Archive for January, 2007

The beer kitchen of your dreams

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Lisa Morrison and Mark Campbell put a “beer doo-dah” at the heart of their kitchen/entertainment area when they remodeled their Portland, Oregon, home. “We live in the most amazing place for craft beer. I really wanted to give craft beer credit where it’s due, so I built this really beautiful thing around beer so that […]

Bud may ‘lighten up’ for Super Bowl

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Just so you know what the biggest brewing companies are thinking. – Earlier this week we had Miller shelving its Man Laws commercials in favor of emphasizing the taste and heritage of Miller Lite. So you can expect to see more of the spots with Miller workers hanging banners show off Lite’s awards. – Today […]

Jim Koch Q & A

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Wine & Spirits Jobs has an interview with Boston Beer founder Jim Koch. Among the questions: “Is it true that every employee in the company knows how to brew beer?” Koch’s answer: “Every year we have a company-wide homebrew contest, and yes, finance, mailroom, sales – everybody has a fair shot at winning. This year, […]

Guinness drinkers seeing red

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

As previously announced, Guinness is testing its new new Guinness Red, using a lighter roasted barley for a ruby red colour and less bitter taste, in 142 British pubs. The trial is expected to last three to nine months, and is one of a number of tests Guinness has and is conducting. Currently, Guinness mid-strength […]

Latrobe may resume brewing soon

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

The Latrobe brewery where Rolling Rock beer was made is closer to reopening. During a visit to Latrobe on Tuesday, Gov. Ed Rendell announced state grants and loans totaling more than $4.5 million to help its new owner, City Brewing Co., upgrade the plant to expand its production capacity. City Brewing, which has acquired the […]

America beers head for Australia

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

How do American beers stack up against others in the world? Sure they do well in the World Beer Cup, but that’s on American soil. What if you put them on a boat first? We’ll find out in April, because the Brewers Association Export Development Program (EDP) announced today that 19 BA members and EDP […]

More beer for dogs

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

At pet shop owner in the Netherlands has created a beer for dogs. Called Kwispelbier it sells for comparable to $2.14 a bottle, which is four times what Heineken – the local beer, remember – will cost you. A Napa Valley business already sells a beer for dogs in the United States.