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  • Japan's Asahi Offers Billions for Italy's Peroni

    02/10/2016 12:37:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Feb 2016
    Japan's Asahi Group Holdings has offered €3.1 billion for two top European lager brands from British giant SABMiller, in what would be the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese beer company, a report said on Wednesday. Board members finalised the 400 billion yen proposal on Tuesday for Peroni of Italy and the Netherlands' Grolsch, the leading Nikkei business daily said, without citing sources. The company refused to confirm the report but said in a statement it was "studying a variety of possibilities for a capital and business tie-up, including this case". Nothing has been finalised, it added. Acquiring the brands,...
  • Debate Day Brew Day -- American Pale Ale

    02/06/2016 7:00:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    It's been a full day. The laughable debate going on this evening preceded by a brew day. Today's beer is an American Pale Ale SMASH (single malt and single hop). The recipe: 13 pounds Maris Otter (yes, I know that's an English malt) 2 ounces Cascade @ 60 minutes 2 ounces Cascade @ 5 minutes 1 ounce Cascade @ flameout 2 ounces Cascade dry-hop for 3 days in Secondary Safale US-05 yeast I built a 1 liter starter (using pound of Pilsen DME to feed the yeast) yesterday in order to get things moving a bit. Mashed at 156...
  • Good Man. Good Monk. Good Beer.

    02/04/2016 2:47:08 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Aletelia ^ | February 4, 2016 | FR DWIGHT LONGENECKER
    I first met Brother Augustine Wilmeth when he was one of the students where I served as chaplain. As a convert, he was intensely interested not only in his new Catholic faith but in the more traditional expressions of life and worship.I followed his progress through the years and had the chance last summer to visit him a few months before he took his first vows as a monk at the Benedictine monastery that has been reestablished at Norcia in Italy.Brother Augustine spoke to me for Aleteia about his vocation, his life in the monastery and his work brewing...
  • Brewers and Vinters Monthly discussion

    01/29/2016 3:36:54 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 44 replies
    None ^ | 1/29/2016 | Taxcontrol
    Ok list members, I am going to start a last Friday in the month discussion thread each month. I will start with a question that will hopefully kick of some interesting discussions.
  • Brewers Ping List

    01/27/2016 11:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 54 replies
    None ^ | 1 January 2016 | Self
    Hello folks. Taxcontrol here and I am taking over the Brewer/Vintner ping list from Red_Devil 232. The list is for all that work with yeast to produce alcohol. So Beer, Wine, Mead, Spirits, even fuel producers are all welcome. So some questions: - I am going to assume that you want to be on the list unless you tell me otherwise - How often is an approprite regularly scheduled ping to the list (any time a relevant article is posted, weekly, bi weekly, monthly)? - How often should we cover recipes and when? Friday perhaps? - any other thoughts or...
  • Made my first home brew beer in 20 years

    01/24/2016 8:26:15 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 28 replies
    None ^ | 1/24/2016 | Self
    20 years ago, my wife gave away my carboy and put dog food in my ABS plastic bucket that I did my first ferments in. I have constantly reminded her of that violation. This Christmas, she bought two brew kits for me. So of course, I had to try it out right away. I did a kit for a Honey Brown Ale - Similar to Newcastle. Yesterday, I cracked open a bottle with friends.
  • “Ridiculous Waste” of Beer Debated

    01/22/2016 5:50:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Iceland Review ^ | January 21, 2016 | VALA HAFSTAD
    The “ridiculous waste” of Christmas beer was the subject of discussion at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, today, mbl.is reports. Member of Parliament Brynhildur Pétursdóttir, Bright Future, used those words when deploring the fact that regulations require for perfectly good, unsold beer to be discarded right after Christmas or Easter if it’s labeled as Christmas beer or Easter beer. The regulations originate in the Ministry of Finance. Thus, she asked Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson whether those could be changed. Bjarni responded, “Of course these are rules which should be reevaluated, as are rules regarding where liquor can be sold. And it’s...
  • Universities tap into craft beer growth by offering classes

    01/03/2016 8:32:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 1, 2016 4:05 PM EST | Lisa Rathke
    With an explosion in growth in the craft beer industry over the last decade, it's not enough to simply have a passion for brewing and beer when it comes to starting a brewery or working for one as the industry gets more competitive. Recognizing that, some universities are now offering programs on the business of craft beer. In the last decade, the number of craft breweries has grown to more than 4,000 in the U.S. today, from more than 1,400 in 2005, according to the Brewers Association. ...
  • 5 Uses For Junk Beer

    12/29/2015 9:57:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2015 | Vanessa Rasanen
    If you have beer sitting in the back of the fridge you can't bring yourself to drink or dump, have I got some ideas for you. This time of year brings a multitude of holiday parties to the calendar and gifts under the tree. This inevitably means ending up with "crap" beer in the fridge. Perhaps it's after a get-together with friends, when everyone brought a little something to share, or a well-meaning relative got you a six-pack thinking you might like it. Or maybe it's after picking something new at the store that you ended up hating. Or, let's...
  • Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift ...

