BEER FEST NEWS

DATE for the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest at Sandy downs has been changed to August 28, 2021. The departure from the traditional June date was because of concerns regarding COVID. Tickets purchased previously will be valid for the new date of August 28th. If you previously purchased a ticket and have a conflict with the new date you can request a refund before January 31, 2021. Hope to see you all at 28 August version of the Beer Fest which will provide all the usual features.

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This Day in Beer History

On this date, December 19, 1620, the Pilgrims, low on beer, made landfall at Plymouth Rock. Their intention was to come ashore in the religious tolerant colony of New Amsterdam, but overshot. Desperate, they landed in cold seas; Pilgrim William Bradford explained it was because “…for we could not now take much time for further search or consideration, our victuals being much spent, especially our beer….” Beer Fest Returns in 2021 General Admission tickets to go on sale in time to give as Christmas Gifts Copyright Gregg Smith – his

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This Date in Beer History

On this day in 1543 Don Antonio de Medoza granted authorization to Alfonso de Herrera to build and operate a brewery in Mexico City. Truly a landmark event, it was the first brewery in all of the America’s. Beer Fest VIP tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link  https://northamericanbrewers.org/ticket-store/ Copyright Gregg Smith – his latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon

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WWII VET – 103: Still Drinks Beer

Andrew E. Slavonic, continues his streak. The World War Two Army Air Corps veteran first became a celebrity in 2018, at age 100, when he credited the effects of a daily 4 p.m. beer as the secret to his longevity. Slavonic celebrated his One hundred Third birthday in the same manner,   “I really think that is what is keeping him going so long,” said his son, Bob Slavonic. Andrew began his streak over a decade ago and continues to this day. Beer Fest VIP tickets available now at MBBF.org

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Bad Beer Omen

On this day in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson set the legal high limit of alcohol in beer to 2.75% The reason given for the change was to conserve grain during World War One; in reality it was a warm up for Prohibition. As an aside, a level of 2.75% is considered too low to produce intoxication.  Beer Fest VIP 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

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  According to Brand Finance the leading beer brand in the world, is Corona, the remainder of the top Ten are (in order)  Heineken,  Budweiser, Bud Light, Victoria (Mexico), Kirin, Snow (China), Harbin(China), Modelo, Skol. Beer Fest VIP 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

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WINTER BEERS

Fruitcake, is perhaps the most feared of holiday gifts. Who eats it? Certainly not beer drinkers. Beer lovers hope for six packs of beer, and if very good over the past year they hope their reward will be a “big beer,” one with sufficient body and alcohol to ward off the cold chill of winter. But, surprisingly, it was fruitcake that gave mid-winter brews such distinctive character. To read the full story of this style use the following link to go to the NABA Blog https://northamericanbrewers.org/category/blog/ Beer Fest VIP tickets

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German Beer Laws Established

On this date in 1487 Bavaria enacted one of the first beer purity laws and set severe penalties for using anything other than barely, hops and water in brewing beer. It was the precursor to the famous Rheinheitsgebot law of 1516. Beer Fest VIP 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

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BrewDog’s Climate Awareness Billboard Banned

A billboard which states F*** You CO2  with the middle of the first word blocked by a can of BrewDog IPA has been banned in Scotland by the Advertising Standards Authority. After receiving more than a score of complaints the ASA determined it was offensive. BrewDog has an established goal of becoming Carbon negative as its part in fighting climate change. It should be noted that any form of fermentation emits CO2 regardless of its production for beer, wine or spirits. Of course it’s also the gas used to carbonate

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On November 28, 1728, the Boston Newsletter listed a scheme of expenses for the average family including the amount of money the family should set aside “…4 Small Beer for the Whole Day Winter and Summer….” Sometimes the Good Old Days were indeed good. 2021 Beer Fest VIP tickets on sale now at MBBF.org  https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530    

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