Archive for June, 2011

Michigan ends ban on Flying Dog Raging Bitch

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has reversed its decision banning Flying Dog Brewery’s Raging Bitch Belgian-Style India Pale Ale from the state. In a press release, the company explained the move came three weeks after Flying Dog’s first hearing on the case before the federal court in Grand Rapids. Flying Dog argued that the original […]

Brewing chemists honor Charles Bamforth

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The American Society of Brewing Chemists recently honored Charles Bamforth with their 2011 Award of Distinction. Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences in the Department of Food Science and Technology and also serves the brewing industry in several other ways. Bamforth began his work in the brewing industry in 1978. […]

Wisconsin brewers ask voters to join distribution battle

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The Wisconsin Brewers Guild is asking state residents to join others in sending a message to Governor Walker to veto budget language related to microbreweries. The language in question, known as Motion 414, would take away small brewers’ abilities to distribute each other’s beers and own and operate their own taverns. A letter from the […]

New Yorkers: Brewers need your help

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Support Your Local Brewery has issued an E-Action Alert for New York, where the smaller brewers need help getting Senate Bill 1315, legislation affecting distribution agreements between small brewers and beer wholesalers, to the Senate floor for a vote. The fate of this important bill now lies in the hands of the Senate Rules Committee. […]

Senate establishes own Small Brewers Caucus

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Senators from Montana and Idaho have established a Senate Small Brewers Caucus. The House Small Brewers Caucus was formed in 2007. In a Dear Colleague letter, Senators Max Baucus (D-Mon.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) wrote, “In recent years, the more than 1,700 craft brewers all across America have met growing consumer demand for their products […]

New Belgium drives deeper into East

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

New Belgium Brewing has announced it has signed contractual agreements with 17 distributors in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas. The deals broaden New Belgium distribution to 28 states and the District of Columbia. Those territories officially open Aug. 22. Of the 17 distributors, seven are in the Miller/Coors network, nine are Anheuser Busch/Inbev […]

Charles Koch, who gave son Jim the Sam Adams recipe, dies

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Charles Joseph Koch Jr., father of Boston Beer Company co-founder Jim Koch, has died. He was 89 years old. A press release from Boston Beer explains, “The elder Mr. Koch was a guiding light for his oldest son, Jim, in the creation of The Boston Beer Company. He contributed his immense knowledge of brewing, as […]