Monthly Archives: May 2010

Breweries’ historic buildings

The Lost Oregon blog is starting a “Beer and history” series that looks pretty interesting: Many, if not most, of our local breweries and drinking establishments are housed in older buildings just by the fact that rarely is a new brewery built from scratch because let’s face it, most older buildings have an existing personality, architectural touches, good location, and good bones. As I’ve sat at many a bar and sipped on a cold one, … Continue reading →

American Craft Beer Week 2010

Today is the first day of American Craft Beer Week, which runs from the 17th until the 23rd. Of course, if you’re online and read beer blogs, you’re already aware of it, but just in case, here’s the blurb: Beer lovers, craft brewers, homebrewers, beer distributors, retailers, and even U.S. Congress are all making special plans for the annual American Craft Beer Week taking place across the country May 17-23. The “Mother of All Beer … Continue reading →

Press Release: Karl Strauss Celebrates the Mother of All Beer Weeks

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to be participating in the 5th annual American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) May 17-23, 2010. The Brewers Association kicked off American Craft Beer Week in 2006 and the event is now the largest national effort highlighting American craft brewers. Karl Strauss is making special plans for the week with a series of guest casks, a Belgian IPA brewed just for the week, beer-to-go growler and seasonal beer specials, along … Continue reading →

Press Release: Redhook Ale Brewery Brings Back Blonde

Returns Ale in Response to Consumer Demand In response to consumer demand, Redhook Ale Brewery (NASDAQ: HOOK) is bringing back Redhook Blonde. The golden ale, which was taken out of production in early 2009, returned to draught in the Western U.S. in April, and hits grocery store shelves in 12 ounce bottles and on draught nationwide this month. Redhook Blonde sports a bold new look, yet is made using the same great recipe that built … Continue reading →

Received: Black Star Beer

A nice little package came today: Black Star Beer, brewed by Great Northern Brewing Company, “on hiatus from the market for the past seven years.” It’s a “double-hopped golden lager” (a Pilsner) and is currently being brewed (according to the labels) in Milwaukee, although it was originally produced in Montana in 1995. Of course, what’s most interesting to me is that there is both a canned and bottled version—perhaps another side-by-side review is in order. … Continue reading →