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Modelo Illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

Modelo × Mister Cartoon

Modelo, the beer brewed for those with The Fighting Spirit™, has teamed up with legendary LA-based Mexican American tattoo artist, Mark Machado aka Mister Cartoon, to invite fans around the country to celebrate Día de los Muertos in style.

To honor the tradition of Día de los Muertos, Modelo has launched custom 24 oz. Model Especial and Modelo Negra LTO cans designed by Mister Cartoon himself, evoking classic Día de los Muertos motifs such as skulls and marigolds, alongside an exclusive line of Día merchandise featuring Cartoon’s art that fans can claim starting on October 25th through the holiday season.

Mister Cartoon offered an exclusive interview with Javier Pedroza to explain the process of his partnership and to talk about heritage.

MODELO®

Born in 1925 in the small town of Tacuba, Mexico, Modelo has been bringing distinctive high-quality beer to people ever since, including Modelo Especial®, Modelo Negra®, and a flavorful lineup of Modelo Cheladas. Modelo Especial is a golden, full-flavored Pilsner-style Lager with a clean, crisp finish. As the #1 imported beer in the U.S., Modelo Especial recently surpassed 150MM cases sold in 2021. The Modelo family of beers are exclusively brewed, imported and marketed for the U.S. by Constellation Brands.

MISTER CARTOON

Mister Cartoon’s richly detailed, hand-rendered designs are inspired by the style of tattoos that originated in the streets of 1970s’ Los Angeles – fine line Chicano black and grey custom tattoo art. Cartoon took this style of tattooing and brought it into mainstream culture. He is known as a pioneer in the tattoo world, and as one of the first artists to get global notoriety by tattooing celebrities, athletes, musicians, and actors alike.

Stacey Abrams Blue Peach illustration from Felecia Bearden, The Purple Agency, for use by 360 Magazine

Black-Owned Crowns × Hops Brewing Beer in Honor of Stacy Abrams

This past weekend, Crowns & Hops Brewing Co., the first Black-owned craft beer brand in Inglewood, CA, released “The Blue Peach” – a Blueberry Peach gose that is brewed in collaboration with Barrel & Flow (Black beer festival in Pittsburg, PA) and Black Calder Brewing (first Black-owned brewery in Grand Rapids, MI). The beer was made in honor of Stacey Abrams, and a percentage of the funds generated from its sale will be donated to Fair Fight, a national voting rights organization focused on voter suppression and protecting voting rights. “The Blue Peach” is a limited edition beer and is currently available in select retailers in Los Angeles. Please visit Crowns and Hops Brewing Co. to learn more about the release of the beer.

In addition to the release of “The Blue Peach,” Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. will co-host a panel discussion and mixer with the Inglewood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Inglewood. The event takes place on Wednesday, August 25, and is held in celebration of Black Business Month.

Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. recently launched their equity crowdfunding campaign “OWN CROWNS” to invite the community to invest in the brand’s mission and success. The capital raised will go directly to the buildout of their new flagship restaurant/brewpub Crowns Inglewood, a 14k sq foot location off of Manchester & Crenshaw and a little over a mile from the SOFI Stadium. In an effort to collaborate with the community of Inglewood and those who champion racial equity in the U.S., co-founders Beny Ashburn & Teo Hunter believe this opportunity will allow for the community to invest in the city’s development while supporting Black-owned businesses in the region.

As stated by Beny Ashburn, CEO, “Our brand started with the community. Now, we want to offer the community an opportunity to own a part of Crowns in the City of Champions and wherever we expand.”

Crowns Inglewood is a community establishment based in the heart of Inglewood, and will provide a safe, family-friendly space to gather, dine and have delicious independent craft beer. During a time where most Black & Brown communities feel left out of the development of their own neighborhoods, this investment opportunity allows for the community to participate in the revitalization efforts of a city. Crowns & Hops will offer locals and visitors alike an opportunity to publicly connect in Inglewood/South L.A. to enjoy premium products produced in Inglewood.

