Archive for July, 2006

CAMRA unveils ‘Cyclops’

Monday, July 31st, 2006

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a way of letting consumers know what beers will taste like before they sample. Here’s the press release: Taking lessons from the UK wine industry, CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, and 14 real ale breweries will today launch a new initiative called ‘Cyclops’ at the Great […]

Beer-swilling pigs spark controversy

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

That Tasmanian pub with the beer drinking pigs finds itself under fire. The Associated Press reports: Pub owner Anne Free said Wednesday she was outraged that the tourist attraction had been attacked as cruel in the latest edition of a magazine published by animal welfare group Choose Cruelty Free. Free points out the beer is […]

City Brewing, Latrobe deal closer

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

City Brewing took a giant step toward acquiring the Latrobe Brewing facility as union workers approved a new contract. The basics: The union voted 113-9 on Sunday to accept a two-year contract with the La Crosse company, said George Sharkey, a union business agent for about 120 of the employees. “There were concessions, but in […]

Shmaltz offers Lenny Bruce tribute

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Shmaltz Brewing Co. has two new beers to help celebrate its 10th anniversary. From a press release: Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. – Shmaltz commemorates the 40th anniversary of the death of prophetic Jewish comedian Lenny Bruce with the release of Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. In keeping with Lenny Bruce’s comedic style, this rye-based double IPA is brewed […]

Latrobe update: Deal near

Friday, July 21st, 2006

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that union workers at Latrobe Brewing Co. are expecting to have a tentative contract with City Brewing Co. ready for a vote on Sunday, a deal that could keep the plant open.

Sad days in Latrobe

Friday, July 21st, 2006

No matter the outcome of negotiations that would keep the brewery in Latrobe operating, the fact remains that Rolling Rock is gone. Don Russell – Joe Sixpack – visits the town to report on just what that means to the town. “You think of Latrobe,” said Steve Kittey, editorial director of the town’s daily newspaper, […]

Sign of the times

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Some of the educational seminars at the 14th annual Vermont Brewers Festival this weekend in Vermont: – “Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing.” – “The Art of Tasting Beer.” – Two “Cooking with Beer” demos.