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  • Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival Hogs the Spotlight

    03/08/2018 12:20:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed Mar 7th, 2018 | Joe Kukura
    Bacon’s back on the slab, as the fifth annual Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is set to sizzle Saturday. e There will be more than six degrees of beer and bacon at this Saturday’s pig-out known as the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival. A fat lot of caterers, chefs, and microbrew maestros will take over Jack London Square and bring home the bacon for an afternoon of all-you-can-eat, all-you-can drink pig partying. A Who’s-Who of Bay Area baconators like The Gastropig, The GrilledCheezGuy, Crave BBQ, Saucy Oakland and a whole bunch more will be hamming it up with an array...
  • BrewDog Has Created a Pink Beer for Girls But Not Everyone Is Happy

    03/06/2018 3:09:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 6 MAR 2018 | Tyler Mears
    Satirically dubbed 'Beer for Girls' the Pink IPA hits shelves on International Women's DayA craft brewing company has created a pink beer for girls in an attempt to end gender inequality and break down stereotypes. Satirically dubbed 'Beer for Girls', BrewDog - famous for their blue-labelled Punk IPA craft beer - created the Pink IPA as a way of "exposing the sexist marketing techniques used to target women, particularly within the beer industry". Launched to coincide with International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8 , the campaign also aims to "end the discrimination of gender pay inequality". "Inside the bottle,...
  • 100-Year-Old Says Beer and Chips is Secret to Long Life

    03/05/2018 1:05:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Mar 4, 2018 | Cassia Pollock
    Longtime friends and neighbors Matilda and Mickey both turned 100 years old within days of each otherWhen asked about the secret to a long life, 100-year-old Matilda Curcia told NBC 7 San Diego that she has one beer and three potato chips every night. She later admitted with a grin that she might eat a little more than three chips. "I've experienced good health," Matilda said. "I have no pain and do my exercises every day. And have my beer. Eat my potato chips. That's about all." Matilda and her neighbor, identified as Mickey, both turned 100 years old this...
  • Molson Coors 13F: Legalized Marijuana May Hurt Our Beer Sales

    02/25/2018 11:46:22 AM PST · by NobleFree · 35 replies
    Investopedia ^ | February 25, 2018 | Nathan Reiff
    Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP) voiced concerns about the potential impact that cannabis legalization could have on its beer sales, in its latest 13F filing. Although it has been a slow process, the legalization of cannabis across various parts of the United States has ushered in new business opportunities and provided legitimate alternatives to once-clandestine industries. (See also: The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed.)Supporters of the marijuana legalization movement contend that this has a beneficial impact on everything from individual growers and distributors to secondary markets and governments, which could benefit from taxes on sales. However, there are also detractors...
  • Missed Pliny? Here Are 5 Sonoma County Beers That Are Just as Good (Or Better)

    02/16/2018 9:30:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Sonoma Magazine ^ | 2/16 | JESS POSHEPNY
    For the past two weeks, Santa Rosa streets have been lined with Pliny pilgrims eagerly awaiting a sip on Russian River’s most coveted brew. While this February frenzy has become a cherished annual event for many, standing in line for five plus hours is not for everyone. If you lack the patience necessary to taste Pliny the Younger or didn’t get a chance to try the famous beer this year, we have picked out five Sonoma County brews you may not have heard (as much) about but that are just as good and definitely worth seeking out. Click through the...
  • Punish Yourself with This Pepper Spray-Flavored Craft Beer

    02/05/2018 3:28:00 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    Munchies ^ | FEB 5 2018, 6:00PM | Mayukh Sen
    Ever wanted to get drunk off the same ingredients that can disable a would-be attacker? Well, now you can! Mmm, Mace. It’s not just for defending yourself against creeps in dark alleys. Now, you can drink it, too! Craft beer brewery Dogfish Head, the company announced in a press release last Thursday, has teamed up with Mace Security International, manufacturers of that misty tear gas, to release a new brew called "In Your Mace!” It's partially brewed with oleoresin capsicum, the active ingredient in Mace's pepper spray—yes, the same one you'd use to debilitate your most sworn enemies.
  • Firestone Walker Beer Soaks Highway 101 After Big-Rig Crash in Salinas

