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  • Determining recipes for some of the world's oldest preserved beers

    03/04/2015 10:20:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | Provided by American Chemical Society
    Some breweries have taken to resurrecting the flavors of ages past. Adventurous beer makers are extrapolating recipes from clues that archeologists have uncovered from old and even ancient brews found at historical sites. Now scientists have analyzed some of the oldest preserved beer samples from an 1840s' shipwreck to try to provide insight into how they were made. They report their findings in ACS' Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry. Brian Gibson and colleagues explain that in 2010, divers discovered an old schooner at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Finland. Archeological evidence suggested the ship went down about...
  • Budweiser losing the battle with craft beers

    02/26/2015 6:53:09 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 179 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2015
    Anheuser-Busch InBev is having a tough time getting millennials to crack open a can of Budweiser. The world’s biggest brewer said Thursday that falling unemployment and “premium” brands are boosting overall beer sales in the US, its biggest market. But the company is struggling to market Bud — the 139-year-old American brand with blue-collar roots — to younger drinkers, who prefer craft brews and bourbon.
  • Time to Uncork Beer and Wine Reforms

    02/24/2015 8:52:14 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/22/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    The Office of Regulatory Reinvention granted permission to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to open a review of alcohol control rules. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy weighed in on two (beer and wine) of them today. The Mackinac Center has long had an interest in the state’s beer and wine rules because they, among other things, raise the cost of beer and wine in the state while enriching a handful of crony capitalists. One study indicates that these rules may raise the cost of beer and wine by 6.4 percent to 30 percent, depending on the price. The rules...
  • Principal addresses parents regarding beer in classroom

    02/17/2015 4:26:13 PM PST · by iowamark · 60 replies
    KCCI TV ^ | 2/16/2015 | Laura Nichols
    ANKENY, Iowa —The Ankeny School Board voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation of a teacher who police said was intoxicated and had been in her classroom. The vote was made Monday evening. Police said they were called to East Elementary School at 710 SE 3rd St. at 2 p.m. after receiving a report that a teacher was observed with a can of beer in her classroom. Police said the teacher was taken into custody after testing positive during a preliminary breath test. A bag in her classroom had two empty cans of beer and four additional full cans of...
  • State Liquor Commission Should End Rules that Hike Prices

    02/10/2015 9:46:02 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/9/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    Dear Legislators: I am writing to ask the Regulatory Reform Committee to examine why the Michigan Liquor Control Commission continues to maintain “post and hold” rules designed to facilitate tacit price collusion between Michigan’s beer and wine wholesalers. The result is to keep prices of those products artificially high, which pads the bottom line of a handful of politically well-connected special interest beneficiaries at the expense of consumers. How much does this cost the residents you represent? One study estimates that post and hold rules raise the price of beer and wine products by 6.4 percent to 30 percent. These...
  • Red Bull bullies Ashburn VA OX Brewery

    02/10/2015 4:41:43 AM PST · by bmwcyle · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 02/0902015 | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. — The maker of Red Bull energy drinks is challenging a Virginia craft brewery’s use of the word “ox” in its brand name.
  • Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's'

    02/02/2015 1:11:36 PM PST · by wtd · 49 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10:55AM GMT 02 Feb 2015 | Telegraph Men
    Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's' " As self-delusional arguments go, it sounds like it is up there with claims that a bowl of ice-cream supplies a quarter of your daily calcium needs. However, scientists in China have found that drinking beer could help protect the brain from a number of degenerative brain diseases. A team of researchers at Lanzhou University have published a study which claims that xanthohumol, a type of flavinoid found in hops, could help protect the brain against the onset of diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia. According to Jianguo Fang,...
  • Labor pushes 'union beers' at Super Bowl (Budweiser, Miller, Coors, Blue Moon, PBR, Shock Top)

    01/31/2015 4:43:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/30/15 | Tim Devaney
    Football fans will be discouraged from drinking “non-union” beers like Guinness and Heineken while they’re at Super Bowl parties. During Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, labor groups are hoping to raise awareness about beer companies that are unionized and pay their employees good wages. Labor 411’s list of approved beers for the Super Bowl includes companies like Stella Artois, which boasts strong union membership. But Guinness, Heineken, Corona, Flying Dog, and many other beermakers did not make the list, said Robert Fulton, the editorial director of Labor 411. "If you’re out making your choice...
  • Budweiser’s ‘Lost Puppy’ Super Bowl Ad Will Make Football Fans Cry in Their Nachos

