Archive for December, 2007

Georgia beer thieves strike twice

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Beer thieves strike not once, but twice, in Georgia. According to reports filed with Dougherty County police, Loren Lentz said that sometime between Dec. 21 and Thursday a 2004 Hyundai semi-trailer was taken from the 600 block of McCollum Road. The trailer contained several kinds of Miller brand beer, the report shows. In another incident, […]

More than beer at ‘SAVOR’ May 16-17

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The Brewers Association continues to reveal more details about “SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience” May 16-17 In Washington, D.C. The event will feature “educational salons.” Scheduled speakers include: Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery; Jim Koch of Boston Beer; Randy Mosher, author of “Radical Brewing”; Marnie Old, Assistant Dean of Wine […]

A-B, small Virginia brewery strike distribution deal

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Charalottesville, Va., brewery Starr Hill announced “that Anheuser-Busch will become the master distributor for Starr Hill, giving it the benefit of Anheuser-Busch’s logistical expertise in managing distribution, as well as access to more independent and chain retail accounts.” From the press release: “We’re proud that our products have been added to Anheuser-Busch’s select list of […]

How well do you want your nose to work in a pub?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

How did we miss this? From the San Francisco Chronicle’s look back at 2007: One of the first victims of Scotland’s recent ban on smoking in pubs was 35-year-old Stewart Laidlaw. In March, Laidlaw was banned from Thirsty Kirsty’s pub in Dunfermline after numerous complaints about his “excessive flatulence.” The gaseous Scotsman admitted he’s had […]

Dean Biersch returns to beer business

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Gordon Biersch co-founder Dean Biersch plans to return to the brewery restaurant business next year, rolling out a concept the North Bay Business Journal says “could be a new chain.” Biersch and Dan Gordon opened their first Gordon Biersch brewpub in 1988, turning it into a national chain that they sold eventually sold and a […]

Aristocracy not in Guinness DNA

Monday, December 17th, 2007

A plan to prove the depths of its family roots didn’t quite work out as expected for the Guinness brewing family. DNA analysis as revealed that brewery founder Arthur Guinness’s claim that he was a descendant of the Magennis chieftains of Iveagh, in Co Down, was wrong, and that the family sprang from the subsidiary […]

Utopias auction benefits Leary Firefighters

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Jim Koch (right) of Boston Beer and actor Denis Leary have put together a charity auction at eBay with a 2007 bottle of Samuel Adams Utopias at the center. Koch has autographed the bottle designed to look like a brewing kettle and Leary a “Rescue Me” coffee table book. The package also includes a custom […]