Archive for May, 2008

InBev sales off; Recall hurts Samuel Adams

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Brewing giant InBev has reported disappointing first-quarter earnings, a combination of lower beer sales and higher ingredients prices. In the United States, craft beer sales leader Boston Beer’s sales continued strong but the company lost money in the first quarter because of its bottle recall. InBev, based in Belgium, predicted the second of the year […]

FredFest includes special online beer auction

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

FredFest gets bigger this year, with an extraordinary charity beer auction planned in conjunction with the annual party in Portland, Ore., to celebrate the birthday of Fred Eckhardt. This year’s event includes the first-ever FredFest Online Beer Auction. From the press release: The auction starts at 3 p.m. PDT Friday, May 9 and begins to […]

Another vote on specialty beer in Alabama

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The vote on Alabama’s “Gourmet Beer” bill could come as early as tomorrow. “Free The Hops” is asking for your help: “Because the Gourmet Beer Bill has already passed the State House of Representatives, this is the final step before sending this bill to the Governor. It’s very close, so please contact your senator to […]

Vermont lawmakers give stronger beer a boost

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Vermont lawmakers have widened the number of stores that may sell beer stronger than 8% abv. Last week the Senate followed the House’s lead and approved the measure that allows the beer to be sold at grocery and convenience stores. Previously only liquor stores could sell stronger beer. Morgan Wolaver, the owner of Otter Creek […]

Beer O’clock arrives earliest in Denmark

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

“Beer O’clock” arrives at Denmark 4:41 p.m., but not until 6:14 in the UK. That’s the time they’ll have their first drink at the bar, on average. An average Frenchman is done at the bar by 8:33, while Germans don’t quit until 10:59 p.m. Only one British in ten enjoys a pint with lunch anymore, […]