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Classifieds / Brewers Association Hiring Craft Beer Program Intern
« on: August 26, 2015, 04:05:24 PM »
Hi All,
The Brewers Association is hiring for its next Craft Beer Program Intern. Check out the job description below, and send resumes and cover letters to Ryan Farrell at jobs@brewersassociation.org.

Please don’t hesitate to share with anyone you may think is interested.

Date: 8/26/15
Position Title: Craft Beer Program Intern
Department: Craft Beer Program
Position Reports To: Craft Beer Program Coordinator
Duration: This is a temporary, part-time position lasting no more than four months.

General Purpose:
This position assists the Craft Beer Program in promoting small and independent craft brewers to beer lovers, media, retailers, and wholesalers. This position will generate content for CraftBeer.com, support marketing efforts for the craft beer segment, and engage in social media outreach for the Craft Beer Program.

Essential Duties:
• Write and edit copy for CraftBeer.com
• Engage in social media outreach to featured member breweries
• Engage in phone and email communication with member breweries
• Assist in conference and special event preparation

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Basic knowledge of craft beer and American craft brewers
• Ability to communicate in clear and engaging manner
• Ability to thrive in cooperative office environment
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to focus on one task for several consecutive hours
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

Equal Opportunity
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.

Cheers!
Ryan Farrell
HR Manager
Brewers Association

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Hi All,
The Brewers Association is hiring for it's Spring/Summer Craft Beer Program Internship. This is a four month marketing internship. Description is below.

Cheers,
Ryan Farrell
HR Manager
Brewers Association

General Purpose:
This position assists the Craft Beer Program in promoting small and independent craft brewers to beer lovers, media, retailers, and wholesalers. This position will generate content for CraftBeer.com, support marketing efforts for the craft beer segment, and engage in social media outreach for the Craft Beer Program.

Essential Duties:
 Write and edit copy for CraftBeer.com
 Engage in social media outreach to featured member breweries
 Engage in phone and email communication with member breweries
 Assist in conference and special event preparation

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
 Basic knowledge of craft beer and American craft brewers
 Ability to communicate in clear and engaging manner
 Ability to thrive in cooperative office environment
 Strong attention to detail
 Ability to focus on one task for several consecutive hours
 Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

Equal Opportunity The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.

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Classifieds / Another Job Opportunity at the Brewers Association
« on: January 20, 2015, 12:45:39 PM »
Hi All,
The Brewers Association is hiring a Shipping Assistant to provide support at our warehouse location.

This part-time position assists the Warehouse/Shipping Manager with the daily operations of the warehouse, including shipping and receiving orders. Must be able to operate all machinery used in the warehouse including the forklift, pallet jack and postage meter. Experience with Microsoft Office required, database experience helpful.

While not guaranteed, we do expect this position to grow in responsibility and hours, with a possibility of becoming full-time in the future.

You may view the full job description here: http://www.brewersassociation.org/brewers-association/jobs/

Interested? Email us at jobs@brewersassociation.org.

Cheers,
Ryan Farrell
HR Manager
Brewers Association

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Hi There,
The Brewers Association is hiring its first ever Programmer/Analyst.

This full time position provides technical and system administration support to the Brewers Association staff. This position develops automated processes, provides training on those processes and contributes on support issues at all levels of the IT realm including desktop support. Performing web and other application programming is core to this position. This position also assists in maintaining the association’s information technology network and assets.

You may view the full job description at www.BrewersAssociation.org/jobs   

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Ryan Farrell at jobs@brewersassociation.org.

Cheers,
Ryan Farrell
HR Manager
Brewers Association

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Classifieds / Programmer/Analyst at the Brewers Association!
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:04:49 PM »
Hi There,
The Brewers Association is hiring its first ever Programmer/Analyst.

This full time position provides technical and system administration support to the Brewers Association staff. This position develops automated processes, provides training on those processes and contributes on support issues at all levels of the IT realm including desktop support. Performing web and other application programming is core to this position. This position also assists in maintaining the association’s information technology network and assets.

You may view the full job description at www.BrewersAssociation.org/jobs 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Ryan Farrell at jobs@brewersassociation.org.

Cheers,
Ryan Farrell
HR Manager
Brewers Association

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Classifieds / Office Manager Opening at the Brewers Association!
« on: November 10, 2014, 03:03:30 PM »
Hi There,
The Brewers Association is hiring an Office Manager.

This position assists the Brewers Association office and staff members as needed to preserve our harmonious working environment.  This position will be a point person for communication with members and non-members alike in person, on the phone and via email. A positive, helpful, friendly, enthusiastic, and patient temperament is a must. Leadership, initiative and intrinsic motivation are paramount to this position’s success.

You may view the full job description at www.BrewersAssociation.org/jobs

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Ryan Farrell at jobs@brewersassociation.org.

Cheers,
Ryan Farrell
HR Manager
Brewers Association

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Classifieds / Re: The AHA is Hiring!
« on: December 09, 2013, 12:33:26 PM »
Hey Denny,
There are aspects of the job that require the person to be in our office here in Boulder, so we will not be hiring remotely for this job.

Cheers,
Ryan

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Classifieds / The AHA is Hiring!
« on: December 09, 2013, 11:35:47 AM »
Hi All,
The AHA is hiring for a new, part-time positiong: AHA Administrative Assistant. See below for details -- to apply, send resume and cover letter to jobs@brewersassociation.org.

Cheers!
Ryan Farrell
HR & Finance Coordinator
Brewers Association

Position Title: AHA Administrative Assistant
Department: American Homebrewers Association
Position Reports To: AHA Director

General Purpose:
This 20 hour/week position provides administrative support to the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) staff. Particular areas of focus include AHA Member Deals and member communication, the AHA’s coordination with the Beer Judge Certification Program, and the National Homebrew Competition.

