Quick Hits – The Future Of Beer, Anthony Bourdain, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp And More!

The beer biz never sleeps at American Craft Beer. And here’s some more of what’s been happening in the beer world, while you were drinking yourself through a June weekend.

‘Beer And Beyond’ Discussed In Brussels (Belgium) – More than 700 brewers and beer experts converged in Belgium last week for the inaugural The Brewers of Europe Forum, an industry conference modeled after America’s hugely successful Craft Brewers Conference.

‘Beer’s Future’  as defined at the forum comprise various directions according to VOA News, including high-tech advancements like ‘smart’ bottle openers that afford brewers data on how fast their beer is being consumed in bars and “offer promotions in real-time to push a particular brand.”

Craft beer’s emergence in China and Vietnam was also a trending subject at last week’s brewers conference, as was the growing interest in lower ABV and alcohol-free beers, and the impact of cannabis drinks on the industry.


Words To Drink By (Denver, CO) “We took some casualties over the years. Things got broken. Things got lost. But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”    Anthony Bourdain (1956 – 2018)


A Stripped Down Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Returns (Mills River, NC) – Sierra Nevada is returning their annual beer camp celebration to their North Carolina compound next Saturday June 16th with a different format and vibe. This year’s Beer Camp has transitioned from the invitational beer concept that both showcased brewery’s special collaborations as well a multitude of visiting regional breweries to something more localized and brand specific.

2018’s Beer Camp is a reimagined and much more consevative event that will only be pouring Sierra Nevada beers, with tickets to the public being capped at 3000 according to the Mountain Express.

Cold Beer Now Available In Mississippi Town (Water Valley, MS) – Mississippi has long been a patchwork of city and county laws when it comes the sale of beer and alcohol. And now one Mississippi town is entering the 20th century and putting an end to its ban on cold beer sales. And it’s not like Water Valley, population 3,400 is all that retrogressive, nearby Oxford, Mississippi only legalized cold beer sales in 2013, according to US News & World Report.

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