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  Billionaire Vijay Mallya Under Siege


Mendocino Brewing Company’s flamboyant billionaire owner, Vijay Mallya, is in the eye of a financial hurricane that has encumbered his ability to keep his historic Mendocino Brewing Company in Ukiah, California, funded. The company that started in 1983 as California’s first brewpub got into financial difficulties in the mid-nineties after an ambitious but underfunded expansion by the original founders and was “rescued” by Mallya with an investment and a bridge loan holding the brewery as collateral. Mallya took control of the brewery in 1997.

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October / November 2016
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

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October 1

Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
More info:
oaktoberfest.org

October 1

Anaheim Brewery Oktoberfest
More info:
anaheimbrew.com/events

October 1

Annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival
More info:
freshhopalefestival.com

October 6–8

35th Annual Great American Beer Festival
More info:
visit website here

October 8

Anaheim Brewery Oktoberfest
More info:
anaheimbrew.com/events

October 8

Oktoberfest at Pioneer Park
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eventbrite.com

October 8

12th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival at Elysian Fields

October 8–17

Celebrator presents Lonely Monks Tour of Trappist Breweries
More info:
belgianbeerme.com

October 14–15

Long Beach Craft Beer Festival
More info:
ibbeerfest.com

October 14–15

Pizza Port San Clemente’s annual traditional Hoptoberfest
More info:
pizzaport.com

October 16–22

SLO Beer Week
More info:
slobeerweek.com

October 22

Motley Brews 5th Annual Brew Festival, Clark County Amphitheater in Downtown Las Vegas
More info:
downtownbrewfestival.com

October 29

DOGtober Beer Fest at Big Dog’s Brewing – includes Halloween contests for both beer lovers and canines
More info:
dogtoberbeerfest.com

November 4–13

San Diego Beer Week
More info:
sdbw.org

November 5

4th Annual Sour Saturday beer festival
More info:
soursaturdaylv.com

November 5

3rd Annual South Sound Craft Beer Festival
More info:
washingtonbeer.com

November 30–December 4

21st Annual Holiday Ale Festival at Pioneer Courthouse Square
More info:
holidayale.com

December 9–11

Vancouver Winter Brewfest
More info:
washingtonbeer.com

December 10

Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival at the Phoenix Club
More info:
ocbrewhoho.com

December 17

SLO Holiday Beer Festival
More info:
santasbeer.com



2017

January 20–21

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival
More info:
auroraproductions.net

 
CURRENT ONLINE ISSUE » EDITORIAL

WAITER, THERE'S A CRAFT BEER BUBBLE IN MY GLASS


If you are still considering getting into the craft beer game, Google “craft beer bubble” and be sure to have a defibrillator handy. The results are, let’s say, cautionary at best and downright scary at worst.

During the past few years, new breweries have been opening at the rate of three per day in the United States. Most are small to tiny, with equally small but loyal and enthusiastic followers and supporters/investors. Today, one in every eight beers sold in the U.S. is a craft beer. More important, more than 20 percent of the money consumers spend on beer goes to independent and…

» READ ENTIRE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016 EDITORIAL HERE
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

TRAPPIST TOUR OF BELGIUM 2016




Join Celebrator writer "Big Mike" Moore on this brilliant tour of the beer paradise of Belgium, featuring Bruges, Brussels, Mechelen and 8 Trappist abbeys that brew beer: Westvleteren, Chimay, Westmalle, Rochefort, Orval, Achel, La Trappe and Zundert. We'll also visit Cantillon, Achouffe, Het Anker and de Halve Maan breweries. Includes hotels, most meals, most beers, brewery/taproom visits, ground transportation and more. Led by Belgian Beer Me! Tours Founder Stu Stuart.

» CLICK HERE FOR MORE BELGIAN BEER TOUR INFO
CBN's 28th ANNIVERSARY BASH




The Celebrator Beer News celebrated its 28th anniversary on Saturday, January 30, 2016, with a brewers’ showcase and party at Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California. Over 35 breweries poured favorite brews and brought special beers to share with the large and enthusiastic crowd. Celebrator readers and beer fans alike mingled with Celebrator writers and beer industry luminaries, including pioneer figures in the craft beer movement. Much fun was had, we hope you didn't miss it, but if you did…

» CHECK OUT OUR ANNIVERSARY BASH 2016 FEATURE HERE
HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL 2016




Portland, Oregon is a great beer city! This we know. And among its many beery blessings is the annual Holiday Ale Festival, bringing seasonal suds to Pioneer Square in the downtown city center. The 20th annual event was held December 2–6, 2015, with generous hours that ran from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Public transit via the MAX and other forms of light rail and buses assured responsible enjoyment of the multitude of inspired specialty beers on offer.

» CHECK OUT OUR HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL 2016 FEATURE HERE
8th ANNUAL MUSHROOM/BEER DINNER




The 8th Annual Mushroom and Beer Dinner was held Friday, November 6, at the historic Little River Inn near Mendocino, California. This is becoming the signature event for the Mendocino County Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, which ran from November 6 to 15, 2015. The prix fixe dinner was $95 per person and proved to be an exceptional value. With more than 3,000 mushroom varieties located in Mendocino County, it doesn't look like this event will be going away anytime soon!

» CHECK OUT OUR MUSHROOM DINNER REVIEW HERE
BREWS CRUISE TO ALASKA 2015




41 craft beer enthusiasts joined Celebrator Beer News Editor/Publisher Tom Dalldorf on the most recent Brews Cruise to Alaska which sailed from August 28th thru September 4th. The voyage began at the port of Seattle, Washington and sailed up along the coast to Alaska’s Inside Passage where this year’s group discovered Alaska’s beauty, breweries and enjoyed the local beer scene. The tour ended with a pub crawl in Victoria B.C. A link to our exclusive coverage with photos is here!

» CHECK OUT OUR 2015 BREWS CRUISE FEATURE HERE
BELGIAN BEER TOUR 2015




Several beer lovers joined Celebrator Editor/Publisher Tom Dalldorf on this tour of the beer paradise of Belgium, which featured Bruges, Ghent, the Trappist Westvleteren taproom, brewery tours of Duvel, Halve Maan and Contreras, and the famous Zythos Beer Festival with more than 250 beers brewed by more than 60 of the finest Breweries in Belgium.

» CHECK OUT OUR EXCLUSIVE BELGIAN BEER TOUR COVERAGE HERE
KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL 2015




The 20th annual Kona Brewers Festival was held March 14 on the grounds of the King Kamehameha Hotel on Kailua Bay — an amazingly beautiful location for this now-famous festival that attracts beer lovers from the islands, the mainland and indeed the world.

» READ MORE ON KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL HERE
 

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