Archive for October, 2010

Soon organic beers must include organic hops

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The National Organic Standards Board has recommended to the USDA that hops be removed from the list of nonorganic ingredients allowed in organic products, and that beginning in 2013 all beer labeled organic must be brewed with organic hops. The American Organic Hop Grower Association had petitioned to have hops removed from the list. Many […]

Sierra Nevada anniversary party in hop field

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Sierra Nevada Brewing has announced plans for its 30th anniversary party, Nov. 15 at the brewery’s hop field. Let’s cut right to the invitation: Come and celebrate this American craft beer renaissance at the Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Party in our very own estate-hops field. The party kicks off at 4 pm with sampling of […]

Brewing scholarship deadline Nov. 11

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The American Brewers Guild is now accepting applications for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation slot in the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from Jan. (2011) through July 1, with the final week of onsite instruction in Sacramento, Calif. The full application must be received no later than Nov. 11, The scholarship is […]

Hopland Brewery Ale House closes

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The Hopland Brewery Ale House, the first home of Mendocino Brewing, has closed. Opened in 1983, the Hopland Brewery was California’s first post-Prohibition brewpub and only the second in the United States. Mendocino Brewing is moving the ale house to Ukiah, where it has long operated its production brewery, after its Hopland landlord did not […]

Oktoberfest visitors set drinking record

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Drinkers at Oktoberfest in Munich consumed a record amount of beer during the festival’s 200th jubilee celebration. About 6.4 million visitors — well below the high mark of 7.1 million in 1985 — drank seven million liters (1.6 million gallons) of beer. They also ate 117 oxen, 59 calves and thousands of chickens.