Archive for August, 2008

Tsingtao To Brew Outside China

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

As the Olympics begin in China, one of the most recognizable Chinese beer brands, Tsingtao, is announcing that they are planning to build a new brewery in Thailand. If that proves successful, America is likely to be the next location for a Tsingtao brewery. The reasons given for the move are to insure product freshness […]

Sapporo To Label Carbon Footprint

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Everywhere you look, companies are going green, and breweries are naturally leading the way. Japan’s Saporro Breweries will put a carbon label on cans of its Black Label draft beer. The new label will list how much carbon dioxide is emitted per can during the entire production and disposal process of creating the beer. Using […]

Weed Bottlecaps Legalized

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

You probably read about the recent travails of Mt. Shasta Brewing Co., makers of Weed Ales. Their crowns — the bottle cap on their beers — reads “Try Legal Weed,” which is funny because it’s brewed in the northern California town of Weed, which was named for an actual person: Abner Weed. Well, the federal […]

Tennessee’s Ghost River Brewing

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Ghost River beers will soon be available in area bars and restaurants, as the new brewing company prepares to launch three new, locally-brewed, craft beers and one seasonal beer into the Memphis market. Beginning in late July, Ghost River Brewing, the only local brewery using water from the Memphis Sands Aquifer, will begin selling their […]

Yes Whey! Fred’s 17th Annual Beer & Cheese Tasting

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

It seems fitting that Oregon’s biggest annual beer event, The Oregon Brewers Festival, is preceded by a small gathering at Portland’s Rogue Ales Public House, where Fred Eckhardt schooled and entertained a sold-out crowd of enthusiasts on beer, cheese, and delicate art of milking a manatee. A generation of brewers and beer enthusiasts cut their […]