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  • Thousands of Litres of Beer Close Motorway

    07/22/2014 5:32:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Jul 2014
    Thousands of litres of beer were spilled on a motorway near Duisburg in western Germany on Monday night, when a truck carrying several hundred crates of Bitburger toppled over, shutting the Autobahn. Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty (21 Jul 14) Police find cannabis growing on motorway (18 Jul 14) Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer (15 Jul 14) The truck was on the A40 motorway heading towards Dortmund and was approaching the A3 motorway towards Arnheim at the Kaiserberg interchange. The 66-year-old driver then lost control of the vehicle and slid off the road. Hundreds of bottles were...
  • Burglars Steal 300,000 Litres of Beer

    07/15/2014 5:10:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 Jul 2014
    burglars have stolen 300,000 litres of beer from a warehouse in western Germany, police reported on Tuesday - the equivalent of €2.1 million worth of the nation's favourite drink. Police catch drunk art thieves in Bavaria (15 Jul 14) Beer bike crash sparks mass brawl (07 Jul 14) City to give alcoholics beer to clean streets (13 May 14) Police in Krefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia said on Tuesday afternoon they were looking for the burglars who stole multiple palettes of beer from a warehouse. The amount is said to fill 10 trucks, the equivalent of approximately 300,000 litres. "Who has...
  • What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?

    07/03/2014 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 59 replies
    ad week ^ | 7-3-2014 | David Griner
    The can comeback, led by brands like Ska Brewing, Oskar Blues and New Belgium, has opened up a 360-degree canvas for label designers typically restricted to the few stickers on a beer bottle. Thrillest has (with the help of CraftCans.com guru and Canned! author Russ Phillips) created a handy gallery of its picks for the "10 coolest-looking beer cans in America." And while I was glad to see a few of my personal favorites on the list (including my friends and neighbors at Good People Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama), I feel like they left off a few brews that are...
  • (summer solstice vanity) The Perfect Guide to Imbibe

    06/22/2014 3:26:36 PM PDT · by jobim · 4 replies
    vanity | 6/22/14 | jobim
    Jobim's Guide to Imbibe: Rule 1: imbibe only and always with endorphins Rule 2: imbibe only while walking Rule 3: imibe only 2 pints of decent brew I run, or walk fast with Nordic poles for 4 miles, working up a good sweat and percolating the endorphins. Then I pick up 2 pints at the store, and drink them on the 2 mile walk home, finishing under the stars. I defy anyone to improve on my routine, finally discovered at this ripe old age of 62 & retirement.
  • Crashed semi spills beer all over I-29 median in South Dakota

    06/13/2014 7:22:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-12-14 | AP
    <p>SUMMIT, S.D. -- A semitrailer truck that rolled on Interstate 29 in South Dakota dumped a trailer full of beer cans into the highway's median.</p> <p>The South Dakota Highway Patrol tells KELO television (http://bit.ly/1q8nBNz) that the driver fell asleep while heading north on Interstate 29 near Summit on Wednesday morning. He woke up and overcorrected, causing the truck to enter the median and roll.</p>
  • Budweiser’s ingredients revealed for first time by Anheuser-Busch after pressure from food blogger

    06/12/2014 7:09:11 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 88 replies
    National Post ^ | June 12, 2014 | AP
    NEW YORK — The King of Beers is bowing down to a food blogger. Anheuser-Busch unveiled the ingredients of Budweiser and Bud Light for the first time Thursday, a day after a popular food blogger started an online petition to get major brewers to list what’s in their beverages. Anheuser-Busch, which also makes Beck’s, Busch and Michelob beers, said it will list the ingredients for all of its other brands online “in the coming days.” On its website, tapintoyourbeer.com, Anheuser-Busch lists the same ingredients for Budweiser and Bud Light: Water, barley malt, rice, yeast and hops. The company said it...
  • The beer frontier

    05/30/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 5 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/31/14 | The Economist
    Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and its largest beer market after the country where SAB (South African Breweries) was founded in 1895. The firm moved its main stockmarket listing to London in 1999 and a few years later it acquired Miller, a big American brewer, in a deal that gave the renamed SABMiller global scale and reach. It now operates in 75 countries, but in recent years it has found that its fastest-growing and most promising market is the continent of its birth (see chart 1). SAB has operations in 15 African countries and a stake in 21 others through...
  • ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ Beer Pong Attracts Social Media Buzz, Criticized by Jewish Groups

