Archive for December, 2006

Here comes the brewery

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Fifty Fifty Brewing in Truckee, Calif., took another step toward reality last week when equipment was delivered. We offer you the pictures because we we can never get enough of brewery pictures and because we thought we should update you. When we last reported on this brewery it was called Truckee Craft Brewery. Don’t expect […]

Fat Tire rolling to Iowa, Minnesota

Monday, December 18th, 2006

From NBB-BUZZ, a newsletter from New Belgium Brewing: The brewer of Fat Tire will begin distributing into Iowa and Minnesota in 2007. Also, look for a new beer called Springboard quite soon. It’s made with Chinese spices.

Brooklyn expands its market

Monday, December 18th, 2006

A Reuters interview with Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy reveals that Brooklyn has expanded distribution into new states and headed to more. Brooklyn – previously focused on the states closest to New York – has moved into Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Alabama, and plans to soon add Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In chronicling craft […]

American craft beer bound for China

Friday, December 15th, 2006

The Brewers Association Export Development Program in partnership with American Craft Beer Partners announced the first, to their knowledge, mixed container shipment of American craft beers to be shipped mainland China. An assortment of American craft beers from Rogue Ales Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery and North Coast Brewing Co. is about ready to go. This shipment […]

Beer Risotto wins national cooking challenge

Friday, December 15th, 2006

National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) Cooking with Beer Challenge, the judges named a winner. Linda Rohr, a 53-year-old publicist and project manager from Darien, Connecticut, was won first place in the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) Cooking with Beer Challenge, earning her a trip to Cancun for two for her “Quick and Easy White Beer-Seafood […]

The future of beer

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Consider this scenario: ”Frat guys, 2021: Dude, it was so weird. My frat brother John had his wacky uncle Russ in town, and he came to our Alpha Alpha October bash. Old dude, in his 40s, but still likes to party. He actually brought an entire keg of beer to the party. Who was going […]

Mmmm! Vinegar beer

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

This little piece of light reading: “The Influence of Expectation, Consumption and Revelation on Preferences for Beer” looks like it will be fun to study when we can track down the December issue of Psychological Sciences. For now there’s the New York Times summary (free registration). Here’s the nut: In previous studies, psychologists had found […]