Archive for April, 2007

Scratch-off label ‘too sexy’ for UK

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

A British watchdog has banned a beer from UK shelves because its label is “too sexy.” The Independent Complaints Panel found that the beer’s image associated itself with sexual success, which is banned under the Portman Group’s Code of Practice on the naming, packaging and promotion of alcoholic drinks. Labels of “Rubbel Sexy Lager” from […]

Santa’s Butt bites Maine Liquor Bureau

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression picked a Maine agency’s ban on Santa’s Butt Winter Porter as one of the nation’s most egregious violations of free speech in 2006. Joshua Wheeler, associate director of the Jefferson Center, said the Shelton Bros. case illustrates a common problem involving the way states restrict […]

New beer supports Colorado Fourteeners

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Anheuser-Busch has added another specialty beer to its “reigional only” lineup. Its Fort Collins brewery brewed a German-style dunkel weisse called Ascent 54 for distribution in Colorado. It will be sold only on draft. The beer is made with 50% malted wheat, combined with Munich, caramel and chocolate malts. The hops are German Hallertau-Hallertau and […]

SABMiller may bid for Scottish & Newcastle

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Brewer SABMiller is considering a bid to acquire rival Scottish & Newcastle in a $12.8 billion deal, Britain’s Sunday Express reports. Quoting unnamed sources it said were close to SABMiller, the paper said a bid could be made for the rival brewer within days. The newspaper reported that, if it succeeded in acquiring the rival […]

Brews & Blues festival trip giveaway

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Flying Dog Brewery in Denver is giving away a trip to the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Sept. 14-16 in Telluride as well as many other prizes as part of its sweepstakes. The deadline to enter is May 31, with entry forms available where Flying Dog beers are sold as well as online. Flying Dog […]

‘American Brew’ and legal beer

Friday, April 6th, 2007

We’d be ill-advised to pretend that celebrating the 74th anniversary of America’s brewers returning to business would be as much as as being there in 1933, but there’s certainly plenty going on Saturday: – Brewers Association members across the country celebrate “Brew Years Eve.” The BA has a list of sites where you can participate. […]

How much would you pay for a beer pager?

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Do you think this is real? We’ve worked our way through a maze of gadget websites linking to this. And not a one tells you where to find a product you can actually buy. But is funny, so here goes: Ever been at a party and couldn’t find your beer? Do you sometimes feel like […]