Archive for March, 2007

Sorry, Jimmy Buffett doesn’t brew

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Sorry if this ruins your Monday morning but there is no Margaritaville Brewing Co. in Jacksonville, Fla. LandShark Lager, which has replaced Corona as Jimmy Buffett’s beer sponsor, is brewed by Anheuser-Busch. It’s not clear if this came as a surprise to the Palm Beach Post but it did merit a story. At first glance, […]

A-B announces stake in Old Dominion

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

The official announcement that Coasting Brewing has bought Old Dominion Brewing and Anheuser-Busch owns a stake of the brewery and will take charge of distribution: “Coastal Brewing Co., a new joint venture between Maryland-based Fordham Brewing Co. and minority partner Anheuser-Busch, Inc., announced today it will purchase Old Dominion Brewing Co., a Virginia-based craft brewer […]

The judge is a homebrewer

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

The Cincinnati Post profiles federal judge David Bunning. For fun he brews his own beer, about two cases at a time three or four times a year, some of which he gives as Christmas presents. Honey wheat is a current favorite, and he allows that “it’s pretty good.” Of course he also tells fisherman’s tales.

Alaskan IPA and other new beers

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Alaskan Brewing celebrates its 21st birthday by releasing Alaskan IPA, a beer that takes inspiraton from the surfing culture in Yakutat, Alaska. Outside magazine named Yakutat “one of the five best surf towns in America.” The label shows a surfer with 18,000-foot high Mount Saint Elias in the background. Jack Endicott of Icy Waves Surf […]

Going organic in Florida

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

The Orlando Sentinel profiles Orlando Brewing Co., Florida’s only certified organic brewery. “I believe in the value of biosphere,” founder John Cheeks said. “I guess you could call me an organic, tree-hugging capitalist.”

Surviving the Philly Craft Beer Festival

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) has tips, lot of tips, for those headed to the Philadelphia Craft Beer Festival on Saturday. I’m worried that some of you are a bit out of shape. Now, I know that many of you have been flexing those elbows at the excellent festivals surrounding the city, in Kennett Square, Adamstown, […]

Great Divide opens Tap Room

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Previously the only brewery in Denver without a tap room, Great Divide Brewing will change that Monday. The brewery’s Tap Room, at 2201 Arapahoe St., will be open 2-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday. Brewery tours will begin in the tap room at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays and hourly on Saturday. […]