    05/20/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 05-19-2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    A Twitter photo showing beer cups laid out beer pong style in the shape of a nazi swastika and a Jewish Star of David has recently garnered traction online and caused Jewish leaders to express concern. One user captioned the photo with a quote from Cape Coral High School students saying, “This is what we play at parties. Jews vs. Nazis.”
  • Heslam: Parents rocked as driver hits son, two others

    05/16/2014 6:51:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 16, 2014 | Jessica Heslam
    Six-year-old Larry DaSilva said he just closed his eyes as the car that authorities say was driven by a schizophrenic Brockton woman off her meds plowed into him and two other children as they crossed the street to their school bus. The collision sent the first-grader and his race car backpack flying six to seven feet in the air in front of his horrified father, knocking off his Air Jordan sneakers, one of which become lodged under one of the car’s wheels.
  • How IPAs conquered the beer world

    05/15/2014 12:59:39 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 64 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/13/14 | S.W.
    INDIA pale ale (IPA) had a good claim to be the first global beer, before lager took a grip on the world’s tipplers. Now IPA, an amber, hop-laden brew, high in alcohol, is regaining its global footprint. Britain’s territories on the Indian subcontinent were generally too hot for brewing. So a couple of hundred years ago, to keep army officers and officials of the East India Company away from the fearsome local firewater, beer was exported from Britain to take its place. What is clear is that hops, which act as a preservative as well as a flavouring, combined with...
  • Tomb of ancient Egyptian beer brewer unearthed

    05/09/2014 1:39:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Jan 03, 2014 | Staff
    Egypt's minister of antiquities says Japanese archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old. Mohammed Ibrahim says Friday the tomb dates back to the Ramesside period and belongs to the chief "maker of beer for gods of the dead" who was also the head of a warehouse. He added that the walls of the tomb's chambers contain "fabulous designs and colors, reflecting details of daily life ... along with their religious rituals." The head of the Japanese team, Jiro Kondo, says the tomb was discovered during...
  • Budweiser brewer AB Inbev sees sharp profit drop

    05/07/2014 4:10:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2014 4:16 AM EDT
    The maker of Budweiser and Stella Artois beer says its first quarter net profit slumped by almost 24 percent despite rising sales volumes. AB InBev SA, the largest global brewer, said Wednesday net profit fell to $1.4 billion in the January through March period from $1.8 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. …
  • New Union Ad Says Beer in Grocery Stores 'Kills Children'

    05/04/2014 11:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    The liquor store union in Pennsylvania is on the ropes. Right now if one wants to buy beer or liquor in the Keystone State one must buy it from the state owned liquor stores. Run by state employees. But soon Pennsylvania will likely join the civilized world in allowing its residents to buy beer the way God intended. From a gas station. This is curtains for the liquor store employee union and it is not giving up without a fight. The spin guys for the union put together this ad to warn us that if booze was taken out of...
  • 'It's OK to drink six pints a day': Alcohol expert says...

    04/21/2014 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21Apr14
    Drinking up to six pints a day is OK for your health, a leading alcohol scientist has claimed. Dr Kari Poikolainen, who used to work for the World Health Organisation as an alcohol expert, examined decades of research into its effects.
  • 'Paleo Ale' Brewed From Yeast Found On A 40-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil

    04/19/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Popular Science ^ | April Fools' Day, 2014 | Francie Diep
    The beer will be called Bone Dusters Paleo Ale (Hardy har har [Okay, actually, "paleo ale" is pretty good]). The yeast come from the surface of one of the oldest marine mammal fossils ever discovered in the western hemisphere. The idea for the beer came from Jason Osborne, who co-directs a nonprofit dedicated to advancing paleontology and geology. A paleo beer, Osborne thought, would be a great hook to interest non-scientists in fossils. I think many non-scientists are quite interested in fossils already, but I cannot argue against a paleo beer. Will whale-fossil beer really taste that different from other...
  • Moderate beer drinking could have the same health benefits as wine

