Gordon Biersch at Navy Yard, DC, Announces Management Team

 WASHINGTON, DC (19 March 2013) – Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant’s April 1 opening at the Navy Yard (100 M Street, SE), will bring together a talented management trio set to firmly establish the new restaurant as a neighborhood beacon, a unique modern-day brewery and restaurant offering a sophisticated yet casual setting. Gordon Biersch veterans, General Manager Brian Beauregard and Executive Chef Tony Blais are joined by Head Brewer Travis Tedrow. 

With a seating capacity of 226, the 8,290-square-foot Navy Yard Gordon Biersch features a stylish dining room, an outdoor beer garden that seats 88 and a glass-enclosed brewing room.  The spacious bar area will offer plenty of seating as well as numerous high-definition televisions and daily drink and food specials.   The restaurant will offer five freshly brewed Signature Gordon Biersch lagers on tap (Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Lager, Märzen and Schwarzbier) and one seasonal option. 

Mississippi Passes Bill to Legalize Homebrewing

 “Boulder, CO (19 March, 2013)The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is pleased to announce that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill that will effectively legalize homebrewing throughout the state. Mississippi is now the 49th state to permit homebrewing. A Senate version of the bill passed in early February and it was then voted on by the State House of Representatives in March.

“From our founding fathers to our current President, this country has a long and storied tradition of homebrewing,” said Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association. “We appreciate the support of all of the homebrewers, the dedicated grassroots efforts of Raise Your Pints and the legislators who have worked so diligently to make homebrewing a reality in Mississippi. We are grateful to Senator John Horhn who introduced this bill and to Governor Bryant for his quick action and support.”

The 21st Amendment predominantly leaves regulation of alcohol to the states. Therefore, even though homebrewing is federally legal, it is still up to individual states to legalize homebrewing in state codes. Prior to today’s announcement, Mississippi and Alabama were the only two states that did not allow homebrewing. The AHA will continue working with homebrewers in Alabama to legalize homebrewing.

The hobby of homebrewing has seen exponential growth in recent years. The AHA estimates that more than 1 million Americans brew beer or make wine at home at least once a year. Mississippi is home to an estimated 2,200 homebrewers who may now enjoy brewing without the restrictions of a state-wide ban.”

Bad news for our Canadian cousins…

New tax proposed by government on growlers

Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 09:35 AM PDT

The provincial government’s intention to implement a new 30 per cent tax on a brewpub product has angered a Mission company. The Mission Springs has been selling refills of beer in 1.8-litre glass jugs called growlers for years.

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However there is a bright light on the west coast…

HarbourCats Announce Spinnakers as Official Beer Partner

Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 08:07 AM PDT

“Victoria, BC(March 19, 2013) General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to announce that Spinnakers Brewpub will be the “Official Beer of the HarbourCats” for the inaugural 2013 season.

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Brew Hub announces plans for first brewery in Lakeland, FL

ST. LOUIS, MO (March 19, 2013):  Brew Hub, a company led by a team of beer industry executives and craft brewing experts, has announced plans for the company’s first brewery in Lakeland, Florida.  The Florida brewery will be the first of at least five planned facilities that will offer craft brewers the opportunity to partner brew their beers on site.”

Brew Hub was founded by a team of former Anheuser-Busch executives led by Tim Schoen.  Schoen, CEO, Jerry Mullane, President and Mark Greenspahn, Vice President of Operations.  Brew Hub is supported by financing from The Yucaipa Companies of Los Angeles.

The company will begin building the Lakeland brewery, packaging and cold storage warehouse in April.  The site will operate as a central distribution facility for craft brewers beginning in fall 2013.  The Lakeland facility will deliver beer to wholesalers throughout Florida and the Southeast and will begin brewing beer in summer 2014. 

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The Cicerone Certification Program announces BEERSAVVY™

CHICAGO, IL – (18 March 2013)  The Cicerone Certification Program announces the next in its line of beer education software, BeerSavvy. Covering the areas tested on the Certified Beer Server exam, which includes the history and flavor profiles of 42 beer styles, BeerSavvy provides a kinetic studying option for candidates.

For a free demo of BeerSavvy, visit: www.beersavvy.com


Merchant du Vine is celebrating Sam Smith in April… SAM SMITH SALUTE

Shmaltz Brewing Company will soon roll out He’brew Funky Jewbelation 2013

Bear Republic Brewing Company to Release Black Racer™ in bottles.