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(Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker is contract brewing some new ones for Trader Joe’s: Mission Street Brown Ale and Mission Street Hefeweizen.
Because these are contract beers, FW declined to comment though it is probably safe to say that these will be appearing at some TJ’s locations where Mission St. beers are currently sold.
Despite the stigmas surrounding contract brews, Firestone Walker does a nice job with these. The brewery just earned a second medal (bronze) for Mission Street Pale Ale at the World Beer Cup.
Boulder, CO • April 8, 2010—Three successful members of the brewing community were recognized with awards for their dedication and service to the industry at the opening session of the Brewers Association’s annual Craft Brewers Conference.
The Brewers Association Recognition Award went to Larry Bell, Founder and Owner of Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Bell started the Kalamazoo Brewing Company and Bell’s Brewery, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1985, the earliest craft brewery in the eastern half of the United States. Larry’s dedication to the industry includes serving as a former chair of the Brewers Association’s predecessor organization and acting as a driving force with current Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper for the creation of American Beer Month (which evolved into American Craft Beer Week).
(Golden, CO) – As thousands in the craft beer industry prepare to gather in Chicago this week for the 2010 Craft Brewers Conference, back in the Centennial State, MillerCoors quietly introduces one of its more serious competitors to craft beer to date, Colorado Native Lager.
The brew premiered last week with very little fanfare considering this is a new MillerCoors product. The company has yet to introduce any TV or print advertising and typing “Colorado Native Lager” into Google yielded only a handful of relevant results as of this posting.
(Newport, OR) – More news on the Rogue Ales front . . .
The Rogue XS Series was previously available in large-format ceramic bottles but the brewery decided to go back to its roots, returning the series to 7 oz. nips beginning this year.
From John Holl of the New Jersey Newsroom, “Currently, the Russian Imperial Stout is on shelves. In April, it will be replaced by the Imperial Red. Summer months will bring the YSB English Bitter and I2PA. Late fall will bring [McRogue Scotch Ale] and by December the Old Crustacean Barley Wine will be on shelves.”
Jane Peyton, an author and historian, says the fairer sex are behind the popularity of beer, and have been involved in its production since brewing began between 7,000 and 9,000 years before Christ.
And in Britain, it was women in their role as homemakers who drove the beverage’s popularity as a home brew in the Middle Ages.
Back then, drinking ale was more common than water for most people, even children, because water was often contaminated.
(Oostvleteren, BELGIUM) – Struise has not started an eBay account for you to buy Westvleteren though they (apparently?) have an agreement with the abbey of Saint Sixtus to sell it on their webshop.