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August 19, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Samuel Adams brewer and founder Jim Koch says he hasn't forgotten how hard it was to start a small business. He's offering free coaching -- and perhaps some start-up funding -- to small Southern California food, beverage and craft brewing companies. The program, “Brewing the American Dream,” is scheduled for Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at downtown's L.A. Mart, 1933 S. Broadway. Business owners who want to attend can register in advance on this link . Those who attend can participate in up to six 20-minute coaching sessions with representatives from Boston Beer Co. and the Valley Economic Development Center.
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August 19, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Samuel Adams brewer and founder Jim Koch says he hasn't forgotten how hard it was to start a small business. He's offering free coaching -- and perhaps some start-up funding -- to small Southern California food, beverage and craft brewing companies. The program, “Brewing the American Dream,” is scheduled for Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at downtown's L.A. Mart, 1933 S. Broadway. Business owners who want to attend can register in advance on this link . Those who attend can participate in up to six 20-minute coaching sessions with representatives from Boston Beer Co. and the Valley Economic Development Center.
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January 27, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Anheuser-Busch Wants Competitors to Make Disclosures: The maker of Budweiser and five small breweries have petitioned the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to rule that microbreweries should disclose whether beer has been brewed by larger breweries under contract. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. said Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams, and Pete's Brewing Co. regularly contract out production to such giants as Stroh Brewing Co. and G. Heilman Brewing Co.
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August 3, 2012 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
Angel City Brewing's head brewer, Dieter Foerstner, doesn't need a history lesson on the once-great legacy of beer-making in Los Angeles. During World War I, his great-grandfather brewed for the Los Angeles Brewing Co., which was formed in 1897 and was once the nation's fifth-largest producer. "I was looking for my pop's old recipes, but my great uncle said they never wrote them down," Foerstner said. No matter, as Angel City Brewing under Foerstner is itself undergoing a fresh start.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1995 | From Reuters
The stock of the nation's largest microbrewer, the maker of Samuel Adams beer, surged 40% on Tuesday as investors snapped up the initial public offering of Boston Beer Co. "There's just a tremendous amount of excitement--there's almost a mania for microbrewers," said Benj Steinman, editor of Beer Marketer's Insight, a bimonthly industry newsletter. Boston Beer shares, initially scheduled in August to sell at $10 to $15 apiece, were priced at $20.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2012 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
Angel City Brewing's head brewer, Dieter Foerstner, doesn't need a history lesson on the once-great legacy of beer-making in Los Angeles. During World War I, his great-grandfather brewed for the Los Angeles Brewing Co., which was formed in 1897 and was once the nation's fifth-largest producer. "I was looking for my pop's old recipes, but my great uncle said they never wrote them down," Foerstner said. No matter, as Angel City Brewing under Foerstner is itself undergoing a fresh start.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Add Samuel Adams to the growing list of beers available in cans. The Boston Beer Co. said it will start selling its popular Samuel Adams Boston Lager in cans for the first time this summer, the Associated Press reports. The move will allow beer fans to take the popular lager places where glass bottles may not be allowed, such as pools, parks, beaches and sporting events. Once considered to impair the taste of fine beers, cans are now used by more than 180 craft breweries, according to the website ontaponline.com.
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August 26, 1995 | Bloomberg Business News
Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, is selling shares the same way it sells its beer--straight to the public. The brewer will put clip-and-mail coupons on Samuel Adams six-packs to sell its shares as part of a $75-million initial public offering. That will give consumers a rare opportunity to buy 990,000 out of 5.3 million shares at the offering price in what is expected to be a hot issue.
NEWS
October 13, 1994 | DAVE McKIBBEN
For beer lovers who want to get out of town this weekend, the first Pacific Coast Beerfest is being held in Santa Barbara. About 40 micro-breweries, including the Huntington Beach Beer Co., will offer about 120 beers from California, the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the country from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas Avenue and Highway 101.
FOOD
October 13, 2012 | By Charles Perry
Fall is upon us, so brewers are making pumpkin ales. Boston Beer Co. has been offering one for a long time, Samuel Adams Harvest Ale, which is notable for using English hops and both caramel and smoked malts in the mash. And pumpkin, of course. Harvest Ale throws 17 pounds of pumpkin into each barrel. This year the brewery is trying out a version that punches up the pumpkin. Fat Jack uses 28 pounds per barrel (the pumpkin contributing a little sugar as well as its flavor). Batch No. 1 pours dark red amber, almost mahogany color, with a high yellowish tan head.
BUSINESS
January 27, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Anheuser-Busch Wants Competitors to Make Disclosures: The maker of Budweiser and five small breweries have petitioned the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to rule that microbreweries should disclose whether beer has been brewed by larger breweries under contract. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. said Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams, and Pete's Brewing Co. regularly contract out production to such giants as Stroh Brewing Co. and G. Heilman Brewing Co.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1995 | From Reuters
The stock of the nation's largest microbrewer, the maker of Samuel Adams beer, surged 40% on Tuesday as investors snapped up the initial public offering of Boston Beer Co. "There's just a tremendous amount of excitement--there's almost a mania for microbrewers," said Benj Steinman, editor of Beer Marketer's Insight, a bimonthly industry newsletter. Boston Beer shares, initially scheduled in August to sell at $10 to $15 apiece, were priced at $20.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Beer had a lackluster year in 2011, with the latest estimates showing U.S. shipments at their lowest levels since 2003 as major manufacturers such as Anheuser-Busch and Heineken USA took tumbles. Worldwide, suds shipments were down 2.9 million barrels, or 1.4%, from 2010, according to the latest newsletter from Beer Marketer's Insights. Top-ranked Anheuser-Busch, which owns Budweiser, Michelob, Beck's and more, saw shipments slip 2.9 million barrels - or 2.9% -- to 98,800 barrels.
NEWS
June 12, 2013 | By John Verive
In case you hadn't realized it, there's a whole lot of brewing going on in Southern California. Don't believe it? Read the New Yorker. The magazine has put together a slick interactive map that illustrates the dramatic growth of the craft beer industry. Based on new data from the Brewers Assn., the map highlights which states have the most craft breweries, which produce the most craft beer and where the biggest and newest breweries are located. California makes the most craft beer and has the most craft breweries of any state, with 316 breweries combining to produce almost 2.5 million barrels (nearly 79 million gallons)
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