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  • Non-alcoholic beer debuts at Brooklyn Brewery amid declining alcohol sales

    10/13/2019 4:01:02 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 31 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10/1/2019 | Jeanette Settembre
    More beer makers are crafting up sober brews. Brooklyn Brewery is launching its first non-alcoholic beer nationwide, the New York City-based brewer announced Tuesday. It’s the latest brewery to cater to a sober-curious crowd. Brooklyn Special Effects was made to mimic the flavor profile of regular beer, minus the alcohol and is described as a hoppy lager-style brew. “It's not just for people who are sober, pregnant, or driving, but rather it’s for people who want to do more with their lives while still enjoying a fun and flavorful beverage,” Robin Ottaway, Brooklyn Brewery President, said in a statement.
  • Florida man 'tried to get an alligator drunk by pouring beer down its throat'

    10/08/2019 9:18:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10/07/2019 | Jerry Barmash
    Two Florida men are accused of capturing an alligator from the side of the road, holding it down, and pouring beer down the reptile's throat - while one of the men encouraged it to bite his arm. Timothy Kepke, 27, and Noah Osborne, 22, allegedly filmed the incident around 10pm on August 26 in Palm City. In a police report, Kepke claimed Osborne grabbed the animal with his bare hands from the side of the road. Kepke was apparently bitten by the animal on his right forearm before pouring the beer down its throat, but it's not clear how serious...
  • Tax break that helps craft breweries to expire if Congress doesn’t act

    10/05/2019 4:44:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    WPRI ^ | 10/04/19 | Brie Jackson
    WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — In recent years we’ve seen the craft beer industry grow from a handful of breweries in major cities to thousands of smaller, artisanal breweries spread across all 50 states. Brewers said the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (passed in 2017) has helped with that growth. But those tax breaks expire this year, and advocates want Congress to act fast. **SNIP** Cheston is one of nearly 7,000 craft brewers in the United States, who along with beer lovers, raised a glass after Congress passed the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act 2 years ago. Jim...
  • Beer Vendor Fired After Charging Dolphins Fan $724 for Beer

    10/04/2019 7:22:16 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 10/2/19 | Staff
    Police say a beer vendor used a personal card reader to charge a fan more than $700 for two beers at a Miami Dolphins football game. An arrest affidavit says 33-year-old Nathaniel Collier faces charges of grand theft and possession of a skimming device. He was fired Sunday by the company that employees vendors at Hard Rock Stadium.
  • Ocasio-Cortez targets poverty with new legislation ("A Just Society" - free beer?)

    09/29/2019 6:29:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/19 | MARTY JOHNSON
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is targeting poverty and other social issues in a package of bills unveiled on Wednesday. The progressive first-year lawmaker's legislative package, dubbed "A Just Society," includes six individual bills. "I am both energized and humbled to introduce legislation today to build upon the most transformative programs of the last century," Ocasio-Cortez said in statement. **SNIP** Individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offense would be ensured access to all federal public benefits in the Mercy in Re-entry Act, and the Embrace Act would guarantee federal public benefits access to anyone, regardless of their immigration status....
  • Drinking alcohol is better for you than exercise, recent study says.

    09/22/2019 7:48:41 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 115 replies ^ | September 1, 2019 | Russell
    Dr. Kawas and her team of doctors and professors analyzed data from a long term study conducted at the UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders. They dubbed this study the “90+ Study” which has been following people over the age of 90 since 2003. The research covered everything from daily exercise to sleep schedule to diet. As a result, the researches concluded that people who drank two glasses of wine or beer per day saw an 18% drop in their risk of early death. On the other hand, those who exercised 15-45 minutes per day only saw...
  • Trumbull Co. sheriff’s deputies pull over Amish buggy with stereo system

