Archive for August, 2008

The Return of Tastes Great, Less Filling

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

The beginning of this year’s football season will see the return of those iconic Miller Lite television commercials where sports figures, comedians and other celebrities debated whether Miller Lite tasted great or was less filling. The “Great Taste, Less Filling” tag line debuted over thirty years ago and was responsible for reviving Miller Brewing and […]

The Oregon Brewers Festival Turns 21

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The 21st Annual Oregon Brewer’s Festival week started out for me on Monday with Fred’s 17th annual beer and cheese tasting at Rogue Ales Public House, and though the Brewer’s Dinner on Wednesday kinda gets the juices flowing, it really doesn’t feel FESTY until Thursday’s kickoff parade rattles the windows of downtown Portland. This parade […]

Batemans Returns To American Market

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Batemans Brewery of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, England will return to the U.S. market in September for the first time in a decade. Two of their beers will be imported initially: Batemans Triple XB (XXXB) Classic Pale Ale and Batemans Combined Harvest Multigrain Beer. Founded in 1874, Batemans is one of the few remaining multi-generational family brewers […]

Teamsters Rally in Support of Anheuser-Busch Workers

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Hundreds of St. Louis Teamsters and families rallied today in downtown St. Louis to show support for Anheuser-Busch workers nationwide in the wake of the purchase of the iconic American beer company by Belgium-based brewing giant InBev. Carrying rally signs that said “InBev: Keep Your Promises!,” rally participants, along with Teamster trucks, overflowed Kiener Plaza […]

Great Divide Drinking Liberally

Friday, August 15th, 2008

The Democratic National Convention is coming to town — Denver, Colorado, that is — and local brewers are turning patriotic. Great Divide Brewing is releasing a single batch of Liberally Hopped American Pale Ale to salute the DNC. This historic occasion calls for an equally memorable beer, and Liberally Hopped American Pale Ale easily rises […]

The Beermuda Triangle

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

In the good beer town, Madison, Wisconsin, there’s an area on the east side with a great nickname: The Beermuda Triangle. According to a story in The Capital Times, the area is “formed by two newly refurbished bars and a popular brew pub, patrons can try a dizzying variety of draft and bottled beers.” Sounds […]

Celebrate Brother’s Day With the Widmers

Monday, August 11th, 2008

By state proclamation and city proclamation, today is Brother’s Day, at least in Oregon and Portland, thanks to the most famous beer-brewing brothers, Kurt and Rob Widmer. On the Widmer Brothers website, you can upload a photo of you and/or your brother and send him an e-card. For every e-card sent, the Widmers will donate […]