Archive for August, 2006

Lagunitas Freak Out!

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

First Thelonious Monk, now Frank Zappa. Compared to the heat Miller Brewing has drawn for using famous rock ‘n’ roll artists on a series of cans, it looks like small breweries – in this case both from Northern California – are on to something. Lagnunitas Brewing Co. began shipping Freak Out! Ale in 22-ounce bottles […]

Todd Ashman headed back into brewery

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

You might have missed the report a couple of weeks ago in the Sierra Sun that Truckee, Calif., is getting a new brewery. Truckee Craft Brewing Co. should be up and running by late this year or early next. What most of you will consider news is is not that another brewpub is opening, or […]

More ‘Bud TV’ seems likely

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Advertising Age reports that Anheuser-Busch is getting into the content business. The country’s largest brewer is launching its own in-house film and TV production company that will make humorous shorts and sitcom-type programs to be broadcast over the internet and to cellphones, according to four people familiar with the matter, and could branch into full-length […]

Celebrating GABF in style

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Two Colorado breweries have already taken steps to make the 25th anniversary celebration of the Great American Beer Festival a bit more special. Perhaps there’ll be news of more in coming weeks. You can already find special cans of Dale’s Pale Ale in many of the 13 states that Oskar Blues (in Lyons, just up […]

Best selling beers in US

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Among the e-mail questions we see most often is: “What are the top ten selling beer brands in the USA?” Since the Information Resources Inc. that indicate craft beer sales are on fire also list the best selling beers overall we can provide an up-to-date ranking.. 1. Bud Light 2. Budweiser 3. Miller Lite 4. […]

Craft beer and food

Monday, August 21st, 2006

The current edition of the various Brewing News publications (Southwest Brewing News, Midwest Brewing News, etc. – there are seven) includes A “Craft Beers Flavors” supplement. Most of the stories are by Lucy Saunders (Beerkcook and Grilling With Beer), with plenty of information about pairing beer and food when dining and cooking with beer. Also […]

Beer benefits fishermen’s charity

Friday, August 18th, 2006

A Cornish brewery, Skinners Brewery, has linked up with the Fishermen’s Mission to help celebrate its 125 years of supporting fishermen and their families in times of hardship, need, accident, illness or disaster at sea. The brewery is producing a limited edition of at least 2,000 bottles of Starry Gazey Ale for the mission.