Tag Archives: Samuel Adams (beer)

• Big Craft Brewery, Oskar Blues, Buys Small Craft Brewery

Big Craft Brewery, Oskar Blues, Buys Small Craft Brewery

Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues will continue its growth in the craft beer scene thanks to its recent purchase of Perrin Brewing Co., located in a small farming community 10 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. While large multinational beverage companies are devouring independent breweries at a quickening rate, craft breweries buying out their own kind […]

• Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Elysian brewery co-founder and head brewer Dick Cantwell – widely regarded as a pioneer of the US craft brewing scene – has resigned following the company’s acquisition by Anheuser Busch in January. Quitting yesterday from the Seattle brewery, Cantwell said in an email to the Washington Beer Blog that Elysian’s takeover by brewing giant Anheuser Busch was the reason […]

• 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 […]

• Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

If you’ve ever popped opened a beer and smelled hints of marijuana, there’s a horticultural reason for that. Just ask Dale Katechis (he of Dale’s Pale Ale fame), who founded Colorado favorite Oskar Blues Brewery in 1997. “Like a lot of our beers, the hop character and the aroma has always reminded people of cannabis,” […]

• Polish Craft Beer “Piwo na Miodzie Gryczanymi” First To Can

Polish Craft Beer “Piwo na Miodzie Gryczanymi” First To Can

The Polish brand “Piwo na Miodzie Gryczanymi” is the first canned beer brand from Jabłonowo Brewery launched under the “Manufaktura Piwna” label. “Manufaktura Piwna” is an upper premium range of craft beers targeted at sophisticated consumers. To date it has only been available in glass bottles. Now, however, this golden beer highly rated by consumers […]

• YAY! New Orleans International Beer Festival debuts in March

YAY! New Orleans International Beer Festival debuts in March

New Orleans gets a new beer festival on March 24. For the past two years, Red Mountain Entertainment of Birmingham, Ala., has produced the Top of the Hops beer festival on the north shore. Today they announced that the festival will move to Champions Square and be renamed the New Orleans International Beer Festival presented […]

• Boston Beer sues San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing

Boston Beer sues San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing

Boston Beer Corp., brewer of Sam Adams beer, has sued a former sales employee and his new employer, San Francisco rival Anchor Brewing Co., in a battle over alleged trade secrets. Judd Hausner, who resigned Sept. 8 as Boston Beer’s Northern California district manager, began working for Anchor Brewing as a managing distributor in Marin, […]

• 5 More Craft Beer Vacation Destinations

5 More Craft Beer Vacation Destinations

Beer lovers know there’s no list big enough to contain the number of breweries in the U.S. worth planning a vacation around. Boy, did they let us know it. Back in May, we published a list of 10 best craft beer vacation destinations. While well-received in certain well-covered corners of the map, it elicited considerable […]

• Follow the judging for Beer Madness 2011: Celebrating US craft brews

Follow the judging for Beer Madness 2011: Celebrating US craft brews

The gloves are off for Beer Madness, our annual taste-off to determine the nation’s top brew. Last year, we went global in honor of the Olympics. This year, with a post-Prohibition record of more than 1,700 breweries operating in the United States, we doubled the field from 32 to 64 and decided to celebrate the […]

• Hops and Dreams: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Hops and Dreams: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

“On November 15, thirty years ago, two friends mixed 300 pounds of pale malt and roasted barley, then added six pounds of hops. A week later they pried open their bottles of beer and poured it all down the drain—it had an unwelcome astringent taste. Ten batches later, after seeking advice internationally and experimenting, Ken […]