Archive for June, 2013

Annie Johnson wins Homebrewer of the Year

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Annie Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., won Homebrewer of the Year when results of the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition were announced Saturday in Philadelphia. A record 3,400 attended the 35th National Homebrewers Conference, 75 percent more than last year. Johnson won with a beer she called her Lite American Lager. Tavish Sullivan won the […]

Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale: One day, one place

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Samuel Adams Brewlyed Ale will return Wednesday, for one day only and exclusively at its Boston’s Beer Company’s Jamaica Plain brewery. The brewery will release only 300 cases of the beer, a Belgian-influenced “bride ale.” Last year, three three beer-loving couples tied knot during the festivities, with founder Jim Koch serving as Best Man. Koch […]

Homebrewers honor Pliny the Elder, Stone

Monday, June 17th, 2013

American Homebrewers Association members have voted Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder the “Best Commercial Beer in America” for the fifth year running. The poll is conducted annually by Zymurgy magazine. This is the 11th year that AHA members voted for up to 20 of their favorite beers in an online poll. Members were […]

Homebrew supply sales reflect growing hobby

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The latest survey of homebrew suppply shops by the American Homebrewers Association confirms that interest in homebrewing continues to grow. The AHA survey, its fourth, found that on average stores that responded to the survey enjoyed 26% higher revenue in 2012 compred to 2011. “As homebrewing continues to grow, retail shops are responding accordingly, satisfying […]

Rare Beer Tasting V tickets on sale June 16

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Tickets go on sale Sunday — Father’s Day (hint, hint) — for the fifth edition of the Pints for Prostrates Rare Beer Tasting. Once again, the event occurs at the same time as the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. More than 30 breweries from across the country will serve beer at the tasting, held […]

Siebel announces new Director of Education

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

The Siebel Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of John Hannafan as Director of Education. Hannafan, who has assisted more than 20 start-up and established brewing facilities, is a graduate of the World Brewing Academy (WBA), a partnership between Siebel Institute of Technology and Doemens Akademie. Shortly after graduation from the WBA program, he […]