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  • Corona beer suspends production due to coronavirus

    04/03/2020 11:10:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2020 | Tim Sitckings
    The brewer of Corona beer has suspended production because of the coronavirus pandemic. The brand of lager - whose unfortunate name has made it a punchline during the health crisis - will not be produced after Mexico deemed it non-essential. Fears of a shortage have prompted panic-buying, with pictures from Mexican shops showing trolleys piled up with beer. The brewery Grupo Modelo said it was scaling down its operations to a 'bare minimum' in line with the Mexican government's orders.
  • Alcohol sales up, makers hope to make relaxed rules permanent

    04/01/2020 12:44:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | April 1, 2020 | By Ed Adamczyk
    U.S. sales of beer, wine and alcohol have increased during the coronavirus pandemic, as states relax laws on purchases to help ailing industries. Total alcohol retail sales, which do not include alcoholic drinks sold in bars and restaurants, increased significantly in the week ending March 20, over the same period in 2019. Research firm Nielsen Corp. reported a 27.6 percent increase in wine sales, a 14 percent increase in sales of beer and related products and a 26.4 percent increase in sales of spirits. The Nielsen data suggest that consumers are stockpiling their purchases, with 3-liter boxed wine sales up...
  • Aussie drinkers told to limit daily booze buying

    03/31/2020 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    France24 ^ | March 31, 2020
    Sydney (AFP) - Hard-drinking Australians were told Tuesday to limit themselves to buying just 12 bottles of wine and two cases of beer a day as a coronavirus lockdown saw panic buying of alcohol. Major retailers agreed to enforce new rules limiting individual purchases as Australians went on a booze-buying spree amid a shutdown of non-essential services -- including pubs and bars. "It was clear that uncertainty on the impact of supply... caused some people to purchase differently," Retail Drinks chief executive Julie Ryan said in a statement launching the restrictions. Australian social media has been awash with video and...
  • TMZ: Post Malone Recruits Gronk, Manziel, More for COVID-19 Beer Pong Fundraiser

    03/28/2020 11:39:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 3/28/20 | Rob Goldberg
    Post Malone has helped create a virtual beer pong tournament featuring celebrities from sports, music and more to help raise money for COVID-19 relief. According to TMZ, Post Malone and rapper Mike put together a 16-team tournament heavy on athletes, featuring current and former NFL players such as Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, Johnny Manziel and Danny Amendola; MLB players Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger and Marcus Stroman; and NHL star Tyler Seguin. The creators of the event, dubbed the Ballina Cup, provided more explanation (warning: NSFW language): **SNIP** The 16 teams will compete on Instagram live over the course of eight...
  • Archaeologists uncover hundreds of old beer bottles in Leeds

    03/27/2020 11:37:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    The Drinks Business ^ | March 23rd, 2020 | Phoebe French
    Archaeologists excavating a series of Georgian and Victorian cellars in Leeds have uncovered over 600 beer bottles on the site of a former inn, and analysis has shown the contents contain dangerous levels of lead... After investigating an area within the site of the former Tetley's Brewery, the team unearthed a set of cellar stairs in the remains of what was the Scarborough Castle Inn... However, after sending the bottles for analysis by West Yorkshire Joint Services, it was found that the bottles contained alcohol, and more surprisingly, high concentrations of lead. According to a post on social media, Archaeological...
  • 1970s Hamms Beer Commercial

    03/24/2020 12:05:35 PM PDT · by BBQToadRibs · 115 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1970s | Hamms
  • Florida police want to know who stole Corona beer during the coronavirus pandemic

    03/19/2020 6:05:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | March 19, 2020 | Adrienne Cutway
    Beer stolen from Wildwood WawaTwo men stole packs of Corona from a gas station in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and now Wildwood police say they’re trying to identify the culprits. Police said the thieves arrived at a Wawa Saturday night in a sun-damaged black four-door sedan and backed into a parking spot with all the windows rolled down. They both went inside the convenience store together but the passenger was the first to enter the beer cave and snatch two 12-packs of Corona and one case of Modelo beer, records show. The driver then grabbed three 12-packs of...
  • Survey: 38% of Americans won’t buy Corona beer ‘under any circumstances’ because of coronavirus outbreak

