From the Breweries…


Free State, in Lawrence, Kansas has a history lesson for us all…

“Celebrate the Season”

“Our Brinkley’s Maibock is our seasonal release, available in six packs in liquor stores around the region. It’s a full bodied, malty lager, truly a spring tonic. Grab a six pack before they disappear.”

“For a snippet of history, listen to a 1964 discussion of the War on Poverty and the Peace Corps, where President Lyndon Johnson confuses Sargent Shriver by wishing for some of Dr. Brinkley’s goat glands. The website follows Brinkley from Kansas to the Rio Grande and the development of Border Blaster radio.”


A sure sign of Summer…

After being introduced to their Belgian colleagues, the folks at A-B soldier on and introduce a summer quencher…


According to the St. Louis office… “Blending the flavor of an authentic margarita with a refreshing splash of Bud Light Lime, Lime-a-Rita is an 8%* ABV margarita-flavored alcohol beverage that meets a growing demand among adult drinkers seeking sweeter alternatives.”


From the “Web”…

Upstate New York listen up… In Ithaca? Check this out…

New Brew Pub to Open at Roadhouse Spot
The new brew pub’s outdoor kitchen is open Friday through Sunday. On a sunny Friday afternoon, a car turns into the stone lot off Route 96 and parks near the entrance of 3 Herons Brewing Company. A couple hops out, and, inside, co-owner Jim Brewster

Good news for the “Windy City”…

Three Floyds eyes a Chicago brewpub
Chicago Tribune
The most revelatory news is that owner Nick Floyd is scouting locations to open a Three Floyds brewpub in Chicago. He has been looking at spaces during the last couple of weeks, and though coy about the where (“anywhere but the Loop”) and when (“the

And a second source…

Three Floyds Brewpub Coming to Chicago?
Nick Floyd is scouting locations to open a Three Floyds brewpub in Chicago. He has been looking at spaces during the last couple of weeks, and though coy about the where (“anywhere but the Loop”) and when (“the near future”), he sounded resolute about

A lot of great news from our Canadian friends…

SSP Canada Celebrates Mill Street Brewery Pub Grand Opening at Toronto Pearson
MarketWatch (press release)
“SSP is pleased to open Toronto’s iconic brew pub within its hometown airport and give travelers passing through a refreshing taste of its award winning craft beers. We are proud of our partnership with Toronto Pearson and Mill Street Brewery,”

Change on tap at Salmon Creek Brewery & Pub
The Columbian
Vancouver’s beer drinkers need not fret over the passing of downtown’s only full-service brewpub, though. The new owners — David and Arlene Nunez from By the Bottle — said they have big plans to make the pub an even bigger hub for the city’s growing

Sneak preview: Big Rig Brewery set to open June 11
Ottawa Citizen (blog)
The good news is, brewmaster Lon Ladell expects to make his first batch of Big Rig Brewery pub beer on Tuesday. The brew pub itself will be open for business on June 11. At least, that’s the latest info I got Wednesday when I dropped by the …

BUT… Texas seem to have another problem with their perception of Law…

Deep Ellum Brewery’s First Weekly Tour is Tonight; Can’t We Just Make This
Dallas Observer (blog)
“If we can change the laws we’d love to be a brew pub,” Brand and Sales Ninja Tait Lifto says. But if you brew too much beer in Texas, you’re classified as a brewery — not a brew pub. Breweries can host tastings, give out samples, and talk beer all

And from the Folks at Siebel…


Siebel Institute of Technology is pleased to announce some recent scholarship recipients for upcoming courses.

Lallemand “Beer School 2012” Contest  

Lallemand Brewing, makers of premium dry yeast and a full range of brewing products, held a draw for 2 scholarships to attend the World Brewing Academy web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology. The winners of the draw for the 2012 courses are:

Homebrewing Scholarship – Reed Antis, New York, USA

Professional Brewing Scholarship – Jon Stringer, Gadds’ Ramsgate Brewery, Kent, UK

Updates can be found on the Lallemand Brewing web site at

2012 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarships 

From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Jeremiah Boone from Anchorage, Alaska, and Scott Caul from Corvallis, Oregon, have been named recipients of the 2012 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarships.  

For more information on the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, our brewing scholarship program, and related activities, visit