February 23, 2012

Maui, HI: Maui Brewing Co's Coconut Porter

Image from ByThePint.com
Today's beer review is a guest post from the Ale Evangelist.  The Coconut Porter is a unique, award-winning ale from Maui Brewing Company in Hawaii.  I was pleased to discover that Maui Brewing Company uses bio-diesel vehicles to deliver their beer around the island and solar panels to power its production facility.  That's locally produced power, folks.  Visit the website to read about their beers and their sustainability efforts, or check out this nifty tool which measures how much electricity they generate through their solar panels.

February 18, 2012

1 Million Homebrewers in the US!

The American Homebrewers Association has reached record membership of over 30,000 members. Plus, they estimate there to be over 1 million homebrewers in the United States alone!

You can see the article at the Brewer's Association website or just check out this nifty graphic:

February 14, 2012

Announced: 5th Annual NOVA Summer Brewfest

I attended and volunteered at the Northern Virginia festival last summer and had a fantastic time.  You can find more information and/or sign up to volunteer (starting May 10) through the website.

Here are the dates:

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia

February 9, 2012

Virginia - Support Local Breweries through Senate Bill 604

If you live in Virginia, please take a few minutes to contact your representative and ask them to support SB604.  The bill would allow breweries to sell pints directly to consumers for consumption at their production facilities.

Read this for more information.

Click here to track down your representative and send them a message.

Act fast!  The bill goes before committee tomorrow morning.

UPDATE [May 15, 2012] - The bill has passed and has been signed into law!

February 8, 2012

Panama Brews Part 1: The Macros

To make a longer story short, there are two large breweries here in Panama: Cervecería Nacional and Cervecería Barú Panamá. Just like in the United States, there are three main macro beers here (all light lagers) that just about everyone drinks.

Photo of the Day: Now that's a lot of beer...

Big time beer production at the Magic Hat facility in South Burlington, Vermont: https://instagr.am/p/Gv3lh6nldN/

February 2, 2012

New York, Mark Your Calendars

This exhibition looks fantastic! I wonder if they'll let you drink while you go through...

Click below for details:

Beer Here: Brewing History of New York