Archive for November, 2006

Pittsburgh Brewing ducks again

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Pittsburgh Brewing Co. has received another reprieve. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge M. Bruce McCullough approved a request by the troubled maker of Iron City and other beers to finance payment of nearly $118,000 in business insurance premiums. Pittsburgh Brewing said it would be forced to cease operations without the insurance coverage, according to court documents. The […]

Beer and food bonanza

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Because sometimes you need a little nourishment before the next beer . . . – What to serve with that turkey next week? The Brewers Association offers a primer: This Year Beer Goes With The Bird! – Don Russell also mentione beer and turkey in his Joe Sixpack focusing on beer as a gourmet ingredient […]

UK drinkers dial down the alcohol

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Reuters reports on a trend toward lower alcohol beers in the U.K. And they do mean low alcohol – as in 2% alcohol by volume. They are being compared to more commong 4% beers. How strong are those. America’s Budweiser is 5% and when Americans refer to “three-two” beer sold in Utah and Oklahoma they […]

Budweiser Bucks

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Budweiser is basing the majority of its U.K. marketing plans for 2007 around “Budweiser Bucks,” a promotion that will allow consumers to exchange branded “beer tokens” for a range of prizes. Good luck trying something like that in the United States. As it is “Budweiser Bucks” may prove controversial. News of the program comes just […]

Drunken elephants back in news

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Villagers killed as elephants develop taste for rice beer. Nothing new here folks, move along. Sorry to sound flip, but if you search our news archive you’ll see this news isn’t exactly new.

Illinois drinkers bid farewell to Bell’s beers

Monday, November 13th, 2006

The Chicago Tribune (free registration) details the rather complicated reasons that Bell’s Brewery his quit shipping its immensely popular beers from Michigan to Illinois. A funeral is under way at bars across Chicago. The deceased is a lovely shade of brownish orange bubbling to a fizzy head in smooth pint glasses. The pallbearers are the […]

Oregon beer just keeping getting better

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Anybody who has been paying attention already knows that Oregon has a beer culture to envy. The Register-Guard in Eugene (you may need to register – it’s free) reminds us with lengthy piece in the financial section about why craft beer makes for good business. “More than anywhere else in the country, people drink craft […]