Monthly Archive:: June 2007

24 Jun 2007

Biofuels to blame as beer prices soar 40 per cent in Germany

Biofuels may be good for the environment, but they are bad news for German beer drinkers. Prices in the country’s pubs look set to rise by 40 per cent this year, because Germany’s farmers are growing less
24 Jun 2007

Brewers get a reprieve on organic hops ruling

An interim rule may help clear up some confusion among organic brewers. Organic hops had been required in organic beers since June 9, when a previous allowance was struck down. Several small brewers worried that their supplies
22 Jun 2007

10 Most Bizarre Beers

The Oddee website (“Quality Entertainment”) has compiled a list of the ten most bizarre beers in the world. Their picks include: Beer for the BlindPizza BeerBeer for Kids I’ve tried two of the beers listed. How many
22 Jun 2007

Guinness Leaving Dublin?

From NAM News: Diageo has said it is reviewing brewing operations in Ireland after local media reported the drinks giant may quit the Dublin city centre site where Guinness has been brewed for almost 250 years. “The
21 Jun 2007

Beer at the end of the rainbow

20 Jun 2007

USDA Helping or Hurting Organic Beer Brand Naming?

I am very interested to see the brouhaha that is developing over whether most organic beers can legitimately claim being “organic” at all, not least because it turns out that “almost all U.S.-made organic beers contain hops
16 Jun 2007

Monteith’s drinks to Toast festival

New Zealand beer brand Monteith’s has announced it will be supporting the Toast festival in London next month. Monteith’s launched in London last month and is set to focus its marketing activities in pubs and bars, before
16 Jun 2007

Kevin Roberts do you just drink brands?

Saturday came with a lot of catch-ups with ex Lion Nathan friends such as Dennis Pickup, Peter Keane, Steve Smith, Fraser Holland and other Steinlager advocates. Steinlager, New Zealand’s finest beer, has been revamped brilliantly with a
14 Jun 2007

Steinlager Win Nick’s Life In New Zealand

Steinlager, a lager-style beer brewed by New Zealand Breweries in Newmarket, has a series of viral advertisements promoting a competition aimed at Americans. The premise of the series is that Nick, an employee of the Steinlager brewery
13 Jun 2007

Nelson Beer Fête

Dead Good Beer Events Nelson Beer Fête Featuring beers and ciders from: Croucher’s (Rotorua), Emerson’s (Dunedin), Founders (Nelson), Green Man (Dunedin), Mussel Inn (Golden Bay), Renaissance (Blenheim), Tasman Brewing (Nelson), Townshend’s (Upper Moutere) & The Twisted Hop