Archive for April, 2008

Scientist warns global warming will push up beer prices

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Jim Salinger, a climate scientist at New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, says climate change likely will cause a decline in the production of malting barley in parts of New Zealand and Australia. “It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up,” Salinger […]

Samuel Adams voluntarily recalls bottles

Monday, April 7th, 2008

The Boston Beer Company announced a voluntary recall of select 12-ounce bottles of its Samuel Adams beer which may contain small grains or bits of glass. The precautionary recall comes after routine quality control inspections at the company’s Cincinnati brewery detected defects in certain beer bottles, manufactured by a third-party glass bottle supplier that might […]

Pike celebrates Repeal Day in grand style

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Here’s how to celebrate Repeal Day the right way. Breweries, brewpubs and bars across the country today are celebrating the 75th anniversary of when beer resumed shipping beer (although Prohibiton was not officially over) in 1933, but none may be doing it better than the Pike Brewery in Seattle. Check out the schedule. 11:00 am […]

Marston’s acquires Hobgoblin, Brakspear

Friday, April 4th, 2008

UK brewer Marston’s has announced it has acquired Refresh UK, which owns the Wychwood Brewery, brewer of Hobgoblin and Brakspear. The Publican reports “the acquisition is consistent with Marston’s strategy of developing a portfolio of premium beer brands to complement the Marston’s range, led by Marston’s Pedigree.” This purchase by Marston’s follows the company’s acquisitions […]

Alabama homebrewers can use our help

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Support Your Local Brewery has issued an E-Action Alert for Alabama, to help legalize homebrewing. There’s the news: Dear Alabama Beer Enthusiasts: Your phone calls and emails have helped gain a hearing for Alabama’s Senate Bill 355 (SB355), which would legalize homebrewing in the state of Alabama. The bill will be considered by the Senate […]

The meaning of ‘Beer is Back’

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Start with the radio address of August Busch Jr.: Busch delivered his speech April 7, 1933. Anheuser-Busch and many smaller brewers have in recent years celebrated the day the Cullen-Harrison Act took effect, legalizing the sale of 3.2% alcohol by volume beer in the District of Columbia and the 20 states in which state laws […]