Archive for April, 2011

Pike Dry Wit & other beer releases

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Pike Brewing in Seattle will release Pike Dry Wit on May 1, and as part of the celebration has announced that Alice Waters, representing the Good Food Awards, presented Pike Dry Wit with an award at the first annual Good Food Awards Ceremony in San Francisco last January. Dry Wit is brewed with 68% organic […]

A little love for growlers in Atlanta

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Hop City Craft Beer & Wine in Atlanta filled 503 growlers in the first three days it offered the 64-ounce containers to obviously eager customers last week. Hop City is the first retailer in metro Atlanta to sell the refillable glass jugs. Hop City sells the growlers for $4.99 and fills starting at $6.99. It […]

New Belgium honored for democratic principles

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

WorldBlu has recognized New Belgium Brewing for its workplace practices by including it on the fifth annual “WorldBlu list of Most Democratic Workplaces 2011”. New Belgium has made the list every year it has applied since 2008. Fifty-two organizations from around the world are recognized on the list created by WorldBlu, a company that specializes […]

Nine Fort Collins breweries to collaborate

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The nine craft breweries located in Fort Collins, Colorado, will brew a collaboration beer for American Craft Beer Week. Brewers from C.B. & Potts, Coopersmith’s, Crooked Stave, Equinox, Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium, Odell Brewing, and Pateros Creek will get together at two locations on April 22 to brew the beer. “American Craft Beer […]

Illinois small brewers ask state residents for help

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) stands in opposition to an amendment to Senate Bill 754 that hurts the state’s small brewers. They’ve asked Illinois residents for their help. Here’s their message: The amendment, which was supported by beer distributors, places extremely restrictive barrelage caps on craft brewers’ ability to self-distribute their beer, which was […]

Brewing innovator Pierre Celis dies

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Pierre Celis, the man credited with reviving the white beer style in Belgium and later fueling interest in Belgian “style” beers in the United States, has died in his home country at the age of 86. Celis founded the Celis Brewery in Austin, Texas, in 1992 after selling the Hoegaarden Brewery to a larger brewing […]

Pilsner Urquell holds contest for homebrewers

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Pilsner Urquell is sponsoring a contest for U.S. homebrewers to “take their shot at brewing a Czech-style pilsner,” with a chance to win a trip to Plzen in the Czech Republic. The contest will be limited to the first 50 homebrewers who reserve a spot to compete in each of three cities in August. From […]