Archive for November, 2007

New from Lost Abbey, Left Hand and Alaskan

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Post Brewing/Lost Abbey in Southern California will put three new beers on sale this weekend, which based upon the recent release of its highly sought after Angel’s Share will mean long lines at the brewery door. Thus Lost Abbey has set limits on how much of each beer a customer may buy. Older Viscosity: The […]

Beer sales in British pubs hit 70-year low

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

The British Beer and Pub Association reports beer sales in pubs have slumped to their lowest level since the 1930s. The facts: – Total beer sales – in pubs, off licences and supermarkets – have fallen from 12 billion pints a year in 1979 to 9.5 billion in 2007, according to BBPA figures. – Pubs […]

SABMiller set to acquire Grolsch

Monday, November 19th, 2007

SABMiller plans to buy Royal Grolsch for $1.2 billion, with plans to expand sales of the 392-year-old Dutch beer brand in Latin America and South Africa. Grolsch accepted a bid – subject to shareholder approval in January – of 48.25 euros a share in cash, London-based SABMiller said. That’s a premium of 79% over its […]

Samuel Adams, Deschutes shine in Germany

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Boston Beer Co.’s Samuel Adams beers won eight medals at the European Beer Star Awards. Judging was conducted Monday and awards were handed out Thursday at BRAU Beviale in Germany, a giant trade show primarily for the European beverage industry. Fifty-four judges from 28 countries judged 575 beers for the Beer Star Awards. The competition, […]

Australian claims record for hauling beer steins

Friday, November 16th, 2007

An Australian born in Germany has set a world record for carrying beer steins, hauling 20 of them 40 meters. Reinhard Wurtz, a burly and well known restaurant manager in Sydney, broke the mark of 16 set by Munich barmaid Anita Schwartz. He set the record at the Lowenbrau Keller, the German-style beer hall he […]

S&N rejects another Heineken offer

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Heineken and Carlsberg boost their offer for Scottish & Newcastle. S&N says no. “The board, having consulted its advisers, has no hesitation in rejecting this wholly inadequate proposal as it substantially undervalues the unique strengths and market position of S&N,” the UK brewer, led by chairman Sir Brian Stewart, said in a statement. Danish firm […]

Brewers worldwide predicting higher beer prices

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

No surprise that American brewers aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch of price spikes for hops and malt. – Gerhard Ilgenfritz, president of Germany’s private brewer’s federation, said the brewery-gate price of a 24-bottle crate was likely to rise 1.00 to 1.10 euros ($1.46 to $1.60) at the start of 2008. He said the […]