Archive for March, 2011

City Brewery buys Memphis facility

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

City Brewing Co. in Wisconsin will buy a Memphis bottling plant, update the facility and begin beer production there this summer. City is buying the Hardy Bottling facility for $30 million and will invest another $11 million, eventually creating 500 new jobs in Memphis, Mayor A. C. Wharton and company officials said. The company said […]

Bill to cut taxes for small brewers introduced in House

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Legislation that would reduces the taxes small brewers pay has now been introduced in both chambers of Congress. The Senate bill, S. 534, was introduced on March 9 by U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). S. 534 would reduce the small brewer tax rate on the first 60,000 barrels by 50 percent […]

Flying Dog files suit to overturn label ban

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Flying Dog Brewery, with the support of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, has filed suit in U.S. District Court to overturn the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s ban on the sale of a popular beer it calls Raging Bitch. The suit also seeks to recover damages from the loss of Flying Dog sales […]

Anheuser-Busch acquires Goose Island

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Anheuser-Busch has acquired Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Co. Press releases from Anheuser-Busch and Goose Island include the details: * Goose Island’s legal name is Fulton Street Brewery. Anheuser-Busch reached an agreement to purchase the majority (58%) equity stake in FSB for $22.5 million. Craft Brewers Alliance (CBA), an independent, publicly traded brewer based in Portland, […]

BA honors Talley, McDonald and Kopman

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Brewers Association honored two representatives of Missouri breweries and the first woman to receive its most coveted annual award reserved for brewers during the Craft Brewers Conference in San Francisco. Jennifer Talley of Squatters Pub Brewery and Salt Lake Brewing Co. won the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing. “Jennifer has won countless […]

Stella Artois introduces ‘chalis’ cans

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Stella Artois is rolling out 440ml (14.9-ounce) aluminum cans the first day of April. The silver can features the silhouette of Stella Artois’ signature chalice glass, and will be sold nationwide in 4- and 10-pack configurations. The 10-pack will be called “Pour le Fridge” (French for “for the fridge”). This the first time Stella Artois […]

Craft beer production up 11% in 2010

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Brewers Association today announced craft bewers produced 11% more beer in 2010 than 2009, and that retail dollar sales increased 12%, representing a growth of more than 1 million barrels (31 gallons per U.S. barrel). “Beer lovers increased their appreciation for American craft brewers and their beers in 2010,” BA director Paul Gatza said […]