Essential Duties:
- Assist with communication with AHA Member Deal Participants
- Manage Gift Card Resale Program
- Track Member Shop renewals and work with Business Coordinator on outreach to shops
- Manage Zymurgy Resale Invoicing
- Provide general administrative support to BJCP program
- Provide general administrative support on National Homebrew Competition

Other Duties
- Review and update shops and clubs in the database
- Attend divisional meetings as necessary
- Attend AHA Governing Committee meeting
- Conduct various research projects as assigned by director
- Maintain working knowledge of programs and activities of the AHA and Brewers Association

Travel Required:
Travel to National Homebrewers Conference and the Great American Beer Festival® required. Travel to AHA Rallies and select homebrewing events as needed.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Basic homebrewing knowledge
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to working well as a team member and follow direction
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to form and sustain strong working relationships with staff members, media, members, industry representatives and the general public
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to meet deadlines in a multi-task environment
- Ability to prioritize daily tasks and projects
- Ability to promote events, publications, services and announcements to the media, members, industry representatives and the general public
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

Equal Opportunity
Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.

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Classifieds / The Brewers Association is Hiring!
« on: September 23, 2013, 03:50:57 PM »
Hi There!
The Brewers Association is hiring for the position of Systems Analyst. Please see below for the details on this position.

Cheers!
Ryan Farrell
Brewers Association
HR & Finance Coordinator

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Date: 9/27/13
Position Title: Systems Analyst
Department:  Information Technology
Position Reports To:  IT Director

General Purpose
This position requires a broad range of technical skills. This position assists the IT Director in areas of functional information management including database administration, system administration and desktop support. This position should exemplify a strong and positive customer service mentality.

Essential Duties
-   Provide technical support for both in-house and remote staff members
-   Manage all administrative tasks in Microsoft based environment including account, file and printing management
-   Assist in the maintenance of existing database and data warehouse systems
-   Assist in maintaining the database health and efficient operation of our association management system (iMIS)
-   Assist in the design of new data marts to continue to grow the scope of the Association’s internal data warehouse
-   Support the Web Department with programming and server administration
-   Create, manage and foster positive relationships with outside contractors

Other Duties
-   Assist Information Technology Director in planning future IT procedures, projects and equipment needs
-   Conduct research as directed for equipment, methodologies, etc.
-   Collaborate with Staff Economist to determine data needs and the most effective way to collect and integrate data elements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-   Strong and proactive oral communication skills
-   Robust knowledge of MS SQL Server, SSIS and SSRS
-   Strong Transact SQL skill
-   Ability to work directly with and integrate with MySQL
-   Strong understanding of ODBC and interacting with multiple database platforms
-   Working knowledge of SSAS and MDX
-   Strong knowledge of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac
-   Ability to work with Linux, VMware and Hyper-V
-   Strong knowledge of Active Directory and PowerShell
-   Ability to identify and satisfy co-worker’s IT needs
-   Ability to set realistic expectations and timelines for project completion
-   Ability to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
-   Ability to focus intensely on one subject for several hours at a time
-   Ability to work in cooperative work setting
-   Ability to research and problem-solve independently

Experience
This position requires three years of experience performing the duties of a system analyst

Travel Required
This position is required to attend and work at the Great American Beer Festival and other Brewers Association events as assigned.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job

Equal Opportunity
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.


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AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / Recent Headlines for 3/10/11
« on: March 11, 2011, 02:06:35 PM »
Recent Headlines: March 10, 2011 (Compiled by the Brewers Association)

Food>>
Beer-Battered Cod
- http://www.freep.com/article/20110310/FEATURES02/103100378/1372 - freep.com
Recipe

Lifestyle>>
A glimpse behind Anchor
- http://draftmag.com/beereditor/a-glimpse-behind-anchor/ - draftmag.com
"These people changed the world, and now that I'm no longer the owner I can brag a little more about them." That was one of craft beer legend Fritz Maytag's opening statements yesterday as he addressed Arizona State's "Cultural and Chemical History of Beer" class at Taste of Tops in Tempe, Ariz. For roughly 40 minutes, Maytag, now former owner of San Francisco's Anchor Brewing, took the students through a whirlwind historical overview of the brewery, and how it evolved from producing unintentional sour beer to shining examples of the craft. "We have the world by the tail. The world doesn't know it yet, but we do," Maytag used to tell his staff. With his grandfatherly tangential stories, Maytag was simply captivating and candid.

The Craft Brewing Renaissance - http://fairfieldmirror.com/2011/03/09/brew-master-the-craft-brewing-renaissance/ - fairfieldmirror.com
In 1976, there were two craft breweries in America. Today,  that number is closer to 1,600. This phenomenon has been dubbed "The American Craft Brewing Renaissance." The sudden revival in Americans' taste for well-crafted beer created a sizeable market for brew pubs, micro breweries, and amateur home brewing equipment.

New Planet's beer lineup eschews wheat and barley, wins accolades - http://www.dailycamera.com/lifestyles/ci_17566134 - dailycamera.com
When Pedro Gonzalez first learned that he had celiac disease, the diagnosis presented both a challenge and a sense of relief. "On one hand I didn't know how to deal with it, but it was also great news because I was finally able to figure out what was wrong with me," he says.

