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  • Big Changes Coming to Beer sales in Pennsylvania

    11/26/2016 11:41:58 AM PST · by BrownsvilleBeerGuy · 42 replies
    TribLive ^ | 11/15/2016 | Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Big changes are coming to beer sales in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday that will allow the state's more than 1,000 beer distributors to sell suds in any quantity
  • Beer Owner Endorses Trump (My New Favorite Beer, Yuengling)

    11/12/2016 2:42:28 PM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 36 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 10/27/2016 | Heather Long
    Donald Trump doesn't drink alcohol, but that didn't stop the owner of Yuengling beer from endorsing him. Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr. threw his support to Trump this week. He even gave Eric Trump a tour of the popular brewery in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Yuengling Jr. is a billionaire and head of the 187-year-old beer company, which his great-great grandfather founded. "Our guys are behind your father. We need him in there," Yuengling Jr. told Eric Trump on Monday, according to The Reading Eagle.
  • Sorry, Hangover-Free Beer Isn’t Real

    11/04/2016 12:12:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Eater ^ | Nov 4, 2016 | Whitney Filloon
    If it sounds too good to be true, it definitely isHangovers suck, and all the related calling in sick or totally-phoning-it-in-at-work days cost the U.S. economy an estimated $77 billion annually. Being able to rid ourselves of the unpleasant after-effects of a night of heavy drinking would not only be a triumph for the human spirit, but also for our nation’s GDP — so naturally, a Dutch brewer’s announcement that he’d created a “hangover-free beer” has been met with plenty of excitement. Beer maker Thomas Gesink of Amsterdam’s De Prael brewery “says that he’s cracked the code for brewing beer...
  • Attention: Someone Claims to Have Finally Made Hangover-Free Beer

    11/04/2016 12:10:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Metro (U.K) ^ | Thursday 3 Nov 2016 | Miranda Larbi
    Beer is completely delicious and refreshing – regardless of the season. After a long day at work, what could be better than settling down in your local pub with a few pints of cold lager? When are the best times to go to the supermarket to get reduced items? However, many of us soon regret it when on waking the next day for work, we feel like our soul has been ripped out and s**t upon. Well potentially, not anymore. In what could possible be life-changing news, someone claims to have finally created the formula for hangover-free beer. Thomas Gesink,...
  • Amy Schumer and Seth Rogan's Bud Light ads axed

    10/31/2016 1:32:47 PM PDT · by fungoking · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/2016 | Staff
    Anheuser-Busch InBev has pulled the plug on its Bud Light ads featuring comedians Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen. According to Adweek, the beer giant pulled the ads "a little earlier than expected" after its beer sales declined in the third quarter. The Schumer-Rogen ads launched earlier this year before the Super Bowl and played off of the presidential election featuring a mock Bud Light political party. One of the advertisements dubbed "Equal Pay" received a lot of negative attention online. In the video, the comedians denounced the gender wage gap by saying Bud Light "costs the same, whether you're a...
  • Bud Light Pulls Plug on Amy Schumer-Seth Rogen Ad Campaign As Sales Drop

    10/30/2016 2:11:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 30, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the parent company of beer brand Bud Light, has pulled the company’s Amy Schumer-Seth Rogen-starring “Bud Light Party” television advertisements weeks ahead of schedule as sales of the beer declined in the third quarter.
  • NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY – October 27

    10/27/2016 12:59:36 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 34 replies
    National American Beer Day is observed annually by beer drinkers across the nation on October 27. There are more than 2,100 breweries that manufacture beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brew pubs and microbreweries. •The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009. •The U.S. consumes roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually. •In 2008, the United States was ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption, while total consumption was second only to China. •Prohibition in the early twentieth century caused nearly all American breweries to close. •After...
  • Trump son tours Yuengling brewery in Schuylkill County

    10/26/2016 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 47 replies
    If Donald Trump were president, there'd be a lot more places like D.G. Yuengling & Son, the Pottsville, Schuylkill County-based brewing company. So said Eric Trump, son of the Republican Party nominee for president, Monday during a whistle-stop tour of Yuengling's brewery in East Norwegian Township. WELCOME GUEST! | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN Reading Eagle WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 Reading Eagle: Jeremy Drey | Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr., left, shakes hands with Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald J Trump, during a campaign stop Monday at the Yuengling brewery in East Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. Reading Eagle: Jeremy Drey...
  • Beer drinkers disavow Yuengling after owner shows support for Trump

    10/26/2016 2:50:35 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 189 replies
    Philly Voice ^ | 10/26/2016 | PATRICIA MADEJ
    The owner of America's oldest brewery has come out in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and the company's faithful drinkers aren't too happy about it. Eric Trump, the nominee's son, stopped at D. G. Yuengling & Son's in Pottsville on Monday while campaigning on behalf of his father. His message to the company? Hard-working family businesses like Yuengling, a fixture in Schuylkill County since the 1800s, would thrive under a President Trump, the Reading Eagle reported Tuesday. Yuengling's response? "Our guys are behind your father," 73-year-old owner Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr. said, according to the newspaper. "We need...
  • Attendance plummets at Oktoberfest amid fears of refugee sex assaults (Germany)

    10/07/2016 2:50:38 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-07-2016 | Masha Froliak
    The amount of people who attended this year’s Oktoberfest—the world’s largest beer festival in Munich — dropped to its lowest level in 15 years amid growing fears about rampant rapes and other sex crimes often linked to Germany’s burgeoning migrant population. Oktoberfest 2016 had around 5.6 million visitors, which is some 300,000 fewer than last year. However even with heightened security, the number of reported sex crimes increased to 31 cases, according to police reports.
  • Iowa QB Suspend For Not Standing...

