Archive for March, 2006

Pro-am competition at GABF

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

The Brewers Association and the American Homebrewers Association have announced a 2006 GABF Pro-Am Competition in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Great American Beer Festival. From the BA website: Here’s how it works. Craft breweries can select award winning homebrew recipes from existing homebrew competitions (competitions held after January 1, 2005 qualify) or […]

Bitter end for Olde Heurich Brewing

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

The Olde Heurich Brewing Co. – successor to Washington’s last surviving local brewery and maker of Foggy Bottom, Old Georgetown and Senate beers – this week announced its demise. The last beers were shipped last week. [Via The Washington Post]

Bottle cap art

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Once again it’s time for “The art of drinking Tröegs” contest. The rules are simple: 1. Collect Tröegs bottle caps 2. Use the caps to make art. (Don’t limit your thinking. It can be flat, it can be 3-dimensional, it can be anything (as long as you use the Tröegs caps). 3. Submit a photo […]

New beers on the market

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

– Beer No. 3 in Anheuser-Busch’s new seasonal lineup is called Spring Heat Spiced Wheat. From the press release: ” . . . an unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale, which is naturally cloudy. Brewed with orange, lemon and lime peels; the spice of coriander; two-row barley and wheat malts; as well as a blend of domestic […]

Top-selling new beer? Bud Select

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Information Resources Inc., which tracks data for consumer products makers and retailers, reports that Budweiser Select was the second best-selling new product of 2005. Slim-Fast’s Optima diet line topped the 2005 list with $166 million in sales. Budweiser Select beer, from Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., had $123 million in sales.

Spitfire beer ad escapes censure

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

A advertisement for Shepherd Neame’s Spitfire beer has once again survived a challenge to a British advertising watchdog, despite complaints about its use of Hitler’s Nazi SS insignia. Shepherd Neame conceded that the humor behind using the dreaded SS insignia in an ad was edgy, but argued that the insignia was the butt of a […]

Cheney endorses Arrogant Bastard

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Dick Cheney Endorses Arrogant Bastard Ale (it’s all in the picture, give it a click). Will this help or hurt sales? (One reader commented: “This is genuinely unfair to Arrogant Bastard Ale, which is a high quality product, unlike Cheney.”)