    01/25/2018 2:15:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Alyssa Pereira
    Some beer drinkers in Northern California may have to weather the thirst a little bit longer. A big rig truck carrying "dozens of cases" of bottled beer from Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles took a literal spill Wednesday morning when it crashed on the shoulder of the road.
  • The ‘King of Beers’ Is Quickly Losing Popularity

    01/23/2018 9:43:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23, 2018
    SNIP n another Clydesdale-size kick in its can, Budweiser is no longer among the top three best-selling beer brands in America, according to an industry report on Tuesday. Miller Lite has jumped ahead of Bud in sales, according to Beer Marketer’s Insights, a trade publication, which tallied up 2017 sales. Budweiser had been No. 1 until 2000. A year later, Bud Light took over the top spot — and it still wear the best-selling crown. SNIP
  • Maine brewers stand to save about $1 million from less tax per barrel

    01/09/2018 5:38:38 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 8 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 1/9/2018 | James Patrick
    Maine brewers stand to save about $1 million from less tax per barrel Part of the federal tax reforms passed last year were significant cuts to the excise tax imposed on craft brewers. Tucked inside the recently passed federal tax overhaul was a very specific tax cut that could cumulatively save Maine breweries about $1 million this year. The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act was passed at the end of 2017 along with tax reforms that lowered both personal and corporate tax rates. The act includes a two-year cut on the federal tax levied on a barrel of...
  • UA 93 Hijacker Entered US 7 Times -- on 'Tourist' Visa

    06/07/2017 7:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 7, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    You could still see his mouth and his chin, but only the right side of his face from the nose up. The rest of the photo and the document on which it was printed -- except for the man's first and last name and a broken series of numbers -- was charred or burnt away. Investigators searching the area in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, found this telltale piece of evidence. It was the tourist visa that let Ziad Jarrah enter the United States from Germany. On the face of it, Jarrah was a...
  • Budweiser sending barley to space in hopes of learning how to brew beer on Mars

    11/25/2017 4:45:55 AM PST · by ETL · 24 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Michael Bartiromo
    Budweiser wasn’t kidding about its plans to brew “the first beer on Mars.” After announcing its initiative at the South by Southwest conference in March, Budweiser is reportedly taking its next (small) steps toward accomplishing its out-of-this-world goal by sending beer-making grains — namely, barley — into space later this year. According to a press release, in early December SpaceX will be delivering the shipment of barley to the International Space Station, where it will remain in orbit for a month. Once back on Earth, the barley will be analyzed in order to determine how the grain reacts to microgravity...
  • 5 naked people arrested after ‘very bizarre’ car crash

    11/07/2017 10:56:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 7, 2017 | by Associated Press
    NISKU, Alberta - Canadian Mounties found five people naked after a bizarre car wreck on a rural road. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Laurel Scott says officers responded to the report Monday morning of a car colliding with a truck in Nisku. When they arrived, they found that five people in the car were naked - four women and one man. Scott said Tuesday the five were arrested. She said she’s not sure of the charges, though police consider it a “purposeful collision.” Police said earlier they believe drugs or alcohol may have been a factor. The collision occurred on...
  • Lone Star Brewery Saved From Foreclosure Auction

    11/06/2017 1:23:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | Monday, November 6, 2017 | Richard Webner
    The Lone Star Brewery has been saved from being sold at a foreclosure auction Tuesday, even after its owner defaulted on a $7.4 million loan, according to the lawyer who was appointed to run the sale. Local lawyer Dale Weyand said in an email that he had been instructed to “pull the sale” by NCC Financial, a Houston firm that loaned the $7.4 million to the brewery’s owner, Lone Star Brewery Development Inc., in 2015. Weyand said NCC instructed him not to release any more information. Aqualand Development, a firm based in San Marcos, released plans last year to rehabilitate...
  • Climate change is hurting craft breweries