“We have always celebrated the mission of community and ownership in the craft beer industry. We’re excited to bring these concepts of investment and equity to a region that has been starved of resources for generations,” said Teo Hunter, COO & Head of Beer Operations.

To learn more about the Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. equity crowdfunding campaign and to invest, please visit here.

For additional updates, keep a close eye on the Crowns & Hops social media channels: Instagram | Twitter | Website | Facebook | To Invest

About Crowns & Hops Brewing Company:

In 6-years, Co-Founders Teo Hunter & Beny Ashburn have become the leaders and voices of a craft beer movement bringing much-needed diversity and inclusion to the industry. Hunter & Ashburn disrupted the status quo of the craft beer industry and built a brand that is bigger than beer. Through their global social movement #BlackPeopleLoveBeer & #BrownPeopleLoveBeer, they have been able to galvanize the voices of people of color in craft beer. Crowns & Hops Brewery Co. will be the first Black-owned brewery in Inglewood, CA, a few short miles from the new Rams/Chargers Stadium.

Crowns & Hops Brewing Co’s mission is to create spaces that are community-centric, driving diversity, racial equity, economic growth, and influencing inclusion. This creates jobs and new career paths for people of color in and around the beer industry. Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. is the first-ever craft beer brand that bridges lifestyle, communities of color, “dope” culture, and delicious craft beer. Welcome to The New Now of craft beer. #OWNCROWNS

Beer Cannabis illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Summer Escapes × Adult Style

­SUMMER ESCAPES – ADULT STYLE

FROM SUDS TO BUDS, THINGS ARE BREWING IN MENDOCINO COUNTY

TAP INTO THE REGION’S NEW CRAFT BEER TREK OR A DEEP DIVE BEHIND THE EMERALD CURTAIN

From wildflowers to hops and buds, Mendocino County is gearing up for a summer certain to swell all the senses. Long known as an outpost for rugged individualism, edge-pushing vintners and off-grid farmers, this stretch of turf just two hours north of San Francisco offers an ideal reboot, adult style. With plenty of room to roam (2.4 million acres to be exact), 24 state and national parks, new cannabis tours and beer trek on tap, the time for an urban escape is now.

GREEN LIGHT

What Napa was to wine, Mendocino is to California cannabis. Long a clandestine culture, today the region’s robust operations offer a modern, regulated slant saluting the long-time farmers who cultivated a brand based on hard work and creativity. A key player in the legendary Emerald Triangle, Mendocino County is stands ready to showcase its world-class cache. Two new tours offer an inside look at operations and a solid schooling on what makes this region’s green so spectacular. All aboard for a day of play, one toke at a time. Largely due to the region’s unique terroir blending soil, sun, topography and weather Mendocino’s cannabis and CBD products are a world-wide medicinal and recreational product. Coupled with Trinity and Humboldt counties, this Northern California outpost represents the largest cannabis-producing region in the United States. Start the day just north of Marin County in Hopland, where Northern California Cannabis Tour’s Mendocino Experience kicks off with a four+ hour guided tour.

MendoCann dispensary is the warmup, before heading deep into the Redwood Valley for a personal tour of an impressive licensed and fully operating sun-grown cannabis farm and heirloom cultivation nursery. Meet the master grower and enjoy an afternoon of bud-tasting by the koi ponds while wandering among the crops for the ultimate Instagram post. The day wraps with an optional visit to an alfresco cannabis lounge, private wine tasting or deep dive into the ancient redwood groves Mendocino is renowned for. Note: this is a guided self-drive tour; designated driver recommended; $420.00/2 people.

From Mendocino’s interior to the sharp contrast of Anderson Valley, a wine region sporting top-shelf Pinot Noir, sparkling and dry Alsatian-style wines, Emerald Farm Tours offer a different slice of nirvana. Tuck behind the green curtain for a day of exploration on the Mendocino County Cannabis Trail; starting with a luxury Mercedes Sprinter bus departing in Marin County and arriving deep in the Mendocino redwoods for a hillside weed walk with a host grower, followed by a box lunch in the forest. Next, visit a cannabis edibles manufacturer in Philo (population 349) followed by an intimate wine tasting flight at Bee Hunter Wines. The full day (6+ hour) tour concludes with a 4:20 PM Smoke Sesh before departing back to the Bay Area. Gift bag, coffee, and munchies included $420.00/per person.

