Archive for April, 2009

Help Alabama Free the Hops

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

We live in an enlightened age of beer, which is perhaps the best time ever for beer in America in terms of diversity, quality and innovation. If, however, you’re one of the unfortunate souls living today in Alabama, only 1/3 of the beers made in the world are legally allowed to be sold there. The […]

Guide To Better Draught Beer Published

Monday, April 27th, 2009

One of the most interesting things announced at the Craft Brewers Conference in Boston last week was the Draught Beer Quality Manual published by the Technical Committee of the Brewers Association, in collaboration with all of the large brewers, as well. As a result of working with virtually the entire industry, the manual should become […]

I Am A Craft Brewer

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Greg Koch, co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. put together a video with around 35 different craft brewers from around the country for his keynote address at the Craft Brewers Conference taking place this week in Boston, Mass. The video ends with a toast to craft beer, so you may want to get a beer ready […]

Pyramid Renames Two Of Its Beers

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Pyramid Breweries, brewers of the award winning Pyramid Hefeweizen and the 2008 Brewery of the Year, announces the introduction of a refreshed brand positioning and bold new packaging launching in April. Building upon its rich craft heritage, Pyramid will introduce a new look and inject a fresh attitude into its family of craft ales and […]

Top 50 Breweries in America

Monday, April 13th, 2009

The Brewers Association has also just announced the top 50 breweries in the U.S. based on sales, by volume, for 2008. This includes all breweries, regardless of size or other parameters. Here is the 2008 list: Anheuser-Busch InBev; St Louis MO MillerCoors; Chicago IL Pabst Brewing; Woodridge IL Boston Beer Co.; Boston MA D. G. […]

Mr. Pinty Goes To Westminster

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

The efforts by neo-prohibitionists and cash-strapped state legislatures, like in Oregon and California, are not restricted to just the U.S. Across the pond in England, a similar tax hike is having a devastating effect on pubs, with over 2,000 closing since the taxes on beer were raised in 2008. There the beer industry launched a […]

Bison Moves To Mendocino

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Brew master Daniel Del Grande announced that his company, Bison Brewing, has partnered with Mendocino Brewing in Ukiah, CA, to brew and bottle his award winning line of organic beers. Certified organic since 2003, Bison recently released 60,000 bottles of Organic Chocolate Stout and Organic India Pale Ale and will expand distribution to 32 states, […]