Archive for October, 2007

Dixie celebrates 100th anniversary

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

The owners of Dixie Brewing Co. in New Orleans are holding a Halloween party at the brewery tonight, even though it stands abandoned two years after Hurricane Katrina and looters left the building an empty shell. “We’ve worked too hard to give up now,” owner Joe Bruno said. “Dixie is fine, a lot of people […]

German beer sales decline resumes

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

German beer sales dropped dramatically in the third quarter, falling 7.2% compared to the summer of 2006. Officials blamed poor weather and the fact sales were being compared to 2006, when Germany hosted the World Cup. Year-on-year, sales of beer are estimated to have been around 2.3% lower for the first nine months of 2007. […]

Beer tax battle heads to the Internet

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Illinois beer distributors have taken their their fight against Mayor Daley’s proposed beer tax increase to the Internet. “Stop Chicago Liquor Tax Increase” gives interested parties a direct connection to the Chicago aldermen who will be voting on Daley’s proposal, according to a press release from the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois. Mayor Daley’s tax […]

When your name is Sam Adams and you run for mayor . . .

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

So there’s this guy whose name is Sam Adams. And he’s running for mayor of Portland, Oregon, and two radio show hosts registers these web domains http://www.samadamsformayor.com and http://www.mayorsamadams.com for him, and then a brewery headquartered in Boston sees the domain names and . . . He gets this letter “Boston Beer has used the […]

Cask ales like ‘fresh-baked loaves’

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

“If mass-market kegs are the Wonder bread and Velveeta of the beer world, cask ales are like fresh-baked loaves or artisanal cheeses, with the potential to be glorious but risky all the same.” Eric Asimov writes about cask-conditioned ales today in the New York Times. The story: The Power in the Cask: Old Ways, New […]

Wild elephants electrocuted after drinking beer

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Wild elephants’ tase for rice beer, which has often led to villages where the beer is produced being destroyed, took a sad turn when six of the Asiatic elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking the beer in India’s remote northeast, a wildlife official said. The 40-strong herd uprooted an electric pole while […]

Lower beer prices? Is this possible?

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Observers predict beer prices in the UK will tumble between now and the holidays. They predict store giants could be selling popular lagers for as little as 30p a pint. Supermarkets reportedly have warehouses piled high with booze after the summer storms put a stop to barbecues and garden parties. Top selling drinks such as […]