Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Washington Brewers Festival, Silver Moon F-Cancer and Reuben’s Good Hair Day Pale

Ron Swarner

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MORNING FOAM FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 5 2018: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the epic beer toss. …

Washington Beer Blog has the details on this year’s Washington Brewers Festival over Father’s Day Weekend at Marymoor Park in Redmond, including the new rules and the participating lottery-winning breweries.

Returning for a fourth year, Silver Moon Brewing will again lead the charge for cancer prevention, education and research with its annual “F* Cancer” campaign. Benefitting the American Cancer Society West Region, the campaign aims to raise funds through the sale of Silver Moon’s limited edition F* Cancer IPA.

Rudy’s Barbershop and Reuben’s Brews have similar sensibilities when it comes to community and making their customers feel comfortable and at ease in their establishments. That’s why Rudy’s has partnered with Reuben’s Brews to create a beer that celebrates their 25th anniversary.  Set for release Saturday, June 9, Reuben’s well release Good Hair Day Pale Ale. A portion of the proceeds from Good Hair Day will be donated to Equal Rights Washington to help support LGBTQ rights.

Last Friday, June 1st, the 2018 North American Beer Awards winners were announced and Oregon brewers trounced all others with 70 medals for the state, followed by Washington’s 44.

Ten years ago next week InBev submitted its first formal offer to acquire Anheuser-Busch. Little more than a month later the deal was done. Not quite three years later ABI acquired Goose Island. There are dots to be connected, and Josh Noel’s Barrel-Aged Stout And Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, And How Craft Beer Became Big Business makes that easier.

Hardanger in western Norway used to be famous for its traditional culture in general, and also for its farmhouse ale. In the early 20th century, several of the major lager breweries in Oslo made “Hardangerøl,” replicas of the farmhouse ale from Hardanger. Meet a Hardanger brewer.

A guy tossed a beer over an active bridge while on a speedboat. Neat!