Archive for September, 2008

Matt Brynildson To Do Guest Beer At Marston’s

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Firestone Walker Brewing’s award-winning brewmaster, Matt Brynildson, was recently invited to brew at Marston’s Brewery in the United Kingdom. Brewers selected from Japan, Australia and Denmark will join Brynildson to bring their talents and recipes to the U.K. for the JD Wetherspoon International Beer Festival. “To think that we can bring our U.S. styles to […]

Full Sail Turns 21 Today

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Today, in 1987 — 21 years ago — Full Sail Brewing in Hood River, Oregon, was founded. And they’ve been working over the past year to come up with a beer worthy of coming of age, finally old enough to drink. They say your 21st birthday is a rite of passage — the milepost that […]

Pints for Prostates Delivers Men’s Health Message Using the Universal Language of Beer

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

The symptoms of prostate cancer rarely show before the disease has progressed, but a simple PSA blood test can serve as an early warning and save men’s lives. But how do you reach men in their late 30s and early 40s, when statistics show they often skip regular physicals and avoid doctor’s offices? “Pints for […]

Bill Leinenkugel Passes Away

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Yesterday, Bill Leinenkugel, age 87, lost his lengthy battle with cancer and passed away. In 1971, Bill took over as President of the then-small Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, brewery — Leinenkugel Brewing — that his great-grandfather founded. During his reign, he expanded markets, came up with the idea for the Leinie’s Lodge and oversaw a merger […]

4th Annual Great American Distillers Festival

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I was eating my breakfast during a recent visit to Portland when I overheard some tourists at the next table ask the waitress if she could recommend a “must see” for Portland. The waitress couldn’t come up with anything but I was all too happy to help her out by answering the question. “Don’t you […]

2,000 Pints For the Queen of England

Friday, September 19th, 2008

On Wednesday, a truck showed up at the delivery gate for Windsor Castle, the Queen of England’s private residence, laden down with twelve beer barrels, enough to fill 2,000 pint glasses. Unfortunately, the staff had no record of so large an order. It turns out the beer was meant for the Windsor Castle Pub, in […]

Brewers Turn To Hop Farming

Friday, September 19th, 2008

According to a AP Story today, Small Brewers Become Hop Farmers Amid Shortage, many craft brewers are beginning to grow their own hops to combat shortages and price hikes. Perhaps most interesting is that many are looking to the National Clonal Germplasm Repository, a federally funded gene bank. They’re reporting a tenfold increase in requests […]