Archive for February, 2012

AHA membership surprasses 30,000

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) reached a milestone this month with more than 30,000 members. Current estimates indicate that approximately one million Americans are making their own beer and wine at home. The official organization for hobbyists was established in 1978, shortly after President Jimmy Carter signed the bill that legalized homebrewing. Prior to that, […]

Beer sales rise 2% in 2011

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The Beer Institute has released new data that show retail beer sales rose more than 2% in 2011, with total retail sales reaching more than $98 billion. According to market research company Nielsen, the increase in sales revenue can be attributed to the high-end beer business. The sale of imports, crafts and above-premium beers sold […]

New Belgium ‘Glass that Gives’ raises $9,000

Monday, February 13th, 2012

New Belgium Brewing’s recently completed the “Glass that Gives” program raised $8,921 for four nonprofit organizations. During the campaign, New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, sold nucleated glassware in a winterized two-pack gift box for $8.99, with $1 from each purchase going to charity. Between November 1 and January 31, New Belgium […]

Beerdrinker of the Year finalists chosen

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The three finalists for Wynkoop Beerdrinker of the Year have been chosen. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges (in traditional jurist wigs and robes) during public ceremonies that begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 a Wynkoop Brewing Co. in Denver. The finalists: Warren Monteiro, a New York City freelance writer, beer […]