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  • AB InBev makes $104 billion bid for rival brewer SABMiller (Budweiser to merge with Miller)

    10/07/2015 3:32:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 7, 2015 | Philip Blenkinsop
    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, launched an improved offer for SABMiller on Wednesday, offering just over 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) for its largest rival to extend its reach into Africa and other markets.
  • A ‘Date’ With Hummus: Israel Embraces Beer With Microbrew Twist

    09/29/2015 10:58:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Tuesday, 29 September 2015
    Monday, 28 September 2015 In an industrial zone among the hills of Galilee in northern Israel, a ponytailed sociologist with an intolerance for gluten explained what he was up to: beer made with chickpeas and dates. "It's a very Middle Eastern food," 52-year-old Bryan Meadan said of his gluten-free beer made with chickpeas, familiar to most through hummus and falafel. "Local beer with local products." In the part of the world where Jesus is believed to have turned water to wine, enterprising Israelis are opting for beer – local, craft beer that often has a regional twist.
  • New diversity for lager beers

    09/25/2015 1:49:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | September 25, 2015 | Provided by: American Society for Microbiology
    Unlike ales, lager beers differ little in flavor. But now, by creating new crosses among the relevant yeasts, Kevin Verstrepen, PhD, Stijn Mertens, and their collaborators have opened up new horizons of taste. The research is published in the September 25 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The relative uniformity of flavor among lagers turned out to result in significant part from a lack of genetic diversity among the yeasts. Genetic studies showed that lager yeasts had resulted from just two crosses between the parent yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and S. eubayanus. The problem was...
  • Refugee flood has Munich nervous as it awaits Oktoberfest crowds

    09/13/2015 1:13:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 68 replies
    DPA International ^ | Se3ptember 13th, 2015 | Unattributed
    Munich (dpa) - A week before Munich's Oktoberfest begins, authorities are expressing concern about how the city will cope with the event's expected 6 million visitors, on top of the thousands of refugees currently pouring into the Bavarian capital every day. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann called for an increased deployment of federal police to assist local officers. "If, during the evenings and at the weekend, festival visitors who have had a lot to drink run into as many refugees as we have had in recent days, things could get out of hand," he said. The annual beer festival, billed...
  • I endorse Ted Cruz for president.

    09/12/2015 10:12:52 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 102 replies
    09-12-2015 | Me
    I'm a pretty popular guy here in San Jose and I've finally made my endorsement for president. Ted Cruz-2016
  • Founders Brewing Co. is forced to get rid of the baby on its label

    09/09/2015 11:44:38 AM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 9 Sept. 2015
    Michigan has followed New Hampshire by banning the sale of Founders Brewery’s Oatmeal Breakfast Stout because a baby appears on the label The Grand Rapids-based brewery announced last week it was changing the label after the image was said to promote underage drinking.
  • Wilder Yeast: Foraging For Beer

    09/03/2015 6:37:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Sep 2 2015 | Jessica Fender
    "Whoa! Let's hope there's no DEET in that," says Phil Cutti, brewmaster at Headlands Brewing, biting into a paper-thin seed pod with overwhelming notes of bug spray. Scratch that plant off the list. Our group of nine is eating and smelling its way along a forested path to the top of San Francisco's Mt. Sutro, searching for something cool to use in a to-be-determined experimental Headlands beer. As we try everything from minty-sweet hummingbird sage to little tannic dust balls that look misleadingly like blueberries, I keep a close eye on Cutti, trying to figure out where he's going with...
  • From Phyrst to Last: Remembering Ernie Oelbermann

    08/15/2015 7:49:29 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies ^ | 8-14-15 | Michael Garrett
    There are some people who are so integral to the character of a place that they become something larger than themselves. Ernie Oelbermann, legendary owner of the Phyrst and bandleader of the Phyrst Phamily band, was one of the those people. He wasn’t just an older man with a smile and a banjo; he was a defining part of what living in State College was like for countless residents and Penn State alumni. His daughter Kathy DiMuccio recalls a familiar scene from every Saturday night during the 32 years he owned the bar and performed with his rotating cast of...
  • Wheaties looks beyond breakfast with HefeWheaties beer

    08/13/2015 8:53:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    MINNEAPOLIS, The makers of Wheaties announced the "Breakfast of Champions" is expanding to later in the day with its latest product, a craft beer dubbed HefeWheaties. General Mills announced on its website it is partnering with Minneapolis craft brewery Fulton for a limited release of HefeWheaties, an American Hefeweizen beer inspired by the cereal. "We were intrigued from the get-go on this idea for many reasons, including that we're both Minneapolis companies, and that the beer and the cereal both started from the same place in terms of raw ingredients and the same city," said Ryan Petz, president and co-founder...
  • Wheaties hops on craft beer bandwagon with HefeWheaties

    08/13/2015 2:23:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/12/15 | Sarah Whitten
  • Why Is American Beer So Bland?