Other key regional stops include the Bohemian Chemist, also in Philo, a vintage Art Deco apothecary and spa offering a bespoke line up of notions and potions. Focused on sun-grown cannabis, edibles and tinctures, this is the stop for a luxury facial and stock piling Anderson Valley Reserve Orange Burmese or Lemon Larry OG buds or the ever-popular Slurricane, an Indica-dominant cross of Dosidos and Purple Patch with a light sugar finish. Sublime!

MILES OF SMILES

From the first organic brewery in the United States to the craft-centric suds rocking palates at Anderson Valley Brewing Company, all signs point to Mendocino. Kick off a visit via scenic Highway 101 in the gateway town of Hopland. Lending to the town’s original mission, growing and drying hops for beer, this hamlet of 920 is home to Hopland Tap, set in California’s first brewpub to open following prohibition. The classic interior, with 1880s brick walls and stamped tin cladding, has a strong brew evolution from the HopVine Saloon to Hopland Brewery, originally crafting Rd Tail Ale in 1983. Pull up a chair for a robust lunch and brew in the hop-covered beer garden before heading north for the next pit stop.

Northern exposure hits a high note 13 miles north in Ukiah, home to the nation’s first organic brewery — Ukiah Brewing Company. Here, brew master Scott Jones crafts a lively list of ales and lager with a seasonal slant. Pull up for 12+ brews on tap, including the potent Boch Doppleboch Emancipator, wheaty Willits Wit or Orr Springs IPA. The restaurant offers a solid menu with a variety of venison, bison and boar burgers, wonderful charcuterie or a tasty three pigs pizza. Organic, vegan dishes and a full bar round out the romp. Nearby, Cultivo is the stop on Thursday nights for piquant wood-fired pizzas and an impressive line-up of 15 brews on tap.

Sidebar: The sleek Thatcher Hotel is the stop for guests seeking a contemporary fix backed with fire pits, a lively craft cocktail bar and swimming pool. Next door the Stock Farm Restaurant & Inn steps up with seven plush suites featuring fireplaces and balconies with vineyard views.

Highway 101 curves north, it’s a 24-mile trek to the quaint town of Willits and the new Northspur Brewing Company. Set smack on Main Street, this is the stop for seasonal ales and a super laidback vibe many travelers’ relish. Belly up for a refreshing Mendo Summer Kolsch-style ale, Havabru, Bru IPA or Hazy on the Details. The taproom and beer patio serve up a revolving menu of sausages Butifara, Dante’s Inferno, Boerewors, Jalapeno Cheddar, Garlic Ginger served with Dusseldorf mustard. For a true slice of American, try the legendary John Ford hot dog. Sidebar: California Landmark No. 980 better known as the champagne mineral baths sits just outside Ukiah. Vichy Springs Resort and Spa is a 700-acre facility boasting America’s only warm and naturally carbonated Vichy mineral baths (and Olympic-size pool. Check out the historic Blue Cottage (1852), hike to Chemisal Falls or take to the creek side baths like a lime in Perrier. Day rates available.

BEER IN BOONVILLE

Quality obsessed and relentlessly inventive Anderson Valley Brewing Company is the stop for a full immersion in all thing’s beer. From industry leading Goses to perfectly balanced IPAs and patiently barrel-aged bottlings, brew master Fal and team continue to push the palate. Set in wine-centric Anderson Valley, this solar-powered brewery is constantly reinventing. Why have a beer garden when you can lounge in a new 30-acre Beer Park (2021), paired with a renovated tap room, 9,000 sq. ft., lawn area with wi-fi, 18-hole disc golf course and table service from the tap room. Specialties include the Huge Arker, Summer Solstice and Boonville Gold brews as well as the popular Mendonesia series. As Highway 128 dips west toward the Pacific, wine country fades to ancient redwoods and the salt of the sea. Here, the next ale adventure awaits at Fort Bragg’s North Coast Brewing Company. Founded in 1988, the lively brewery has long set the standard for aspiring brew masters with such masterworks as Red Seal Ale and Thelonious Abbey Ale among other fine north coast brands. Their logo, Make the World a Better Place, One Pint at a Time, certainly seems relevant. Sustainably driven with a non-GMO ethos, the brewery steps up with seasonal brews as well as its legendary limited reserve, barrel-aged Old Rasputin and Old Stock Celler Reserve ales. Lightly battered fish and chips, a vegan black bean burger and traditional shrimp po boy, fried with Scrimshaw beer batter and served with Old No. 38 tartar sauce, round out the lunch menu.

