Stone Brewing, the Escondido, California- based craft brewery known for its sometimes over-the-top, hop- accented beer products, has announced it will begin distribution to Puerto Rico for the first time starting May 13, 2013. Stone will distribute its beers through Craft Beer Distributors Puerto Rico and plans to make its products readily available wherever craft beer is sold.
Stone Brewing Senior Vice President of Sales Arlan Arnsten helped push for distribution in Puerto Rico after paying a visit to the island- a visit that further convinced him that Puerto Rico was ready for (more…)
What do lovers of craft beer enjoy best? Most would list a tall glass of their favorite brew at the top of the list but aside from active consumption, fans of craft beer often rank brewery visits and related adventures as close seconds to an actual glass of fine brew. One organization that aims to spread the good word of beer far and wide is Breweries, Bars and Beer Food and it plans to educate and entertain craft beer fans through its televised programs and other communications.
What is This Organization About?
Breweries, Bars and Beer Food is all about brewing operations, night spots, great food, and the people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to bring the food and drink to the public. The main focus of Breweries, Bars and Beer Food is going to be (more…)
Austin, Texas is a city of pleasant surprises and a certain edginess that ranks it among the most entertaining cities in the United States. It is also fast becoming a premier beer city and now boasts more breweries per capita than any other Texas town. One of several places to enjoy a fine brew and a great meal is North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewpub. Here are a few facts about this brewing and dining operation:
Type of Establishment: Brewpub
Owner: Davis Tucker
Address: 10010 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Austin, TX 78759
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Note that these are the bar hours- the restaurant stops serving food one hour earlier each day
Happy Hour: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week, in the bar area only
North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewpub has been in operation since 1984 and it is one of several brewpubs that dot the Austin landscape with more brewing establishments opening each day. Owner Davis Tucker got the idea for the (more…)
Austin, Texas may be best known for its music scene, but the city that prides itself in melodies and weirdness is also fast becoming a premiere beer city. Austin leads the state of Texas in number of breweries/brewpubs- a statistic even more impressive when you consider that there are four Texas cities with more people. And one of its newer operations is Thirsty Planet Brewing, a company close to reaching its third full year of operations. Here is some background information on this brewing establishment:
Brewery Address: 11160 Circle Dr., Austin, TX
Owners: Brian and (more…)
And if things go as planned, you may never want to.
Stone Brewing Company, one of the nation’s more popular and more creative craft breweries, has announced its plans to open up a new hotel- not just any hotel, but a hotel intended to cater to the (more…)
It looks like military parties in China are going to lose a little bit of social lubrication, according to an article published by Reuters this Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012.
Top Communist Party officials have now banned the military from hosting banquets with alcohol while working. The decision was handed down by Communist Party Chief (more…)
This past weekend was an important one for craft beer fans and for the beer industry in general. The Great American Beer Festival, the massive, impressive, larger- than- life, granddaddy of all beer events was held in Denver Colorado. It was back, bigger and better than before and it showed once again that something already large and influential can continue to expand, grow, and change with the times.
The 2012 Great American Beer Festival was, once again, expanded to accommodate the large number of breweries and record number of beers. Looking at the numbers, this year’s event (more…)
Beer is on the rise across the United States. More craft breweries continue to open at a record pace as the industry grows and the American palate matures. It only makes sense that the number of beer festivals is also growing and a very large festival is coming up in a few weeks in Galveston. It is the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, the largest event of its kind in the state of Texas.
The Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival is multi- day event, running over Labor Day weekend from (more…)
America has hundreds of beer festivals each year, but there is one festival that tops them all in terms of sheer size and beer products offered. I am referring, of course, to the Great American Beer Festival, held in the early Fall each year. This year, 2012, will mark the 30th anniversary of the competition/festival and it is likely going to be the largest and most highly attended yet.
Once again, the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver will host the event, scheduled to run from Thursday, October 11 through (more…)
The internet is great for many things and sharing thoughts on beer has to
rank near the top of the list. With the click of a mouse and a few strokes on
the keyboard, beer fans of all stripes can quickly express their viewpoints on
beer products from all ends of the globe, compare notes and tastes with other
beer drinkers, and perhaps meet some new friends in the process.
Several web sites operate as public forums for beer review postings and one
of the largest is RateBeer.com. Periodically, ratebeer.com members organize
gatherings, and one happens to be (more…)