Homebrewing>>
New home-brew shop to open in Grand Rapids
- http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/03/new_home-brew_shop_to_open_in.html - mlive.com
Whether you're a newbie or an experienced home-brew veteran, Ben O'Connor hopes you'll walk though his door. On March 19, the Grand Haven native will open the doors to O'Connor's Home Brew Supply store at 613 Lyon St. NE, around the corner from Martha's Vineyard wine shop in the Heritage Hill neighborhood. The shop will sell equipment and ingredients to make beer, wine, mead and cider.

Government Affairs>>
Kerry, Crapo introduce legislation to help small brewers
- http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2011/03/kerry_crapo_int.html - boston.com
Senators John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat, and Mike Crapo, an Idaho Republican, today introduced legislation to help small brewers, by seeking to reduce beer excise taxes, Kerry's office said in a statement. The Brewer's Employment and Excise Relief (BEER) Act will help create jobs at more than 1,600 small breweries nationwide, which collectively employ nearly 100,000 people, said Kerry. Massachusetts is home to approximately 38 small breweries, including Northampton Brewery, Haverhill Brewery, and Sam Adams, the country's largest small brewery.

Colo. lawmakers say beer wars need to end - http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9LRQ2R01.htm - businessweek.com
Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce legislation allowing convenience stores and grocery stores to sell full-strength beer, after rules on the sale of low-strength beer were changed to make it easier for restaurants and liquor stores to offer those brands. Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, said Tuesday there was a perception of favoritism after the state Department of Revenue approved emergency rules this month that helped brew pubs sell low-strength beer.

Merkley-Wyden Bill Would Boost Brewers - http://www.ktvz.com/news/27137061/detail.html - ktvz.com
Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden cosponsored legislation Wednesday that will encourage job growth by reducing the beer excise tax on American small brewers. "Oregon's brewers are a valuable part of our state's economy and culture," Merkley said. "They employ thousands of Oregonians and brew beers recognized the world over for their quality and flavor. This bill is an opportunity to create jobs while supporting Oregonians who take immense pride in their craft and brew a darn good pint of beer."

Craft beer bridges partisan divide in Senate - http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0311/Craft_beer_bridges_partisan_divide_in_Senate_.html - politico.com
Move over, Sam Adams: Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) want to make it easier for craft breweries to produce more beer. On Wednesday afternoon Kerry and Crapo introduced the Brewer's Employment and Excise Relief (BEER) Act, which would cut taxes for microbreweries and on the production of smaller quantities of beer barrels. "The craft beer revolution started right here in Massachusetts and they've been going toe to toe with multi-national beer companies ever since," said Kerry. "This bill will help ensure that these small businesses keep people on the payroll and create jobs even during tight economic times."

Legislature approves liquor law changes - http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/51400012-76/licenses-drink-liquor-bill.html.csp - sltrib.com
The Utah Legislature has passed reforms to the state liquor laws that will make more licenses available for bars, eliminate daily drink specials and beef up enforcement. "This bill is not anyone's 'perfect,' but it is the compromise bill that everyone has come around to support," said Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper. SB314 would transfer 40 tavern licenses - where establishments can only serve beer - to restaurant alcohol licenses. Restaurant chains had complained since last year that the state had reached its cap for liquor licenses and they wouldn't open establishments without one. "Alcohol consumption in restaurants makes more sense than bars and taverns," said Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, the bill's sponsor.

Global>>
Bill on 'beer ties' is welcomed by Burton pub giant
- http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Bill-on-beer-ties-is-welcomed-by-Burton-pub-giant.htm - burtonmail.co.uk
A BURTON-based pub company has responded to a new bill that has been discussed in Parliament. The Tied Public Houses (Code of Practice) Bill was presented by MP Martin Horwood after Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons yesterday. The bill, defeated under what is known as the 10 minute rule, tackles the issue of the 'beer ties', which are operated by many large pub companies, in which publicans are restricted to particular beers, making them unable to buy beers and other products from other breweries. If introduced, the bill would allow leasees to serve guest beers and give them the option to become 'free-of-tie', which would be accompanied by an open market rent review.

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AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / Recent Headlines for 3/9/11
« on: March 11, 2011, 02:01:18 PM »
Recent Headlines: March 9, 2011 (Compiled by the Brewers Association)

Food>>
Aged Cheddar-Beer Soup
- http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/3936594-423/aged-cheddar-beer-soup.html - suntimes.com
Recipe

Events>>
American Craft Beer Week coming to your neighborhood
- http://www.examiner.com/beer-in-national/american-craft-beer-week-coming-to-your-neighborhood - examiner.com
If you're a beer enthusiast of ANY type put these dates on your calendar: May 16-21, 2011 is American Craft Beer Week.  Check out all the events, resources, activities, celebrations, videos, resources on craftbeer.com. This is a week that highlights the celebrations of American craft brewers and their beers. Celebrations that happen 365 days a year. American Craft Beer Week, tagged The Mother of All Craft Beer Weeks, by the Brewers Association has spawned hundreds of local and regional craft beer weeks throughout the United States.  It's all about celebrating local, small, craft and the beer enthusiasm of America's responsible beer drinkers.

Lifestyle>>
Today in Food: Beer madness
- http://voices.washingtonpost.com/goingoutgurus/2011/03/today_in_food_beer_madness.html - voices.washingtonpost.com
It's bracket time. A handful of local beer enthusiasts have been hand-picked from a field of over 300 applicants to help the Post's panel of experts blind taste 64 American craft brews. The event was held at the Logan Circle beer temple Birch & Barley. Watch the Beer Madness video, and fill out your own bracket.

Hey beer man! The top 10 brews available at big league ballparks - http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Hey-beer-man-The-top-10-brews-available-at-big-?urn=mlb-wp164 - sports.yahoo.com
But what would make a list of the top-10 beers available for purchase and consumption at MLB ballparks? I've compiled my own listicle below, giving extra credit for beers that are produced locally and discounting beers that are brewed and sold by massive corporate entities.

