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  • Who Invented Beer?

    08/27/2020 10:27:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    www.history.com ^ | Updated: Sep 7, 2018 Original: Jan 8, 2014 | Evan Andrews
    The first fermented beverages most likely emerged alongside the development of cereal agriculture some 12,000 years ago. ========================================================================= If you’re searching for an original brewmaster to toast the next time you knock back a cold one, you might be out of luck. It’s difficult to attribute the invention of beer to a particular culture or time period, but the world’s first fermented beverages most likely emerged alongside the development of cereal agriculture some 12,000 years ago. As hunter-gatherer tribes settled into agrarian civilizations based around staple crops like wheat, rice, barley and maize, they may have also stumbled upon the...
  • Man uses Bud Lite to keep wildfire flames away from California home

    08/27/2020 6:39:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 24, 2020 / 2:51 PM | Ben Hooper
    Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A California man attempting to defend his home from a wildfire said he turned to an unusual source of help when his water was shut off: several cases of Bud Lite beer. Chad Little said he decided to stay behind when his family evacuated their Vacaville home last week as the LNU Lightning Complex Fires approached their neighborhood. Little said he had hoses set up around the house to provide a consistent source of water to keep the flames away from the house, but he started worrying when the water to the area was shut off....
  • Beer could taste different because of climate change, scientist says

    08/23/2020 12:58:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2020 | James Leggate
    For years, an increasing number of scientists have warned about the side effects of climate change like rising oceans and unpredictable changes in weather patterns.But this may be the most serious repercussion of climate change identified to date: Beer may taste different. That's according to the research of Colleen Doherty, an associate professor of molecular and structural biochemistry at N.C. State University.Doherty studies the connections between time and stress in plants, according to the university. In a recent post on the university's website, she explained how changing temperatures will affect hops and other beer ingredients. Growers have cultivated different varieties...
  • No one asked for it, but Mustard Beer is a thing; you can find it in North Carolina

    07/31/2020 3:36:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | July 30, 2020 | Drew Jackson
    Not even beer is safe from the turmoil of 2020. Craft brewery Oskar Blues has teamed up with French’s mustard for the cookout collaboration no one asked for. Beer mustard already exists, but this is not that. Instead Oskar Blues and French’s are making a mustard beer, a hazy golden wheat beer brewed with lime, lemon, tangerine, passionfruit and a not insignificant amount of yellow mustard. The beer clocks in at 5.2% alcohol. Oskar Blues, one of the county’s largest craft breweries, has a brewery and taproom in the Western North Carolina mountain town of Brevard. French’s makes probably the...
  • Local breweries sell ‘Black is Beautiful’ branded beer, raising funds to fight police brutality [SC]

    07/03/2020 2:44:01 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 46 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | July 3, 2020 | Kristen Cheatam
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Breweries here in Greenville and across the country are making efforts stand in solidarity with the Black community and with those who have lost their lives to police brutality. As of Friday afternoon, Liability Brewing Company, Birds Fly South Ale Project and Fireforge Crafted Beer are the only breweries in the Greenville area that are participating in the ‘Black is Beautiful’ beer campaign. After seeing protests nationwide and in Greenville, owners at Liability Brewing Co. said they reached out to their friend in the Black community to ask about ways they can help support those fighting...
  • June 4 in sports history: 10-cent beer plus MLB equals toxic brew

    06/04/2020 7:19:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | June 4, 2020 | Staff
    1974: 10-cent beer on a warm night in Cleveland? Hey, what could go wrong? Early in the Rangers-Indians game at dumpy Municipal Stadium, inebriated young fans among the crowd of 25,000 ran onto the field during "Beer Night," some wielding knives and chairs, according to an Associated Press report. Firecrackers were occasionally heard — some were even thrown into the Rangers dugout. Then a naked guy ran onto the field in the sixth inning.
  • Brewing beer may be an older craft than we realized in some places

