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  • EU opens probe of global beer giant AB InBev

    06/30/2016 7:01:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 8:35 AM EDT
    The European Union opened an investigation Thursday into global beer giant AB InBev to determine if it has abused its dominant position in Belgium by hindering cheaper imports of its products from neighboring countries. EU officials said there are suspicions the company, based in Leuven, Belgium, may be pursuing a deliberate strategy to block imports of its beer from less expensive countries, including France and the Netherlands, to the pricier Belgian market. …
  • Bud Light Tackles Gender Pay Equality in New Ad

    06/27/2016 7:24:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | June 27, 2016. | By E.J. Schultz.
    Fresh off a gay marriage-themed ad, Bud Light is using its marketing budget to spotlight another progressive issue: Equal pay for women. In a TV spot debuting today, Seth Rogen says "women don't get paid as much as men and that is wrong." Amy Schumer, who is co-starring with him in an ongoing campaign, then chimes in: "And we have to pay more for the same stuff," like cars and drycleaning. The kicker: "Bud Light costs the same no matter if you are a dude or a lady," she says.
  • Clemson's first harvest of ancient Southern wheat exceeds expectations

    06/20/2016 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06-20-2016 | by Jim Melvin & Provided by: Clemson University
    Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Credit: Scott Miller / Clemson University ================================================================================================= The first step of an ongoing-process designed to bring a valuable heirloom wheat back from the brink of extinction has been completed with flying colors. Last month, Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from...
  • Spiteful Brewing's New Beer Mocks 'Man Child' Donald Trump

    06/15/2016 9:20:54 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 27 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | June 15, 2016 | Anthony Todd
    Spiteful Brewing has released "Dumb Donald," a double IPA brewed with key lime, which depicts the presumptive Republican presidential nominee as an evolutionary middle ground between ape and man....Dumb Donald is well, dumb. So dumb in fact, we named a beer after him. It's like he got caught in a pause half way through evolution. His brain still functions, at a minimal level with a vocabulary of a second grade student...You might even start to feel sorry for this man-child."
  • Bartender Attacked For Serving Alcohol During Ramadan (Nice, France)

    06/10/2016 3:09:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th June, 2016 | Kristiane Sherry
    Bartender Attacked For Serving Alcohol During Ramadan A female Muslim bartender based in Nice, France, has been attacked by two men for serving alcohol during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. “I was all alone in the bar when two passersby stormed in,” the woman told French newspaper Nouvel Obs, as translated by RT. “They pointed at the alcohol bottles at the counter, and one of them told me in Arabic, ‘You should be ashamed of serving alcohol during Ramadan’.” One then threatened: “If I was God, I would have you hanged.” The men left, but one later returned and hit...
  • Classic Sodastream gadget can now instantly turn water into beer

    06/06/2016 3:15:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    UK Daily Star ^ | June 6, 2016 | Dave Snelling
    If you love an ice-cold pint of beer all of your dreams may have just come true. You can now forget heading to the local for an overpriced ale by simply turning your tap water into beer. The classic Sodastream has just been transformed into a mini brewery thanks to the launch of a new Beer Bar kit. The Beer Bar enables you to create crafted beer in seconds by simply adding a unique Blondie concentrate to Sparkling Water. And the best part is, you can brew three litres of lager for around Ł2.
  • Beer to Flow Through City as Belgium Pipe Dream Comes True

    06/04/2016 12:06:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 05 JUNE 2016 | AP
    BRUGES, Belgium -- The idea may have seemed mad, but after all, the beer is called the Madman of Bruges - or Brugse Zot in Dutch. And with the help of crowdfunding efforts among some 400 Madman fans, the dream of building a beer pipeline through the Belgian city of Bruges is becoming real. "You have to be a bit crazy - like the beer - to do such a project. I just had the money for that, and I liked it. So I went crazy and gave the money to the brewery," said local restaurant owner Philippe Le Loup,...
  • Obamacare is Coming After Your Craft Beer

