Archive for the 'Trends' Category

The Science of Smell

Monday, August 30th, 2010

NPR’s Science Friday had a show last week devoted to The Science of Smell. If you’ve ever taken tasting beer seriously, you know how important smell is to the flavor of beer (and everything else). Host Ira Flatow discussed Olfaction with research scientists Stuart Firestein and Donald Wilson. The show’s only a little under 18 […]

Beer news: ‘Bend Ale Trail’ and more

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Visit Bend has introduced the “Bend Ale Trail,” an interactive tour of the city’s craft breweries. “Bend’s craft breweries now rank among the favorite attractions of visitors to Central Oregon,” said Doug La Placa, president of Visit Bend, the city’s tourism bureau. “Bend’s world-class beer culture is an excellent complement to the region’s renowned outdoor […]

Oskar Blues ‘breakout brand of the year’

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Beverage World has announced that Oskar Blues won gold as “breakout brand of the year” in the publication’s analysis of all beverages in the market today. Oskar Blues topped other products such as TY KU Sake, New Leaf Tea, FRS Healthy Energy Drinks, MonaVie açai berry drinks and Guayakí Yerba Mate as the “breakout brand […]

Deschutes, Hair of the Dog collaboration due in 2011

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Oregon breweries Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog Brewing today announced that they are working together on a beer that will be released some time next year. From the press release: “When we started talking about collaborating on a project, Alan Sprints at Hair of the Dog was the first person I thought of […]

Canadian wine sales cut into beer consumption

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Statistics Canada reports that growing interest in drinking wine has cut into Canadian beer sales. “We can’t say definitively, but if you look at the age of baby boomers in 1976 and you look at the age of a baby boomer in 2009, that might help explain the story,” analyst Jo Ann MacMillan said. In […]

Brewing, cooking stars plan Manhattan brewery-pub

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

This press release sent a shock wave through online beer world Saturday: Four well-know brewers are joining forces with Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Italian food emporium Eataly to open a brewery-pub on a New York City rooftop with breathtaking views of the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings. The four breweries collaborating on this project […]

New Goose Island Green Line is, well, ‘green’

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Goose Island in Chicago has rolled out a new beer called Green Line Pale Ale that is part of the brewery’s Green Line Project, an initiative to reduce the brewery’s environmental impact. Goose Island is making the beer available only on tap, which reduces packaging. The tap handles were made from reclaimed ash trees killed […]