Archive for January, 2013

Government blocks AB InBev deal for Modelo

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The U.S. sued to block Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed $20.1 billion purchase of the half of Grupo Modelo brands it doesn’t already own, stating that the deal would violate antitrust law. Shares of both companies plunged after the Justice Department filed a complaint in federal court in Washington. The DOJ said the proposed purchased would eliminate […]

Kim Jordan to deliver 2013 CBC keynote

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

New Belgium Brewing co-founder and CEO Kim Jordan has agreed to “return to the scene of the crime.” She will deliver the keynote address at the Brewers Association’s 2013 Craft Brewers Conference. The industry’s largest gathering — bringing together some 6,000 brewing professionals — will be held in Washington, D.C. from March 26-29. Jordan also […]

Alaskan Brewing adds another energy saving tool

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Alaskan Brewing has become the first brewery in the world to use its spent grain as the fuel source to power the steam boiler it uses in making beer, and reduced the company’s fuel oil consumption in brewhouse operations by 60 to 70 percent. “We have the unique honor of brewing craft beer in this […]

A-B InBev loses bid for lone right to Bud name in UK

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled against Anheuser-Busch InBev’s request to stop Czech brewery Budvar from selling beer under the Budweiser name. Both brewing companies will continue to use the name in the UK. While Anheuser-Busch was first to seek to trademark the Budweiser name in Britain, the Czech company entered the British market one […]

New Belgium brewing now 100% employee owned

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

New Belgium Brewing announced the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) has purchased the balance of company shares, making it 100% employee-owned. New Belgium has been a partial ESOP since 2000 with a controlling interest held by co-founder Kim Jordan and her family. “There are few times in life where you get to make choices […]

Bud Black Crown to get Super treatment

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev will feature its new Budweiser Black Crown in advertising during Super Bowl. The new beer is scheduled to be on sale nationwide by Jan. 21. Last year, A-B introduced Bud Light Platinum during the Super Bowl. “The Super Bowl really is the ideal venue to launch something new,” Budweiser Vice President Rob McCarthy […]

Brooklyn, Carnegie to open Stockholm brewery

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Brooklyn Brewery, D. Carnegie & Co., and Carlsberg Sweden have announced the launch of a new brewery and restaurant in central Stockholm. According to a press release, the Brooklyn-New Carnegie Brewery will be built in the Luma Factory buildings in Hammarby Sjöstad, a residential and commercial complex that fronts on Stockholm harbor. The waterfront brewery […]