Archive for August, 2007

The Dunkelweizen, Irish Red referendum

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams beers, has begun conducting tastings around the country where consumers can help pick one of the beers that will be sold in the 2008 Brewmaster’s Collection 12-pack. The winning beer will also be sold in six-packs. This year’s contenders are a spicy, fruity (particularly banana) Dunkelweizen and rich, […]

Miller boosts stake in China

Friday, August 24th, 2007

SABMiller said Friday that its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise will buy four Chinese breweries in separate transactions for $79 million. Two breweries are in Liaoning province, one brewery is in Anhui and one is in Hunan province.

Picture of Jesus holding beer causes uproar

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

News from Kuala Lumpur: A police report was lodged against a Tamil newspaper for publishing a front-page picture of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette in one hand and a can of beer in the other. The report, lodged by a Puchong MIC member at the Tun H.S. Lee police station, alleged that the picture was […]

Dogfish Head celebrates 10 years of ‘exporting’

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Ten years ago, to celebrate exporting the first Dogfish Head Brewery beer from Delaware, founder Sam Calagione built a sliding-seat rowboat and rowed a six-pack of Shelter Pale Ale 17 nautical miles from Lewes to a beach at Cape May, N.J. He’s ready for the return trip, and this time on a bigger boat. Monday […]

More data that beer can be chic

Monday, August 20th, 2007

More good news for the beer industry, following last week’s data about craft beer sales going strong in the first half of 2007. From BrandWeek: Beer sales from food, drug, liquor and convenience stores for the year ended June 2 grew 1.1% in volume, faster than spirits, which edged up 0.3% but trailed wine, which […]

Steve Harrison, Sierra Nevada executive, dies

Friday, August 17th, 2007

The body of Sierra Nevada Brewing vice president Steve Harrison, was found yesterday in the Sacramento River. Harrison, 54, had been missing for more than a week. There was no sign of foul play, according to authorities. Harrison was the first employee at Sierra Nevada and was friends with company-founder Ken Grossman before conception of […]

First pumpkin beer of the season spotted

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Pay no attention to those thermometer readings in Dallas or Cincinnati, pumpkin beers are on the way and fall can’t be far behind. Anheuser-Busch this week announced the return of Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale, first released in 2005. More pumpkin beers distributed nationally, regionally and locally will soon follow. Brewed with seasonal spices and Oregon-grown […]