    11/01/2017 7:16:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 1, 2017 | By IRINA IVANOVA
    First it came for the wine. Now, climate change is set to put a damper on the world's supply of beer. Small breweries in the Pacific Northwest are struggling with a shortage of hops, a key ingredient in beer. Washington, Oregon and Idaho grow almost all the hops in the country, according to the US Department of Agriculture, and those states have seen increasingly harsher droughts over the past few years. Two years ago, an unusually warm winter led to widespread drought in Washington's Yakima Valley, a situation that could repeat itself this year. Scientists say these warm winters will...
  • The Other Reformation: How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

    10/31/2017 7:57:18 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Oct 2017 | NINA MARTYRIS
    ...Every hip craft brewery today peddling expensive hoppy beers owes a debt of gratitude to Luther and his followers for promoting the use of hops as an act of rebellion against the Catholic Church. But why did Protestants decide to embrace this pretty flower, and what did it have to do with religious rebellion?... The fact that hops were tax-free constituted only part of the draw. Hops had other qualities that appealed to the new movement; chiefly, their excellent preservative qualities. "All herbs and spices have preservative qualities, but with hops, beer could travel really well, so it became a...
  • Bad News for Beer Drinkers

    10/26/2017 2:16:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sun October 26, 2017 | Andrea Downey
    Boys, if you’re a big fan of beer, we’ve got bad news for you. The hops used in your favorite drink could be giving you man boobs. That’s because hops contain a high amount of phytoestrogen — a plant-derived chemical that is similar to the female sex hormone estrogen.
  • Craft Brewer Develops Beer for Women in Menopause

    10/09/2017 12:59:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOIN ^ | October 6, 2017 | KOIN
    Libeeration includes herbs that relieve symptoms of menopauseA New Hampshire craft brewer has created a special ale that helps women in menopause. The woman, who is a co-owner of a Portsmoth brewery, said her pitch for a menopausal beer — Libeeration — landed flat with her fellow brewers, at first. But she persisted. Working with her head brewer, local doctors and herbalists, they believe they got it just right. “Mother’s Wart came in to reduce the stress in the system, which reduces a lot of the symptoms, hormone imbalances,” said Dr. Marilyn Svihovec, a neurophysiologist and beer consultant. Libeeration...
  • Topless soccer fan gives 7-year-old an eyeful and refuses to put her shirt back on, police say

    09/28/2017 2:31:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 28, 2017 | BY LISA GUTIERREZ
    A 23-year-old topless woman had to be hauled out of a Minnesota United soccer game over the weekend after she allegedly gave a 7-year-old fan quite an eyeful before his mom covered his eyes. Rose M. Picklo, was charged Monday with indecent exposure in front of a child, a gross misdemeanor. Fans reported Picklo exposing “her bare breasts in a section full of people,” according to the criminal complaint. University police threatened to arrest Picklo several times, but she ignored them while holding a beer in one hand and a cellphone in the other. She told the Star-Tribune she was...
  • NFL Beer and Burn this Sunday #NFLBeerAndBurnSunday

    09/26/2017 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    NFL Beer and Burn this Sunday #NFLBeerAndBurnSunday Get all your friends together with a few beers and have a bonfire party burning the NFL junk... Post your videos Spread the message...
  • Annual beer festival is scrapped in Malaysia following complaints by Islamist groups [tr]

    09/18/2017 10:00:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 18, 2017 | Julian Robinson
    A beer festival held every year in Malaysia has been scrapped following complaints by Islamist groups who called it 'western' and 'un-Islamic', it has emerged. The event, called 'Better Beer Festival 2017', had been planned for the first weekend in the country's capital Kuala Lumpur. But an application by organisers was rejected amid warnings it would turn the city into 'the biggest centre of vice in Asia'.