Samuel Adams, Weinhenstephen (1040) and the Reinheitsegebot

Samuel Adams, the largest American-owned beer company that brews its own beer, is partnering with Germany's oldest brewery, Weinhenstephen (founded by Benedictine monks in Bavaria in 1040).  The objective is to produce for sale in the USA and in Germany a "new" beer that meets the requirements of the purity brewing law, the Reinheitsgebot. For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on October 25, 2009 at 09:47 AM in French Caribbean, United States | Permalink

A hot year for coffee? The signs look good

The Herald Tribune reports (19 March 2005) that a drop in Brazil's coffee exports and a major growth in Asia's coffee industry has put coffee prices at a 5-year high. Read the full story here.

Posted by Cynthia on March 21, 2005 at 03:11 PM in Brazil, Britain, Burundi, Caribbean, China, Coffee, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, French Caribbean, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Nicaragua, Peru, Russia, Tea, Uganda, United States, Vietnam | Permalink

Alcohol In Caribbean Slave Societies

An essay by Frederick H. Smith, entitled "Spirits And Spirituality: Alcohol In Caribbean Slave Societies," can be found here.

Posted by Cynthia on March 15, 2005 at 08:41 PM in Africa, Alcohol (general), Barbados, Beer, Britain, Caribbean, French Caribbean, Jamaica, Portugal, Rum, Tobacco, Wine | Permalink