TO: Traveling Members of the Press Corps, Curious Citizens
FROM: The Beard Press Secretary Charwin Blues Breaker
SUBJECT: Additions To BOTUS Tour
The Beard announced this morning the addition of two Montana appearences to his Summer Of 2013 Tour.
Meet The Beard and Dinner @ Split Rock Cafe
Saturday, May 25th, 5:00pm
30 2nd St E Kalispell, MT 59901
The public is invited to join the Beard for a five course tasting dinner paired with Rogue Farms beers. The Meet The Beard event begins at 5:00pm MDT followed by the dinner at 6:00pm MDT.
The Beard would like to extend an official invitation for dog and beer lovers to join him this weekend, Friday-Saturday, at the 7th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest in Newport, Oregon.
BMAF is a tribute to the Beard’s beloved black lab Brewer, who grew up in the Rogue Brewery and rose through the ranks to become the CEO of Rogue Ales. It is the largest dog friendly beer festival in the world.
Should you choose to accept this invitation, the Beard requests you review the following material before attending.
The Beard is back in Newport, Oregon following his multi-stop tour of Seattle. His next public appearance for American Craft Beer Week is tonight Thursday, May 16th at the Rogue Bayfront Public House @ 5:00pm for a Meet The Brewer event.
Meanwhile the Beard has released the following photos from his Seattle tour. Please be aware they may not be suitable for all ages.
-Press Secretary Charwin Blues Breaker
The Beard will appear at the Rogue Ales Bayfront Public House on Thursday, May 16th @ 5:00pm to to address his many fans and admirers.
American Craft Beer Week with the Beard will conclude this Friday and Saturday, May 17th – 18th at Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest. BMAF is the largest dog friendly beer festival in the world, and is a tribute to Brewer, the Beard’s loyal black lab who grew up in the brewery to become the CEO of Rogue Ales and Spirits. Proceeds go to local animal charities.
Celebrate the bond between man and his best friend with doggy musical chairs, dog washes, dog dancing, a celebrity dog look alike contest and beers from more than 50 microbreweries.
-Press Secretary Charwin Blues Breaker.
This is the first – and perhaps the only time – that all three versions of the Class of 88 Barleywine will be available on draft at the same location in Washington state. The Seattle PI beer blog recently declared the Class of 88 Barleywine to be “earth-shaking” delicious.
1988 was a milestone in the history of craft brewing in the United States. It was the year that Fred Eckhardt published The Essentials of Beer Style, the book that became the reference manual for craft brewers. It was also the year that saw the founding of three influential craft breweries – Deschutes, North Coast and Rogue Ales.
To mark the 25th Anniversary, brewers from the Class of ’88 met in February to brew a collaboration barleywine based on Eckhardt’s guidelines. Visiting all three breweries, they changed the recipe of malts and hops at every stop. The result is three barleywines that are a unique and distinct interpretation of a classic beer.
Meet The Beard And The Class of 88 Barleywine
Monday, May 13th @ 6:00pm
6423 Latona Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
The Beard wants to notify members of the traveling press that it will not be available for interviews or photographs during the 11th Annual Sasquatch Brewfest being held Saturday, May 4th in Eugene, Oregon.
The Beard will be too busy sampling the many unique Northwest craft beers at the event, all of which were brewed specially for the festival.
The festival celebrates of the life of Glen Falconer, an Oregon brewing legend and good friend of the Beard. Proceeds from the festival will be used to promote craft beer through education and scholarships.
This no contact policy does not apply to the public.
The Beard announces that the Oregon House has approved legislation naming Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or brewer’s yeast, as the official state microbe of Oregon. The bill is currently before a committee of the Oregon Senate.
The Beard is a proud supporter of this legislation (HCR 12), as it honors brewer’s yeast and the important role it plays in Oregon’s craft beer, craft distilling and wine trades. Earlier this month, the Beard road from Newport, Oregon to the state capitol in Salem to testify in favor of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
The Beard confirms it will attended the Sasquatch Brewfest on Saturday, May 4th in Eugene, Oregon.
The Sasquatch Brewfest showcases the finest Pacific Northwest beers and home brews, and is dedicated to the life of legendary brewer Glen Falconer. Falconer was a good friend of the Beard and was known to sport his own growth of healthy facial hair.
The event also raises money for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, which helps professional and aspiring brewers to further their education through a scholarship program.
-Press Secretary Charwin Blues Breaker