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[9 May 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
American Craft Beer Week

For the first time in its six year history, American Craft Beer Week will see official events hosted in all 50 states, making it the largest-ever celebration of U.S. craft brewers. From May 16-22,  new beer lovers and seasoned enthusiasts will raise glasses of their favorite IPA, amber, stout—or anything in-between—to honor the more than 1,700 small and independent craft brewers responsible for the vibrant American craft beer scene.

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[2 May 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
National Home Brew Day 2011

there is no better way to learn about brewing beer then to brew beer with people that know how to brew. every brewer that we know is more than happy to have you come over to watch, stir the mash, clean the kettle or man the grill. be sure to bring your favorite craft beer to share because a brew day is a long day.

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[16 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
BNA5 Video Link

Looking for the link the BNA5 party? here you go: www.Justin.tv/brewingnetwork

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[23 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Beers for Bill

A memorial for the beer community is scheduled for this Sunday, March 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the Trappist in Oakland, specifically at at 460 8th Street in Oakland, near the 12th Street BART station.

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[20 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
William Brand

Everyone is posting or twittering about Bill Brand the beer writer from the Oakland Tribune. He didn’t make it….

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[12 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Obama Toasts Beer

The Chicago Tribune reports that The president, knowing the importance of presidential beer liking, wisely replied that he’s “always up for a beer.” and why wouldn’t he be is the question? just because the guy is the leader of the free world doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a six pack of something awesome in his fridge to enjoy at the end of the day. Remember Roosevelt was delivered some of the first beer at the end of Prohibition where he declared “I believe this is a good time to …

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[11 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Whisky vs Whiskey

I didn’t know there was a difference until I read this article in the NY Times. Evidently the “e” or lack of “e” before the “y” defines where on the planet the spirit came. Which seems like a really obscure thing to know but there is somebody out there keeping track.
From the article:
Graham Kent of London wrote: “I cannot pass over the unforgivable use by a serious writer on wines and spirits of ‘whiskey’ to refer to Scotch whisky.’’ He goes on to say: “I am afraid I found the …

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[14 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc accepted a sweetened $52 billion takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev NV NV, creating the world’s largest beer maker and placing an iconic U.S. company into foreign hands.
Ending a month-long standoff, InBev, which makes Stella Artois and Beck’s, agreed to pay $70 per share in cash for the maker of Budweiser, up from its original unsolicited bid of $65 per share, both companies said on Monday. The
improved offer marked a 27 percent premium to Anheuser’s record-high stock price in October 2002.
The deal, which InBev and analysts expect to …

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[2 Jul 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

first run of beer made by the 21st Amendment. it’s kinda stunning to see.
evidently ShaunO took down his video.
the homework is beer but it takes your money to fund the research required to find the next topic.

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[28 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

While it looks like a big win, there is actually some bad news here. That is brewpubs and micros closing for whatever reason. Comparing 2007 with 2006 there were 12 less brewpub and micro breweries closures which is 40 versus 52. Added up that means that 90 places closed in the last two years. On the positive side during the same time frame 94 new places opened in 2006 along with 82 openings in 2007. Added together 176 places opened. An overall growth of 86 new pubs to haunt or …