Archive for June, 2010

Stone Brewing apologizes for ‘MustardGate’

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Stone Brewing has revealed that mustards — Stone Cali-Belgique IPA Cali-Dijon Mustard and Stone Pale Ale Stone Ground Mustard with Chipotle Peppers — Stone and consumers thought contain its beer do not. The San Diego area brewery offered a public apology for what it is calling “MustardGate”: “We had no idea this was happening, and […]

Sam Adams honors ‘Perfect Pour’ bars

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Boston Beer Company has begun a “Perfect Pour” program for bars that pour Samuel Adams beers to standards set by the company. To earn “Perfect Pour” certification, an account must allow Samuel Adams sales people to educate the staff on beer and draft quality, serve Samuel Adams Boston Lager on draft, use the specially-designed Samuel […]

Beer news: ‘Bend Ale Trail’ and more

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Visit Bend has introduced the “Bend Ale Trail,” an interactive tour of the city’s craft breweries. “Bend’s craft breweries now rank among the favorite attractions of visitors to Central Oregon,” said Doug La Placa, president of Visit Bend, the city’s tourism bureau. “Bend’s world-class beer culture is an excellent complement to the region’s renowned outdoor […]

New beers that ‘won’t let you down’

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Coming to a beer store or perhaps tap handle near you . . . MateVeza promises its new Organic Black Lager — containing yerba mate, the South American caffeinated herbal tea — “won’t let you down.” The yerba mate in the lager provides an amount of caffeine equivalent to one half cup of coffee per […]

Massachusetts brewer wins Noonan scholarship

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Benjamin Howe of Allston, Mass., has won the inaugural Greg Noonan Scholarship for an intensive class at the American Brewers Guild. The scholarship was created in memory of Greg Noonan, who died last fall. Noonan opened Vermont’s first brewpub in 1988 and two others after that but his influence was far wider. His 1986 book […]

2010 REUNION beer Belgian-style Scotch

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

REUNION – A Beer for Hope, now in its fourth year, will be a Belgian-style Scotch Ale for 2010. Bison Brewing in California and Terrapin Beer Company in Georgia are the brewing and fundraising partners. The beer will be released this month in both 22 ounce bottles and draft in 14 states (California, Oregon, Washington, […]

‘Brewing the American Dream’ honored (again)

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Boston Beer Co. continues to win accolades for its Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program, started in 2008 to aid low to moderate income small business owners in the food and beverage industry. Last week the the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) presented its Founder’s Award at the 10th Annual Excellence Awards in Corporate […]