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  CBN's 29TH ANNIVERSARY BASH


The Celebrator Beer News celebrated its 29th anniversary on February 18, 2017, with a brewer’s party at the Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, CA. CBN writers and beer industry luminaries, including pioneering figures in the craft beer movement, were amongst the large turnout and ready to talk all things beer while over 30 breweries poured the crowd's favorite brews!

If you were amongst the crowd, we're so glad to have hosted you and we hope you had a fantastic time... and if you weren't, well, there's always next year. Cya then!
June / July 2017
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

» VIEW ALL UPCOMING EVENTS HERE

June 1–10

Medford Beer Week, featuring the Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ festival June 3
More info:
medfordbeerweek.com

June 1–11

Philly Beer Week 2017 / Philly Loves Beer
More info:
phillylovesbeer.com

June 2–3

Cheers to Belgian Beers Festival
More info:
oregoncraftbeer.org/ctbb

June 2–10

3rd Annual Reno Craft Beer Week
More info:
renocraftbeerweek.com

June 2–11

20th Anniversary of Falling Rock Tap House
More info:
fallingrocktaphouse.com

June 3

4th Annual Pints for Paws Craft Beer Fest
More info:
berkeleyhumane.org

June 3–4

Burning Can Festival
More info:
lyonsburningcan.com

June 8–18

Portland Beer Week
More info:
pdxbeerweek.com

June 10

Truckee Brew Fest
More info:
view website here

June 10

Nevada Craft Brewers Association CollaBREWation Gala
More info:
view website here

June 14–18

24th Annual Mondial de la Bière
More info:
festivalmondialbiere.qc.ca

June 15–25

Oregon Cider Week
More info:
nwcider.com

June 16–17

23rd Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival
More info:
eldoradoreno.com

June 16–18

Washington Brewers Festival
More info:
washingtonbeer.com

June 17–25

9th Annual L.A. Beer Week
More info:
labeerweek.org

June 23–25

Brewfest in the Park at Overlook Park
More info:
brewfestinthepark.com

June 23–25

Portland International Beerfest
More info:
portland-beerfest.com

June 30–July 2

Portland Craft Beer Festival
More info:
view website here

July 1

Slug Mag on Tap: a 100% Utah-brewed beer fest
More info:
slugmag.com

July 15

BreastFest 2017 at the Marin Center
More info:
thebreastfest.org

July 14–15

Bremerton Summer Brewfest
More info:
washingtonbeer.com

July 15–16

4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup at Orange County Fairgrounds
More info:
brewheehaw.com

July 18–24

Belmont Station’s 11th Annual Puckerfest sour and wild beer festival
More info:
belmont-station.com

July 22


Hammer N’ Ales Brewfest
More info:
brewburg.com

July 26–30

30th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival
More info:
oregonbrewfest.com

August 3–6

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
More info:
view website here

August 8–12

Great British Beer Festival
More info:
gbbf.org.uk

August 12

Downieville Mountain Brewfest
More info:
downievillebrewfest.com

August 19

Washington Beer Collaboration Festival
More info:
washingtonbeer.com

September 7–9

California Craft Beer Summit and Beer Festival
More info:
cacraftbeersummit.com

September 8–9

25th Anniversary of the Great Canadian Beer Festival
More info:
gcbf.com

October 5–7

Great American Beer Festival
More info:
view website here
 
CURRENT ONLINE ISSUE » EDITORIAL

THE FUTURE OF CRAFT BEER


Anheuser-Busch InBev, the multinational behemoth with 70 percent of the American beer market (after its buyout of SABMiller) and over a third of the world’s beer production (sales were over $14 billon in just the last quarter), has acquired nearly a dozen respected “craft” breweries and the nation’s largest homebrew supply operation. What’s the strategy?