    05/21/2020 7:06:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | May 7, 2020 | Maria Temming
    Microscopic signatures of malting could help reveal which prehistoric people had a taste for beer. Ancient beer is difficult to trace, because many of beer’s chemical ingredients, like alcohol, don’t preserve well (SN: 9/28/04). But a new analysis of modern and ancient malted grain indicates that malting’s effects on grain cell structure can last millennia. This microscopic evidence could help fill in the archaeological record of beer consumption, providing insight into the social, ritual and dietary roles this drink played in prehistoric cultures, researchers report online May 7 in PLOS ONE. Malting, the first step in brewing beer, erodes cell...
  • Doug Hertz - trying not to cry over 60 million ounces of spilt beer

    05/18/2020 10:48:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Saporta Report ^ | 5/18/20 | Maria Saporta
    The first half of April should have been a nirvana of sports and entertainment in Georgia. The Final Four was to be played at the Mercedes Benz Stadium from April 4 to 6. The Masters Tournament was scheduled to take place in Augusta from April 9 to April 12. And the Atlanta Braves were supposed to host their opening homestand of the 2020 season - six consecutive home games at Truist Park starting April 3. Instead, that world ended abruptly with the cancelations and postponements of all those events – and life as we knew it - due to the...
  • Mexico Is Running Out of Beer Amid Coronavirus Shutdown

    05/09/2020 12:00:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/8 | Michael Hollan
    As many countries across the world face significant and unique challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico is dealing with a beer shortage. While the situation has caused jokes on social media, it's significantly worrying retailers and shop owners. Deemed a “non-essential” activity, beer production was halted in Mexico more than a month ago, The Guardian reports. This has reportedly resulted in a severe shortage of the popular beverage. According to the news outlet, there are even reports that, as the country’s stockpile has dwindled, a beer black market has risen up, where sellers are charging more than twice the normal...
  • Free Beer! German Brewery Gives Away Beverages it Can't Sell

    05/08/2020 11:42:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | MAY 7, 2020
    Unable to deliver to hotels and restaurants closed due to coronavirus restrictions, a German brewery on Thursday gave away some 2,600 litres (690 gallons) of beer. Rather than throwing it away, the owners of the Willinger brewery, in the western state of Hesse, decided to dish out the light and dark beer free of charge. Owner Franz Mast said he needed to empty the tanks as soon as possible to fill them up again with fresh beer and be ready for when bars are allowed to reopen.
  • Thirsty Beer Lovers Find Supplies Have Run Dry In Mexico

    05/07/2020 1:54:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    IB Times ^ | 5/06/20 | Yussel Gonzalez
    Mexicans have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in many ways, including beer lovers finding it particularly difficult to quench their thirst as supplies run dry due to reduced production. Fernando Rodriguez wanted to have a beer while taking part in a virtual party, one of the only ways to celebrate under containment measures. After searching several stores in his Mexico City neighborhood, he eventually had to pay almost double. "In one shop... it was hidden away. They told me they could sell it to me at a much higher price. It was among the last supplies," the 33-year-old told...
  • Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed. Boston Beer has a solution

    04/26/2020 5:31:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/24/20 | Amelia Lucas
    As bars and restaurants remain shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Beer is turning millions of dollars of expired beer into ethanol to recoup some of its lost sales. Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week ended April 11, according to Nielsen data, as consumers drink more at home. But the spike doesn’t benefit craft brewers as much because they rely on sales in restaurants and bars. The shift in consumption trends is leading to expired kegs for many craft beer manufacturers. **SNIP** The company’s founder and chairman Jim Koch said on CNBC’s “The Exchange” Friday that it...
  • More than one million kegs of beer are sitting in empty stadiums, bars and restaurants across the US as breweries plan to deal with potential $1billion fallout

    04/26/2020 6:08:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2020 | Matthew Wright
    The beer industry has been left daunted as it tries to determine what to do with the millions of gallons of beer that is destined to go stale at the country's stadiums, concert halls, restaurants and bars. With major events like St. Patrick's Day and March Madness cancelled because of the coronavirus, beer has been wasting away behind locked doors. Draft beer stays fresh from between two to six months, executives told the Wall Street Journal.
  • This is new to us’: Charleston area breweries may dump beer as pandemic kills keg sales