The Impact Of Texture On Taste Perception - http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/the-impact-of-texture-on-taste-perception/ - brookstonbeerbulletin.com
On Food Navigator, there was an interesting short interview with Matthew Patrick, VP of R&D for TIC Gums where he suggests that "food and beverage product developers spend a shockingly low amount of time examining how texture may impact a finished product." In beer, of course, texture is more often referred to as "mouthfeel." And while when judging beer, mouthfeel is a consideration it's usually not the primary one. Honestly, I'm really not sure how often brewers tinker with their recipes specifically to get a particular mouthfeel though it's clear that many beers have great ones and many otherwise solid beers suffer for having a less than pleasant or ideally suited mouthfeel.

Government Affairs>>
Help Advance Homebrewing Legislation in Oregon
- http://maildogmanager.com/page.html?p=0000015Fu8vmrnfYRQ3+PinZ25Y2vQ1kEqN2Q=&email=allba@brewersassociation.org - maildogmanager.com
Thanks to all of you who contacted the members of the House Business and Labor Committee. Your efforts have once again paid off. After hearing testimony from Oregon Home Brewers Alliance (OHBA) member Ted Hausotter and others, the committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 444 on to the full House for a vote. The bill must be passed by the full House before it can be sent to the Governor to sign into law. The bill aims to expand the rights of homebrewers, who are limited under current law to brewing and serving homebrew only at their residence. The House vote on SB 444 could come at any time now. We ask that you contact the Representative for your district and urge him/her to vote in favor of SB 444. Contacting your legislator is quick and easy (if you call, you will most likely speak with one of their staff members), and each contact from a constituent has an impact.

What's worse: Alcohol tax or education cuts? - http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/2011/03/whats_worse_alcohol_tax_or_edu.html - weblogs.baltimoresun.com
When the opponents of an increase in Maryland's alcohol tax got an opportunity to make their case before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee last week, their message was clear: Anything that increases the price of beer, wine and liquor will cause consumers to buy less of it, and that will cost the state jobs. But what was curious about their argument was that they admitted that if the tax increase were enacted, they would effectively exacerbate the impact by increasing the final retail price by much more than the extra tax they pay.

Marble City Brewing Company Beer to Hit Knoxville Soon! - http://blogs.metropulse.com/the_daily_pulse/2011/03/marble-city-brewing-company-be.html - blogs.metropulse.com
Last week we brought you the news that Marble City Brewing Company would not have their beer hitting the Knoxville market as soon a planned, due to a lawsuit filed against them by Albuquerque's Marble Brewery. Well, tonight, it seems, the issue may have been resolved - not in court, but over a couple of beers. The Bearden Beer Market has just posted on its Facebook page: "Major Development!! Marble City and Marble Brewery just had a Summit at BBM!! They have decided to co-exist in Knoxville! Marble City is now READY TO START ROLLING OUT BEER!!!!!!!!!!" We put in a call to Marble City's Johnathan Borsodi, who confirmed that after meeting tonight, Marble Brewery's Jeff Jinnet had agreed to let Marble City sell their beer in Knoxville without changing the name, although obviously no legal paperwork has yet been signed.

Business>>
Patrons may pay more for their locally brewed suds
- http://www.canada.com/Patrons+more+their+locally+brewed+suds/4407326/story.html - canada.com
A pint of locally brewed suds could rise in price due to a global shortage of brew-quality malt. Flooding lowered the quality of the latest barley crops in Canada and Australia, leaving some unsuitable to turn into malt, the germinated barley product used in beer. The price of malting barley is expected to jump by one-third this July, said an official with the Canadian Wheat Board. This increase will likely hit the small breweries the hardest because they use fewer ingredients compared to larger operations.

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AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / Recent Headlines for 3/8/11
« on: March 11, 2011, 01:56:58 PM »
Recent Headlines: March 8, 2011 (Compiled by the Brewers Association)

Food>>
Dry Stout Shepherd's Pie
- http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/beer-and-food/recipes/recipes-list/show?title=dry-stout-shepherds-pie - craftbeer.com
Dry Stout serves as the perfect backbone for this Shepherd's Pie from The Hungry Housewife. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Dry Stout, a favorite spring seasonal, with this recipe.

Brew 'n' stew: How to cook with beer - http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/food/3872846-423/brew-n-stew-how-to-cook-with-beer.html - suntimes.com
Beer has always done a good job of washing down certain comfort foods. But cooking with beer? That's a different story. "Beer is tricky," says Michelle Foik, general manager at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee in Logan Square. "You really can't cook a lot with hoppy beers. If you reduce the beer during the cooking process, it gets closer to its natural state of hops, which is bitter."

Celebrate Fat Tuesday! New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp - http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41955287/ns/today-food - today.msnbc.msn.com
Celebrate Fat Tuesday! Chef Haley Bittermann, corporate executive chef for the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, shares tasty recipes for barbecue shrimp and double chocolate bread pudding from "Ralph Brennan's New Orleans Seafood Cookbook."

Events>>
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Abita Brewing Company
- http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/stories/featured-brewery/show?title=celebrate-mardi-gras-with-abita-brewing-company - craftbeer.com
Fat Tuesday, the crown jewel of Carnival season, is finally here. Most famously celebrated in the U.S. by the city of New Orleans, the holiday serves as a final day of celebration before the beginning of Lent. With visions of king cake and crawfish etouffee dancing in our heads, we're celebrating by sharing some background and a video about Abita Brewing Company.  Located just 30 miles from New Orleans, their first seasonal of the year is of course dedicated to Carnival, the Abita Mardi Gras Bock.

