelphia a writer wished “…that a monument could be erected in Union Green with the following inscription… ‘In Honour of American Beer and Cyder. It is hereby recorded for the information of strangers and posterity that 17,000 assembled in this Green on the 4th of July 1788 to celebrate the establishment of the Constitution of the United States… and they departed without a single quarrel. They drank nothing but Beer and Cyder. Learn Reader to prize these two invaluable liquors and consider them as

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The Real Indiana Jones of Beer

The real Indiana Jones of Beer is a story of a securing a pure strain of Lager yeast for a brewery and includes playing an educated hunch, dedication, innovation, border crossings, smuggling and ingenuity. Who was this person? To learn more follow this link to the NABA Blog. https://northamericanbrewers.org/category/blog/ 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=1624901068&sr=8-2

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