    08/04/2015 10:46:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 4, 2015 | Joe Pinsker
    Today’s discerning beer drinkers might be convinced that America’s watery, bland lagers are a recent corporate invention. But the existence of American beers that are, as one industry executive once put it, “less challenging,” has a much longer history. In fact, Thomas Jefferson, himself an accomplished homebrewer, complained that some of his country’s beers were “meagre and often vapid” nearly 200 years ago.
  • Jim Koch says he will be ‘the last American owner of Boston Beer’

    08/01/2015 7:28:38 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brooke Sutherland
    Even a company that named its top beer after a hero of the American Revolution may eventually forsake its home country. Boston Beer Co., the maker of Samuel Adams beer and Angry Orchard hard cider, would be worth more to a foreign owner unburdened by the US tax structure, founder Jim Koch told a Senate committee on Thursday. Because of that, Koch says he regularly gets pitches from investment bankers looking to strike a sale. He’s been turning them down — for now. “We don’t mind paying our taxes here in the US in gratitude for the opportunities that exist...
  • The Rise and Regulation of Craft Beer

    07/28/2015 10:17:31 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/22/2015 | Geneva Ruppert
    Michigan’s recently-deceased film subsidy program showcased the lure of the California dream — movie productions dotting the state, creating economic miracles everywhere they appeared. That particular vision did not come to pass, but there are better ways Michigan can meet, emulate or exceed California’s achievements and industry. After all, Michigan has more coastline, more fresh water and more craft breweries per capita than the Golden State. Michiganders aren’t alone in noticing and capitalizing upon the rise of craft brew. According to the Brewer’s Association, a group that promotes the interests of craft brewers, only the District of Columbia and Oklahoma...
  • Venezuela could run out of beer by next month

    07/26/2015 6:54:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Fusion ^ | July 24, 2015 | by Manuel Rueda
    Venezuela could stop making beer by August, as local breweries run out of ingredients needed to produce the country’s most popular alcoholic drink. A brewery shutdown would reduce the country’s beer supply by a terrifying 80 percent, according to industry leaders. Local breweries say they are down to their final batches of barley, malt and other imported products needed to make beer, thanks to Venezuela’s strict currency controls that have made it almost impossible to purchase supplies. The industry, which is calling the situation an “unprecedented crisis,” is already some $200 million in arrears to suppliers around the world. “Beer...
  • Nairobi Readies For Obama Arrival!

    07/24/2015 8:20:47 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 34 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | June 24, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    Nairobi Readies For Obama Arrival!
  • Picky bear drinks 36 beers, leaves the Busch for someone else

    07/22/2015 11:08:16 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 66 replies ^ | 7/22/2015 | Rick Couri
    BAKER LAKE, Wash. — Agents from the department of Fish and Wildlife in Washington found a black bear sleeping off a major buzz, with three dozen empty cans of Rainier beer close by. “This is a new one on me,” Sgt. Bill Heinck said. “I’ve known them to get into cans, but nothing like this.” While a drunken bear is a bit unusual, the most unusual part of the story is what the bear left behind. “He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer,” Mount Baker campground employee Lisa Broxson told NBC News. “It definitely had a preference.”...
  • This 65-year beer vs gold price chart is the only one you need

    07/18/2015 12:50:32 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies ^ | 7/8/2015 | Frik ElS
    It's still months away, but amid all the turmoil on financial markets and chaos in the global economy, you can't help but look forward to this year's Oktoberfest. Incrementum's ninth annual In Gold We Trust report analyzes gold primarily as a monetary asset and not as a commodity like say hops or barley. The Liechtenstein-based asset managers conclude that "the competitive position of gold relative to paper money and other asset classes has improved considerably in recent months" and have 140 pages of charts and tables to prove it. Many comparisons from everyday life show that gold is currently not...
  • European festival recycles urine to make beer: Weird business news

