Archive for June, 2007

Miller to brew Foster’s in the U.S.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Miller Brewing Co. plans to enter a licensing partnership to brew and sell the Australian beer Foster’s Lager in the United States. Miller is entering a 10-year agreement with Foster’s Group Limited. Under the arrangement, brewing of the Foster’s Lager and Special Bitter brands sold in the U.S. will transfer from Molson Coors of Canada […]

Best of Czech beer culture

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Evan Rail, author of the Good Beer Guide Prague and the Czech Republic, offers his tips on the best of Czech beer culture at the Guardian Unlimited. Quite a list of 10, from beer baths to beer hotels to the beer tram. And then there’s the unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell: With a name that means “original […]

Carding Grandpa in Tennessee

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Tennessee is set to become the first state in the nation to require proof of age from anyone, no matter the age, who buys beer for off-premises consumption. The Tennessee Responsible Vendor Act, designed to curb underage drinking, takes effect July 1. It will expire after one year to give lawmakers and vendors a chance […]

Saint Paul Homebrewers win Club of the Year

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Richard Skains of Rocky River, Ohio, won Best of Show and National Homebrewer of the Year in the National Homebrew Competition judged in Denver, Colo. Jamil Zainasheff of Elk Grove, Calif., won the Ninkasi Award as the winningest brewer in the second round of judging. Awards were presented Saturday at the National Homebrewers Conference Grand […]

Heineken puts Light in ‘slim can’

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

For the first day of summer (today), Heineken officially introduces a slim can for Heineken Premium Light. Heineken began an advertising blitz this week with a full-page ad in USA Today, primetime TV advertising, Internet advertising, insertions in men’s publications and more. According to Brandweek, the on-premise campaign, themed “Mission Irresistible,” will feature samplers dressed […]

Beer on a stick: Asking for trouble?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

A Washington, D.C., restaurant has begun selling “beer pops” – but Virginia authorities say that’s against the law. Rustico, located in Alexandria, sells three flavors of beer pops for $4 in the six-ounce size, shaped like a traditional Popsicle, and $6 for a larger “beer cone.” The company put out a press release, and an […]

Welcome to Science Pub

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Posted by Banjo Bandolas There’s something new going on at the old pub on the corner. Instead of rehashing old stories with your friends or spending hours hoping that pretty girl at the end of the bar will soon be drunk enough to approach, you can stimulate your brain cells at Science Pub! Lucky for […]