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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!
April / May 2017
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

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April 7–8

7th Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer
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greatvegasbeer.com

April 10–13

Craft Brewers Conference
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craftbrewersconference.com

April 15

IPA 10K and Beer Mile Invitational
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destinationraces.com

April 29

21st Annual Boonville Beer Festival
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avbc.com

April 29

8th Annual Peace, Love & Hoppy-ness at Big Dog’s Draft House
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bigdogsbrews.com

May 4–14

Seattle Beer Week
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seattlebeerweek.com

May 5–7

BBQ & Beer Festival
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bbqandbeerfestival.com

May 6

LA Galaxy hosts Cheers & Beers
More info:
lagalaxy.com/tickets

May 6–7

Grand opening of Revision Brewing
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revisionbrewing.com

May 19–28

Orange County Beer Week
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ocbrewers.org/oc-beer-week

May 20

4th Annual Strange Brew Festival at The Brewer’s Cabinet
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strangebrewfestival.com

May 26

2nd Annual Elk Grove Brewfest
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elkgrovebrewfest.com

May 27

8th Annual Brews & Blues Festival at the Springs Preserve
More info:
vegasbrewsandblues.com

June 2–10

3rd Annual Reno Craft Beer Week
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renocraftbeerweek.com

June 2–11

20th Anniversary of Falling Rock Tap House
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fallingrocktaphouse.com

June 10

Truckee Brew Fest
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view website here

June 10

Nevada Craft Brewers Association CollaBREWation Gala
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view website here

June 14–18

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

July 15

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

August 8–12

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

August 12

Downieville Mountain Brewfest
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downievillebrewfest.com

September 8–9

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

October 5–7

Great American Beer Festival
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view website here
 
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THE CRAFT BEVERAGE MODERNIZATION & TAX REFORM ACT


Here’s something both Republicans and Democrats can agree on in Congress: Small brewing is good for the country and needs to be encouraged! Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) is co-sponsoring a bill that would cut in half the federal excise tax on a barrel of beer for small brewers.

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act would lower the tax from $7.00 per barrel to $3.50. The break would also apply to small vintners, cider-makers and distillers. Some small brewers say the move would save their breweries about…

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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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