    06/03/2016 3:04:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 31, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Listen up Bernie Sanders supporting hipsters: Obamacare is coming for your craft beer. According to the Brewer's Association, craft brewing contributed $55.7 billion to the U.S. economy and provided more than 440,000 jobs in 2014, a significant impact in a still sluggish economy. Small and independent American craft brewers contributed $55.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014. The figure is derived from the total impact of beer brewed by craft brewers as it moves through the three-tier system (breweries, wholesalers and retailers), as well as all non-beer products like food and merchandise that brewpub restaurants and brewery taprooms sell....
  • Man Charged With Tainting Beer Throughout San Diego

    06/03/2016 2:02:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jun 2, 2016
    A man has been charged with 32 counts alleging he tainted beer at stores throughout San Diego County. Eduardo DeJesus Cossio, 31, is charged with numerous counts of poisoning food or drink, adulteration of food and sale of adulterated items. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Thursday afternoon. The charging document alleges that between December 2014 and October 2015, Cossio tainted beer at numerous stores, including several Target stores throughout San Diego County and three separate Walmart stores in Chula Vista, Logan Heights and San Ysidro. In court on Thursday, a deputy district attorney was mum on providing...
  • Rare Good News in Venezuela: Beer Is Back

    06/03/2016 11:04:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Venezuelans struggling through an economic crisis got a rare bit of good news Thursday when the country’s largest brewery announced it had obtained a loan to resume production. Polar breweries, maker of the country’s best-known beer brands, shut down production at its four plants in April, blaming a barley shortage. It said it was unable to import the key ingredient because it could not access dollars under socialist President Nicolás Maduro’s tight currency controls. But with bars and liquor stores running dry, Polar said it had reached a deal for a $35-million loan from Spanish bank BBVA, putting up its...
  • beer: the fight over where you buy it in pennsylvania

    05/30/2016 8:50:52 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 30 MAY 2016 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Beer-buying Pennsylvanians are seeing a growing number of options where they can pick up a six-pack or two, though Pennsylvania still remains home to some of the nation's most restrictive beer sales laws. This week, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board licensed nine more convenience stores that sell gas to carry takeout six-packs, despite a pending state Supreme Court case that could theoretically invalidate those licenses. In the meantime, it was another step toward loosening the control over takeout beer sales that, for decades, has been largely the province of bars and larger-quantity beer distributors.
  • Two Suspects from Broward County Targeted Rahm House, Obama HQ: Reports

    05/19/2012 2:26:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2012
    Each held Saturday on $1.5 million bondTwo Broward County men were among three arrested this week in a nighttime police raid after they planned to attack four police stations, President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house, according to court documents. The men arrested Wednesday in an apartment building in the Bridgeport neighborhood. They're accused of trying to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the two-day summit that starts Sunday. They were each held Saturday on $1.5 million bond. Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. and Jared Chase, 24, of...
  • 5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe Had Secret Ingredient

    05/24/2016 7:14:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    discovery.com ^ | May 24, 2016 09:42 AM ET | Tom Metcalfe, Live Science
    Scientists conducted tests on ancient pottery jars and funnels found at the Mijiaya archaeological site in China’s Shaanxi province. The analyses revealed traces of oxalate — a beer-making byproduct that forms a scale called “beerstone” in brewing equipment — as well as residues from a variety of ancient grains and plants. These grains included broomcorn millets, an Asian wild grain known as “Job’s tears,” tubers from plant roots, and barley. Barley is used to make beer because it has high levels of amylase enzymes that promote the conversion of starches into sugars during the fermenting process. It was first cultivated...
  • Maryland Brewer Tweaks Michigan's Alcohol Regulators

    05/23/2016 1:34:49 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | May 18, 2016 | Derek Draplin
    Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery is using money it was awarded in a 2015 case against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to make a point about free expression. The brewer will create an organization called the 1st Amendment Society to promote free speech and civil liberties after the liquor agency tried to ban the sale of one of its beers in the state of Michigan. A six-year legal battle ended in March 2015 when the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the brewery. The court said the commission violated the company's freedom of expression rights in 2009...
  • Peyton Manning 'Oatmaha' beer to be released this week

