Archive for February, 2013

New Yorker 2013 Beerdrinker of the Year

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Warren Monteiro, a New York City freelance writer, beer traveler, homebrewer and beer columnist, was chosen as the 2013 Beerdrinker of the Year at Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver. “This year was very difficult to judge,” said Cody Christman, the 2009 Beerdrinker of the Year and a judge at Saturday’s finals. “All three finalists were […]

Anchor to build second brewery, quadruple capacity

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The San Francisco Giants and Anchor Brewing have announced that Anchor will build a second facility on the San Francisco waterfront. Anchor Brewing will occupy what is now Pier 48 with production and distribution facilities (artist rendering), a restaurant, museum and other public attractions. The 212,000-square-foot space in the Giants’ Mission Rock development will not […]

Samuel Adams, Deschutes shine in UK judging

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Samuel Adams beers captured nine medals at the International Brewing Awards 2013 in England. The bi-annual competition attracted more than 1,000 entries from 45 countries. Forty judges, all professional brewers, assessed the beers over the course of three days. The medals winners in each category were announced at the National Brewery Center in Burton upon […]

Small brewer federal excise tax bill reintroduced

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

The Brewers Association reports that H.R. 494, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation, which was reintroduced by Representatives Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), seeks to recalibrate the federal beer excise tax that small brewers pay on […]

Brewers Association honors Congressmen Gerlach, Neal

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The Brewers Association has presented two United States Congressmen with the organization’s Legislator of the Year Award. Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) were recognized for their stewardship of the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act). The awards were presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., by Bob […]

OBF adds day, switches to glassware

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The Oregon Brewers Festival has added a fifth day to its celebration and for the first time drinkers will use taste beer from glassware rather than a plastic mug. The festival is scheduled for July 24-28 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon […]

Super Bowl Clydesdale gets a name: Hope

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The baby Clydesdale featured in a Budweiser commercial shown during Super Bowl XLVII now has a name: Hope. Anheuser-Busch InBev also announced another foal would be named in honor of St. Louis baseball icon, Stan Musial. Last week Budweiser asked its Facebook and Twitter followers to send along naming suggestions. More than 60,000 tweets, Facebook […]