Saturday, May 31, 2008

Pine Belt Pale Ale

So Southern Star's Pine Belt Pale Ale has been out for a bit now. I know some has made it's way to Austin. I am pretty sure Spec's has 4 packs. I need to make it over there today and pick a few up. I have heard some disconcerting things though. BgThang started a thread on beer advocate about Southern Star changing recipes on the Pine Belt. For me this really won't matter considering I never had the original. We'll see.

More (512) News

Kevin at 512 Brewing has scheduled his first brew day. And had this additional note:
With some luck, only a few more weeks and we can schedule the GRAND OPENING PARTY!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I found this pic over at The Full Pint. Fat Tire jumping on the can bandwagon...ok...I'll give it a try. I am not a fan of Fat Tire. Maybe coming from a can.....

Monday, May 19, 2008


SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience was held this past weekend. For all types of audio coverage head over to Craft Beer Radio:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

(512) Brewing put up a short video tour of their brewery. The video is located in the gallery section of the webstite.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

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Freetail Brewing Co. recently received nationwide coverage in an interesting story about alternative business financing. I first saw this on their blog, which has been pretty busy as of late (including pictures of the brewery).
Kevin Brand and (512) Brewing gets some good coverage in the latest edition of Brew's Next...Bock n Ale Ya...whatever they are calling the beer column at the Statesman.

My advice for: Lay off the puns. They are dangerous.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Not Me

Speaking of new beer, who is lining up for this one:

Bud Light Lime Makes A Splash With Refreshing TwistST. LOUIS (April 28, 2008) - Whether reclining poolside, playing a friendly pick-up game of volleyball on the beach or mingling at a rooftop party in the city, people searching for refreshment from the heat will spend the summer cooling off with Bud Light Lime - a crisp light lager beer that combines the superior drinkability of Bud Light with a splash of 100 percent natural lime flavor.Bud Light Lime will be in the hands of active adults April 28, as they soak up the sun, entertain outdoors and enjoy the patios and verandas of their city's laid-back bars and restaurants. Savvy partygoers, who not only demand new drink options but also value name-brand cache, will find their new drink of choice in Bud Light Lime."Bud Light Lime is about pure outdoor refreshment and enjoying the good times with friends," said Rick Leininger, Bud Light director. "With its distinct lime aroma and taste, Bud Light Lime makes it feel like summertime no matter what season it is."Playful, outgoing men and women are sure to enjoy Bud Light Lime - while the splash of natural lime flavor will tempt the palates of those who thirst for something refreshingly different.In addition, Bud Light Lime offers adult party guests something unique and satisfying. Bud Light Lime tastes great ice cold and straight from the bottle and pairs well with spicy, grilled meats and fresh fruits and vegetables. Bud Light Lime also pairs perfectly with casual conversation, great company and a carefree attitude; flip-flops and sunglasses optional.Brewed at Anheuser-Busch's Baldwinsville, Fort Collins and Cartersville breweries, Bud Light Lime contains 4.2 percent alcohol by volume (also available in 3.2 percent ABW) and is available in 12-ounce, clear glass bottles, 22-ounce single-serve bottles and 16-ounce aluminum bottles.Based in St. Louis, Anheuser‑Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 48.5 percent share of U.S. beer sales. The company brews the world's largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser‑Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico's leading brewer, and a 27 percent share in China brewer Tsingtao, whose namesake beer brand is the country's best-selling premium beer. Anheuser-Busch ranked No. 1 among beverage companies in FORTUNE Magazine's Most Admired U.S. and Global Companies lists in 2008. Anheuser‑Busch is one of the largest theme park operators in the United States, is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and one of the world's largest recyclers of aluminum cans. For more information, visit