Archive for March, 2008

Texas A-B distributor adds to craft portfolio

Monday, March 10th, 2008

File this press release under the business of beer. Fort Worth-based Ben E. Keith Beverages — one of the largest beverage distributors in the United States and one of the largest independent Anheuser-Busch wholesalers — has acquired the Texas division of College Station-based C.R. Goodman Distribution Company, a distributor of more than 60 high-end craft […]

Homebrew contest winners enjoy Samuel Adams’ spotlight

Monday, March 10th, 2008

“It’s a bit overwhelming. The weirdest thing was when [Samuel Adams] sent me pictures of my beer on the bottling line. I saw thousands of bottles with my face on it.”          – Rodney Kibzey The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Rodney Kibzey’s friends call him a “beer rock star.” Because Kibzey was a winner in the […]

This Bud’s for your . . . child’s name

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Reports abound that actor Matthew McConaughey wants to name his unborn son “Bud,” after – you guessed it – Budweiser beer. A source close to the actor said: “Matthew’s older brother Michael named his second son Miller Lyte because he loved the beer so much. And Matthew loved the name so much he really wants […]

Lawmaker would make ‘Bud’ official Missouri beer

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

A Missouri legislator wants to make Budweiser the official beer of Missouri. “We’ve got a state dinosaur, a state frog, a state reptile, a state flower, a state nut, but no one has given a thought to a company that’s been in Missouri for many, many years and is bringing prosperity to our state and […]

Amazon may partner with for online sales

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Amazon is ready to start selling wine in the US, the Financial Times reports. According to Decanter, a UK-based wine publication, Amazon will work in partnership with It wouldn’t be simple, as the Motley Fool explains: Pimping vino via cyberspace is a thorny issue. Moving libations over state lines is a regulatory challenge. That […]

Or maybe Madonna didn’t buy a pub

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Material Girl Maddonna is denying reports she bought a London pub near her home. Spokeswoman Barbara Charone said: “There‚Äôs no truth in it at all. I told the papers that on Friday but they decided to run it anyway. That’s the tabloids for you.”

Beer taps: ‘Behold, a new form of art’

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The Seattle Times asks, “Does the tap handle tell you anything about what the beer tastes like? Or what’s in it? What the alcohol content is?” Perhaps not, but tap handles are hot and this story profiles Renton-based Taphandles Inc., one of the country’s largest producers, which expects to ship half a million tap handles […]