The SessionThe Session #112: The Other Beer Economy

This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by Carla Jean Lauter, The Beer Babe, who wants us to write about The Other Beer Economy: Growing alongside of the boom of breweries are many small businesses that are supporting, or supported by the craft beer industry. Yet, we rarely give … Continue reading

The SessionThe next Session: The secondary beer economy

Carla Jean Lauter, aka The Beer Babe, is hosting The Session #112 for the month of June. The topic: The Other Beer Economy. Growing alongside of the boom of breweries are many small businesses that are supporting, or supported by the craft beer industry. Maine is now home to a … Continue reading

BloggingSix-Pack Equivalent Calculator, for Android

It was a year and a half ago that I first pointed to It’s Pub Night’s Six-Pack Equivalent Calculator (SPE); a brilliant little app that tells you the equivalent cost of your beer as if you were buying a six-pack of it (in 12-ounce bottles). Which can be an eye-opening … Continue reading

HomebrewingThe Beer Hacker: Brewing on the cheap: Revising estimates

Returning to the series of articles about the economic impact of homebrewing, we re-examine previous cost estimates based on new information. When I started this series, hops at the local Brew Shop were selling for $5 to $6.50 per two-ounces of whole flowers, and that was what the various estimates … Continue reading

BloggingEconomy: Beer is “recession resistant”

There was an interesting local article about beer and the economy this week: High Desert’s big beer biz: Bottoms up or bust? It includes some interesting and candid quotes from some of the beer folks here in Bend, including Deschutes Brewery’s Gary Fish and 10 Barrel’s Garrett Wales. “At Deschutes … Continue reading

BloggingPrediction Watch: Other stuff I forgot to mention

There has been (naturally) a number of items throughout the year that pertain to my 2009 predictions that I didn’t mention last time. Jack Curtin posted back in April about a report from Beer Business Daily, indicating that the craft beer numbers (sales volume) were up the first quarter of … Continue reading

BloggingPrediction Watch: Late summer edition

It’s been awhile since I checked in to see how my 2009 predictions for beer are holding up. Two highly noticeable stories have received attention that fit my predictions nicely. First, according to the mid-year report issued by the Brewers Associations, “America’s small and independent craft brewers are still growing … Continue reading