Archive for October, 2006

Beer rules

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

The “Brew” Blog, which is sponsored by Miller and reads like it, this week has a series about how the rules of the beer business are changing. It features old rules and the rules that replaced them. No. 2: Old Rule: Imports and crafts are exotic New Rule: Imports and crafts are mainstream Most of […]

Anchor Brewing poster child for small businesses

Monday, October 30th, 2006

The in USA Today reads Beermaker thinks small in big way, resisting urge to splurge on growth but could also have stated Anchor Brewing “thinks big in a small way.” That would have suited Seth Godin’s, whose books Small is the New Big is a top seller at Amazon. But new? Fritz Maytag has been […]

Seeing red over Guinness Red

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Guinness plans to test market a new beer called Guinness Red. Stephen Beaumont doesn’t think much of the idea. Listen, Diageo, I know that sales of Guinness are falling in Ireland and the U.K., at least according to my sources, and that you likely want to find some way to buoy them up. But believe […]

Beer history vs. nostalgia

Friday, October 27th, 2006

The New York Times (free registration) makes an interesting pairing today in Books of the Times, reviewing Maureen Ogle’s Ambitious Brew and Great American Beer. Our three-part interview with Ogle sparked chatter on various discussion boards and e-mail lists about how complicent the dominant brewers were in the “dumbing down” of American beer and the […]

Three men in a (historic) barrel

Friday, October 27th, 2006

With production ending at George Gale and Company in Horndean, Bob Marvin (he’s the one in the middle) realized that a bit of brewing history could be lost. Marvin, head brewer at the Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, worked at Gales until 1994, so got together with Ringwood managing director David Welsh and Gales’ retired head […]

Double Chocolate Stout cookies

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Double Chocolate Stout cookies are back this month in the Northwest. “Last year when we first introduced the Double chocolate Stout, we had the quadruple the normal number of customer comments,” said David Saulnier, president of Cougar Mountain Baking Co. Cougar Mountain uses BridgePort Brewing Co.’s Black Strap Stout as in ingredient in the cookie. […]

Lost Abbey finds friends in San Francicsco

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Port Brewing/Lost Abbey takes San Francisco by storm. As well as dazzling a crowd of about 100 at San Francisco’s Cathedral Hill Hotel, Port Brewing left behind beer from Bay Area drinkers at the Tornado and a couple of retails stores. Hedonist Beer Jive has a full rundown on the beers. It is hard to […]