Archive for November, 2005

Saga of the 10-ounce can

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Newcomers to St. Mary’s County (Maryland) may not understand why beer is available in 10-ounce cans and why they are so popular. It costs the same, if not more, than a 12-ounce can. So why would people buy it? ‘‘It’s just become a big item in the county,” distributor George Guy said. ‘‘People feel it’s […]

Rodebach adds markets

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Rodenbach and Rodenbach Grand Cru – which returned to the U.S. market earlier this year – are now available in New York and North Carolina and are on the way to Ohio. Winking Lizard Taverns in Ohio will be the first in the United States to serve Redbach. Redbach is based on Rodenbach, with unfermented […]

Beer, saloons and booze on TV

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

The History Channel has them all today. And coffee, too. Their description of the beer segment: It’s one of the world’s oldest and most beloved beverages–revered by Pharaohs and brewed by America’s Founding Fathers. Today, brewing the bitter elixir is a multi-billion-dollar global industry. Join us for an invigorating look at brewing’s history from prehistoric […]

New beer fight erupts

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Does it really seem to you like the nation’s largest brewers are likely to join in a campaign to boost beer’s image? It seems as if they should be getting along better for that to happen. USA Today reports: “Miller Brewing, a unit of SABMiller, said Tuesday several cable networks pulled new Miller ads on […]

Pyramid Q&A

Monday, November 14th, 2005

The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., visits Pyramid Alehouse in Seattle for a Q&A with with Mark House, head of brewery operations and a company veteran, and marketing director Paul Curhan. Not surprisingly, answers about Pyramid focusing on wheat-based beers dominates the conversion. For Curhan on competition with Widmer: Over the years we’ve done more […]

A hoppier Bud Light?

Monday, November 14th, 2005

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required, sorry) reports that Miller “is expected to claim in new cable-TV ads this weekend that Bud Light has ‘changed,’ and that Miller Lite still tastes better than the new version, according to Miller executives and a memo the brewer sent out to its distributors late Friday.” Peter Marino, a […]

Business Week likes Saint Arnold

Monday, November 14th, 2005

The special report from Business Week for small business about using “using the web to boost sales” features Saint Arnold Brewing in Houston. The “front” of the section features a picture of founder Brock Wagner and the headline: “A Houston microbrewery has converted web site visitors into loyal customers with invites to free beer bashes.” […]