Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Schlitz, long known as "The beer that made Milwaukee famous" and once the best-selling beer in the United States, makes a comeback today on the 75th Anniversary of its return to Chicago following Prohibition. Pabst Brewing Company in Woodridge, Ill, which now produces the iconic brand, is rel-launching Schlitz "Classic 1960s Formula" based on the original recipe and packaged in traditional "Brown Glass" longneck bottles.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Employee Owners at New Belgium Brewing Enjoy an All-expense Paid Trip to Belgium, a Cruiser Bike, Free Beer and even an Office Slide: New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is the best place to work in America on Outside Magazine's inaugural "Best Places to Work" list.
Monday, March 10, 2008
For Colorado State University Horticulture Master's Candidate Ali Hamm, growing and researching organic hops is a natural choice, allowing her to combine her fondness for home brewing with her passion for organic agriculture. Hamm, an avid fan of New Belgium's beer and sustainability efforts, naturally turned to the company when she was seeking funding for her research. New Belgium granted the request for $20,000, forming a unique organic hops partnership.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Coming off impressive growth over the last few years, SweetWater Brewing Company continued to outpace the beer business and the craft brewing industry in 2007. SweetWater's shipments to wholesalers increased by 12,500 barrels totaling 45,500 barrels, and a 37% gain over 2006. The brewing industry grew just over 2% nationwide and craft beers as a category saw double digit growth again in '07. SweetWater Brewery maintained its position as one of the top 30 independent breweries in the country while staying geographically focused on its hometown of Atlanta and a few surrounding cities.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Craft beer aficionados at RateBeer.com cheer the release of Struise Mikkeller a collaborative brew from De Struise Brouwers (Belgium) and Mikkeller (Denmark). This special collector's beer is the second in RateBeer's Worldwide Masters Series.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
About a year ago, New Belgium Brewing entered the realm of organic beer making with the aptly named Mothership Wit. Although it's been available to tasters at the Mothership (the beloved nickname of the brewery in Ft. Collins) and a few other chosen markets, it has recently been rolled out to all existing markets.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Introducing the new home for Beer Gear apparel.
Los Angeles, CA - June 27, 2007 --Los Angeles county native, Bobby Ruiz, introduces his line of Beer Gear T-shirts. The BEER GEAR concept was originated in his own backyard through years of weekend backyard barbeques, hanging out, and watching sports. This age-old tradition inspired Bobby to create BEER GEAR T-shirts, "the official beer drinker's uniform".
Thursday, March 1, 2007
"Brewing trade organizations of the Repeal-era 'enhanced' beer's history to stimulate its sales," says beer historian.
March 2, 2007 -- Bob Skilnik, author of the recently-released Beer & Food: An American History (ISBN 0977808610, Jefferson Press, Hardcover, $24.95), argues that industry embellishments and poor research have distorted much of the history of U.S. beer. While his latest work traces the centuries-long courtship and ultimate marriage of beer and food in American kitchens, it also details popular misconceptions about beer that linger on.
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Scott Harker, publisher of Taste of the Grape | Wine at www.earths-best-
e-books.com/wine, is happy to announce two new pages about winemaking. The first page entitled Making Wine at Home provides resources for the at-home vintner including wine recipe books - Did you know that one can make wine from fruits like raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, ...
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Founding father preferred the runnings of the noble grape rather than beer
Chicago, IL - January 3, 2007 -- As bookstores make ready for the release of "Beer & Food: An American History" (Jefferson Press, ISBN-10: 0977808610, ISBN-13: 978-0977808618, $24.95) by nationally recognized beer and brewing expert Bob Skilnik, the author thinks it's time to address one of the biggest historical fallacies concerning Ben Franklin. Beer-themed web sites, brewing organizations and even "beer writers" are fond of quoting the Founding Father and his love of beer. A web search of the supposed Franklin quote, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy," yields almost 100,000 hits, all with vague attributions that Franklin did indeed utter the quote or penned it in his long-running pamphlets of sound advice and witticisms known as "Poor Richard's Almanack."