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  • Moscow runs low on beer necessities for thirsty World Cup fans

    06/19/2018 6:53:07 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 55 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6/18/2018 | Staff
    Beer-guzzling soccer fans risk drinking bars and restaurants in the Russian capital dry, with some saying they are running low and having to wait longer than usual for fresh supplies. Moscow has been transformed by the World Cup, with singing, chanting and beer swilling fans overwhelming some of the packed bars and restaurants around the Kremlin and Red Square. "We just didn't think they would only want beer," said one waiter at a upscale eatery in central Moscow who asked not to be identified for fear of scaring off future customers. The waiter said his restaurant ran out of draft...
  • Forget Your Phone? New Machine Prints Tweets In Your Beer

    06/14/2018 1:57:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/14/2018
    Norrlands Guld and its ad agency Åkestam Host say the 2014 World Cup was the most-tweeted event ever, with 672 million posts on Twitter throughout the sporting event, so “The Social Beer” is an effort to harness the power of the 2018 Cup. Don’t look for the machine in the U.S. The foamy tweets will only be able at a few Swedish bars during the World Cup.
  • Editorial: Big government running amok, crushing little guy

    06/04/2018 5:20:17 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 19 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 06-04-2018 | Herald Staff
    What a fine-tuned machine our state is when it comes to clamping down on its own residents, as witnessed Thursday when Boston’s Licensing Board took a shot across the bow of a local small business owner. Naveen Kapoor, owner of the Quality Market in Brighton, was caught on camera moving beer from that store down the street to his other shop, Quality Liquors in Allston. He told the Licensing Board that he was transferring the suds because Quality Liquors had run out of several beer brands. That is a big no-no. According to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, “All licensed...
  • Cost of beer could be going up because of aluminum tarrifs

    06/01/2018 4:56:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 85 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 01 JUNE 2018 | WISN.COM
    The chairman of Molson Coors, which owns MillerCoors, is warning the cost of beer may be going up under President Donald Trump's new tariffs on aluminum.
  • San Francisco Brewery Ordered To Stop Making Beer With CBD

    05/25/2018 9:04:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 36 replies
    cbs ^ | May 24, 2018 | staff
    U.S. officials have ordered a San Francisco brewery to stop producing beer containing cannabidiol, the hemp-derived extract known as CBD. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is allowing Black Hammer Brewing to sell the rest of the CBD beer it already brewed, including one called Toke Back Mountain... The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that the order to stop brewing cannabis beer was not issued because the federal government says marijuana is illegal, but because the trade bureau requires special approval for non-standard beer ingredients. The brewery plans to apply for the approval.
  • No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to cancer experts

    05/24/2018 12:16:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 201 replies
    Mirror ^ | 24 MAY 18 | Martin Bagot
    No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to a new global blueprint on how to beat cancer. Even small amounts of processed meats and booze increase the risk of a host of cancers outlined in World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) guidelines updated every decade. The respected global authority has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut your risk of getting cancer by up to 40%. Brits have been told to banish favourites such as ham, burgers and hot dogs from their diets by experts who say they are a direct cause of bowel cancer. Processed meats also cause...
  • Stone Brewing Trolls Trump with I'M PEACH double IPA

    05/08/2018 6:28:41 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 52 replies
    VinePair ^ | 2017-12-15 | Andrew Thomas
    A few months ago BrewDog sent a case of Make Earth Great Again beer to the White House to object to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and now it seems they’re not the only ones making protest beers. This month Stone Brewing Co. has announced they’ll soon be releasing I’m Peach Double IPA in resistance to Trump, according to Beer Street Journal. The beer’s play on words is a pretty clear reference to a resistance movement that aims to have Trump impeached in 2018. While politically unfeasible at the moment, if the Democrats take...
  • A new Anchor Brewing collaboration yields San Franpsycho IPA

    04/22/2018 12:28:24 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 41 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 16,2018 | Jay R. brooks
    Anchor Brewing‘s new collaboration with San Francisco-based San Franpsycho clothing brand has resulted in a San Franpsycho IPA, a 6.3 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) beer with floral hops and big, juicy stone fruit notes. It’s a hazy IPA fermented with a mixed-culture yeast and peach and apricot purees. The summer seasonal is available through September in 12-ounce bottles and on draft.
  • Happy National Beer Day 2018

    04/07/2018 3:08:13 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 45 replies
    News-Sentinel ^ | April 07, 2018 | Justin Kenny and Dan Vance
    It is National Beer Day and we should all be celebrating with our favorite brew in hand. Why is today National Beer Day? In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer in the United States. This may not seem odd now, everybody and their aunt brews beer. But in 1933, this was the first step toward the end of prohibition. The law that Roosevelt signed on March 22 of that year was enacted on April 7...
  • Report: Dumb Beer Ad Phrase Banned From The Masters

    04/03/2018 11:10:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Deadspin ^ | April 3, 2018 | Dan McQuade
    There’s a buzz around this year’s Masters. Tiger Woods is back. “This might be the wildest year in Masters history,” CBS Sports reports. But the biggest news out of Augusta National this week is this: A popular, stupid beer catchphrase has been banned. Shout “dilly dilly” at the Masters and you’ll hear “doobie doobie doo” as a security guard sneaks up to eject you. That’s according to Bryce Ritchie, an editor at golf magazine Bunkered.
  • Heineken removes 'Lighter is Better' ad following online racial backlash

    03/27/2018 9:11:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 26, 2018 | by Chandelis R. Duster
    Heineken has removed a television ad following a wave of online criticism slamming the commercial as "terribly racist." In a 30-second ad promoting the beer company’s "Lighter is Better" campaign for its light beer, a bartender slides a bottle of beer past several customers to reach a woman in the distance. As several people online noticed, during the commercial the beer passes by customers who are darker-skinned while the woman who receives the beer in the end is noticeably fairer-skinned. Heineken has removed the ad from TV and online rotation and acknowledged that it “missed the mark.” “For decades, Heineken...
  • Brewing hoppy beer without the hops

