Archive for May, 2010

Oskar Blues ‘breakout brand of the year’

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Beverage World has announced that Oskar Blues won gold as “breakout brand of the year” in the publication’s analysis of all beverages in the market today. Oskar Blues topped other products such as TY KU Sake, New Leaf Tea, FRS Healthy Energy Drinks, MonaVie açai berry drinks and Guayakí Yerba Mate as the “breakout brand […]

Harpoon Canning Their Beer

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Another regional brewery is joining the ranks of those who are canning craft beer. Harpoon Brewery is canning two of their beers, the I.P.A. and the Summer Beer. From the press release: The Harpoon Brewery is pleased to announce that your backpack will be a little easier to carry on hiking trips this summer; introducing […]

Nøgne Ø grand champion in Australia

Friday, May 21st, 2010

American brewers won five major awards at the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards and a boutique Norwegian brewery, Nøgne Ø, captured the biggest prize, the Champion Exhibitor Trophy. Nøgne Ø also took home the Champion Small Brewery Award. An international panel judged more than 1,170 beers, including 495 international entries. “We were extremely impressed with […]

Louisiana homebrewers work for legalization

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Now that Oklahoma has legalized homebrewing the attention turns to Louisiana. The American Homebrewers Association is working with a group of homebrewers in Louisiana to legalize the serving of home brew in licensed establishments for homebrew events. Here’s the call to action: House Bill 1484, which is an improved substitute for a previously filed homebrew […]

Oklahoma governor signs homebrewing bill

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has signed into law legislation that makes homebrewing beer legal in the state. House Bill 2348 officially legalized the home production of beer for personal use in Oklahoma. Home production of wine and cider for personal use was already legal in Oklahoma. The passage of HB 2348 leaves Alabama and Mississippi […]

Saint Arnold backs book drive for Craft Beer Week

Monday, May 17th, 2010

With American Craft Beer Week in full swing from Chicago to Seattle the number of events is dizzying and local. But here’s one worth special mention: Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Texas’ oldest craft brewery, will open its doors Tuesday evening May 18th for a book drive to benefit nearby Crawford Elementary School. “I think of […]

Brewers Associatioin promotes Bob Pease

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Bob Pease has been promoted form vice president to chief operating officer of the Brewers Association. Pease will take on additional responsibilities in the area of personnel administration, and oversight in key operational areas such as finance and IT, with an enhanced role in government affairs. Pease was hired in 1993 as the operations director […]