Archive for September, 2007

OBF donates $10,301 to foundation for blind

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

The Oregon Brewers Festival made a donation of $10,301 to the Oregon Commission for the Blind Foundation (OCBF) with money raised at the 20th annual Oregon Brewers Festival that took place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park July 27-30. From the press release: The $10,000 was a direct contribution from the festival; the additional $301 was […]

Budvar: American or Czech?

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Get out your scorecard. Czech Business Weekly analyzes the chances that Budejovicky Budvar will be privatized, then a majority or minority stake sold to one of the word’s mega-brewers. Probably Anheuser-Busch. Bottom line: It’s not a done deal.

The legend of Miller Chill grows

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Brew Blog, sponsored by Miller Brewing, reports “Anheuser-Busch appears set on creating a brand to fight Miller Chill, according to Beer Business Daily.” BBD reports that A-B appears to be conducting Internet market research surveys to gauge consumer interest in brands with Latin influences. These bear more than passing resemblances to Miller Chill. There’s no […]

Smallest brewery back in business

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

A brewery in Wales – just five square feet – that claims to be the smallest in the world has reopened, the BBC reports. Bragdy Gwynant brews ale for just one customer – the Tynllidiart Arms next door. Margaret and Mark Phillips, who own the Tynllidiart Arms and the brewery, said the beer had a […]

A reprieve for the British pint

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

The British pint and mile are safe forever after the European Commission announced a policy change. The European Union executive said British and Irish pubs may go on serving beer in pints after 2009, when such measures were due to be phased out. A spokesman said the proposal, which must be rubber-stamped by member nations, […]

Great American Beer Festival larger still

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Just in case 1,600-plus beers to choose from at the Great American Beer Festival in 2006 wasn’t enough for you, here are the numbers for this year: – The GABF’s beer list has grown to 1,884 beers, a boost of 230 beers beyond last year. – 34 breweries have also been added to the GABF […]

Always a parade when Fat Tire comes to town

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Fat Tire and two other beers from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing go on sale in Iowa this week, and some people figure that is good reason for a parade. The Iowa Press-Citizen reports on two fans who drove over from Des Moines to ride their bikes and drink the beer. About an hour later, they […]