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Craft Tucson Passionate about craft beer and your community? We are! We turn the love of Craft into love for our community raising funds for the zoo and other important causes in Tucson.

The purpose of this group is to raise awareness and create methods for education such as promotions, events, tastings, seminars, fundraisers and beer classes here in Tucson. We will support restaurants, breweries, pubs and establishments that have passion for craft beer.

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11/15/2021

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Support your local brewery throughout the holiday season with beer and food to-go, at-home delivery, gift cards, or merchandise. http://smallbrewerysunday.com

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09/21/2021

Photos from Audubon Southwest's post

Just in time for Earth Day, Fat Tire is launching ‘Torched Earth Ale:” a beer made entirely with ingredients available i...
04/21/2021
Fat Tire Releases Beer Made From Ingredients Available In The Future. It’s Awful And They Know It.

Just in time for Earth Day, Fat Tire is launching ‘Torched Earth Ale:” a beer made entirely with ingredients available in a climate-ravaged future.

It’s not good—the brew calls for everything from smoke-tainted water and dandelion weeds to drought-resistant millet and buckwheat grains.

“Torched Earth is definitely not like any beer I’ve ever tasted,” describes Cody Reif, the pilot and innovation brewer at New Belgium Brewing. “This beer is smokey and less sweet—and definitely has a little chew since it’s made from different grains.”

It’s muddy, starchy and smokey—even the brand admits it’s awful. “If this is the future of beer, I would drink far less of it,” adds Reif.

And that’s exactly the point.

With this new campaign, Fat Tire is shining a light on the grim outlook for the beer industry. “We devised Torched Earth to represent our future—that is, if nothing changes,” says Steve Fechheimer, CEO of New Belgium Brewing.

Torched Earth Ale highlights ingredients available on the planet’s current trajectory—weeds, subpar grains and tainted water.

“This project started with a really interesting brewing question that made the issue more real: what might Fat Tire look like in 50 years if climate change continues unabated?” says Reif. “That’s something already on our minds, but to really sit down and think about it in detail was both intriguing and disheartening.”

While Fat Tire is aiming for shock value with the release of Torched Earth, it’s a very real, very rude awakening for beer drinkers.

“As the crisis grows unabated, traditional ingredients like barley would be far more expensive as growing regions shrink due to increased temperatures. Extreme weather events and constant drought would cause the loss of entire crop years, making perishable ingredients like hops and malt rare, at best (bad news if you like IPA).”

“We can’t afford to ignore the environmental impacts we’re seeing,” says Fechheimer. “It’s very simply a make-or-break issue for our industry. Beer is a fantastic but delicate agricultural product and failing to address climate change will mean the beers we all know and love could cease to exist. We need to make the investments in good environmental practices now to protect the future of our businesses.”

In conjunction with the release, Fat Tire has announced the ‘Last Call for Climate Change’ campaign. Under the campaign the brand will encourage drinkers to demand their favorite major companies adopt a 2030 climate plan.

Via Fat Tire’s new online tool, users can look up Fortune 500 companies with meaningful and proactive climate plans. If a brand doesn’t have one in place, the online tool offers outreach outlets for contacting companies to demand change. https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2021/04/18/fat-tire-releases-beer-made-from-ingredients-available-in-the-future-its-awful-and-they-know-it/?sh=46a3799bf870

The release is part of New Belgium’s ongoing efforts to confront the climate crisis, highlighting grim ingredients available in a climate-ravaged future.

Owners of small music venues, independent movie theaters and some museums can now apply for the Shuttered Venue Operator...
04/09/2021
For Operators Of Shuttered Arts Venues, Financial Assistance Arrives At Last

Owners of small music venues, independent movie theaters and some museums can now apply for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant — a $16 billion grant program set up and run by the SBA.

The long-awaited Shuttered Venues Operators Grant, administered by the Small Business Administration, is now accepting applications.

