Archive for July, 2006

Reports from the beer front

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

On the beer business front: – Drinks Americas announced that it has selected package designs submitted by Beacon Branding for the upcoming re-launch of Rheingold Beer. Drinks Americas plans to re-launch Rheingold in Metro New York this coming October. Rheingold Beer has been sold and marketed in New York since 1883 and was acquired by […]

New Jersey Rolling Rock to keep ’33’

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Anheuser-Busch has already begun brewing the iconic Rolling Rock beer in its New Jersey brewery and will start shipping its version of the beer in August. “We are going to retain as much of the history and tradition and heritage of this brand,” said Andy Goeler, vice president of Anheuser-Busch’s import, craft and specialty group. […]

The art of beer

Friday, July 14th, 2006

From the press release: “Ed Kolibab of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Greg Gumberling of Downingtown, Pennsylvania and Ann Castaneira of Steelton, Pennsylvania have been named as the three finalists in The Art of Drinking Troegs Bottle Cap Art Contest. The grand prizewinner will be announced on Saturday, July 29 before regularly scheduled Saturday tours. ” ‘We were […]

For the record: Coors DUI

Friday, July 14th, 2006

You are going to read this every where. Coors executive Pete Coors was cited in May for driving under the influence of alcohol after leaving a friend’s wedding celebration. Coors was driving a 2004 Jaguar when he was pulled over by a Colorado State Patrol trooper just before midnight May 29, according to officials in […]

Beer alert: Coming to a shelf near you

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

News of beers you should be looking for now, or may want to look for soon: – Otter Creek’s “Holy Otter” features monk otters on the label of this beer brewed in the Belgian tripel style. The beer is part of the Otter Creak World Tour series. Next up, and due in September, will be […]

Latrobe-Rolling Rock update

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Another week of negotiations between Latrobe Brewing’s union employees and LaCrosse, Wis.-based City Brewing began yesterday in Greensburg, Pa. Although progress has been reported a July 31 deadline looms, when the plant where Rolling Rock was brewed (remember, Anheuser-Busch bought the brand and is moving production to New Jersey) will close.

World Cup lifts German beer sales

Monday, July 10th, 2006

The World Cup left German brewers feeling optimistic about growth after they worked around the clock to keep up with demand during the month-long tournament. Birte Kleppien from the German Beer Brewers’ association said while the industry had expected to do well from the World Cup, the wave of national euphoria that accompanied Germany’s progress […]