Archive for April, 2007

Deschutes shines down under

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Deschutes Brewery from Oregon and Boston-based Samuel Adams were the biggest winners among American breweries competing for Australian International Beer Awards. The competition featured 941 entries, with U.S. competition up markedly because of the Brewers Association Export Development Program. Twenty-one U.S. breweries brought home trophies. Deschutes won Champion Large International Brewery and also Champion Stout […]

BJ’s moves into Florida

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

The BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse chain has opened its first Florida location in Orlando, with another to follow soon. Plans now call for BJ’s to slowly grow north from Central Florida along the eastern seaboard, with similar expansion in the Midwest, said Chief Financial Officer Greg Levins. BJ’s brews its own beer in a limited […]

Pa. mail order beer: Legal or not?

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) reports at least a dozen companies are now shipping beer to individuals in Pennsylvania, a state mail-order alcoholic beverage previously avoided doing business in. Cool, huh? Russell reports it may not be. State officials say the beer shipments place consumers in the position of unknowingly violating state liquor laws, exposing them […]

BA honors McAuliffe, Brynildson, Hancock

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

The Brewers Association honored a brewing pioneer Thursday during the opening session of the Craft Brewers Conference in Austin, Texas. The BA presented its Recognition Award to Jack McAuliffe, founder of New Albion Brewing Co. Don Barkley of Mendocino Brewing, who worked for McAuliffe at New Albion, received the award on McAuliffe’s behalf. McAuliffe opened […]

Heineken fined $297 million for price fixing

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

EU regulators fined Heineken $297 million for fixing Dutch beer prices. The European Commission also ordered Grolsch to pay $42.9 million and Bavaria $31 million for a cartel it said they ran from at least 1996 to 1999 to coordinate Dutch beer price increases. InBev was exempted from any fine because it blew the whistle […]

Minors welcome (after all) at OBF

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Common sense has prevailed and minors will be allowed into the Oregon Brewers Festival, as they have the previous 19 years. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission previously indicated they would not be. After receiving a new OBF compliance plan, the commission granted permission for minors/parents to attend the event. The festival runs July 26-29 at […]

New beers form BridgePort, Full Sail

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

BridgePort Brewing Co. in Oregon has released a new summer seasonal, Haymaker Extra Pale Ale. It becomes available early in May. Haymaker features a blend of four malts and three varieties of hops and is 5.3% abv. “We were looking to expand our seasonal lineup, and an extra pale ale was the ideal choice,” said […]