In Memoriam of Albert Cramer

Owner of Warsteiner Brewery Dies at Age 69

Warstein, November 21, 2012 – Albert Cramer, managing partner of the Warsteiner Group passed away on November 20, 2012 after a short, serious illness. He was 69 years old. With him, the Warsteiner Brewery has lost its senior partner who made history in the German and international beer market.

From the beginning until his last days, Albert Cramer was a visionary who tirelessly promoted the growth and development of his brewery and gastronomy business.  As the 8th generation of the Cramer family from the Sauerland region in western Germany, Albert Cramer was a successful entrepreneur who remained loyal to his hometown Warstein and the people living in the region. His death is a great loss for his family, his enterprise and his hometown. His youngest daughter Catharina Cramer, 34, who joined the executive management team of the Warsteiner Group in 2006, will continue the management of the company into the 9th generation.

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American Craft Beers Honored at European Beer Star

Small and Independent Brewers Recognized Internationally for Innovative Offerings

 Boulder, CO • November 19, 2012—Competing on the world stage, 21 American craft breweries, all members of the Brewers Association’s Export Development Program, won 35 awards in 22 different categories at The European Beer Star awards, one of the most recognized beer competitions in the world. The honors were announced on November 14 at Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Germany.

 The competition is limited to beer categories that originated in Europe. Awards are given for authentic, distinctive beers of impressive taste and quality that fulfill the criteria of the particular style in the best way possible. Beers are evaluated on the basis of purely sensory criteria and gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded in every category.

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Shiner rolls out their Black Bock

Shiner Bohemian Black Lager – it’s tall, dark, and awesome. In just two months, the brew has been awarded two gold medals. In October, Shiner Bohemian Black Lager topped the German-Style Schwarzbier group at the Great American Beer Festival, and in November it won again in the German-Style Schwarzbier category at the European Beer Star Awards.

This Bohemian Black Lager is nearly opaque in color, yet approachable in taste, featuring a clean lager finish rare in beers this dark. Crafted according to exacting old-world standards with imported Czech Saaz, Styrians Hops and selected roasted malts, it’s the darkest beer Shiner brews. Initially added to the Shiner Family as our 97 anniversary brew, Black Lager has attracted drinkers of other dark beers, and people who are in the early stages of embracing craft beers in general. 


Alcohol by Vol.: 4.9 %

Original Gravity: 11.3 %

Real Degree of Fermentation: 67.0 %

Bitterness: 18 IBU

Color: 50 SRM 


Oskar Blues Brewery to open Homegrown Chuberger in Longmont CO

Oskar Blues’ Hops & Heifers Prepared CHUBurger

 Longmont, Colo – Oskar Blues’ continues to integrate their restaurant roots with their latest fast-craft-casual concept CHUBurger. 

 “CHUBurger’s inspiration is to serve the best and freshest locally raised and thoughtfully sourced food and craft beer and make it fast and affordable,’” says Chef Jason Rogers.

The CHUBurger restaurant will open its doors on February 1, 2013, at 1225 Ken Pratt Boulevard, just a mile down the road from the brewery and its Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids restaurant which are only eight miles from their Hops & Heifers Farm.  CHUBurger’s hours will be daily from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and will offer take-out, catering and outdoor seating.

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