The beer biz never sleeps at American Craft Beer. And here’s just some of what’s been happening while you were drinking your way through the weekend.
3 Floyds Severs International Warpigs Partnership with Mikkeller
As the always excellent Kate Bernot reports at the always excellent Good Beer Hunting, the international collaborative effort between Munster, Indiana-based 3 Floyds Brewing and Copenhagen-based Mikkeller has come to an end.
On November 19 Warpigs Copenhagen took to Instagram to announce that the “is no longer a collaborative project but instead fully owned and managed outside of the Americas.” And a recent update was posted on WarPigs USA’s website which states: “WarPigs USA is no longer a collaboration project. We are now independent and looking toward our future in brewing.”
So that’s that…
Bernot goes on to note that “the changes at Warpigs come as Mikkeller continues to face questions about its evasive and untruthful responses to harassment, bullying, and misogyny that occurred at the company between 2014 and 2020.
Words to Drink By
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain, American writer and entrepreneur
Anheuser-Busch Brews Original 1906 Beer
More than 160 years ago, the flagship beer of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch wasn’t Budweiser. It wasn’t anything like Budweiser, but a beer known as “St. Louis Lager.”
And now, for the first time since 1906, the company is returning the internationally award-winning beer for everyone to try. It’s only available for a limited period of time at the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Biergarten located at the historic brewery which is now owned of AB InBev, the multinational brewing company based in Leuven, Belgium.
But Anheuser-Busch began as a St Louis brewery more than a century ago and its roots run deep. So the return of St Louis Lager is a big deal. The kinda deal that’s worth travelling for.
Crafted using the original recipe from deep in the Anheuser-Busch archives and sporting a much darker body than other traditional lagers produced by the company, St Louis Lager will only be available on-tap at the brewery and unfortunately won’t see its way into cans.
“By bringing back St. Louis Lager this December, we are proud to recognize the community that has enabled us to continue to grow and connect with consumers all over the world,” Colleen Lucas, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility and Heritage at Anheuser-Busch, told The Telegraph.
Going into the winter holidays, Anheuser-Busch will be donating $2 for every St. Louis Lager sold at the Biergarten to the 100 Neediest Cases campaign, led by the United Way of St. Louis.