    01/28/2015 9:24:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    Yahoo TV - The Wrap ^ | 1/28/15 | Tony Maglio
    Football fans might want to start pretending there is something in their eye now in advance of Sunday’s big game, because if Budweiser’s newest Clydesdale commercial has anything to say about it, viewers will be bawling by halftime.
  • Have a Brewski! 5 Ways Beer Can Help Your Health

    01/19/2015 12:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Eat Right Blog ^ | October 2014 | Karen Ansel, MS, RD, CDN
    When it comes to beverages with benefits, wine always seems to get the credit. If you're a brew lover, that might make you want to cry in your beer. But before you do, you'll be glad to learn that, like wine, beer delivers some decided perks as well. "A cold beer is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day, it tastes great and, in moderation, it can even be good for you," says Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, past president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are five ways your favorite brew...
  • New York Mag Writer: Reduce Campus Rapes by Raising Beer Tax; Smoking More Dope

    01/16/2015 1:23:31 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is only a couple of weeks into the new year but it looks like we already have a strong contender for the dopiest article of the year, emphasis on "dope" as we shall see. A bizarre solution to reducing campus rapes comes to us by way of Annie Lowery of New York magazine. Her solution is to raise taxes on beer while also encouraging people to smoke more marijuana. After acknowledging that the Rolling Stone story about a drunken fraternity rape case was just a fairy tale, Lowery takes a deep plunge into the world of utterly stupid:
  • AP: Budvar beer exports reach record high in 2014

    PRAGUE (AP) — Czech state-owned brewery Budejovicky Budvar, which has been fighting a long legal battle with U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch over the use of the "Budweiser" brand, says its overall output and exports reached record highs in 2014. Budejovicky Budvar NP says exports rose by 6 percent to reach 813,000 hectoliters (21.48 million gallons) of beer, the best result in 119 years. Budvar exported to 70 countries last year, five more than the previous year. Overall output reached 1.457 million hectoliters, up 2.5 percent from 2013. Profit figures from the brewery are due in April. Both Budvar and Anheuser-Busch...
  • Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

    01/05/2015 9:38:19 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 69 replies
    Npr ^ | 1-5-15
    Columbia? Taken. Mississippi? Taken. Sacramento? El Niño? Marlin? Grizzly? Sorry, they're all taken. Virtually every large city, notable landscape feature, creature and weather pattern of North America — as well as myriad other words, concepts and images — has been snapped up and trademarked as the name of either a brewery or a beer. For newcomers to the increasingly crowded industry of more than 3,000 breweries, finding names for beers, or even themselves, is increasingly hard to do without risking a legal fight. Candace Moon, aka The Craft Beer Attorney, is a San Diego lawyer who specializes in helping brewers...
  • Bad barley crop probably won't affect 2015 beer prices

    01/04/2015 7:39:36 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    maktoob news ^ | By LISA BAUMANN
    Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation. This year, farmers and maltsters scrambled to salvage a large portion of the crop hit by heavy rains in August, especially in Montana and Idaho, the top two barley-growing states in the U.S. Growers in North Dakota and Alberta, Canada, faced similar issues. Scott Heisel, vice president at the American Malting Barley Association, said "the industry has never had to deal with this issue on this scale before." Fields with half of Montana's crop and 85 percent...
  • Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

    12/20/2014 5:45:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 18, 2014
    In the month of December alcohol consumption increases as many people celebrate the festive season. But how does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti.
  • Pining for a beer! Two-story-high Christmas tree made from 300 KEGS is an ale-lover's dream

    12/12/2014 7:42:45 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-10-14 | n/a
    It might not be as fragrant as evergreen but this giant beer keg Christmas tree sure taps into the festive spirit. The Genesee Brewing Co. in Rochester, New York, spent around two weeks constructing the 23-foot-high structure out of 300 stainless steel half-barrels. Employees laced it with 600 feet of green LED lighting and placed a rotating sign bearing the company's name on top instead of an angel.
  • Wisconsin man blames beer-battered fish during drunken driving stop

