Beer Fest with no Crowd?

  What would it be like to enter the Beer Fest in Idaho Falls without the thousands of beer drinkers? You can find out June 5, 2021. Simply purchase one of the very limited VIP tickets that’ll get you in at 11 a.m. – a full hour before the General Admission tickets. Go the main page and select tickets or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530  

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Get into Beer Fest Early?

Ever wish you could get into the Beer Fest before the crowd? Now you can. Our Black Friday event is the availability of  a Mountain Brewers Beer Fest VIP ticket that gives you entry an hour before the crowd. A very limited number of these special tickets can be purchased now. The VIP ticket provides access to all the beers at 11 a.m on June 5th whereas the standard ticket is valid at the regular opening at noon. Go to MBBF.org to take advantage of this special offer.

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I’ve been dreaming about waffles for 1800 miles….

The movie Tin Cup would have dreamed even more if they had known there’d be a Waffle House beer. The ever-open breakfast cathedral has entered an agreement with Georgia’s Oconee Brewing of Greensboro to produce “Bacon & Kegs”, described as a red ale with an aroma of bacon designed to entice carnivorous fans of breakfast. However, beware of its bite, perhaps not the best choice for a morning’s repast, it packs a respectable alcohol content of 6.5%. Look for news on Black Friday for the 2021 Beer Fest in Idaho

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Coca Cola Beer?

After the repeal of prohibition Coca Cola seriously considered entering the Beer business but finally decided against it. Now they’ve reversed that decision – sort of. Their entry is via the hard seltzer segment and they’ve done it through a distribution agreement with Molson-Coors. The product is their recent acquisition of the hard Topo Chico mineral water which has already launched in Mexico and Brazil. Want to enter the 2021 Beer Fest an hour before the crowd? Look for the upcoming Black Friday Sale. Copyright Gregg Smith – his latest

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This Day In Beer History

On this day in 1775, the Marine Corps was formed in Tun Tavern of Philadelphia. Recruitment was aided through buying the newly signed Marine a beer in the friendly confines of the tavern; once located on Front Street between Walnut and Chestnut. A fine branch of the US Navy, the Marine Corps has diligently protected the country for 245 years; buying a Marine a beer today would be a good way to say thanks. BTW Marine veterans count – once a Marine…   always a Marine. Semper Fi. Look for news

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Guinness Alcohol Free Stout:

First the pandemic, then forced Pub closures, and now a zero alcohol Guinness? You can almost hear the anguished cry across Ireland ‘What new hell is this?’. The result of a four-year development effort, the company brews and ferments in the usual process, then removes the alcohol in a cold filtration, which the brewery claims has no effect on the taste. It will first debut in 440 ml cans( just shy of 15 ounces). Marketed in a 4 pack, it’s expected to sell for about six dollars. A draught version

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Today in Beer History

On November 3, 1601 England was considering a limitation on the number of operating taverns. Sir George Moore spoke up for the common person, arguing, “An Inn is a man’s inheritance, and they set great rates and therefore, not to be taken away from any particular man.” Look for news on the return of Beer Fest in Idaho Falls June 5, 2021 Copy right Gregg Smith – Author American Beer History available on Amazon

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This Day In Beer History

On this day – October 28, 1644 – Concerned citizens of New Amsterdam (New York City) protested a new tax on Beer. They pleaded that, “…this will probably have to be paid by the poor, who are unable to procure beer for the sick and wounded….” Beer Taxes were a constant complaint of Dutch New Yorkers. It and other regressive taxes caused the citizens to look upon their leaders with disdain. This contributed to the settlers giving up the colony to the English that year without firing a shot. Look

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London Beer Flood

In 1814 the Meux Brewery of London experienced the catastrophic failure of a 120,000 gallon beer aging tank. The tank released almost all the beer instantly and the surge burst the walls of the brewhouse. Spilling into the street the flood killed 8 people “..by drowning, poisoning, by fumes and drunkenness.” As beer flowed down the street countless inhabitants dove into the flowing gutters for free beer.  Upcoming events Santa Crawl in early December and the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 5 June, 2021.

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Zoo Virtual Oktoberfest announced

Announcing – the Idaho Falls Zoo virtual fundraiser, “Oktoberfest: Home Edition” Although this isn’t Zoo Brew or a North American Brewers Association event, we do love the Zoo and are providing this information through our page to help them out in this very tough year. You can get all the information on this Zoo event by accessing their website at https://www.tpzs.info/oktoberfest-home-edition/ Meanwhile – The next Mountain Brewers Beer Fest will be held on Saturday June 5th, 2021. We know that seems a long time off… and we feel the same

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