    CJ Beathard Suspended After Refusing to Stand for “In Heaven There Is No Beer” Iowa quarterback CJ Beathard has never been one to shy away from standing up for his beliefs. Recently, he risked it all in protest of Iowa’s traditional victory song “In Heaven There Is No Beer”.
  • Heineken Light uses 'gay'-sounding joke in new TV ad

    09/06/2016 5:40:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/6/2016 | unknown
    A TV commercial running this summer for Heineken Light beer is raising some eyebrows as it features actor Neil Patrick Harris, an openly “gay” man, asking if he can “flip another man’s meat.” The advertisement has Harris, best known for his roles in “How I Met Your Mother” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” making a series of statements to a man who appears to be grilling something on a barbecue.
  • Anheuser-Busch Expects Major Layoffs After It Buys SABMiller (5,500 jobs)

    08/28/2016 8:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 26, 2016
    Anheuser-Busch expects to cut some 3% of its combined workforce after it has acquired rival SABMiller, according to takeover documents published on Friday. That would be some 5,500 jobs, according to a source with information on the offer. AB is aiming to achieve pre-tax savings of at least $1.4 billion per year within the four years after completion of the takeover through increased efficiency, sharing best practices and the removal of overlaps in corporate and regional headquarters....
  • Pennsylvania woman charged with stabbing, biting husband after he drank the last of her beers

    08/27/2016 8:09:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 26, 2016 | Laura Bult
    A Pennsylvania woman was so hopped up with rage when her husband guzzled the last of her beers that she slashed her spouse with a pair of scissors and bit his hands and arms, police say. Tracey Lee Giffin, 45, of North Union Township was jailed and charged with aggravated assault of her 59-year-old husband, three years after she was charged with a similar crime.
  • State 'Post and Hold' Rules Economically Unsound

    08/24/2016 5:04:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    The Mackinac Center’s mission is premised on the notion that free markets and free people make for a more prosperous and flourishing society. So it’s no surprise that we find Michigan’s alcohol control regime problematic, because it is designed to unjustly enrich a few beer and wine wholesalers at the expense of consumers everywhere. Indeed, parts of the state liquor code read as if it were written specifically for the benefit of wholesaler business interests. Along with laws laid down by the Legislature, rules from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission protect insiders, resulting in crony capitalism at its worst. This...
  • Does North Korea Make the Best Beer in Asia?

    08/17/2016 10:27:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Josh Thomas, an American amateur brewer who was based in Hong Kong for five years, has tried what he described as an “absolutely insane amount” of Asian beers. He said that Taedonggang is “significantly better” than any other mass-market beer on the continent, chiefly because the best-selling beers of North Korea’s neighbors — Cass and Hite in South Korea, Snow and Tsingtao in China, and Asahi Super Dry and Kirin in Japan — are rice-based, light, and somewhat watered down. But since rice is so scarce in North Korea, brewers there tend to rely more on barley, which makes beer...
  • Hundreds of cans of Miller Genuine Draft pour onto Denver interstate after recycling truck crashes

    07/25/2016 7:16:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 21 - 22, 2016 | Nick Enoch
    A truck taking expired beer to a recycling plant crashed on a Denver highway leaving cans strewn across several lanes during rush hour. The semitrailer was hauling Miller Genuine Draft when it almost careered off the overpass from Interstate 70 onto the I-25 below. With the truck left on its side and roof ripped open, hundreds of beer cans then spilled over onto express lanes following the accident at around 6pm yesterday. The Denver Police Department said there were no injuries, according to Fox 31. A front-end loader was used to clear the beer debris on the eastbound I-70 ramp...
  • Planned Yorklyn microbrew targets August opening [in a historic mill in Delaware]

    07/22/2016 2:15:03 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    Delaware Online (The News Journal) ^ | July 22, 2016 | Xerxes Wilson
    Gannett...link and title only. Click here to go to article.
  • The World's Largest Brewer Is Betting Big on Weak Beer [Bud InBev]

    07/15/2016 5:43:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    Anheuser-Busch InBev, which will soon make almost 30% of the world’s beer, wants to serve more low and alcohol-free brews to drinkers trying to live a healthier lifestyle. The Belgium-based brewer, on the verge of buying its largest rival SABMiller, has forecast lower and zero strength beer will grow from a small base to make up 20% of its sales by the end of 2025.
  • 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 £2.
  • 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 · 20 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."