    05/18/2016 5:14:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/16 | Sporting News
    The accolades continue to pile up for newly retired Peyton Manning. A few months after he led the Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50, he now has the prestige of having a beer named in his honor. In a collaboration between Denver's Factotum Brewhouse and Indianapolis' Tow Yard Brewing Co., Oatmaha will be released in cans starting on Friday. The cans will be available for a limited time and can only be sold in Factotum's taproom in Denver. A six-pack will cost $15.
  • Venezuela Runs Out of Beer

    05/01/2016 6:12:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | 04/30/2016 | Ed Krayewski|
    Venezuela's largest privately-owned beer company has stopped producing beer after running out of malted barley (or, more specifically, running out of foreign currency with which to buy malted barley). The company, Empresas Polar, stopped production yesterday—it warned last week that it would run out of malted barley by then. Polar is putting "your drunk uncle's favorite political forecast to the test," Francisco Toro of the Caracas Chronicles wrote. "You know the one I'm talking about, right? That one uncle of yours who gets drunk at every family gathering and starts to rant about how the only way we're going to...
  • Venezuela should be rich. Instead it’s becoming a failed state.

    05/04/2016 8:07:17 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Matt O'Brien
    It's come to this: The country with the largest oil reserves in the world can't afford to brew its own beer, stay in its own time zone, or even have its own people show up to work more than two times a week. Venezuela, in other words, is well past the point of worrying that its economy might collapse. It already has. That's the only way to describe an economy that the International Monetary Fund thinks is going to shrink 8 percent and have 720 percent inflation this year. And that's not even the worst of it. No, that's the...
  • How socialism turned oil-rich Venezuela into a basket case

    05/08/2016 7:52:01 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | 6 May, 2016 | Kelly McParland
    Life isn’t much fun these days in the world’s socialist paradise. If you had to choose a country you didn’t want to live in, Venezuela would be near the top of the list. Corrupt, dysfunctional, bankrupt, crime-ridden, drug-infested, short of practically every basic commodity, it can’t keep the lights on, keep the government running or brew its own beer. Last weekend six army officers were arrested for stealing goats from a farm because they were hungry. Venezuela has become the basket case of the western hemisphere, a case study on how not to run a country and a living example...
  • Anheuser-Busch renames Budweiser as 'America'

    05/10/2016 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 71 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 05/10/2016 | Aaron Smith
    Anheuser-Busch is renaming Budweiser, its most famous brand, as America. All 12-ounce cans and bottles of Budweiser will feature the word "America" on their labels, instead of Budweiser, in the brand's distinctive cursive font. The temporary label swap, which starts on May 23 and will go through the presidential election in November, is meant "to inspire drinkers to celebrate America and Budweiser's shared values of freedom and authenticity."
  • Budweiser Just Renamed Its Beer 'America'

    05/10/2016 10:14:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Time ^ | May 10, 2016 | Eliana Dockterman
    Just in case Budweiser's galloping horse-filled commercials overlaid with text like "not soft," "not small," "not imported" wasn't a tipoff, the beer company wants you to know that they’re American as apple pie. (Well, except for the fact that they’re owned by Belgian corporation Anheuser-Busch, but let's not get bogged down in minutia.) The company will double down on its patriotism this summer when it renames itself "America."
  • Mex Pres Fox – Americans Lazy Beer Drinkers Watching TV, Don’t Deserve Jobs [VIDEO]

    05/08/2016 6:06:38 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 33 replies
    http://rickwells.us/archives/29327 ^ | May 7, 2016 | Rick Wells
    According to former Mexican Presidente and current POS Vicente Fox, the problem with immigration and jobs in America has nothing to do with our manufacturing being relocated abroad or with foreigners illegally here in our country taking what few jobs are available. There is no relevance to the fact that DOJ isn't enforcing the laws already on the books which prescribe multiple thousand dollar fines per each violation for hiring illegals. According to Fox, it's the victims' fault. Americans demand a fair wage rather than working for the slave wages created by open borders and unenforced immigration laws. Illegal Mexicans,...
  • Beer Becomes the Latest Scarcity in a Venezuela Crippled by Shortages