    07/12/2015 2:30:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | July 10, 2015 | Nicole Goodkind
    Organizers at Northern Europe’s largest music festival, Roskilde and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council partnered last weekend to collect 25,000 liters of urine from more than 100,000 festivalgoers. In a program they’re calling “From piss to pilsner.” The collected goods will be sent to local farmers to fertilize barley crops used to grow beer. The program will be used to create 425 kegs of beer that will be sold at the festival in 2017.
  • Danish music festival to turn patron’s pee into beer

    07/07/2015 3:36:12 PM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07.07.2015 | Fox News
    Nothing is worse than having to use a porta-a-potty at a crowded festival. But a Danish agricultural group wants to put all that urine to good use—by turning it into beer. Roskilde, northern Europe’s largest music festival, which took place in Zealand, Denmark from June 27-July 4, launched its “piss to pilsner” initiative with the aim of collecting 25,000 liters (or 6,600 gallons) of festival goer’s urine, reports the Guardian.
  • Land of 10,000 Stories: Beer drinking gets 'Surly'

    06/25/2015 7:33:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Gannett Publications KARE 11 ^ | 6-1-15 | Boyd Huppert Gannett
    The most unlikely bartender in the state of Minnesota may well be the 76-year-old Pakistani immigrant pouring beers on Friday evenings in the tasting room at the Surly Brewery in Brooklyn Center. "If my father found out he would kill me," laughs Naseem Ansari, known to family and friends as Nick. "These are good beers, they're tasty," says Nick, his pride bubbling up like the beer in the glasses he's filling. Nick can't quite be called the father of Minnesota's fastest growing brewery, but he is most certainly the dad to Surly's owner and founder, Omar Ansari. The three-year-old craft...
  • Armed robbers kill 10 workers at Mexico beer distribution center, authorities say

    06/21/2015 4:38:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Denis Slattery
    Armed robbers slaughtered 10 people during a robbery at a beer distribution center Friday in Mexico, authorities said. The attackers, who targeted the warehouse on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey, got away with a paltry 10,000 pesos in cash, or $650, sources close to the investigation said.
  • Crowd Walking Singer Catches Beer

    06/18/2015 5:07:57 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/18/2015 | Yahoo
    This is too cool!
  • Grateful, Man Who Helped Launch Corona In US Donates $1M To UC Davis Beer Science Program

    06/17/2015 7:45:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Grateful For His Opportunities, Man Who Helped Launch Corona In US Donates $1M To UC Davis Beer Science ProgramThe University of California Davis is using $1 million donated by a Texas-based brewer to buy new equipment for its beer science program. Mexican immigrant Carlos Alvarez says in a university news release that opportunities in America have enabled him to donate to the education of future craft brewers. A biochemical engineering graduate from Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology,
  • Fat Tiremgoes flat in Craig

    06/10/2015 7:20:57 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 6/10/15 | Gary Harmon
    Businesses nix New Belgium in controversy over coal mineSeveral Craig-area businesses cut off New Belgium Brewery’s products after learning the craft beer maker is listed as a supporter of the environmental group that filed suit challenging a Moffat County coal mine. “We no longer carry New Belgium products because of what they stand for,” said Danny Griffith, owner of J.S. Snacks, a Craig restaurant and bar. “We’re not carrying them because of what we stand for. You take the coal out of Craig and you’ve got nothing.” Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing was “never aware” of the actions WildEarth Guardians...
  • Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians ( Colorado)

    06/09/2015 4:18:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Steamboat Pilot & Today ^ | June 8, 2015 | Noelle Leavitt Riley
    Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down. Stockmen’s Liquor pulled 12 brands of beer — including New Belgium Brewery — because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters. “We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,” said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. “Craig is a coal mine town.” WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters...
  • For President Obama and Angela Merkel, the Beer Lacked Bite

    06/08/2015 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    KRÜN, Germany — It is a tale of beer summitry gone awry. The day after President Obama clinked glasses of Bavarian ale with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in a picturesque village square at the foot of the Alps, the town’s mayor confirmed that his beverage had been nonalcoholic. Mr. Obama’s carefully choreographed sausage-and-beer moment with Ms. Merkel – complete with townspeople in traditional dress and long alphorns serenading them – was intended in part to showcase the leaders’ warm bond after a period of recent strains in their relationship. “It was a very fine beer,” Mr. Obama told reporters...
  • Teen Dies After Beer Pong Argument Leads To Shooting

