Archive for July, 2007

A-B helps boost Czechvar sales

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

What was the effect of the decision by Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar to make a deal with Anheuser-Busch to distribute Czechvar in the United States? Sales were up 58% in the first half of the year. Budvar and Anheuser-Busch signed a contract for Czechvar sales in January this year. The two brewers have wrangled over […]

Ohio Beer Week begins

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Ohio Beer Week is under way. The first Ohio Brew Week Microbrew Cooking Competition, to be held at 6 p.m. today at Toscano’s, will feature a variety of unusual foods prepared with microbrews. This event, and all other paid events, are being put on to benefit the Jon Sparhawk Memorial Scholarship Fund. Sparhawk, one of […]

Q&A with Great Divide founder

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The Denver Post interviews Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide Brewing Co., “one of Colorado’s small brewers riding a national wave of demand for craft beers.” And not without a little humor. Q: Where do you see Great Divide in 10 years? A: Hopefully we will have nicer office furniture. We will be quite a […]

Open Source Beer: Yes, you can try this at home

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Flying Dog Brewery in Denver has finalized the recipe for its Collaborator Doppelbock. The brewery has posted the recipe its brewers will use to make the beer – which gets eight weeks lagering – in a way that makes it easy to convert into a recipe for a smaller (homebrew) system.

Swedish will add warning on beer

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Following a recommendation by the Swedish Brewers Assocation, most brewers will begin putting information labels on beer to highlight that consumption of alcoholic beverages may be inappropriate under certain conditions. The proposed warnings are: “Under 18? Avoid Alcohol,” “Pregnant? Avoid Alcohol,” “In Traffic? Avoid Alcohol” and “At Work? Avoid Alcohol.” The report in the Edmonton […]

Free beer Al Gore would approve of

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Sign spotted Saturday at an eco-festival in Manhattan: “Sign up for clean energy and drink free beer.” Those who signed up for electricity from Community Energy, which owns three wind farms in New York and Pennsylvania, received tickets for four pints of Brooklyn Lager. Brooklyn Brewery, itself, is one of the nation’s first wind-powered breweries, […]

Beer bottles ‘spiked’ in Canada

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Labatt Breweries and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are issuing a consumer advisory over bottles of Stella Artois beer that may have been tampered with. The agency says it knows of six bottles into which someone added concentrated alcohol. There are some reported cases of people being sickened after drinking the contaminated beer. The affected […]