Archive for May, 2008

Mendocino White, Flying Fish Summer Ale hit shelves

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

A couple of beers new to the shelves: – Mendocino Brewing has released “Limited Edition Summer Seasonal White Ale.” Unfiltered and cloudy, it “features a thirst quenching blend of sweet orange peel and the subtle spiciness of coriander, topped off with a delicate twist of lemon.” – Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale is back for […]

Belgian pub toilet game: Don’t cross the streams

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Two Belgian inventors have created a video game for men to play while using public urinals, Reuters reports. Werner Dupont, a software developer, and Bart Geraets, an electrical engineer, got the idea while drinking Belgian trappist beers, they told Reuters Television at a local festival on Sunday. “This thing had to be invented by Belgian […]

What could drive beer prices higher? More taxes

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

As if the rising cost of ingredients weren’t already driving beer prices high enough it appears lawmakers have plans to add on more taxes. Miller’s Brew Blog reports: Miller Brewing Company’s top lobbyist warned distributors gathered here that Washington may look at boosting the federal excise tax in 2009. The scheduled expiration of the Bush […]

San Diego beer culture alive and well

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

by Banjo Bandolas Having previously lived in California’s second largest city I tend to look behind the Chamber of Commerce’s curtain of descriptive verse that refers to San Diego as a place ”Where blue skies keep watch on 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate begs for a day of everything and nothing.” […]

Oskar Blues to produce whiskey ‘wash’

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Oskar Blues Brewery is taking over production of the distiller’s wash for Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey in Denver. Oskar Blues will make about 3,000 gallons of Stranahan’s wash each week in its Longmont facility. Stranahan’s will purchase the wash and truck it to its Denver distillery. Stranahan’s had been making its Straight Rocky Mountain Whiskey from […]

Magnolia Pub & Brewery remodels (behind closed doors)

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Magnolia Pub & Brewery in San Francisco will be closed until next Wednesday. Owner Dave McLean sent this message to the pub’s e-mail newsletter subscribers on Sunday: At long last, after a seemingly endless spring of preparation and planning, we’re closing tonight after dinner for nine days of remodeling. An incredibly talented team of artisans […]

Guinness will keep St. James brewing, cut jobs

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Drinks conglomerate Diageo has announced a plan to upgrade the famous Guinness brewery at St. James gate and build a new brewery near Dublin, but also that it is selling property around St. James Gate and cutting 250 jobs. This has led to speculation Diageo intends to sell Guinness, one of few beers in a […]