Beer News

News by | Feb 2015 | Issue #97

White Labs to Open East Coast Location

In January, San Diego-based White Labs announced plans to open a second location in Asheville, N.C. The 26,000-square-foot location will house yeast manufacturing, analytical laboratory services and industry training facilities, and will also serve as the sales and marketing hub for the company’s Eastern US and international operations.

Carlsberg Stops Production of Draught Burton Ale

Carlsberg UK has discontinued production of Draught Burton Ale, brewed under contract by J W Lees in Manchester, England. Released in 1976 and brewed in Burton-on-Trent, Ind Coope Draught Burton Ale represented the first cask ale produced by a British national brewery following the success of the Campaign for Real Ale in the ’70s. Carlsberg cites lack of demand for its discontinuation.

Individual Beer Sales Now Legal in Missouri

A Missouri law allowing single 12-ounce beer bottles sales in grocery and liquor stores went into effect January 1. The previous law allowed for the sale of single 16-ounce containers, but required 12-ounce bottles to be sold in sets of at least three. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch lobbied for the new legislation.

NY Seeks Federally Backed Crop Insurance

In response to a law requiring New York farm brewers to source 90 percent of their ingredients locally by 2024, Sen. Chuck Schumer asked the US Secretary of Agriculture to provide federally backed insurance for malt farmers. Currently, New York is the only state without federally backed farmers’ insurance.