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  • Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

    04/14/2014 8:27:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    FOX ^ | 4-14-14 | Garrett Tenney
    A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows. For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship. "The whole brewing community was shocked about it," said Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Ill. Deth, whose title is "Chairman of the Party," says it's always been a great deal for both sides. The ranchers get the grain, and the brewers...
  • GUINNESS BOYCOTT TAPS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

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

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

    04/04/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2014 | Evan Rail
    Can anything beat a cold brew on a quiet terrace at the end of a hard day?WE'VE BEEN TRAPPED inside for months, perfecting our techniques in sweaty halls through the long, dark days of winter. But now that spring is finally here, we're prepared to test our strengths outside, in full view of the wider world. Make no mistake: I'm not talking about runners or cyclists. I'm talking about those of us who really know how to put warm weather to good use. I'm talking, of course, about beer drinkers. By extension, I'd include all al-fresco sippers, from the Southern...
  • Potential FDA Move on Recycling Grain Could Spike Beer Prices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/05/2014 11:32:16 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 43 replies
    January 5, 2014 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I'm making some cheap wine. When I say cheap I mean one step above Pruno. Right now I'm just getting down the basics, collecting equipment and experimenting with different concoctions. My first try was apple juice, sugar and bread yeast which actually came out quite well. I have 2 bottles of it sitting in the fridge now waiting until my 5 litre box of Blush runs out before I start drinking it. The main reason I chose apple juice first was for the 128 ounce bottle. Now that it's done I'm using the bottle to make other wines 64 ounces...
  • Satanists & Atheists Vie For Space In Florida Capitol

    12/11/2013 10:34:33 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 11, 2013
    A new display proposed for the Florida Capitol rotunda may leave you asking if the devil made them do it. After the state agreed to allow a private Christian group to put up a nativity scene and a private group to put up a Festivus pole made up of empty beer cans; more groups are applying to put their own displays in the rotunda. The latest filings for a Capitol display are from the Satanic Temple and from the Tallahassee Atheists, according to the News Service of Florida. The Satanic Temple hasn’t said what it would put on display in...
  • Festivus pole to go up in Florida Capitol rotunda

    12/09/2013 12:09:27 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 9, 2013 | im Turner,
    TALLAHASSEE —A nearly 6-foot-tall "Festivus" pole made from empty beer cans will be put up in the Florida Capitol this week as a not-so-subtle protest to the recent placement of a Christmas nativity scene. The mock monument will be erected most likely on Wednesday in the same first-floor rotunda as a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ put up last week by the Florida Prayer Network. "I still chuckle, I literally can't believe there will be a pile of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the state rotunda," said Chaz Stevens, a Deerfield Beach resident who applied to the...
  • Festivus pole added to nativity scene

    12/09/2012 11:53:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies
    upi ^ | Dec. 9, 2012
    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.,- This year, a Nativity scene in Deerfield Beach, Fla., features a "Festivus pole" made of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans, as well as a Menorah. The pole, a reference to the Dec. 23 atheist "holiday" that became a pop culture hit after being featured in a "Seinfeld" episode, was installed Thursday by activist blogger Chaz Stevens, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. Stevens said he had been trying to get the city to remove the Nativity scene for five years, and this year he decided to ask for space to express his own beliefs. "It's just 23...
  • SC woman stabs husband with ceramic squirrel over lack of beer, police say

    12/30/2013 6:20:46 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 36 replies
    WCBD News 13 ^ | December 27, 2013 | Staff
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - A North Charleston woman is in jail after police say she stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel. According to the police report, Helen Ann Williams attacked her husband on Christmas Day after he failed to bring beer back to the house. Police said they were dispatched to the home and found the victim with a large amount of blood on his face. When police asked Williams what happened to her husband, she first said that he fell and cut himself, but then told officers more. Williams said her common-law spouse went to a store to...
  • The 10 Authentic Trappist Monk Beers (Chill your mugs & steins, alert!)

    12/21/2013 1:47:14 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    St. Peters List ^ | December 20, 2013
    Logo of the International Trappist Association International Trappist Association & Standards In 1997, eight Trappist abbeys—six from Belgium (Orval, Chimay, Westvleteren, Rochefort, Westmalle and Achel), one from the Netherlands (Koningshoeven) and one from Germany (Mariawald) – founded the International Trappist Association (ITA) to prevent non-Trappist commercial companies from abusing the Trappist name. This private association created a logo that is assigned to goods (cheese, beer, wine, etc.) that respect precise production criteria. For the beers, these criteria are the following: The beer must be brewed within the walls of a Trappist abbey, by or under control of Trappist monks.The...
  • Did BEER create modern society? Ancient man developed agriculture to brew alcohol and not to bake...

