Four years of "Ben's" should be the tagline as the the strangest and most eccentric beer fest in Portland returns, BenFest will be held this year at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom on Thursday, July 31, 2014. BenFest serves as the official closing ceremony of Oregon Craft Beer Month and features new or special-release beers from each of seven Oregon brewers named Ben.
Interurban, perhaps North Mississippi's finest bar has brought pFriem Family Brewers back for their 2nd annual Crawfish Boil this Sunday July 27th.
It has now been an astounding 7 years since nano breweries started blowing up and Max's Fanno Creek has been hosting their annual Nano Beer Fest that returns this August.
Are American brewers trying to conquer Europe? First Brooklyn Brewery opens a brewery in Sweden, last weekend Stone Brewing announced a German location, and now--not to be outdone--San Diego brewer Green Flash has announced its own European partnership with Belgium's St. Feuillien. Each brewery wants dibs on a first of some sort. Green Flash says that starting this month, it will be the first American craft brewery to brew, bottle, and distribute fresh IPA in Europe via a production partnership with a legendary old-world brewery in St-Feuillien.
The third bottle release in Widmer Brother's 30th anniversary collaboration series is with Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing and is called "Fizz." Following the release of the Blacklight collaboration with Boneyard and the currently available Saison a Fleurs collaboration with Breakside, the new "Fizz" is being released later this week.