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  GREAT ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2015:
TOUR OF BELGIUM



Join Celebrator Editor/Publisher Tom Dalldorf on this tour of the beer paradise of Belgium, featuring Bruges, Ghent, 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. Includes fine centrally-located hotels, three dinners, two lunches, brewery tours and taproom visits, festival admission, beer at brewery tours, group meals, the Festival and more!

» CLICK HERE FOR TRAVEL & FESTIVAL DETAILS
Dec 2014 / Jan 2015
December 2014 / January 2015
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

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December 13

26th Annual Holiday Beer & Food Pairing at Pacific Coast Brewing
More info:
510-836-2739

2015


January 8–10

15th Annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival
More info:
bigbeersfestival.com

January 16–17

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

January 16–18

5th Annual Winter Beer Fest, at the Aces & Ales Nellis location
More info:
acesandales.com

February 6–15

San Francisco Beer Week throughout Northern California
More info:
sfbeerweek.org

February 7

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

February 14–20

Toronado Barleywine Festival at the Toronado
More info:
415-621-2381

February 15

27th Annual Celebrator Beer News anniversary party at Trumer Brauerei
More info:
celebrator.com

February 20–March 1

7th Annual New York City Beer Week
More info:
nycbeerweek.com

February 28

SLO Craft Beer Festival at Alex Madonna Expo Center
More info:
slo-beer-fest.com

April 22–27

Celebrator Tour of Belgium and Zythos Beer Festival
More info:
tinyurl.com/noqg7oz
 
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

BEER WEEKEND @ MANDALAY BAY




The advent of Mandalay Bay’s inaugural BEER Weekend took things up a notch or five. Mandalay Bay is a sprawling casino/resort property. Its food and beverage director, Sarah Johnson, the first female Certified Cicerone in Nevada, spearheaded the ambitious BEER Weekend, offering up events that included a Brewmasters’ Dinner, a high-powered panel on the Craft Beer Revolution, a huge beer and food festival, and a Sunday Beer for Breakfast finale.

» CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE + PHOTOS HERE
ANHEUSER-BUSCH HOP FARM




A group of national beer journalists were invited to the Idaho hop farm (all expenses paid) to experience hop growing and harvesting firsthand on August 18–20. We were told that we would be camping in the hopyards but that the accommodations would be “glamorous,” hence the term “glamping." Check it out!

» CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE + PHOTOS HERE
BEAUMONT BRINGS BELGIUM TO VEGAS




Renowned author and beer expert Stephen Beaumont showing up in Las Vegas to host a Belgian-inspired beer-pairing dinner was incentive enough to draw in several of the city’s most avid beer fans, as well as those involved in the beer biz in the burgeoning beer scene of Las Vegas. Beaumont is recognized as one of the world’s leading writers on beer. Over the past 24 years, he has been published in countless magazines and has authored, coauthored and contributed to a dozen books, including The World Atlas of Beer.

» CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE + PHOTOS HERE
CBN's 26TH ANNIVERSARY BASH




The Celebrator Beer News celebrated its 26th Anniversary on February 16, 2014, with a Mardi Gras party at the Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California. Over 30 breweries poured favorite brews as the crowd met up with CBN writers and beer industry luminaries, including pioneering figures in the craft beer movement.

If you missed it, or just want to relive moments from the party, check out our coverage by clicking the link below!

» CHECK OUT OUR 26TH ANNIVERSARY COVERAGE HERE!
Inside GABF 2013




There were 624 breweries set up to pour in the festival hall, where more than 3,100 beers were available for tasting. Some 49,000 people attended over the run of the event, which required 2,800 volunteers to keep the beer flowing. Beer fans queued early for the four sold-out sessions over the three days. Check out our summary of this year's festival, the top award winners and exclusive photos!

» IF YOU MISSED IT, READ ABOUT THE EVENT HERE!
CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR:
CRAFT BEER COMPETITION RESULTS





The 18th annual California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer competition took place June 21–23, 2013, at DBI Beverage in West Sacramento. Some 83 breweries entered nearly 700 beers to compete in the state’s most comprehensive and prestigious beer judging. Some 40 beer experts from all over the state judged the various panels in blind tastings, considering beers by style and classification. A full list of winners is available from the State Fair website, bigfun.org.

» IF YOU MISSED IT, READ ABOUT THE EVENT HERE!
BOONVILLE BEER FESTIVAL 2013




The 17th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival took place on May 4, 2013, in the tiny village of Boonville, centered in the bucolic rolling hills of the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. Each year, thousands of beer lovers converge in this rural backwater to celebrate great beer offered up by an increasingly large number of craft breweries (this year, the number was reported to be 86!) from all over California and beyond.

» IF YOU MISSED IT, READ ABOUT THE EVENT HERE!
CBN'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY BASH




The Celebrator Beer News celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday, February 17, 2013, with a brewers party at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California. The party was the closing event of the hugely successful SF Beer Week. Nearly 20 breweries, all over 25 years old, were featured, and over 30 other breweries poured favorite brews as well. Attendees included Celebrator writers from around the country and Canada, beer industry luminaries, pioneer figures in the craft beer movement, and many brewers as well.

» IF YOU MISSED IT, READ ABOUT THE EVENT HERE!
CBN'S BEER CAMP : SIERRA NEVADA




A session at the brewery’s pub-restaurant reveals the amazing variety of beers produced by Sierra Nevada. Always pushing the envelope with beer styles, the brewery also started a program of Beer Camps for industry people, homebrewers and various contest winners who were encouraged to learn about brewing by designing their own beer and then making it on the brewery’s 10-barrel pilot system.

Nearly 100 beer camps later, the brewery invited the Celebrator writing staff to brew the publication’s 25th anniversary beer. Click the link below to check out what transpired on our trip to the brewery!

» CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BEER CAMP SIERRA NEVADA 2013
CURRENT ONLINE ISSUE » EDITORIAL

NEW YORKER COVER CREATES CRAFT CONTROVERSY


“Is that Portland on the cover of this week’s New Yorker?” wrote veteran beer writer John Foyston in The Oregonian Online, referring to Peter de Sève’s drawing called “Hip Hops” on the cover of the November 3, 2014, New Yorker magazine. Mr. Foyston suggests it “could well be a gently humorous reminder to enjoy good beer without being a tedious, terminal beer geek about it. It IS just beer, after all.”

The cover caused quite a tempest in a pint glass among good-beer drinkers and the craft cognoscenti. First to bring this to the fore was our esteemed colleague John Holl, editor at…

» READ ENTIRE EDITORIAL HERE
 

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