Lifestyle>>
The Great Coors Craft Beer Taste Off
- http://www.denvermagazine.com/Blogs/The-Mouthful/February-2011/The-Great-Coors-Craft-Beer-Taste-Off/ - denvermagazine.com
What do AC Golden Brewing Co.'s Colorado Native, Blue Moon Brewing Co.'s Spring Blonde Wheat, and Batch 19 have in common? If you guessed MillerCoors, you know your beer trivia. The brewing magnate with roots in Golden has ratcheted up its small-batch brewing operation (check out David Port's article in the March issue) in recent years, producing a bevy of unique offerings that don't look a thing like the Silver Bullet, which got us wondering just how well these beers stacked up, taste-wise, against the stiff competition from Colorado's craft beer industry. We enlisted the help of five Front Range chefs who pull double duty as homebrewers to help us figure out just how close Coors has come in quality during a five-flight blind tasting on Wednesday. Turns out, the gap is getting narrow.

Shattering Beer's Glass Ceiling: The Rise of Women Brewers - http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/03/shattering-beers-glass-ceiling-the-rise-of-women-brewers/72156 - theatlantic.com
Last month employees from three breweries met in Cambridge, Massachusetts to cook up a beer. That's nothing special: these days any brewery worth its hops is involved in at least one collaboration project. What made this brew session notable were the people involved: Cambridge Brewing's Megan Parisi, Victory Brewing's Whitney Thompson, and Stone Brewing's Laura Ulrich-three women working in an industry long defined as the manliest of male domains. Women have been a part of the craft beer renaissance since its beginnings in the 1980s-most notably Carol Stoudt, who founded and still helps run Stoudt's Brewing Co. in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. But it's only in the last decade that women have gone from being a novelty presence to a regular sight on the brewery floor. And it's only in the last few years that they've been building a collective identity as women brewers, and not just "one of the boys."

Government Affairs>>
Samuel Adams hopes to put end to SanTan glass
- http://beernews.org/2011/03/samuel-adams-hopes-to-put-end-to-santan-glass/ - beernews.org (Video)
More craft beer legal battles... Boston Beer Co. is going after SanTan Brewing for allegedly copying the design of its special glass. Boston Beer Corp. says Peter Sciacca, a glass importer, and Anthony Canecchia, owner of SanTan Brewing Co., are infringing on its patents. Boston Beer has asked the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., to halt the importation and sale of the di Sciacca heavy-base Pilsner glass, saying it's too similar to the Samuel Adams Boston lager glass. Though the glasses appear to look pretty similar, Sciacca's attorney says that BBC's patents protect the functionality, not the design. Michael Gerity of Phoenix, Sciacca's intellectual-property attorney, said Samuel Adams has only design patents, not a utility patent. He said its design patents, which cover only ornamental features, are invalid.

House reviews 3.2 beer change - http://www.denverpost.com/legislature/ci_17561135 - denverpost.com
Days after Gov. John Hickenlooper's sudden reversal of a regulation affecting the sale of low-strength beer, lawmakers are convening a special hearing to determine why the change was made. Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, chairman of the House Economic and Business Development Committee, and Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, chairman of the House Finance Committee, will hold a rare joint hearing of their committees today. Liston said lawmakers want to understand how the rule change occurred and for what purpose.

Will Excise Tax On Small Breweries Dry Up? - http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/Will-Excise-Tax-On-Small-Breweries-Dry-Up-117548123.html - wkbw.com
Beer Industry Supports Nearly 60,000 Jobs In NY – Cutting Taxes On 65 Small Brewing Operations Will Allow Small Breweries Across New York State To Hire More Employees, Expand Their Business. Schumer: Bill Will Help Breweries Create Jobs, Revitalize Downtown Communities

Baltimore Sun editorial throws its might behind wine shipping - http://blog.pennlive.com/wine/2011/03/baltimore_sun_editorial_throws_its_might_behind_wine_shipping.html - blog.pennlive.com
The Baltimore Sun editorial board made clear Monday what side of the wine-shipping debate it's on. A member of the group Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws couldn't have expressed his/her views any better than Monday's editorial in support of the proposed legislation that also took to task the opponents and lobbyists for trying to cripple the bill. It finished with this: Legislators need to refrain from their usual inclination to cut backroom deals, appease those with political clout or "go slow" with policy changes. Instead, they ought to act in the interests of their constituents and allow Maryland consumers a chance to buy directly from wineries and retailers and have it shipped to their door, as wine drinkers in the vast majority of states can already."

Business>>
Jackalope Brewing Company
- http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/stories/featured-brewery/show?title=jackalope-brewing-company - craftbeer.com
What do you get when you mix a lawyer with a passion for beer, a business woman, a brew kettle, and a rabbit with antlers together in Music City? Jackalope Brewing Company of course! Bailey Spaulding and Robin Virball, who met seven years ago while studying abroad at St. Andrews in Scotland, are in the final stages of preparation to open Tennessee's first completely female-run brewery.

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AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / Recent Headlines for 3/7/11
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:27:54 PM »
Recent Headlines: March 7, 2011 (Compiled by the Brewers Association)

Food>>
Let them eat cupcakes -- and beer
- http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/05/let-them-eat-cupcakes-and-beer/ - signonsandiego.com
Local baker Misty Birchall's PubCakes, blending beer and batter into uniquely flavored cupcakes, have earned her an audition for the Food Network's new show, "Cupcake Wars." Birchall, whose brew-infused treats have already made it onto coffee carts at UCSD, targets her audience. Nothing like a cup of coffee and a hint of beer in the morning to get college students ready for midterms.

