Archive for August, 2009

Win Your Wife’s Weight In Beer

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Finland is becoming famous for it’s quirky sporting events. Over the weekend, couples from all over the world competed in an international wife-carrying contest. What’s the draw? Well, the winner gets his wife’s weight in beer. Here’s more:

Craft Beer Continues To Sell

Monday, August 17th, 2009

The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, reports America’s small and independent craft brewers are still growing (see Craft Brewing Statistics) despite many challenges and are continuing to provide jobs to the U.S. economy. Dollar growth from craft brewers during the first half of 2009 increased 9%, down from […]

Short Pour Film Fest: Call For Submissions

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

The “First Ever” short-film festival on the subject of BEER will debut at the Monterey Beer Festival on June 5th, 2010, from 12:30pm to 5pm. Do you love beer? Have you ever thought about being a filmmaker? Or perhaps you’re already a professional or even amateur filmmaker. If so, here’s your chance to showcase your […]

Rare tasting tickets going fast and more GABF news

Friday, August 14th, 2009

If you are headed to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival in September beer is probably your top priority, so first the news about a unique beer tasting. More than 80 percent of the tickets for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting on Sept. 25 are already sold. The event in the afternoon at Wynkoop […]

Newcastle rolls out a new beer barrel

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Newcastle Brown Ale has announced the launch of the Newcastle DraughtKeg. It uses the same technology originally created by Heineken USA, aimed to provide freshness and portability through a pressurized draft system that utilizes a patented internal CO2 system with a mini tap. This feature is intended to keep the beer fresh for up to […]

I Am A Hombrewer

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

If you liked Greg Koch’s video I Am A Craft Brewer from April, you’re going to love this one about homebrewers, too.