The crew and species of STAR TREK and the various offshoots have always had their watering holes to head to when they need to relax. Now, thanks to an enterprising brewery from the small town of Vulcan in Alta, Canada. STARBURST went to find out more about the FEDERATION OF BEER… STARBURST: How did the company come about, and what inspired you to create Star Trek-themed ales?
Vern Raincock: I previously met Paul Carreau - a Federation founder - at an RFID technology presenta
NEW YORK — In the 24th century, Starfleet served synthehol on its ships and stations; a sad state of affairs for connoisseurs of alcohol. Beer-loving Trekkies in the modern day can take heart, though: a new beer called Voyage to the Northeast Quadrant honors the show's 50th anniversary, and it's definitely the real deal. I had a chance to try Voyage to the Northeast Quadrant for myself at a press event during "Star Trek": Mission New York Sept. 2. The concoction is an unortho
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the original Star Trek series debuting on TV. Now it is an empire that spans movies, TV, video games, comics, books, and even beer—but we’ll come back to that in a minute. “Star Trek: The Original Series” only lasted three seasons, canceled after low ratings. However, its ‘80 episodes enabled it to live on in syndication, building what became an incredible fanbase of Trekkies (or Trekkers). The show even spawned conventions where th
Tomorrow is the Golden Anniversary of Star Trek. The first episode aired 50 years ago tomorrow on September 8, 1966. Star Trek has grown to become the #4 all-time movie franchise broadcasting in over 200 countries and grossing $2.4 billion all-time sales at the box office. CBS Studios has teamed up with Shmaltz Brewing to create the only officially licensed Star Trek anniversary beer in the United States. Earlier this year Star Trek and Shmaltz Brewing teamed up to create a
For over two decades, the signature beer festival of the BC craft beer movement has attracted legions of fans to Victoria each Fall. In recent years, with the mainstream success of the craft movement leading to a constant slate of beer events around BC, GCBF’s legendary drawing power has been taxed; the seemingly-inevitable sellout takes longer and longer each year. Happily, Saturday is now sold out. If you’re going, good for you; we have a treat for you, below. If you read t