Beer Braised short ribs - http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=resources/lifestyle_community/food/recipes&id=7999131 - abclocal.go.com
Smear the chile paste over the short ribs, Arrange the ribs in a single layer in a baking dish. Mix together 1/4 C of the regular soy sauce and 1/2 C of the beer, pour over the ribs. Turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight ...

Events>>
Philly Artist Combines Paint and Brew
- http://roxborough.patch.com/articles/philly-artist-combines-paint-and-brew - roxborough.patch.com
Like many 30-year-old urban dwellers, Kevin Margitich is taken with quality art. And like many of his peers, Margitich also enjoys a good brew. Starting Friday evening, Margitich, a resident of Philadelphia's Roxborough neighborhood, will combine his passion for both art and beer at the opening reception to his month-long exhibit at Narberth's Sweet Mabel Folk Art and Fine Craft Gallery. "The Trail to Manatawny: An Evening of Art and Ale" will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, the start of Margitich's first exhibit of 2011. "I paint and brew beer," Margitich said, explaining his decision to combine the two in a gallery exhibition.

Lifestyle>>
Presentation to look at beer brewing history
- http://www.kcautv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14196246 - kcautv.com
The South Dakota State Historical Society is offering a free program on Sunday examining the history of beer brewing. State Historical Society staffer Chris Nelson will give a presentation during "The Great Beer & History Session." Beer artifacts from the society's museum and archives collections will be on display. Those in attendance will also be able to taste samples from four local home-brewers. The program begins at 2 p.m. at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

Homebrewing>>
Lady homebrewers break into male-dominated hobby
- http://www.kval.com/news/local/117471208.html - kval.com
Two years ago, Sandy Beal was a trauma surgeon at Sacred Heart Medical Center. But when it came time to retire, Beal ditched the scrubs and for some thirst quenching suds. "I've been homebrewing for two years now," said Beal. "Before I brew, I sit down and write out exactly what I expect in terms of specific gravity, temperatures and volumes." A true scientist at heart, Beal follows a detailed and carefully calculated recipe for her style of homebrew beer. Beal is one of five female brewers who shared their tricks of the trade at the second annual Women Teach Women to Brew Beer event at Oakshire Brewing in Eugene. The event is sponsored by the Cascade Brewers Society.

Affordable Kits Bring Out the Inner Brew in Polk's Ale Lovers - http://www.theledger.com/article/20110306/NEWS/103065011/1016/SPORTS?Title=Affordable-Kits-Bring-Out-the-Inner-Brew-in-Polk-s-Ale-Lovers - theledger.com
Last summer in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and arguably the beer cradle of Europe, Ron Clark caught the bug. Upon his return, the Lakeland lawyer started researching how to go about making beer. It's not exactly rocket science, he reasoned. After all, there's really only four ingredients -- water, hops, barley malt, yeast. "There are no secrets," he said, "it's so simple." Simple is purchasing a six-pack at the corner grocer. Clark's idea of simple is altogether different, starting with a weekend of cooking a five-gallon batch of wort.

Home Is Where the Brew Is - http://www.brooklynrail.org/2011/03/local/home-is-where-the-brew-is - brooklynrail.org
Gone are the days when beer enthusiasts, tired of the same old factory lagers in their grocery stores, had to make their own suds out of sheer necessity. One would think the availability of great craft beers throughout the country would make brewers lazier, but it seems to have only ramped up the competition. Estimates for the number of brewing hobbyists in North America now vary between 750,000 and 1.2 million. Here in Brooklyn there has been something of a beermaking explosion since 2009, when brewing supplies suddenly started appearing in flea markets and kitchen-supply shops.

Government Affairs>>
Wisconsin Historian Compares Current State Politics To Prohibition
- http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/wisconsin-historian-compares-current-state-politics-to-prohibition/ - brookstonbeerbulletin.com
Here's an interesting op-ed piece by Wisconsin historian John Gurda entitled Smashing 'Demon Government' in which he examines the many parallels between the current political climate in his state and the temperance movement that led to Prohibition.

An Update on Massachusetts Small Brewers Legislation - http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/an-update-on-massachusetts-small-brewers-legislation - thefullpint.com
Rob Martin, President of Ipswich Ale Brewery updates us on the Massachusetts Small Brewers Legislation, and how the Massachusetts Brewers guild ties into it. Maybe some of you have seen the local papers lately and read about our small brewers legislation. If not, here is a short synopsis of what the Massachusetts Brewer's Guild is working on: Representative Alice Peisch (D) From Wellesley introduced House Bill 2759 for consideration this year. This bill addresses the inequities of the current small brewer/wholesaler relationship and will give small brewers the freedom to market their products through the wholesalers who they feel will do the best job promoting, selling and growing their brands.

Business>>
Thirst for Craft Beer Is Keeping Business Bubbling and Jobs Brewing
- http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/04/thirst-craft-beer-keeping-business-bubbling-jobs-brewing/ - foxnews.com
At New York City's Brooklyn Brewery, where beer output and new hires are on the rise, there is no better example of how the appetite for craft beers pours strong, despite a flat economy. Based in an old brick warehouse in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, just across the East River from Manhattan, the brewery cooks, ferments and sells more than 110,000 barrels of lager, ale and other craft beers every year. This includes beer the company brews at another facility upstate in Utica. The specialty suds are sold in kegs of all sizes along with bottles and cans -- the equivalent of between 1.5 and 2 million cases was poured in 2010. The company says the production will grow far larger when an expansion project is complete.

