Archive for January, 2012

Sierra Nevada makes it official: North Carolina

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. made it offical today that it has chosen a site in western North Carolina for the future home of an east coast brewery. The site, approximately 90 acres in the Henderson County town of Mills River – 12 miles south of Asheville – will be home to the new production facility, […]

Western North Carolina apparently lands Sierra Nevada

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Officials with California craft-beer maker Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. are expected to announce this week they have chosen Western North Carolina for the company’s much-publicized East Coast expansion, sources with knowledge of the negotiations have told the Times-News in Hendersville. The newspaper reported: Chico, Calif.-based Sierra Nevada — the nation’s second-largest craft-beer producer, which distributes […]

Brooklyn’s Steve Hindy will give keynote at CBC

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Keynote speaker Steve Hindy will kick off the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego, Calif. Nearly 4,000 industry professionals will gather for four days May 2-5 at the Town and Country Resort. In 1984, Hindy and his neighbor, Tom Potter, founded Brooklyn Brewery, seeking to rebuild the robust brewing culture that once existed in […]

Denver & Tebow & Wynkoop = Hope

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Wynkoop Brewing, Colorado’s original brewpub, has joined in Tim Tebow mania by creating this poster. The poster is available at the brewpub while supplies last.

Coors Light outsells Bud; light beers now 1-2 in America

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Coors Light surpassed Budweiser in 2011 to become the country’s No. 2-selling beer, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights. Bud Light is the top-selling beer by a sizable margin. Miller Lite is fourth, with Natural Light rounding out the top five, according to SymphonyIRI. “Dethroning the King is a great accomplishment so early in the history […]

Nicole Erny becomes fourth Master Cicerone

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The Cicerone Certification Program announced that Nicole Erny of Oakland, Calif., earned the title of Master Cicerone during testing in November. Erny earned the certification through a series of exams culminating with two days of intense taste testing plus written and oral questioning about beer styles, draft systems, beer evaluation, brewing technology and beer and […]

Alchemy & Science acquires Angel City Brewing

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

A subsidiary of Boston Beer Co. has acquired Los Angeles-based Angel City Brewing, making Angel City the first brewery for the portfolio of Alchemy & Science, a “craft beer collaboration” funded by Jim Koch’s Boston Beer Co. Alchemy & Science was launched in October by Alan Newman, founder of Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Co. Michael […]