Archive for April, 2012

Keg explodes, kills Redhook brewery worker

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

A brewery worker died from injuries received during an explosion of a beer keg Tuesday at Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth, N.H. The employee was identified as Newington resident Ben Harris. Assistant Fire Chief Steve Achilles said the brewery employee had been pressurizing a keg by filling it with air as part of a cleaning […]

Samuel Adams expands its ‘American Dream’

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Boston Beer Company has announced the national expansion of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. With a focus on helping small businesses related to food, beverage, craft brewing and hospitality, Brewing the American Dream provides loans and industry-specific coaching, mentoring, and educational resources to business owners who find it difficult to access […]

White Labs opens tasting room

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

White Labs, a yeast and fermentation supplies company, has opened of a tasting room at its San Diego headquarters. White Labs Brewing Co. held a “quiet opening” of its tasting room on March 22. A full grand opening, with expanded hours, is scheduled in June. The White Labs Tasting Room, located at 9495 Candida St., […]

Craft brewery exports grow 86%

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The Brewers Association reports record exports of American craft beer in 2011. American craft breweries exported more than 110,000 barrels of beer in 2011, valued at an estimated $23.4 million — an increase of 86% by volume and 97% by dollars over 2010 exports. Canada remained the industry’s largest export market, with shipments increasing 127% […]

Mississippi boosts alcohol limit for beer

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Mississippi beer drinkers celebrated Monday when governor Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that raises the alcohol-by-weight limit in beer from 5% to 8%. Senate Bill 2878, effective July 1, will expand the variety of beers sold in the state, especially craft beers. After the new law goes into effect, about 70 of what […]

New Belgium will build 2nd brewery in North Carolina

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

New Belgium Brewing announced today that Asheville, N.C., has been selected as the new location for a second brewery. The 400,000-barrel brewery and packaging facility will provide New Belgium with additional capacity, allowing the Colorado-based brewer to expand into new areas of distribution. Upon completion in 2015, the facility will initially create 50 new jobs […]

Deschutes donation keeps water flowing

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Deschutes Brewery has made a one billion gallon annual water restoration commitment through one of its local non-profit organizations, the Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC). This donation marks the DRC water leasing program’s largest private donation to date, and equals 14 times more water than Deschutes Brewery and all of its suppliers use per year. Through […]