Brews in the News 5.19.17

"Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. - George Bernard Shaw"

Why You Should Beer it Forward in Honor of American Craft Beer Week

Julia Herz writes on why you should buy someone a craft beer this week:

"Every time you do, you recognize that craft beer is grassroots, it’s people-powered, it’s hard-working small business owners that have a passion for what they do and continually push the limit in beer. So let’s grab a beer. Person to person, one friend to another, neighbor to neighbor, or even stranger to stranger."

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While visiting Oakland to defend her plans to open a satellite location in North Oakland, the host of Beerland and owner of Los Angeles' Golden Road Brewing said her AB acquisition was "fake news":  "In fact, she suggested more than once that Golden Road wasn’t really even associated with Anheuser-Busch, even telling a group of residents on Wednesday that “non-factual opinion columns” are trying to paint Golden Road as part of Anheuser-Busch, and that such reports are — her words — 'fake news.'"

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New Belgium Brewmaster Heading to the Farm System

Peter Bouckaert, the 21-year veteran brewmaster at New Belgium, is leaving for greener pastures, literally: he's headed to Purpose Brewing and Cellars (also out of Fort Collins, CO), which is described as "an aspiring farm brewery" that will produce coffee and beer.

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The Philippines' First Female-Led Brewery Opens

After living in San Diego and loving the craft beer scene, Philippines native Ayah Javier decided to move home to open the first female-led brewery in Puerto Princesa, Palawan: Palaweño Brewery. They strive to feature local ingredients such as chilis from their backyards, coconutes, mangoes and honey.

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