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    From the United Kingdom comes a question for “Craft Beer” drinkers everywhere…

    Craft beer revolution – What’s next?

    Posted by brewing, 20 June 2016


    From Africa there is also some good beer news…

    Ghana’s First Microbrewery Is Changing the Way Beer Is Made in Africa

    July 8, 2016 / 1:00 pm


    Louise Matsakis


    “At 62 years old, Clement Djameh drinks at least a beer a day. Since 2003, his glass has been filled with drafts he brewed himself, exclusively using a local African grain called sorghum. The only imported ingredients are the hops.”




    Harpoon Rolls out Hibiscus Cider for the Summer
    A tropical twist for Harpoon’s new summer seasonal cider


    Effervescent and deep pink, with aromas of tropical flowers and fresh apples, this dry, crisp cider is like sipping pure summertime. The hibiscus flowers – 8 lbs. for every 320 gallons of cider – give the cider its festive pink hue and floral tartness that complements the sweetness from the freshly pressed apples.

    Harpoon Hibiscus Cider Specs:
    ABV:  4.8%
    EBC: 10

    Harpoon Hibiscus Cider Tasting Notes:
    Appearance:  Deep pink, effervescent
    Aroma:  Apple, floral, wine
    Mouthfeel:  Light-bodied
    Taste:  Tart, sweet, apples, floral, tropical
    Finish:  Dry and crisp

    Pairing Suggestions:  Kalua pork, chopped apple salad, quiche, charcuterie

    Availability:  May-August 2016


    Innis & Gunn Wins Twice in the Same Category at U.S. Open Beer Championship

    New York, New York -  Independent brewer Innis & Gunn, Scotland’s most awarded craft beer, raised a glass on July 11th as they took home Gold and Bronze Medals for two of their brews in the U.S. Open Beer Championship, one of the largest and most renowned international beer competitions.  Dominated by North American brewers, Innis & Gunn were the only Scottish brewer to win an award, and defined their category with two wins in Wood/Barrel Aged Dark Beer, beating domestic brews in the process. The awards achieved include:

    Category: Wood / Barrel Aged Dark Beer

    Gold - Bourbon Cask Dark - Innis & Gunn - Scotland

    Bronze - Innis & Gunn Rum Aged - Innis & Gunn – Scotland”



    Harpoon’s “UFO Squeeze the Most out of Summer” in NYC

    This summer, the UFO team from Harpoon Brewery will hit the road for the “Squeeze the Most Out of Summer” Tour.

    The weekend of August 4th-6th the Squeeze the Most Out of Summer Tour will be adventuring in New York, NY. Here’s the weekend schedule:

    Live Music at Rockwood Music Hall
    Join us and get rocking with some great bands at Rockwood Music Hall! We’ll be having fun all night long with some UFO deals on Stage 3!
    Location: Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, NC 10002

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH: 6 - 9 PM
    Roof Top Beers
    Been a long work week? Feeling parched? We’ll be hitting the roof deck at Local NYC for some well-deserved beers.
    Location: Local NYC : 1 Penn Plz 33rd St & 8th Ave New York, NY 10119

    Games and UFO Sightings
    Enjoy the weather, games and most importantly, the company at the Boat Basin Café for some daytime bevies. There will be corn hole, giveaways, and most importantly, plenty to quench your thirst.
    Location: Boat Basin Café: West 79th St, New York, NY 10024

    For more information about the Squeeze the Most Out of Summer Tour, including the schedule for each city, visit





    Buckeye Brewfest to Join National Hamburger Festival

    Akron Festival Creates Additional Beer Event in 2016 

    “AKRON, Ohio (July 15, 2016) – Question: What’s the perfect complement to a delicious burger? Answer: A frosty, cold beer.”

    “That’s the idea behind the Buckeye Brewfest, which is set to make its inaugural debut at the National Hamburger Festival at Lock 3 Park in Akron, Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 14.”

    “The one-day beer fest, which is included in the cost of admission to the National Hamburger Festival, will feature dozens of beers from more than 10 Ohio-based breweries. Guests ages 21 and older can enjoy 4-oz., 8-oz. and 16-oz. beer samples.”

    “Ohio is home to more than 170 craft breweries and ranks fourth in craft beer production nationwide,” Drew Cerza, festival organizer, said. “So the decision to create a beer-centered event was an easy one.”

     “ABOUT BUCKEYE BREWFEST: The Inaugural Buckeye Brewdfest takes place during the National Hamburger Festival held at Lock 3 Park in Akron, Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 14. Included in the price of admission to the hamburger festival, Buckeye Brewfest offers sampling opportunities and events featuring dozens of beers from more than 10 Ohio-based brewers. To learn more, visit”


    2016 Great American Beer Festival®

    Celebrates 35 Years As the Largest Showcase of American Breweries.

    For the 35th year in a row, beer lovers will gather in Colorado at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the premier beer festival and competition in the U.S. With 379,000 square feet in the tasting hall, an anticipated 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries.


    Thursday, October 6: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Friday, October 7: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 8: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 



    Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado


    GABF tickets will be available for purchase to the general public online on August 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT via