Monday, June 6th, 2016

MORNING FOAM: 2016 North American Beer Awards and craft beer news …

Ron Swarner

Fish Brewing Company grabbed Gold for its Leavenworth Biers Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen Dark Wheat Ale at the 2016 North American Beer Awards.

MONDAY, JUNE 6 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom gunk. …

The 2016 North American Beer Awards were held last weekend in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest and South Sound area breweries came out with seven medals. The NABA’s are arguably the third largest and most prestigious American awards conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a category. Fish Brewing grabbed Silver for its Leavenworth Biers Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen Dark Wheat Ale. Ram Restaurant & Brewing in Tacoma took Gold for its Barefoot Wit and Bronze for its Roggen Belgian-style Wit. Silver City Brewery won Gold for its Copper Mountain Bock and Old Scrooge English-style Old Ale, and Silver for its Wonderland Lager and Clear Creek Pale Ale. Click here to see all the winners.

Portland Brewing is hosting its first annual beer-infused cupcake tasting event and competition.

Oskar Blues Brewery, the brewery that launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002, announces the national launch of an AmeriCAN take on the Belgian Classic Wit, Priscilla White Wit Wheat.

Craft beer lovers can relax. This year’s harvest for hops, a vital source for flavor and aroma in beers, is forecast to be at a seven-year high, thanks to increased planting areas, plentiful rains and favorable temperatures in key growing regions.

While drinking-age Americans consume an average of about 27 gallons of beer annually, beer drinking is far more common in certain parts of the country. 24/7 Wall St. crunched numbers and discovered the states drinking the most beer.

With the help of crowdfunding efforts among some 400 Madman fans, the dream of building a beer pipeline through the Belgian city of Bruges is becoming real.

The “Boobluge” challenge: the beer and boobs fad that has swept the Internet.