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  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.

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August / September 2016
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

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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:
brownpapertickets.com

August 13

7th Annual Strong Beer Fest at Aces & Ales Tenaya location
More info:
acesandales.com

August 13

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival
More info:
kenaibeerfest.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

August 20

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest
More info:
tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com

August 25–28

Organic Beer Fest at Overlook Park
More info:
organicbeerfest.org

August 27

Sierra BrewFest
More info:
sierrabrewfest.com

August 27

The 8th Annual CANFEST, international tasting of beers in cans, at the Peppermill Hotel & Casino
More info:
canfestbeer.com

September 8–10

California Craft Beer Summit
More info:
cacraftbeersummit.com

September 9–10

Great Canadian Beer Festival
More info:
gcbf.com

September 17

Anaheim's Orange County Fest of Ales
More info:
festofales.com

September 17

FORToberfest Street Festival
More info:
downtownfortcollins.com

September 17

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

September 17–18

Whistler Village Beer Festival
More info:
gibbonswhistler.com

September 23–24

Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival
More info:
washingtonbeer.com

September 24

7th Annual Brew Ha Ha returns to Oak Canyon Park
More info:
beerfests.com

October 1

Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
More info:
oaktoberfest.org

October 6–8

35th Annual Great American Beer Festival
More info:
greatamericanbeerfestival.com

October 8

Oktoberfest at Pioneer Park
More info:
eventbrite.com

October 8–17

Celebrator presents Lonely Monks Tour of Trappist Breweries
More info:
belgianbeerme.com

October 14–15

Long Beach Craft Beer Festival
More info:
ibbeerfest.com

October 22

Motley Brews 5th Annual Brew Festival, Clark County Amphitheater in Downtown Las Vegas
More info:
downtownbrewfestival.com

November 4–13

San Diego Beer Week
More info:
sdbw.org
 
CURRENT ONLINE ISSUE » EDITORIAL

IS THE BLOOM OFF THE CRAFT BEER ROSE?


The buzz on the street is hard to ignore. Craft beer sales, seemingly always on an upward tear, have slowed and are indeed down for some top 10 craft brewers for the first time in recent memory. Reminiscent of the slowdown in the mid- to late 1990s, this time we are seeing continued expansion and growth of small breweries and brewpubs while at the same time seeing an unprecedented loss of sales and market share from some of the largest craft brewers’ flagship…

» READ ENTIRE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016 EDITORIAL HERE
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

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
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
 

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Remember with us a great beer authority, and friend, as we explore some of our archived images, video and insight into the life of Michael Jackson.

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