    06/07/2015 12:29:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    San Antonio Current ^ | Thu, Jun 4, 2015 | Michael Marks
    Lacie LaRose was shot and killed after a fight over a beer pong game last month. An argument over a game of beer pong at a graduation party in College Station ended in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Blinn college student. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported that Lacie LaRose was shot by Ronald Wayne McNeil, a 39-year-old neighbor of party’s host on May 2. McNeil showed up to the party uninvited and watched the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match with other guests. Most of the guests left after the fight was over, by a few dozen adjourned to the...
  • A Beer a Day is 110-Year-Old Nebraska Man's Secret to a long Life

    05/22/2015 3:25:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mary Beth Quirk
    A can of beer every day is Mark Behrends’ secret to a long life. The Nebraska City man turned 110 years old on May 16, making him Nebraska’s oldest living person and possibly the oldest man living in the United States. “He always told everybody the reason he has lived so long is drinking one can of beer, every day at 3 p.m.,” said his daughter Lois Bassinger of Nebraska City. “He always joked that that was his medicine since he takes very little medicine.” His “medicine” of choice? “Whatever kind was around,” he said, though Bassinger said her father’s...
  • Monks bring Trappist art of beer-making to the United States

    05/21/2015 2:19:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 21, 2015 | Chaz Muth
    Trappist Brother Jonah Pociadlo prepares to pour Spencer ale (CNS) Two members spent six months learning the art in BelgiumA Trappist brewery has opened for the first time in the United States.The new brew, Spencer Trappist Ale, is made at St Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, by Cistercian, or Trappist, monks who wear the distinctive black and white habit.Brother Jonah Pociadlo told Catholic News Service: “It’s got a wonderful smell to it. I hesitate to describe it, because it’s something I think is pretty subjective. But I can almost taste it without it even touching my lips.”The association requires...
  • Top reasons beer is actually good for you (Warning: Lockerroom Graphics)

    05/21/2015 1:48:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2015
    Beer lovers, rejoice! Not only does beer taste great, and make you feel "buzzed" on life, beer is also good for you. Well, in moderation. As pints are poured in bars and restaurants across the country, know that drinking beer has real health benefits.* 1. Decreased incidence of heart disease There are more than 20 well-done, large international studies that all demonstrate the heart benefits of moderate alcohol consumption. One study, conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) noted a 20 to 40 percent decrease in coronary artery disease in moderate alcohol drinkers. Now, that doesn’t...
  • My latest brew: Kölsch

    05/20/2015 5:56:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The recipe (5 gallon batch): 7 lbs (64%) 2 row (pale) malt 2 lbs (18%) wheat malt 1 lb (9%) Vienna malt 1/2 lb (4.5%) Rye Malt (yes, rye) 1/2 lb (4.5%) Carapils 1 oz Perle pellets @ 60 minutes (25 IBUs) 1 oz Hallertau leaf @ 5 minutes (3 IBUs) 1 pkg White Labs WLP025 Kölsch yeast This is not mandatory, but if you want a bit more punch, add 2 lbs of Pilsen DME (that will up the ABV from around 5% to 6 - 6.5%) Cooking instructions: I did a 3 step mash with mash out...
  • MAP: The Most Popular Beer In Every Country

    05/15/2015 7:51:41 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 70 replies
    Vinepair ^ | Mar 11 2015 | Joshua Malin
    After publishing our guide to America’s most popular beers, many people asked us to take a look at the rest of the world. Our curiosity piqued, we set out to find every country in the world’s most popular beer. The map below brings together dozens of sources, from research reports to corporate filings, to reveal the most popular beers in over 100 countries. As you can see, the beer brands of the world are as diverse as our planet itself — though a handful of massive multinational brewers own a staggering number of these brands, which we’ll be exploring in...
  • Brewers tasked with turning sewage into suds

    04/29/2015 6:42:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | April 29, 2015 | STEVEN DUBOIS
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some companies boast of making beer with spring water from majestic mountains. They won't be competing in the upcoming Pure Water Brew Challenge, in which an Oregon wastewater treatment operator has asked home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and the key, not-so-secret ingredient: treated sewer water.
  • Minnesota bar busted for illegally serving Wisconsin-only beer

