Archive for April, 2008

Stevens Point Nude Beach: ‘Clothing optional’ beer

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Wisconsin brewery Stevens Point has introduced a new beer: Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat. “It’s the perfect summer brew for summer thirsts. What can be more fun than a nude beach?” said Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery Operating Partner. “Where and how you enjoy Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat is up to you. Clothing is […]

Magic Hat will acquire Pyramid

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Thomson Financial reports that Pyramid Breweries and Magic Hat Brewing Co. have signed a letter of intent for Magic Hat to acquire Pyramid through an all-cash tender offer. Magic Hat will pay $2.75 for each Pyramid share. The offer represents a 56% premium over Monday’s closing price of $1.76 for shares of Pyramid, a Seattle-based […]

InBev ready to announce higher beer prices

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Brewing giant InBev says it will increase prices because of the rise cost of ingredients, including malt, hops and aluminum. InBev chief executive Carlos Brito said the beer industry was now facing a different environment “that pressures everybody” as inflation bites and basic costs continue to go up. “You see the possibilities to pass some […]

New beers galore: Avery Fifteen and counting

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Avery Brewing debuts its anniversary beer Wednesday with party in its Boulder taproom before rolling out bottles early next month. The recipe for Fifteen includes black mission figs, hibiscus flowers and white pepper and the beer was fermented with Brettanomyces (wild yeast). The Wednesday tasting begins at 4 p.m. and costs $10. – Flossmoor Station […]

Oregon craft sales increase 8.1%

Friday, April 25th, 2008

From the Oregon Brewers Guild: Figures released today by the Oregon Brewers Guild show 2007 was a banner year for Oregon’s craft brewing industry as production across the state grew at a rate of 8.1 percent. Total beer production for the state was approximately 860,000 barrels, or 285 million bottles of beer. That is an […]

Adnams launches carbon neutral beer

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Adnams has launched what it calls the first carbon neutral beer brewed in the UK. According to Adnams managing director Andy Wood, East Green is 25% less carbon intensive to produce than other beers. It has 1p-worth of carbon emissions per bottle, which the brewer has pledged to offset. “If this beer sold in comparative […]

Outside magazine calls New Belgium best place to work

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Outside magazine has tabbed New Belgium No. 1 on its initial “Best Places to Work” list. New Belgium Brewing is tops among companies with 250 or more employees. The full list and related stories is published in the May issue of Outside magazine, now available on newsstands. “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized as […]