Archive for September, 2009

Mountain Sun wins Alpha King challenge

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Brian Hutchinson of Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery in Boulder, Colo., was crowned “Alpha King” on Friday. Hutchinson’s Hop Vivant Imperial IPA took first place in the 2009 Alpha King Challenge, chosen from a total of 70 “hoppier-than-the average-beer” entries. The newest Alpha King Challenge winner is the first ever from Colorado. Second place went […]

Dream double for homebrewer Ben Miller

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Homebrewer Ben Miller (center) thought he was having a pretty good day Saturday when he found out his beer was one of three big winners in Samuel Adams LongShot homebrew contests. But it was about to get better. Little more than two hours after the New Mexico homebrewer closed his eyes and sighed when he […]

GABF 2009 winners

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The Great American Beer Festival by the numbers: * 457 breweries in the festival hall * 2,100 beers served at the festival * 49,000 attendees (includes brewers, volunteers and ticket holders) * 3,000 volunteers * 495 breweries in the competition * 3,308 beers judged in the competition * 78 categories judged + Pro-Am category * […]

Sierra Nevada honored for recycling efforts

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) has recognized Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. as a “Friend of Glass” for its achievements in making significant and innovative efforts to promote or participate in glass container recycling for bottle-to-bottle use. Sierra Nevada is one of seven “Friends of Glass” recognized by GPI during Recycle Glass Week (Sept. 21-27). “At […]

Reunion ’09: A Beer For Hope

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Now in its third year, Reunion – A Beer for Hope has welcomed four regional breweries as production partners for 2009. Bison Brewing, headquartered in Berkeley returns for its third year. Joining Bison are Terrapin Brewing in Georgia, Pizza Port Brewing in Southern California, and Elysian Brewing in Seattle. The original idea behind the Reunion […]

Michelob releases Rye India Pale Ale

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Michelob Brewing Company put a new beer in its Fall/Winter Sampler Pack released today — a Rye India Pale Ale. The Rye P.A. and Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat, first introduced in 2006, are available only in the sampler pack, which comes in 12- and 24-bottle sizes. They are joined by Michelob Pale Ale and Michelob […]

Chess and Beer

Friday, September 11th, 2009

While many sports and games are invigorated by adding a few tasty beers, such as poker or ping pong, not all of them are so enhanced. Take chess, for example. It seems self-evident that clouding one’s mind with alcohol would take the the much-needed edge off your game. But I guess it’s not as obvious […]