Archive for April, 2013

Deschutes, Sierra Nevada win two International Awards each

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Deschutes Brewery and Sierra Nevada both won two overall champions awards at the International Brewing Awards 2013. The overall winners were honored in London’s Guildhall, the best of medalists previously announced immediately after the judging in February. The bi-annual competition attracted more than 1,000 entries from 45 countries. Forty judges, all professional brewers, assessed the […]

Tasting beer may release pleasurable chemical in brain

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The simple taste of beer, not influenced by alcohol itself, apparently triggers the release of the hormone dopamine, which controls the reward and pleasure centers of the brain. The study at the Indiana University School of Medicine looked for evidence of increased levels of dopamine, a brain neurotransmitter long associated with a alcohol and other […]

St. Louis newcomer already plans 2nd brewery

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Only two years old, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in St. Louis has announced plans to open a second and significantly larger production brewery in the city. The new facility will immediately increase UCB’s annual brewing capacity to about 15,000 barrels. The project, expected to cost about $10 million, will add approximately 10 full-time and 30 […]

Oklahoma brewers ask for support on sampling law

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The Oklahoma Craft Brewers Guild is asking state residents to contract their state senator and ask him or her to support Oklahoma House Bill 1341, which would allow licensed brewers to serve free samples (limited to 12 ounces per day) to brewery visitors. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill on Tuesday or […]