Archive for February, 2006

Gluten free beer festival

Friday, February 17th, 2006

The first ever gluten beer festival held anywhere (that we’ve heard of) drew a happy crowd of 1,600 earlier this month in Chesterfield, England. Supported by Britain’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) it even featured cask-conditioned gluten free beer. Check out the pictures. The site comments “Not everyone in the pictures are coeliacs, some are […]

Guinness, the blogger

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Guinness is blogging. Well, sort of, and just in the UK. Basically the marketing team will offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it does at Guinness. Here’s the premise: Everyday we get loads of letters, photos, emails and phone calls – not just from our mums, but from other people who drink GUINNESS® too! Some […]

Corona for St. Patty’s Day – What!?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Does this strike you as a little strange? Iconic Mexican beer Corona, famous for being served with a wedge of lime jammed in the top, will launch a 15-second TV spot and a 60-second radio ad in March to boost sales of the brew in the run-up to St. Patrick’s Day, the beverage importer Gambrinus […]

Profiling Stone and Greg Koch

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

The Union-Tribune in San Diego profiles Stone Brewing Co. co-founder Greg Koch. The lengthy article concludes with the punchline: “I’m going to let Stone get as big as it’s going to get, as big as it wants to be,” he said. “The only goal is to maintain our original set of standards.” Speaking of Stone. […]

Weekly Therapy: Cupid and hops

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Valentine’s Day is not one of the big beer selling holidays. Industrial brewers move a ton of beer for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, the Super Bowl, etc. The December holidays are important for specialty beer producers. Valentine’s Day? Pretty much another Tuesday. Or is it? certainly has seen enough promotional material to suggest […]

Double IPA Festival

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Jay Brooks has the results (congratulations to Maring Brewing) and plenty of pictures. What was it like for the average attendee? Beer Is the Answer reports.

Bye-bye, Beamish

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Don Russell, a.k.a. Joe Sixpack, has a scoop this week the Philadelphia Daily News: Scottish & Newcastle, which owns Ireland’s Beamish Stout, has pulled the plug on exports of Beamish to the United States. Don reports that Scottish & Newcastle “quietly decided earlier this year to pull the plug on Beamish exports to America, to […]