    11/15/2011 7:55:33 PM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    i o 9 ^ | 11/15/11
    We've known for a while now that moderate wine-drinking can confer some health benefits. Now a new study reveals moderate beer consumption can also reduce the risk of heart disease by 31%. So what's behind this unexpected health benefit? Researchers at Italy's Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura combined several different studies conducted in the last few years that allowed them to explore the possible link between beer drinking and cardiovascular disease, with a data set of over 200,000 people. They found that regular, moderate beer drinking carries almost exactly the same health benefit that has previously been demonstrated for wine...
  • Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

    04/14/2014 8:27:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    FOX ^ | 4-14-14 | Garrett Tenney
    A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows. For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship. "The whole brewing community was shocked about it," said Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Ill. Deth, whose title is "Chairman of the Party," says it's always been a great deal for both sides. The ranchers get the grain, and the brewers...
  • GUINNESS BOYCOTT TAPS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

    04/14/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | April 14, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments in the Catholic League’s boycott of Guinness: We have amassed over 7,000 email addresses from the Knights of Columbus, constituting over 1,500 councils across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Today, we are asking the Knights to join us in our boycott of Guinness. We are confident that many Knights will participate. How do we know? Because we have been contacted by many councils already, anticipating our appeal to them. When Guinness pulled the plug on its sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City—over the bogus argument...
  • 8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately

    04/07/2014 12:47:17 AM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies
    Banoosh ^ | April 3, 2014 | Mr Z
    Many of us choose what we eat very carefully, or at least dedicate our minimum attention to it. But when it comes to drinks, especially alcoholic beverages, we do little to make the best decisions for our health. Which is a HUGE mistake. All the work for your body can be ruined in a weekend out. While foods and non alcoholic beverages are required to list their ingredients and are monitored by the FDA, beer does not belong in either. Alcohol industry had lobbied for years to avoid labeling its ingredients. Some to protect its recipes, but most – to...
  • An Ode to Outdoor Beer Drinking

    04/04/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2014 | Evan Rail
    Can anything beat a cold brew on a quiet terrace at the end of a hard day?WE'VE BEEN TRAPPED inside for months, perfecting our techniques in sweaty halls through the long, dark days of winter. But now that spring is finally here, we're prepared to test our strengths outside, in full view of the wider world. Make no mistake: I'm not talking about runners or cyclists. I'm talking about those of us who really know how to put warm weather to good use. I'm talking, of course, about beer drinkers. By extension, I'd include all al-fresco sippers, from the Southern...
  • Potential FDA Move on Recycling Grain Could Spike Beer Prices

    04/04/2014 5:38:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    KVDR ^ | April 4, 2014 | Shaul Turner
    Beer-makers in Colorado are upset about a proposal to keep them from recycling their used grain, and it could affect how much you pay for a beer this summer. The Food and Drug Administration wants to stop beer brewers from selling their leftover grain to ranches so it can be used as food for cattle. It’s not a requirement yet, but beer-makers make money off their used grain and say the new regulation would force them to dump millions of tons of it instead of recycling. The grains are used barley, wheat and other grains that are steeped in hot...
  • What’s the most expensive ingredient in beer? Taxes! (VIDEO)

    04/01/2014 3:38:43 PM PDT · by TheProducer · 2 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/1/2014 | Ian Huyett
    Obama's & His Dark Sayings; The Wrath of God On America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrp6wUkTGjY
  • Beer brewers push back against proposed FDA rule restricting use of old grains

    04/01/2014 5:06:39 AM PDT · by workerbee · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/1/14
    <p>Beer brewers are objecting to a proposed federal rule that would make it harder for breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed instead of throwing them away.</p> <p>The Food and Drug Administration rule change would mean brewers would have to meet the same standards as livestock and pet-food manufacturers, imposing new sanitary handling procedures, record keeping and other food safety processes on brewers.</p>
  • New federal rule could end recycling practice that benefits brewers, farmers and environment

    03/28/2014 4:18:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies
    Post Standard: Syracuse ^ | 03.28.14 | Don Cazentre
    Brewers need a way to dispose of the wet and mushy grains that are a byproduct of making beer. Farmers are looking for inexpensive but healthful feed for their livestock. So breweries across the country -- including those here in Central New York -- donate their used grains to local farmers. It's free: The farmers just stop by the breweries and cart the stuff away, usually in large plastic containers. It's a classic example of reuse and recycling, but a provision in the proposed federal Food Safety Modernization Act might bring it to an end. The proposed rule would require...
  • Researchers find marinading meat in beer before grilling can reduce cancer-causing chemicals

