Archive for the 'Beers' Category

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 […]

Coors Light outsells Bud; light beers now 1-2 in America

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Coors Light surpassed Budweiser in 2011 to become the country’s No. 2-selling beer, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights. Bud Light is the top-selling beer by a sizable margin. Miller Lite is fourth, with Natural Light rounding out the top five, according to SymphonyIRI. “Dethroning the King is a great accomplishment so early in the history […]

‘Running with the Devil’ kicks off Lost Abbey special series

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The Lost Abbey has announced plan for a year-long series of special edition beer releases inspired by classic rock anthems invoking Heaven and Hell. Each month the San Marcos brewery will release one new beer, culminating in December with a complete boxed gift set of all twelve. Each “track” released will be limited to a […]

New beers: Black is back for winter season

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Oakshire Brewing Company of Eugene, Oregon will release its second Barrel Aged Beer under the label Hellshire on Nov. 12. Sales of Hellshire II begin at noon at the brewery in their newly remodeled tasting room and will end at 4 p.m. The second beer in the Hellshire series is an imperial stout that was […]

Weihenstephaner Vitus chosen ‘World Best’

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Judges in the World Beer Awards chose Weihenstephaner Vitus as the World’s Best Wheat Beer and World’s Best Beer, it was announced today. A strong, pale wheat beer, Vitus emerged from three rounds of international judging in the competition sponsored by Paragraph Publishing in the United Kingdom. Beers are first judged blind in Europe, the […]

News beers: Session Fest, two from Dundee

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Full Sail Brewing had a new addition to its Session family of beers – Session Fest. It’s a holiday beer that comes in a stubby little bottle. “When we decided to brew a special Session for the holidays, we knew right away what color it had to be: Red (and full-bodied). Next, we considered what […]

Great American Beer Festival highlights and results

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

2011 Brewery and Brewer of the Year Awards Small Brewing Company and Brewer of the Year Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, Wash. Will Kemper Mid-Size Brewing Company and Brewer of the Year Firestone Walker Brewing Co, Paso Robles, Calif. Matthew Brynildson Large Brewing Company and Brewer of the Year Pabst Brewing Company, Woodridge, Ill. Bob Newman Small […]