Archive for December, 2007

Rogue Astoria goes topless

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Posted by Banjo Bandolas We don’t have hurricanes over here on the left coast, but that doesn’t mean the wind doesn’t blow a bit every now and then. Rogue Ales Public House, Astoria, located where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, got a first hand look at the power of the Pacific when winds […]

UK ban on cheap beer?

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

The Publican reports Prime Minister Gordon Brown may intervene to stop cheap supermarket deals on alcohol. The issue has apparently hit home with Mr Brown, after Labour MP John Grogan was called by a senior adviser at 10 Downing Street to discuss his recent criticism of the retail giants. Grogan had branded Tesco chief executive […]

After 147 years, Schell’s still growing

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

After 147 years of doing business, August Schell Brewing Co. in Minnesota has brewed one million cases of beer for the first time. To celebrate president Ted Marti later took the case of Schmaltz’s Alt to an old horse-drawn wagon, which Schell’s sometimes uses in parades. However, the special case of dark brown beer made […]

A statistician’s view of beer calories and carbs

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Matt Briggs, a statistician by trade, has taken our Calorie and Carbs lists and turned them into a series of charts. What he finds may not surprise you. Overall, the fact that in lager beers there is higher chance of having lower alcohol, carbs, or calories is expected. Many mass-market lager beers are designed, marketed, […]

Flying Dog moves all production to Maryland

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Flying Dog Brewery will close its Denver brewery and move all production to Maryland, where it has operated a brewery since 2006. Eric Warner, president and CEO of Flying Dog, announced that the company is concentrating its brewing operations at the state-of-the-art facility in Frederick that it acquired from Frederick Brewing. Warner also announced that […]

Brewery lineup for ‘SAVOR’ announced

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

The Brewers Association has announced the lineup for “SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience” May 16-17 in Washington, D.C. The BA notes: “Tickets for each of the three sessions are limited to the first 700 ticket purchasers. The $85 ticket includes a commemorative tasting glass, souvenir program and Craft Beer Taster’s Commemorative Journal, […]

Few taste difference between light, regular beer

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

A research center in Canada reports most of the drinkers it polled couldn’t tell the difference between low and-regular strength beer, and has recommended that the British Columbia government make lower alcohol content beers cheaper to encourage their consumption. That seems more reasonable than boosting the tax on stronger beers. The University of Victoria Center […]