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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.

The Big Island of Hawaii has undergone many changes over the past few decades: population growth; increased tourism; and expanded infrastructure...

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April / May 2015
April/May 2015
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

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May 6–8

Craft Beverage Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center
More info:
craftbeverageexpo.com

May 7–17

Seattle Beer Week
More info:
seattlebeerweek.com

May 11–17

American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) celebrates small and independent craft brewers
More info:
craftbeer.com

May 16

Hangar 24 AirFest and 7th anniversary celebration
More info:
hangar24airfest.com

May 16

6th Annual Stone Domination at Aces & Ales Tenaya with 50 taps of Stone brews and brewmaster Mitch Steele
More info:
acesandales.com

May 22–23

California Festival of Beers at the Madonna Inn
More info:
californiafestivalofbeers.com

May 30

6th Annual Las Vegas Brews and Blues Festival at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve
More info:
springspreserve.org

June 5–6

SAVOR: The Brewers Association’s gathering of great beer & food
More info:
savorcraftbeer.com

June 19–20

21st Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival at the Eldorado Resort Casino
More info:
eldoradoreno.com

June 19–21

11th Annual Oregon Garden Brewfest
More info:
oregongarden.org

June 20–21

Washington Brewers Festival
More info:
washingtonbeer.com

June 20–28

L.A. Beer Week
More info:
labeerweek.com

July 3–5

Portland Craft Beer Festival at The Fields Park
More info:
portlandcraftbeerfestival.com

July 10–12

Seven Sisters Craft Beer & Music Fest
More info:
sevensistersfest.com

July 18

15th Annual Marin Breastfest at Marin Brewing Company

August 15

23rd Annual State of Jefferson Brewfest
More info:
jeffersonbrewfest.com

September 11–12

California Craft Beer Summit & Brewers Showcase
More info:
cacraftbeersummit.com

September 19

Tiburon Taps Beer Festival
More info:
tiburontaps.org
 
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

CBN's 27TH ANNIVERSARY BASH




The Celebrator Beer News celebrated its 27th anniversary on Sunday, February 15, 2015, with a brewers’ party at Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California. More than 35 breweries poured favorite brews, to the delight of over 600 people in attendance. The crowd included Celebrator writers and beer industry luminaries, pioneer figures in the craft beer movement and lots of dedicated Celebrator readers and craft beer fans.

» READ ABOUT OUR 27th ANNIVERSARY PARTY HERE
GREAT ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2015




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
BREWS CRUISE TO ALASKA 2015




Join Celebrator Editor/Publisher Tom Dalldorf on a West Coast cruise to Alaska from August 28 – September 4, 2015 along with other likeminded craft beer enthusiasts. To check out CBN's 2013 Brews Cruise to Alaska review, please click below.

» CLICK HERE FOR BREWS CRUISE TO ALASKA 2013 ARTICLE + PHOTOS
» CLICK HERE FOR BREWS CRUISE TO ALASKA 2015 INFO + TICKETS
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!
CURRENT ONLINE ISSUE » EDITORIAL

TEMPESTS IN THE BREWPOT – TO SELL OR NOT TO SELL!


The news that Anheuser-Busch InBev had bought the venerated Elysian Brewing in Seattle had beer lovers in a sudsy uproar recently. How could the owners do such a thing? If, however, your Silly Con Valley start-up were eventually purchased by Google or some other yahoo for gigabundles of cash, you’d be a winner. Are breweries not businesses that, when successful, acquire value? Can brewery founders have exit strategies without compromising brewing ethics?…

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