Archive for November, 2006

Fuller’s shopping for more pubs

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

UK brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner (Fuller’s ales) may be hunting for more acquisitions given its initial success since buying George Gales & Co. and its pub properties. “There’s a great pressure on companies to consolidate at the moment and I suspect it will continue,” Michael Turner said. “We would be happy to expand if […]

Czechs roll out the barrel in protest

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

The Czech Republic plans to send a barrel of beer to Brussels as an “extraordinary ambassador” to show its opposition to a proposed rise in EU beer taxes. Germany has made it clear that a proposed 31% increase won’t fly, but European Union Tax Commissioner Laszlo Kovacs is pushing a proposal that would raise the […]

Germans drinking different flavors, colors

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

German brewers are mixing different flavors and colors into their beers in an effort to end a 12-yeard slump in beer sales. With beer consumption down 15% in the last dozen years brewers hope to capture the attention of younger drinkers by using flavors such as lime, which also adds a bright green color to […]

Beer 101 – For college credit

Friday, November 24th, 2006

This story has been reported before, but we still get a kick out of it. Metropolitan State College of Denver offers students in hospitality and restaurant administration program credit for learning about beer. Their classroom is the SandLot Brewery at Coors Field. “They can smell the brewery. They can see the brewery. They can taste […]

Beer mixologist alert

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Let Stephen Beaumont (World of Beer) do a little blending for you, in this case at On the House: Another I enjoy is a beverage of my own concoction in which a wide-mouthed Duvel glass is rinsed with Pernod, shaken out, and then given an ounce of good gin before being filled by the famous […]

This really was your father’s beer

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Ever wonder what a 50-year-old can of Coors beer would taste like? Some hikers in California found out. In fact they found an entire stash stuck in some sand. So they opened one and found beer the “color of cough syrup and smells like a combination of fermented wine and dirt.” They decided not to […]

And old friend returns in Wisconsin

Monday, November 20th, 2006

White Cap beer returns to Two Rivers, Wis. The Manitowoc Herald Times recaptures a time when smaller independent breweries still dotted the American countryside. Two Rivers Brewing produced White Cap from 1939 to 1963, when co-owners George and Harold Liebich pulled the plug because of declining sales brought on by competition from larger brewers like […]