Just over on Elm Street, Overtime Brewing focuses on small batch ales in a cozy, casual setting. On the lighter side, summer brews include Princess Oat Pale Ale, Jasmine Green Tea and Drinkin’ Beer. A move to the darker side unveils some real gems, including the Workin’ Late Milk Stout, Overkill Chocolate Raspberry Stout and new brew, 2020 Shutbrown, a smooth brown ale that is malt forward, loaded with blackberry flavors. A rich mac-and-cheese with jalapeno peppers and crumbled bacon, barbequed pork shank and signature Overtime Burger round out the pub fare. Drop into scenic Noyo Harbor for an afternoon brew and front row seat at the fire pits at Sea Pal Cove. This is as local as it gets, rustic and weathered with just the right amount of kitsch. Take in the local scenery as boats ply the estuary, bringing in the day’s haul of sea urchin backed with a selection of 18 brews on tap and killer prawns and chips. Sliding south along Highway 1, the historic village of Mendocino is flush with suds potential. Tucked on a side corner on Ukiah Street in a vintage 1893 Victorian farmhouse, Caf Beaujolais is a pilgrimage worth plummeting. Ready for its close-up, the stunning beer carte features 90+ offerings spanning the globe. From porters to barley wines, Trappist, Saisons and farmhouse ales, as well as Lambic and sour ales, the list is nothing short of mind blowing. Dive into Belgium Cantillon, Fou Foune, Lambic aged on apricots ($220/750 ml) or an esoteric Drie Fonteinen Hommage, aged in cherries and raspberries ($100/750 ml.). There’s also a Loverbeer from Italy ($33), 8 Wired from New Zealand ($24) and a California Hen House ($5) for those on a budget.

Step up for an organic, free-range, wild caught affair backed by chef Julian Lopez culinary heft. The eclectic menu includes a classic beef Bourguignon or steak frites, as well as a left turn to a zippy Oaxacan ceviche or Cubano pulled pork sandwich, a 15-hour slow cooked dream served with house-made mustard. Set in the peaceful back rose garden, the new Brickery also offers casual wood-fired pizzas. Doubling back, a sidetrip to the Point Arena Pier is always a restful stop. Located on Highway 1 just south of Point Arena Lighthouse, The Pier Chowder House & Tap Room steps up with 31 beers on tap with a perch overlooking the Pacific. Dive into a true-to-form seafood menu boasting a hearty clam chowder, beer battered scallops, rock cod tacos, linguini and clams or the signature fresh crab cakes. Sidebar: Bed down at the Noyo Harbor Inn for a quiet stay overlooking the harbor; in Mendocino village, get high in a repurposed water tower suite at JD House, Sweetwater Inn, MacCallum House or nearby Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. The award-winning Brewery Gulch Inn is the stop for ocean-front digs backed with stellar service.

Halloween illustration by Maria Soloman for 360 MAGAZINE.

The Henry Ford’s Hallowe’en

The Henry Ford’s Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village presented by Meijer Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Reimagined Experience

The Henry Ford is excited to announce its continued 40-year tradition of Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village, presented by Meijer. Taking place over 15 nights, beginning Oct. 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31 from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., this year’s event has been reimagined to ensure every guest’s visit is safe, responsible, and filled with spooky-fun. Tickets for members are now on sale. Non-members tickets become available September 16. All tickets can be purchased at thehenryford.org.

