Archive for October, 2009

Samuel Adams releases barrel room series

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The Boston Beer Co. is rolling out a new series of beers, the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection, that will be available in a limited number of markets but also at its Boston brewery — the first time the brewery has sold beer at its door. The Barrel Room Collection includes New World Tripel (10% […]

The accidental brewery

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Making beer at home is one thing. Selling it is another. The British government has told a Hampshire man he must now pay duty, keep better records and undergo a background check for a license to sell his beer. The Metro reports it began when Robert Shields, who brews 100 pints (or 12.5 gallons) a […]

Samuel Adams, Weihenstephan plan collaboration

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams beers, and Germany’s historic Weihenstephan Brewery have announced they will partner to create a collaboration beer. Such collaborations between breweries of all sizes, and often breweries located in different countries, continue to become more popular but this arguably is the biggest yet. Weinehstephan, founded by Benedictine monks in […]

Flying Fish Exit 1, Red Wagon IPA

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

News from the breweries: – Fire Island Beer Co., based in Ocean Beach, N.Y., has launched a second brand, Fire Island Red Wagon IPA. “Fire Island Beer Company is going in a hoppier direction with Red Wagon IPA compared to our Lighthouse Ale,” co-founder Tom Fernandez said for a press release. “Wagons are central to […]

Boulevard-Orval collaboration and other news

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

News from the breweries: – Boulevard Brewing has announced Jean-Marie Rock, brewmaster at the Belgian Trappist brewery Orval will team up with Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels to create a small production, limited release beer. The joint effort, a first for the Midwestern brewery, will take place during Rock’s late October visit to Boulevard’s Kansas City […]

Craft pioneer Greg Noonan dies

Monday, October 12th, 2009

American craft brewing pioneer Greg Noonan, 58, died Sunday in his home after a brief battle with cancer. Noonan opened Vermont’s first brewpub in 1988 and two others after that but his influence was national. His 1986 book Brewing Lager Beer: The Most Comprehensive Book for Home- and Microbreweries became something of a guidebook for […]

Wisconsin brewers face beer tax boost

Monday, October 12th, 2009

This call to help the breweries of Wisconsin comes from Support Your Local Brewery: Hello Beer Enthusiasts, Tomorrow, Tuesday October 13th, at 10 a.m. there is a committee hearing scheduled at the State Capitol regarding Assembly Bill 287, that would raise the tax on all beer produced in Wisconsin. The position of the Wisconsin Brewers […]