Archive for November, 2012

Lost Abbey adds 13th beer to Ultimate Box Set

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Turns out that Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey has decided to make its Ultimate Box Set a baker’s dozen. The brewery announced that the suprise 13th beer, inspired by “Message in a Bottle” by the Police, will be available Dec. 1, along with a select number of Ultimate Box Set Collector’s Editions for purchase by the […]

Rogue’s latest includes pages from ‘Moby Dick’

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Powell’s Books and Rogue Ales & Spirits have collaborated to create Rogue’s latest beer – White Whale Ale. White Whale Ale is infused, literally, with the spirit of the book “Moby Dick.” Michael and Emily Powell took pages from a copy of the book and, along with Rogue brewmaster, John Maier, added them to the […]

Goose Island founder to step down as CEO

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Goose Island Beer Company founder John Hall will step down as chief executive officer at the end of the year. Hall started Goose Island as a brewpub in 1988 and it grew into a top-producing brewery. He will continue to own two Goose Island brewpubs in Chicago. Hall sold the company to Anheuser-Busch InBev in […]

Ommegang wins four European Beer Star medals

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Brewery Ommegang captured four medals at European Beer Star awards. Judging was held last month and winners were announced Tuesday at Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Germany. Twenty-three America breweries won medals in the judging, which has quickly grown into one of the world’s premiere beer competitions. It attracted 1,366 entries from 45 countries this year, […]

SAVOR heads to NYC in June

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The Brewers Association has announced that SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will be held June 14-15 in New York City this year. Washington, D.C. hosted the event the last five years. SAVOR will return to D.C. in 2014, on May 9 and 10. “Part of our mission as a national, industry association […]

New Belgium, Stone raise nearly $1 million for charities

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat traveling show raised more than $500,000 for local nonprofits this year, and Stone Brewing announced it has contributed more than $400,000 to charities. Now in its 13th season, Tour de Fat broke the $2 million mark in total funds raised since its inception. The money from each stop goes […]

Abita co-founder Jim Patton dies

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Jim Patton, one of the founders of Abita Brewing Co. in Louisiana, died last month of unknown causes. He was 59. Patton helped start the brewery in the town of Abita Springs in 1986, the first “craft brewery” to open in the south and one of the first in the United States. “The first night […]