Category Archives: News

Victory opens its Parkesburg pub and you should open a Victory Java Cask Coffee Stout as soon as the opportunity arises.

I wrote on Facebook last week about my visit to the new Victory brewery in Parkesburg for a press event just prior to the official opening of the pub there… Spent most of the day at the press event marking … Continue reading

Posted in Beer Styles, Breweries, Brewers, News, Passing on the Word | 4 Comments

Victory times two for me. Plus news.

a couple of small boxes from the fine folks at Victory Brewing Co. arrived on my doorstep yesterday, each containing one of these two beers. You will recognize the highly regarded Headwaters Pale Ale, if not the can. And Vital … Continue reading

Posted in Breweries, Brewers, News | 1 Comment

The beat goes on: MillerCoors gets Saint Archer

From this afternoon’s Craft Business Daily: Saint Archer Joins Tenth & Blake Well, it seems the rumors are true. Chief Scott Whitley just sent notice to MillerCoors distributors and partners that San Diego brewer Saint Archer would join Tenth & … Continue reading

Posted in Breweries, News | Leave a comment

Lagunitas going global in joint venture with Heineken.

No, this is not a takeover, not an acquisition, not a sale. From today’s Beer Business Daily: Lagunitas Enters JV with Heineken Global    Heineken and Lagunitas are announcing a JV between the two companies. Few things to stress about … Continue reading

Posted in Breweries, News | Leave a comment

If a monk is chatty, where might he go?

Apparently, Phoenixville.

Posted in Beer Yard, Breweries, News | Leave a comment

Is Founders “craft” identity foundering?

According to an article in this afternoon’s Craft Beer Daily, the new partnership between Founders Brewing Co. and Spain’s Mahou San Miguel could well mean that the popular Michigan brewery will be dropped from the Brewers Association’s list of  craft brewers because … Continue reading

Posted in Breweries, Brewers Association, Craft Beer, News | 1 Comment

Fred Eckhardt, RIP.

My Beer Yard post, earlier tonight: Legendary Beer Writer Fred Eckhardt has Died Portland, OR “Beer Goddess” Lisa Morrison emailed tonight that “Just wanted to let you know that Fred Eckhardt died this morning. He had a few caregivers and … Continue reading

Posted in Beer Writing, Beer Yard, News | Leave a comment

Session beers are taking over the craft world. Maybe?

This is counter-intuitivity at is finest: With rising health awareness and concern about binge drinking driving sales of low and non-ABV beers among consumers, it seems counter-intuitive that innovation in strongly alcoholic beers should be rising. But new research from … Continue reading

Posted in News, Passing on the Word, The Story Behind The Story, Who Knew? | 3 Comments


From this afternoon’s Craft Business Daily: DOGFISH HEAD SWAYS BOARD ON SECOND HEARING After a second go-round that featured 90 minutes of new testimony, Dogfish Head persuaded the Rehoboth Board of Adjustment to let them renovate their brewpub on a … Continue reading

Posted in Brewers, Brewpubs, News | Leave a comment

Biere de Grouch fans Alert!

There must be a horde of you out there, am I right? the beer that debuting in a titanic struggle in which good triumphed over evil and then came back for a victory lap earlier this year will be part … Continue reading

Posted in Beer Events, Beer Yard, Cafes, Restaurants, Taverns, News | Leave a comment