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  • UA 93 Hijacker Entered US 7 Times -- on 'Tourist' Visa

    06/07/2017 7:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 7, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    You could still see his mouth and his chin, but only the right side of his face from the nose up. The rest of the photo and the document on which it was printed -- except for the man's first and last name and a broken series of numbers -- was charred or burnt away. Investigators searching the area in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, found this telltale piece of evidence. It was the tourist visa that let Ziad Jarrah enter the United States from Germany. On the face of it, Jarrah was a...
  • Budweiser sending barley to space in hopes of learning how to brew beer on Mars

    11/25/2017 4:45:55 AM PST · by ETL · 24 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Michael Bartiromo
    Budweiser wasn’t kidding about its plans to brew “the first beer on Mars.” After announcing its initiative at the South by Southwest conference in March, Budweiser is reportedly taking its next (small) steps toward accomplishing its out-of-this-world goal by sending beer-making grains — namely, barley — into space later this year. According to a press release, in early December SpaceX will be delivering the shipment of barley to the International Space Station, where it will remain in orbit for a month. Once back on Earth, the barley will be analyzed in order to determine how the grain reacts to microgravity...
  • 5 naked people arrested after ‘very bizarre’ car crash

    11/07/2017 10:56:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 7, 2017 | by Associated Press
    NISKU, Alberta - Canadian Mounties found five people naked after a bizarre car wreck on a rural road. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Laurel Scott says officers responded to the report Monday morning of a car colliding with a truck in Nisku. When they arrived, they found that five people in the car were naked - four women and one man. Scott said Tuesday the five were arrested. She said she’s not sure of the charges, though police consider it a “purposeful collision.” Police said earlier they believe drugs or alcohol may have been a factor. The collision occurred on...
  • Lone Star Brewery Saved From Foreclosure Auction

    11/06/2017 1:23:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | Monday, November 6, 2017 | Richard Webner
    The Lone Star Brewery has been saved from being sold at a foreclosure auction Tuesday, even after its owner defaulted on a $7.4 million loan, according to the lawyer who was appointed to run the sale. Local lawyer Dale Weyand said in an email that he had been instructed to “pull the sale” by NCC Financial, a Houston firm that loaned the $7.4 million to the brewery’s owner, Lone Star Brewery Development Inc., in 2015. Weyand said NCC instructed him not to release any more information. Aqualand Development, a firm based in San Marcos, released plans last year to rehabilitate...
  • Climate change is hurting craft breweries

    11/01/2017 7:16:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 1, 2017 | By IRINA IVANOVA
    First it came for the wine. Now, climate change is set to put a damper on the world's supply of beer. Small breweries in the Pacific Northwest are struggling with a shortage of hops, a key ingredient in beer. Washington, Oregon and Idaho grow almost all the hops in the country, according to the US Department of Agriculture, and those states have seen increasingly harsher droughts over the past few years. Two years ago, an unusually warm winter led to widespread drought in Washington's Yakima Valley, a situation that could repeat itself this year. Scientists say these warm winters will...
  • The Other Reformation: How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

    10/31/2017 7:57:18 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Oct 2017 | NINA MARTYRIS
    ...Every hip craft brewery today peddling expensive hoppy beers owes a debt of gratitude to Luther and his followers for promoting the use of hops as an act of rebellion against the Catholic Church. But why did Protestants decide to embrace this pretty flower, and what did it have to do with religious rebellion?... The fact that hops were tax-free constituted only part of the draw. Hops had other qualities that appealed to the new movement; chiefly, their excellent preservative qualities. "All herbs and spices have preservative qualities, but with hops, beer could travel really well, so it became a...
  • Bad News for Beer Drinkers

    10/26/2017 2:16:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sun October 26, 2017 | Andrea Downey
    Boys, if you’re a big fan of beer, we’ve got bad news for you. The hops used in your favorite drink could be giving you man boobs. That’s because hops contain a high amount of phytoestrogen — a plant-derived chemical that is similar to the female sex hormone estrogen.
  • Craft Brewer Develops Beer for Women in Menopause

    10/09/2017 12:59:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOIN ^ | October 6, 2017 | KOIN
    Libeeration includes herbs that relieve symptoms of menopauseA New Hampshire craft brewer has created a special ale that helps women in menopause. The woman, who is a co-owner of a Portsmoth brewery, said her pitch for a menopausal beer — Libeeration — landed flat with her fellow brewers, at first. But she persisted. Working with her head brewer, local doctors and herbalists, they believe they got it just right. “Mother’s Wart came in to reduce the stress in the system, which reduces a lot of the symptoms, hormone imbalances,” said Dr. Marilyn Svihovec, a neurophysiologist and beer consultant. Libeeration...
  • Topless soccer fan gives 7-year-old an eyeful and refuses to put her shirt back on, police say

    09/28/2017 2:31:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 28, 2017 | BY LISA GUTIERREZ
    A 23-year-old topless woman had to be hauled out of a Minnesota United soccer game over the weekend after she allegedly gave a 7-year-old fan quite an eyeful before his mom covered his eyes. Rose M. Picklo, was charged Monday with indecent exposure in front of a child, a gross misdemeanor. Fans reported Picklo exposing “her bare breasts in a section full of people,” according to the criminal complaint. University police threatened to arrest Picklo several times, but she ignored them while holding a beer in one hand and a cellphone in the other. She told the Star-Tribune she was...
  • NFL Beer and Burn this Sunday #NFLBeerAndBurnSunday

