Archive for December, 2008

Little Kings Acquired By Moerleins

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, announced today that they’ve purchased the brand Little Kings. The Little Kings Cream Ale, especially in the little 7 oz. green bottles, is a local favorite. “What we’re about with the return of Little Kings is the same thing that we’ve been doing with Christian Moerlein Lagers and […]

Alaskan Brewing Releases Vintage Barley Wine

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Alaskan Brewing Co. announced that it will expand the limited release of its award-winning Alaskan Barley Wine to all ten western states where Alaskan beer is distributed. Alaskan Barley Wine has been produced in limited edition batches each year since its introduction at the Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival in 2003. “It is […]

Saskatchewan’s Savior of Suds

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

26-year old Monique Haakensen, a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, has spent her years in college obsessed by beer. But not in the way you might think. She’s a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and her area of study is beer spoilage. As she says on her student […]

Three Sheets’ New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Comedian Zane Lamprey (below, right) joins his Danish friend Lars (left) in a “drinking roulette” game as part of The Second Annual Three Sheets New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl from London. An exclusive webcast of this new original special begins on at the stroke of midnight, ET on Thursday, January 1 (it will be […]

Lighthouse International Beer Festival

Friday, December 19th, 2008

The 7th Annual Lighthouse International Beer Festival, Wilmington, North Carolina By Banjo Bandolas I attended this beer festival after the Great American Beer Festival in October. I apologize to my Carolina homies for letting it slip to the bottom of my to-do pile several times in the last month or so. One of the things […]

EU Court Rules For Budvar

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

The EU’s Court of First Instance ruled yesterday that in prior rulings, the European Trademark Agency had “made several errors,” when they went against Budejovicky Budvar and accepted Anheuser-Busch’s arguments over trademark issues in Europe between the two rival breweries. This effectively undoes the trademark for A-B’s “Bud” brand name in the EU’s 27 member […]

Holiday Ale Festival Serves 17,000

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Sunny skies and mild temperatures set the mood for the 13th annual Holiday Ale Festival in Portland, Oregon, which witnessed attendance consistent with the year prior: final numbers reached 17,000. The West Coast’s most prestigious winter beer festival took place Dec. 3 through Dec. 7 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Organizers added a fifth day to […]