    12/10/2014 4:01:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 10, 2014
    A Wisconsin man told a sheriff's deputy he had not been drinking, but rather eating beer-battered fish when he was pulled over for what could be his 10th drunken driving offense, according to an incident report released on Wednesday. John Przybyla, 73, was stopped for a broken tail light and erratic driving on Oct. 12 by a deputy who then smelled alcohol on his breath and saw that his eyes were blood shot. The deputy asked Przybyla how much he had had to drink. Przybyla replied that he had not been drinking and instead had eaten beer-battered fish at a...
  • Man Swings Bag of Beer Cans at Teen Robbers, Say Police

    12/07/2014 10:30:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2014 | Justine Hofherr
    When a group of seven or eight teenagers tried to rob a man outside a KFC in Dorchester Friday night, the victim used what he had available for protection: beer. According to Boston Police, the victim said he was at 481 Washington Street around 10:20 p.m., when two men from a larger group approached him and demanded his phone and wallet. He told police that one of the teens pointed a knife at him.
  • Virginia brewery taps 300-year-old beer recipe

    12/05/2014 7:35:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | December 4, 2014 | Michael Felderbaum
    What do you get when you combine water, American persimmons and hops and ferment it with yeast? A beer based on a 300-year-old recipe scribbled in a cookbook kept by Virginia's prominent Randolph family. Ardent Craft Ales in Richmond recently brewed "Jane's Percimon Beer" unearthed from the book in the Virginia Historical Society's collections from the 1700s that contains food, medicinal remedies and beer recipes. The formula for the Colonial-era concoction is one of thousands of alcoholic recipes in the society's collection that provide a glimpse into what Virginians and others were drinking in the 18th century and other points...
  • 10 things the beer industry won’t tell you

    11/29/2014 12:34:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-29-14 | PRIYA ANAND
    Would you pass the test to become a certified beer server? Here’s a sample quiz, courtesy of the Cicerone Certification Program. 1. English hops are often associated with which flavor attributes? Oaky, vanilla Herbal, earthy Citrus, resiny Flowery, perfumey
  • Beer Excise Tax Payments

    11/24/2014 8:50:15 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 5 replies
    The Beer Institute ^ | November 24, 2014
    The federal excise tax was first imposed during the Civil War as a temporary measure to support the Union army. Brewers paid a tax for each barrel of beer sold. In 1990, as part of the effort to balance the budget, taxes on beer and luxury items were increased. For large brewers, the beer excise tax doubled, from $9 to $18 a barrel. Each year U.S. brewers, importers and distributors pay over $3.6 billion in federal excise taxes and almost $1.7 billion in state excise taxes. Ultimately these expenses are passed on to consumers. Today, over 40 percent of the...
  • Czech president: US beer is ‘filthy water’

    11/24/2014 8:20:22 PM PST · by wetphoenix · 99 replies
    Milos Zeman, president of the Czech Republic, has branded American beer as “filthy water” during a business summit in Kazakhstan but US brewers needn’t pay too much attention. During the trip, Kazakhstan’s long-running president, Nursultan Nazarbaev (who has run the country since 1989), asked Zeman (pictured above) which beer he thought was the best in the world. According to Reuters Zeman replied that, “Czech beer is the best in the world. No American company that offers filthy water instead of beer can compete with us.” Zeman is used to controversial and often profane statements, the 70-year-old even calling Russian protest...
  • Ewe: Fresno State student arrested in sheep sexual assault

    11/15/2014 10:00:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 107 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Kale Williams
    A Fresno State University student is facing sexual assault charges and a sheep is being monitored by veterinarians after a bizarre incident at the Central Valley school, ABC7 Los Angeles reported. What is being referred to as the “sheep incident” has shaken up Fresno State after a student heard noises coming from a barn and found a 23-year-old man having sex with one of the ewes. The unidentified student responsible for the deed told police he had drank alcohol and was stressed out about a midterm, but offered up no other defense of his actions.
  • Alcoholic drinks makers lead way on climate change adaptation

