Just in time for the MBG Winter Beer Festival…
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Founders Brewing Co. (link) announces a week dedicated to the release of what has been rated by many as the best beer in the world… KBS or Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
Residents and visitors of Grand Rapids will begin to enjoy this incredible beverage with a week full of events from March 9th – 14th. It is being distributed starting March 30th.
KBS is an imperial stout brewed with coffee and chocolates that is aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year in the caves beneath Grand Rapids.
Last year, Founders made an event of the release, which included special happening in and around the Grand Rapids area (which was at that time named Beer City USA) to much success. This year, they kicked it up a notch. Starting Saturday, February 14th at 11AM ET, they’re using EventBrite to allow you to reserve a spot to pick up bottles of KBS in the Founders Taproom. That magic ticket will allow you then pickup and pay for your bottles from March 10th – 14th. Proceeds from the EventBrite reservations will go to Grand Rapids Whitewater.
They’re also hosting tappings in or around GR at various bars from the March 9th to the 13th, with a main tapping on the 14th at Founders Taproom. You can even enjoy more of Grand Rapids with KBS Week hotel packages with some area hotels!
Get details of all the events and links to everything by going to http://kbsweek.com/.
I hope to be there… Hope to see you all there too!
Recognition Also Bestowed Upon Departing White House Chef Sam Kass
In a press release posted on December 17th, because of their support and advocacy of homebrewing, President Barrack Obama and outgoing White House Chef Sam Kass were given special lifetime memberships in the American Homebrewers Association.
Placing politics aside, this is really cool! I hope that future U.S. Presidents and White House chefs continue their support of homebrewing. Unfortunately, you probably have to buy your own membership, but you can by clicking on the link HERE.
Come on, Disney (now owner of Lucasfilm)… can’t you just be nice for once?
It seems that Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse, New York, went to get a trademark for a beer they’ve been brewing for 7 years called ‘Strikes Bock’, but Lucasfilm is opposed to it!
This strikes a nerve with me because Disney had Twitter take away my original Twitter account name (@TheLionKing) by saying that I said disparaging things about The Lion King (which anyone who knows me would tell you that I would never do). So, Twitter gave me this name instead (@TheLionKing_) which was a HUGE difference!
I’m backing the Rebels (of Empire Brewing Co.) in this fight with the evil empire of Lucasfilm/Disney!!!
Get the details here:
May the Force be with you, Empire Brewing Co…. ALWAYS!
Looks like if you were waiting to get tickets for Saturday’s session at the Michigan Brewers Guild Detroit Fall Beer Festival, you’re out of luck! Tickets are SOLD OUT! Tickets for Friday’s session is still available, but may go fast now! Go get them from HERE!
(Note: I’ve been to enough of these to know that some people will try to sell their extra tickets at the gate. Also, some people will try to sell extras online, but watch out for scalpers… those tickets will probably be disabled/confiscated.)
Also, they have posted the program online in PDF format for your researching purposes. Get a copy of it from this page – link on the right side.
I got my ticket ready for Saturday… See you there!
(Note to anyone from the Michigan Brewers Guild – This blogger [read as: MEDIA] would appreciate info on getting credentials for Friday’s session PLEASE!!!)
I don’t know how I missed it, but the opening of HopCat Detroit, scheduled for November 15th, has been postponed until 11AM on December 13, 2014 (11-12-13-14).
They have plans for that day, including the following:
This comes as a relief to some, as November 15th is the beginning of hunting season. As for me, I’m more of a beer hunter…
Thanks to MLive.com for the article: http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2014/09/hopcat_detroit_opening_delayed.html
The Brewer’s Association just announced the winners from the GABF 2014 (Great American Beer Festival), which was held in Denver, Colorado on October 2-4, 2014. Hopefully they double-checked their math and clerical entries before making the announcements!!! The press release is below…
234 BREWERIES CELEBRATE MEDALS AT 2014 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL®
Thanks to Adventures in Homebrewing for posting this on their Facebook page:
4 Awesome TED Talks about Craft Beer
Yes, TED Talks are usually about AWESOMENESS… and with these talks, you just add Craft Beer!!!