    02/29/2020 9:56:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 87 replies
    KTLA ^ | February 29, 2020 | CNN Wire
    Corona beer isn’t making any changes to its advertising despite the name’s unfortunate similarity to the deadly coronavirus. Constellation Brands, which brews several variations of the popular lager, said in a statement that its customers “understand there is no link between the virus and our business.” “Sales of Corona remain very strong and we appreciate the continued support from our fans,” Constellation Brands spokesperson Stephanie McGuane told CNN Business. “Our advertising with Corona is consistent with the campaign we have been running for the last 30 years and is based off strong consumer sentiment.” Constellation said Corona Extra sales grew...
  • Tiny Santa Cruz-area brewery voted 9th best in the world

    02/21/2020 1:28:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 21, 2020 | Alyssa Pereira
    Santa Cruz and its surrounding areas are known for many things — the Boardwalk, a petite wine country, banana slugs, horror movies and random Keanu sightings — but this week, for the second year in a row, it's the craft beer that's pushing the area's fame. Capitola's Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, a tiny craft brewery specializing in mixed-fermentation saisons, has again been voted into the top-10 ranking for the best breweries in the world. Better yet, this year the brewery, founded by Adair Paterno and Tim Clifford, jumped up one spot from No. 10 to No. 9. Sante Adairius —...
  • Van Jones: Obama 'Forced' to Sit with 'Racist' Cop at Beer Summit

    04/17/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2012 | John Sexton
    In an April 3rd appearance on the left-wing Democracy Now TV show, Van Jones has offered his own behind-the-scenes take on an incident that made race a political issue three years before the Trayvon Martin case. As Jones describes it, the infamous "beer summit" on the White House lawn was a case where President Obama was "forced" into a meeting with a "racist" police officer.
  • Obama Intervened, Repeatedly, in Ongoing Trials and Investigations

    02/13/2020 11:40:50 AM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 64 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/13/2020 | Joel B. Pollack
    “There was greater controversy when President Barack Obama weighed in on the arrest of a Harvard professor in 2009. Obama said that Cambridge, Massachusetts, police “acted stupidly” when arresting Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in July 2009. Gates had locked himself out of his home and forced the door open; a neighbor called police, and a confrontation ensued after Sgt. James Crowley arrived and asked for ID. In a press conference several days later, Obama admitted he did not have all the facts, but still accused the officer of racism.”
  • The number of Americans drinking themselves to death has more than doubled (non-Hispanic white women hardest hit)

    01/18/2020 9:07:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 1/17/20 | Nicole Lyn Pesce
    Researchers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism analyzed the death certificates of Americans ages 16 and up between 1999 and 2017. And while 35,914 deaths were alcohol-related in 1999, that number doubled to reach 72,558 in 2017. The death rate spiked 50.9% from 16.9 to 25.5 per 100,000. In other words, alcohol was a factor in nearly 1 million deaths during that time period, with about half of these deaths resulting from liver disease, or a fatal overdose from alcohol or alcohol mixed with other drugs. In 2017 alone, 2.6% of roughly 2.8 million deaths in the...
  • New York’s beer tax is relatively low. Some lawmakers want to double it

    01/10/2020 9:57:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Syracuse ^ | 1/10/20 | Don Cazentre
    ALBANY, NY -- It may be one of the few taxes in which New York state’s bite doesn’t rank among the nation’s highest. Now, some New York City lawmakers want to more than double the state’s beer excise tax to provide more money for the State University of New York system. The excise tax, paid by beer distributors, is currently 14 cents per gallon. Bills introduced ahead of the upcoming State Legislature session would raise that to 30 cents per gallon (that matches the state’s current excise tax on wine). The Assembly sponsor of the bill, Brooklyn Democrat Harvey Epstein,...
  • Cheers