    04/30/2016 2:57:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 29, 2016 | JUAN FORERO and MAYELA ARMAS
    CARACAS, Venezuela—The largest private Venezuelan company and producer of 80% of the beer consumed here began to shut down its last beer plant on Friday, the latest deprivation in a country crippled by shortages. After Empresas Polar SA closed its three other beer plants over the past several days, the shutting of the San Joaquin plant, near Valencia, will leave just a week’s supply of beer, the company said. Like many other firms here, Polar blames the government, which hasn’t allocated the dollars the company needs to pay for imported raw materials such as malted barley. President Nicolás Maduro’s government...
  • In Search of America's Most Coveted Beer (Pliny the Younger)

    04/27/2016 9:49:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Apr 27 2016 | Mike Vangel
    I first heard of Pliny the Younger from a fellow beer fanatic, who spoke in a hushed, reverential tone as he told me about the exorbitant lengths people go to for a glass. This year, I decided I needed to try it. But with the Super Bowl 50 fiasco forcing Beer Week to reschedule two weeks before Pliny's release, the only surefire way to get some was a trek to Santa Rosa. My first attempt was on the opening Saturday of this year's release. I'd read of the eight-hour lines, the camping in the rain, and the hotel specials to...
  • Venezuela’s Empresas Polar May Have to Stop Making Beer Because of Dollar Shortage

    04/22/2016 12:11:44 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2016 | JUAN FORERO
    Venezuelans grumbling over the scarcity of food and toilet paper may soon face another shortage, beer produced by Empresas Polar SA., the country’s largest private company and biggest beer maker. Polar said on Thursday that it will be forced to stop producing beer next week because it cannot get the U.S. dollars, which are controlled by the government, to import the malted barley needed to brew. Under Venezuela’s stringent currency exchange system, only the government can legally control dollars, which companies need to import raw materials, food, machine parts and other supplies.
  • Venezuela to begin electricity rationing

    04/22/2016 12:00:04 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    Venezuela's government has said it will turn off electricity supply in its 10 most populous states for four hours a day for at least 40 days to deal with a severe power shortage.(Snip)Recently, the country's main brewery Polar, which is part of Venezuela's largest cooperative Empresas Polar, announced that it would stop production as a result of financial difficulties. The company, which produces 80 percent of the country's beer, says thousands of workers will lose their jobs as a result of the stoppage.
  • Police: Man stinks up Georgia bar using flatulence spray

    04/15/2016 9:09:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    AP ^ | April 15, 2016
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been arrested after police say he unleashed a bottle of flatulence spray inside an Athens bar. The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1Mx8avn ) reports that a woman told officers 20-year-old Blake Leland Zengo sprayed her in the face with a product designed to smell like flatulence.
  • Suspected drunken driver crashes into Highway Patrol building

    04/13/2016 1:35:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Norwalk Reflector ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    Troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury traffic crash involving a car that crashed into their patrol post at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday. A 2006 Ford Fusion was eastbound on U.S. 6 near mile post 4 at a high rate of speed when it traveled off the right side of the roadway. The driver, Dakota Clouse, 24, was not wearing a safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Clouse did not have a valid license due to an operating-a-vehicle-under-the-influence conviction in September 2015. He also had an outstanding felony warrant through the...
  • Archaeobeer (Brewers and Vintner's thread)

    04/08/2016 2:04:46 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 19 replies
    Brew your own ^ | September 2007 | Dan Mouer
    Back in the day - we're talking WAY back in the day - beer was brewed with malt, and bread, and honey and wine . . . and just about anything that could be fermented. How the ancients brewed - and how you can too! Archaeology and beer seem to go together, and it’s not just because a cold brew helps wash the dust from your teeth after a long day on the digs. I’m an archaeologist by profession and a homebrewer by avocation. Lots of archaeologists brew their own, and those who don’t often have a passion for more...
  • Bud Light Is For Democrats?