    09/26/2017 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    NFL Beer and Burn this Sunday #NFLBeerAndBurnSunday Get all your friends together with a few beers and have a bonfire party burning the NFL junk... Post your videos Spread the message...
  • Annual beer festival is scrapped in Malaysia following complaints by Islamist groups [tr]

    09/18/2017 10:00:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    A beer festival held every year in Malaysia has been scrapped following complaints by Islamist groups who called it 'western' and 'un-Islamic', it has emerged. The event, called 'Better Beer Festival 2017', had been planned for the first weekend in the country's capital Kuala Lumpur. But an application by organisers was rejected amid warnings it would turn the city into 'the biggest centre of vice in Asia'.
  • Small-town mayor caught driving a lawn mower with a beer

    09/15/2017 9:39:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 15, 2017
    The mayor of a small town in South Carolina was pulled over for allegedly driving a lawn mower down the street with an open container of beer. “I know, I apologize for that,” said Mayor John Gardner in the dashcam video, before being asked to pour out the beverage by the police.
  • Dozens screened after beer found at prep football game

    09/09/2017 5:44:43 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 80 replies
    RANDOLPH, N.J. (AP) — A school official says dozens of students were detained and ordered to undergo blood and urine testing after a can of beer was discovered at a New Jersey high school football game. Randolph Superintendent Jennifer Fano said in a letter posted on the district’s website that the can was found Friday night near a student section of the bleachers at Randolph High School. The students were pulled from the stands and their parents were called so they could be screened for alcohol. Students who refused the screening face suspension under school district policy.
  • Can Pastors Have a Beer?

    08/07/2017 10:33:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/07/2017 | Shane Idleman
    A few years ago, I attended a conference where pastors were encouraged to meet at a pub after the general sessions. A few of these pastors could exercise their liberty, but why publicly? I wondered how many people at the conference stumbled because of it. The demands of life often tempt us to seek gratification in alcohol and other things. We must be on high alert. The enemy uses "opportune times" to draw us away from God. (cf. Luke 4:13.) The line is so thin that it is often hard to determine when we cross over. The person who consumes...

    08/05/2017 3:00:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Vinepair ^ | July 25, 2017 | Jesse Farra
    It brings me no pleasure to tell you this, sincerely. I mean, I can be a bit of a pill at times; I know that. Hell, maybe I’ve even delighted in giving a bit of bad news a few times in my life. I don’t know! I’m not perfect. I’m barely even good. This is different, though. This truly pains me to say, because I know how important it is to you. But it has to be said. Here goes nothing. Pliny the Elder, the seemingly unobtainable God-level brew, the Imperial IPA with a BeerAdvocate score of 100 out of...
  • Former Anheuser-Busch CEO arrested for trying to fly helicopter while allegedly intoxicated

    07/14/2017 10:32:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 58 replies ^ | July 11, 2017
    Former Anheuser-Busch CEO arrested for trying to fly helicopter while allegedly intoxicated Jul 11, 2017, 3:33pm CDT Updated Jul 11, 2017, 4:13pm CDT Former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Adolphus Busch IV was arrested in Swansea Monday night after police say he tried to fly a helicopter while allegedly intoxicated. According to a statement from the Swansea Police Department, officers at 12:48 p.m. were dispatched to a report of a helicopter landing, for an unknown reason, at 1 Bronze Point, Swansea. Upon their arrival the helicopter was already on the ground in a parking lot. Assessment of the area and safety of...
  • August Busch IV held by police after helicopter lands in parking lot

    07/11/2017 8:35:15 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    Fox 2 ^ | 11 July 2017 | JOE MILLITZER
    A caller told Swansea police that Busch was returning to the helicopter at around 8:15 p.m. and appeared to be too intoxicated to take off. His speech appeared mumbled and slurred. But he blew a .000 on a breathalyzer test. Busch told officers that he had a conceal carry license and had a Rohrbaugh R9 9mm in the front pocket of his pants. He told them that the weapon was, "hot." A search of the helicopter turned up several weapons. Police discovered a loaded Ruger LCR 22 LR revolver, a Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum revolver with four live rounds, and...
  • When Will Canned Beer Explode?

    07/05/2017 4:03:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Four years ago, the writing was on the wall for beer bottles. Everyone from NPR to Business Insider was covering the environmental benefits and convenience of beer in cans. And that, as opposed to glass bottles, aluminum prevents any light whatsoever from getting through and damaging delicious libations. Local breweries like Discretion and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing have since begun canning some varietals, and Uncommon Brewers—which has only ever done cans—appears more popular than ever. Canned wine has even started taking off. And yet when you go to the grocery store shopping for Deschutes Black Butte Porter or Lagunitas’ Censored...
  • Man thrown from inner tube manages not to spill beer in rapids

    07/01/2017 8:15:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi ^ | June 30, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A man floating an Oregon river was thrown out of his inner tube by some turbulent rapids, but he heroically managed to save his beer. A video filmed by Loren Ruark this month shows a man escaping from the heat by floating the Willamette River in an inner tube. The man hits some turbulent rapids, which send him tumbling out of the tube. The man's entire body ends up underwater -- except for one arm, which holds his beer out of the water. The rapids-riding man is able to climb back into the tube without spilling his beverage and victoriously...
  • VANITY: The Apocalypse is Soon Approaching

    06/19/2017 10:22:09 PM PDT · by who_would_fardels_bear · 24 replies
    Guinness Corp. ^ | 6/18/2017 | who_would_fardels_bear
    It's official. The End Time are here. Guinness is now manufacturing wheat beer. Board up your homes. The zombies will come knocking soon.