    03/27/2014 1:10:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-25-14 | Mark Prigg
    As barbecue season approaches, researchers have discovered an unlikely ingredient that could improve the safety of your meat - letting it swill in beer. They say that letting meat marindade in pilsner can help reduce the formation of potentially harmful cancer-causing substances in grilled meats. They say pilsner and black beer are most effective, halving the amount of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which have been linked to colorectal cancer.
  • Good riddance to PC phony beer companies who care more about not offending gays than Catholic rights

    03/19/2014 12:13:41 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It seems like every year Catholics are threatened by various homosexual groups because they have declared war on our religion and the secular world helps them any way they can. This year the phonies who sell beer have joined them. Subgroups within the homosexual community take the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day to try to force Catholics to violate deeply held religious doctrines against the celebration of homosexuality. They delight in their attempts to pressure the organizers of St. Patrick’s Day Parades around the country to allow them to march under a banner proclaiming their sexuality. As often as they...
  • Catholic League calls boycott

    03/18/2014 7:44:13 AM PDT · by steve8714 · 26 replies
    Clashdaily.com ^ | 3/18/2014 | Doug Giles
    Bill Donohue is calling for a boycott of Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams: Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, and Heineken, have pulled their sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade; the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams, has withdrawn its sponsorship of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Barry Beer!

    03/17/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Question: Which beer companies are STILL PARTICIPATING in St. Patrick's Day?

    03/17/2014 5:25:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    3/17/14
    I am SICK of hearing about sodomites and their allies in the media...so, WHICH of the beer companies are not bending over to the homosexual agenda?
  • &#8203;Heineken Joins Sam Adams in Boycotting St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/17/2014 2:09:43 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 30 replies
    jezebel.com ^ | 3/16/2014 | Isha Aran
    Last week, Boston Beer Company (the makers of Samuel Adams Lager) decided to pull their sponsorship from the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, and it looks like Heineken is doing the same in New York for Monday's celebrations. Related Irish PM Urged To Support St Paddy's Day LGBT Negotiations A Boston based LGBT group has called on Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny to support negotiations with the organisers of the second largest Saint… Read… Both brewing companies are doing so to support LGBT community members, after parade organizers ever-so-benevolently allowed LGBT members to march in the parade, but...
  • St Patrick's Day: Guinness drops parade sponsorship over gay rights

    03/17/2014 2:26:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/17/2014
    Guinness has dropped its sponsorship of New York's St Patrick's Day march after organisers refused to allow groups marching in the parade carrying pro-gay signs. The beer-maker announced its descision after gay groups threatened to dump its product from the shelves of the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the gay rights movement. Guinness is not alone in boycotting the annual event. Other beer companies joined the boycotts earlier, with Sam Adams withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston's parade and Heineken following suit in New York. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio will become the first mayor in decades to sit...
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patty’s Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Patty’s parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New York’s famed St. Patrick’s day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all,” the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. “We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • Sam Adams Pulls Out Of St. Patrick's Parade Over Gay Exclusion

    03/15/2014 6:41:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 65 replies
    Forbes ^ | Natalie Robhmed
    Billionaire Jim Koch’s Boston Beer SAM +1.41% Co., producer of the popular Sam Adams brew, will no longer be sponsoring Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because of the organizer’s failure to include LGBT groups. The move comes after a Boston bar said it would no longer serve Sam Adams beer because of its support of the parade. Gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and organizers of the South Boston parade, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, have been embroiled in talks attempting to broker a deal to allow 20 LGBT veterans to march. A 1995 U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled...
  • Yuengling to release Summer Wheat seasonal beer

    03/15/2014 10:08:28 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    pennlive ^ | 3-12-14 | Sue Gleiter
    D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. appears to be building its seasonal beer brand. The Pottsville-based brewer will be releasing a new seasonal beer, Summer Wheat Traditional Weizen Beer in April. It is the third beer in Yuengling's seasonal lineup which includes Bock in the spring and Oktoberfest in the fall. The Summer Wheat is brewed with a combination of wheat and barley malts. A Hallertau hops and Bavarian-style top fermenting yeast will deliver a thick, creamy head with overtones of banana and clove, according to a press release. The authentic German Weizen style beer will boast a slight hazy appearance...
  • Erin Go Bye: Two Beer Makers Exit St. Patrick's Parades

