Archive for June, 2007

Lawmakers resolve: It’s Michigan Craft Beer Month

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

The Michigan House of Representatives has adopted a resolution officially designating July 2007 as Michigan Craft Beer Month. It begins: A resolution designating July 2007 as Michigan Craft Beer Month and commending the Michigan Craft Brewers. Whereas, Michigan craft brewers are a vibrant affirmation and expression of Michigan entrepreneurial traditions, operating as community-based small businesses […]

In Oregon: Beer rich get richer

Friday, June 29th, 2007

As we’ve already written, July is Oregon Craft Beer Month. But they couldn’t wait. On Tuesday The Oregonian featured an article by Lisa Morrison about the joys of grilling with beer. This is a spot usually reserved for wine, so even in beer-hip Portland it was a pleasant surprise to see Greg Higgins of Higgins […]

Carlsberg reported eyeing Scottish & Newcastle

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Reuters is reporting that Copenhagen-based Carlsberg, the world’s sixth-larger brewing company, has a plan to take over Scottish & Newcastle, the fifth largest. Carlsberg, which proclaims its brew is “probably the best beer in the world,” would be taking over Britain’s last big brewer in a move that would lead to an accelerated rate of […]

Pub’s attempt to skirt smoking ban fails

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

A British pub owner’s inventive plan to get around the UK smoking ban that goes into effect Sunday has suffered a setback. Bob Beach, the landlord of The Wellington Arms in Southampton tried citing diplomatic immunity by turning his pub into the embassy for a tiny Caribbean island. However, the Foreign Office has decided that […]

Summit launches community for fun and obscure

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Summit Brewing in Minnesota has launched a website it is calling The Social Element. It is video-driven and designed to “show off the mad skills of the adventurous, outrageous, exciting, fun and obscure groups you thought may exist, but were afraid to ask.” The web-based community project focuses on the kinds of outside-the-box activities seen […]

Everything you always wanted to know about Miller Chill but were afraid to ask

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

“Brew” Blog, published by Miller Brewing, has a complete rundown on what’s going on with Miller Chill, a topic that draws an astonishing number comments around here. There are excerpts from a conversation with CMO Randy Ransom. For instance, who is buying the beer? “I would say a good 30 to 40% of the incremental […]

Oregon celebrates craft beer all month

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Remember American Beer Month? The Brewers Association conducted the promotion for six years, the last in 2005, and it has been replaced by American Craft Beer Week. But it lives on some places, such as the Boscos restaurant-breweries in the mid-South and the entire state of Oregon. “We are proud to be the only state […]