Archive for August, 2007

Hops 401

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

“It’s kind of like the Lollapalooza of every chemist, scientist and brewer.” – Tom Shellhammer, associate professor of brewing and food engineering at Oregon State. The first international brewers’ symposium to focus on the crucial role hops plays in beer-making began yesterday at Oregon State University. Officially it is known as the 1st International Brewers […]

Beer bound for GBBF stolen

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

The BBC reports that beer bound for the Great British Beer Festival was stolen off a delivery truck, not for the real ale but the kegs. The beer was in 18-gallon barrels which brewing industry experts believe will be melted down and sold for scrap. Just like in the United States, because of high scrap […]

Hobsons Mild honored as best beer in Britain

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Hobsons Mild from Hobsons Brewery in Shropshire was judged to be the best beer in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court. Roger Protz, one of the finalist judges and Editor of the Good Beer Guide said: “It’s a great victory for a traditional British beer. It’s bursting with flavor and, unusually […]

Sam Adams second quarter sales up 14.6%

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams beer, reported a 17.1% increase in revenue in the second quarter. The net revenue increase in the second quarter was primarily driven by a 14.6% core shipment volume increase and an increase in revenue per barrel of approximately 2%. Samuel Adams sales have generally been a good barometer […]

GBBF: Wish we were there

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

The Great British Beer Festival begins today in at Earl’s Court in London. The massive celebration of real ale celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Boston Beer still interested in Latrobe

Monday, August 6th, 2007

The Boston Beer Co. Inc. is still considering acquiring an interest in the Latrobe, Pa., brewery now owned by City Brewing Co. of La Crosse, despite Thursday’s announcement that the maker of Samuel Adams will buy another Pennsylvania brewery, a spokeswoman said.

Boston Beer signs deal to buy brewery

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

The Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams beers, said Thursday it has signed a purchase and sale agreement with Diageo North America to acquire a historic brewery in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. Boston Beer chose this acquisition over building a new brewery in Freetown, Mass., where it had entered into an agreement […]