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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A Final Toast to Blue Point Cask Ales Fest
Apr21

A Final Toast to Blue Point Cask Ales Fest

Today marks Blue Point Brewing’s last Cask Ales Festival at its original location. Although there is a clear split between Long Islanders who are loyal to Blue Point’s brand versus those who argue that the company sold out, neither group can deny that Blue Point and their annual festival did not have an impact on Long Island’s craft beer scene. Nobody will ever forget their first time at Blue Point Cask Ales Fest....

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Special Announcement!
Apr10

Special Announcement!

I’m honored to announce that I am now part of the LIC Beer Project Family! In the last few weeks I’ve been settling in my new role as the brand ambassador focusing on events and marketing. I’ve been catching up on LICBP’s history (NYC’s first brewery to have a coolship), branding (sweet graffiti packaging), and future endeavors (my lips are sealed).  Stay tuned for the latest brewery happenings and my...

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Apr04

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

I know this is not beer related, but there wouldn’t be The Outcask or The Brew Babe had my life gone down a different path.Today marks the 2 year anniversary of the surgery that saved my life! April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a cancer that is underresearched and forgotten. My life will forever be changed. I will never forget the doctors who treated me. Sadly, I will also never forget how long it took for doctors to diagnose...

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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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Becoming a Certified Cider Professional
Feb07

Becoming a Certified Cider Professional

The first course during CiderCon focused on introducing attendees to the Certified Cider Professional (CCP) program. CCP is the first-ever cider accreditation program designed by the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM). Similarly to the Cicerone® Certification or Sommelier Certification, CCP is a program designed for individuals in the industry who are interested in becoming bona fide experts in the cider industry. The...

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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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Thank You 1940s and Farewell
Jan25

Thank You 1940s and Farewell

I’d like to share bittersweet news this morning with all of you. This is my last week at 1940s Brewing Co. These past 18 months flew by, but I will remember every moment, especially our milestones: beertending the day 1940s opened its doors, our first can release, and our expansion to outside sales. My father has always said that when you find a job you love, you will never work a day in your life. I can confidently say that I...

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