    10/17/2014 5:15:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 16, 2014 | BY JANE WARDELL
    Wine and beer lovers face an uncertain future. While climate change is a distant consideration for many global businesses, grapes and grains are on the front line. The good news for those who like a tipple is that alcoholic drinks makers are among businesses leading the way in devising technology to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Experts say such mitigation and adaptation techniques are critical for a range of companies to prepare for a future that is hotter, drier and prone to extreme weather and consequences such as flooding.
  • Beer May Make Your Smarter

    09/30/2014 3:20:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/31/14 | Patrick Jones
    Researchers from Oregon State are saying that an ingredient in beer can help boost brain function.
  • Beer we go: Germany's Oktoberfest to host millions

    09/20/2014 1:25:18 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 72 replies
    CTV News ^ | Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:12AM | AP
    <p>MUNICH (AFP) -- Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer, as millions of revellers are set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in the 16-day annual extravaganza.</p> <p>With the cry of "O'zapft is" ("The keg is tapped"), the amber fluid officially began to flow at noon after Munich's mayor, Dieter Reiter, with due pomp and ceremony, took a mallet and in four swings breached the 200-litre barrel.</p>
  • Do Svidaniya, Pabst! Russian Firm Acquires Iconic American Brewing Company

    09/19/2014 3:20:08 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 9/19/14 | David Stout (ironic)
    The company that produced “America’s Best” beer in 1893 will now be Russian-owned Russian firm Oasis Beverages announced this week that it will be acquiring famed American brewery Pabst Blue Ribbon — 170 years after the company was first established in Milwaukee.
  • Pabst Is Sold to Russian Beverage Company

    09/18/2014 11:38:14 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 119 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/18/2014 | David Gelles
    A Russian beverage company said on Thursday that it was acquiring the Pabst Brewing Company, which makes the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer popular with barflies and hipsters alike and other brands like Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee. [snip] The buyer is Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor. Backing Oasis is TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm focused on consumer goods, which will take a minority stake. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand – it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression – all the things that make this country great,” Eugene Kashper, the chairman...
  • Brewer Releases 99-Pack of Beer

    08/28/2014 5:30:11 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/29/14 | Richard Cazeau
    We all know the saying "Everything is BIG in Texas." But for beer lovers everywhere, this is even cooler than big hats, belt buckles, and barbecue. Actually, this would be ideal with a lot of freshly charred barbecue...
  • Carlsberg lowers profit outlook on fall in Russian sales

    08/20/2014 2:43:09 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    Copenhagen (AFP) - Danish brewer Carlsberg cut its annual profit guidance on Wednesday and said economic uncertainty in Russia, its biggest market, could prompt it to close some breweries. Clouds over the outlook in some parts of eastern Europe had cut consumption of beer, the company said. "Due to the recent macro events the consumer sentiment and the outlook for some of the economies in eastern Europe are becoming increasingly challenging and uncertain," the company said in its quarterly earnings statement. "Consequently, we believe that the beer category will deteriorate further in the second half of the year," it added....
  • International Beer Day: 10 Things You Never Knew About Beer

    08/01/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    news.com.au ^ | AUGUST 01, 2014
    In honour of this joyous occasion, which fittingly falls a day after Dry July ends, here are 10 awesome facts about beer. The oldest beer ad was found on a clay tablet, dated 4000BC It was adorned with an ample-bosomed woman holding two golden goblets and inscribed with the caption, “Drink Elba Beer — the beer with the heart of a lion!” Never clink glasses when drinking in Hungary. Instead make eye contact, raise your glass up to eye level and say ‘Egeszsegere!’ (Hungarian for ‘Cheers!’) Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass The first recorded drink driving...
  • Thousands of Litres of Beer Close Motorway

    07/22/2014 5:32:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Jul 2014
    Thousands of litres of beer were spilled on a motorway near Duisburg in western Germany on Monday night, when a truck carrying several hundred crates of Bitburger toppled over, shutting the Autobahn. Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty (21 Jul 14) Police find cannabis growing on motorway (18 Jul 14) Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer (15 Jul 14) The truck was on the A40 motorway heading towards Dortmund and was approaching the A3 motorway towards Arnheim at the Kaiserberg interchange. The 66-year-old driver then lost control of the vehicle and slid off the road. Hundreds of bottles were...
  • Burglars Steal 300,000 Litres of Beer

