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MADISON CRAFT BEER WEEK TAKES PLACE MAY 3-12, 2013
The third annual Madison Craft Beer Week hosts more than 100 events celebrating craft beer in and around Madison, Wisconsin.
Madison Craft Beer Week runs from Friday May 3 through Sunday May 12, 2013 and features a wide variety of events highlighting Dane County’s vibrant craft beer culture. MCBW 2013 will feature beer dinners, festivals, rare bottle tastings, cheese pairings, brewery tours, classes, movies, Friday Fish Fries, and more – there is truly something for everyone, from novice to connoisseur.
Madison Craft Beer Week promotes Madison’s thriving craft beer culture, enhancing beer knowledge and appreciation, by sponsoring a ten-day (two weekend) countywide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for the Madison area’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, caterers, retailers, entertainers, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community.
Learn more @ the official event website http://www.madbeerweek.com/.
Follow the fun @ Twitter.com/MadBeerWeek , or Facebook.com/MadBeerWeek.
American Craft Beer Week Puts Craft Beer on the Map
American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), which runs from May 13-19, is helping to put craft beer on the map – literally. CraftBeer.com, the consumer-facing website of the Brewers Association, released the below graphic compiled of logos from breweries in every U.S. state. The tagline “No Red States or Blue States, Only Brew States” is a nod to the collaborative, unified nature of America’s craft brewing community.
We hope you’ll consider sharing this image with your audience. A hi-res version is available at CraftBeer.com.
Great Lakes and Deschutes Imperial Smoked Porter Collaboration
01 May 2013 – Bend, Oregon/Cleveland, Ohio – Deschutes Brewery and Great Lakes Brewing Company, both founded in 1988, have come together to create an imperial smoked porter to celebrate their shared silver anniversary. This beer is the second in Deschutes Brewery’s Class of ‘88 collaboration series, which celebrates the anniversary of craft breweries around the country that were founded in 1988. This new beer was created to build on a history of great porters from both breweries: Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Edmund Fitzgerald Porter out of Cleveland, Ohio and Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter out of Bend, Oregon.
Narragansett Rolls Out Summer Ale
May 1, 2013; Providence, R.I. – “Narragansett Beer celebrates the return of summer with its seasonal craft brew, Summer Ale. Available in the classic 16 oz. Tallboys, this year Narragansett also debuts a 12 oz. can.”
“Narragansett Summer Ale is brewed at North American Brewery in Rochester, N.Y. This session ale features two-row pale malt and Citra hops. Golden blonde in color, its pour produces a generous white head and balanced carbonation. Summer Ale is 4.2 percent Alcohol by Volume and 24 IBUs.”
“Summer Ale is available at leading package stores, bars, and restaurants on draught and in 16 oz. Tallboy cans in New England, Eastern Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, and Florida. The new 12 oz. cans will be available in New England, New York and New Jersey. For more information, visit: http://www.narragansettbeer.com. “
Bud Light launches “MUSIC FIRST”
ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2013 – This summer, Bud Light Partners with Live Nation, Myspace and Universal Music Group on First-of-its-Kind Program. The artist Lineup Features Kendrick Lamar, Sublime with Rome, Alex Clare and The Flaming Lips. Bud Light Music First will culminate on Thursday, Aug. 1, with “50/50/1,” a never-before-seen live music event that will see Bud Light present one concert in each of the 50 states on a single day.
Fans can become part of the Music First experience by downloading the Bud Light Music First app, which is now available through the Apple and Android app stores. The app will be music fans’ primary destination to score Bud Light Music First prizes, including Monster DNA Headphones, Live Nation® Concert Cash®, Universal Music Group (UMG) music downloads and 50/50/1 concert tickets throughout the summer.
Bud Light has also partnered with Myspace to build an interactive home for the Music First program. The Bud Light Music First Myspace hub, located at https://new.myspace.com/BudLightMusicFirst, offers fans a single destination on the newly redesigned platform where they can receive updates on concerts, connect and listen to 50/50/1 artists and download the Bud Light app via iOS and Android mobile devices for a chance to win tickets to shows in their town or redeem prizing directly from their desktop computers.
Bud Light Music First’s finale, 50/50/1, will feature an eclectic lineup of artists from around the globe. Bud Light unveiled the first 26 50/50/1 artists today, including Kendrick Lamar, Sublime with Rome, Alex Clare and The Flaming Lips. The 50/50/1 concert series was created in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment.
50/50/1 TICKET INFORMATION
Bud Light 50/50/1 concerts will be held on August 1 in the following markets: Birmingham, Ala., Anchorage, Alaska; Phoenix, Ariz.; Little Rock, Ark.; Los Angeles, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Hartford, Conn.; Wilmington, Del.; Miami, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Boise, Idaho; Chicago, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Iowa City, Iowa; Lawrence, Kan.; Louisville, Ky.; New Orleans, La.; Portland, ME; Silver Springs, Md.; Boston, Mass.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Biloxi, Miss.; St. Louis, Mo.; Missoula, Mont.; Lincoln, Neb.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Portsmouth, N.H.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Albuquerque, N.M.; New York City, N.Y.; Charlotte, N.C.; Fargo, N.D.; Columbus, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; Columbia, S.C.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Nashville, Tenn.; Austin, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Burlington, Vt.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Seattle, Wash.; Charleston, W. Va.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Jackson Hole, Wyo.
To stay up to date on the latest Bud Light Music First announcements, visit the Bud Light Facebook page at www.facebook.com/budlight or the Bud Light Music First Myspace hub at https://new.myspace.com/budlightmusicfirst.
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