    03/31/2016 9:56:23 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 21 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | March 1st, 2016 | D. Stone
    In advertisements airing across America and Canada during and after the Super Bowl, Bud Light appears to be the "Bud Light Party", brandishing its supporters with the beer's trademark colours, which also happen to be the colours of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party. Before we brush this off as a silly coincidence and a clever marketing ploy in an election year, we'll need to look at who Anheuser-Busch commissioned to star in their new, pro-Democrat ad campaign. Not only does the ad feature shades of Democratic blue, it stars two of the most overtly Democratic comedians at...
  • Beer, chips all over Fla. highway after crash

    03/23/2016 5:16:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 23 MARCH 2016 | WFAA.COM
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla.- Two trucks hauling a couch potato's dream of beer and chips collided in an accident that shut down southbound lanes on Interstate 95 for nearly four hours and sent snack food and drinks spilling out on the highway. The drivers of the semi-tractor trailer and the box truck were not seriously injured. A clean-up crew was called in to help remove the spilled beer and snack chips. "We had a front-end loader come out and scoop all of the beer and chips and pushed them to the right shoulder. We have two of the three lanes open...
  • Beer, Chips Spill All Over I-95 After Florida Truck Crash

    03/23/2016 12:07:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/23/16 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Two trucks, one carrying beer and the other hauling chips, collided in Florida early Wednesday, littering the highway with the stuff that couch potatoes' dreams are made of. The crash between the semi-tractor trailer transporting Busch beer and the box truck filled with Frito-Lay products happened on Interstate 95 in Brevard County just after 3:10 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said. "Neither driver was hurt, but you had Doritos and Busch beer all over I-95," Sergeant Kim Montes, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol, told NBC News. "That's like a Super Bowl commercial right there."
  • Beer, chips spill onto I-95 after semi overturns in crash

    03/23/2016 6:04:26 AM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 28 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 3/23/16 | Click Orlando
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - A crash involving two tractor-trailers hauling beer and chips overturned on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, spilling the snacks all over the roadway and blocking lanes for hours on Wednesday morning. The crash was reported at milemarker 187 in Pineda Causeway just after 3:30 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer carrying Busch beer was driving southbound on I-95 when the driver attempted to move into center lane and swerved to avoid another vehicle.
  • Larry Schweikart (FReeper "LS"): America's Socialist Origins (video - 5:38)

    03/21/2016 10:11:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Prager University ^ | March 21, 2016 | Larry Schweikart
    Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story.
  • When Muslim Truck Drivers are Fired for Not Delivering Beer, Court Has an Unbelievable Response

    03/18/2016 10:38:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    ILJ Review ^ | 10/ | Mike Miller
    Two Muslim truck drivers who sued their former employer for religious discrimination after being fired for refusing to make beer deliveries have been awarded $240,000 by a jury. And the Obama administration represented them in the case.Fox News host Megyn Kelly was flabbergasted: “The Obama administration actually represented the two Muslims in this case. But has sometimes taken a very different position in the case of Christians trying to assert their religious beliefs.” She then said to Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano: “So in the case of the Muslim truck drivers, the Obama administration through the EEOC is...
  • Dos Equis Says 'Adios' to 'Most Interesting Man' Pitchman

    03/12/2016 5:48:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    Orange County Register ^ | March 9, 2016
    By Staff Published Saturday, March 12, 2016 A Moroccan man who believed he had buried his wife who was killed in a road accident two years ago is shocked to learn that she has appeared on a television programme, according to media reports. He had buried his wife in 2014 after doctors in Casablanca informed she had succumbed to her injuries. But recently his friends spotted her on a TV programme, which helps reunite ‘lost’ families, where she was allegedly appealing to help find her husband, reported a news website. She reportedly gave his name and address and claimed that...
  • 'Most Interesting Man In The World' Raises His Glass For Last Time

