Archive for January, 2006

A dilemma for beer drinkers and sellers

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

An excellent question from the Accidental Hedonist: Is it socially acceptable simply to say “I drink alcoholic beverages” and leave it at that? Or are qualifiers like this necessary? “What I’m trying to say is this: I drink alcoholic beverages. I do so for a variety of reasons, including taste and for the slight buzz […]

Victory Brewing seeks stories from customers

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Victory Brewing in Downingtown, Pa., wants stories from loyal customers to help celebrate Victory’s 10th year of brewing. “This contest, with each of its categories, details exactly how far Victory has gone in influencing the lives of our customers over the past ten years. With distance from the brewery, we’ll be able to find out […]

Weekly Therapy: Americans in Belgium

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Look out, Belgium. You’re about to be a chapter in Sam Calagione’s next book. Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, will be joined in March by four more of America’s most innovative brewers for a whirlwind tour of Belgium. The goal of the trip is to introduce Belgian brewing luminaries to some of the […]

Wrong! Sometimes smaller is better

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Headline: “Beer Is Proof of Stereotypical Sex Roles.” The point: “So finally, beer teaches us about competition: The microbrewers appeared on the scene to tell the ignorati (myself included, back then) that there were infinite possibilities.” Maybe not quite right: “The big American breweries can do anything smaller brewers can do, and better. They don’t […]

Three generations in the brewery

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Three generations of the Owens family have worked at the Anheuser-Busch plant in Los Angeles. A lot has changed. For starters, the first had a 15-minute beer break every two hours, the second free beer after a shift, the third gets two cases a month – but must wait until he gets home to drink […]

Czech brewery wins round in Bud battle

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar claimed victory in Finland over beer giant Anheuser-Busch in the latest round of their ongoing global trademark dispute. Finland’s brewing association, however, said the ruling had no practical significance because foreign beers make up less than 1% of total consumption. While sales in Finland may be small, that high court upheld […]

Sam Adams drinkers pick Brown Ale

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

The beer drinkers have spoken and Samuel Adams will brew a brown ale. Samuel Adams Brown Ale joins the Samuel Adams Brewmaster’s Collection this month, and in February will be available in six-packs. And all because consumers voted for it over Samuel Adams Bohemian Pilsner. Brown Ale received 6,649 votes in the Beer Lover’s Choice […]