Archive for May, 2007

Lemon your Widmer

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Warning: Do not visit if you have any lemons watching your computer monitor. This will devastate them. What you will find there is a collection of videos revolving around lemons and Widmer Hefeweizen, the Oregon beer most often served with a lemon in the glass. How the lemon gets in the glass is subject […]

Canadian beer industry ‘disappearing’

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Steven Poirier, president of Moosehead Breweries, sounded an alarm about the future of Canadian brewing in a speech delivered Monday. ‘‘Close to 90 per cent of all beer sold in Canada today is controlled by foreign brewers,’’ Poirier said. Moosehead is now the largest independent Canadian brewery, with just 5.5% of national beer sales. Poirier […]

Supermarket beer choices increase

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

What would you think a headline reading “Beer Fragmenting in Supermarkets” would mean? That there are broken bottles all over the floor? No, Miller’s Brew Blog reported: “For the 13 weeks ended April 28, the top 20 beer brands commanded 72.3% of supermarket volume, according to beer sales statistics from Nielsen. That’s down a point […]

Samuel Adams sales, profits soar

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Boston Beer Co., brewer of the Samuel Adams beers as well as other products, reported fiscal first-quarter profit more than tripled due to greater sales and higher prices. Boston Beer said it sold nearly 400,000 barrels of its beverages, or 22% more than what it sold in the prior-year period. Not all of that was […]

Alcoholic beer taster blames brewer

Monday, May 7th, 2007

A Brazilian court has ordered local brewer Ambev to pay $49,400 to an alcoholic beer taster who drank more than three pints a day. The employee alleged that the company did not provide the health measures needed to keep him from developing alcoholism, a labor court in the Rio Grande do Sul state said in […]

Craft Beer Week caters to beer tourists

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Is your passport up to date? That is your beer passport. Small breweries across the country will be stamping those passports during American Craft Beer Week May 14-20. Frequent visitors on The Great American Beer Tour can earn a variety of prizes, including a trip to the American Beer Festival. “America’s small brewers are part […]

World Beer Fest – Raleigh

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Posted by Banjo Bandolas Let me preface this fieldtrip report with a simple declaration. “I am not a beer writer, a beer judge, or a brewer. I simply work for a beer magazine and enjoy the side benefit of visiting breweries and attending beer fests immensely.” I recently returned from attending the World Beer Fest […]