ClimateGate: The Fix is In
November 24, 2009 – 3:09 PM | No Comment

By Robert Tracinski
In early October, I covered a breaking story about evidence of corruption in the basic temperature records maintained by key scientific advocates of the theory of man-made global warming. Global warming “skeptics” had unearthed evidence that scientists at the Hadley Climatic Research Unit at Britain’s University of East Anglia had cherry-picked data to manufacture a “hockey stick” graph showing a dramatic-but illusory-runaway warming trend in the late 20th century.

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Back In Brown: The Original Honey Brown Returns To Its Roots
February 22, 2010 – 7:47 PM | No Comment

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ – First introduced in 1994 and widely popular in the late 90s, The Original Honey Brown is mounting a comeback. Credited as one of the first beers to add honey, The Original Honey Brown sold like wildfire. Made with clear water, barley malt, hops and pure Manitoba White Clover honey, its distinctive taste won over beer fans quickly. “It developed somewhat of a cult following,” said John Fischer, brewmaster for The Original Honey Brown. “Sixteen years ago, it was a very new idea among American craft brewers to use honey as a beer ingredient and people loved it.”


In its heyday, sales of The Original Honey Brown quickly peaked to 250,000 barrels, fueled by consumer demand for the smooth, unique flavor profile. When the brewery started going through hard times in the late 90s it pulled back its support of The Original Honey Brown. Sales dipped and the brewery quickly reacted by repackaging the beer, hiking up the price and putting it in the craft brew section of grocery stores. It didn’t work. Distribution lagged and sales slumped further.

“We’re excited to re-launch a popular beer that people once loved. Back in the late 90s, the brewery failed to recognize they had a hit on their hands with The Original Honey Brown. The great recipe remained the same but the changes to the packaging made it hard for people to find,” said Jason Drewniak, brand manager for The Original Honey Brown. “I couldn’t be happier to get back to our roots and tell consumers that The Original Honey Brown is back. And it looks just like they remember,” added Drewniak.

Starting today, people can find their old favorite, The Original Honey Brown – like it looked when it was first introduced in 1994. The “new” look adopts the exact same iconic label and packaging that made The Original Honey Brown famous. Along with the packaging changes, The Original Honey Brown will have a new, lower price in many areas where it’s sold – making it competitive among specialty beers, which was a key part of the beer’s original success.

According to Drewniak, sometimes you have to admit when you’ve gotten off track. “Consumers spoke with their wallets. They stopped buying the beer we know they love because they didn’t recognize it and couldn’t find it,” he said. “We don’t have to create something new. We already had the right recipe for success. We just have to give people what they want.”

Reaction from distributors and retailers to the return of The Original Honey Brown has been very positive. The boost in availability for the brand will mean old fans will get a chance to rediscover the beer and new fans will be introduced to what was once among the hottest new introductions in the beer business. The Original Honey Brown is available in six and 12-pack bottles, and 12-pack cans at grocery, convenience and drug stores throughout the country. It’s also available on draft at bars and restaurants.

About The Original Honey Brown

The Original Honey Brown was first introduced in 1994. Produced by the Dundee Brewing Co. in Rochester, New York, Honey Brown is famous for being one of the first beers brewed with honey. Dundee Brewing Co. is part of North American Breweries, which also owns the Genesee Brewing Company, Labatt USA and a perpetual license for Seagram’s Escapes from Pernod Ricard USA, LLC. 

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SOURCE Dundee Brewing Co.

Defying Critics, Paterson Opens His Campaign
February 21, 2010 – 10:09 AM | No Comment
Defying Critics, Paterson Opens His Campaign

Gov. David A. Paterson returned to his boyhood hometown on Saturday and defiantly proclaimed his candidacy for election, portraying himself as a champion of New Yorkers struggling with discrimination and economic hardship.
“So many people are …

New law makes carbon monoxide detectors a must
February 20, 2010 – 8:23 AM | No Comment
New law makes carbon monoxide detectors a must

The death of a 16-year-old girl at a sleepover in West Seneca last year has contributed to a change in carbon monoxide detector laws for New York state.
On Feb. 22 any dwelling that has systems …

New Yorkers win special wine awards at Unity Banquet
February 19, 2010 – 8:33 PM | No Comment
New Yorkers win special wine awards at Unity Banquet

Thursday night was the annual Unity Banquet as part of Viticulture 2010, an event put on by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.
A number of awards were given out at the banquet. Here is …

N.Y. grapes shine in Rochester ice wine competition
February 18, 2010 – 1:16 PM | No Comment
N.Y. grapes shine in Rochester ice wine competition

From a deep red to a light lemon, 13 New York ice wines were swished, sniffed, tasted and judged in the first competition of its kind.
Casa Larga Vineyards in Perinton, whose 2005 Fiori Vidal ice …

Closings loom for NY state parks, historic sites
February 17, 2010 – 7:13 PM | No Comment
Closings loom for NY state parks, historic sites

No nuptials at Niagara Falls? Jones Beach off limits on a 90-degree day? The “Grand Canyon of the East” devoid of campers?
New York’s state parks system, the nation’s oldest, is facing another round of funding …

Ontario County, New York Wants Ultra-Fast Google Network
February 16, 2010 – 9:22 PM | No Comment
Ontario County, New York Wants Ultra-Fast Google Network

From Canandaigua, N.Y., comes the news that a day after Google’s  blog entry saying the company was looking to set up an ultra-high speed network, Axcess Ontario is reportedly announcing it wants Ontario County to serve …

Wine Industry Gathers Wednesday
February 15, 2010 – 9:54 PM | No Comment
Wine Industry Gathers Wednesday

The New York wine industry will converge on Rochester this Wednesday, as “Viticulture 2010″ begins.
Jim Trezise is the president of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. He says the conference is held every three …

Small Business 101
February 14, 2010 – 11:15 PM | No Comment
Small Business 101

In a difficult economic climate, one new local small business is off to a successful start.
It’s a wine bar called “Chocolate and Vines,” located on University Avenue in the city.
The menu is simple enough – …

Rhinos Sign Three Players
February 13, 2010 – 11:21 AM | No Comment
Rhinos Sign Three Players

The Rochester Rhinos announced today the signing of defender Adam West, goalkeeper Neal Kitson and forward/midfielder Carlos Aguilar pending USSF approval.
West, 22, joins the Rhinos after spending the 2009 season with the Tacoma Tide of …

Susan B. Anthony house opens
February 12, 2010 – 12:49 PM | No Comment
Susan B. Anthony house opens

At 52 years of age, Susan B. Anthony became a criminal — arrested, put on trial and found guilty. Her crime? She was a woman, and she voted in a presidential election. The judge ruled …