Archive for August, 2010

Firestone Walker expands lineup, distribution

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will soon offer its Proprietor’s Reserve Series outside of the brewery’s West Coast home. The series will be distributed, when available, in 22-ounce bottles as well as a very limited release of kegs. The Proprietor’s Reserve Series includes Double Jack, a double IPA based off of Firestone’s award winning Union Jack […]

The Science of Smell

Monday, August 30th, 2010

NPR’s Science Friday had a show last week devoted to The Science of Smell. If you’ve ever taken tasting beer seriously, you know how important smell is to the flavor of beer (and everything else). Host Ira Flatow discussed Olfaction with research scientists Stuart Firestein and Donald Wilson. The show’s only a little under 18 […]

In UK, pubs still the place to talk

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

A survey commissioned by Courage Beer suggests drinkers in Britain still consider the pub the best place outside of home for conversation. From the press release: Fifty percent of those quizzed have made new friends by talking to people in the pub, and the pub (43%) is also the place where you are most likely […]

Burton-on-Trent to host 2011 Brewing Industry Awards

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The recently-opened National Brewery Center in Burton-on-Trent will host the 2011 Brewing Industry International Awards. That will be followed immediately by a new Festival of Beer showcasing many of the participating beers. The National Brewery Center, which opened in May this year, was an “obvious candidate” to host the competition, said Ruth Evans, chief executive […]

Stella 9-Point Pour now online game

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Stella Artois’ World Draught Masters competition has begun, and this year allows contestants to enter online. The U.S. finals for the competition, now in its 14th year, are set for Sept. 17 in Boston. The winner earns a spot in the 2010 Stella Artois World Draught Masters final in Old Billingsgate, London Oct. 28. Fifteen […]

Rare Beer Tasting II – tickets remain

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates, has announced the 26-beer menu for Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on Sept. 17. It includes beers not available commercially or ones consumers often line up overnight in order to buy. A few tickets remain available for the tasting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Wynkoop Brewing […]

MillerCoors specialty company swings into action

Monday, August 16th, 2010

MillerCoors has announced that it will call its new company focused on craft and import beers “Tenth and Blake Beer Company.” “This is a unique and exciting period in the beer business,” Tom Cardella, the company’s CEO, said for a press release. “With the added focus on our craft and import brands and the talent […]