This year, Hallowe’en is completely taking over Greenfield Village, with a festival-like atmosphere replacing the prescribed walking path. Fans of past Hallowe’en events will still recognize many of their favorite aspects including more than 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and 50-plus costumed characters from classic stories such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz, alongside newly-created storybook experiences.

Guests this year will be the first to experience a brand-new train adventure aboard the Hallowe’en Express. This ghostly journey around Greenfield Village is a ride for guests of all ages and due to high demand and increased safety procedures, requires advance timed reservations.

As The Henry Ford continues to prioritize the health and safety of its guests and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was necessary to make important program modifications including the omission of treat stations and dining experiences such as the Hallowe’en Fairy Tale Feast and Eagle Tavern Harvest Supper. Fall treats, hot beverages and craft beer will still be available for purchase.

In order to accommodate this large-scale, new experience, Greenfield Village will close its daytime operations beginning October 5, with the intention to reopen operations throughout weekends in November.

Due to limited capacities, advanced ticket purchases are highly recommended for Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village. Tickets are $14.50 for members and $17 for non-members, ages two and up. While each admission includes a ticket aboard the Hallowe’en Express train, timed advanced reservations are required. To make a complimentary reservation, call The Henry Ford’s Contact Center at 313-982.6001. Walk-up Hallowe’en Express tickets will not be available.

About The Henry Ford

Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at thf.org, its national television series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Invention Convention Worldwide, the growing affiliation of organizations fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in K-12 students, The Henry Ford inspires individuals to unlock their potential and help shape a better future.

Beer illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Black is Beautiful

SLO Brew & Liquid Gravity Brewing Co. have come together to craft a Coconut Coffee Stout in an effort to raise awareness against race-based injustice as a part of the Black is Beautiful initiative. Today the collaboration is going live for presale. Drink well, do good.

Brewed in a 20 BBL batch with 1800 lbs of malt for toasted notes of caramel followed by light additions of CTZ hop to tease a slight bitterness. This deep, rich brew is layered with fresh ground coffee & coconut for an 8% summer stout.

We are incredibly humbled to join up with our friends Liquid Gravity Brewing Co. down the road & hundreds of breweries worldwide to raise awareness for race-based injustice. As part of the Black is Beautiful beer initiative we will be making a collective donation to the NAACP SLO County Branch. Get in on the good stuff.

Available starting 8/5 online and in brewery taprooms.

 SLO Brew Rock Taproom Hours Outdoor Dining (855 Aerovista Place)

Tues. – Thurs. 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Fri. – Sat. 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

 SLO Stills Tasting Room Hours Outdoor Dining (855 Aerovista Place)

Wed. – Thurs. 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fri. – Sat. 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 The Carrisa Creekside Dining Hours Outdoor Dining (Downtown, SLO)

Wed. – Thurs. 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fri. – Sat. 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 SLO Stills Pop Up Shop Hours (Downtown, SLO)

Wed. – Thurs. 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fri. – Sat. 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 Bring Summer Home. Get SLO Brew Craft Beer, Porch Pounder Canned Wine & SLO Stills Small-Batch Whiskey delivered straight to your door.

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DOOR COUNTY

By Robin Mosley × Vaughn Lowery

In Door County, Wisconsin you can expect a luxurious stay where you’ll get the best of both worlds — nature and an artisanal experience featuring exceptional food and beverage options, as well as artistic features. Door County has always been a welcoming place to visitors since the beginning of its inception. 

Historically, it’s been home to Native American tribes such as the Potawatomi, the Winnebago, the Ojibwe, the Sauk, the Menominee and the Ottawa. European settlers also were a part of the Door County community. But the peninsula has always had residents with many dating back 12,000 years ago. This is to say, Door County, Wisconsin is welcoming to people from all walks of life.

Book a stay at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The property has everything you need to enjoy your stay as a family, a group of friends and as a solo traveler. Their one, two- and three-bedroom units all offer stunning views of Lake Michigan and beachfront access. Other properties in Door County include bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, cottages and houses, hotels, log cabins, resorts and wheelchair accessible lodging to fit your needs. 

