Archive for January, 2007

Has Sam Calagione heard about this?

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

A Japanese brewery makes a beer using milk and calls it Bilk. Does this qualify as an extreme beer? Dogfish Head Brewery founder Sam Calagione provides this definition in Extreme Brewing: “Extreme beers are brewed with more amounts of the traditional ingredients or non-traditional ingredients.” Although several American microbreweries have brought back the almost extinct […]

Friday. Philadelphia. Bring a driver.

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Looking for a way to abuse your liver Friday in Philadelphia? Jack Curtin has just the day for you, starting with Grey Lodge Pub Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Breakfast, and including events along the way like the latest release of Troegs Nugget Nectar.

Thirsty Traveler offers beer advice

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Ever watch The Thirsty Traveler – Kevin Brauch – on the Fine Living Network? Pilsner Urquell has hired him to host a new website called the Beer Advisor. “Today’s beer aficionados want more than just a beer, they want a total beer experience, and they rely on their trusted bartender to guide them,” said Evan […]

All-malt Michelob

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Michelob is getting a makeover. Ho-hum, you say? How cares about a new embossed teardrop bottle? But wait. There’s more news hidden in the Brandweek story. Michelob will no longer be made with rice and corn. Right, no adjuncts. Yet the redo is not intended to align Michelob with craft beers, say wholesalers. Rather the […]

German beer sales up – for how long?

Monday, January 29th, 2007

German beer consumption rose 1.4% in 2006, the largest gain – and, in fact, only the second – in 12 years. Increases sales are credited to the month-long World Cup football tournament and don’t necessarily indicate the slide of the last decade is over. Sales have declined 15% in the last dozen years. Only in […]

Another Belgian brewery closes

Monday, January 29th, 2007

From the Belgian Shop newsletter: Alken-Maes, owned by Scottish & Newcastle, announced the closure of its brewery in the town of Jumet, Le Soir newspaper said January 19. It will transfer its production from Jumet to its main site in Alken. Less than two years ago S&N spent $6.5 million to increase production at Jumet.

Herz new craft beer marketing director

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The Brewers Association has hired Julia Herz as director of craft beer marketing. Herz replaces Ray Daniels, who remains with the Brewers Association as the director of Brewers Publications. “Julia has a passion and a vision for craft beer,” Bob Pease, Brewers Association vice president, said in a press release. “We are excited to utilize […]