Happenings In The Beer World

As usual, the is a lot going on in the dynamic beer world. Here are a few things I found interesting.

Bell’s Brewery plans to add a waste-water system, canning line and fermentation cellar in 2013. They also plan to invest $52 million, during the next six years, in the brewery.
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2013/02/bells_brewery_to_remain_fierce.html

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA’s attempt at purchasing the 50% of Grupo Modelo it does not already own is being contested by the United States Government. Concerns over rising prices are the primary reason for this lawsuit.
http://news.yahoo.com/u-challenges-anheuser-buschs-purchase-grupo-modelo-155135641–sector.html;_ylt=A2KJ2PbNshZRZRoAZLrQtDMD

Constellation Brands and Crown Imports have asked to be included as defendants in the U.S. Government’s lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev SA.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-constellation-crown-idUSBRE9170XL20130208

Speaking of lawsuits, the city of Philadelphia is suing Yuengling for an alleged $6.6 million in back taxes. Details are sparse, but my guess is those ugly glasses have something to do with this mysterious lawsuit…
http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/state/Yuengling-sued-for-millions-in-back-taxes/-/9758860/18434096/-/tgsonc/-/index.html

The Alaskan Brewing Company has plans to use spent grain to power is brewery.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/alaska-brewery-powered-beer-234715254.html

When I moved to Florida from Missouri in July, I had to give up a 3,000 plus beer bottle collection that included many rare and beautiful bottles. While that was sad, several local homebrewers found good uses for many of them. While I loved my collection (eventhough 99.9% of them were stored in a closet by the time I moved), these cans are worth a bit more than mine.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/nyregion/the-value-of-an-empty-beer-can.html

I have talked a little on aging beers before here. The following is another good but short article on the subject.
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/beersci-decade-old-beer-gross-right

Here is another long article on the great debate about big brewers vs craft brewers. I only have two comments, first the title is misleading, as the highly sought after beer Bells Hopslam is not even mentioned. Secondly, I do not see Samuel Adams as small by any imagination, they changed the definition of craft beer by becoming too large and are still playing the small guy card. I do not want to take anything away from their history, attitude and the quality of their products, I just do not see them as the little guy anymore. The area of Florida in which I live has a Samuel Adams representative roaming around, there are numerous commercials and the brand is distributed by one of the largest distributors in the country. Conversely, the Anheuser-Busch house in Fort Myers only distributes to two counties.
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/02/08/hopslam-how-big-beer-is-trying-to-stop-a-craft-beer-revolution

Here is good blog article on Valentine’s Day beer.
http://blog.chron.com/beertx/2013/02/beer-list-valentines-day-brews-can-be-sweet-or-sexy/

Yeast is my favorite microorganism!
http://www.science20.com/science_20/beer_science_if_yeast_aint_happy_aint_nobody_happy-103203

Related posts:

  1. Downtown Fort Myers Happenings
  2. Sour Beer Day And Weekend Reading

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

37,528 Spam Comments Blocked so far by Spam Free Wordpress

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge