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Heirloom beer brands?

South Carolina company revives once-hot Celis Brewing, latest in a series of revivals for "Heirloom Beers."

By | December 10th, 2013|0 Comments

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

Beer for the next generation?

The sale this week of Kansas City standout Boulevard to a Belgian firm (no worries, purists - this Belgian firm is Duvel, not InBev) has raised once more the question of what happens next for the early generation of breweries who led the craft beer revolution in the 1980s and [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|0 Comments

A taste of Sonoma beer culture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuHLZ01cerU Here's an interesting little piece I ran across somehow the other day. It talks about the small but thriving beer culture in the town of Sonoma, which includes breweries Hopmonk Tavern and Sonoma Springs Brewing and beer bar Olde Sonoma Public House. Producer Peter Berkley tells me that the [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|1 Comment

Mendocino celebrates 30th

Mendocino Brewing Company celebrates its 30th anniversary this week with a new single hop ale paying tribute to the early days of California brewing. The beer will feature exclusively Cascade hops, the hop that flavored the iconic New Albion Ale, first brewed in Sonoma in 1976, and later the backbone [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|2 Comments