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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.

If you missed the tour, fret not as we have our exclusive coverage to share with you here!

» CHECK OUT OUR EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE HERE

August / September 2015
August/September 2015
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

» VIEW ALL UPCOMING EVENTS HERE

July 30–August 2

Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
More info:
mammothbluesbrewsfest.com

August 1

Bones & Brew at Rogue Ales
More info:
Tickets at the door

August 1

Olympia Brew Fest at Port Plaza Park
More info:
olybrewfest.com

August 7–9

California Beer Festival at Aptos Village Park
More info:
californiabeerfestival.com

August 7–9

6th Annual Strong Beer Festival at Aces & Ales Nellis location
More info:
acesandales.com

August 8

6th Annual Winter Park Beer Festival
More info:
alwaysmountaintime.com

August 8

Sweat Your Pints Off, a summer dry-hop beer festival, at Under the Rose Brewing
More info:
undertherosebrewing.com

August 8

Great Taste of the Midwest at Olin Park
More info:
greattaste.org

August 11–15

Great British Beer Festival
More info:
gbbf.org.uk

August 13–16

Bend Brewfest
More info:
bendbrewfest.com

August 13–16

North American Organic Brewers Festival
More info:
naobf.org

August 15

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

August 15

Stone Invitational Beer Festival
More info:
anniv.stonebrewing.com

August 15

South East Craft Beer Fest
More info:
secbeerfest.com

August 22

12th Annual Hops in Humboldt
More info:
hopsinhumboldt.com

August 22

Blues, Brews and BBQ
More info:
donapa.com

August 22

10th Annual Taste of Petaluma
More info:
tasteofpetaluma.org

August 22

Garage Brews Revisited Festival at Libertine Brewery
More info:
ccbrewers.org

August 23

Ready, Set, Growl Beer Festival at Juilliard Park
More info:
thesantarosamarathon.com

August 29

Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival
More info:
alwaysmountaintime.com

August 29

7th Annual CANFEST, an international beer tasting of beers poured exclusively in cans, at the Peppermill Resort & Casino
More info:
canfestbeer.com

August 29

South Sound Craft Beer Festival at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall
More info:
beerfests.com

September 5

26th Annual Sierra BrewFest at the Nevada County Fairgrounds
More info:
musicinthemountains.org

September 11–12

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

September 11–12

23rd Annual Great Canadian Beer Festival at Royal Athletic Park
More info:
gcbf.com

September 16–20

Whistler Village Beer Festival
More info:
gibbonsevents.com

September 18–October 31

12th Annual Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus, Las Vegas
More info:
hofbrauhauslasvegas.com

September 19

Tiburon Taps Beer Festival
More info:
tiburontaps.org

September 24–26

Great American Beer Festival
More info:
greatamericanbeerfestival.com

October 2–3

Inland NW Craft Beer Festival at Avista Stadium
More info:
washingtonbeer.com/festivals

October 3

Yakima’s Fresh Hop Festival
More info:
freshhopalefestival.com

October 23–24

Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival at the Harley-Davidson Museum
More info:
wisconsincraftbeerfestival.com
 
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

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
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

WHITHER THE HOP SPOTS


The Celebrator Beer News was not only the first magazine to focus solely on what we now call “craft beer”; it was also the first to attempt to list all the good-beer places in sections we call Hop Spots. Breweries, brewpubs, alehouses, retail stores and homebrew shops have been sought out and listed in each issue. We have gleefully added new ones as we discovered them and tried to remove closed or defunct listings…

» READ ENTIRE EDITORIAL HERE
 

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