Beer in Art

Sample some beers during a presentation on Beer in Art from the earliest days of civilization to modern times. Sometimes beer was the subject in great works of art and other times it was there to help set the scene or describe the societal ‘norms’  that period.  In some works Beer is front and center, in others it’s more subtle, but this guided tour will bring them out in the open. Be there at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, on the river at 300 South Capital, Idaho Falls –

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Pelican Announces 2022 ‘Lone Pelican’ Series

Pelican Brewing of Oregon revealed the collaboration breweries for this year’s ‘Lone Pelican’ series of beers. The four collaboration breweries are Fort George in Astoria, Beachcrest of Lincoln City, Homegrown from Florence, and Arch Rock of Gold Beach. The first of these beers was the collaboration with Fort George Brewery in the design and execution of an Alder Smoked Stout. 7% ABV and 30 IBUs. Proceeds from sales will be directed to the Clatsop Community Action non-profit, which helps meet housing, food and basic living needs in Clatsop County, Oregon.

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Seltzers Under Attack

Under a proposed law, 39 of a current 80 seltzers sold in Utah will be pulled from Grocery and Convenience store shelves. The issue is a result of legislation drafted by State Senator Jerry Stevenson, who said “…we don’t want to be a state that interjects alcohol into 12-year-olds intravenously. (NOTE: not quite sure if it’s appropriate to place [SIC] after the word intravenously, perhaps that is what he actually meant to say). Especially during COVID, the sale of packaged seltzers has been a life saver for many smaller breweries.

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Bertrams’s To Reopen in Salmon

The new owners of Bertram’s have released the following news item… “A leap of faith (and because we like good beer): Bertram’s Salmon Valley Brewery in Salmon, ID is planning to re-open this Summer. The beloved small town brewpub has previous owner Nick Bertram’s blessing (and secret recipes) so David & Melissa Craig are investing in a facelift and new equipment for a refreshed Bertram’s experience! “We’ve had many wonderful times at Bertram’s so are excited to work towards getting it reopened. We’re also very impressed and appreciative of the

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Amazon Donation to NABA and BEER FEST

Do you ever shop on Amazon Prime? Would you like Amazon to donate a part of your purchases to the Beer Fest and North American Brewers Association to help with Scholarships? Here’s how you can. 1. Visit smile.amazon.com 2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com  3. Select you charity (type in North American Brewers Association) Start shopping….      To sign in on you phone’s Amazon app 1. Open the Amazon app  2. Navigate to the three bar settings  main menu    3. Tap on settings

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Sad Day for Fire-Brewed

On this Day, February 8, 1999, The Stroh Brewing Company of Detroit, Michigan announced it would be exiting the brewing business (It did keep it’s profitable ice cream unit which helped the company survive prohibition).  Founded in 1850 by Bernard Stroh, at 57 Catherine Street ,he originally loaded the beer wagon and made deliveries personally, later building the brewery into one of the top breweries in the country. Unfortunately, Stroh’s and its ‘Fire Brewed Bohemian Beer’ eventually sold to Pabst. Marketed now in limited distribution there is no report about

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Monster News

Monster Beverage, a fixture in seemingly every convenience store cooler in the country has longed to get into the alcohol business for well over a year. It appears they’ve finally set their eyes on a target. The company has announced it will acquire CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, maker of Craft Beers and Seltzers. Affected Breweries include Cigar City (Florida), Oskar Blues (Colorado, North Carolina, Texas), Deep Ellum (Texas), Perrin (Michigan), Squatters and Wasatch (Utah); but not their associated restaurants. The alleged price of purchasing the breweries from Fireman Capital Partners

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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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