Homebrewers Across the U.S. Unite for AHA Big Brew on May 5

–Thousands to Participate in Worldwide, Simultaneous Toast as
American Homebrewers Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary–    

WHAT: In honor of National Homebrew Day (which falls every year on May 7), the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew on the first Saturday in May. Throughout the day on May 5, hundreds of bars, breweries, shops and homebrew clubs nationwide will host their local communities to brew on-site for a national, same-day homebrewing session. This year’s official Big Brew recipes—Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager and Dusty Mud Irish-style Stout—were handpicked by the legendary Charlie Papazian. Heralded as the “godfather of homebrewing,” Papazian is the founder of the AHA, which this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary. At noon CDT, all homebrewers and beer lovers are encouraged to raise their glass in a worldwide, simultaneous toast.

WHEN: All day long! Saturday, May 5

                        The simultaneous toast occurs at 12:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Everywhere! From homebrewers’ homes and backyards, to the shops that provide the ingredients and supplies, to local breweries and craft beer bars worldwide. View an interactive map of AHA Big Brew event locations across the country. Register your local AHA Big Brew event and join the conversation on Twitter with #BigBrew18.

WHO: Everyone! As long as they’re 21 and over, of course.

WHY: There over 1.1 million homebrewers in the United States, 40 percent of which started homebrewing only within the last four years. AHA Big Brew is a toast to the nation’s homebrewers and their shared love and appreciation for homebrewed beer, mead and cider. In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day, and so the AHA created AHA Big Brew, held each year on the first Saturday in May, to celebrate National Homebrew Day across the U.S. and globe.

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DOGFISH MIXES IT UP WITH MIXED MEDIA

Milton, Del., April 20, 2018 –Born at the crossroads of hops, grapes and goodness, Dogfish Head is excited to announce the late April debut of Mixed Media, its newest beer-wine hybrid creation. Clocking in at 7.5% ABV and 15 IBUs, Mixed Media is pale straw in color with a tart, dry finish.  Late-harvest Viognier grape must from Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Washington were used in the brewing process to round out the flavors.

For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Mixed Media, Festina Peche or to learn more about delicious off-centered beers, visit dogfish.com.

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Breakside Brewery Releases Rainbows & Unicorns

April 25, 2018 – Portland, OR – Breakside’s Rainbows & Unicorns is their second in a series of four rotating IPAs in 2018. This session beer showcases Galaxy and Eldorado hops with Comet hops adding , intense stone fruit and citrus character. Also included in the summery brew are Two Row, Maris Otter, Flaked Rice and Light Crystal malts. Rainbows & Unicorns has an ABV of 5.1% and 32 IBUs.

Breakside brews this beer in small batches and it will be released in limited quantities from April through mid-July of this year, staying ultra-fresh until it quickly disappears.  Look for it on draft and in 22 oz bottles.

Breakside sells on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Maine, Northern California, British Columbia and Alberta.

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SAVE THE DATE: HOPPED UP CARIBOU BEER FESTIVAL

This summer Caribou Highlands Lodge will be hosting the 8th Annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival.

This is a 3-day craft beer celebration like no other including; Vegas-Style weddings, dog-friendly accommodations, adventure activities, a beer pairing dinner, outdoor concerts, a big beautiful Beerfest breakfast, and much more! The event takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday – July 13, 14 & 15, 2018 in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountain range in legendary Lutsen, Minnesota.

A schedule of events is available on our website: https://hoppedupcaribou.com

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FRUITS OF LABOR: SCHLAFLY BEER RELEASES NEW FRUGI-FOUR SAMPLER PACK

(ST. LOUIS; April 17, 2018)—Schlafly Beer announces the release of the Frugi-Four Pack, a 12-pack sampler showcasing four distinct beer styles that highlight four different fruits. Three bottles of each of the beers will be included: Pineapple IPAPassionfruit SaisonCoconut Crème Ale and Tangerine Lager. The fruit-forward pack showcases the Schlafly brewing team’s commitment to brewing beer with real fruit. The largest, locally owned brewery prides itself on extracting the most flavor from the true fruit without artificial flavors and coloring.

Schlafly Beer’s Frugi-Four Sampler Pack will be available for purchase in St. Louis and across Schlafly’s distribution on April 23, 2018. For more on Schlafly Beer’s distribution, visit http://www.schlafly.com/beer-finder/.

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