The Grist: 6 things we learnt on Planet Beer this week

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to work at Anchor Brewing
Under every Anchor Steam® Beer crown is a little nugget of information. One reads: 1977: Arnold Schwarzenegger at Anchor in Streets of SF after the young bodybuilder starred as a brewery worker in the 1970s TV show The Streets of San Francisco. Even Anchor founder Fritz Maytag got a cameo. Read about it here

2. What the best new US breweries are
"In the last 18 months, more than 6,500 new breweries registered on RateBeer, the largest beer-rating website on the internet,” reads this article on Gear Patrol. “Among them are the distinguished few recently named the 10 “Best New Brewers in the

The Grist: 6 things we learnt on Planet Beer this week

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to work at Anchor Brewing
Under every Anchor Steam® Beer crown is a little nugget of information. One reads: 1977: Arnold Schwarzenegger at Anchor in Streets of SF after the young bodybuilder starred as a brewery worker in the 1970s TV show The Streets of San Francisco. Even Anchor founder Fritz Maytag got a cameo. Read about it here

2. What the best new US breweries are
"In the last 18 months, more than 6,500 new breweries registered on RateBeer, the largest beer-rating website on the internet,” reads this article on Gear Patrol. “Among them are the distinguished few recently named the 10 “Best New Brewers in the World,” a list that’s unique because it depends on user-generated reviews.”  Here are the best 7

3. Cloudwater are on using cans from now on…
And here’s a very lengthy explanation about their descision. Here and here
We’ll be getting them soon!

4. So are Tiny Rebel
Cwtch, Cali and Clwb Tropicana are all in cans out of the new Rogerstone brewery…
Read about it here

5. Heineken plan to buy around 1900 Punch pubs
And CAMRA have published an open letter asking for assurances because of concerns that “the proposed acquisition could lead to a lessening of competition in the on-trade beer market and therefore a reduction in choice, not only for our members but for the many millions of beer drinkers and pub goers across the country.” Read the full letter here

6. Students have recreated 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe
… and here’s how