Archive for February, 2012

New Belgium adds plug-ins to delivery fleet

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

New Belgium Brewing announced today that it is adding two fully electric plug-in Nissan Leafs to its local delivery fleet and making its on-site electrical charging stations open and free to the public. The two vehicles will be used for local sales support. “We chose to move into the electric vehicle realm because electric vehicles […]

Minnesota’s Summit plans $6 million expansion

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Summit Brewing Co. plans to spend about $6 million to expand capacity at its St. Paul brewery within the next two years. The brewery will add to its current building to create more space for fermentation, storage and packaging. With demand for its beers growing, “we will be in a world of hurt if [the […]

UK brewer will make Samuel Adams beers

Monday, February 27th, 2012

British brewery Shepherd Neame will brew Samuel Adams Boston Lager for the UK market. Brewers Guardian reports that a draft version of the beer could be available to Britain’s on-trade as early as mid-April. Boston Beer and Shepherd Neame have a long-standing commercial relationship, as Shepherd Neame has acted as Boston Beer’s importer for more […]

Iowa man 2012 Beerdrinker of the Year

Monday, February 27th, 2012

J. Wilson won the title at the Beerdrinker of the Year finals, held Saturday at Wynkoop Brewing Co. “All three of the finalists were worthy of the 2012 title,” said Jack McDougall, Wynkoop’s first Beerdrinker of the Year and another finals judge. “But in the past year J. showed a total dedication to beer that […]

Two Falconer brewing scholarships available

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation and Seibel Institute of Technology are offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2012. One scholarship is to the World Brewing Academy Web-based Concise Course in Brewing Technology from August to November 2012. The Concise Course is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. […]

Alaskan Brewing beers headed to Texas in spring

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Alaskan Brewing and Ben E. Keith Beverage Distributors have announced Alaskan beers will be available in Texas beginning this spring. “Alaskan’s line up of award-winning beers has been requested by retailers and consumers in Texas for some time,” said Ben E. Keith specialty beverage manager, Kevin Nettleton. “We are thrilled to be able to distribute […]

Cicerone program celebrates with discounts

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

To celebrate issuing Certified Beer Server certificate number 10,000 the Cicerone Certification Program is offering special 10K promotions. The move into 5-figures of beer servers comes just four years and 42 days after this first-level exam was first offered to the public in the early days of January 2008. The special offers: Certified Beer Server […]