Archive for May, 2006

Win a (beer) vacation in Brooklyn

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Brooklyn Brewery has expanded its Brooklyn Vacation Sweepstakes to include residents from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. There will be 15 winners of the Aug. 26 VIP day in Brooklyn. Each winner can bring 5 friends. A limousine will pick up the winners and their friends at any location in New York City and […]

Philadelphia beer hero

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Joe Sixpack profiles Joel Derricks, Philadelphia’s best known beer delivery guy, who’s delivered more than a million kegs in 33 years. “I don’t know if I can ever leave,” Derricks said. “It’s not just a job for me. It’s family. I get introduced to everyone down here – they treat me like one of the […]

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

The story behind Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale from Lagunitas Brewing in California. What the label says mainly, under the beer’s title, is: “We Brewed This Especially Bitter Ale In Remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrick’s Day Massacre And in Celebration of Our 20-Day Suspension Back in January of This Year!” “Whatever. We’re Still Here.” This […]

Brewpub pioneer Bob Rowland dies

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Sad news out of Chilton, Wisconsin: Brewpub pioneer Bob Rowland has died just days before the Wisconsin Microbrewers Beer Fest he organized will be held. The Appleton Post-Crescent reports the festival will go on as scheduled. Let’s hope the thousands who gather at the Calumet County Fairgrounds hoist one in Bob’s honor.

Great Divide goes ‘small’

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Great Divide Brewing in Denver recently began shipping some of its bigger beers in smaller bottles. Hercules IPA and Yeti Imperial Stout remain available in 22-ounce bottles, but now also in 12-ounce servings, sold in four-packs. “For a while now, beer drinkers have been telling us they’d like to see a few of our bigger […]

Beer festival horror story

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

The way blogs work, the most recent article goes on top, so you might see this first, but perhaps you should read “On beer festival season” first. If that didn’t scare you a little when thinking about beer festivals, this will. Donovan Hall of Spirit World describes his effort to get into the Long Island […]

On beer festival season

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Writing in his blog, Brew Confessions Tom Baker of Heavyweight Brewing writes that beer festival season can go on without Heavyweight. . . . most of even the well-run fests are no longer sampling events. They are merely opportunities to get pie-eyed on 35 dollars. I don’t know, maybe I’ve just gotten grumpier and crotchety […]