    03/09/2016 8:41:05 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 78 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | March 9, 2016 | Camila Domonoske
    He lives vicariously through himself. He has won the lifetime achievement award, twice. In museums, he is allowed to touch the art. He is ... ... out of a job. Since 2006, Jonathan Goldsmith has played The Most Interesting Man In The World in a popular series of ads for Dos Equis. His catchphrase — "I don't always drink beer. But when I do, I prefer Dos Equis" — has worked its way into Internet culture. But his reign is ending. The newest ad for Dos Equis shows Goldsmith, as the Most Interesting Man, taking off in a spaceship on...
  • Monthly Brewers and Vintners forum

    03/01/2016 11:26:46 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 28 replies
    None ^ | March 1, 2016 | Taxcontrol
    Question for the forum: How do you sanitize your equipment?
  • Man legally changes his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger

    02/23/2016 3:51:53 PM PST · by twister881 · 62 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February, 23, 2016 | Fox News
    <p>A British man decided to legally change his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger as a show of his undying love of the sandwich.</p> <p>Sam Smith, 33, told the U.K.’s Standard that the, “Bacon Double Cheeseburger was pretty much the first thing that came up,” after a night of drinking with his buddies who convinced him to do go ahead with the stunt.</p>
  • The 25 Best Beer Towns in America (And Their Best Beers)

    02/21/2016 8:40:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    The fiscal Tlimes ^ | February 20,2016 | Janna Herron
    The 25 Best Beer Towns in America (And Their Best Beers)
  • Japan's Asahi Offers Billions for Italy's Peroni

    02/10/2016 12:37:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Feb 2016
    Japan's Asahi Group Holdings has offered €3.1 billion for two top European lager brands from British giant SABMiller, in what would be the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese beer company, a report said on Wednesday. Board members finalised the 400 billion yen proposal on Tuesday for Peroni of Italy and the Netherlands' Grolsch, the leading Nikkei business daily said, without citing sources. The company refused to confirm the report but said in a statement it was "studying a variety of possibilities for a capital and business tie-up, including this case". Nothing has been finalised, it added. Acquiring the brands,...
  • Debate Day Brew Day -- American Pale Ale

    02/06/2016 7:00:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    It's been a full day. The laughable debate going on this evening preceded by a brew day. Today's beer is an American Pale Ale SMASH (single malt and single hop). The recipe: 13 pounds Maris Otter (yes, I know that's an English malt) 2 ounces Cascade @ 60 minutes 2 ounces Cascade @ 5 minutes 1 ounce Cascade @ flameout 2 ounces Cascade dry-hop for 3 days in Secondary Safale US-05 yeast I built a 1 liter starter (using ˝ pound of Pilsen DME to feed the yeast) yesterday in order to get things moving a bit. Mashed at 156°...
  • Good Man. Good Monk. Good Beer.

    02/04/2016 2:47:08 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 4, 2016 | FR DWIGHT LONGENECKER
    I first met Brother Augustine Wilmeth when he was one of the students where I served as chaplain. As a convert, he was intensely interested not only in his new Catholic faith but in the more traditional expressions of life and worship.I followed his progress through the years and had the chance last summer to visit him a few months before he took his first vows as a monk at the Benedictine monastery that has been reestablished at Norcia in Italy.Brother Augustine spoke to me for Aleteia about his vocation, his life in the monastery and his work brewing...
  • Brewers and Vinters Monthly discussion

    01/29/2016 3:36:54 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 44 replies
    None ^ | 1/29/2016 | Taxcontrol
    Ok list members, I am going to start a last Friday in the month discussion thread each month. I will start with a question that will hopefully kick of some interesting discussions.
  • Brewers Ping List

