Archive for July, 2007

Oregon Brewers Festival 2007

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Posted by Banjo Bandolas Don’t ya think every Beerfest should start with a parade? I’ve just returned from way too much fun at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival and the parade really set the mood for me. The OBF has begun with a walking parade for several years but due to excessive indulgence on my part […]

Floods devastate UK pubs

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

The Publican reports that pubs and breweries in the UK are in a fight to save their businesses as floods devastate areas of England. In the wettest summer weather since records began, 500 pubs were under water with thousands suffering the knock-on effects leaving them with no water or electricity. Pubs in Gloucester were being […]

Beer still America’s drink of choice

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Gallup’s annual update on Americans’ drinking habits shows beer again topping wine as the adult beverage of choice. The poll received much attention in 2005 when wine – which consistently ranked below beer – jumped ahead, 39%-36%. Beer returned to the top last year, being favored by 41% of those who drink (64% of the […]

Shiner Bocktoberfest canceled

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Travis Poling reports that the popular Shiner Bocktoberfest has been canceled after 13 years. Gambrinus, which owns the Spoetzl brewery in Shiner, sponsored the festival – and it had turned into one of the most popular music festivals in Texas. A letter to the Chamber from Gambrinus founder and CEO Carlos Alvarez said there will […]

Wet weather may drive up beer prices

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Wet weather in northern Europe and Great Britain could reduce the quantity and quality of the barley harvest, and in turn lead to still higher prices for barley, then malt and beer. Many American brewers, particularly smaller brewers, use British and European malts. German spring barley prices have now risen to around 260 euros a […]

A-B expects strong second half

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Anheuser-Busch profits increased 6% in the second quarter, helped by strength in its U.S. beer operations. The company forecast accelerating earnings growth for the second half of the year. A-B sold 27.5 million barrels of beer in the United States, up 2.3%, while it moved 5.9 million barrels overseas, a gain of 1.6%. International gains […]

Swedish lovin’ American craft beers

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

So have you wondered by a growing number of Europeans seem to be posting tasting notes for U.S.-brewed beers at Beer Advocate and Rate Beer? A press release from the Brewers Association the association’s Export Development Program: Efforts from the Brewers Association’s (BA) Export Development Program (EDP) have made U.S. craft beer available across much […]