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AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / Recent Headlines for 3/4/11
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:10:50 PM »
Recent Headlines: March 4, 2011 (Compiled by the Brewers Association)

Food>>
Recipe: Beer and Honey Bread
- http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110304/LIVING06/110303029/Recipe-Beer-and-Honey-Bread - burlingtonfreepress.com
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, yeast and salt. Mix to combine these dry ingredients. Add the honey, butter and beer and mix to form a dough. ...

Recipe: Quick Beer Pizza Dough - http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110304/LIVING06/110303030/Recipe-Quick-Beer-Pizza-Dough - burlingtonfreepress.com

Beer Dinners at Lyon Hall - http://www.welovedc.com/2011/03/04/beer-dinners-at-lyon-hall/ - welovedc.com
Beer dinners have been growing in prevalence and popularity in the area as the number of beer-inspired restaurants and bars continue to build. Pizzeria Paradiso, Birch and Barley, and Meridian Pint have all played host to beer-pairing dinners, and you may now add Lyon Hall of Clarendon to the mix. Tuesday saw their first beer dinner since opening just under a year ago, and I was lucky to attend as a guest of the restaurant's beer director, David McGregor. He's long planned to do the pairings, which will occur on the first Tuesday of every month, and finally had the opportunity to start this week.

Events>>
The Akron Art Museum presents Art and Ale
- http://www.cantonrep.com/entertainment/ticket/x256214656/The-Akron-Art-Museum-presents-Art-and-Ale - cantonrep.com
Art and Ale will return to the Akron Art Museum's Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby on Friday, March 11, from 6-9 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy handcrafted beers from Ohio brew-makers and tasty treats from regional food purveyors. In addition to the beer and food tastings, experts will be available to discuss visitors' own brewing successes and troubles at the home beer making demonstrations.

Bread and Brew: humble ingredients yield long-loved staples - http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110304/LIVING06/110303028/Bread-and-Brew-humble-ingredients-yield-long-loved-staples - burlingtonfreepress.com
Bakers learn the art of bread making at King Arthur Flour in Norwich. The similarities between bread and beer are the subject of a weekend of classes at King Arthur and the brewhouse at the Norwich Inn March 4-6, 2011. A bit of coarsely ground grain and water. Some yeast, maybe what wafted in naturally from the air. Some water. And a bit of time. From these humble beginnings grow two ancient staples: bread and beer. But what's old is new for participants at this weekend's Bread and Brew weekend in Norwich. Archaeologists have found that cooks in ancient Egypt were using yeast as early as 4000 B.C., probably in bread and in beer. ... Attendees of this near sell-out event can choose among a beer and cheese tasting today; visits to the inn's brewhouse where Brew Master Jeremy Hebert will be working up a special spring batch; bread-baking classes at King Arthur Flour; and a Brewer's Banquet that will feature the breads made in those classes Saturday. Hebert says the food and drink are close relatives.

Lifestyle>>
Beer Birthday: Jay Brooks
- http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/beer-birthday-jay-brooks/ - brookstonbeerbulletin.com
Today (March 3) is my 52nd birthday, and I've again been overwhelmed by an embarrassment of riches from well-wishers sending me notes via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook. My sincere thanks to one and all. As it's usually me posting embarrassing photos of my friends and colleagues, for the third year in a row, here's some howlers of me from over the years.

Obamas Hop Into Beer Brewing - http://www.newser.com/story/113314/obamas-hop-into-beer-brewing.html - newser.com
The Obamas turned heads in the beer world when word broke that they'd served something called White House Honey Ale at their White House Super Bowl party. It turns out that ale was indeed brewed by White House chefs, using homebrewing equipment the Obamas bought out of their own pockets and honey from the White House beehive, the Obama Foodorama blog reports. And there's more to come. "It is very safe to assume that there will be more White House beer in the future," said a spokesman for the East Wing. The chefs have even considered planting hops in the White House vegetable garden. "Believe me, I've thought about it," says one assistant chef. As far as historians can tell, this represents the first time beer has ever been brewed at the White House.

Beer Birthday: Tonya Cornett - http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/beer-birthday-tonya-cornett/ - brookstonbeerbulletin.com
Today is Tonya Cornett's 42nd birthday. Tonya is the brewmaster of Bend Brewing in Oregon, Bend's 2nd largest brewery. I've only met Tonya a couple of times, but she's a great brewer and, of course, being born 1 day and ten years after me makes her a terrific human being, too. Join me in wishing Tonya a very happy birthday.

Pairings Makes Wine and Beer Choices Easy - http://goldenvalley.patch.com/articles/bites-nearby-pairings-makes-wine-and-beer-choices-easy-2
Many restaurants offer wine and beer selections. A few recommend certain drinks to complement selections on the menu. But the staff at Pairings take the service a step further by offering diners a wine and beer market attached to the restaurant. The restaurant also has sommeliers on staff to recommend several wines or beers to complement a diner's meal and enhance the taste of the beverage, and patrons may continue their dining experience in the wine and beer market next door.

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AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / Recent Headlines for 3/3/11
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:06:16 PM »
Recent Headlines: March 3, 2011 (Compiled by the Brewers Association)

Events>>
Brewmasters converge on Ybor City
- http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/mar/03/031016/FXEVNT01-brew-masters-converge-on-ybor-city/life/ - tbo.com
More than 30 Florida breweries will be represented at the annual Beerfest in Ybor City on Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Florida Brewers Guild, has been a sellout for the past three years. "It's becoming a very intense and popular event; we had more than 1,700 attending last year," says David Doble, brew master at the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. In addition to Florida breweries there will be at least 10 out-of-state breweries represented, says Madison Roane, of the Brewers Guild.

