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Humboldt Brewing reborn, sorta

Another great brewing name from the past is making a comeback. Nectar Ales is changing its name back to Humboldt Brewing Company to honor the outfit that developed the brews back in 1987. But it will be "Humboldt" in name only for the moment, since it will continue to be [...]

By | October 20th, 2013|1 Comment

World’s most refreshing can?

Last I checked, the thing in the package was the point, not the packaging itself. But of course, certain beer manufacturers disagree. Observe MillerCoors, which has been out front in creating and marketing fancy packaging: ink that changes color to tell you when your beer is cold (saving you the [...]

By | August 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Tussle over 420 name leads to changes at Lagunitas

  Lagunitas Brewing is rarely in a position to get kicked around, partly because of its size and partly because of the larger-than-life personality of founder Tony Magee, but the brewery had to back down this week after an Atlanta-based brewery demanded that it stop using the term "420" on [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|2 Comments