    04/23/2020 9:41:08 AM PDT · by onona · 54 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 4/23/2020 | Dave Infante
    With draft beer sales virtually zeroed out thanks to the mandated closure of on-premise drinking due to the coronavirus pandemic, Charleston area brewers may soon have to dispose of full kegs of beer that have gone stale in distributors’ warehouses.
  • Busch is offering a year of free beer to couples whose weddings plans were changed due to coronavirus

    04/20/2020 2:16:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/19/20 | Alicia Lee
    (CNN) Nothing can bring back the months of wedding planning that went to waste after coronavirus hit. But one company is hoping it can help alleviate engaged couples' stress during the pandemic with -- what else -- booze. Busch Beer is offering couples whose wedding plans have changed due to the coronavirus a chance to win its free beer for a year. "Whether couples ran to city hall to say 'I do' or are postponing until another time when they can gather friends and family, this small consolation will allow them to focus on what really matters -- each other...
  • Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic

    04/18/2020 11:13:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 18, 2020 6:08 AM | Stephanie Kelly, Lisa Baertlein
    Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants is sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water — essentials for many quarantined Americans. Brewers and soft-drink makers use carbon dioxide, or CO2, for carbonation, which gives beer and soda fizz. Ethanol producers are a key provider of CO2 to the food industry, as they capture that gas as a byproduct of ethanol production and sell it in large quantities. But ethanol, which is blended into the nation’s gasoline supply, has seen production drop sharply due to the drop in gasoline demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....
  • Germany's Oktoberfest unlikely to take place this year

    04/16/2020 5:16:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2020 | by Alexander Huebner
    BERLIN - The annual Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, is unlikely to take place this year due to the coronavirus crisis, the premier of the southern German state of Bavaria said on Thursday. The Oktoberfest attracts around six million visitors to Munich every year, with many traveling from abroad. Revelers sit together on long communal tables to swig beer, eat sausages, pretzel or pork knuckle, and listen to oompah bands. Bavarian premier Markus Soeder told journalists he was very skeptical whether this year’s festival - scheduled from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 - could take place and said he...
  • 93-year-old woman who asked for 'more beer' during coronavirus lockdown gets surprise delivery of Coors Light

    04/14/2020 12:47:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2020 | Michael Hollan
    Sometimes, the best way to get what you want is simply to ask for it. An elderly woman in Pennsylvania recently made headlines for her simple request to help her get through the coronavirus lockdown. She didn’t ask for much, she just wanted more beer. Well, her request has been answered – and then some – after Molson Coors saw her plea go viral on social media. ~snip~ We came. We saw. We delivered to a friend in need. Cheers, Olive! #TakeTimeToChill 3,211 3:42 PM - Apr 13, 2020
  • Pennsylvania woman, 93, makes coronavirus plea for more beer amid lockdown in viral photo

    04/12/2020 10:23:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2020 | Stephen Sorace
    A 93-year-old Pennsylvania woman has tickled the hearts of millions while stuck indoors amid the coronavirus lockdown after she was photographed making a plea for help in replenishing one all-important provision: booze . Olive Veronesi is staying inside her home in Seminole, near Pittsburgh, to help “flatten the curve” on the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe. Stuck at home and unable to venture out to replenish her supplies, Veronesi was pictured standing at her window with a dry erase board in one hand that read “I NEED MORE BEER!!” TOO FUNNY: ♥️🍺 93-year old Olive Veronesi from Seminole, PA is...
  • Mexico Stops Brewing Corona Beer, Deemed Non-Essential in Epidemic

    04/05/2020 2:04:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 3, 2020 | ADRIANA BARRERA
    Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The Mexican government this week declared a health emergency and ordered the suspension of non-essential activities after the number of coronavirus cases in the country surpassed 1,000. On Thursday, it reported 1,510 cases and 50 deaths. The brewer said in a statement that the suspension will go into place from Sunday