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03.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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ARE the GATES CLOSING?

COULD THE FABLED GATES of the legendary St James’s Gate brewery be closing? Diageo the owner of Guinness stout, is scaling back its plans to construct an $855 million new brewery on the outskirts of Dublin and may do away with them altogether as beer sales throughout the world struggle. Diageo, which announced plans for the new brewery last May as part of a restructuring of its historic St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, said [...] Read More »

CUTTING CARDBOARD to CUT EMISSIONS

THESE DAYS EVERYONE’S DOING THEIR PART to help conserve the environment and save on production costs. New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale, has announced it will remove cardboard partitions from 12-pack carriers in an effort to reduce its cardboard consumption. At current production levels, the move will eliminate 15O tons of cardboard from going into New Belgium packaging, while preventing 174 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year. In addition, the transition [...] Read More »

BECOME a MASTER BREWER

THE WORLD BREWING ACADEMY has a new Master Brewer Program. This 2O-week English-language program offers in-depth advanced-level training for professional brewers conducted at the campus of Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich. Combining a balanced mix of brewing technical theory and fully-supervised practical activities the program is the only international brewing program of its kind. A new 8-week Advanced Applied Brewing Techniques Course, when added to the flagship 12-week International [...] Read More »

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