Archive for November, 2008

Labatt USA To Be Sold

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Though it won’t stop the deal from closing, the Department of Justice placed one condition on their approval, which was given on Friday, a mere two days after A-B shareholders approved it. DOJ approval was one of the remaining items on the laundry list of “to do” items that had be ticked off in order […]

Bounty on December 5th Birthdays

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Wanted: 21-year-old, 75-year-old to Lead Repeal of Prohibition March 21st Amendment Brewery is offering a $75 bounty for a San Franisco Bay Area resident turning 75 on December 5, which is the 75th Anniversary of the repeal of prohibition. In addition, they are offering a $25 bounty for someone turning 21 on the same day. […]

I Survived GABF 2008

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The 27th annual Great American Beer Festival is over and, now that my liver and other assorted organs have sufficiently recovered, I can tell you all about it. This was my 8th foray into the lunacy that is the GABF. The week of the event is always a very busy drinking week for me. Let […]

Beer Book: Christmas Beers

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

This may be the best Christmas present for a beer lover … ever, at least in terms of its connection to the season. Christmas Beer, or the full title, which is “Wishing You a Merry Christmas Beer, The Cheeriest, Tastiest and Most Unusual Holiday Brews, is all about beer for the holidays. Lavishly illustrated with […]

Anheuser-Busch Shareholders Approve InBev Takeover

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Anheuser-Busch today announced that a majority of its shareholders have voted to approve the proposed combination between InBev and Anheuser-Busch during a special shareholder meeting held today. At the closing of the transaction, Anheuser-Busch shareholders will be entitled to receive $70 in cash for each share of outstanding Anheuser-Busch stock, and Anheuser-Busch will become a […]

Can the Beer Coaster Be Improved Upon?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

A pair of bartenders are banking that they can, and have a patent pending on The Seat Saver, a new twist on an old design. Whether round … Square, … or oddly shaped … It’s a pretty simple but ultimately very useful piece of cardboard, the mainstay of bars since at least 1880, when they […]

Sawyer’s Triple Returns

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Stone Brewing has announced the return of one of their most beloved and most nobly crafted beers, Sawyer’s Triple, available beginning tomorrow, November 11. As you may recall, they originally brewed this Belgian-style ale back in 2003 to raise both awareness and funds for the fight against ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy). The beer itself is named in […]