Archive for January, 2011

Portland publican Don Younger dies

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Don Younger, the pioneering Portland publican who opened the legendary Horse Brass Pub in 1976, has died. Younger died early this morning, a day after John Foyston sent shockwaves through the American beer community by reporting Younger was gravely ill death due to “multiple health problems triggered by slipping and breaking a shoulder last week. […]

Foothills acquires Carolina Beer brands

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Triad area Business Journal reports Winston-Salem based Foothills Brewing has acquired the beer division of Carolina Beer & Beverage of Mooresville. The acquisition includes the company’s equipment, trademarks and brands (the very popular Carolina Blonde and a variety of Cottonwood Ales). Foothills Brewing will quadruple its brewing capacity and add 10 sales and production […]

Win a trip to ‘Brew Your Cask Off’ festival

Monday, January 31st, 2011

All About Beer Magazine is giving away a trip for two to the Brew Your Cask Off festival March 5 in Atlanta. Sweetwater Brewing and the magazine have rounded up 80 guest brewers, each creating a one-of-a-kind cask ale and competing to win either the “Best Cask Ale” or the “Biggest Loser.” AABM asks contest […]

Local ale returns to Jefferson’s Monticello

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center in Monticello is teaming with a Virginia brewery to produce Monticello Reserve Ale. Nearby Starr Hill Brewery will brew the beer. The partners say the recipe, which will include wheat and corn, is based on what was consumed regularly at Jefferson’s Monticello home. Brewing beer was among the plantation’s important […]

New Belgium adds more East Coast markets

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, has announced plans to expand the brewery’s market territory along the eastern seaboard. The Colorado brewer will open Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. in September of 2011. The added territory will bring the nation’s third-largest craft brewer to 29 states. “We had significant expansion in 2009 […]

UK beer sales tumble; pubs hit hardest

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Taxes are being blamed as beer sales in the United Kingdom, particularly in bars and pubs, continue to fall. Total sales were off 3.9% in 2010, while pub sales tumbled 7.5%. Trade in supermarkets and stores rose .6%. The totals indicate 333 million fewer pints were sold in pubs in 2010. On-trade beer sales have […]

Importer acquires Ontario’s King Brewery

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Beer Barons, an importer of premium beers to Canada, has acquired King Brewery, a craft brewery based in Nobleton, Ontario, according to DBR. The brewery has been in operation since 2002, and is known of its pilsner. King Brewery founder Phil DiFonzo will remain in his role as brewmaster. DiFonzo said in order for the […]