Archive for July, 2007

Stock analysts predicts A-B, InBev alliance

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Analysts for Citigroup predict an alliance between Anheuser-Busch Cos. and Belgian-based InBev likely and write it “will have a domino effect on the entire global industry.” Anheuser-Busch “is at a critical juncture at this stage as it has managed to box itself into a corner,” the analysts wrote. It “has no other choice, in our […]

Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing breaking up

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

The rather large boom you heard this morning came out of Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia. Basically, the only production brewery in the city is breaking up. Great reporting about this on multiple fronts: – Jack Curtin has details has his own site and the Beer Yard (link at his site). – Don Russell (Joe […]

City Brewery sells off brands

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

City Brewery in LaCrosse, Wis. – home of the world’s largest six-pack – is selling all its locally owned beer brands to a shareholder and getting out of the beer distribution business. Brands such as La Crosse Lager, Kul Light and Golden Leaf Wheat still will be made by City Brewery and distributed by the […]

Portland International Brewfest

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Posted by Banjo Bandolas “The Greatest Beers You’ve Never Heard Of!” Please excuse my late report on the PIB event last weekend. It’s been so long since we’ve had rain here in Oregon I believe my brain cells were drying up and flaking away. Today brought a blessed downpour and I feel like my brain […]

Schneider, Brooklyn brewers collaborate

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Brewmaster Hans-Peter Drexler of G. Schneider & Son brewery joins Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver today in Brooklyn to brew Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse 2.0. The strong pale weissbock (8% abv) is heavily dry-hopped with Drexler’s favorite American hop varieties. It will be fermented using the Schneider Weissbier strain of yeast. Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse will be part of […]

Sierra Nevada bottles Anniversary Ale

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

For the first time in its 27-year history, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will release its Anniversary Ale in bottles. “When we heard people had driven all the way from San Francisco last year to try some of this beer, and how disappointed they were when they couldn’t take some home, we figured it was time […]

Adnams, Meantime announce partnership

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

From the British Guild of Beer Writers site: Adnams, the Southwold-based brewer and leisure retailer, announced today that it had secured exclusive distribution and sales rights of Meantime draught beers throughout the UK and sales rights to all Meantime packaged beers. The move came following the strategic decision for Adnams to strengthen the range of […]