    07/15/2014 5:10:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 Jul 2014
    burglars have stolen 300,000 litres of beer from a warehouse in western Germany, police reported on Tuesday - the equivalent of €2.1 million worth of the nation's favourite drink. Police catch drunk art thieves in Bavaria (15 Jul 14) Beer bike crash sparks mass brawl (07 Jul 14) City to give alcoholics beer to clean streets (13 May 14) Police in Krefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia said on Tuesday afternoon they were looking for the burglars who stole multiple palettes of beer from a warehouse. The amount is said to fill 10 trucks, the equivalent of approximately 300,000 litres. "Who has...
  • What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?

    07/03/2014 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 59 replies
    ad week ^ | 7-3-2014 | David Griner
    The can comeback, led by brands like Ska Brewing, Oskar Blues and New Belgium, has opened up a 360-degree canvas for label designers typically restricted to the few stickers on a beer bottle. Thrillest has (with the help of CraftCans.com guru and Canned! author Russ Phillips) created a handy gallery of its picks for the "10 coolest-looking beer cans in America." And while I was glad to see a few of my personal favorites on the list (including my friends and neighbors at Good People Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama), I feel like they left off a few brews that are...
  • (summer solstice vanity) The Perfect Guide to Imbibe

    06/22/2014 3:26:36 PM PDT · by jobim · 4 replies
    vanity | 6/22/14 | jobim
    Jobim's Guide to Imbibe: Rule 1: imbibe only and always with endorphins Rule 2: imbibe only while walking Rule 3: imibe only 2 pints of decent brew I run, or walk fast with Nordic poles for 4 miles, working up a good sweat and percolating the endorphins. Then I pick up 2 pints at the store, and drink them on the 2 mile walk home, finishing under the stars. I defy anyone to improve on my routine, finally discovered at this ripe old age of 62 & retirement.
  • Crashed semi spills beer all over I-29 median in South Dakota

    06/13/2014 7:22:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-12-14 | AP
    <p>SUMMIT, S.D. -- A semitrailer truck that rolled on Interstate 29 in South Dakota dumped a trailer full of beer cans into the highway's median.</p> <p>The South Dakota Highway Patrol tells KELO television (http://bit.ly/1q8nBNz) that the driver fell asleep while heading north on Interstate 29 near Summit on Wednesday morning. He woke up and overcorrected, causing the truck to enter the median and roll.</p>
  • Budweiser’s ingredients revealed for first time by Anheuser-Busch after pressure from food blogger

    06/12/2014 7:09:11 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 88 replies
    National Post ^ | June 12, 2014 | AP
    NEW YORK — The King of Beers is bowing down to a food blogger. Anheuser-Busch unveiled the ingredients of Budweiser and Bud Light for the first time Thursday, a day after a popular food blogger started an online petition to get major brewers to list what’s in their beverages. Anheuser-Busch, which also makes Beck’s, Busch and Michelob beers, said it will list the ingredients for all of its other brands online “in the coming days.” On its website, tapintoyourbeer.com, Anheuser-Busch lists the same ingredients for Budweiser and Bud Light: Water, barley malt, rice, yeast and hops. The company said it...
  • The beer frontier

    05/30/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 5 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/31/14 | The Economist
    Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and its largest beer market after the country where SAB (South African Breweries) was founded in 1895. The firm moved its main stockmarket listing to London in 1999 and a few years later it acquired Miller, a big American brewer, in a deal that gave the renamed SABMiller global scale and reach. It now operates in 75 countries, but in recent years it has found that its fastest-growing and most promising market is the continent of its birth (see chart 1). SAB has operations in 15 African countries and a stake in 21 others through...
  • ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ Beer Pong Attracts Social Media Buzz, Criticized by Jewish Groups

    05/20/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 05-19-2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    A Twitter photo showing beer cups laid out beer pong style in the shape of a nazi swastika and a Jewish Star of David has recently garnered traction online and caused Jewish leaders to express concern. One user captioned the photo with a quote from Cape Coral High School students saying, “This is what we play at parties. Jews vs. Nazis.”
  • Heslam: Parents rocked as driver hits son, two others

