Archive for September, 2006

Berries, acorns and beer

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

It’s only Wednesday morning, but this has to be the quote of the week. From Boston Beer founder Jim Koch, speaking at the National Beer Wholesalers Assocation conference about watching the largest brewing companies in America duke it out: “I feel like I’m a medieval peasant watching these armies marching across the landscape. I’m just […]

Beer wholesalers honor A-B’s Lachky

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) this week honored Bob Lachky of Anheuser-Busch for his efforts to promote beer and the role distributors play in the marketplace, with its Industry Service Award presented at NBWA’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes individuals who have made a contribution that enhances the malt beverage industry. […]

John Young dies

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

John Young, long the chairman of the family run Young’s Ram Brewery in London, died Sunday. He was 85. The obituary from the British Guild of Beer Writers points out: . . . his most successful brainwave was a decision, against all contemporary trends and advice, to promote traditional draught beer instead of the keg […]

Who buys the next round?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Did you know . . . Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing puts rock, paper and scissors symbols on the underside of bottle caps on its Session lager, a quick way for beer-drinkers to decide who should buy the next round: paper beats rock, rock beats scissors and scissors beats paper. The brewery helps sponsor tournaments. [Via […]

Bracketing beer

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Maureen Ogle, author of the new book Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer, is “bracketing beer” for a book due out next March titled “The Englightened Brackologist: The Final Four of Everything.” She offers a full explanation of what this means, including why after two days she had to take a break. She’s down […]

Oktoberfest beers and other choices

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) picks six American fall beers to take you from “the thin-bodied thirst-quenchers of summer to the strapping headbangers of winter.” On first swallow, yes, these fall beers go down with the same sweetly smooth flavor you’d find in a typical Oktoberfest. But take a second, and you discover a distinctly American […]

Brewers who blog: Update

Friday, September 15th, 2006

– The Saint Arnold Brewhouse, one of the first blogs from brewers that we found but unfortunately off line for some time, is back. Post fromt he brewhouse certainly capture the spirit of the brewhouse, like this one: If you are at all disturbed by shocking images of elaborate machinery being assembled by unorthodox means, […]