Archive for March, 2007

CAMRA begins beer club

Monday, March 19th, 2007

You’ve got to live in the UK to enjoy this, but . . . The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is launching a new Beer Club that delivers a 20-bottle case of beer each quarter. The explanation why is here. Here’s the place to sign up. As an incentive to join, the first shipment will […]

Heineken targets airport bars

Friday, March 16th, 2007

A new bar at Hong Kong’s international airport serves up as much Heineken branding as it does beer. Bar stools reflecting green neon match the Heineken-logo T-shirts for sale. TV screens show Heineken ads and sports events sponsored by the company. While the bar sells other beers as well as wine and spirits, only Heineken-owned […]

Toasting the tastemakers

Friday, March 16th, 2007 has put together a list of “Tastemakers” for wine, beer and spirits. The list includes four beer guys: New Glarus Brewing co-founder/brewer Dan Carey, Boston Beer (Samuel Adams) founder Jim Koch, Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery (and plenty of beer writing) and Michael Jackson, the world’s leading beer writer. OK, he writes a little […]

From the beer business wires

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

– A strong fourth quarter wraps up an excellent year for Boston Beer, producer of Samuel Adams beer. – Bud.TV got off to a slow start. Part of the problem is the registration process. “The first week after Super Bowl, the site got an average of 20,000 visits a day, but only about 800 to […]

Getting ready for the green

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

So Saturday will you be a) watching your NCAA bracket picks go down in flames? b) drinking green beer in a bar decorated with shamrocks? c) doing something more enjoyable? A rhetorical question and excuse to give you these St. Patrick’s Day links: – Taste for Guinness wanes in changing Ireland – Recipes for St. […]

Oregon beer production up 16.5%

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Oregon brewers made 16.5% more beer in 2006 than 2005. That’s all craft beer because since the Blitz-Weinhard Brewery closed in 1999 the only breweries in Oregon are craft producers. Total beer production for the state was approximately 796,000 barrels, according to figures released today by the Oregon Brewers Guild. That is an increase of […]

Malt Madness

Monday, March 12th, 2007

The Washington Post has already begun its beer tie-in to the NCAA basketball tournament, starting with 32 beers in its bracket. Panelists determined the winning beers, but the Post also allows readers vote for which beer they would have picked. You may recall that we had our own tournament at for four years, calling […]