All About Beer Magazine - Volume 38, Issue 3
May 31, 2017 By Bo McMillan


June 2-3

Pink Boots Society 10th Anniversary Conference & Beer Festival

San Diego

To honor its milestone anniversary, Pink Boots Society, an organization dedicated to assisting and encouraging women to further their careers in the brewing industry, is throwing this celebration at the historic Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows. The conference on June 2 will include seminars and presentations by prominent females in the brewing industry, and the beer festival on June 3 will benefit the Pink Boots Society Scholarship Program.


June 1-10

Philly Beer Week


In its 10th year, this 10-day celebration of beer across the City of Brotherly Love includes events such as an Opening Tap beer tasting and one particularly eye-catching number titled “Get Yer Fill of Pils and Pierogies (and Board Games).”


June 3

Burning Can

Lyons, Colorado

This celebration of outdoor community, organized by Oskar Blues Brewery, features outdoor games that include dogs and bike jump contests, live music and a beer tasting with breweries like Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Great Divide Brewing Co. and Odell Brewing Co. There will be another Burning Can in Brevard, North Carolina, July 21-22.


(Photo courtesy Brewers Association)

June 14-17

Homebrew Con


More than 3,000 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts are expected to gather for this annual event, which includes seminars, the National Homebrew Competition, a Craft Beer Kickoff Party and Club Night—an evening dedicated to tasting homebrewed concoctions that can include everything from beer to mead to cider. Omar Ansari, founder of Surly Brewing Co., is the keynote speaker.


June 14-18

Mondial de la Bière

Montreal, Canada

Given Montreal’s 375th anniversary this year, the Mondial de la Bière festival plans on making its mixture of beer education, international tastings and food and drink pairings bigger and better than ever before. More than 500 beers are expected to be available at this event, which will be held in the Palais des Congrès de Montreal.


(Photo courtesy Founders Brewing Co.)

June 17

Founders Fest

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Umphrey’s McGee, Blues Traveler, Leftover Salmon and Mustard Plug are four of the many acts playing at this celebration of beer and music, which is held on the street outside Founders Brewing Co. Tickets to Founders Fest ensure admission to see all live musical acts and include the price of your first beer (or two nonalcoholic beverages).



(Photo courtesy 21st Amendment Brewery)

21st Amendment Brewery

Watermelon Funk

6.7 % | Watermelon Sour Ale

Inspired by 21st Amendment’s flagship Hell or High Watermelon watermelon wheat ale, Watermelon Funk harnesses the tart power of Lactobacillus to add new and refreshing contrast to the sweetness of watermelon puree. The beer will be available for a limited time in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft.

The Lost Abbey

Genesis of Shame

5.8 % | Blended Farmhouse Ale w/ Peaches

A blend of a French oak-aged golden sour ale with peaches and a fresh farmhouse ale, Genesis of Shame has a resulting flavor profile that is gently tart, peachy and peppery. It will be available in 750-mL bottles and on draft.

Perrin Brewing Co.

Big Griz

12.5% | Imperial Brown Ale

Undaunted by warmer summer weather, this behemoth of a beer combines maple syrup and barrel-aging to produce notes of fresh oak, vanilla and melted caramel. Big Griz will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.

Banded Horn Brewing Co.


5.6% | Pale Ale w/ Spruce Tips

In place of a hop-driven flavor profile, Greenwarden uses spruce tips foraged in Maine to evoke the taste of Northeastern forests. Brewed to last until late August, Greenwarden will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft.

AleSmith Partners with Band Sublime on Mexican Lager

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sublime’s seminal “40oz. to Freedom” album, the reggae-influenced punk band behind hits such as “Santeria” and “What I Got” has partnered with AleSmith Brewing Co. on a new beer that will be sold—appropriately—in limited quantities of 40-ounce bottles. Sublime Mexican Lager is a take on the grain-forward, Vienna-style lager favored by many Mexican breweries and will be a permanent fixture in AleSmith’s beer lineup starting in June. Exact venues for sales of the limited-edition 40-ounce bottles have yet to be determined. The beer will also be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans for national distribution.

(Photo courtesy New Belgium Brewing Co.)


Two Roads Brewing Co. and Guinness collaborated on two Belgian farmhouse-influenced beers that debuted at the respective breweries’ taprooms in Norwalk, Connecticut, and Dublin on May 24.  … New Belgium Brewing Co.’s Tour de Fat, a traveling philanthropic festival centered on beer, music and biking, kicked off in May and will run through October, featuring musical acts such as The Roots and The Naked and Famous. … Full Sail Brewing Co. introduced its Sesión Cerveza Mexican-style lager, which is made with corn and pilsner malt and is available in 11-ounce stubby bottles in six-packs, 12-packs and summer Mashup variety packs, as well as on draft. … Flying Dog Brewery tweaked the recipe for its Snake Dog IPA to include a more citrus- and tropical fruit-forward profile of Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, Columbus and Warrior hops. … Great Lakes Brewing Co. introduced cans to its portfolio, using the packaging format for its Turntable Pils, Lightkeeper Blonde Ale and former pub exclusive Rally Drum Red Ale. … Community Beer Co. rolled out Silly Gose, which is brewed with apricot puree and tangerine peel, the latter ingredient having also debuted in Avery Brewing Co.’s new Real Peel IPA.