Beer News

News by | Apr 2016 | Issue #111

Mikkeller Beer to Help Refugee Children

On March 18, Mikkeller released HELP, a hoppy Pale Ale produced in collaboration with the Danish Refugee Project. Proceeds will benefit Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. The beer was inspired by Swedish photographer Magnus Wennman’s photos of refugee children’s living conditions, which Mikkeller founder Mikkel Borg Bjergsø found “too much to bear.” HELP will be released annually and distributed worldwide.

SF Brewers Guild Offers Free Shuttle Service

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has introduced Meet the Brewers, a free shuttle service for beer tourists in the City by the Bay. Operating on the third Wednesday of every month through the end of 2016, the hop-on-hop-off buses will carry riders to a series of predetermined breweries and brewpubs. Hosted by Black Sands Brewery, the first Meet the Brewers night was held on March 16 and included five stops in the Haight and Sunset neighborhoods.

Brewing Luminaries to Teach at Vermont’s Sterling College

This July, brewing legend Anders Kissmeyer of Denmark’s Nørrebro Bryghus will lead a two-week intensive course on small batch brewing at Sterling College, a Vermont college focusing on sustainability. In addition to classroom sessions, students of The School of the New American Farmstead will travel to Hill Farmstead Brewery to brew with founder Shaun Hill and learn from educator and Svaneke Bryghus brewmaster Jan Paul.

MillerCoors Breweries Reach Landfill-Free Status

When MillerCoors’ Fort Worth brewery reached landfill-free status in February, it became the last of the corporation’s breweries to achieve the milestone, meaning nearly 100 percent of waste is now recycled or reused, with any remainder sent to a waste-to-energy facility. Since the effort began in 2009, the company has diverted 9 million pounds of waste from landfills. Next, MillerCoors plans to make all of its major manufacturing plants landfill-free by 2020.