Archive for December, 2009

Pete Brown top British beer writer

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Pete Brown was tapped as as Beer Writer of the Year at the British Guild of Beer Writers Awards. Brown won the Budweiser Budvar Travel Bursary for his book Hops and Glory as well as the overall title, which this year was re-named to honor the late beer writer Michael Jackson. “The fact that, for […]

Shiner 100 bottle rocket salute

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The friends and family at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, obviously know how to celebrate 100 years of brewing beer. A message from brewmaster Jimmy Mauric promises if you email you celebratory wishes they’ll post your message the brewery break room.

Guinness lets drinkers pour their own

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The Publican reports that a “pour your own pint of Guinness” experiment in Irish pubs shows higher sales and that the trials could be headed for pubs in the UK. A handful of pubs currently offer Guinness from taps on bar tables, with customers pouring their own pints from the metered units after handing over […]

Long Trail set to buy Otter Creek

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Long Trail Brewing Co. announced Monday that it had signed a letter of intent to purchase Otter Creek Brewery. Long Trail CEO Brian Walsh said he hoped to close in about a month. Walsh said he intends to continue both the Otter Creek and Wolaver’s, a line of organic beers put out by Otter Creek, […]