Archive for August, 2006

Flying with alcohol

Friday, August 18th, 2006

There’s been some chatter in the beer ranks about how the ban on flying with liquids, but hardly compares to the concerns of wineries. British wine magazine Decanter reports “Liquid bomb threat: wineries and consumers get creative.” Domaine Carneros, for example, is providing free insulated foam packaging for consumers who previously could carry a few […]

UK brewery runs out of beer

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Bateman’s Brewery in the UK has run out of beer. Normal delivers are expected to resume next week. .

Honey Porter or Smoked Lager?

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Samuel Adams “Beer Lovers Choice” program is back. This year one of the choices is Honey Porter, a retired member of the Samuel Adams family first brewed in 1994. The other beer in the competition is Smoked Lager. Drinkers will have a chance to taste the two new beers and cast their vote during August […]

Flying Fish needs bigger pond

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Flying Fish Brewing – a brewery “founded on the Internet” in 1995 – has outgrown its home in Cherry Hill, N.J., and will likely move to nearby Burlington City. “We’ve been looking for a new site for quite a while because we have outgrown our present location. I only want to move once,” founder Gene […]

Pennsylvana distributor, InBev duke it out

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Pennsylvania specialty beer wholesale Shangy’s has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that InBev USA has failed to honor a 1998 agreement ensuring Shangy’s would be the sole wholesaler of Hoegaarden and other InBev products in a 17-county region that includes the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos and Philadelphia. The Allentown Morning Call puts it this way: […]

The Rock no longer rolls

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Not sure how I came across this blog post but the headline sucked me in and the message reflects the mood of many who have posted responses to other entries here about Rolling Rock production heading to Newark, N.J. (further documented yesterday the the New York Times). Anyway, from the blog: Funny. I always thought […]

Las Vegas man drinks lucky 7,777

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

After 7,776 beers how do you make the next one special? Greg Nowatzki consumed his on July 7, at seven seconds after 7:07 p.m., at Big Dog Brewing Co. in Las Vegas. Big Dog brewer Dave Otto made a beer especially for the occasion called Quad 7. Otto used seven different malts, seven different hops, […]