Archive for June, 2006

Beer drinking elephants back on prowl

Friday, June 30th, 2006

After a while you wonder if this is a new story (but it is). The lastest: Wild elephants rampage villages for rice beer. This story from in India is serious (five people have lost their lives in the last two months and in the last five years elephants have killed at least 150 people […]

Brother David tops in California

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Anderson Valley Brewing is celebrating the fact that Brother David’s Double Abbey Style Ale won Best of Show at the 2006 California State Fair’s Commercial Craft Brewing Competition. More at Brew Like a Monk.

Minnesota woman wins Lallemand scholarship

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

A Minneapolis woman has won the 2006 Lallemand Scholarship that entitles her to a two-week brewing course at the Siebel Institute of Technology. Winner Gera (G.L.) Exire LaTour has been brewing since March 2004. The Lallemand Scholarship goes annually to a member of the American Homebrewers’ and includes $2,900 for tuition to the World Brewing […]

Rare saison in charity auction

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

A Belgian brewer and forces on this side of the Atlantic have partnered in an auction to help a French girl suffering from a rare, neurological condition known as leukodystrophy. Brasserie Fantome’s Dany Prignon and his brewer friend, Gilles Didier (who lives in the same town as the girl), have brewed a special beer to […]

Giant Pabst bottle comes down

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

The New York Times (free registration) has the scoop on the dismantling of the dismantling of the famous 60-foot-tall Pabst beer bottle, which had loomed 185 feet above Newark for 75 years, the history of which we’ve already covered. For now it is five enormous pieces of steel and copper plate three-eighths of an inch […]

Sam Adams rolls out beers for patriots

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Boston Beer Co. is introducing the Samuel Adams Brewer Patriot Collection, four beers made with ingredients that would have been available in revolutionary times. The Traditional Ginger Honey Ale, for instance, includes ingredients such as fresh ginger puree and wildflower honey. Sam Adams’ brewers hand smoked malt […]

Bud Bowl rolls on

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

As detailed in many blogs (including here) Anheuser-Busch continues to experiment with new products and to take new approaches to marketing (it’s Here’s to Beer campaign) BUT that doesn’t mean the brewing company hasn’t given up it’s biggest-kid-on-the-block ways. A-B has wrapped up the exclusive alcohol sponsorship for the Super Bowl through 2012, and is […]