Archive for January, 2008

Strong Beer Month starts this evening

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The announcement: “Beer Lovers! Join us! Thursday, January 31st at 6p.m. at the Toronado on 547 Haight Street San Francisco for a kick-off event for the 6th Annual Strong Beer Month between the 21st Amendment Brewery and Magnolia Pub and Brewery. Each brewery will be pouring one of their strong beers including a special cuvee […]

Hundreds of new recipes for the Super Bowl

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

It would seem you might measure the history of how Americans perceive the relationship between beer and food, and thus the status of beer itself, based on the covers of beer cookbooks. And perhaps the photos inside. Witness the progression of covers for what we call “beer cookbooks.” Bob Skilnik writes in Beer & Food […]

Court rules for regulators, against Costco

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has upheld key parts of a Washington states system for regulating beer and wine sales, overturning an earlier ruling that favored Costco Wholesale Corp.’s effort to upend decades-old beer and wine distribution laws. The appeals court handed a victory to Washington state alcohol regulators, upholding key parts of […]

Move over, Utopias; There’s a new priciest beer in town

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Carlsberg’s announcement that it has found customers for its $400 a 375ml bottle of a new beer known as Vintage No. 1 has sparked plenty of conversation in the online beer space. Basics about the beer from Denmark: Brewmaster Jens Eiken said only 600 of the bottles will be produced, and most will be sold […]

German beer sales down 2.9%

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Germany’s beer consumption has dropped to the lowest level since the government began collecting statistics in 1993. Beer consumption in Europe’s largest economy fell 3.7 percent (in 2007) to 88.5 million hectoliters, the lowest since the Federal Statistics office, based in Wiesbaden, started collecting figures excluding non-alcoholic beer in 1993, a report showed today. “Beer […]

Carlsberg, Heineken finally get S&N

Monday, January 28th, 2008

After more than three months of negotiations, Scottish & Newcastle agreed a takeover offer from European rivals Carlsberg and Heineken. S&N, Britain’s largest brewing company, produces Newcastle Brown and many other brands, including Foster’s and Kronenbourg 1664 beer. Carlsberg of Denmark and Heineken will divide Scottish & Newcastle’s assets between them and share the bill, […]

Lost Abbey, Full Sail offer new beers

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

From Lost Abbey: The brewery in San Marcos, Calif., will celebrate a Venetian tradition with a New World twist, throwing a party and at the same time releasing a new beer. Carnevale di Lost Abbey on Feb. 2 draws inspiration from Carnevale di Venezia, during which citizens of Venice dress up as paupers, princes, ladies, […]