    03/14/2014 6:57:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 150 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    The makers of Sam Adams and Heineken beer say they are withdrawing their sponsorship of St. Patrick's Day parades because organizers exclude gay groups. Boston Beer Co., Sam Adam's brewer, said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn't be reached between the gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and Boston parade organizers that would have allowed gay veterans to march. Meanwhile, Heineken USA said it was withdrawing from the New York City parade, and told CNBC on Friday: "We believe in equality for all. We are no longer a sponsor of Monday's parade." The decisions came...
  • Sam Adams Withdraws from Boston St. Pat's Parade

    03/14/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by plangent · 90 replies
    WSAV-TV ^ | March 14, 2014 | Staff
    <p>The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers exclude gay groups.</p>
  • Sam Adams Pulls Its Sponsorship of St Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Rights

    03/14/2014 8:51:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 98 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 14, 2014
    Sam Adams Pulls Its Sponsorship of St Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Rights Boston parade organisers failed to reach an agreement with gay rights advocacy group, causing beer brewer to withdraw support 14 March 2014 The New York parade organisers have also come under fire for their policy toward LGBT people. The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston’s St Patrick’s Day parade a day after negotiations to allow gay groups to march broke down. Boston Beer Co said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn’t be reached between...
  • Sam Adams Beer pulls out of South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/14/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT · by reegs · 112 replies
    boston.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | David Zimmerman
    Yesterday South End restaurant Club Cafe announced that it would no longer serve Sam Adams due to the brewer's association with the parade. In an open letter on its facebook page Club Cafe stated that they were "disappointed that Sam Adams does not understand that the organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade continue to demonstrate that they do not respect LGBT Irish Americans by excluding LGBT members of this community from openly marching in the St.Patrick's Day Parade." This morning Sam Adams released a statement that said, in part "We share these sentiments with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch and...
  • Phyllis Schlafly family in beer trademark dispute

    03/13/2014 8:20:11 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies
    MSN News ^ | 03/13/2014 | Associated Press
    To many older Americans, the Schlafly name is most closely associated with Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative commentator known for her campaign to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. A younger generation knows Schlafly as the brand of an up-and-coming St. Louis brewery co-founded by Schlafly's nephew. [SNIP] With a growing national profile and new owners who might want to expand, the brewery started by Tom Schlafly more than two decades ago is seeking a trademark that would give it the exclusive right to use the Schlafly name to sell craft beer. But Phyllis Schlafly has asked the U.S....
  • Beer-Drinking Dog Pic Leads to Two Arrests

    03/10/2014 7:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 99 replies
    WIVB ^ | Monday, March 10, 2014 | Nancy Sanders
    A SUNY Brockport student from West Seneca and a Genesee County man have been arrested for allegedly forcing a dog to be held upside down and drink beer. Brockport Police report that Robert Yates, 20, took a photo of the dog being held over the beer keg and posted it to Twitter at a Saturday night house party. Officers also arrested Shane Oliver, 20, of Bergen. Both are facing charges of torturing/injuring animals. The dog’s owner was apparently not involved. The college issued a statement saying, “We were alarmed to learn of this disturbing photo. The College is investigating this...
  • We're Seeing It Everywhere: Smoked Beer

    03/04/2014 7:34:33 PM PST · by DemforBush · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/4/14 | Rachel Tepper
    Man has brewed beer for more than a millennium—perhaps even since the Neolithic period—but the stuff we drink today tastes very different from the brews our ancestors drank...
  • IPAs for People Who Don't Like IPAs

    02/28/2014 12:06:06 PM PST · by Pontiac · 44 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | WILLIAM BOSTWICK
    THINK YOU DON'T like IPAs? Too bitter, too intense? Many are. Tongue-numbingly resinous and paint-thinner strong, today's double and triple India Pale Ales have a few devoted, if masochistic, fans. But to those of us more interested in grace than grandeur, IPAs can be hard beers to love. Or even swallow. No longer. Showcasing new and experimental breeds of hops, the latest pale ales offer a welcome change of pace: nuanced flavor.So get them while you can: a fleeting, flickering burst of tropical sun in a northern winter. 1. Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA (9.4% ABV): Hop-of-the-moment Mosaic bursts through...
  • Beer fridge gives free brews to Canadian Olympians at Sochi

