99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE (GREAT) WALL. CRAFT BEER IN CHINA PT. 1
Craft beer? In China? Sure. Why not?
Craft beer? In China? Sure. Why not?
It wouldn’t be a typical week for the Aleheads without another story about Big Beer buffoonery, this time in the form of a lawsuit filed in three states claiming that AB-InBev allegedly overstated the alcohol content in its beer. In a nutshell, the lawsuit claims that AB-Inbev’s various labels add extra water and CO2 to […]
A few months back, Bloomberg Businessweek published an article entitled “The Plot to Destroy America’s Beer” which outlined the drastic cost (and as a result, quality) cutting measures enacted by CEO Carlos Brito for many products under the AB InBev banner. It isn’t any news to craft beer lovers that their beer is sub par, […]
A few weeks back, one of my locals was having a pint night featuring an Australian brewery who’s products had just started to appear stateside, one Mountain Goat Beer out of Melbourne, who have been making ales since 1997 yet had just started appearing in the states. I was very intrigued, as I my experience […]
…is the exclusive membership model is a good thing for the craft beer world?
Los Angeles is a city of diversity, and this reflects a lot in what we eat here, but even more so in what we drink. LA is also a city of dreamers, of folks that punch in every day at gigs to pay the bills, but spend every other waking minute pursuing their passions, their […]
When you think of Japan, craft beer rarely comes to mind, yet there is a very strong and innovative craft beer scene going on in the Land of the Rising Sun. At the heart of this scene is Japan Beer Times, a bilingual publication that celebrates the Japanese brewing scene and allows readers to meet […]
Trey Duval is a man on a mission. By day, he runs campus recreation at a local university in Los Angeles, CA. By night, he becomes the Beer Missionary, spreading the gospel of craft beer far and wide to all those who will listen with open minds and palettes. Over the past year, Trey has […]
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN- The Nobel Organization has announced that Sam Calagione of Delaware, USA, will receive the 2012 Nobel Peace prize for his efforts to break down barriers of exclusivity and oppression in the craft beer world. The Nobel Organization cites Calagione’s early 2012 impassioned screed, posted on the Beer Advocate forums, as the impetus for […]
AB InBev unveils their latest “craft beer killer” — Bud Light Platinum: Oaked Edition!
On a recent rainy weekend in LA, I decided to take a trip to beyond the orange curtain, to a place known more for Disneyland and mini-mansions than craft beer. But this trek would be no ordinary trek to the OC, for today I was to venture to the Bruery Provisions to pick up my […]
Since the dawn of man, advanced members of the genus species homo-sapien have partaken in the ritual known as the shower beer.
HELP MAKE CRAFT BEER HISTORY WITH LUCKY TOWN BREWING
If you read this blog on a regular basis, then chances are that you too have fantasized about ditching the rat race to start your own brewery, but most of us never get beyond the weekend home brewer stage and are forced to drown our “coulda, shoulda” sorrows in pints of the latest and greatest regional brew while checking email on our phones. One man who actually took the plunge and gave up a cushy corporate gig to pursue the dream of making the perfect beer is Rob Croxall, owner and head brewer of El Segundo Brewing Company, in El Segundo, CA.
It has come to the attention to the Aleheads PR division that “the wife beater,” otherwise known as Stella Artois to those stateside, has been singled out…
The depths to which big beer will sink to lure in new (read: young) consumers has reached a new low this week…
Newest Alehead Jimmy Hoppa reveals his craft beer lowlights of 2011.