Archive for the 'Beers' Category

Stone plans a ‘Vertical’ party for 12.12.12

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

So who’s up for a 11-beer vertical tasting? You bring the Stone 02.02.02. We seem to be out. Stone Brewing Co. released the final beer in its Vertical Epic Ale series Monday, Stone 12.12.12. For those unaware, each year since Feb. 2, 2002 (02.02.02), Stone has released a Stone Vertical Epic Ale beer exactly one […]

Lost Abbey adds 13th beer to Ultimate Box Set

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Turns out that Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey has decided to make its Ultimate Box Set a baker’s dozen. The brewery announced that the suprise 13th beer, inspired by “Message in a Bottle” by the Police, will be available Dec. 1, along with a select number of Ultimate Box Set Collector’s Editions for purchase by the […]

Rogue’s latest includes pages from ‘Moby Dick’

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Powell’s Books and Rogue Ales & Spirits have collaborated to create Rogue’s latest beer – White Whale Ale. White Whale Ale is infused, literally, with the spirit of the book “Moby Dick.” Michael and Emily Powell took pages from a copy of the book and, along with Rogue brewmaster, John Maier, added them to the […]

SAVOR heads to NYC in June

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The Brewers Association has announced that SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will be held June 14-15 in New York City this year. Washington, D.C. hosted the event the last five years. SAVOR will return to D.C. in 2014, on May 9 and 10. “Part of our mission as a national, industry association […]

Samuel Adams winners: Wheat, hops and strawberries

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Boston Beer founder Jim Koch announced Friday that Connecticut homebrewer Zack Adams and James Schirmer from California won the national Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Contest. They will have their beers brewed by Boston Beer and distributed along with a beer from Samuel Adams employee homebrewer Dave Anderson. LongShot six-packs will include two of each […]

Deschutes Red Chair ‘World’s Best’ (again)

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Deschutes Breery’s Red Chair NWPA (Northwest pale ale) has won the title of “World’s Best Beer” in the World Beer Awards competition, an honor the beer also won in 2010. Red Chair emerged from four rounds of judging, all of them based on blind tasting. The competition begins with judging in three regions — Asia, […]

Craft beer sales surge 13% in 2011

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Brewers Association announced that craft beer sales increased 13% in volume in 2011 and that revenue grew 15%. In 2011, craft brewers represented 5.68% of volume of the U.S. beer market, compared to 4.97% in 2010. Production increased 1.3 million barrels to 11.5 million barrles. The BA estimates the actual dollar sales figure from […]