Your stay can begin at Sturgeon Bay, where you can visit an array of museums, nature sites and rustic food businesses such as Sturgeon Ship Bay canal, Potawatomi State Park and the preserves. 

If you are looking to shop and dine, then Door County’s historic shopping districts have an array of dining and beverage options. One such place is Renard’s Cheese, a family owned, and operated business ran by third generation cheesemakers. You can then follow that up with a stop at Door County Candy, which will satisfy your sweet tooth with handcrafted chocolates and treats. 

After if you’re interested in the art scene, then check out the Margaret Lockwood Gallery, featuring Lockwood’s award-winning abstract paintings, which highlights the beauty and landscapes of Door County; or go see incredible art from over 198 artists spanning drawing, printmaking, and photography mediums at Miller Art Museum. After enjoying a fully packed day, you can finish your day off with dinner at Crate Restaurant with some of the best food — a mix of fresh seafood, steaks and high-quality sushi.

Sister Bay is known for Seaquist Orchards where the cherries are tart, and apples are crisp. With over 1,000 acres of cherries and 30 acres of apples and acres of apricots and pears, you’ll be around nothing but beautiful nature and artisan treats. To keep the orchard experience going, have brunch at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, where the goats grazing on grass the roof in the summer will fit the bill. 

The Norwegian and Moravian roots of Ephraim are part of its modern life. At the Ephraim Historical Foundation, you can learn about the Moravian religious community, founded by the Reverend Andreas Iverson as well as see some of its historic sites such as The Moravian Church, the Pioneer Schoolhouse and the Anderson Store. The Hardy Gallery is located on Ephraim’s historic Anderson Dock and features local and regional artists. The Blue Dolphin House and BDH Studio contains a gallery located in an 1860s renovated farmhouse surrounded by pine trees and a beautiful garden. 

Ellison Bay has an artsy vibe. The Clearing Folk School founded by architect Jens Jensen is a 128-acre school surrounded by forests and meadows which overlook the Green Bay shoreline. All year round, the school provides classes and workshops following folk traditions of fine crafts and natural sciences. From painting, writing, quilting, birding, wood carving, rustic furniture making and more, you will have an incredible time. Before your departure, you should stop by Rob Williams Studio to witness unconventional landscape paintings.

If you’re looking for old Swedish traditions, you should stroll down the marina, play in the parks and beaches and dine on the finest goods in Fish Creek. Fish Creek has the largest single store retailer of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, The Oilere. Or you can visit the Swedish-American bakery, Fika Bakery & Cafe and Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market, where during the summer you can purchase freshly picked Montmorency cherries. Around dinnertime, the Fish Boil at Rowley’s Bay Resort in Ellison Bay serves freshly caught Lake Michigan whitefish that is cooked over an open fire. Finally, end your evening under the beautiful night sky at Northern Sky Theater located in Peninsula State Park.

To end your time in Door County you can look at the waterfront in Egg Harbor. You can also visit the Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, or the Plum Bottom Gallery where you’ll see handcrafted porcelain and stoneware first-hand. Harbor Ridge Winery is a great place that makes award-winning wines in a fun atmosphere. Then head next door to Wisconsin Cheese Masters which sells only the finest Wisconsin produced cheeses. Finally, have dinner at Glacier Ledge which celebrates cheese through their small plate menu. 

There’s a lot to do in Door County and anyone who’s looking to enjoy nature, art and artisanal goods will find every part of this trip worth their time. This location would be great for anyone who prefers a more elegant and rustic stay. For more information on what Door County could provide, visit www.doorcounty.com

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Visit Panama City Beach × UNwinD

Visit Panama City Beach has announced that the show will go on for their premier springtime event, UNwineD. Held on March 20-21, the fifth annual event will feature craft beer, wine and spirits from around the world in addition to mouth-watering creations from some of the area’s leading chefs. The Gulf of Mexico serves as the backdrop for this stylish garden party and live concert, which showcases Panama City Beach’s contagious passion for the people, places and cuisine that make the city worth celebrating.

