It's Wednesday and there's all kinds of things going down!
Washington DC's getting ready to Party and Grand Rapids is going Organic! It's Heavy Seas for Devil's Backbone and Seattle's got something huge going on .... Plus we've got some hot new summer releases just in time for your Memorial Day Weekend!
So on to "Everything We Think Matters."
SAVOR is Coming and We're Going (Washington, DC) One of The craft beer's biggest events will soon be taking place in Washington DC when SAVOR comes to town! The Brewers Association's long sold out event will take place on Friday, June 8th and Saturday June 9th at Washington DC's beautiful National Building Museum. SAVOR is a one of a kind celebration that combines food and drink and this year's event will feature some of America's finest craft beers and culinary combinations. And thanks to our friends at the Brewers Association we're going to be covering all the action for you. So keep checking in with us and we'll keep you plugged in on everything that's going down!
Grand Rapids Goes Organic (Grand Rapids, MI) - Looks like "Beer City" is getting an organic brewery. Grand Rapids Brewing Co. has pledged to use only organic grains and other organic ingredients to make beer for the new brewpub that's scheduled to open later this year. The brewery will apply for certification as all-organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture before or shortly after opening.
Who are you calling a Ho? (Baltimore, MD) - Land Ho! Is the collaborative love-child of two award-winning brewers- Baltimore Maryland's Heavy Seas Beer and Lexington, Virginia's Devils Backbone. Devils Backbone, helmed by Baltimore native and brewmaster Jason Oliver, was awarded a World Beer Cup for Brewery and Brewmaster in the small brewpub category in 2010. This year, both Heavy Seas Beer and Devils Backbone won awards in the Vienna Lager category. Land Ho! is a 5.25% Black Pilsner and you can celebrate its release on May 29 at the Heavy Seas Alehouse up in Charm City.
Homebrewers to Invade Seattle (Seattle, WA) – It was only a matter of time before the American Homebrewers Association's (AHA) National Homebrewers Conference made a stop in the beer-friendly city of Seattle. The sold-out conference which takes place in late June is projected to bring 1,850 participants to the Puget Sound region. For many serious homebrewers, the National Homebrewers Conference is a must-attend event each year, thanks to its educational seminars, social events and camaraderie.
More New Releases You Want to Look Out For:
Hoppin' Frog Brewery - Goose Juice Rye IPA- Brewery Release- June 1st (10-5 pm)
Weyerbacher Brewing Company- Last Chance IPA- on draft June 1st, bottles follow in July
SweetWater Brewing - - Waterkeeper® Hefeweizen- June 1st