    05/16/2014 6:51:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 16, 2014 | Jessica Heslam
    Six-year-old Larry DaSilva said he just closed his eyes as the car that authorities say was driven by a schizophrenic Brockton woman off her meds plowed into him and two other children as they crossed the street to their school bus. The collision sent the first-grader and his race car backpack flying six to seven feet in the air in front of his horrified father, knocking off his Air Jordan sneakers, one of which become lodged under one of the car’s wheels.
  • How IPAs conquered the beer world

    05/15/2014 12:59:39 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 64 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/13/14 | S.W.
    INDIA pale ale (IPA) had a good claim to be the first global beer, before lager took a grip on the world’s tipplers. Now IPA, an amber, hop-laden brew, high in alcohol, is regaining its global footprint. Britain’s territories on the Indian subcontinent were generally too hot for brewing. So a couple of hundred years ago, to keep army officers and officials of the East India Company away from the fearsome local firewater, beer was exported from Britain to take its place. What is clear is that hops, which act as a preservative as well as a flavouring, combined with...
  • Tomb of ancient Egyptian beer brewer unearthed

    05/09/2014 1:39:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | Jan 03, 2014 | Staff
    Egypt's minister of antiquities says Japanese archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old. Mohammed Ibrahim says Friday the tomb dates back to the Ramesside period and belongs to the chief "maker of beer for gods of the dead" who was also the head of a warehouse. He added that the walls of the tomb's chambers contain "fabulous designs and colors, reflecting details of daily life ... along with their religious rituals." The head of the Japanese team, Jiro Kondo, says the tomb was discovered during...
  • Budweiser brewer AB Inbev sees sharp profit drop

    05/07/2014 4:10:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2014 4:16 AM EDT
    The maker of Budweiser and Stella Artois beer says its first quarter net profit slumped by almost 24 percent despite rising sales volumes. AB InBev SA, the largest global brewer, said Wednesday net profit fell to $1.4 billion in the January through March period from $1.8 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. …
  • New Union Ad Says Beer in Grocery Stores 'Kills Children'

    05/04/2014 11:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    The liquor store union in Pennsylvania is on the ropes. Right now if one wants to buy beer or liquor in the Keystone State one must buy it from the state owned liquor stores. Run by state employees. But soon Pennsylvania will likely join the civilized world in allowing its residents to buy beer the way God intended. From a gas station. This is curtains for the liquor store employee union and it is not giving up without a fight. The spin guys for the union put together this ad to warn us that if booze was taken out of...
  • 'It's OK to drink six pints a day': Alcohol expert says...

    04/21/2014 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21Apr14
    Drinking up to six pints a day is OK for your health, a leading alcohol scientist has claimed. Dr Kari Poikolainen, who used to work for the World Health Organisation as an alcohol expert, examined decades of research into its effects.
  • 'Paleo Ale' Brewed From Yeast Found On A 40-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil

    04/19/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Popular Science ^ | April Fools' Day, 2014 | Francie Diep
    The beer will be called Bone Dusters Paleo Ale (Hardy har har [Okay, actually, "paleo ale" is pretty good]). The yeast come from the surface of one of the oldest marine mammal fossils ever discovered in the western hemisphere. The idea for the beer came from Jason Osborne, who co-directs a nonprofit dedicated to advancing paleontology and geology. A paleo beer, Osborne thought, would be a great hook to interest non-scientists in fossils. I think many non-scientists are quite interested in fossils already, but I cannot argue against a paleo beer. Will whale-fossil beer really taste that different from other...
  • Moderate beer drinking could have the same health benefits as wine

    11/15/2011 7:55:33 PM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    i o 9 ^ | 11/15/11
    We've known for a while now that moderate wine-drinking can confer some health benefits. Now a new study reveals moderate beer consumption can also reduce the risk of heart disease by 31%. So what's behind this unexpected health benefit? Researchers at Italy's Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura combined several different studies conducted in the last few years that allowed them to explore the possible link between beer drinking and cardiovascular disease, with a data set of over 200,000 people. They found that regular, moderate beer drinking carries almost exactly the same health benefit that has previously been demonstrated for wine...
  • Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

    04/14/2014 8:27:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 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...