Author Archives: Mike Forncrook

21st Amendment Brewery Briess Golden Gate Stout

Having lived in and around the San Francisco area most of my adult life, I’ve dreamed of brewing a collaborative beer with an innovative local brewery that values American-grown, family-farmed barley, and adjunct grains. Along came Jaron Shepherd, Head brewer and Jason Sage, of 21st … [More]

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1st Annual WA Craft Beer Summit

Founded in 1999, the Washington Brewers Guild held their first annual Brewers Summit on November 7-9 2019 in Puyallup, WA. With more than … [More]

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Central Valley Brewer’s Guild Mixer – Congratulations Winners!

While you may know that California’s Central Valley summer daily temps regularly reach 105 °F+, you may not know that the growth of Craft Breweries in Central California is also hot.

These are some of the great craft breweries in attendance.

Labor Day weekend provided an … [More]

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Oregon Brewers Fest — Unique Beer, Fun Events, Shopping…and a Llama?

The 2019 Oregon Brewers Festival kicked off again this year in downtown Portland with a private Brewer’s Dinner and Social at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. More than 40 Breweries from around the state donated Beer for the Brewer’s Dinner which included both experimental and well- known … [More]

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2019 Washington Beer Awards

On my travels around the Western United States, I am privileged to spend time with breweries large and small, listening to their needs and assisting them in blazing a path to producing the best Craft Beer possible. My recent visit to Seattle and the 2019 Washington State Brewers … [More]

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