Archive for April, 2007

Brooklyn Brewery looking at bigger home

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

After more than a decade operating in a former matzoh factory dating back to the 1870s, the Brooklyn Brewery is looking to move to a facility twice its size at Brooklyn’s Pier 7 on the East River that would cost $20 million. It would be part of a larger redevelopment plan being pushed in the […]

CAMRA campaigns against short pints

Monday, April 16th, 2007

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has released new figures showing 26.6% of pints served in UK pubs contain less than 95% beer. CAMRA is mounting its campaign for a full pint launching a national petition calling on the Prime Minister to put an end to short beer measures. At its website, CAMRA states: – […]

Brewhouse ransacked for copper parts

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Thieves broke into the Wachusett Brewing Co. in Westminster, Mass., to steel copper that can easily be peddled as scrap. The saddest part if the copper was part antique German-made brewhouse, far more valuable than scrap. The copper components were part of a large antique onion-dome style copper brewhouse that was made in Germany in […]

Dogfish Head wants your shorts (short films)

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware has put out the call for entries for the 2nd Annual Dogfish Head Short Film Competition. First place is worth $3,000, 2nd $2,000 and third $1,000. Also, the top three films will also be screened at this year’s 10th Annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (in November). Inspiration from the […]

Gluten-free beers in the news

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

A couple of newspaper stories this week about beer for those who are gluten intolerant . . . A bit of background: According to government statistics, more than 2 million Americans have been diagnosed with celiac disease. The genetic disorder causes stomach cramps and digestive problems and can lead to other serious health risks. People […]

Beer with a whiskey chaser

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

The Oregonian in Portland takes a look at the relationship between brewing and microdistilling. Of the approximately 90 craft distilleries in the U.S. nine are in Oregon, and at least four more Oregon distilleries are planned to open this year. “Spirits will be the most dynamic growth over the next five years,” said Jim Parker, […]

No news here: Craft beer sales strong

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Here are some headlines from past years: 2001: Craft beer sales up 4.2% 2002: Craft beer sales top $3.3 billion 2003: Craft beer sales surge 2005: Craft beer sales soar 2006: Craft beer sales soar Do you see a trend here? At some point this doesn’t look like news. Craft beer is not a novelty. […]