Beer Wars reaches the Big Screen; South Carolina microbrewers fight for their right to sell; Penn Brewery staying home; Possible Texas plan to allow buying beer direct from brewers; A tale of two Budweisers; and homebrewing legalized in Utah.
Eighteen years ago, Al Marzi was hauling kegs for Harpoon. Now, he’s the guy filling those kegs. He’s in charge of two breweries, in Boston and Windsor, Vt. He’s nurturing regional flagship brands and springing one-offs on an expectant populace.
Mild needs an aggressive public relations campaign, an image consultant, maybe even a personal trainer. Otherwise, one of the world’s most misunderstood beer styles will never shed its reputation for mediocrity.
When Sierra Nevada heard about the E-Fuel100 MicroFueler, they contacted the inventors to see if there was a way they could use the gizmos to make ethanol on site at the brewery for use with their vehicle fleet.
To say that O’Fallon Brewery is a collection of homebrewers might be an oversimplification, but it is not that far from the truth. That is not say that the brewery is amateurish—it’s not. Rather, the brewers and the atmosphere of the brewery is one of innovation and, yes, passion for beer.
It’s pretty amazing these days to see how far women have come in the “male dominated” beer industry. There are more female brewers, homebrewers, sales people and overall fans of beer today than ever before.