Archive for October, 2007

World Beer Fest, Durham

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Text by Banjo Bandolas Photos by Bonne Bandolas Okay, I don’t know what happened, but I seem to have been deprived of the gene required to navigate large southern cities. First it was the chaos of Charlotte, now the sphincter tightening confusion of the Carolina Triangle. “The Triangle”, is the region in the Piedmont of […]

Coors, Miller to combine U.S. operations

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

And then there were two. The Big Three of American brewing with become the Big Two. Brewers Molson Coors Brewing Co. and SABMiller said today they will combine their U.S. operations in a joint venture. The makers of Miller Lite, Original Coors and Coors Light said they will share ownership equally in the new venture, […]

Garrett Oliver editor for Oxford Companion to Beer

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, has signed on as the Editor-In-Chief and leading author of The Oxford Companion to Beer, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2011. The book will offer thousands of entries on beer-related topics, from history to styles, detailed methods of production, ingredients and their varieties, politics of […]

Oktoberfest records include lost dentures

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Munich’s Oktoberfest closed Sunday, setting a daily record for beer consumption at 419,000 liters, up from 383,000 in 2006. Organizers reported it attracted 6.2 million visitors who drank 6.7 million liters (the equivalent of 11 million pints) of beer, ate 104 oxen and lost three sets of false teeth. Some 50 lost children were also […]

Even without Paris Hilton, Oktoberfest decidely hip

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Oktoberfest in Munich, with tennis icon Boris Becker leading scores of celebrities and a growing number young Germans under the age of 30 to the festival. “The Oktoberfest has discarded its old fashioned image and is chic again, especially for the young,” observed Germany’s normally critical Der Spiegel magazine. “The new generation voluntarily dons the […]

Oops, tainted beer was an accident

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Labatt Breweries has figured out why some bottles of Stella Artois sold in Canadian bars were filled with concentrated alcohol. It turns out it wasn’t a matter of tampering. A handful of bars accidentally placed the potent bottles filled with concentrated alcohol in their beer fridges. The brewery had filled them with the replacement liquid […]

Cargill to resume malting in Wisconsin

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Cargilll is reopening its malting facility in Sheboygan, Wis., three years after it closed. The facility will focus on producing limited quantities of specialty malt products for the craft brewing industry. “That’s great news,” said Russell Klisch, president of Lakefront Brewery Inc., a craft brewer based in Milwaukee. Klisch said the prices of malt and […]