Archive for the 'Trends' Category

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 […]

Sierra Nevada honored for recycling efforts

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) has recognized Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. as a “Friend of Glass” for its achievements in making significant and innovative efforts to promote or participate in glass container recycling for bottle-to-bottle use. Sierra Nevada is one of seven “Friends of Glass” recognized by GPI during Recycle Glass Week (Sept. 21-27). “At […]

Craft Beer Continues To Sell

Monday, August 17th, 2009

The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, reports America’s small and independent craft brewers are still growing (see Craft Brewing Statistics) despite many challenges and are continuing to provide jobs to the U.S. economy. Dollar growth from craft brewers during the first half of 2009 increased 9%, down from […]

Top 50 Breweries in America

Monday, April 13th, 2009

The Brewers Association has also just announced the top 50 breweries in the U.S. based on sales, by volume, for 2008. This includes all breweries, regardless of size or other parameters. Here is the 2008 list: Anheuser-Busch InBev; St Louis MO MillerCoors; Chicago IL Pabst Brewing; Woodridge IL Boston Beer Co.; Boston MA D. G. […]

Lock, Stock & Barrel-Aged Beer

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

On April 20, 2009, Odell Brewing will release the second barrel aged beer in its Woodcut series. Woodcut No. 2, an oak aged golden ale, was brewed over six months ago on the brewery’s pilot brewing system. The golden ale has been aging in virgin oak barrels and will bottle condition in cork finish, 750 […]

Beer: An American Revolution

Monday, March 9th, 2009

In 1920, the National Prohibition Act destroyed the beer industry in the United States, putting some 1,500 breweries out of business. When the “noble experiment” was repealed in 1933, beer lovers rejoiced, and the beer industry staggered back to its feet. The industry had lost much of its diversity, however, and the emergence of national […]

Rogue’s Dead Guy Gets in the Whiskey Spirit

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Rogue’s Dead Guy family has a whole new spirit—Dead Guy Whiskey, created on the Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay in a multi-step process. Northwest Harrington, Maier Munich, Klages, and Carastan malts are combined with Free Range Coastal Water in a 100 BBL 3,000 gallon brew system. Distiller’s yeast is then added to the wort, fermented, […]