Archive for February, 2009

Squeegee Your Third Eye PA

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Aficionados of Steamworks Brewing Co.’s “high minded” brew, Third Eye Pale Ale (PA), now can “seek enlightenment” in a can — a 12-oz. aluminum can. The Third Eye PA is now being offered for off-premise sales in six pack cans, in addition to the 12-oz. bottle six packs. The Third Eye PA, with its “spiritual” […]

Kirin Buys Stake in San Miguel

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Kirin Beer of Japan, recently bought a sizable portion of San Miguel, one of the Philippines most popular brands. Beverage World has the whole story.

2008 Craft Beer Sales Figures Announced

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The Brewers Association, which tabulates industry growth data for U.S. breweries, announced that today’s small independent craft brewers are gaining alcohol market share due to a shift toward full flavor beer and increased support for local breweries. From 2007 to 2008, estimated sales by craft brewers were up 5.8 percent by volume and 10.5 percent […]

Wynkoop regular 2009 Beer Drinker of the Year

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Cody Christman of Golden, Colorado, a longtime Wynkoop Brewing Co. customer, has won Wynkoop’s 2009 Beerdrinker of the Year title on Saturday. Christman has been drinking at Wynkoop since 1991. He won the title before a boisterous standing-room-only crowd of local supporters. Wynkoop founder and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and his son Teddy were among […]

Samuel Adams launches Imperial series

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

No matter how you want to define “extreme beers” all three members of Samuel Adams Imperial series must qualify. “The brewers are again answering drinkers’ thirst for bigger, more intense craft brews,” according to a company press release. In the introduction of the “Eyewitness Companions Beer” the late Michael Jackson wrote “Tomorrow’s classics will evolve […]

Bay Area Beer Writer Bill Brand Passes Away

Friday, February 20th, 2009

San Francisco Bay Area beer writer Bill Brand passed away last night, surrounded by friends and family, according to Bottoms Up, the blog he wrote for the Oakland Tribune. The Tribune also has an obituary with a guest book for people to sign. According to a family friend, “a memorial service is planned and details […]

Guess the Beer

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

From the bad pun department, guess the beers in this animated gif before the names are displayed. If you don’t see the beers displayed, try refreshing or reloading your browser.