Art of Beer at NACC on Friday - http://niagara-gazette.com/nightandday/x831625781/Art-of-Beer-at-NACC-on-Friday - niagara-gazette.com
Like the foam in an ice cold glass of brew, the Art of Beer celebration Friday is expected to be very satisfying to beer lovers and aficionados. "It's going to be a beer lover's paradise," said Bob Drozdowski, director of operations at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center and co-chairman of the event, which has grown every year since its inauguration five years ago. "The neat thing I hear constantly from people is that there is a very good cross section of people that come, both young and old," said Drozdowski. "We get a lot of the beer aficionados, and we actually even have dump buckets like there are at wine tastings for those who like to swirl and spit."

Lifestyle>>
Details on the Obama White House homebrewed beer
- http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/the-beeronaut/2011/03/details-on-the-obama-white-house-homebrewed-beer.html - chicagonow.com
The craft beer and homebrewing communities got quite a surprise on Super Bowl Sunday. No, not Adrien Brody crooning in the Stella Artois commercial. It was the news that the White House Super Bowl party offered up a homebrewed ale along with beers from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The Obama Foodorama blog broke the story about White House Honey Ale, made with a homebrewing setup purchased privately by the Obamas, and brewed with a pound of honey from the recently installed White House beehive.

On tour: The 'stainless wonders' of a local brewery - http://www.mukilteobeacon.com/community/article.exm/2011-03-02_on_tour__the__stainless_wonders__of_a_local_brewery - mukilteobeacon.com
A mistake is not necessarily a mistake when brewing beer at the local Diamond Knot Brewery Co. In 2005, a brewer messed up when making a batch of Diamond Knot's IPA.  As tasty as it was, the beer was not the company's flagship beer, so it was sold as the Front Street Bitter, after the location of its original brewpub on Front Street. "It was fantastic beer, and people loved it," said Diamond Knot Brewmaster Pat Ringe.  "I had to go back and try to figure out exactly what screwed up, so we could reproduce it." Diamond Knot, with about 24 other breweries across the state, opened its doors on Feb. 26 for the first Washington Beer Open House, sponsored by the Washington Beer Commission. The open houses allowed beer lovers an opportunity to experience all the "stainless wonders" of the Mukilteo brewery – and, of course, taste some of its beers.

Government Affairs>>
Md. bill meant to lure brewery
- http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20110303/NEWS01/103030376/1002/MARYLAND--Unrest-won-t-stop-Md.-National-Guard-trip-to-Egypt-/Md-bill-meant-lure-brewery?odyssey=nav|head - delmarvanow.com
Maryland Sen. Richard Colburn says Wicomico County's alcohol laws must be tweaked in order to attract the big fish that got away: Evolution Craft Brewing Co. "We're doing everything we can to make sure everything is in place to allow them to locate in the city of Salisbury," said Colburn, R-37-Dorchester. Just shy of reaching its second year of operation, the Delmar, Del., microbrewery has grown so rapidly that its owners, the Knorr brothers, are shopping around for a larger facility. Tom Knorr says they're interested in moving to the former Reddy Ice plant on Elmwood Drive in Salisbury, then converting the spacious facility into a restaurant/microbrewery. Colburn has introduced legislation that would increase from three to five the number of Class B alcohol licenses -- the types used at restaurants -- that the holder of either a pub-brewery or microbrewery license can have. Knorr said the change would open the door for moving Evolution to Salisbury.

Senate passes bill to change Utah liquor laws - http://qsaltlake.com/2011/03/03/senate-passes-bill-to-change-utah-liquor-laws/ - qsaltlake.com
The Utah Senate passed a bill that would change liquor and beer service time, increase the number of restaurant liquor licenses and eliminate mini-kegs in Utah liquor stores, amongst a variety of other changes. Senate Bill 314, which cleared the Senate on Friday afternoon, is designed to make people eat when they consume alcohol, said the bill sponsor, Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem. Utah has one of the fastest-growing restaurant industries in the nation, according to the Utah Restaurant Association. The bill would add 15 new full-liquor service licenses and 25 beer and wine licenses. The bill would also allow an unlimited amount of beer-only licenses for restaurants that only want to serve beer. No additional licenses would be given for bars or clubs in the new bill. However, it makes liquor licenses transferable, so when a bar or tavern is purchased, the liquor license could be included with the purchase.

Beer industry faces off against health advocates over food labels - http://www.sciencemagnews.com/beer-industry-faces-off-against-health-advocates-over-food-labels.html - sciencemagnews.com
OTTAWA - Allergy and health groups are asking the Conservative government to press ahead with new food-labelling regulations even as the beer industry asks to pull out of them. The proposed regulations, published July 2008, would require manufacturers and importers to clearly note potential allergens on labels - an important indication for those with serious or life-threatening allergies. In an open letter to the prime minister this week, those fighting for the new regulations questioned the position of brewers who are asking for an exemption.

Business>>
Changing Lanes: Filmmaker to Beer Brewer
- http://www.bu.edu/today/node/12407 - bu.edu
How many careers does the average American worker have in a lifetime? ... For Garrett Oliver, brewmaster and one-time aspiring filmmaker, the mental processes behind creating beer and making films are not all that different. "Both require half-technical and half-artistic inspiration," says Oliver. "If you have lots of inspiration but not enough technical ability, you end up with something like a first student film-filled with passion, but you look at the screen and there's not a whole lot there. It's about having both sides of your brain working." The two sides of Oliver's brain currently work overtime at Brooklyn Brewery, in (where else?)

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