    09/17/2019 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 36 replies
    WKBN ^ | 9/16/2019 | WKBN Staff
    NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Deputies said they pulled over an Amish buggy complete with alcohol and a stereo system early Sunday morning. Just before 1 a.m., Trumbull County sheriff’s deputies said they saw two Amish men drinking alcohol while riding on the back of a horse and buggy. The deputies said there was a 12-pack of Michelob Ultra on top of the buggy. They pulled the buggy over at Donley and Mahan Parker Roads in North Bloomfield, Ohio. Deputies said the people riding in it ran out into the trees while the horse continued down the road. There were...
  • THIS IS THE BEST DIET TO SAVE THE PLANET (only 11.36 years left)

    09/17/2019 3:47:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 9/16/19 | KASHMIRA GANDER
    The vegan diet is often lauded as the most environmentally friend way to eat, but scientists have highlighted that cutting down on animal products can also help to protect the planet against climate change. A worldwide move towards plant-focused diets is "essential for meeting climate change mitigation targets," scientists wrote in the journal Global Environmental Change. But how this is achieved depends on the country. The team, from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, looked at the carbon and water footprints of nine plant-rich diets from 140 countries, and compared them with what is typically eaten. A total of 74 food items...
  • FDA Recommends Pouring All Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Beverages Down Drain

    09/01/2019 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 29, 2018 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S —As the nation plunges headlong into another fall season, the FDA has officially recommended pouring all pumpkin spice flavored beverages down the nearest drain immediately. Stressing that they are “all just completely abhorrent and disgusting,” a spokesman for the agency confirmed Wednesday that the only safe and honorable course of action when confronted with a pumpkin spice latte, coffee, or beer this autumn is to quickly and without hesitation open the beverage and dump every drop of it down a nearby drain or toilet. The FDA further advised caution when dumping the drinks, warning against accidentally spilling or splashing...
  • Greensboro Pride gets its own beer

    09/01/2019 2:52:47 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 23 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | September 1, 2019 | Carl Wilson
    This year's Greensboro Pride festival will have its own beer. Holly Springs-based Bombshell Beer Company created the GSO Pride Lager. In a release from Greensboro Pride, the beer is described as "an easy drinking lager with raspberry and green apple."
  • Economists Prove Socialism Sucks, But The Beer Is Worse

    08/24/2019 1:06:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | August 24, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    In what was probably the most enjoyable book I've read on the subject, two economists drink their way through the "unfree world" to prove that socialism, well, sucks. Economists Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell traveled all around the world quaffing some of the world's worst beer to prove that socialism "is an economic system that has led to more poverty, less freedom, and really, really bad beer for millions of people." As you might have guessed -- the more socialistic a country is, the worse the beer. Lawson and Powell are sort of like the conservative version of the guys...
  • A black teen ran out with a $2 beer. Then a Tennessee store clerk followed him and shot him dead

    08/17/2019 8:13:56 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 193 replies
    MSN / CNN ^ | 8-17-19 | Madeline Holcombe and Eric Levenson, CNN
    A jury found a grocery clerk guilty of killing a 17-year-old boy who ran out of the store with a beer he didn't pay for in Memphis, Tennessee, in a case that had sparked protests, authorities said. Anwar Ghazali was convicted of second-degree murder after a four-day trial, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Friday. "This defendant took it upon himself to be the judge and jury and the executioner over a $2 beer," prosecutor Lora Fowler said, according to CNN affiliate WMC. The shooting happened in March 2018, after Dorian Harris walked out of the Top Stop...
  • Beer with ‘sexist’ names banned by CAMRA from Great British Beer Festival 2019

    08/09/2019 1:09:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies ^ | Aug. 7, 2019 | RHONA SHENNAN
    The decision is designed to make women at the event feel more welcomed (Photo: Shutterstock)In an effort to combat discriminatory attitudes at the Great British Beer Festival, The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has banned beers that feature sexist names or imagery. The event kicked off yesterday (Tue 6 Aug) and runs until Saturday at London’s Olympia. Banned beers The sale of a number of drinks has been banned by CAMRA, like those named Dizzy Blonde, Slack Alice, Leg-Spreader and Village Bike. With over 1,000 beers, ciders and perries available at the festival, they’ve all been checked to make sure...
  • Driver Cited For Using 30-Can Beer Pack As Toddler’s Booster Seat