AB InBev’s roots go back to the 1980s, when three Brazilian entrepreneurs bought Brahma, a struggling regional brewer. They merged with family-owned Belgian powerhouse Interbrew in 2004 to create InBev. That company launched a hostile takeover of America’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch, in 2008 for $52 billion. “Over my dead body,” said the apparently deceased August Busch IV. The company then acquired rival SABMiller for a head-spinning…

» READ ENTIRE JUNE/JULY 2017 EDITORIAL HERE
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

BILLIONAIRE VIJAY MALLYA UNDER SIEGE




Mendocino Brewing Company’s flamboyant billionaire owner, Vijay Mallya, is in the eye of a financial hurricane that has encumbered his ability to keep his historic Mendocino Brewing Company in Ukiah, California, funded. The company that started in 1983 as California’s first brewpub got into financial difficulties in the mid-nineties after an ambitious but underfunded expansion by the original founders and was “rescued” by Mallya with an investment and a bridge loan holding the brewery as collateral. Mallya took control of the brewery in 1997.

» READ MORE ON THIS RECENT DEVELOPMENT HERE
TRAPPIST TOUR OF BELGIUM 2016




Join Celebrator writer "Big Mike" Moore on this brilliant tour of the beer paradise of Belgium, featuring Bruges, Brussels, Mechelen and 8 Trappist abbeys that brew beer: Westvleteren, Chimay, Westmalle, Rochefort, Orval, Achel, La Trappe and Zundert. We'll also visit Cantillon, Achouffe, Het Anker and de Halve Maan breweries. Includes hotels, most meals, most beers, brewery/taproom visits, ground transportation and more. Led by Belgian Beer Me! Tours Founder Stu Stuart.

» CLICK HERE FOR MORE BELGIAN BEER TOUR INFO
CBN's 28th ANNIVERSARY BASH




The Celebrator Beer News celebrated its 28th anniversary on Saturday, January 30, 2016, with a brewers’ showcase and party at Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California. Over 35 breweries poured favorite brews and brought special beers to share with the large and enthusiastic crowd. Celebrator readers and beer fans alike mingled with Celebrator writers and beer industry luminaries, including pioneer figures in the craft beer movement. Much fun was had, we hope you didn't miss it, but if you did…

» CHECK OUT OUR ANNIVERSARY BASH 2016 FEATURE HERE
HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL 2016




Portland, Oregon is a great beer city! This we know. And among its many beery blessings is the annual Holiday Ale Festival, bringing seasonal suds to Pioneer Square in the downtown city center. The 20th annual event was held December 2–6, 2015, with generous hours that ran from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Public transit via the MAX and other forms of light rail and buses assured responsible enjoyment of the multitude of inspired specialty beers on offer.

» CHECK OUT OUR HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL 2016 FEATURE HERE
8th ANNUAL MUSHROOM/BEER DINNER




The 8th Annual Mushroom and Beer Dinner was held Friday, November 6, at the historic Little River Inn near Mendocino, California. This is becoming the signature event for the Mendocino County Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, which ran from November 6 to 15, 2015. The prix fixe dinner was $95 per person and proved to be an exceptional value. With more than 3,000 mushroom varieties located in Mendocino County, it doesn't look like this event will be going away anytime soon!

» CHECK OUT OUR MUSHROOM DINNER REVIEW HERE
BREWS CRUISE TO ALASKA 2015




41 craft beer enthusiasts joined Celebrator Beer News Editor/Publisher Tom Dalldorf on the most recent Brews Cruise to Alaska which sailed from August 28th thru September 4th. The voyage began at the port of Seattle, Washington and sailed up along the coast to Alaska’s Inside Passage where this year’s group discovered Alaska’s beauty, breweries and enjoyed the local beer scene. The tour ended with a pub crawl in Victoria B.C. A link to our exclusive coverage with photos is here!

» CHECK OUT OUR 2015 BREWS CRUISE FEATURE HERE
BELGIAN BEER TOUR 2015




Several beer lovers joined Celebrator Editor/Publisher Tom Dalldorf on this tour of the beer paradise of Belgium, which featured Bruges, Ghent, the Trappist Westvleteren taproom, brewery tours of Duvel, Halve Maan and Contreras, and the famous Zythos Beer Festival with more than 250 beers brewed by more than 60 of the finest Breweries in Belgium.

» CHECK OUT OUR EXCLUSIVE BELGIAN BEER TOUR COVERAGE HERE
KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL 2015




The 20th annual Kona Brewers Festival was held March 14 on the grounds of the King Kamehameha Hotel on Kailua Bay — an amazingly beautiful location for this now-famous festival that attracts beer lovers from the islands, the mainland and indeed the world.

» READ MORE ON KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL HERE
 

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