    12/23/2015 10:42:41 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 23rd December, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift The results of a recent poll by review and research organisation Consumer Reports have revealed alcohol is considered the "worst" gift to receive at Christmas. The Consumer Reports National Research Center designed a survey to explore "general sentiment and shopping behaviours" for the 2015 winter holiday season. Out of the 1,300 US residents polled - statistically weighted so that respondents in the survey were demographically and geographically representative of the US population - spirits such as vodka, rum and whisky received the highest number of votes for 'worst gift', with 20% listing booze as the...
  • Behold, the Official Catholic Blessing for Beer

    12/19/2015 10:37:52 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    ChurchPop ^ | Unknown | Editor
    Did you know the Catholic Church has an official blessing for beer?In the 1964 edition of the Rituale Romanum, one of the Church’s official books of rituals, there is a section with “Blessings of things designated for ordinary use.”Among the many rituals listed, you can find special blessings for pastries, medicine, cheese, fire, seeds, airplanes, and more – including beer.Why bless beer? Because it is a part of God’s good creation and a wonderful gift for human enjoyment! Ever since Jesus turned water into wine at the marriage at Cana (John 2), the Catholic Church has supported the enjoyment of alcohol...
  • New Belgium, Ben & Jerry’s donate $100K to fight climate change ( Colorado )

    12/16/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    BizWest ^ | December 15, 2015 | Dallas Heltzell
    FORT COLLINS - New Belgium Brewing has joined forces with Ben & Jerry's to donate $100,000 to a California-based nonprofit that works to mobilize the snow-sports community to battle climate change. The two "B-corp" companies, Fort Collins-based New Belgium and South Burlington, Vt.-based Ben & Jerry's, partnered to create a special beer and ice cream, with a portion of their proceeds going to Pacific Palisades, Calif.-based Protect Our Winters. The companies presented the check to POW on Friday during a celebration at Stoney's Bar and Grill in Denver. ... In addition to fundraising for POW, the campaign encouraged people to...
  • Police: Witness follows man who stole beer, kills him

    12/08/2015 2:03:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December. 8, 2015
    TUCSON, Ariz. — A witness who saw a man steal two cases of beer followed him out of a convenience store and shot him to death after the thief charged at him with a log, according to authorities in southern Arizona. Police in Tucson are investigating, and prosecutors will determine whether to charge the shooter, a man who has not been identified, Sgt. Kimberly Bay said.
  • New way to make yeast hybrids may inspire new brews, biofuels

    12/04/2015 1:18:16 PM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 4, 2015 | by Terry Devitt & Provided by: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Orange-colored galls, such as these pictured in 2010, from the beech tree forests of Patagonia have been found to harbor the yeast that makes lager beer possible. Five hundred years ago, in the age of sail and when the trans-Atlantic trade was just beginning, the yeast somehow made its way from Patagonia to the caves and monastery cellars of Bavaria where the first lager beers were fermented. University of Wisconsin-Madison Genetics Professor Chris Todd Hittinger and colleagues have discovered a quick and efficient way to fuse different strains of yeast to make hybrids similar to the lager beer hybrid, an...
  • 'Game of Thrones' star throws beer keg 24-1/2 feet into the air

    12/02/2015 9:48:45 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 1, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, - Champion strongman and Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson chucked a 33-pound beer keg more than 24 feet into the air to break a world record. Bjornsson, known as "Thor" to his fans and as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane to fans of HBO drama Game of Thrones, threw the 33-pound keg 24 feet and 6 inches into the air Saturday at the Giants Live strongman contest in Sweden. "I am going to throw it through the roof," the World Record Academy quoted Bjornsson as saying prior to his feat. Bjornsson, who previously set the Guinness World Record...
  • Grolsch to be sold off in mega beer merger: media

    11/30/2015 2:51:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Dutch News ^ | 11/30/15
    Dutch brewing company Grolsch will be put up for sale in an effort to win Brussels approval for a merger between the world’s two biggest beer groups, the Sunday Times said at the weekend.AB Inbev will agree to sell Grolsch and Peroni so it can keep its own top names, including Stella Artois, the paper said.AB Inbev struck a deal to take over Grolsch owner SABMiller earlier in November for around €60 a share, a 50% premium on the closing price on September 14.British-South African brewing group SABMiller bought Grolsch for €816m at the end of 2007.City sources told the...
  • Buzzkill: Obamacare Regulation May Put Craft Breweries Out of Business

    11/23/2015 4:57:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Obamacare's menu labeling regulationpromises to be a disaster for the food and restaurant industries, as its implementation is both costly and extremely onerous. While its deleterious effects on thepizza, restaurant, and grocery industries have been most well known, it also has the potential to shutter an industry near and dear to Americans' hearts: craft beer. Since beer has a few too many calories for bureaucrats, the health law dictates that all brewers include a detailed calorie count on every type of beer produced. Failure to do so, according to Americans for Tax Reform, "means craft brewers will not be able...
  • Obamacare Regulations Target Breweries Making Craft Beer