Separating beer waste into proteins for foods, and fiber for biofuels
04/06/2021
Separating beer waste into proteins for foods, and fiber for biofuels

Separating beer waste into proteins for foods, and fiber for biofuels

Home brewing enthusiasts and major manufacturers alike experience the same result of the beer-making process: mounds of leftover grain. Once all the flavor has been extracted from barley and other grains, what's left is a protein- and fiber-rich powder that is typically used in cattle feed or put in...

Join us and the Consulado de México en Tucson for this panel discussion
03/20/2021

Join us and the Consulado de México en Tucson for this panel discussion

84% of regular craft beer drinkers and majority of consumers and brewers want beer shipping laws updated. Read the findi...
03/09/2021
73% of Craft Beer Drinkers Say the Pandemic has Increased Their Interest in DtC Beer

84% of regular craft beer drinkers and majority of consumers and brewers want beer shipping laws updated. Read the findings in the first-ever Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping Report, published by Ship Compliant in collaboration with Brewers Association https://t.co/x3v0WmhgcO

Interest in direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of craft beer is strong and growing among regular craft beer drinkers, according to the new Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping Report released today by Sovos ShipCompliant and the Brewers Association.

Brewing CO2 SeriesThis webinar is part of the Brewing CO2 Series, a collaborative effort by three major brewing organiza...
03/06/2021
Brewing CO2: Conservation and New Technologies | Brewers Association

Brewing CO2 Series
This webinar is part of the Brewing CO2 Series, a collaborative effort by three major brewing organizations including the Master Brewers Association of the Americas​, the ​American Society of Brewing Chemists, and the Brewers Association.

Brewers stand united amidst myriad challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This three-part webinar series is an in-depth discussion of brewing CO2 and the current shortage affecting the industry https://www.brewersassociation.org/events/brewing-co2-conservation-and-new-technologies/

This webinar is part of the Brewing CO2 Series, a collaborative effort by major brewing organizations including the MBAA​, ASBC, and BA.

03/01/2021

Text "PINKBOOTS" to 78896. For every text, Elysian Brewing will donate $5 to the Pink Boots Society!

This text-to-donate campaign runs March 1-31, 2021. Full donation amount is up to $10,000. One text per person/number.

Via Audubon Southwest  and Sinagua Malt Be it the wheat and barley that shine through in your favorite lager, the fruit ...
02/24/2021
Keeping Beer and Rivers Flowing

Via Audubon Southwest and Sinagua Malt
Be it the wheat and barley that shine through in your favorite lager, the fruit that flavors your go-to sour, or the hops that give your IPA of choice its trademark bite, Arizona’s beer and farmers are deeply connected.

#BirdsNeedWater #NoWaterNoBeer

http://ow.ly/9e2Z50DHERW

Craft brewers speak up to advance Arizona’s water law

Learn how your brewery could benefit from the newly introduced Fairness for Craft Beverage Producers Act.This legislatio...
02/19/2021
Congress Introduces Fairness for Craft Beverage Producers Act

Learn how your brewery could benefit from the newly introduced Fairness for Craft Beverage Producers Act.
This legislation proposes addt'l PPP & SBA funds for breweries & support to those who make the majority of their revenue in taprooms & tasting rooms. https://t.co/O78kFbTmST

This legislation would give breweries access to additional PPP funds and add NAICS code 3121 to the list of hardest hit businesses.

01/03/2021
PPP Round 2: A Guide for Local Businesses

Small business owners throughout the state have kept their eyes on the newest COVID-19 relief bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, with hopes that it would address their needs, the needs of their employees, and those of their communities. $288 billion has been allocated to aid small businesses and applications are set to open in early January 2021.

Local First AZ Members, Aniles & Co., CPA Firm and Ironwood Ventures have provided a breakdown of the relief package and highlighted the most important information for small businesses. https://www-localfirstaz-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.localfirstaz.com/news-blog/ppp2-a-guide-for-local-businesses?format=amp

PPP Round 2: A Guide for Local Businesses December 29, 2020 Solangel Leyva Small business owners throughout the state have kept their eyes on the newest COVID-19 relief bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, with hopes that it would address their needs, the needs of their employees, and those of...

