Archive for December, 2008

Nebraska Brewing 1st To Comply with Digital Conversion Mandate

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I got the following press release from Nebraska brewing in Papillion, Nebraska last week, suggesting things have been a little quiet around the brewery lately. But at least they’re keeping their wits about them. Nebraska Brewing Company is pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of its Analog to Digital Craft Beer Flavor Conversion […]

First “No Carb” Beer?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

A Queensland boutique brewer has today made brewing history with the launch of BIGHEAD — Australia’s first no-carb beer. BIGHEAD is the brainchild of Burleigh Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Burleigh Heads on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Burleigh Brewing’s CEO, Peta Fielding, said BIGHEAD’s arrival would be welcome news for men and women […]

Budweiser Announces Massive Layoffs

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Anheuser-Busch announced today their intention to layoff a number of A-B employees (though the press release is on the InBev website, not A-B’s nor the new ABIB website). The plan is to cut around “1,400 U.S. salaried positions in its beer-related divisions, affecting about 6 percent of the company’s total U.S. workforce,” three-quarters of which […]

Happy Repeal Day

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Today is, of course, the 75th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment with the ratification of the 21st Amendment. Drink a toast to the freedom to have a legal alcoholic beverage today. See where your state fell in the ratification process below. The following states ratified the amendment: 1. Michigan (April 10, 1933) […]

New Belgium’s New Glass Creates Rolling Carbonation

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and lovers of all things bicycle, has introduced new glassware that is guaranteed to stir the senses. Tapping into the world of physics, artistic bike-shaped etchings on the bottom of each glass create bubbly nucleation, resulting in rolling carbonation throughout the beer. The glass will help […]

Ipswich Celebrates 375 Years

Monday, December 1st, 2008

In the small town of Ipswich, Massachusetts, the new year will mark a milestone in the city’s history. In 2009, Ipswich will celebrate its 375th anniversary. Throughout the year, the town will hold a multitude of community events, educational programs, and outdoor activities to commemorate the past, present, and future of Ipswich, Massachusetts. As part […]