Archive for April, 2010

Deschutes, Hair of the Dog collaboration due in 2011

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Oregon breweries Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog Brewing today announced that they are working together on a beer that will be released some time next year. From the press release: “When we started talking about collaborating on a project, Alan Sprints at Hair of the Dog was the first person I thought of […]

Griffin Groups Acquires Anchor Brewery

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Big news in the beer world, as I learned today that San Francisco’s Anchor Brewery has been sold. Here’s the press release below. The Griffin Group, an investment and consulting company focused on beverage alcohol brands, announced its acquisition of Anchor Brewing Company which includes its portfolio of craft beers and artisan spirits, including the […]

Two breweries on ‘Best Places to Work’ list

Monday, April 26th, 2010

“Outside” magazine put two brewing companies — New Belgium Brewing in Colorado and Alaskan Brewing in Alaska — on its third annual list of “The 50 Best Places to Work.” New Belgium is second on the list and Alaskan 17th. “It was such an honor to be a part of the inaugural list of companies […]

Canadian wine sales cut into beer consumption

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Statistics Canada reports that growing interest in drinking wine has cut into Canadian beer sales. “We can’t say definitively, but if you look at the age of baby boomers in 1976 and you look at the age of a baby boomer in 2009, that might help explain the story,” analyst Jo Ann MacMillan said. In […]

Wynkoop begins horse-powered deliveries

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Friday Wynkoop Brewing in Denver begins the first of bi-monthly beer deliveries by wagon. A wagon pulled by two 2,000-pound Clydesdale horses will roll out from the alley behind Wynkoop Brewing at 7 p.m. and head to a few of the brewery’s downtown beer retailers. The public is invited to watch. “We’re bringing back a […]

Danes end strike over beer ration

Monday, April 12th, 2010

The Danish beer strike is over. Details from The National Post: Employees at a Carlsberg warehouse on the outskirts of Copenhagen returned to work on Monday, ending a five-day strike over a decision to cut their daily ration of free beer, their union said. Some 200 warehouse workers in Hoeje Taastrup had walked off the […]

Grossman, Bell, Hindy honored at CBC

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

The Brewers Association honored three of its own Thursday as the Craft Brewers Conference began in Chicago. The Brewers Association Recognition Award went to Larry Bell, founder of Bell’s Brewery. Bell started Kalamazoo Brewing in 1984, later renaming it Bell’s. It was the first craft brewery in the eastern half of the United States. “Larry […]