    04/20/2015 12:24:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 99 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4-20-15 | Meg Wagner
    Police said a bar in Maple Grove, Minn. was caught selling Spotted Cow, a beer that's only legal in Wisconsin. A Minnesota bar was busted for illegally pouring a Wisconsin exclusive. The owners of Maple Grove’s Maple Tavern could face felony resale charges for selling pints of Spotted Cow, a farmhouse beer brewed in Wisconsin and distributed only in-state, police said. The Minneapolis-area bartenders drove across the border and loaded up on kegs of the coveted New Glarus Brewing Co. ale before they were busted during a sting last week, KMSP reported. Undercover officers went to the Maple Tavern on...
  • RNC Distributes "Stop Hillary" Beer Koozies At Nationals Park

    04/17/2015 9:40:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | April 17, 2015 | Caroline May
    The latest effort in the Republican National Committee’s “Stop Hillary” effort wrapped up drinks at Nationals Park in D.C.
  • Need Another Reason to Drink Beer? Water Conservation

    The California drought has people thinking more about the amount of water it takes to produce our favorite foods and drinks. The Times has created an interactive graphic that shows the water used for a variety of foods, from meats and starches to fruits and vegetables.
  • A true malt bomb...

    04/07/2015 6:14:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The recipe: 10 lbs Munich Malt 8 oz Black Patent 8 oz Caramel 20 8 oz Chocolate 8 oz Carapils (for head retention only) 1 oz Challenger pellets @60 mins 1 oz Challenger pellets @30 mins 1 oz Wilamette pellets @5 mins Safale S-04 Mashed for 90 minutes @ 157°F using Brew-in-a-bag. Mashed-out for 10 minutes @168°F. 60 minute boil. Fined with Irish Moss @15 minutes. Held in primary for a week; secondary for 2 weeks. Kegged @10 lbs. The numbers: Pre-boil SG: 1.045 OG: 1.054 FG: 1.024 ABV: 3.94%
  • The Best Beer From Every State; Happy National Beer Day!

    04/07/2015 2:20:16 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 7, 2015 | Melissa Stanger
    It's National Beer Day, the perfect excuse to break out a frosty mug of your favorite brew. Because everyone's tastes and preferences for beers differ so significantly, it can be hard to objectively decide which ones are the cream of the crop. That's why we enlisted the help of the experts at to come out with a list of the best beer from every state. Take a look at the map below to see if your favorite local beer made the list, or read the full feature for more information on the best brews.
  • Drunken man falls from tree, gets impaled on fence and dies

    03/18/2015 3:57:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 18, 2015
    Los Angeles police say a man was killed when he fell out of a tree and impaled himself on the spikes of a metal fence after a night of heavy drinking. The victim appears to have fallen about 20 feet from a tree branch onto the fence. The incident was reported in East Hollywood. The coroner's office identified the victim as 30-year-old Edwin Ochoa. More than a dozen empty beer cans were found around the tree. Local residents tell police the man was known as a heavy drinker.
  • Liberals hiding scandals under beer and alcohol grocery store sales?

    03/17/2015 9:48:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/17/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Union: Why beer and alcohol should not be sold in Ontario grocery stores During the last few years, almost forever, both Liberal and Progressive Conservative governments have floated the idea of allowing beer and/or alcohol to be sold in places other than government-run stores manned by union workers. The idea never went anywhere. Ontarians who favour the end to the government monopoly, were hopeful during the late 1990s when Mike Harris was premier and the late Jim Flaherty was Ontario’s finance minister. In a rare act of true conservatism in Canada, Flaherty opined that if something can be advertised in...
  • Windell Middlebrooks Dies: ‘Body Of Proof’, Miller Beer Ads Actor Was 36

    03/11/2015 7:29:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | Erik Pedersen
    Windell Middlebrooks, who co-starred on Body Of Proof and played a diligent delivery guy in a series of ads for Miller High Life, died today at his home in Los Angeles. He was 36. No cause of death has been reported. “It was Windell’s biggest wish that his final scene not be lived on social media,” his family said in a statement confirming the actor’s death. “Further details will be forthcoming once the family members plans have been finalized.”
  • (Maryland) Lawmaker Proposes Lower Military Drinking Age

    03/04/2015 4:40:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | March 3, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Lawmaker proposes lower military drinking age • A Maryland senator has proposed a new bill to allow 18-year-old members of the US military to drink alcohol, despite the legal drinking age in the country being 21. Senator Ron Young, D-Frederick proposed a reduction in the legal drinking age for military members to the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee on Friday. The bill would permit service members under the age of 21 to drink beer and wine at a bar or restaurant by showing valid military identification, however spirits and off-premise purchases would still be prohibited. “Is someone can...
  • Determining recipes for some of the world's oldest preserved beers

