Monthly Archives: August 2007

Three-Man Brewery Wins Big!

No one agrees more than those of us here at Blog About Beer that it can often be best not to run with the big boys, and no where is there an better example of that than the folks at Whitewater Brewing Co. Whitewater, a small Northern Ireland brewery, has produced an ale which has been named one of the best 50 beers in the …

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A Third Sam Adams Brewery Only Days Away

The Boston Beer Co. Inc. (NYSE: SAM) purchased 52.6 acres for $5.95 million today as a possible backup site for a new brewery. Michelle Sullivan, Boston Beer’s spokeswoman, said the company currently does not have plan for the Freetown, Mass. site. Boston Beer is also currently working to purchase an existing brewery 60 miles outside of Philadelphia for $55 million. If …

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CEO of Coors steps down

Maybe he finally realized that he represented a horrible product that constantly does all it can to completely ruin the true nature of the necture we all love… maybe not. Either way, Rockey Mountain News is reporting today that Frits van Paasschen is stepping down as Coors Brewing Co. CEO to accept a senior executive job at a company outside …

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Top 3 Most Expensive Beers in the World

Vielle Bon Secours: This tops the list of the world’s most expensive beer, costing around £500 (equivalent to around $1,000) per bottle or about £39 (equivalent to around $78) per pint. It can only be found in a bar called the Bierdrome in London. Samuel Adams’ Utopias: This beer, brewed by the Boston Beer Company, comes in second on the list and …

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Pale Moon Rising

Sources are now confirming that Coors Brewing Company is creating AC Golden Brewery, a “brand incubation company” that will “introduce above-premium beers to the marketplace using a new approach,” Beer Marketer’s Insights Express reported yesterday. The report says the new “brewery” will roll out brands through a slow build, similar to Coors’ marketing of their Blue Moon Belgian White Ale. The report …

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Rogue Nation names official National Bird

NEWPORT, OR (August 28, 2007) – Today the Turkey has been named the official bird of the Rogue Nation. To commemorate this momentous occasion Rogue Juniper Pale Ale has been dedicated to “the turkey in each of us.” An axe and the dedication have been added to the serigraphed 22oz bottles and Juniper Pale Ale tap stickers. Even if some do …

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Fun Beer Facts

Here is some beer trivia to enjoy as you drink your next beer. Cheers! Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer. In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were …

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Tsingtao soars on rising beer demand

As previously reported, beer consumption in the People’s Republic of China is up – WAY up. And Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd, China’s best known beer brand, is leading the campaign. Tsingtao posted a 63.4 percent increase in first-half of ’07, as rising Chinese incomes boosted demand for beer and a taste for more expensive brews. The brewery, which is partially owned …

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The Ultimate All-in-One Homebrew System

  Homebrewer-turned-inventor John Carnett has spent weeks building what he simply refers to as The Device. What is said devide? A stainless-steel, two-cart extract brewing system that starts by boiling the wort and ends with a chilled pint. As many of our readers know, in most home-brewing extract setups, each step in the process requires moving the beer to a new container …

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There may be 1,000 Places on the list, but this is Number One in our Book.

The Great American Beer Festival (October 11-13th in Denver, Colorado) has been named one of the top 1,000 places to see before you die! Now in its 26th yar, the GABF began with the festival’s founder and Brewers Association‘s president, Charlie Papazian in 1982. There were only 20 brewers at the first festival and a little over 1,000 people. This year …

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High Demand Leaves Zimbabwe’s Brewery Taps Dry

Beer has joined the list of commodities fast running out in Zimbabwe. The high demand to hit the bottle is a sign of people attempting to drown economic hardships, one of the nation’s breweries said Friday. “We have witnessed an unprecedented demand for our lager beer products. Average sales are rising fast and approaching 300 000 litres per day,” George Mutendadzamera, general manager-corporate affairs …

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Fighters to Your Corners

  Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams beers, has been conducting tastings around the country all summer long where consumers can help pick one of the beers that will be sold in the 2008 Brewmaster’s Collection 12-pack. The winning beer will also be sold in six-packs throughout the U.S. This year’s contenders are a spicy, fruity (particularly banana) Dunkelweizen …

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Silly Beer Laws by State

Here are just a few tidbits to make you laugh; for a full listing, click here.  In Fairbanks, AK, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to moose. In Colorado, it is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence…It is also illegal 1) for liquor stores to sell food and 2) for food stores to sell alcohol with an …

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Award-winning Brew not to be Bogged Down

Cranberries move over, In the UK’s Somerset Country bog water is now being turned into an award winning beer, courtesy of Exmoor’s first microbrewery. Real ale lover Jim Winzer, and his wife Elke, who run the Crosslanes House Hotel in Allerford, have joined forces with Exford farmer Lindley Williams to produce and market their new Dunkery Ale, using water from a spring at nearby …

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Do Caffinated “Beers” Violate Federal Law? AGs seem to think so…

Attorneys general from Maine and more than two dozen other states asked federal regulators Monday to launch a probe into the advertising techniques of companies marketing caffinated beer-hybrids with slogans such as “You can sleep when you’re 30,” saying they are targeting underage drinkers. A letter written by the attorneys general to the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (which oversees …

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Pumpkinhead Wins!

One of our favorite Maine Brews proved a winner this weekend. Shipyard Brewing Company’s Pumpkinhead Ale won 1st place in the Specialty Beer Category at the 13th annual California Brewers Festival in Sacramento, California. Shipyard’s Chamberlain Pale Ale also received 2nd place in the English Pale Ales category. Sea Dog Brewing Company (which is owned by Shipyard) also took home …

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