• Meganhassler

    Listen up ladies! Women Enjoying Beer has planned a number of events this summer for women who love beer. There are a variety of events and they are happening all summer.

    Kick off Oregon's Craft Beer Month with a summer beer and food pairing event at 4 Daughters Irish Pub in Medford, Oregon on July 14 (7-8:30 pm). Full Sail Brewing beers will be served. Registration for this event ends on July 12 and tickets are $20 for individuals and $18 if bought for a group.

    Next the Mount Shasta Brew Festival will take place at the Mount Shasta Ski Park on July 30 (12 -5 pm). The pouring stops at 4 pm so make sure to get there on time to enjoy the festival. Tickets are $25 and include a commemorative mug. Tickets for designated drivers are only $5.

    The l…

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  • Meganhassler

    The American Homebrewers Association announced their list of Top 50 beers in their magazine, Zymurgy. For the ninth year the magazine has asked readers to submit their top 20 beers.

    This year 1,306 beers were submitted and 433 breweries were represented in the submissions. And for the third year in a row Russian River Brewing Company's Pliny the Elder takes first place. Within the top ten there are two ties, with third and eighth place.

    And the Top Ten Beers in America are:

    1) Pliny the Elder

    2) Bell's Two Hearted Ale

    3) Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

    3) Founders Kentuky Breakfast Stout

    5) Bell's Hopslam

    6) Stone Arrogant Bastard

    7) Sierra Nevada Celebration

    8) Sierra Nevada Torpedo

    8) Stone Ruination

    10) Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

    To see the entire list visit…

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  • Meganhassler

    We all know beer tastes better cold, but does it taste better in space? You will soon be able to find out. A beer space tour is being organized by the Thirsty Swagman crew for 2012 or 2013. Be one of the first people to drink beer in space.

    There are two “Beer in Space” flight options: a zero gravity or parabolic flight from $9,900 and a space flight from $95,000. The zero gravity tour takes a small group of people 35,000 feet above earth so you can experience drinking beer (or any other drink of choice) in zero gravity.

    During the space flight riders will travel 300,000 feet to the edge of the atmosphere at three times the speed the speed of sound. The beer that will be available has been specifically brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company for s…

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  • Meganhassler

    This time it’s not The Beatles, it’s beer. This time it’s not Britain, it’s America. That’s right, American craft beers are invading bars across the U.K. The innovative brewing, new flavors, and creative branding are some of the reasons the British are buying American beers.

    U.S. craft beers are gaining popularity across the Atlantic and some brewers in the U.K. are trying to follow suit. But without some of the hop strains that have been developed in America in the last 30 years they will have a hard time copying the flavors. Hops like Amarillo, Cascade and Citra are commonly used and were developed in the U.S. Cascade hops are the finishing hops used in Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which is sold in U.K. supermarkets.

    The unique ingredients are …

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  • Meganhassler

    A weekend full of beer and the 30th year of the GABF (Great American Beer Festival) are two great reasons to crack open a cold one. Next week pre-sale tickets go on sale on June 28th for members of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association only. Tickets sales for the general public open two days later on June 30.

    The purchase of a ticket includes a festival program, a commemorative tasting cup and unlimited one-ounce samples of more than 1,800 beers. Each ticket costs $60 and is for good for one session. The sessions will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 (5:30pm-10pm) at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. There is a members only session on Oct. 1 (12-4pm). Current member tickets for this session are $50 and non-memb…

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