    03/04/2015 10:20:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | Provided by American Chemical Society
    Some breweries have taken to resurrecting the flavors of ages past. Adventurous beer makers are extrapolating recipes from clues that archeologists have uncovered from old and even ancient brews found at historical sites. Now scientists have analyzed some of the oldest preserved beer samples from an 1840s' shipwreck to try to provide insight into how they were made. They report their findings in ACS' Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry. Brian Gibson and colleagues explain that in 2010, divers discovered an old schooner at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Finland. Archeological evidence suggested the ship went down about...
  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 6:53:09 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 179 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2015
    Anheuser-Busch InBev is having a tough time getting millennials to crack open a can of Budweiser. The world’s biggest brewer said Thursday that falling unemployment and “premium” brands are boosting overall beer sales in the US, its biggest market. But the company is struggling to market Bud — the 139-year-old American brand with blue-collar roots — to younger drinkers, who prefer craft brews and bourbon.
  • Time to Uncork Beer and Wine Reforms

    02/24/2015 8:52:14 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/22/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    The Office of Regulatory Reinvention granted permission to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to open a review of alcohol control rules. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy weighed in on two (beer and wine) of them today. The Mackinac Center has long had an interest in the state’s beer and wine rules because they, among other things, raise the cost of beer and wine in the state while enriching a handful of crony capitalists. One study indicates that these rules may raise the cost of beer and wine by 6.4 percent to 30 percent, depending on the price. The rules...
  • Principal addresses parents regarding beer in classroom

    02/17/2015 4:26:13 PM PST · by iowamark · 60 replies
    KCCI TV ^ | 2/16/2015 | Laura Nichols
    ANKENY, Iowa —The Ankeny School Board voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation of a teacher who police said was intoxicated and had been in her classroom. The vote was made Monday evening. Police said they were called to East Elementary School at 710 SE 3rd St. at 2 p.m. after receiving a report that a teacher was observed with a can of beer in her classroom. Police said the teacher was taken into custody after testing positive during a preliminary breath test. A bag in her classroom had two empty cans of beer and four additional full cans of...
  • State Liquor Commission Should End Rules that Hike Prices

    02/10/2015 9:46:02 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/9/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    Dear Legislators: I am writing to ask the Regulatory Reform Committee to examine why the Michigan Liquor Control Commission continues to maintain “post and hold” rules designed to facilitate tacit price collusion between Michigan’s beer and wine wholesalers. The result is to keep prices of those products artificially high, which pads the bottom line of a handful of politically well-connected special interest beneficiaries at the expense of consumers. How much does this cost the residents you represent? One study estimates that post and hold rules raise the price of beer and wine products by 6.4 percent to 30 percent. These...
  • Red Bull bullies Ashburn VA OX Brewery

    02/10/2015 4:41:43 AM PST · by bmwcyle · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 02/0902015 | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. — The maker of Red Bull energy drinks is challenging a Virginia craft brewery’s use of the word “ox” in its brand name.
  • Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's'

    02/02/2015 1:11:36 PM PST · by wtd · 49 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10:55AM GMT 02 Feb 2015 | Telegraph Men
    Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's' " As self-delusional arguments go, it sounds like it is up there with claims that a bowl of ice-cream supplies a quarter of your daily calcium needs. However, scientists in China have found that drinking beer could help protect the brain from a number of degenerative brain diseases. A team of researchers at Lanzhou University have published a study which claims that xanthohumol, a type of flavinoid found in hops, could help protect the brain against the onset of diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia. According to Jianguo Fang,...
  • Labor pushes 'union beers' at Super Bowl (Budweiser, Miller, Coors, Blue Moon, PBR, Shock Top)

    01/31/2015 4:43:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/15 | Tim Devaney
    Football fans will be discouraged from drinking “non-union” beers like Guinness and Heineken while they’re at Super Bowl parties. During Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, labor groups are hoping to raise awareness about beer companies that are unionized and pay their employees good wages. Labor 411’s list of approved beers for the Super Bowl includes companies like Stella Artois, which boasts strong union membership. But Guinness, Heineken, Corona, Flying Dog, and many other beermakers did not make the list, said Robert Fulton, the editorial director of Labor 411. "If you’re out making your choice...