Archive for May, 2011

SBA, White House honor Deborah Carey of New Glarus

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration named Deborah Carey, president of New Glarus Brewing Co., the Wisconsin Small Business Person of the Year for 2011 and runner-up for the national prize. She was also selected as a Champion of Change by the White House. Deb Carey founded New Glarus along with her husband, Dan Carey, in […]

Master brewer Steve Wellington to retire

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Steve Wellington — the master brewer who helped resurrect several of the famous Burton beer brands — has announced he is retiring later this summer. Wellington started working for Bass in 1965, a year after the Worthington’s brewery was demolished, and brewed both Bass and Worthington’s beers. He left Bass to run his own business, […]

Tennessee woos Sierra Nevada

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The Blount Daily Times and other new sources in Tennessee are reporting extensively about the possibility that Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will build a brewery in the city of Alcoa. Alcoa City Manager Mark Johnson said Tuesday the brewing company is also looking at two other eastern U.S. sites in other states. “Not just Alcoa, […]

Boston Beer releases 2011 Utopias

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Boston Beer has released the 2011 batch of Samuel Adams Utopias in time for American Craft Beer Week. Hand-bottled in numbered, ceramic brew kettle shaped decanters the beer carries a suggested retail price of $150, but at 27% alcohol by volume often sells for more. The company’s press release notes Utopias is “meant to be […]

Tour de Fat 2011 schedule announced

Monday, May 16th, 2011

New Belgium Brewing has announced the schedule for the 12th season of Tour de Fat. As the press release says, “Tour de Fat is more than an event; it’s a rite of passage that includes a costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, eye-popping entertainment, local food, bizarre bike contests and much more.” A highlight of […]

Super Cru celebrates New Belgium’s 20th anniversary

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, New Belgium Brewing is releasing a strong version of its flagship Fat Tire Amber Ale, calling it Super Cru. It is part of the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series, rolling out along with Abbey Grand Cru. Super Cru doubles the malt bill and hop profile of Fat Tire. […]