Archive for October, 2006

A-B income surges

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

One the one hand maybe we should wait for analysts to explain to us why this isn’t really good news: Anheuser-Busch Cos., the world’s largest brewer, said profit rose the most in at least 10 years as consumers drank more imported beer such as Corona and Grolsch. Net income rose 26% to $637.5 million, or […]

Beer alert: Hop Trip, wet hops and more

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

The romance of hops? That either makes sense to you or it doesn’t. Deschutes Brewery certainly understands because it has posted a wonderful movie about the making of Hop Trip 2006 at its website. Deschutes used whole leaf Crystal hops for its fresh hop beer, creating a beer of moderate alcohol (5.5% abv), solid bitterness […]

Open a beer bottle with a helicopter

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Forget using a piece of bread, a piece of paper, whatever. Credit to UNEASYSilence for this YouTube gem. the play-by-play at about 5:40 in is quite compelling, so stick with it.

Better times for hop growers

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

A business story form the Mail Tribune in Oregon reports that hop producers see a turnaround for their market. That means a growers’ market instead of a buyers’ market, and higher prices. Consider this history: In August 1980, clusters sold for $1.15 per pound, but rose to $5 per pound when brewers began to perceive […]

Andy Capp ale

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Cartoon character Andy Capp has returned to his home town of Hartlepool to launch his very own beer.

Tiger beer hot in Detroit

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Signapore’s Tiger beer, which earlier this year struck a deal with Anheuser-Busch that greatly expands its distribution is flying off the shelves in – you guessed it – Detroit. “Last weekend alone we sold 20 cases, which for an off-brand beer is a ton of beer,” says Harry Kefalonitis, owner of Harry’s Detroit, which is […]

U.S. beers shine in Sweden

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

American brewers showed their skill for brewing big and bold beers in the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival (that’s Stockholm, Sweden), sweeping the cateogires for strong beers above 6% alcohol. The U.S. medalists: Category: Dark Lager max 5.9% ABV Silver-Boston Beer Company, Black Lager Category: Porter/Stout max 5.9% ABV Bronze-Sierra Nevada, Porter Category: Strong Beer […]