Monday Beer News Round-Up

29 03 2010

St. Louis, MO- Anhueser-Busch, world’s largest brewer and maker of Budweiser, is looking for ways to decrease its environmental impact. Their first step is by reducing the amount of water used in the brewing process. In 2007, the brewery used 5 liters of water for every liter of beer made. This includes the process of brewing, cleaning and preparing bottles and cans. They are planning on reducing that usage by about 30% to 3.5 liters of water per liter of beer by 2012. Today, they are already halfway there. A-B expressed concern for the future of clean potable water as an environmental and economical concerns. Cited as a similar concern the production of hops being reduced due to global climate change.

London, England- The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has sponsored the International Cask Ale Week which begins today. The organization, which began in the 1960’s and ’70’s, was largely responsible for the preservation of cask ale in England. Events include tastings and twitter announcements. Meanwhile, in…

Seattle, WA- Cask ale is all the rage. More pubs than ever are pouring the fresh ale. The 11th Annual Washington Cask Ale festival sold more than 1,500 presale tickets–a new record. Event organizers expect more than 90 different casks to be tapped on Saturday, the festival’s main event.




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