Archive for November, 2007

A-B sees good demand; will raise prices

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Anheuser-Busch will continue raising prices to counter a rise in the cost of ingredients, Chief Financial Officer W. Randolph Baker told a group of stock analysts at a conference in New York. Baker hit several optimistic notes in his presentation, including an apparent increase in consumer interest for domestic beers. He said beer industry growth […]

Goodness, that’s a lot of Guinness (and Bud)

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

What do you do with 450 kegs of beer? Post them on eBay? Host a giant kegger? Well, someone broke into the Guinness brewery in Dublin and stole 450 kegs of beer. Well, 180 kegs of Guinness stout, 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Danish beer Carlsberg. Recalling an old joke, but that’s […]

Wall Street Journal profiles Westvleteren

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

In the Wall Street Journal today: Trappist Command: Thou Shalt Not Buy Too Much of Our Beer: The Trappist monks at St. Sixtus monastery have taken vows against riches, sex and eating red meat. They speak only when necessary. But you can call them on their beer phone. The popularity of Westvleteren beers is hardly […]

Friends teach friends to homebrew

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

The American Homebrewers Association reports that more than 1,900 brewers and would-be brewers participated in Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day earlier this month. They brewed 1,970 gallons of beer at 152 sites worldwide. In its ninth installment, the event attracted 550 new to brewing and 14% more participants than last year. More about AHA […]

Orkney’s Dark Island Champion Winter Beer of Scotland

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Orkney Brewery’s Dark Island ale has been named Champion Winter Beer of Scotland. The ale won the accolade at the 21st Aberdeen and North East Beer Festival, organized by the Aberdeen, Grampian and Northern Isles branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The 4.6% abv ale has twice won CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Scotland […]

Gene Muller of Flying Fish profiled

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Why is Flying Fish Brewing in New Jersey called that? “I have lived in New Jersey all of my life, but ‘South Jersey beer’ wasn’t going be a big seller. All of the good animal names were taken. We just thought it would stand out,” said brewery founder Gene Muller. Muller “tells all” in an […]

Oskar Blues celebrates 5th canniversary

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

What better way to celebrate five years of microcanning than by releasing really big cans? That’s not exactly what the folks at Oskar Blues in Lyons, Colo., are doing, but it sort of looks like that doesn’t it? Not long after the brewery started selling Dale’s Pale Ale in cans, founder Dale Katechis said: “People […]