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2008-10-20 18:00:22

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) announced today that gold medals were recently awarded for two of the Company's proprietary craft beers at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. BJ's Oktoberfest was awarded a gold medal in the American-Style Amber Lager category. Additionally, a gold medal was awarded in the German-Style Wheat Ale category for a new, light-beer version of the popular BJ's Harvest Hefeweizen called "I'm Half the Beer I Used to Be." These two awards...

2008-10-15 18:00:17

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI) today announced that it will release its third quarter 2008 results after the market closes on Thursday, October 23, 2008. The Company will host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day. The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the conference call, please visit the "Investors" page of the Company's website located at www.bjsrestaurants.com several minutes prior to the start of the call to register...

2008-10-10 09:00:38

Seaway Valley Capital Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SWYV) ("Seaway Valley") (www.seawayvalleycapitalcorp.com) chairman and chief executive officer, Thomas W. Scozzafava, announced today that Seaway Valley has retained Brian Hill to advise the company on the operations of its restaurant, lodging, and brewing holdings. "We are pleased to have been able to bring Mr. Hill in to help execute the Company's hospitality growth strategy," Mr. Scozzafava stated. He continued, "The fact that he has...

2008-09-29 09:00:37

Seaway Valley Capital Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SWYV) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company (www.1812ale.com/beer.html), was a participating sponsor in Endless Summer, a fundraising benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Tampa, FL (http://tampa.cff.org) held on September 26, 2008 at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. The event, which was hosted by Rick and Gabrielle Patterson, annually raises thousand of dollars for cystic...

2008-09-19 15:00:36

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI) is pleased to announce the initiation of a "Supplier Partner of the Year" award program. These awards will be presented annually to those supplier partners that have made the most significant contributions to the continuing evolution of the quality, differentiation and value of the BJ's restaurant concept for the consumer, as well as to the advancement of the overall productivity and leverage of our business model as we continue the execution of our...

2008-09-16 09:00:34

As temperatures cool and leaves change their hue, the months of September and October also bring about some of the world's most festive celebrations: Oktoberfest. As Beer enthusiasts travel near and far to commemorate an important part of Bavarian culture at America's popular Oktoberfest celebrations, they can make the most of their trip by sampling local beers at the airport. The new "Beer Lovers' Airport Guide" from travel search engine Cheapflights.com provides thirsty travelers with a...

2008-08-25 12:01:00

By GREG KITSOCK Don't hand me a wine list when I'm dining on Sichuan or Indian or Thai cuisine. For me, wine tends to lock in the heat of the heavily seasoned dishes of South and East Asia and fares poorly itself. "Spices distort wine flavors, turning white wines hot and red wines bitter," writes Garrett Oliver in his book "The Brewmaster's Table." But beer works hand in glove with those cuisines. "Curry's main ingredients -- garlic, chilies, lemon grass, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon,...

2008-08-18 00:00:29

By MARTING FREEMAN C heers to a singular phenomenon: the happy businessman. The economy is ailing and Carl Beeson's trade is hit by soaring costs, rising tax and customers' reduced spending power - but the only thing bitter about this boss is the hops in his "best". "You'll never become a millionaire brewing beer," says Carl, beaming, "but by God it's fun doing it." The fun has been going on for Summerskills for a quarter of a century now as Plymouth's only brewery celebrates the landmark...

2008-08-04 12:01:03

By MIKE AVERILL Beer: Summerfest Lager Style : Pilsner-style lager Brewery : Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Location : Chico, Calif. Brewmaster: Steve Dresler Flavor profile : A light golden color with a nice head, this beer is smooth with the right touch of hops and is oh so drinkable. Sierra Nevada comes through with a brew that is wonderfully refreshing in the summer heat. Alcohol content: 5 percent by volume About the brewery : Ken Grossman and Paul...

2008-07-29 00:00:32

By Jeff Barnard BEND, Ore. - Tucked in a corner at the Deschutes Brewery, barrels that once aged fine wines and whiskeys are nurturing beverages that are challenging drinkers to think of beer more like wine. High-alcohol brews like Black Butte XX and The Abyss, known in the trade as big or extreme beers, are among many craft beers that are grabbing a growing market share in the United States from their mass-produced and heavily advertised counterparts. Even at prices ranging from $4 to...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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