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  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
June / July 2016
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

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June 3–4

SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience at the National Building Museum
More info:
brewersassociation.org

June 3–4

BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational at the Seaport World Trade Center
More info:
beeradvocate.com/micro

June 3–12

Philly Beer Week
More info:
phillybeerweek.org

June 4

Davis Beer and Cider Festival
More info:
davisbeerfest.org

June 4

Oskar Blues’s Burning Can Beer Fest
More info:
burningcan.com

June 5

San Diego International Beer Festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds
More info:
858-755-1161

June 8–12

The 23rd edition of the Mondial de la Bière festival at Palais des Congrès de Montréal
More info:
festivalmondialbiere.qc.ca

June 11

Orange County Brewers Guild Festival
More info:
ocbrewers.org

June 11

Truckee Beer Festival
More info:
truckeebrewfest.com

June 17–19

Washington Brewers Festival
More info:
washingtonbeer.com/festivals

June 18

6th Annual Boulder SourFest at Avery Brewing
More info:
averybrewing.com/events

June 18–26

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

June 24–26

Portland International Beerfest
More info:
portland-beerfest.com

June 25–26

Colorado Brewers’ Festival
More info:
downtownfortcollins.com

July 8–10

Seattle International Beerfest
More info:
seattlebeerfest.com

July 15–16

Bremerton Summer BrewFest
More info:
washingtonbeer.com/festivals

July 15–17

Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup
More info:
ocbrewheehaw.com

July 16

16th Annual Breastfest Beer Festival at the Marin Center
More info:
thebreastfest.org

July 27–31

29th Oregon Brewers Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park
More info:
oregonbrewfest.com

August 12–14

Vancouver Brewfest – Summer Edition
More info:
vancouverbrewfest.com

August 13

Downieville Mountain Brewfest
More info:
downievillebrewfest.com

August 19

Stone 20th Anniversary Friday Night Brewers Reception
More info:
anniv.stonebrewing.com

August 19–20

Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival
More info:
anniv.stonebrewing.com

August 20

Everett Craft Beer Festival
More info:
washingtonbeer.com/festivals

September 17

FORToberfest Street Festival
More info:
downtownfortcollins.com

September 17

BeerAdvocate Belgian Beer Fest
More info:
beeradvocate.com/events

September 23–24

Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival
More info:
washingtonbeer.com/festivals
 
CURRENT ONLINE ISSUE » EDITORIAL

IS AMERICA WORTHY OF "AMERICA"?


As Shakespeare’s Juliet might have asked, “What’s in a name? That which we call a beer by any other name would smell as…” well, beery.

The self-proclaimed “King of Beers,” in a desperate attempt to pump sales into a dying brand, has decided to rebrand its iconic Budweiser as “America.” Budweiser, in the glory days known as “Big Red,” was long ago dethroned by its stablemate, Bud Light, and has continued to lose market share in a beer market unkind to bland industrial light lager. This attempt to give the brand some cachet is planned for the hot summer months on through to the…

» READ ENTIRE JUNE/JULY 2016 EDITORIAL HERE
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

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
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
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
 

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