Archive for the 'Beers' Category

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 […]

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 […]