Archive for May, 2008

Newport, Oregon, has gone to the dogs

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

We recently attended the 2nd Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest in Newport Oregon and it was a howl. Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest honors the memory of Rogue icon Brewer the Brewdawg. This festival was something new for me because, though I’ve seen dogs at other beer festivals, I’d never been to a festival that so […]

Sapporo will brew a ‘space beer’

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Sapporo Breweries plans to offer a “space beer” in November. The beer will be made with barley — to be harvested this weekend — descended from seeds that spent five months in 2006 aboard the International Space Station. Spokeswoman Momoko Matsumura said the test batch will produce 100 bottles. “We’re really looking forward to tasting […]

F.X. Matt vows to rebuild after fire

Friday, May 30th, 2008

A massive fire has ravaged the F.X. Matt brewery in Utica, New York. The fire broke out in the canning and packaging area of the brewery Thursday afternoon. By the end of the night, fire crews had managed to get about half of the fire under control, but were still battling the other half, including […]

New York brewers call for help

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The New York State Brewers Association is asking for help from beer fans. We are asking for your support of the NY Craft Brewers’ efforts to pass an important amendment to the laws governing beer distribution in New York. Under current law, it is very difficult, expensive and sometimes practically impossible for small brewers to […]

Everything you could want to know about the giant beer merger

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

A search of Google News brings up more than 900 links to stories about a possible joining of the InBev and Anheuser-Busch. For instance, the International Herald-Tribune writes about the possible fallout in Mexico. Historian Maureen Ogle has interesting insights, leaning mostly on the rather complete coverage in the Wall Street Journal.

InBev, A-B rumors run hot

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

“Brew Blog” summarizes the skinny from the Financial Times that it looks InBev had plans for an outright takeover of Anheuser-Busch. And the big question if InBev pulls the trigger on its bid is whether it will go hostile — and whether fifth-generation brewer August Busch IV will be willing to sell the company that […]

Democratic Convention (cars) to run on beer

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

The Environmental News Service reports the flex-fuel vehicles at this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Denver will be running on waste beer from Coors Brewing. Molson Coors is donating all the clean-burning ethanol fuel for the fleet of 400 General Motors flex-fuel vehicles to be used for the convention’s transportation needs. The fleet will be […]