The weekend’s festivities open on Friday night with a celebratory soiree. Ladies and gents arrive from all over the country outfitted in their finest fashions to the elegant affair. Held under the festival’s signature white tent, this exclusive, curated experience for 200 food and wine aficionados will feature Chef Kelsey Barnard Clark, the most recent winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Born and raised a “Gulf Southerner” from nearby Dothan, Alabama, Kelsey got her start in the food industry as a middle school student with a baking obsession and catered her first wedding at age 15 before attending the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York. Today, Kelsey runs her restaurant and catering company KBC, creating dishes inspired by southern classics with her French techniques sprinkled throughout. She will be joined by mixologists from the region who will delight the crowd with their specialty cocktails, as well as other local chefs who will be showcasing their signature items in inventive ways.

UNwineD’s Grand Afternoon Tasting takes place on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and features more than 40 purveyors sampling craft beer, spirits and wines from North America, South America and Europe. Guests will have the opportunity to discover new brands and meet regional brewers and wine vendors. Throughout the day, Panama City Beach restaurants will be offering tasty bites ranging from Southern classics to fresh seafood caught locally. In between noshes, guests can browse local shops and boutiques at the Art and Vendor Row or stop by a southern themed tent brimming with home décor, cookbooks and more. UNwineD culminates with an evening Picnic in the Park & Concert at the Aaron Bessant Park amphitheater from 5-7 p.m. This year’s headliner, American alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, will take the stage following opening entertainment from Joywave. Panama City Beach’s UNwineD festival is not-to-be-missed, especially with Death Cab for Cutie on the mic.

Panama City Beach continues to closely monitor updates from federal, state and local officials regarding COVID-19. The festival is taking precautionary measures at this time, including providing more hand-sanitizing and hand-washing stations.

While in Panama City Beach, visitors can experience endless dining options, arts offerings and a myriad of water sports and outdoor activities, including chartered fishing excursions, airboat adventures, dolphin cruises, exploring secluded Shell Island or camping, hiking or biking in St. Andrew’s State Park. With 320 days of sunshine annually, this resort town is a destination that suits families, retirees, couples and adventurers of all ages and is located within driving distance to major southern metropolitan areas.

Key West BrewFest to Add Zest to Labor Day Weekend

During a festival “crafted” for Labor Day weekend, attendees can sample nearly 200 beers and ales while also discovering the flavors of the continental United States’ southernmost city. The 10th annual Key West BrewFest is set for Thursday through Monday, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, highlighted by a lavish oceanside tasting festival.

Featured beers range from the intriguingly named Monk in the Trunk, Funky Buddha and Andygator to local favorites from the Florida Keys Brewing Co. and Islamorada Beer Co.

BrewFest starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, with a kick-off party at Key West’s Waterfront Brewery, 201 William St., home of Crazy Lady blonde ale and other offerings crafted in-house.

Subsequent festival events include beer-focused brunches, pool parties featuring specialty beers, daytime tap takeovers and dinners pairing each course with brews that complement the cuisine.

The undisputed festival highlight is Saturday’s BrewFest Signature Tasting Festival.  Featuring nearly 200 beers from around the world, the tasting extravaganza is set for 5-8 p.m. on Key West’s South Beach beside the Atlantic Ocean at 1405 Duval St. General admission is $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door.

Lager lovers also can choose to pay $90 per person in advance for admission to a 3-5 p.m. VIP tasting with passed appetizers from the Southernmost Beach Cafe. VIP attendees also receive exclusive 10th anniversary BrewFest memorabilia.

At 8 p.m. a Second Line March led by the New Orleans band Water Seed is scheduled to depart South Beach. Participants dance down Key West’s legendary Duval Street to a party at the funky Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead St.

Presented by the Southernmost Beach Resort and the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic, BrewFest benefits Rotary charitable initiatives.

The festival continues through Labor Day with events including a beer dinner at the Southernmost Beach Café, 1405 Duval St., and a lively evening of bingo at the Green Parrot.

Italy: An International Beer Attraction

How to pair dishes with craft beer? This will be discussed at Beer Attraction, the trade fair organized by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) dedicated to specialty beers, craft beer and food for the HoReCa channel, being held from 16th to 19th February at Rimini Expo Centre (Italy). Seminars, talk shows and meetings under the banner of border-free business at a 4-day exhibition addressing the sector’s professionals.

