Beer Travel: Drink Like a New Yorker

When: Saturday, April 20, 2012

Time: 11:20 AM-12:00 PM

Where: Bohemian National Hall- 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

  • Beer Travel: Drink Like a New Yorker – moderated by Ben Keene

A tasting and panel discussion with industry insiders about beer trends, brewery tours, and ale trails in New York and New Jersey. Currently, these two states contain more than 120 small breweries and brewpubs, many of which are new and within two hours of Manhattan.

Jeremy Added as a Keynote Speaker at Craft Brewers Conference

Jeremy Cowan joins a short list of keynote speakers at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C. (March 26-29, 2013).

Jeremy Cowan

Owner/ Founder, Shmaltz Brewing Company

Jeremy Cowan

As an experiment for Chanukah 1996, Jeremy founded Shmaltz Brewing Company from his apartment in San Francisco with the first contract-brewed batch of 100 cases of HE’BREW® beer bottled, labeled and delivered by hand from the trunk of his grandmother’s Volvo. 16 years later, with 10 full-time employees, Shmaltz sells nearly 15,000 barrels of over 20 beer styles to 35 states through over 4,000 retailers. Ranked in 2012 as one of the Top-50 Brewers in the World by, Shmaltz was also included in the Top-50 Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies by San Francisco Business Times and is a recipient of the Distinguished Business Award by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, Jeremy released a small business memoir, Craft Beer Bar MitzvahHow It Took 13 Years, Extreme Jewish Brewing, and Circus Sideshow Freaks To Make Shmaltz Brewing an International Success.

Seminar(s): Craft Beer Smaller Than Ever – and Growing: From Contract to Nano to Micro

Jeremy Cowan Book Signing at Craft Brewers Conference

Book Signing Schedule Posted

By now, you probably know that Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is the best place to meet and mingle with the leaders of the brewing industry. But did you realize that some of these beer luminaries might have already taken up residence on the bookshelf in your house or brewhouse? The Brewers Association is pleased to offer several book signings with notable authors at the BA Bookstore on the L Street Bridge in the Washington Convention Center.

In addition to this three day schedule of signings, the bookstore will be open Tuesday through Friday during CBC, offering 71 different beer-related titles to help you beef up your reference library.

Store Hours:

Tuesday: 12:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Book Signings:

Wednesday, March 27

11:00-1:30 pm: Janet Fletcher, Cheese & Beer

Thursday, March 28

12:00-12:30 pm: Charlie Papazian, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

12:30-1:30 pm: Jeremy Cowan, Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah

3:45-4:15 pm: Dr. Michael Lewis, Brewing and Stout

Friday, March 29

11:30 am-12:00 pm: Jamil Zainasheff, Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation and Brewing Classic Styles

11:30 am-12:00 pm: Mitch Steele, IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale

ATTN: New York Beer+Book Nerds!

Jeremy is making his way from California to his other home of New York this week and we have two awesome reading/signing events in Manhattan and Brooklyn !!

What: Reading, Signing and Tasting
Where: The Strand, 828 Broadway (at E. 12th St), NY, NY
When: Wednesday, December 14, 7-9pm
Event is 21+ and Shmaltz 15th Anniversary Party “Christmas vs. Chanukah” will be held after at Taproom 307 (307 3rd Ave); for more info see here!

What: Reading, Signing and Tasting
Where: The Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.), DUMBO, Brooklyn
When: Thursday, December 15, 7-9pm
For more info see here! To RSVP please call 718.666.3049 or email

NBC Philadelphia: It’s a Beer ‘Bar Mitzvah’

Jeremy Cowan will be signing copies of his new book, “Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah” at The Foodery

By Jenise Ortiz, for NBC Philadelphia
Monday, Dec 5, 2011

It’s OK to drink and read especially if you’re reading a book about how one craft beer came to be huge success.

The 2nd and Poplar location of The Foodery will host Shmaltz Brewing Company creator Jeremy Cowan on Sunday Dec. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. to promote his newly released book, Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah.

Don Russell a.k.a. Joe Sixpack, a known reviewer of beer will be joining Cowan during this event with beer tasting along with reading parts of his own book, What the Hell Am I Drinking?

It doesn’t stop there though. The after-party at Devil’s Den on the 1100 block of S. 11th Street will feature Shmaltz’s line up of beers (He’Brew, etc.) going head-to-head against Pennsylvania’s finest Christmas beers in The Battle Royale of Beers Showdown.

So come and find a new book to read all while drinking and learning about delicious crafted beer.

The event is 21-plus of course.

Shmaltz Brewing Founder Visits St. Louis

by STL Hops

While it’s always cool to meet a brewer from your favorite breweries, they’re something slightly cooler about meeting the owner. It takes some very big cojones to start your own business and I think there is something special about meeting the guys who have the gumption to go out and make their own road.

One of those guys who made a go of it is Jeremy Cowan of Shmaltz Brewing Company. Jeremy will be in St. Louis later this week to promote his new book Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah, a memoir detailing what it took to start Shmaltz.

If you’d like to meet Jeremy he’ll be speaking at the Jewish Community Center as part of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30PM (you can purchase tickets here.) He’ll also be signing copies of his book at Left Bank Books (the downtown location) on Saturday, November 19th from 4PM to 6PM.

After the book signing, Jeremy will be heading next door to the Bridge to enjoy some Messiah Bold and RIPA on draft. This is a great opportunity to meet one of the guys who helped to make this US craft beer renaissance a reality.