Archive for November, 2013

New Belgium doubles wood beer capacity

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

New Belgium Brewing is set to double its wood beer capacity with the addition of 32 new French Oak foeders (large wooden casks for conditioning sour beer) that will bring their total foeder count to 64. Space has been allocated, reinforced concrete flooring has been poured, and the first 12 foeders will be put in […]

Goose Island puts the black in Black Friday

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Co. once again plans to help make Black Friday, the day otherwise known as a grand shopping event, more beer friendly. The brewery will release several varieties of its Bourbon County Brand Stouts nationwide and hold special events in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Austin. Looking for beer gift ideas […]

Homebrewers make 1% of beer brewed in US

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

A survey conducted for the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) indicates that homebrewers produce more than 2 million barrels of beer a year, a barrel being 31 gallons. This represents one percent of total U.S. beer production. According to the survey, there are an estimated 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States. Two-thirds of them began […]