Archive for the 'Beer culture' Category

Tour de Fat 2011 schedule announced

Monday, May 16th, 2011

New Belgium Brewing has announced the schedule for the 12th season of Tour de Fat. As the press release says, “Tour de Fat is more than an event; it’s a rite of passage that includes a costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, eye-popping entertainment, local food, bizarre bike contests and much more.” A highlight of […]

A little love for growlers in Atlanta

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Hop City Craft Beer & Wine in Atlanta filled 503 growlers in the first three days it offered the 64-ounce containers to obviously eager customers last week. Hop City is the first retailer in metro Atlanta to sell the refillable glass jugs. Hop City sells the growlers for $4.99 and fills starting at $6.99. It […]

New Belgium honored for democratic principles

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

WorldBlu has recognized New Belgium Brewing for its workplace practices by including it on the fifth annual “WorldBlu list of Most Democratic Workplaces 2011”. New Belgium has made the list every year it has applied since 2008. Fifty-two organizations from around the world are recognized on the list created by WorldBlu, a company that specializes […]

Brewing innovator Pierre Celis dies

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Pierre Celis, the man credited with reviving the white beer style in Belgium and later fueling interest in Belgian “style” beers in the United States, has died in his home country at the age of 86. Celis founded the Celis Brewery in Austin, Texas, in 1992 after selling the Hoegaarden Brewery to a larger brewing […]

Flying Dog files suit to overturn label ban

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Flying Dog Brewery, with the support of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, has filed suit in U.S. District Court to overturn the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s ban on the sale of a popular beer it calls Raging Bitch. The suit also seeks to recover damages from the loss of Flying Dog sales […]

Wake to honor Don Younger set for Sunday

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The Horse Brass Pub announced today that it would be closed for regular business on Sunday (Feb. 13) for a wake to honor its owner Don Younger, who died last week. Younger was one of America’s pioneering publicans, and is credited with helping turn Portland and the state of Oregon into “Beervana.” He operated the […]

Beerdrinker of the Year finalists chosen

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The finalist have been chosen to compete for Wynkoop Brewing Company’s 2011 Beerdrinker of the Year award. The finals are Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at Wynkoop Brewing in Denver. The event is open to the public and admission is free. The competitors are: * James Clark, a Springfield, Va., homebrewer, beer traveler and beer […]