    02/12/2014 12:17:20 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Fox News
    Molson Coors wants to give its fellow Canadians competing at the Olympics a special edge. A beer fridge has reportedly been installed in Team Canada Olympic House in Sochi, fully stocked with free beer. All the Olympians need to do is have their passports.
  • Missouri Bar Gets Cease-And-Desist Order From Starbucks

    02/02/2014 7:17:04 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 5 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Hayley Peterson
    Starbucks is known for aggressively going after small businesses that appear to infringe on its trademark rights. So it was no surprise that a tiny brewpub in Missouri got a cease-and-desist letter from the coffee chain after it started selling a beer called "Frappicino." But unlike other businesses that have quietly caved to the coffee giant's demands, Jeff Britton, owner of Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Cottleville, responded with a sarcastic letter and a $6 check, which he claimed was his total profit from selling three pints of the beer. He posted the letters to Facebook. Britton addressed his...
  • FAA Stops Beer Drone Delivery

    01/30/2014 11:59:11 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 116 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 30 Jan 2014 | ELIZABETH SHELD
    The Lakemaid micro brewery started delivering beer to ice fishers using drones, at least until the FAA coldly shut their operation down. The FAA is currently reviewing their policies. According to the beer company’s president, Jack Supple, “They think it’s a great idea, though they’re telling me to stop.”
  • Brewery is testing beer delivery by drone

    01/29/2014 12:42:06 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 1-29-14 | fox
    It’s a dilemma that comes with the territory if you’re an ice-fisher, when you run out of beer it’s going to be a long time before you can go grab a six-pack. Until now… Meet the Lakemaid Beer Drone. Wisconsin-based Lakemaid Beers - whose tagline is "Great Fishermen need Great Beer" - was inspired by Amazon’s announcement that it was planning on using ...
  • TheDC’s State of the Union drinking game

    01/28/2014 7:27:59 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/27/2014 | unknown
    Nothing makes us want to get drunk on a casual Tuesday night more than the annual State of the Union address, and nothing passes the time through an epically boring, 90-minute speech than a good, old-fashioned drinking game. Follow along with The Daily Caller’s 2014 SOTU drinking game during President Obama’s speech and you’re guaranteed to be drunker than John Boehner at an open bar.
  • Jelly Belly Debuts BEER-Flavored Jelly Bean (NOT satire)

    01/22/2014 9:27:25 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 37 replies
    TODAY.com ^ | 1/21/14 | Amy Eley
    For more than 100 years, Jelly Belly has been a leading name in the jelly bean industry, with flavors like Buttered Popcorn, Toasted Marshmallow and Bubble Gum. And now? Beer. Jelly Belly debuted Draft Beer as its newest flavor on Saturday. While the news comes only one month after the December release of its Tabasco Dark Chocolate flavor, the latest addition to the Jelly Belly family is one that has been three years in the making. “Our fans have been asking for a beer Jelly Bean for years,” Rob Swaigen, Jelly Belly’s vice president of marketing, told TODAY.com. “It took...
  • ...middle-aged men, drinking more than two pints of beer a day speeds up memory decline...

    01/17/2014 12:34:00 PM PST · by Loyalist · 46 replies
    National Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Sarah Knapton, The Daily Telegraph/National Post Wire Services
    Middle-aged men who drink the equivalent of two and a half pints a day risk speeding up memory loss and mental decline by six years, researchers have warned. A 10-year study of more than 7,000 male and female civil servants found men who regularly drank significant amounts of alcohol suffered notable mental decline. The study was reported in the journal Neurology. In contrast men who drank less than one and a half pints a day, or a glass and a half of wine suffered no impact on mental ability. The heaviest drinkers were found to have the equivalent memory of...
  • Off-Duty Firefighter Puts Out Truck Fire With Cans of Beer

    01/09/2014 10:45:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    An off-duty Texas firefighter heading home from a vacation extinguished a truck fire with the truck's load of Coors Banquet beer. Houston Fire Department Capt. Craig Moreau said he and his wife were driving back from Austin on State Highway 71 when they spotted an 18-wheeler with smoke coming from the brakes, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. "The brakes had caught and the tire was burning," Moreau said. He said the blaze initially seemed to die down, but it soon "flared back up." "So I said to the driver, 'what have you got in here?'" he said. Moreau said he...