Archive for July, 2007

Martson’s buys Ringwood Brewery

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Brewer and pub operator Marston’s has acquired the Ringwood Brewery in the south of England. Americans know Ringwood – founded by Peter Austin in 1978 – best because Shipyard Brewing produces its Old Thumper under license in the United States. Many small breweries, particularly on the East Coast, use “Ringwood yeast” sourced from the British […]

Brewer for a day, at Anheuser-Busch

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

A television reporter in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Jacksonville. Do My Job: Making and Tasting Beer as an Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster It’s a job most people wouldn’t mind having: brewing and tasting beer. It’s part of the daily routine at the Anheuser-Busch brewery on the Northside. They brought me on board as a […]

Michelin chef wins UK Beerdrinker of Year

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Hey, they have a Beerdrinker of the Year in the UK, too. Unlike current US champion Diane Catanzaro the UK award winner has Michelin stars as well. Michel Roux was honored at Wednesday’s annual dinner of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG). The chef of Le Gavroche in London’s Mayfair, son of the legendary Albert […]

Wisconsin brewpubs’ protest works

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Tuesday Wisconsin brewers organized a protest that harkened back to the Boston Tea Party and drew attention to a proposed law they opposed. Wednesday that bill was tabled by the Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism and Insurance. The Brewpub Tourism Development Act would allow Wisconsin brew pubs to have up to six locations and produce […]

Beer Activist help needed in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Support Your Local Brewery has issued an E-Action Alert for Pennsylvania. Here are the basics: The Pennsylvania Senate is set to vote on a transportation funding bill that includes a provision giving Allegheny County (which includes the city of Pittsburgh) the authority to levy a 10% tax on alcoholic drinks poured within that jurisdiction, to […]

Wisconsin brewers stage old-fashioned protest

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

A group of Wisconsin brewers blasted open barrels of beer on the docks of the Milwaukee River in their own version of the Boston Tea Party. They did this to protest a proposed bill they said would create complications for startup breweries. The measure would divide small breweries into two licensed classes – those who […]

An ultrasound for your beer?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

This is science, so we don’t recommend reading these sentences if you’ve been drinking: Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have devised a way to quickly measure and track the quality of fermenting liquids, such as beer, without having to draw samples from a batch. Sampling fermenting liquids is necessary to ensure quality, […]