Archive for August, 2011

Boulevard sales will aid Joplin relief

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Boulevard Brewing Co. announced it will donate a portion of its September sales in Missouri to aid victims of the devastating tornado that struck nearby Joplin on May 22. For every barrel (31 gallons) of Boulevard beer sold in Missouri during the month of September, the company will contribute $1 to the American Red Cross […]

New beers: Samuel Adams Rauchbier; MateVeza Morpho

Monday, August 29th, 2011

* Samuel Adams has included a new release in its Harvest Collection Variety 12-pack. As the name suggests, Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier is brewed with barley smoked over a beechwood fire. The variety pack includes six beers. Beyond two bottles of Bonfie Rauchbier are two each of Harvest Pumpkin Ale, Octoberfest, Irish Red, Black Lager […]

New Beers: Deschutes Stoic; Breckenridge Autumn

Monday, August 29th, 2011

* Deschutes Brewery’s newest release, The Stoic, is described as a Belgian Quad. The recipe includes pomegranate molasses and sugar as well as Hallertau, Saaz and Northern Brewer hops. The beer was aged in Pinot Noir and Rye Whiskey barrels. 11% ABV, 21 IBU. * Breckenridge Autumn Ale is now available in draft and 12-ounce […]

Stella Artois Draught Master competition returns

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Stella Artois has launched the U.S. portion of its World Draught Masters competition, which challenges entrants to master the Stella Artois 9-Step Pouring Ritual. From Sept. 9 through Sept 30, seven U.S. cities — Miami, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Boston, Denver, New York and Washington, D.C. — will host live competitions in which beer enthusiasts are […]

Boulevard Brewing takes Smokestack beers East

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City is preparing to dip its toes into the Atlantic, with a September rollout planned for the state of Massachusetts. Boulevard has already enjoyed success selling its Smokestack Series in the Northwest and now will see how the specialty line will do in the Northeast. “Adding an East Coast market to […]

Japanese brewery buys cocktail maker

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Asahi Group Holdings has struck a deal to buy New Zealand beverage group Independent Liquor for $1.3 billion, giving the Japanese brewing giant a ready-to-drink cocktail maker to add to its stash of assets in the Oceania market. Japanese brewers have been on an acquisition spree, using the strong yen to pick up foreign companies […]

Drinking more craft beer? You’re not alone

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The Brewers Association announced that sales of what it defines as craft beer grew 14 percent in the first half of 2011, with dollar sales up 15 percent. Craft brewers sold an estimated 5.1 million barrels in the first half of the year. “Craft brewers continue to innovate and brew beers of excellent quality,” said […]