Tag Archives: Pale ale

• SABMiller CEO wakes up to women consumers, slams loutish ads

SABMiller CEO wakes up to women consumers, slams loutish ads

Beer brewer SABMiller’s CEO Alan Clarke has criticised the “insulting” tone of beer advertisements over the years for driving away female customers. Speaking after the company published its full-year results this week, Clarke is quoted by the Financial Times saying, “We have to acknowledge that core lager, for many years, was either dismissive of, or insulting to, women.” […]

• Buy bye. Craft brewer Meantime acquired by SABMiller

Buy bye. Craft brewer Meantime acquired by SABMiller

“No beer will be harmed in the announcement of this story” Craft brewer Meantime is acquired by SABMiller. SABMiller has announced it is entering the craft beer scene with the acquisition of London’s Meantime Brewing Company – with Meantime quick to reassure consumers the beer will remain the same.

• Debunking the Misperceptions of Craft Beer in Cans

Debunking the Misperceptions of Craft Beer in Cans

Chief Oshkosh Red Lager was about to go national. It had found a distribution and marketing partner, and was ready to bust out of Wisconsin. Jeff Fulbright, the founder and president of the brewing company behind Chief Oshkosh, Mid-Coast Brewing, excitedly placed the beer in a spectrum that showed both his ambition and confidence. “The […]

• Science. Why we spill coffee more often than beer.

Science. Why we spill coffee more often than beer.

Transporting a round of beers from the bar to your table is an achievable task, but you probably wouldn’t want to carry three cups of coffee without lids. Scientists at Princeton and NYU are explaining why: When it comes to beer, we have the bubbles to thank, the Smithsonianreports. Using high-speed cameras, the researchers recorded […]

• Pro golfers want in on craft beer boom with new product line

Pro golfers want in on craft beer boom with new product line

A threesome of pro golfers have teamed up to create some new options for the 19th hole. With the help of Florida-based brewer The Brew Hub, PGA tour members Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley and Freddie Jacobson are teeing up a line of new craft beers targeting golfers. The three beers — G-Mac’s Celtic Style Pale […]

• Here’s why you must drink craft beer fast by “best by” date

Here’s why you must drink craft beer fast by “best by” date

Those bottles of delicious hoppy IPAs you’ve got sitting in your fridge? They are slowly dying, and if you’ve got a bottle or two sitting on the counter or in a closet, those are quickly dying too. It’s an often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of craft beer, but the compounds that give IPAs and other […]

• Attention beer lovers! A primer on hops from around the world

Attention beer lovers! A primer on hops from around the world

Much more than just a bittering agent, hops are the soul of beer. They balance the sweetness of the malt and furnish a refreshing flavor and pungent aroma to beer, and American craft brewers are experts at showcasing this spectrum of flavors that hops lend to beer. There are a handful of hop-producing regions in […]

• Slump Makes U.S. Beer Drinkers Reach for Cans

Slump Makes U.S. Beer Drinkers Reach for Cans

The popularity of canned beer is rising in the U.S. as the recession and proliferation of canned craft beers drive demand away from bottles and draft. The frosty can of beer is making a comeback in the U.S. as the recession and proliferation of smaller breweries drives demand away from bottles and draft. The CHART […]

• Finally, gluten-free beer that tastes like beer

Finally, gluten-free beer that tastes like beer

I don’t suffer from celiac disease or even a minor gluten intolerance, thankfully. But the first thing I did recently when I got the two major players behind Widmer Bros. Brewing Co.’s new Omission gluten-free beers on the phone was thank them. At least once a week, someone asks me to recommend a gluten-free beer […]

• ‘Canny’ Awards Honor Best of Craft Beer Can Designs

‘Canny’ Awards Honor Best of Craft Beer Can Designs

The best can graphics in the craft beer industry were on display as part of the first annual “Canny” Awards, a competition that recognizes the high-quality, captivating graphics featured on craft beer in cans. Awards were presented during the Craft Brewers Conference, May 2-5 in San Diego, Calif. During this inaugural competition, 83 craft breweries […]

• Oskar Blues going back home to launch new distillery

Oskar Blues going back home to launch new distillery

The old barn where the Oskar Blues “Canned Beer Apocalypse” was launched will soon give birth to another revolutionary idea. The stills have been ordered and the federal licensing agreements are in process for Lyons Soul Distilling LLC, the latest venture for Oskar Blues Brewery. Plans are for the distillery to be up and running […]

• First Icelandic Craft Beer Arrives in U.S.

First Icelandic Craft Beer Arrives in U.S.

California Gets First Taste of Three Arctic Craft Ales. More than a thousand years ago, Icelanders were the first Europeans to discover North America — now it is time for North America to rediscover Iceland. Einstok Olgerd, an Icelandic craft brewery, has announced that the first shipment of its unique ales has landed in the […]

• Homebrewing: How to Make Your Own Crystal Malt

Homebrewing: How to Make Your Own Crystal Malt

Crystal malts are a staple in almost every beer recipe. Light crystal malt, like C-20, is used in pale ales, the darker C-120 can be used in stouts, and every recipe in between calls for some variety of crystal. Since crystal malts are among the few styles that do not need to be mashed, they […]

• United States of Craft Beer: Guide to Best U.S. Watering Holes

United States of Craft Beer: Guide to Best U.S. Watering Holes

“The United States is now the undisputed beer capital of the world, home to the most vibrant beer culture anywhere.” Thus has spoken the oracle; the beer oracle, that is, Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and editor of the massive “The Oxford Companion to Beer,” in the foreword to

• Kona Brewing extends flagship beers distribution

Kona Brewing extends flagship beers distribution

Kona Brewing Company, a US-based craft brewery, has extended the distribution of its flagship brands to Pennsylvania, Delaware and South New Jersey markets. Starting from 17 January 2012 the markets will carry the company’s signature beers including Longboard Island Lager, Fire Rock Pale Ale and the brewer’s Aloha Series, beginning with the spring seasonal Koko […]