    01/10/2020 4:30:23 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 22 replies
    1/10/2020 | multple quotes
    "Sometimes, when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I did not drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, it is better to drink this beer & let dreams come true, than be selfish & worry about my liver.” Babe Ruth "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” Paul Horning "24 hours in a day and 24 beers in...
  • Amazing 'reverse microwave' that can chill your beer in under a minute by spinning cold water around it at high speed is unveiled at CES 2020

    01/09/2020 7:28:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2020 | Ryan Morrison
    An amazing 'reverse microwave' that can chill a beer, bottle of wine or soft drink in seconds has been unveiled at CES 2020. The Juno has been developed by California-based Matrix Industries, which specialises in body heat-powered smartwatches. The 'chiller' uses a thermoelectric cooling engine that spins water around the beverage at high speed, rapidly decreasing the temperature of the can. As the container itself is held still, the contents will be ready to drink as soon as it comes out of the machine and won't 'fizz up' and, according to Matrix.
  • Sad: Tapping a Shaken Beer Won't Stop It from Exploding

    12/12/2019 8:45:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 11, 2019 | Caroline Delbert
    Bad news for beer tappers: Tapping your shaken beer doesn’t reduce its likelihood of exploding. In a new study, scientists found no statistically significant link between tapping on a shaken beer and a reduction in explosive foam. “The obvious conclusion is that can tapping does not reduce foaming, a result that must be a considerable disappointment for bicycle-riding, beer-carrying Danes,” MIT's Technology Review reports. Let’s dig in. Like soda, most commercial beer is carbonated artificially, called “force carbonation” in the industry. This means carbon dioxide is pumped into kegs, for example, and left to dissolve there. Carbon dioxide naturally dissolves...
  • Hate Broccoli? Your DNA May Be to Blame

    11/30/2019 5:21:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 27, 2019 | Selene Yeager, Bycicling US
    If you make a face like a kid swallowing cough syrup at the mere suggestion of Brussels sprouts, you might have the DNA of a “super taster,” a genotype that makes the bitter chemicals in these foods taste practically intolerable, according to recent research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 this weekend in Philadelphia. Everyone inherits two copies of a taste gene called TAS2R38. The particular variants you’re born with determine how sensitive or not you are to bitter tastes from certain chemicals such as glucosinolates, commonly found in cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage,...
  • RITAS: MEET THE PARENTS #NEVERAPOLOGIZE [Pro-Homosexual Ad from Anheuser-Busch]

    11/20/2019 3:16:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Bringing a new love or partner to meet the family is always an uncomfortable moment, but bringing them to Thanksgiving dinner – a table usually rife with drama – bumps up the awkward three-fold. Anheuser-Busch’s flavored beverage brand, Ritas, is having real people tell tales of those family-confronting moments in all their inelegant, anxious glory...
  • Fox Says Super Bowl Ads Are Nearly Sold Out, Trump May Advertise During Game

    11/19/2019 9:39:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Benzinga ^ | November 19, 2019 | Dave Royse
    Sports Business Daily's John Ourand reported Monday President Trump's re-election campaign is negotiating to buy an ad during the Super Bowl. The publication said multiple sources had confirmed the talks on the ad, which would be the first national election ad to air during the game in recent memory. The Feb. 2 Super Bowl is the night before the Iowa Caucus. President Trump's reelection campaign is negotiating to buy a Super Bowl ad. Source: "The president’s team has agreed on the broad terms for buying an ad...No contract is signed yet."
  • PBR Is Selling A 99-Can Case Filled With 3 Different Types Of Beer—Here's Where You Can Buy It

    11/17/2019 4:40:31 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 38 replies
    Delish Newsletter ^ | Nov 14, 2019 | Kristin Salaky
    PBR Is Selling A 99-Can Case Filled With 3 Different Types Of Beer—Here's Where You Can Buy It I'm covered for the weekend—what are you guys drinking? Update: November 15, 2019 11:00 a.m.: If you're on the hunt for this very looooonnggg case of PBR, do I have great news for you. We heard back from PBR, and it turns out this case is going to be available in a whopping 15 states! Yes! Very cool. If you live in Texas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Florida, New York, South Carolina, Montana, Vermont, California, Wisconsin, Iowa, Arkansas, or Colorado, you win...