    03/20/2018 11:19:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    phys.org ^ | March 20, 2018 | University of California - Berkeley
    A more sustainable pint of craft beer possibly coming to a pub near you +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Hoppy beer is all the rage among craft brewers and beer lovers, and now UC Berkeley biologists have come up with a way to create these unique flavors and aromas without using hops. The researchers created strains of brewer's yeast that not only ferment the beer but also provide two of the prominent flavor notes provided by hops. In double-blind taste tests, employees of Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California, characterized beer made from the engineered strains as more hoppy than a control beer...
  • Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival Hogs the Spotlight

    03/08/2018 12:20:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed Mar 7th, 2018 | Joe Kukura
    Bacon’s back on the slab, as the fifth annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is set to sizzle Saturday. e There will be more than six degrees of beer and bacon at this Saturday’s pig-out known as the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival. A fat lot of caterers, chefs, and microbrew maestros will take over Jack London Square and bring home the bacon for an afternoon of all-you-can-eat, all-you-can drink pig partying. A Who’s-Who of Bay Area baconators like The Gastropig, The GrilledCheezGuy, Crave BBQ, Saucy Oakland and a whole bunch more will be hamming it up with an array...
  • BrewDog Has Created a Pink Beer for Girls But Not Everyone Is Happy

    03/06/2018 3:09:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 6 MAR 2018 | Tyler Mears
    Satirically dubbed 'Beer for Girls' the Pink IPA hits shelves on International Women's DayA craft brewing company has created a pink beer for girls in an attempt to end gender inequality and break down stereotypes. Satirically dubbed 'Beer for Girls', BrewDog - famous for their blue-labelled Punk IPA craft beer - created the Pink IPA as a way of "exposing the sexist marketing techniques used to target women, particularly within the beer industry". Launched to coincide with International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8 , the campaign also aims to "end the discrimination of gender pay inequality". "Inside the bottle,...
  • 100-Year-Old Says Beer and Chips is Secret to Long Life

    03/05/2018 1:05:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Mar 4, 2018 | Cassia Pollock
    Longtime friends and neighbors Matilda and Mickey both turned 100 years old within days of each otherWhen asked about the secret to a long life, 100-year-old Matilda Curcia told NBC 7 San Diego that she has one beer and three potato chips every night. She later admitted with a grin that she might eat a little more than three chips. "I've experienced good health," Matilda said. "I have no pain and do my exercises every day. And have my beer. Eat my potato chips. That's about all." Matilda and her neighbor, identified as Mickey, both turned 100 years old this...
  • Molson Coors 13F: Legalized Marijuana May Hurt Our Beer Sales

    02/25/2018 11:46:22 AM PST · by NobleFree · 35 replies
    Investopedia ^ | February 25, 2018 | Nathan Reiff
    Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) voiced concerns about the potential impact that cannabis legalization could have on its beer sales, in its latest 13F filing. Although it has been a slow process, the legalization of cannabis across various parts of the United States has ushered in new business opportunities and provided legitimate alternatives to once-clandestine industries. (See also: The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed.)Supporters of the marijuana legalization movement contend that this has a beneficial impact on everything from individual growers and distributors to secondary markets and governments, which could benefit from taxes on sales. However, there are also detractors...
  • Missed Pliny? Here Are 5 Sonoma County Beers That Are Just as Good (Or Better)

    02/16/2018 9:30:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Sonoma Magazine ^ | 2/16 | JESS POSHEPNY
    For the past two weeks, Santa Rosa streets have been lined with Pliny pilgrims eagerly awaiting a sip on Russian River’s most coveted brew. While this February frenzy has become a cherished annual event for many, standing in line for five plus hours is not for everyone. If you lack the patience necessary to taste Pliny the Younger or didn’t get a chance to try the famous beer this year, we have picked out five Sonoma County brews you may not have heard (as much) about but that are just as good and definitely worth seeking out. Click through the...
  • Punish Yourself with This Pepper Spray-Flavored Craft Beer

    02/05/2018 3:28:00 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    Munchies ^ | FEB 5 2018, 6:00PM | Mayukh Sen
    Ever wanted to get drunk off the same ingredients that can disable a would-be attacker? Well, now you can! Mmm, Mace. It’s not just for defending yourself against creeps in dark alleys. Now, you can drink it, too! Craft beer brewery Dogfish Head, the company announced in a press release last Thursday, has teamed up with Mace Security International, manufacturers of that misty tear gas, to release a new brew called "In Your Mace!” It's partially brewed with oleoresin capsicum, the active ingredient in Mace's pepper spray—yes, the same one you'd use to debilitate your most sworn enemies.
  • Firestone Walker Beer Soaks Highway 101 After Big-Rig Crash in Salinas

    01/25/2018 2:15:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Alyssa Pereira
    Some beer drinkers in Northern California may have to weather the thirst a little bit longer. A big rig truck carrying "dozens of cases" of bottled beer from Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles took a literal spill Wednesday morning when it crashed on the shoulder of the road.
  • The ‘King of Beers’ Is Quickly Losing Popularity

    01/23/2018 9:43:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23, 2018
    SNIP n another Clydesdale-size kick in its can, Budweiser is no longer among the top three best-selling beer brands in America, according to an industry report on Tuesday. Miller Lite has jumped ahead of Bud in sales, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights, a trade publication, which tallied up 2017 sales. Budweiser had been No. 1 until 2000. A year later, Bud Light took over the top spot — and it still wear the best-selling crown. SNIP