Archive for August, 2006

Lunch with Garrett Oliver

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Jaye Beele of the Grand Rapids Press has lunch with Garrett Oliver, master of brewing at Brooklyn Brewery and author of “The Brewmaster’s Table.” Beele reports they had “mild Bavarian brat weisswurst with sweet Bavarian mustard and knockwurst served with Senf (German deli mustard), reubens, German potato salad and sauerkraut,” but doesn’t mentioned what they […]

Magic Hat magic

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Arriving in Asheville, N.C. – a decidely beer-hip town – with just one beer, its flagship No. 9, and only on draft, Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing creates an immediate buzz.

Abita still ‘Louisiana True’

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 has a solid feature on Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Co. News includes the fact that Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale has so far raised $400,000 for hurricane relief. As already reported, business thrives despite the fact that New Orleans’ population has been cut in half. Although Abita sells its beer in 32 states, New Orleans is still […]

Speaking (again) of hops

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Imagine the Wall Street Journal with color pictures (wait, they do that from time to time) to accompany its “Fresh Hops” story of last week. Then you’ve got Jay Brooks’ story and photos from the Russian River/Moonlight Brewing hop harvest on Monday.

Day in the life of a brewery worker

Monday, August 28th, 2006

“So You Think You Could Be . . .” is an occasional series that gives LaCrosse Tribune reporters a new and interesting job for a day. Some jobs will be dirty. Some will be fun. And others will be just plain weird. That’s why Joan Kent found herself inside City Brewery, which is hardly a […]

Stone auction: Beer and dinner for 8

Monday, August 28th, 2006

The latest in Stone Brewing’s series of charity auctions to celebrate its 10th anniversary closes Friday, but bids are already apporaching $1,000. The dinner for eight with Stone founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner features six courses and six vintage Stone beers. The package also includes an invitation for one person to be a guest […]

AleSmith Numbskull and other new beers

Friday, August 25th, 2006

– AleSmith Brewing in San Diego is ready to release Barrel-Aged Old Numbskull 2004. Individually numbered bottles will be available for purchase only from the brewery Sept. 1 (next Friday), beginning at 3 p.m. Due to the rare nature of this beer, purchases will be limited to two bottles per person. A release party will […]