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CBN's 28th ANNIVERSARY BASH


The Celebrator Beer News will celebrate its 28th Anniversary on January 30, 2016, with a Brewer's party from 4–8pm at the Trumer Brauerei in Berkeley, California. Over 35 other breweries will pour favorite brews as well. Meet CBN writers and beer industry luminaries, including pioneering figures in the craft beer movement! Tickets are on sale now: $60 per person (includes BBQ and beer). Beer industry (we know who you are) for $40. Tix at the door (if available) are $80 cash only.

» DON'T MISS IT, GET YOUR TICKETS HERE NOW!

February / March 2016
 
UPCOMING BEER EVENTS

» VIEW ALL UPCOMING EVENTS HERE

January 22

San Francisco Beer Week Opening Gala at Pier 35
More info:
sfbeerweek.org

January 22–23

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

January 22–31

San Francisco Beer Week
More info:
sfbeerweek.org

January 30

28th Annual Celebrator Anniversary Party
More info:
celebrator.com/anniversary

January 30

Meet the Brewers Craft Beer Festival at Hermitage Brewing.
More info:
hermitagebrewing.com

January 30

Belgian Fest at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
More info:
washingtonbeer.com

January 30–31

RateBeer Best Awards Show & Beer Festival
More info:
ratebeerbest.com

February 6

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

February 11–20

Arizona Beer Week
More info:
arizonabeerweek.com

February 13

16th Annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival
More info:
arizonabeerweek.com

February 19–28

8th Annual New York City Beer Week
More info:
nycbeerweek.com

February 20

12th Annual Firkin Rendezvous hosted by Bristol Brewing
More info:
bristolbrewing.com

February 25

Barrel + Board
More info:
scottsdalefest.org

February 25–March 6

Sacramento Beer Week
More info:
sacbeerweek.com

February 26–27

SLO Craft Beer Festival
More info:
slo-beer-fest.com

March 12

Left Hand Brewing hosts the 4th Annual Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam
More info:
lefthandbrewing.com

March 12

Kona Brewers Festival
More info:
konabrewersfestival.org

March 19

Collaboration Fest at Sports Authority Field
More info:
collaborationfest.com

March 19

Cask Beer Festival at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
More info:
washingtonbrewersguild.org

March 26

Boulder City Beerfest
More info:
bouldercitybeerfest.com

April 2

Brewing Network Springfest
More info:
thebrewingnetwork.com

April 16

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
More info:
bayareacraftbeerfestival.com

April 30

Boonville Beer Festival
More info:
avbc.com

May 14

Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival
More info:
livermorevalleycraftbeer...

May 3–6

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America
More info:
brewersassociation.org

May 12–22

Seattle Beer Week

More info: seattlebeerweek.com

May 13

Backwash homebrew tasting
More info: backwashreno.org/brewers

May 14

Maui Brewers Festival
More info:
mauiarts.org

May 14–21

Reno Craft Beer Week
More info:
renocraftbeerweek.com

May 21

33rd Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival
More info:
sfbeerfest.com
 
CURRENT ONLINE ISSUE » EDITORIAL

THE YEAR IN BEER – CELEBRATOR TURNS 28


When our first issue of the California Celebrator dropped in January 1988, we had only 20 breweries to keep track of in California. Last year, the total number of breweries in California hit 600, while the brewery count for the country reached a record level of 4,144! This number bests the historic high of 4,131 breweries in the United States established way back in 1873.

Breweries continue to open at a rate of two a day all around the country. Fifteen states are now home to over 100 breweries, including Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and…

» READ ENTIRE FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016 EDITORIAL HERE
CURRENT CBN FEATURES

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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