Why Reporters and Journalists Should Not Participate In The Beer Journalism Awards…

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Beer Writing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Boston Beer, Brewers Association, Brooklyn Brewery, Ethics, Rogue Ales Brewery

Entering its fifth year, the Beer Journalism Awards is a program sponsored by the Brewers Association trade group that seeks to recognize “outstanding media coverage that increases beer enthusiasts’ understanding of the diversity and flavor of American craft beer.? Originally started by Ray Daniels, the original Director of Craft Beer Marketing for the former Association […]

Welcome to Portland, Maine, the Best Beer Drinking City in New England…

Posted on 5 CommentsPosted in Best Beer Drinking City, Boston, Good Beer Guide To New England Update, Maine, Portland

When I was giving talks and doing press interviews in support of The Good Beer Guide To New England, I would inevitably get asked about my favorite New England beers, breweries, and brewpubs. A less frequent question that I spent little time pondering was what city is the best for beer drinking in New England. […]

Anheuser-Busch Sold To InBev; Boston Beer Becomes Largest American Owned Brewery…

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With the recently announced sale of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company to Belgian-Brazilian brewer InBev, which creates the world’s largest brewery, it’s interesting to take a second to consider one of the unusual side effects of the deal. Anheuser-Busch has long been the largest American brewery and it has spent a lot of marketing time since […]

Anheuser-Busch’s Latest Appeal To Your Xenophobia…

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Anheuser-Busch wasted no time today in crafting a response to potential suitor InBev’s preliminary move to replace the American brewer’s existing board of directors with InBev’s own nominees, including several friendly members of the Busch family. Among the expected discussions about a low-balled asking price and how the company would restructure was this curious tidbit. […]