    12/20/2013 10:57:34 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | December 20, 2013 | Sam Webb
    Full Title: Did Beer create modern society? Ancient man developed agriculture to brew alcohol and not to bake bread, claims scientist Some scientists claim beer - not bread - is the reason early man adopted a society based on farming around 10,000 years ago, a key moment in our evolution. The cultivation of grain saw the transition away from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and a widely-accepted theory is that the crops were used to bake bread, but experts claim it was the prospect of a brew that drove the desire to settle down and start a farm.
  • Beer Domesticated Man

    12/19/2013 5:54:42 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    Nautilus ^ | December 19, 2013 | Gloria Dawson
    The domestication of wild grains has played a major role in human evolution, facilitating the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to one based on agriculture. You might think that the grains were used for bread, which today represents a basic staple. But some scientists argue that it wasn’t bread that motivated our ancestors to start grain farming. It was beer. Man, they say, chose pints over pastry. Beer has plenty to recommend it over bread. First, and most obviously, it is pleasant to drink. “Beer had all the same nutrients as bread, and it had one additional advantage,” argues Solomon...
  • Man Offers Live Alligator For 12-Pack Of Beer

    12/18/2013 12:58:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 12-17-13 | unattributed
    It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but a guy walked into a Miami-area convenience store with quite a surprise in the box. A clerk at the Santa Ana Market in Allapattah was approached by customer Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, to buy some beer recently. “I just picked it up here,” Aguilera said of the alligator. “I seen it here in the grass and I tied it up.” When the subject of payment was brought up, the customer offered up a live alligator. “I went into the store to try to exchange it for a beer,” Aguilera told CBS4′s...
  • You've Had Eggnog With Bourbon, But Have You Tried it With Beer?

    12/11/2013 4:49:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    If there is one thing that eggnog lovers and eggnog haters have in common, it’s this: you HAVE to try it homemade. It’s an entirely new culinary creation once that yellow carton is removed. Once a nog-hater myself, I was hooked after one swig of the homemade version. This stuff is delicious. When you make this from scratch, you get the true impact: this is a glass of drinkable boozed-up ice cream. With a ingredient list like “cream, milk, eggs, sugar, booze,” there really isn’t anything not to fall in love with. As long as take the ten minutes and...
  • Legislators Worried About Beer Logos

    12/11/2013 10:53:18 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    Michigan has the strongest restrictions on branded barware in the nation and the Legislature is considering whether it should turn those administrative rules into law. When politicians are voting on a bill that would forbid bars and restaurants from receiving products with brand logos on them, it is easy to understand the cynicism of politics. How many people in the state really care whether pint glasses and napkins have promotional items printed on them? Legislators in Lansing are considering a slew of bills (notably: House Bills 4709, 4710, 4711, 4046 and 4257 and Senate Bills 505, 650 and 651) that...
  • Beer Bottle Trick at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys [video only]

    12/10/2013 6:43:21 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 12-3-2013 | The Slow Mo Guys
    Gav and Dan find an interesting way to destroy their bev bottles while showing off some cool science. Follow Gav on Twitter - https://twitter.com/GavinFree Follow Dan on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DanielGruchy Beer Bottle Cavitation at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys
  • The moment woman bit off man's LIP in horrifying fight at German beer festival Octoberfest

    12/03/2013 5:12:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2013 | Tom Gardner
    A man has had to have emergency surgery to reattach his lip after a woman bit it off during a fight at Germany's annual beer festival Oktoberfest. Video has emerged of the savage fight which shows the woman - appropriately wearing costume devil's horns - clamping her jaws around the bottom lip of the her victim. He is seen desperately trying to pull his head away as his onlookers attempt to disentangle the pair.
  • Amazonian Beer Drinking Networks Revealed by Anthropologists

    11/25/2013 8:00:41 PM PST · by anymouse · 8 replies
    The Physics arXiv Blog ^ | November 25, 2013
    The way the Tsimane tribe of the northern Amazon host beer drinking events offers important clues about the nature of their society, say anthropologists The indigenous Tsimane hunter-gatherers of the northern Amazon are probably the best studied native community in the world. About ten years ago, a team of US researchers began a decade-long research program to better understand the way these people develop, evolve and socialise as part of a unique farmer-forrager community . The so-called Tsimane Health and Life History Project has thrown up some fascinating insights into the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Last year, for example, the team revealed...
  • Brewers Should Be Careful What They Wish For With Government Regulation

    11/21/2013 5:13:34 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/19/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    With a slew of bills, the Michigan Senate is moving slightly in the direction of more freedom for beer drinkers. But, with the backing of some Michigan brewers, the Legislature also voted to codify ridiculous rules that try to pick winners and losers in the marketplace. At the same time the Michigan Liquor Control Commission was working to repeal some Prohibition Era rules, the Senate voted to put them into law. Bars and restaurants in the state are not allowed to have glasses or napkins with logos on them and if Senate Bill 505 passes the House alcohol manufacturers, sellers...
  • Prohibition Era Rules Prevent Michigan Bars From Having Glasses or Napkins With Logos

    11/12/2013 9:15:56 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/8/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Every year, Ashley's restaurant in Westland holds a Belgian Beer Festival that highlights more than 60 different Belgian drafts. Ashley's owner Jeff More says that due to state laws and regulations that date back to the Prohibition Era, he pays twice for glasses with Belgian logos on them and can only use the glasses for the 11 days of the festival. More said the kegs are shipped with the special glasses to beer distributors in Michigan and the price includes the cost of the glasses. But because of an archaic state law, Ashley's also has to pay the distributor for...