America’s huge Brewer Association (BA), an association with over 4,904 American breweries, will present for the first time to Beer Attraction visitors “Taste vs Flavor: how craft beer can elevate pairing in menus” a study on matching dishes and American craft beers. Also at Beer Attraction “The Power of Craft Beer – Update and Trends in America Craft Beer” an overview of the home of the world’s largest most diversified beer culture: America.

On Monday 18th February “The Beer Market in the USA”, the conference in collaboration with ITA – Italian Trade Agency on the various opportunities for overseas development of Italian exports.

The meeting of America and Europe will lead to international comparison on the world of Independent Craft Brewers. Brewers Association (BA) and key members of Britain’s Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) will describe “US craft beers and European craft beers: two markets in comparison” a journey through the brewery market, that from France crosses the United Kingdom and finally reaches Italy.

The Beer of the Year award (14th edition) will be assigned on opening day by an international panel of judges made up of the elite of world connoisseurs.

FOCUS ON BEER ATTRACTION AND BBTECH EXPO 2019
Dates: 16-19 February 2019; organizers: Italian Exhibition Group SpA in collaboration with Unionbirrai, FIC (Italian Federation of Chefs) and CAST Alimenti; with the patronage of: Emilia Romagna Region and Rimini Municipality; frequency: annual; edition: 5th; admission: reserved exclusively to trade members, on Saturday 16th February only: also open to the (adult) public of beer lovers, foodies and gourmet consumers; hours: Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Monday 18th February: 10 am – 6:30 pm; Tuesday 21st February: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; group brand manager – food&beverage division: Flavia Morelli; brand manager: Marco Cecchini; www.beerattraction.it www.bbtechexpo.it #BA2019

JAMESON CASKMATES IRISH WHISKEY CELEBRATES CRAFT BEER BY SPONSORING THE 2018 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL

NEW YORK, NY – (June 06, 2018) – Beer and whiskey. From the classic boilermaker, to more modern pairings, they have been partners for centuries. And now, Jameson® Caskmates Irish Whiskey is further celebrating our partnership with craft beer in Denver at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival®.

Jameson Caskmates is proud to be the first spirits partner to be an official sponsor of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF)September 20 – 22 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. As the premier U.S. beer festival and competition, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served. It will also feature its first ever Jameson Caskmates Barrel-Aged Beer Garden, which will include Jameson brewery partners and their limited-edition Jameson barrel-aged beer in a setting that draws inspiration from their local neighborhoods.

“Jameson is proud of its connection and commitment to the craft beer community. In 2015, we brought the two together as one with the launch of Jameson Caskmates, a one of a kind whiskey finished in craft beer barrels, and created out of a passion for craft, quality and neighborhood collaboration,” said Paul Di Vito, Vice President, Jameson, Pernod Ricard USA. “This connection and commitment to the community is one of the many reasons we’re extremely proud to be supporting the Great American Beer Festival and local brewers from neighborhoods across America.”

Brewers have long used whiskey barrels to age their beer and as part of the Jameson Caskmates Program, Jameson sends breweries across the U.S. used Jameson barrels from the distillery in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland. Those breweries age a variety of unique and neighborhood specific barrel-aged beers for sale locally. The GABF sponsorship is a natural extension of Jameson’s dedication to the craft beer community, and each of our brewery partners exemplifies a devotion to the spirit of their neighborhoods, which is an integral part of our brand story.

As a brand born in a local Dublin neighborhood, Jameson has grown up in neighborhood bars across the country with the support of the community – the breweries, the musicians, the bartenders and the people. Supporting and elevating local brewers is extremely important to Jameson, and the brand is proud to be a part of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival.

Follow @Jameson_us and JamesonWhiskey.com for the latest happenings in your local neighborhood. For a chance to win a trip to the Great American Beer Festival and join us at our Barrel-Aged Beer Garden enter at www.caskmatesgabf.com.

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