Beer News

News by | May 2016 | Issue #112

Fort Worth’s Beer Can House Sold

Decorated with thousands of empty cans of Milwaukee’s Best and Miller Lite, the Fort Worth property known as the “beer can house” was sold in April. Due to massive redevelopment in the area, it was the last property still standing on its block. Louis Torres, who has lived there for the past 60 years, plans to start over at his next home in River Oaks, Texas.

CAMRA Launches Revitalization Project, May Change Focus

After 45 years of advocating for cask ale, the Campaign for Real Ale launched the Revitalization Project in April. Founding member Michael Hardman has returned to lead the project, which asks the organization’s 180,000 members if it should be more inclusive of good beer, cider and perry regardless of the container, or narrow its focus exclusively on cask-conditioned ale.

Brouwerij de Molen Sells Minority Share

In April, Brouwerij de Molen announced that Bavaria Brewery, the second-largest brewery in the Netherlands, acquired a 35 percent stake in the company in 2015. With the investment de Molen plans to increase capacity from 7,000 to 30,000 hectoliters (about 25,500 barrels), as well as increase distribution throughout Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Presidential Candidates Inspire New Beers

Philadelphia’s Dock Street Brewery will release Short-Fingered Stout this spring, the first of its “Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Drumpf” series in opposition to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Meanwhile, from the home state of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s Zero Gravity Brewing released Bernie Weisse, a 3.2 percent German Wheat Ale, in March.