    01/27/2016 11:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 54 replies
    None ^ | 1 January 2016 | Self
    Hello folks. Taxcontrol here and I am taking over the Brewer/Vintner ping list from Red_Devil 232. The list is for all that work with yeast to produce alcohol. So Beer, Wine, Mead, Spirits, even fuel producers are all welcome. So some questions: - I am going to assume that you want to be on the list unless you tell me otherwise - How often is an approprite regularly scheduled ping to the list (any time a relevant article is posted, weekly, bi weekly, monthly)? - How often should we cover recipes and when? Friday perhaps? - any other thoughts or...
  • Made my first home brew beer in 20 years

    01/24/2016 8:26:15 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 28 replies
    None ^ | 1/24/2016 | Self
    20 years ago, my wife gave away my carboy and put dog food in my ABS plastic bucket that I did my first ferments in. I have constantly reminded her of that violation. This Christmas, she bought two brew kits for me. So of course, I had to try it out right away. I did a kit for a Honey Brown Ale - Similar to Newcastle. Yesterday, I cracked open a bottle with friends.
  • “Ridiculous Waste” of Beer Debated

    01/22/2016 5:50:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Iceland Review ^ | January 21, 2016 | VALA HAFSTAD
    The “ridiculous waste” of Christmas beer was the subject of discussion at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, today, mbl.is reports. Member of Parliament Brynhildur Pétursdóttir, Bright Future, used those words when deploring the fact that regulations require for perfectly good, unsold beer to be discarded right after Christmas or Easter if it’s labeled as Christmas beer or Easter beer. The regulations originate in the Ministry of Finance. Thus, she asked Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson whether those could be changed. Bjarni responded, “Of course these are rules which should be reevaluated, as are rules regarding where liquor can be sold. And it’s...
  • Universities tap into craft beer growth by offering classes

    01/03/2016 8:32:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 1, 2016 4:05 PM EST | Lisa Rathke
    With an explosion in growth in the craft beer industry over the last decade, it's not enough to simply have a passion for brewing and beer when it comes to starting a brewery or working for one as the industry gets more competitive. Recognizing that, some universities are now offering programs on the business of craft beer. In the last decade, the number of craft breweries has grown to more than 4,000 in the U.S. today, from more than 1,400 in 2005, according to the Brewers Association. ...
  • 5 Uses For Junk Beer

    12/29/2015 9:57:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2015 | Vanessa Rasanen
    If you have beer sitting in the back of the fridge you can't bring yourself to drink or dump, have I got some ideas for you. This time of year brings a multitude of holiday parties to the calendar and gifts under the tree. This inevitably means ending up with "crap" beer in the fridge. Perhaps it's after a get-together with friends, when everyone brought a little something to share, or a well-meaning relative got you a six-pack thinking you might like it. Or maybe it's after picking something new at the store that you ended up hating. Or, let's...
  • Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift ...

    12/23/2015 10:42:41 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 23rd December, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift The results of a recent poll by review and research organisation Consumer Reports have revealed alcohol is considered the "worst" gift to receive at Christmas. The Consumer Reports National Research Center designed a survey to explore "general sentiment and shopping behaviours" for the 2015 winter holiday season. Out of the 1,300 US residents polled - statistically weighted so that respondents in the survey were demographically and geographically representative of the US population - spirits such as vodka, rum and whisky received the highest number of votes for 'worst gift', with 20% listing booze as the...
  • Behold, the Official Catholic Blessing for Beer

    12/19/2015 10:37:52 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    ChurchPop ^ | Unknown | Editor
    Did you know the Catholic Church has an official blessing for beer?In the 1964 edition of the Rituale Romanum, one of the Church’s official books of rituals, there is a section with “Blessings of things designated for ordinary use.”Among the many rituals listed, you can find special blessings for pastries, medicine, cheese, fire, seeds, airplanes, and more – including beer.Why bless beer? Because it is a part of God’s good creation and a wonderful gift for human enjoyment! Ever since Jesus turned water into wine at the marriage at Cana (John 2), the Catholic Church has supported the enjoyment of alcohol...