Archive for the 'Breweries' Category

GABF and craft beer growing pains

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The increasing popularity of craft beer hasn’t made life any easier for organizers of the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Tickets to the 2013 Great American Beer Festival sold out in 20 minutes Wednesday. The Brewers Association handled the sale in two parts — Tuesday offering tickets only to members of the Brewers Association […]

Homebrewers honor Pliny the Elder, Stone

Monday, June 17th, 2013

American Homebrewers Association members have voted Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder the “Best Commercial Beer in America” for the fifth year running. The poll is conducted annually by Zymurgy magazine. This is the 11th year that AHA members voted for up to 20 of their favorite beers in an online poll. Members were […]

‘Baseball bat beer’ benefits troops

Friday, May 24th, 2013

If we call a beer made by adding hops to the conditioning tank “dry hopped” does that mean we should call a beer made instead by adding maple baseball bats “dry batted”? However you describe Homefront IPA, all proceeds from the beer will be donated to Operation Homefront, a national group that provides emergency financial […]

Ohio’s Fat Head’s bound for Beervana

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Ohio’s Fat Head’s Brewery, which makes one of America’s most celebrated India Pale Ales, plans to open a brewpub in Portland, Ore., one of America’s most celebrated beer cities. Co-owner and brewer Matt Cole said Fat Head’s, which already has both a production brewery and a restaurants, signed a deal for a 13,000-square-foot space in […]

Short hops, Alaskan Brewing drops Alaskan Pale

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Alaskan Brewing announced that it will no longer offer its Alaskan Pale as a year-round release. The brewery decided to cut production because it cannot get the hops that make the golden ale unique. “The U.S. Tettnanger hops availability, consistency and quality had started to become an ongoing issue for the past several years,” David […]

Small BREW Act reintroduced in Senate

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Three months after the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) was reintroduced in the House of Representatives as H.R. 494, Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Me.) have done likewise in the Senate. The Small BREW Act seeks to recalibrate the federal beer excise tax that small brewers pay […]

KC Pils sales will benefit Kansas City

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City has renamed Boulevard Pilsner, put it in a new package and promised Kansas City residents it will share 10% of sales of the new KC Pils. “From the beginning, we’ve worked hard to give back to the community,” Jeremy Ragonese, director of marketing, said for a press released. “The […]