    11/20/2015 8:39:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | November 20, 2015 11:26 am | BY: Ali Meyer
    New rules will cost businesses between $49,000 and $77,000 to comply Obamacare regulations requiring that restaurants post calorie information on menus will make it harder and costlier for breweries making craft beer to comply with the new rules, Watchdog.org reported. Regulations taking effect next year will require that restaurant chains with more than 20 locations nationwide such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s post calorie information on all of their menus. For items such as craft beer, which are not made in house, calorie information from the brewery must be shipped to the restaurant. “Brewers are facing the prospect of...
  • Georgia Inmate Marcus Ray Johnson Denied Beer as Last Meal

    11/18/2015 1:06:30 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/18/2015 | Tracy Connor
    A Georgia death-row inmate scheduled for execution on Thursday requested a six-pack of beer as his last meal and was turned down, prison officials said. As a result, Marcus Ray Johnson will be given the regular meal: baked fish, cheese grits, beans, cole slaw, cookies and fruit punch. "His request was declined as alcohol is a contraband item," the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement.
  • Guinness can’t afford to alienate loyalists as beer sales fall [changing recipe]

    11/14/2015 2:26:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/14/15 | Jason Notte
    Guinness dates back 256 years and is laden with deep cultural connotations for both the Irish and Irish diaspora here in the United States. Any significant change to it is risky.Even if it means removing an element deemed repugnant by a large segment of the population.We could be talking about isinglass — the clear collagen extracted from fish bladders that is used to draw spent yeast out of beer and clarify the finished product — but Guinness is planning to remove that particular substance from its brewing process in 2016 in favor of another less-fishy filtration method. There wasn’t all...
  • Big beer merger leaves future uncertain for competitors [AB InBev to buy SABMiller]

    11/13/2015 8:10:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 11/13/15 | DANICA KIRKA
    It's no fun being in the middle.Heineken, Molson Coors and Carlsberg are storied brewers that trace their roots back hundreds of years and have loyal drinkers around the world. But the merger of their two biggest competitors leaves such mid-size brewers without a clear way forward.They find themselves squeezed between a Goliath that will produce almost a third of the world's beer and a growing army of craft brewers.Some experts say the mid-sized brewers should respond by pursuing takeovers of their own. Others argue that would do little good because the underlying problem is that consumers are increasingly drinking craft...
  • How do you smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken into Saudi Arabia? Disguise it as Pepsi.

    11/12/2015 7:46:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    <p>Legally, alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia. In reality, however, there are people in the country who drink.</p> <p>If you're wondering how exactly they actually get that alcohol, consider the multiple reports in the Saudi press today that describe how the Saudi authorities at border with United Arab Emirates caught a man with 48,000 cans of Heineken – all disguised as Pepsi cola.</p>
  • Beer Guinness changes recipe to go vegan

    11/03/2015 6:26:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2 November 2015
    Beer Guinness changes recipe to go vegan Guinness is going vegan. Starting in 2016, the Irish beer will be fully vegan friendly for the first time since they started brewing beer 256 years ago, reports The Independent. Guinness, like many other brewers, use isinglass, a by-product of the fishing industry that's used to clarify the beer and make yeast settle faster. While most of the agent is filtered out during the brewing process, there are still traces of fish bladders in the finished product. Vegan customers have long been petitioning the brand to discontinue its use of isinglass. One was...
  • $20M Settlement in Lawsuit Over Beck's Packaging

    10/20/2015 4:13:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    U.S. drinkers of Beck's beer who thought the American-made brew they were buying was still a fancy, century-old German import can get cash payments under a $20 million settlement approved Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit over deceptive packaging. People with proof that they bought Beck's at retail outlets could get up to $50 per household. Those without receipts can qualify for $12 maximum. Claims may be filed through Nov. 20 via a court-approved website: www.becksbeersettlement.com. The settlement, approved by U.S. Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan, came in a lawsuit filed in 2013 by several Beck's drinkers who noticed there was...
  • Budweiser, Miller beer owners craft a $106 billion merger deal [Obamanomics]

    10/13/2015 4:42:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 10/13/15
    The sixth time was the charm as British-based brewer SABMiller on Tuesday accepted in principle a $106 billion takeover offer from Anheuser Busch InBev that will create the world's biggest beer company and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.
  • 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
    phys.org ^ | 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 · 103 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 Brewerys 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
    statecollege.com ^ | 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 wasnt 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
    Todays discerning beer drinkers might be convinced that Americas 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 countrys 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. Hes been turning them down for now. We dont 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
    Michigans 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 Californias achievements and industry. After all, Michigan has more coastline, more fresh water and more craft breweries per capita than the Golden State. Michiganders arent alone in noticing and capitalizing upon the rise of craft brew. According to the Brewers 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 countrys most popular alcoholic drink. A brewery shutdown would reduce the countrys 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 Venezuelas 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
    wftv.com ^ | 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. Ive 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 wouldnt 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
    Mining.com ^ | 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 Europes 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 theyre 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 patrons 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 useby turning it into beer. Roskilde, northern Europes 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 goers 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 Mexicos 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 Brewerys 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. Were not carrying them because of what we stand for. You take the coal out of Craig and youve 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. Stockmens 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...