Archive for November, 2009

A-B InBev calls off sale of Beck’s

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Anheuser-Busch InBev has called off a deal to sell the German beer brand Beck’s. Wirtschaftswoche reports that the sale of 13 Eastern European breweries, approved last week, eased A-B InBev’s debt burden enough that it no longer needs to sell Beck’s. U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital was set to buy Beck’s for $2.5 billion.

New site for American Homebrewers Association

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The American Homebrewers Association has launched a new website. Destinations within the site include: AHA Forum – An online discussion group for all topics of homebrewing, and is open to all everyone, from the most accomplished brewer to the beginner. Within the first few days of the website launch, more than 6000 participants had registered […]

Beers and links for the weekend

Friday, November 20th, 2009

– Pennsylvanian Dale Van Wieren has recorded every beer he’s drank since 1971 and tomorrow he’ll knock back No. 10,000. Don Russell has the story. – Yule Beer Blog Photo Contest returns. You’d already know this if you were reading Beer for the Holidays. – A six-pack of holiday beer suggestions: Samuel Adams Holiday Porter, […]

Smuttynose beer Wood/Barrel champion in Chicago

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Smuttynose Brewing Co. won Best of Show honors at the 7th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-aged Beer last weekend in Chicago. The New Hampshire brewery claimed top honors with its its Farmhouse Ale, a saison aged in a neutral oak barrel with Brettanomyces Claussenii. Runner-up was Goose Island Beer Company Bourbon County Brand Stout, […]

Hindenburg beer could fetch $8,000

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

A blackened bottle of beer found in the wreck of the Hindenburg zeppelin is expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction, according to the BBC. The bottle was found by a fire-fighter cleaning up the American airfield where the German airship exploded in 1937. The bottle will be the most expensive ever bought if […]

Got $300 million? You can own Pabst

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Pabst Brewing Co., which owns the Pabst and Schlitz beer brands as well as nearly 40 others, is up for sale again. The Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to find a buyer willing to pay around $300 million, according to the New York Post, which cited unnamed sources in a […]

Flying Fish Exit Series, oysters included

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Back in 1995 you could watch Flying Fish Brewing literally come to life on the Internet. The world moves on, including to YouTube. Witness this tribute to the brewery and its Exit Series of Big Bottle Beers from Jeff Linkous, freelance editor, writer, video producer, photographer, graphic artist and beer fan.