Archive for November, 2011

‘Diary of a Part-Time Monk’ available

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Diary of a Part-Time Monk, the book about J. Wilson’s beer-and-water fast last spring, has been released. Iowan Wilson gained national exposure during his fast, after explaining his goal: “Working to nourish their bodies through during the lengthy 46-day fast during Lent, the Paulaner monks of Neudeck ob der Au in Munich are credited with […]

Search for Beer Drinker of the Year begins

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Once again, Wynkoop Brewing Company is seeking beer resumes for its 2012 Beerdrinker of the Year contest. The 16th annual contest “seeks and honors America’s most passionate, knowledgeable beer lovers and ambassadors.” The Beerdrinker of the Year wins free beer for life at Wynkoop Brewing Company, a $250 tab at their local brewpub or beer […]

Nobody hurt in explosion at Otter Creek

Monday, November 14th, 2011

A fermentation tank at Otter Creek Brewing in Vermont exploded Monday, but nobody was hurt. The Addison County Independent reported that emergency personnel rushed to the scene to make sure that a second explosion did not occur. Middlebury fire chief Rick Cole said the explosion damaged piping and knocked over two or three other tanks, […]

Pelican Pub leads strong US showing at Beer Star

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pelican City, Oregon, captured five medals at the European Beer Star awards. Judging was held last month and winners were announced today at Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Germany. “Europe is the home for much of the world’s beer culture, so it is truly an honor for Pelican beers to be […]

Belgian Coast to Coast Toast in one week

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Beer importer Vanberg & DeWulf has organized a national Coast to Coast Toast celebration to mark its 30th anniversary. Thirty years in, the founders note, “Ever and always our mission has been to support independent, family-run breweries and indigenous beer styles that express the spirit of a place.” The importer is best known for the […]

Fire interrupts brewing at New Belgium

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

A fire at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colo., interrupted production Monday but nobody was hurt and little damage was done. New Belgium is the third largest craft brewery in the United States. The Fort Collins Coloradan reported the fire was apparently sparked by a worker cutting or welding on a spent grain silo. […]

Press release: Clips of Faith tour raises nearly $59,000

Monday, November 7th, 2011

The press release: Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling philanthropic beer and film festival, recently wrapped up a record-shattering 18-city tour. The second-year festival outperformed last year, bringing out 11,000 people in cities across the U.S. for amateur short films, New Belgium’s esoteric Lips of Faith beers and food from local vendors. In total, […]