Archive for the 'Trends' Category

InBev ready to announce higher beer prices

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Brewing giant InBev says it will increase prices because of the rise cost of ingredients, including malt, hops and aluminum. InBev chief executive Carlos Brito said the beer industry was now facing a different environment “that pressures everybody” as inflation bites and basic costs continue to go up. “You see the possibilities to pass some […]

Adnams launches carbon neutral beer

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Adnams has launched what it calls the first carbon neutral beer brewed in the UK. According to Adnams managing director Andy Wood, East Green is 25% less carbon intensive to produce than other beers. It has 1p-worth of carbon emissions per bottle, which the brewer has pledged to offset. “If this beer sold in comparative […]

Scientist warns global warming will push up beer prices

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Jim Salinger, a climate scientist at New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, says climate change likely will cause a decline in the production of malting barley in parts of New Zealand and Australia. “It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up,” Salinger […]

Marston’s acquires Hobgoblin, Brakspear

Friday, April 4th, 2008

UK brewer Marston’s has announced it has acquired Refresh UK, which owns the Wychwood Brewery, brewer of Hobgoblin and Brakspear. The Publican reports “the acquisition is consistent with Marston’s strategy of developing a portfolio of premium beer brands to complement the Marston’s range, led by Marston’s Pedigree.” This purchase by Marston’s follows the company’s acquisitions […]

Georgia bar gives customers own personal taps

Monday, March 24th, 2008

A sports bar in Atlanta now allows customers to pour their own beer while seated at their own table. Jeff Libby, 26, invented and patented the system. Taps boasting two beer spouts are built into tables dotting Atlanta’s swanky STATS sports bar. Each is hooked into a cooler of kegs in the bar’s basement through […]

Heineken rolls out BeerTender in U.S.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Heineken USA launched of BeerTender for the U.S. market. The devide is designed exclusively for the Heineken and Heineken Premium Light DraughtKegs. The countertop cooler uses a patented carbonator pressure technology to “deliver a perfect pour every time.” Engineered by Krups, the BeerTender works this way: Insert a Heineken or Heineken Premium Light DraughtKeg into […]

This Bud’s for your . . . child’s name

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Reports abound that actor Matthew McConaughey wants to name his unborn son “Bud,” after – you guessed it – Budweiser beer. A source close to the actor said: “Matthew’s older brother Michael named his second son Miller Lyte because he loved the beer so much. And Matthew loved the name so much he really wants […]