Archive for December, 2009

Stone Brewing Looking For Brewery Overseas

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, the founders of Stone Brewing after tweasing (twitter teasing) the news for weeks have announced a bold, audacious plan. After resisting sending their beer overseas, they’ve decided instead to consider opening a brewery there instead. So they’re initiating an open call from municipalities or even nations abroad to see what […]

Virgin America To Serve 21st Amendment Beer

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Great craft beer on planes is finally reaching the blue skies, as the 21st Amendment Brewery is set to launch their Brew Free! or Die IPA in cans aboard Virgin America Airlines. Starting now Virgin America will serve complimentary Brew Free! or Die IPA in First Class and Main Cabin Select and the beer will […]

About that beer for Santa . . .

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

A Labatt Brewery campaign involving Santa and beer not surprisingly sparked controversy in Canada, even though the beer is non-alcoholic. Labatt has posted ads in Mac’s Convenience Stores across Ontario saying, “Leave one out for Santa. He’s driving.” They show a bottle of Labatt’s Blue de-alcoholized beer. The Toronto Sun reported one consumer said this […]

Sierra Nevada To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Collaboration Brews

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Next year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will celebrate their 30th anniversary and will mark the occasion with a yearlong commemoration of the trailblazing brewers who helped transform America into the world’s most exciting brewing nation. In 2010, Sierra Nevada will be teaming up with the founders of the craft beer movement to benefit select charities […]

Original Sin rolls out Pear Cider

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Original Sin, producers of a highly thought of apple cider since 1997, has added a pear cider to its lineup. Original Sin Pear Cider is a dry cider, a modest 4.5% abv, and is gluten free. In 2003 a tasting panel for The New York Times judged Original Sin Apple the “top American cider” in […]

Andrew Van Til first ‘Master Cicerone’

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

A Michigan man has become the first to earn the title of Master Cicerone. Andrew Van Til, an account manager at Elite Brands Michigan, one of seven beer industry professionals who took the Master Cicerone exam last month in Chicago and the only one who passed. “During the Master Cicerone exam, Van Til distinguished himself […]

Protz & Penguins, plus Heineken in India

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

In the event you missed the dust up between British beer writer Roger Protz and upstart Scottish brewery BrewDog you might start with a little background if you are to appreciate this cartoon from The Publican. – Cincinnati Restaurant Group Inc., which operates a Hofbräuhaus in Newport, Ky., under license from the famous beer hall […]