Archive for April, 2007

McEwans cask 80 rises from the dead

Monday, April 30th, 2007

A traditional Edinburgh pub has brought McEwans cask 80/- ale back to life. Scottish & Newcastle ended a century old tradition by phasing out the at the end of 2006. Athletic Arms contacted microbreweries in a bid to produce a replacement that was as near to the original as possible. Eric Milligan, a regular in […]

Beer Activists help save Ohio beer

Friday, April 27th, 2007

This is how beer activism works. The Brewers Association recently formed “Beer Activists: Support Your Local Brewery,” a national union of beer enthusiasts, professional trade associations and brewers. SYLB is dedicated to supporting and protecting the legislative and regulatory interests of small, traditional and independent craft breweries. Just last week the Ohio state legislature was […]

Pizza beer . . . no, really

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Pizza and beer, a natural, yes? But pizza beer? For the next few weeks, Walter Payton’s Roundhouse will be offering pizza beer on its menu — flavored with tomato, basil, oregano and garlic. Homebrewer Tom Seefurth of St. Charles earned the right to have his beer made at the suburban Chicago brewery based on its […]

A-B puts fruit in Michelob Ultra

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Anheuser-Busch has rolled out three fruit-flavored versions of its Michelob Ultra brand. The three flavors – Pomegranate Raspberry, Lime Cactus and Tuscan Orange Grapefruit – will be available through Labor Day. They are sold in 12-bottle packs featuring all three varieties, and in single-flavor six-packs. – A-B has also brewed an all-malt Bohemian pilsner for […]

Science and a better beer head

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

U.S. mathematicians have come up with a formula that predicts how the head on a beer will change after pouring. Details of their work appears in the journal Nature. The research could have applications in metallurgy, as the BBC explains, but any brewer will tell you there many contributors to pouring and retaining a good […]

A-B revenues rise less than expected

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Anheuser-Busch Cos., the nation’s largest brewer, notched higher first-quarter sales and earnings as its high-end import brands and international operations drove growth. But the company’s core domestic brands struggled to hang onto sales and market share, and earnings missed analysts’ consensus expectations. Results were disappointing because beer shipments in the U.S. grew half a percentage […]

Happy employees at New Belgium

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

The Coloradoan in Fort Collins reports New Belgium Brewing Co. has 7% turnover per year, astonishingly low compared to the regional average of 23%. The reasons go beyond the cruiser bike workers get after one year at the company and the trip to Belgium after five years, said Bryan Simpson, media relations director. Are happy […]