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Tag Archives: The Wall Street Journal

• Duff Beer! The beer you’ve been waiting for eventually coming to a store near you.

Duff Beer! The beer you’ve been waiting for eventually coming to a store near you.

Don’t get too excited. The Simpson’s Duff Beer is launching in Chile first. Chile?! Whatever. It’ll make its way to the U.S. eventually. If you must have NOW, it’s available at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando, near the show’s rides and attractions. That’s a long way to go for a beer but totally doable! […]

• Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Drizly, the Boston-based online alcohol delivery company, had inked a major deal with MillerCoors to cross-promote the delivery service. As part of the partnership, Drizly delivered cases of Miller Lite for free over the past weekend in four of its nine service cities. While the news of […]

• Right ON! Craft Beer Outsells Budweiser

Right ON! Craft Beer Outsells Budweiser

Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser has been the self-proclaimed “king of beers” for decades, shipping a whopping 50 million barrels a year at its peak of popularity in 1988. According to the Wall Street Journal, Budweiser’s popularity has sunk, and shipped 16 million barrels in 2013. It’s a significant number because craft beer shipments totaled 16.1 million barrels […]

• Budweiser Clydesdales Being Ditched For Craft Beer Hipsters

Budweiser Clydesdales Being Ditched For Craft Beer Hipsters

The iconic and beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales are being given the proverbial boot – or hoof – as it may be, and the horses won’t be seen for this year’s holiday advertising campaign. Yes, the powerful horses that have been used in Budweiser’s commercials since back in 1987 aren’t going to be there anymore because the […]

Booze & Prayers. Synagogues Woo Worshippers With Open Bar. L’Chaim!

Booze & Prayers. Synagogues Woo Worshippers With Open Bar. L’Chaim!

To Woo Worshippers, Synagogues Compete With Food and Booze; Hosting in the Hamptons. Come Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, the atmosphere at Rabbi Sholom Lipskar’s synagogue near Bal Harbour, Fla., turns festive. The eating and drinking start early. Very early. The synagogue, called The Shul, attracts anywhere from 500 to 800 people each week. Most attend […]

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• Japan’s Kirin Buys Controlling Stake in Brazil Brewer

Japan’s Kirin Buys Controlling Stake in Brazil Brewer

Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co. (2503.TO) Tuesday announced the purchase of a controlling stake in Brazil’s second biggest brewer, family-held Schincariol, in a deal more likely to shake up the Brazilian company than the Brazilian beer market. Kirin will pay $2.56 billion for a 50.45% stake in Schincariol. “The biggest change will be in Schincariol itself,” […]

• Fortune Brands Earnings Soar

Fortune Brands Inc.’s fourth-quarter earnings soared compared with a year-earlier quarter that included hefty write-downs, and sales grew in all of the company’s disparate businesses. The maker of Jim Beam whiskey, Moen faucets and Titleist golf clubs said it is still on track to complete its breakup in the second half. The Deerfield, Ill., company […]

• Experts Agree: You’re Better Off Paying The Corkage And BYOB

Experts Agree: You’re Better Off Paying The Corkage And BYOB

To avoid overpaying for wine, start by ignoring the restaurant sommelier trying to make you look like a tightwad for not falling for his upselling techniques. Do sommeliers really try to talk diners into ordering more expensive, yet possibly mediocre wines? Of course they do. The WSJ’s On Wine column rehashes the experiences of several […]

Suntory Single Malt awarded top prize in international liquor competition

Suntory Single Malt awarded top prize in international liquor competition

Suntory Liquors Ltd.’s Suntory Single Malt Whiskey Yamazaki 1984 has been awarded the top prize among some 1,000 entries in an international liquor competition held in London, the distiller said Tuesday. After winning the Trophy in the “Whiskeys” category from some 300 selections from around the world, Yamazaki 1984 went on Monday to win the […]

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