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The Celebrator Beer News will celebrate its 30th anniversary on February 17, 2018, with a Brewer’s party from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California. Over 30 other breweries will pour favorite brews as well. Meet CBN writers and beer industry luminaries, including pioneering figures in the craft beer movement. The event will be one of the closing events of SF Beer Week 2018 and benefits the California Craft Brewers Association. See you at the party!

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December 2017 / January 2018
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

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November 29–December 3

The 22nd Annual Holiday Ale Festival will take place at Pioneer Courthouse Square
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holidayale.com

December 1–2

Washington Winter Beer Fest at Magnuson Park
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view website here

December 2

Aces & Ales Tenaya will host a tap takeover for Modern Times Beer
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acesandales.com

December 9

BeerAdvocate’s Extreme Beer Fest
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view website here

December 16

6th Annual Denver Beer Festivus at Denver’s Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
More info:
denverbeerfestivus.com


2018


January 4–6

Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival
More info:
bigbeersfestival.com

January 27

Belgian Fest, Seattle’s festival of locally brewed Belgian-inspired beers
More info:
view website here

February 9–18

San Francisco Beer Week
More info:
sfbeerweek.org

February 10

Double IPA Festival at The Bistro
More info:
the-bistro.com

February 17

30th Anniversary party for the Celebrator Beer News at Trumer Brauerei
More info:
celebrator.com/party

March 17

8th Annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest
More info:
suwaneebeerfest.com
 
CURRENT ONLINE ISSUE » EDITORIAL

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES


It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. What the Dickens am I talking about? Just our beloved craft beer industry, that’s all. When the Celebrator started 30 years ago, we covered all 20 of the then-existing “microbreweries” in California. The pervasiveness of craft beer in the state, and indeed, the country, has grown astronomically in recent years. After hitting a downturn in the mid-nineties, the craft beer scene continued on an amazing growth surge that made this portion of the adult beverage industry the envy of wineries and distilleries around the country, which celebrated a 2 or 3 percent rise in sales. Those quaint craft brewers were regularly knocking down double digits…

» READ ENTIRE DECEMBER 2017/JANUARY 2018 EDITORIAL HERE
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

BIG NEWS IN BREWS




The Budweiser brewery, with its two enormous windmills producing some 30 percent of the brewery’s energy needs, is a familiar sight to anyone traveling west of Fairfield, California, a town best known as the home of Travis Air Force Base and the Budweiser plant, on Highway I-80 near the truck scales. What’s new is the 12-pack of equally enormous fermenters now proudly erect in front of the big red Budweiser sign. Tall conical fermenters for a lager house? They have a plan.

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE ON ELYSIAN BREWING HERE
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.

» READ MORE ON THIS RECENT DEVELOPMENT HERE
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
 

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