11/28/2020
Pima County Sheriff's Department

Pima County Sheriff's Department

This holiday season, make sure you drive merry, bright- and sober. Help us shout it from the rooftops: Drive sober or Get Pulled Over.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department and Coors Light ask you to keep your holidays chill, get from A.Z. to B safely.

#PCSDSoberHoliday #NHTSA #BuzzedDriving #HappyHolidays #HolidaySeason #HolidayCheer #TisTheSeason #ChillResponsibly #CelebrateResponsibly

Audubon Southwest
11/20/2020

Audubon Southwest

Wren House Brewing Company opens their doors at noon today, and U-9 Lager is going to be flying off the shelves!

Order yours today and let U-9's golden eyes inspire you to get your hands dirty installing burrows at an upcoming Burrowing Owl workday.

Sign up to help: bit.ly/ArizonaBUOW

Order here: https://www.wrenhousebrewing.com/s/shop

#burrowingowl #communityconservation #birdsandbeer #chooseazbrews

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Scientists Brew a Hoppy Beer Without the Hops Hops are expensive and require lots of water to grow, so researchers tried to recreate the distinctive taste https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hoppy-beer-without-hops-scientists-created-it-180968553/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia
New Belgium Brewing has released a free toolkit for producing carbon neutral beer 🍻 learn more at https://www.drinksustainably.com/
Introduced today, the USPS Shipping Equity Act would allow US Postal Service to ship alcohol in states where it is currently legal to do so. Learn more about this bipartisan legislation and how it could impact your brewery. https://t.co/f3OPi3iUb4 https://t.co/jpbZ7zhreg
Just in time for Earth Day, Fat Tire is launching ‘Torched Earth Ale:” a beer made entirely with ingredients available in a climate-ravaged future. It’s not good—the brew calls for everything from smoke-tainted water and dandelion weeds to drought-resistant millet and buckwheat grains. “Torched Earth is definitely not like any beer I’ve ever tasted,” describes Cody Reif, the pilot and innovation brewer at New Belgium Brewing. “This beer is smokey and less sweet—and definitely has a little chew since it’s made from different grains.” It’s muddy, starchy and smokey—even the brand admits it’s awful. “If this is the future of beer, I would drink far less of it,” adds Reif. And that’s exactly the point. With this new campaign, Fat Tire is shining a light on the grim outlook for the beer industry. “We devised Torched Earth to represent our future—that is, if nothing changes,” says Steve Fechheimer, CEO of New Belgium Brewing. Torched Earth Ale highlights ingredients available on the planet’s current trajectory—weeds, subpar grains and tainted water. “This project started with a really interesting brewing question that made the issue more real: what might Fat Tire look like in 50 years if climate change continues unabated?” says Reif. “That’s something already on our minds, but to really sit down and think about it in detail was both intriguing and disheartening.” While Fat Tire is aiming for shock value with the release of Torched Earth, it’s a very real, very rude awakening for beer drinkers. “As the crisis grows unabated, traditional ingredients like barley would be far more expensive as growing regions shrink due to increased temperatures. Extreme weather events and constant drought would cause the loss of entire crop years, making perishable ingredients like hops and malt rare, at best (bad news if you like IPA).” “We can’t afford to ignore the environmental impacts we’re seeing,” says Fechheimer. “It’s very simply a make-or-break issue for our industry. Beer is a fantastic but delicate agricultural product and failing to address climate change will mean the beers we all know and love could cease to exist. We need to make the investments in good environmental practices now to protect the future of our businesses.” In conjunction with the release, Fat Tire has announced the ‘Last Call for Climate Change’ campaign. Under the campaign the brand will encourage drinkers to demand their favorite major companies adopt a 2030 climate plan. Via Fat Tire’s new online tool, users can look up Fortune 500 companies with meaningful and proactive climate plans. If a brand doesn’t have one in place, the online tool offers outreach outlets for contacting companies to demand change. https://www.forbes.com/sites/katedingwall/2021/04/18/fat-tire-releases-beer-made-from-ingredients-available-in-the-future-its-awful-and-they-know-it/?sh=46a3799bf870
Owners of small music venues, independent movie theaters and some museums can now apply for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant — a $16 billion grant program set up and run by the SBA.