Archive for February, 2008

S&N will shutter largest UK brewery

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Scottish & Newcastle, the biggest brewer in Britain until it gets taken over by Carlesberg and Heineken, will close its largest brewery in the UK and eliminate 362 jobs. The brewery at Reading produces 6 million hectoliters (more than 5 million U.S. beer barrels) of S&N’s biggest selling UK brands, Kronenbourg and Fosters. About 3 […]

Bud joins the lime crowd

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Anheuser-Busch will roll out Bud Light Lime in May, backing it with a $35 million marketing campaign. “We’re treating this as a big launch,” Dave Peacock, vice president of marketing at the company’s domestic beer subsidiary, said in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Last year A-B rival Miller Brewing introduced Miller Chill, a beer flavored with […]

Russian River to distribute Port/Lost Abbey beers

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Port Brewing announced today that Russian River Brewing Company will distribute Port’s beers in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California regions. A press release states that under the agreement Russian River will provide Port’s full range of products, including the much heralded Lost Abbey labels, to Russian River draft and bottle accounts. “We’re very […]

New beer alert: Beer for Hope, and more

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The second annual Reunion: A Beer for Hope unveiled at the Celebrator Beer News’ 20th anniversary party Sunday. A year ago, Alan Shaprio, president of SBS-Imports, suggested brewing the beer after he and brewing pioneer Pete Slosberg learned that Virginia MacLean had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Shapiro and MacLean joined Sloberg at Pete’s Wicked […]

And there were 3 . . . for Beerdrinker of the Year

Friday, February 8th, 2008

The finalists will travel from Texas, Oregon and Virginia to Denver in a couple of weeks to determine who become the 2008 Wynkoop Beerdrinker of the Year. The finals begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Wynkoop Brewing and are open to the public. The three finalists are: – Richard Pedretti-Allen, a McKinney, Texas, recording […]

Pope gets sample of Holy Grail (the beer)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

When the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, went to visit Pope Benedict XVI in Rome he took him an unusual gift — Holy Grail, a beer brewed by the Black Sheep Brewery located in Masham, England. The archbishop was in Rome to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to strengthen ties between […]

Beatles artist creates beer label

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

The man who created the Sgt. Pepper album cover has designed a beer bottle label to celebrate Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year. Peter Blake’s creation features a Union Jack with his signature, and is featured on Cains’ Best of British lager bottles. Cains Beer plans to produce 250,000 bottles. Sir Peter said: “Cains wanted a […]