Archive for August, 2006

Explosive beer kegs

Monday, August 7th, 2006

Kegs were exploding after a fire broke out at Crewe Johns Limited, a real ale brewery in Lancashire (England). Firefighters were up to the challenge. They used a special device called a ground monitor to spray water on the flames from a distance to allow them to keep away from the exploding kegs.

Brewery stays in New Glarus

Friday, August 4th, 2006

New Glarus Brewing will be staying in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Before you say “of course” read the report from the Capital Times. The brewery had threatened to pull up stakes and build on an alternative site. The dispute was settled last night when the village board agreed to provide an economic development incentive of $2 […]

Bidding war for Sleeman?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

The Globe & Mail reports that that four beer makers were expected to make their bids for Sleeman before the company’s self-imposed deadline – and that a bidding war may arise. Prospective buyers include Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd., as well as Royal Grolsch NV of the Netherlands and Sapporo Breweries […]