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With the passing of each new year, it’s natural for beer fans to wonder what new innovative beers are in store for the next 12-months. And now we’ve got the first big offering from two major industry names in Oskar Blues and Cigar City. It comes in the form of Bamburana, a collaborative beer between these two CANarchy Collective owned breweries. Not only does it mark the first widely released collaborative release within the CANarchy family, but it’s also the first nationally distributed collab beer for the two as well.
Welcome to the beginning a new monthly roundup! I will be sharing some of the great, creative and impacting community efforts that our brewery friends conducted over the past month. My goal with this column is to hopefully inspire you—our beautiful, motivated reader—to start your own partnership with a charity and begin a long-lasting, top-notch fundraiser. Whether you own a brewery, work at a brewery, or just drink at a brewery, you can make a positive change in other people’s lives.
So, let’s see what’s been happening around the nation during November.
So, which of you maniacs woke up ungodly early to hunt for Black Friday beer releases or discount video game consoles? I did neither. I went to my job and nursed my Thanksgiving hangover like a responsible grown up. With every passing minute, I grew more and more enraged by BCBS posts. First of all, I don’t really care what beer you bought, and, secondly, it’s just really fancy Budweiser. There’s no need to flood every beer forum with pictures of your “haul”. Anyway… Other things happened this week, too. Here they are in an all-new edition of The Weekly Buzz.
Welcome to this special double-edition of The Weekly Buzz. I had a work obligation that stopped me from posting last week, but fear not! I did manage to collect all the content, which is good because there was a LOT going on. Anyway… Here’s the best beer-related Twitter and Instagram content from the last two weeks. It’s time to start sipping on this special barrel-aged bottle of The Weekly Buzz!
This week was terrible in so many ways, almost all of which were related to a bastard named Harvey. It’s disasters like these that help renew my faith in people. There are military men and women, police and other emergency …
It’s CBC week at The Weekly Buzz! Unless you’re living in a bubble, you probably picked up on the fact that the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference took place this week. This event is put on by the Brewers Association and is THE trade show for the craft beer industry. Because I love my family more than beer, I was unable to attend and will forever be a bitter, bitter man.
Wednesday was International Women’s Day and breweries took to social media in droves to celebrate the women who make the brewing industry tick. Whether you’re talking about CEOs, janitors, brewers, bartenders, accountants or salespeople, the modern brewing industry wouldn’t be able to function without these brilliant and hardworking team members. Since I don’t think there’s any other news this important, I present you a special International Women’s Day Edition of The Weekly Buzz.
How hard is it to assemble a top-notch recap of the week’s social media activity with three kids in the house? It’s very hard, but I NAILED it! This week we have a few events, some new beer, a few political statements and plenty of fun stuff, too. A buffet of beer news and shenanigans is laid out before you, and that can only mean one thing. This is The Weekly Buzz.
Burning Can returns for the third straight year to the Oskar Blues Brewery REEB Ranch in Brevard, NC. In less than two weeks Oskar Blues will wrap up its trio of summertime festivals. Following impressive events held in Lyons, Colorado and Austin, Texas (their newest addition to the OB production sites) there are high expectations for this grand finale. For anyone wondering what exactly Burning Can is, as their site aptly states…
It’s THE celebration of Craft Beer in a Can, Live Music, and the Adventurous Lifestyle.
Originally based in Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery announced plans to open up a third brewery in Austin in Mid-May — we couldn’t be more excited to have a piece of OB in Texas. In celebration, Oskar Blues is hosting a pair of down-home, music-centric experiences for Austinites this month. OB’s music roots and its passion for the outdoors, paired with their big & bold brews, are the perfect fit for Austin (Keep Austin Weird.) 4/20 marked one of the many celebration events scheduled for this week/weekend.
ABV: 10 fidy-ish
Brewery jobs are tough. I’ve been working at Oskar Blues for almost six months now and it is by far the most intense physical job I’ve ever had. Ten-hour shifts, hauling hoses, and dealing with things under …
Visit our 2016 Roundup of Beer Release Calendars
*Updated 10/25/2015 at 11:20 A.M. EST w/ Oskar Blues
*Updated 3/15/2015 at 02:05 A.M. EST w/ Excelsior, Foothills, Pretty Things, Santa Fe, Two Brothers, Victory*
*Updated 2/27/2015 at 6:30 P.M. EST w/ Beachwood BBQ, Brewery Vivant, Boulder Beer, Cambridge Brewing Company, Coronado, Fort Collins Brewing, Laurelwood, Nebraska Brewing*
*Updated 2/15/2015 at 11:45 P.M. EST w/ MadTree, Smuttynose, Terrapin*
*Updated 2/9/2015 at 2:30 A.M. EST w/ Lagunitas, Ommegang, Pelican*
*Updated 2/3/2015 at 1:50 P.M. EST w/ Great Lakes, Sun King*
*Updated 1/30/2015 at 11:50 P.M. EST w/ Allagash, Big Boss, Great Northern, Good People, and Ninkasi, Westbrook*
*Updated 1/28/2015 at 2:30 A.M. EST w/ Devils Backbone, Fremont, Golden Road, and Shipyard*
*Updated 1/25/2015 at 1:45 A.M. EST w/ Almanac, Back Forty, New Holland and Sly Fox*
(Special thanks to all of the breweries who willingly provided these calendars for publish and to Justin Vicroy who helped assist with the research for this post! We did not publish any release calendars without expressed consent from each brewery)
This is going to be a BIG year for craft beer. Many breweries who started developing around the beginning of the craft beer resurgence have begun distributing their product more widely, and several of the country’s largest breweries are set for major expansions. With that wider distribution and those expansions, we’ll begin seeing tons of new beers hitting store shelves.