CiderCon 2019
Feb01

CiderCon 2019

More than 900 attendees from across the United States, Canada and Europe and a cider industry trade show with over 100 vendors will meet in downtown Chicago for CiderCon 2019 next week,  February 5 – 8 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. CiderCon, which invites the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn, happens to take place during Chicago Cider Week.  A series of cider-based entertainment and education events will...

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Extreme Beer Fest
Jan28

Extreme Beer Fest

This week, I’m heading to BeerAdvocate’s Extreme Beer Fest® (EBF) at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston February 1–2. There are three sessions for EBF: Friday, February 1 (6-9:30pm), Saturday, February 2 (12-3:30pm) and (6-9:30pm). Sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, the 16th annual EBF will span two days and three sessions, feature over 400 beers from more than 120 independently owned breweries, and welcome...

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2018 New York City Cider Week
Nov03

2018 New York City Cider Week

This weekend commences  New York City Cider Week, a nine-day cider celebration at bars, restaurants and bottle shops in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Cider Week festivals, which launched 2011 in various locations in New York State, connects the public with cideries by offering tastings, cider dinners, festivals, and other educational events.  From November 2-11,  more than 50 cider events will take place around the city. Here are...

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Blue Point Brewery Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Oct19

Blue Point Brewery Celebrates 20th Anniversary

More than 3,500 people joined Blue Point Brewery to celebrate its 20th anniversary “Rewind to ’98” on October 13. The sold-out party took place at the brewery’s new location on 225 W Main St in Patchogue. Attendees dressed in 90s attire and danced the night away drinking beers re-released by Blue Point from the last 20 years. “A number of original beers were made available during the 20th Anniversary...

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Brewnited During American Craft Beer Week
May11

Brewnited During American Craft Beer Week

  More than 6,000 small and independent breweries are holding special beer releases, beer and food pairings, tap takeovers to celebrate craft beer  during American Craft Beer Week (May 14 – May 20). In addition to celebrating breweries this week, the Brewers Association unveiled a new campaign to encourage independent craft brewers to adopt the independent craft brewer seal. The seal is an educational tool for beer...

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LIC Beer Project Celebrates Second Annual Coronation Day
Apr30

LIC Beer Project Celebrates Second Annual Coronation Day

LIC Beer Project (www.licbeerproject.com) is hosting its second annual Coronation Day on Saturday, May 5 to celebrate the anniversary of Pile of Crowns, the brewery’s first Imperial India Pale Ale that was ever released. In addition to Pile of Crowns, LIC Beer Project is dropping two new Imperial IPAs in cans: Interstellar Overdrive and Cosmic Kiss. Pile of Crowns (8.5% ABV) is LIC Beer Project’s most treasured hoppy beer and is...

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2018 Craft Brewers Conference
Apr27

2018 Craft Brewers Conference

Next week over 13,000 professionals in the brewing industry will gather for the 35th Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by the Brewers Association. About 700 exhibitors are expected at BrewExpo America and 70 seminars across 12 different educational tracks will be held at the Conference. CBC 2018 also serves as home to the World Beer Cup℠, often referred to as “the Olympics of Beer.”...

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Keep Track of Cider Pressing
Feb09

Keep Track of Cider Pressing

33 Books Co., which produces pocket tasting journals for wine, beer, and cider, released its newest logbook, 33 Cider Pressings, at CiderCon. 33 Cider Pressings is one of 16 booklets published by Designer Dave Selden. Selden developed his idea for these books from his interest in homebrewing in 2009. “I had a beer blog, and I started getting invited to tasting events by professional PR [Public Relations] people. The next day I...

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It’s CiderCon!
Feb05

It’s CiderCon!

CiderCon, which has taken place in Portland and Chicago in past years, was held for the first time in Baltimore Jan 30-Feb 2. The four-day conference featured workshops, presentations, and tasting events by cider makers, orchardists, and leaders of the cider making industry. In 2011, CiderCon was formed by a small group of cider makers that gathered in Salem, Oregon to focus on tax issues that were a concern to the industry. “We are...

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GABF Gluten-Free Picks
Oct16

GABF Gluten-Free Picks

Last year was my first time attending the Great American Beer Festival. As a Celiac, I was looking forward to trying many gluten-free [GF] and gluten-reduced [GR] beers at the festival. To my dismay, I found a total of three breweries. There were more breweries at the festival that offered GF/GR beers, however, a majority of them were scattered, not listed, and when they were listed, the volunteers couldn’t tell me which were...

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