Archive for May, 2006

New style: IPA meets Hefeweizen

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

San Juan Brewing Co./Front Street Ale House in Washington has laid claiming to creating a new beer style: Ipa-weizen (prounced Ippa-weizen). From the press release: Remember back in the day, when Hefe-weizen was the beer to be quaffing? People‚Äôs tastes have changed over the years, now the brew to drink is I.P.A., even extra strength […]

A plea to save Latrobe’s brewery

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Pardon the length of this post, but here is a letter sent to the president, vice president, and other board members at Anheuser-Busch Inc. There’s also an online petitition to save the brewery. To Whom It May Concern: It was on Friday May 19, 2006, when I received a phone call from my father Richard […]

End of a beer era

Friday, May 26th, 2006

icSouthlondon looks at the human side of what happens when a brewery closes – in this case Young’s Ram Brewery in London. Another father-of-five, who wished to remain anonymous, started at Young’s as a teenager and has worked there for 31 years. He said: “I’m the wrong side of 50, so I don’t get my […]

Schwarzenegger plugs beer for dogs

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

One brewery got a lift from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s well-publicized recent trip to Napa Valley – Dog Star Brewing. Arnold Schwarzenegger Endorses Beer For Dogs rates a giant headline in K9 Magazine.

Guinness giving away home bar

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Even if you don’t win, a new sweepstakes from Guinness offers a bit of creative fun. In the Ultimate Guinness Home Bar contest you can draw your idea of what would make a perfect bar for your home, write an essay about why you deserve the bar and Guinness might build it for you. The […]

Alaskan Brewing up for business awards

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

The Alaskan Brewing Company is a finalist in every category it entered in its first year competing for the Stevie Awards. Winners will be announced at the Fourth Annual American Business Awards in New York on June 12. Citing innovative marketing programs and collateral materials, Alaskan Brewing is a finalist in four categories: Best Marketing […]

70,000 cans: Do the math

Friday, May 19th, 2006

You may well have seen the story and photos about the man who moved out of his townhouse in Ogden, Utah, and left behind 70,000 beer cans. The landlord said the man had been living in the home for about eight years and never threw away a single can. The story was posted everywhere and […]