Archive for January, 2008

Wickwar’s porter Britian’s Champion Winter Beer

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Wickwar Brewing Company of Gloucester won Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2008 during the Campaign for Real Ale’s National Winter Ales festival in Manchester. Station Porter (6.1% abv) bested Robinson’s Old Tom and Hop Back Entire Stout for the top award. Wickwar describes the beer as “a rich, smooth dark ruby brown ale.” Old […]

Anderson Valley celebrates 20th anniversary

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Anderson Valley Brewing has planned a serious party to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2 with tours, carriage rides and disc golf. Beer tasting and hors d’ oeuvres begin at 4 p.m., followed by a four course dinner at 6 p.m. Admission is $65 per person. For more information […]

Fuller’s spilled for the good of cinema

Monday, January 21st, 2008

If you wait until about the two-minute mark of this promo for “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” you’ll see Nicholas Cage maneuvering a Mercedes through the streets of London as kegs of Fuller’s London Pride drop off the truck in front of him and explode. The car chase scene took a reported nine weeks to […]

Carlsberg, Heineken move on Scottish & Newcastle

Friday, January 18th, 2008

After three months of battles, Scottish & Newcastle has agreed to enter discussions that would result in Carlsberg and Heineken taking over the UK brewing giant. The Times Online reports: S&N agreed to open its books after the pair increased their bid for the third time to 800p a share, ending a three-month takeover stand-off. […]

A-B takes Clamato Cheladas national

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Anheuser-Busch has taken its Budweiser & Clamato Chelada and Bud Light & Clamato Chelada national. The name Chelada is a shortened form of the Spanish word michelada which loosely translates to “my cold beer.” A-B successfully tested the products in several markets, following the heals of the spectacular success of Miller Chill. The drinks blend […]

A-B considers controversial ads

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Adweek reports that Anheuser-Busch is considering running advertisements that tout beer over liquor as an alcoholic beverage of choice. The notion of promoting beer as a drink of moderation is hardly new. Following World War II, the Brewers Foundation commissioned popular magazine artists to produce a series of 115 paintings using the theme “Home life […]

Imports fuel growth for Anheuser-Busch

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Anheuser-Busch’s announcement that beer shipments increased in 2007 and in the most-recent quarter sent its stock soaring. Prices rose 5% after the report. Although A-B’s shipments increased by 2% during the year most of the growth was in imports. A-B’s core brand shipments increased by 0.3 percent. The overall growth was “due to the success […]