    07/12/2019 10:52:31 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 49 replies
    CBS 64 Detroit ^ | July 11, 2019 | Staff
    OTTAWA, Ontario (CBS Local) — A driver in Canada who allegedly strapped a toddler to a beer case instead of a car seat was charged with failing to properly secure a child, police said. The 22-year-old driver was pulled over early Tuesday at around 2:30 a.m. in the village of Atwood, near Listowel, reported. Ontario Provincial Police officers say a 2-year-old child was also in the car, sitting on a 30-can case of beer. The Wellington North driver, who was not unidentified in order to protect the child’s privacy, had allegedly put the case on the seat of his...
  • Lithuanian couple wins international wife-carrying championship

    07/08/2019 3:45:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | July 8, 2019 | Ed Adamczyk
    July 8 (UPI) -- Vytatutas Kirkliauskas, with his wife Neringa, traversed a muddy course and won the annual wife-carrying championships in Finland on Saturday. It was the second consecutive victory for the Lithuanian couple in the international event, held for the 31st time in Sonkajarvi, Finland. They ran an 830-foot obstacle course, walking in mud and crossing waist-high water and wooden barriers in one minute and 6.72 seconds. Their finish was only one second better than the effort of six-time winner Taisto Miettinen and new partner Katja Kovanen, but enough to win the prize of the wife's weight in beer.
  • 2020 Democrats connect with voters over beer (Drunk Democrats)

    07/04/2019 9:55:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/19 | Alicia Cohn
    A number of Democrats running for president are turning to beer to appeal to voters, hoping to boost their populist credentials and stand out in a large field of over 20 candidates. Candidates such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have livestreamed themselves on Instagram having a beer and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper regularly refers back to his past work as a brewer. “Hold on a sec, I’m gonna get me a beer,” Warren announced in a New Year's Instagram story, before taking a hearty swig on camera. Hickenlooper, who co-founded Denver’s Wynkoop Brewing, touted his work in a fundraising...
  • Defense Department to ban beer and pizza? Mandatory keto diet may enhance military performance

    07/01/2019 2:29:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies | July 1, 2019 | Kristine Froeba
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  • The secret of long term relationships; soup, sandwiches, and icy cold beer.

    06/26/2019 1:58:12 AM PDT · by vannrox · 65 replies
    metallicman ^ | 25JUN19 | Editorial staff
    You can go all over the internet and find all sorts of advice on how to keep your love and life alive. Here is mine. I argue, quite convincingly, I must add, that happiness can be had by any couple that enjoys fine food and drink. There is an old saying that goes a little like this… “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Oh, it might not be all that popular in today’s progressive reality of gender-less, role-less, lifestyle. But it is a very strong truth. If you want to keep a family strong, tight, and...
  • Bud Light Telegraphs Hoover Dam Destruction and the New World Order Birth – Decoded Commercials

    06/04/2019 10:14:13 AM PDT · by thelightinthedark
    The Light in the dark place ^ | May 12, 2019 | THE LIGHT
    LUCIFER THE DESTROYING ANGEL HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED! Inside the walls of Vatican City, located above the doorway entrance to the Gallery of Maps is a monumental display of Lucifer – the destroying angel! Vatican City is the headquarters of the largest denomination of alleged Christianity, with over 1.2 billion Roman Catholic Chruch members. This leaves us with one obvious question: Why is Lucifer inside the home of the largest denomination of Christianity?!
  • 'Florida Man' uses alligator to shotgun a beer while cranking Skynyrd

    05/25/2019 9:19:44 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | May, 24, 2019 | Colin Wolf
    A video of uncertain age (recently uploaded to Instagram by @504ollie) shows an unidentified man on a boat holding a gator by the neck, using its open mouth to puncture a can of Michelob Ultra. The man then slams the beer and tosses the gator back in the water, while a “Hell yeah” can be heard in the background. The @504ollie account changed its settings to private, but the video has been re-uploaded to multiple accounts, including Drunk People Doing Things, where it has garnered over 3 million views. [snip] Coincidentally, this is also the second video showing an unidentified...