Today, ten brewers from three Colorado breweries will embark on a five day, 470 mile bike ride for charity. Tour of BoulDurango starts at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder and crosses over 6 majestic mountain passes to Durango. During the epic journey, the ten crazy brewers from Avery Brewing, Oscar Blues Brewing and Ska Brewing will be visiting craft breweries and brewpubs along the way in an effort to bring together Colorado brewers, raise money for local charities, and encourage the spirit of collaboration and camaraderie.
“Craft beer isn’t about getting rich and cutthroat business practices; it’s about following your passions and doing what you love, it’s about being part of your local community and working with people who are just as psyched to be in the business as you are.” — Adam Avery, President and Brewmaster of Avery Brewing Company. See the full post »
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Lots of exciting things happened in the fine beverage blogosphere this week. Here are some of Mutineer’s favorite posts of the week:
- Don’t Bogart That Sip: Should Sommeliers Taste Your Wine Purchase? — (1WineDude)
- More Adventures in Wine Advertising — (Good Grape)
- The Secret Sherry Society: A Quick Interview in the Dark — (Catavino)
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Just when I thought that being a Mutineer was the coolest job in the world, I discovered Willow Garage, a team of robot design experts. They actually get paid to develop hardware and open source software for personal robotics applications. Which begs the question: whose job is cooler? I sense an epic battle of wits and strength coming on… or maybe just a duel. The Mutineers vs. The Roboticists — Coming to a theatre near you.
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Some industries have been a little slower than others at acknowledging the importance of social media and the influence of blogs. Finally, it seems like the craft beer industry has started to catch on.
Although barely two years old, Buckbean Brewing Company, has been actively reaching out to beer bloggers, engaging the community and sending free samples all across the US. They have even publicly stated that they believe “the online beer community is the most underrated and, at times, unappreciated group of beer enthusiasts and experts out there” — which is quite a bold (yet, reasonable) statement.
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In addition to all the fine beverage news we posted on our blog this week, several other noteworthy things happened over the past few days. We have summarized them into a weekly roundup:
Winners of the First Heineken’s Young Scientist Award Were Announced
“The idea of rewarding young researchers is entirely in keeping with the vision and aims of the Foundation.” — Mrs Charlène de Carvalho-Heineken, chairwoman of the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation, which makes the awards possible. “The awards emphasise the relevance of research to society and represent an important addition to the Heineken Prizes, which are among the most prestigious science awards in the world.”
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Collaboration beers are hot. Crazy craft beers with odd ingredients are hotter. Crazy collaboration craft beers with odd ingredients are the hottest.
New Holland Brewing and Mutineer Magazine have many traits in common. Both are radical pioneers in their fields. Both are fine beverage evangelists. Both are fine beverage revolutionaries. And both teeter on the fine line between genius and insanity. See the full post »
Each year SBS Imports invites a noted brewer to co-design a beer to be brewed at De Proef. This past March, Terrapin’s Brian “Spike” Buckowski traveled to Lochristi, Belgium to collaborate with De Proef Owner-Brewmaster Dirk Naudts. The result was Monstre Rouge, the fourth beer in the De Proef Collaboration Series. See the full post »
It’s great seeing cities teaming up with breweries to promote their city, their economy, and well, their beer. Bend, Oregon knows a great thing when they see it, and they’ve seen it with their local craft beer scene, leading to the creation of The Bend Ale Trail.
A collaboration between Visit Bend, the city’s tourism bureau, and eight of the regions top craft breweries, The Bend Ale Trail is an interactive, multi-faceted tour and celebration of the city’s craft breweries. See the full post »