The Weekly Buzz | August 4 – 10
This was a crazy week in craft beer! It all started with International Beer Day on Friday. The week hit a critical mass of insanity when Funky Buddha (R.I.P.) was purchased by Constellation Brands and Magnolia Brewing was acquired by New Belgium (and partners). Also, let us not forget that I personally drank upwards of 12 beers. Slipping between the cracks of the more earth-shattering developments were plenty of event announcements, a few brewery anniversaries and a handful of job openings. Grab a beer and get ready to work on The Weekly Buzz.
(More on the Funky Buddha and Magnolia acquisitions)
In less than a month, Georgia breweries can begin direct sales!
— GateCityBrewing (@GateCityBrewing) August 6, 2017
Happy belated International Beer Day!
Why do frogs drink beer? Because it has hops. I apologize to alcoholic frogs. Retweet & Like this RIGHT NOW! #InternationalBeerDay
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) August 5, 2017
— New Belgium Brewing (@newbelgium) August 4, 2017
— KC Water (@KCMOwater) August 4, 2017
— Shameless (@SHO_Shameless) August 4, 2017
— New Girl (@NewGirlonFOX) August 4, 2017
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) August 5, 2017
— South Park (@SouthPark) August 4, 2017
— FRIENDS (@FriendsTV) August 4, 2017
4 years ago TODAY we opened our doors. A big thank you to all of you that support us and keep us open. You mean the world to us! Cheers! pic.twitter.com/gwSHbulnJu
— Crank Arm Brewing (@CrankArmBrew) July 29, 2017
Our restaurant is closed today, but we are celebrating 24 years at our Anniversary Party today at 3:00 pm! Join us!https://t.co/JQgBjvXrHY
— Avery Brewing Co (@AveryBrewingCo) August 5, 2017
Beers always go down great at the ballpark!
— Sly Fox Brewing Co (@SlyFoxBeer) August 5, 2017
Hey! Ho! Let’s go… to the Punk Rock Flea Market!
We’re one week away from the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Summer Invasion! What are you most excited for? Vendors? Music? Beer? Foodtrucks? pic.twitter.com/2Z2exqomy9
— NCBCBeer (@NCBCBeer) August 5, 2017
It’s too early for pumpkin beers, but this cocktail sounds A-OK.
Have you ever had a Maple Mistress with a Pirate Rim and with some @socialstilldistillery Spiced Rum added to it… for the release party we are kicking it off with the "Naughty Mistress" #maplemistress #unicorn #sauconybeer #maplesyrup #piratespices #socialstill #naughtymistress
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But who would go there?
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Happy National Lighthouse Day!
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Water is one of our most important resources!
— Waterkeeper Alliance (@Waterkeeper) August 7, 2017
That’s a (half) ton of peaches!
— Draai Laag Brewing (@draailaag) August 7, 2017
Independent beer pride is on the rise!
— Blackhorse Brewery (@BlackhorseBrews) August 6, 2017
— Rip Current Brewing (@RipCurrentBeer) August 8, 2017
— Rockyard Brewing (@rockyardbrewing) August 8, 2017
What could it be??
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We challenge YOU!
— Ninkasi Brewing (@NinkasiBrewing) August 8, 2017
Gotta get those tix!
— CACraftBrewers (@CACraftBrewers) August 8, 2017
Do it for the animals!
— Night Shift Brewing (@NightShiftBeer) August 7, 2017
Why don’t they just hire that robot?
— Flying Dog Brewery (@FlyingDog) August 9, 2017
Don’t be late for this very important date!
— Firestone Walker (@FirestoneWalker) August 9, 2017
Mark your calendars!
— Frances (@FrannyFullpint) August 7, 2017
Even accountants need to let down their hair!
— Left Hand Brewing Co (@LeftHandBrewing) August 10, 2017
This man is a hero.
Can I just take a Lyft to the finish line?
— Dogfish Head Brewery (@dogfishbeer) August 10, 2017
I’m a huge FAN of this harvesting technique!
— Heavy Seas Beer (@HeavySeasBeer) August 10, 2017
I’ve heard of worse excuses to drink beer!
— Radio 105.7 (@Radio1057) August 10, 2017