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

    09/09/2015 11:44:38 AM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 9 Sept. 2015
    Michigan has followed New Hampshire by banning the sale of Founders 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...
  • For President Obama and Angela Merkel, the Beer Lacked Bite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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