Raise a Glass to Veterans

Each year on November 11, the United States observes Veterans Day, a holiday that honors military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day celebrates the service of both living and deceased veterans, and is known in other countries as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. The date, or more specifically, “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” marks the moment that the Armistice agreement between World War I Allies and Germany went into effect, ending WW1 in 1918.

The holiday is one of a few military holidays celebrated in the U.S.

2017 GABF Medal Winners

The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival took place October 5-7, 2017 in Denver, CO, bringing together more than 800 of the world’s best breweries and thousands of the world’s biggest beer enthusiasts.

Four tasting sessions over the three-day festival offered upwards of 3,500 unique beers to sample, along with lots of food, music, merchandise, and the opportunity to meet brewers and industry professionals.

GABF isn’t just about sampling and celebrating beer; brewers also enter their beers into a professionally judged beer competition,  contending for coveted gold, silver, or bronze medals in 98 unique beer style categories.

NEGA Welcomes Dry County Brewing

This week we are excited to announce the Northeast Georgia debut of Dry County Brewing from Kennesaw, GA.

Dry County is a much-anticipated brewery for our market and has an incredible portfolio of beers that the brewers have been perfecting since 2016. You may have sampled some of Dry County’s beer recipes at the 2017 Classic City Brew Fest in Athens, where several year-rounds were on tap as well as a tasty cask called Gin & Juicy.

We’ll be starting out with Dry County IPA, an American IPA at 6.4%; Noonday, an extra pale ale at 5.5%;

IPA Day 2017

Today marks the annual celebration of IPAs everywhere.

In tribute to this popular and long-enjoyed style of beer, enjoy a pour of your favorite IPA and work on your IPA-themed trivia. Use hashtag #IPAday to join the holiday conversation on social media!

1. IPA means what what?
India Pale Ale – a hoppy, traditionally bitter style of beer. Historically the IPA was created to provide the British with a beer that would last the length of a trade ship’s voyage to India. English beer often went bad before reaching shore because of poor storage conditions on board.

2017 US Open Beer Champions

This year’s US Open Beer Championship announced winners yesterday after its panel of judges selected the best submissions in 99 different beer style categories.

Leon Farmer & Company is pleased to announce that several of our distribution partners were awarded medals for their beer submissions in this year’s competition!

Cherry Street Brewing Co-op

  • Grand National Champion of the 2017 US Open
  • Gold – O.A.S.I.S American Imperial Stout
  • Gold – Ta Ta Pilsner
  • Gold – Damebier Maple Strong Ale
  • Silver – Dirty Frenchman Saison
  • Bronze –