Archive for February, 2009

Deschutes Portland Brewhouse Goes Organic

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Deschutes Brewery’s Portland Pub goes organic. Oregon’s award-winning Deschutes Brewery recently received Oregon Tilth certification for the brewhouse at the Portland Brewery and Public House and plans to begin brewing organic beers on-site, including Green Lakes Organic Ale. “We are deeply committed to sustainability and when building the Portland Pub, we drew on the experience […]

KLCC Brew Fest 2009

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Last weekend, little old Eugene, Oregon enjoyed a bit of a mid-winter thaw with a cozy gathering of the beer community at the Lane County Fairgrounds for the annual KLCC Brew Fest. KLCC, our local public radio station, took over the festival in 2001, and it has since grown into one of their largest annual […]

Karl Strauss’ New Packaging Unveiled

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

You can’t always judge a beer by its package, but Karl Strauss is betting that if you like what’s on the outside, you’ll love what’s on the inside. Karl Strauss Brewing Company is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with the debut of completely redesigned packaging to showcase their locally brewed and bottled beer. With the completion […]

Bipartisan Tax Relief Legislation For Brewers Introduced

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The Beer Institute and the Brewers Association today applauded members of the United States House of Representatives for the introduction of H.R. 836 the Brewers Excise and Economic Relief (BEER) Act, which effectively returns the federal beer excise tax back to its pre-1991 level of $9 per barrel. “There is strong, industry-wide support for this […]

Bay Area Beer Writer Bill Brand Hit By Train

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A reporter friend (thanks Brent) just sent me this terrible news. Bill Brand, longtime Bay Area beer writer and reporter with the Oakland Tribune, was critically injured last night when he was struck by a Muni train near Pac Bell Park south of 21st Amendment in San Francisco where he had just left to catch […]

Anchor To Release New Barrel-Aged Beer

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Anchor Brewing is set to release a very special, limited edition, beer they’ve been working on for a long, long time. Dubbed “Our Barrel Ale,” (an homage to their Christmas beer, “Our Special Ale“), it’s a blend of at least three of their beers. While just a guess, the three are possibly Liberty, Porter and […]

Colorado breweries call for help in distribution battle

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Please note: The date for the hearing has been changed to Feb. 25. The Colorado Brewers Guild has asked brewing enthusiasts to rally to their support in opposing a law that would restrict their distribution. The press release from Support Your Local Brewery: “House Bill 1192 (the grocery store bill, a measure that will limit […]