Archive for May, 2009

A Visit from St. Lupulin

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Although the official release date is June 1, if you stop by the Odell Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado today you can get a taste of their newest seasonal offering, St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale. A mystical legend in the Odell brewhouse, St. Lupulin (loop-you-lin) was the archetypal hophead. He devoted endless summers to endless […]

Tom Robbins’ B Is for Beer

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Last month, well-known novelist Tom Robbins published his latest book, entitled “B Is for Beer.” The publisher’s website describes it as “A Children’s Book About Beer?” Yes, believe it or not—but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it’s the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, […]

Brewers Memorial Ale Festival in Newport, Oregon

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Perfect weather greeted attendees of the 3rd Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest last weekend in Newport Oregon and dogs and beer geeks agree; there was nowhere else they’d rather be. Many people are confused about what the Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest is all about. It’s not to honor brewers, though it does so through a […]

Action Alert: Federal Excise Tax

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA) held a hearing on Tuesday, May 12th on Financing Comprehensive Healthcare Reform. Senator Baucus invited healthcare policy experts, tax policy experts, and economists to join Finance Committee members to discuss the tax and savings options that the Committee should consider as it […]

World Beer Fest Means It’s Officially Spring in Raleigh

Friday, May 15th, 2009

I would like everyone to know that the REAL reason the rain promised in the forecast for World Beer Fest day in Raleigh didn’t happen was because I WORE A COAT. I find that invariably, when I come prepared for foul weather, it never occurs and I am left dragging around unneeded clothing for the […]

American Craft Beer Week This Week

Monday, May 11th, 2009

American Craft Beer Week begins today and lasts until Sunday May 17. The week is described as “a national celebration highlighting the culture and contributions of craft beer.” Craft brewers want the week to inspire beer enthusiasts to declare their independence by supporting breweries that produce fewer than 2 million barrels of beer a year […]

Texas Brewers Need Your Help, Too

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Support Your Local Brewery has issued an E-Action Alert: May 7, 2009 Dear Texas Beer Activist, The small brewers of Texas have asked for your help in moving HB 2094, which would authorize certain brewers and manufacturers to conduct tours of their premises after which tour attendees would be allowed to purchase a six pack […]