Archive for April, 2006

EPIC Ale champion in New Zealand

Friday, April 28th, 2006

EPIC Pale Ale earns the Supreme Champion award in New Zealand. Rogue Ales and Samuel Adams (Boston Beer) both picked up numerous awards. All the results.

Meet the hoppier Budweiser

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

The headline on the front page of the Wall Street Journal – “After Making Beer Ever Lighter, Anheuser Faces a New Palate” – nicely summarizes the story. Alas, the link will work only if you are a subscriber, so you might want to look for today’s WSJ on the news stand. Briefly, some of the […]

Weekly Therapy: The people’s choice

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Working for the Anheuser-Busch breweries in Columbus, Ohio, and Merrimack, N.H., has been a little more fun recently. Why? Burnin’ Helles, Leaf Peeper Pils and Old Eyepopper for starters. The idea to have a contest that lets customers pick what might on tap in their local pub is hardly new, and the idea for this […]

Ben & Jerry’s apologizes for ‘Black & Tan’

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Reauters reports ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s have apologized for causing offense by calling a new flavor “Black & Tan” – the nickname of a notoriously violent British militia that operated during Ireland’s war of independence. The ice cream, available only in the United States, is based on an ale and stout drink of […]

Penn Brewery to expand

Monday, April 24th, 2006

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Penn Brewery in Pittsburgh – long an outstanding producer of German-style beers – is embarking on a half a million dollar project to expand the brewery. The expansion will allow the brewery to increase production by 100%. A new bottling line will be installed and most of the support systems […]

Weekend links

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Some noteworthy blog posts and/or beer discussions of the last week: On judging at the World Beer Cup. One winner’s story about his beer. Who owns the beer revolution? A tough job (you know the rest). A bit of London hop history (in photos). Cooking with Google. Sales of wines $6 and above are seeing […]

On Wisconsin beers

Friday, April 21st, 2006

The World Beer Cup results have sparked plenty of conversation on the Internet. If your favorite breweries didn’t win anything it might be because they didn’t enter. You can’t be sure. For instance, you might wonder, did SandLot Brewery at Coors Field, which won seven medals at the 2005 Great American Beer Festival, enter the […]