Archive for November, 2010

Spanish brewery takes stake in United States Beverage

Monday, November 29th, 2010

S.A. Damm, one of Spain’s largest beverage companies, has taken a minority stake in United States Beverage. US Beverage currently imports and markets Estrella Damm, INEDIT and Daura in the United States for Damm. “I’m excited by this partnership particularly because I believe our business across the entire portfolio will benefit,” Joseph Fisch, president and […]

Samuel Adams/Weihenstephan Infinium due in December

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The much anticipated release of a collaboration beer between the Boston Beer Company and German’s Weihenstephan has been set for early December. Infinium has been two years in the making with brewery founder Jim Koch riding point for Samuel Adams and Dr. Josef Schrädler, manager director, for Weihenstephan. A press release describes the beer as […]

Brewers Association seeks to clarify beer-caffeine rules

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Brewers Association has announced that it will formally petition the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to “conduct rulemaking on alcoholic energy drinks.” The goal would be to allow brewers to continue to use ingredients such as coffee and chocolate in making beer. The association’s action comes at the same time that U.S Senator […]

Rock Bottom, Gordon Biersch chains merge

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Centerbridge Capital Partners today announced today the formation of CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries, essentially a merger of the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group and Rock Bottom Restaurants, which operates both brewery restaurants and the Old Chicago casual dining chain. The companies will be subsidiaries of CraftWorks and will retain their brands. “The combined business becomes […]

Deschutes shines in European competition

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery captured six medals in the 2010 European Beer Star competition, including gold medals for Obsidian Stout and Twilight Ale. Beers were judged last month in Germany and the awards handed out today in Nürnberg. Straslunder Brauerei from Straslund was the 2010 European Beer Star brewery of 2010, winning three gold medals. Deschutes […]

Red Poppy wins Champion Wood Aged Beer

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Lost Abbey’s Red Poppy took home honors as Champion Wood Aged Beer during the wood aged beer competition at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers in Chicago. “I was shocked to see that Red Poppy took down all the big beers,” said Tomme Arthur, director of operations for Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, based in […]

Homebrewers Association giving away GABF trip

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The American Homebrewers Association is giving away a trip to the Great American Beer Festival. Register at before Nov. 30 to enter in the sweepstakes. The contest winner receives airfare for two, three nights of hotel accommodations and two all-session passes to Great American Beer Festival 2011 in Denver, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The rules. […]