Archive for January, 2007

Monday morning beer news

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Stuff to talk about around the water cooler today: – Deschutes Brewery is about to announce it will operate a pub in Portland. – Miller is shelving its broadcast Man Law commercials. Faced with an increasingly competitive light beer market, Miller Brewing Company is introducing new television ads that focus on the taste and heritage […]

Higher taxes for Michigan beer?

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

John Bebow, executive director of the Center for Michigan, a self-styled centrist think tank in Ann Arbor, says raising the beer tax should be an option to address the state’s looming budget deficit. He suggests boosting the tax on a 12-ounce package 10 cents, a pretty sizable boost. Does he have another agenda? Well he […]

But it’s not beer . . .

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

On Jan. 1, Vermont changed its tax code, making beer purchases subject to Vermont’s 6 percent sales tax. It’s meant to be a tax on alcohol, but not all stores understand that. Tim Krebser, who said he drinks a six-pack of Busch NA a day, has registered a complaint with the state that he is […]

Blues and Brews in Memphis

Friday, January 19th, 2007

The Blues Foundation in Memphis and Boscos Squared, a local brewery-restaurant, are teaming up to host a fund raising event to benefit the Memphis based international blues organization April 17. With more than 145 affiliated blues organizations, the Blue Foundation serves as the hub for the worldwide passion for Blues Music. Blues and Brews will […]

CAMRA expands Cyclops campaign

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Britain’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has extended its Cyclops campaign, which uses symbols indicate what to beers look, smell and taste like. Everard Brewery started the campaign last March, and CAMRA made it official in August. More breweries continue to show interest in participating and CAMRA has produced a Cyclops information leaflet which it […]

Milwaukee beer history series

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Milwaukee’s Museum of Beer and Brewing 2007 lecture series kicks off Feb. 1 with author Trudy Knauss Paradis discussing her book German Milwaukee: Its History – Its Recipes. An ethnic history/cookboo, it recounts the history of German-speaking people in Milwaukee from the first arrivals in the 1830s to the annual German Fests on Lake Michigan. […]

Why gluten-free beer matters

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Keith O’Brien offers an explanation at on why it makes a difference that Anheuser-Busch has brewed a gluten-free beer called Redbridge. “I think it is the tipping point for people suffering from celiac disease, diagnosed and undiagnosed,” said Alice Bast, executive director of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. “The fact that Anheuser-Busch has […]