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  • Breweries told to stop making BEER after Putin clogs power supply to Germany that could cancel Oktoberfest

    07/30/2022 1:08:50 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 115 replies
    Trending Town ^ | 7/29/22 | George Davies
    GERMAN breweries have been told to halt beer production amid fears Oktoberfest will be canceled after Russia cut off gas supplies.
  • Cheers! Lager Beer Could Help Men’s Gut Microbes, Reduce Risk of Disease

    06/15/2022 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | JUNE 15, 2022 | By AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
    Man Holding Beer According to a new study, men can increase the diversity of their gut microbes by drinking either one alcoholic or non-alcoholic lager daily. Numerous studies have shown health benefits from moderate alcohol intake (or maybe not), especially wine. For example, drinking wine with meals is linked with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, and wine consumption was shown to improve blood pressure levels. Yet what about other alcoholic beverages, such as beer? Beer is a popular beverage, especially with men, that is also one of the oldest drinks invented by mankind. In fact, there is evidence...
  • Beer made out of urine! Would you taste it?

    05/28/2022 4:53:29 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 54 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | 5/28/22 | DHW web desk
    Would you ever dare to taste a beer made out of urine? Well, this is your time. A brewery in Singapore has taken the message of being environment-friendly up a notch by turning urine and sewage into an alcoholic drink.But why sewage water? According to the company, the component used in the beer is NEWater, which is a purified liquid made out of sewage
  • Rush Banned From Using Beer Slogan for Their Brew

    05/22/2022 3:02:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | May 19, 2022 | Martin Kielty
    Rush singer and bassist Geddy Lee revealed that he and guitarist Alex Lifeson were forbidden from using a slogan they’d come up with for the launch of their branded beer. Rush Canadian Golden Ale weighs in at 5.5% ABV, and the can features the Starman artwork from the classic album 2112, along with the tagline “Books are for tourists.” But in a new interview with Classic Rock, Lee revealed those words aren't the ones they wanted to be inscribed above the graphic. “Rush fans like beer,” he said. “Hendersons approached us during the pandemic and said, ‘If you’re interested, then...
  • $28 Beer at NYC Airport Prompts New Pricing Policy: ‘Totally Indefensible’

    05/18/2022 2:44:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies ^ | May 17, 2022 | AJ Jondonero
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently announced a number of new measures to rein in pricing at airports after a traveler saw beer being sold at LaGuardia Airport for $28 last year. Authorities said the Aviation Department has “significantly enhanced” compliance with the fair market pricing policy for goods sold in airport concessionaires. This means that no item should be sold above local “street prices” with a 10% maximum surcharge. The policy also requires vendors to offer lower-priced options. The most popular craft brewery in every state, according to Yelp Revisions to the Concessionaire Street Pricing...
  • Heineken Beer Pulls Out of Russia Amid Ukraine War

    03/28/2022 8:31:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/28/2022 | Breitbart, London
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch brewing giant Heineken says it is pulling out of Russia amid Moscow’s ongoing war against Ukraine. The company said Monday that its business in Russia “is no longer sustainable nor viable in the current environment. As a result, we have decided to leave Russia.”
  • Climate change could impact the St. Patrick’s Day drink of choice

    03/17/2022 4:22:44 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 47 replies
    Channel 3000 News ^ | March 17, 2022 | Dana Fulton
    MADISON, Wis. — Over the last 50 years, the average temperature on St. Patrick’s Day in Madison has increased by more than 3 degrees. Madison isn’t alone; close to 97% of weather stations in the United States have seen an increase in average spring temperatures since 1970 (data collected from the Applied Climate Information System). Climate change may have a big impact on the unofficial drink of St. Patrick’s Day: beer. Three of the key ingredients are quite fragile when it comes to rising temperatures and prolonged drought. Large qualities of water are required to brew beer; water makes up...
  • Elected Governments Must Ignore Gaslighting by the World Health Organization on Alcohol

    02/25/2022 8:31:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | February 25, 2022 | Martin Culip
    This week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) trumpeted the supposed benefits of its new anti-alcohol initiative. In a press release on the 23rd February, the taxpayer-funded so-called public health organization announced that “if countries of the WHO European Region were to introduce a minimum level of 15% tax on the retail price per unit of alcohol, regardless of the type of alcoholic beverage, it would save 133,000 lives each year.” The reduction in deaths from increased taxation comes courtesy of modelling from the WHO’s Non-Communicable Diseases Advisory Council working group. Needless to say, the conclusions are debatable. It is common...
  • Sacrebleu! French brewers use algae to make blue beer

    02/09/2022 7:31:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Rueters ^ | Ardee Napolitano
    The beer, with the brand name "Line", is the result of a tie-up between a firm that wants to popularise the algae as a dietary supplement, and a nearby craft brewery that was looking for a way to make its beverages more distinctive. The blue tint comes from spirulina, an algae that is grown in basins by a company called Etika Spirulina in northern France. The component of the spirulina that gives the blue colour, called phycocyanin, is then added to the beer during the brewing process. Tasting a freshly produced bottle of the beer, brewery employee Mathilde Vanmansart described...
  • Daily Glass of Wine Is Not Good For You, World Heart Experts Say

    01/20/2022 3:39:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | THU, 20 JAN, 2022 | Jane Kirby
    Any level of drinking can lead to loss of healthy life, the World Heart Federation has said, as it sought to dispel the idea that a daily glass of wine may be good for you. In a new policy briefing, the organisation said it wanted to “challenge the widespread notion” that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can decrease the risk of heart disease and called for urgent action to tackle the global rise in deaths caused by drinking. Monika Arora, member of WHF’s advocacy committee and co-author of the briefing, said: “The portrayal of alcohol as necessary for a vibrant...
  • Data From Over 350,000 People Have Really Bad News About 'Moderate' Drinking

    01/31/2022 10:27:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 74 replies ^ | 31 JANUARY 2022 | JACINTA BOWLER
    We all know that drinking too much is bad for us. But what about just a few glasses a week? Red wine has antioxidants, we've been told, so a few glasses are apparently 'good for you'. Other studies have suggested that low-to-moderate drinkers are less likely to have a heart attack than those who avoid drinking altogether. Wine is even included (in moderation) in the Mediterranean diet, one of the healthiest food plans on the planet! But a new study based on a huge data set from the United Kingdom now suggests that the J- or U- shaped curve of...
  • How Unelected Bureaucrats are Using Your Taxes to Wage a Global War on Alcohol

    02/05/2022 8:29:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | February 5, 2022 | Martin Culip
    As the First World War came to an end, the U.S. federal government passed the 18th Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol. Seeing this as a permanent and irreversible victory, anti-alcohol campaigners were not slow to identify a new target…nicotine. The Women’s Christian Temperance Union financed a book entitled Nicotine Next and temperance preacher Billy Sunday declared that “Prohibition is won, now for tobacco”. History shows Prohibition was a disaster for the United States. After 13 years of unnecessary social upheaval, economic damage, and bloodshed, the 18th Amendment was finally repealed to the relief and delight of public...
  • From Kimchi to Beer: The Wonders of Bacteria

    01/28/2022 2:43:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | January 24, 2022 | Peter Kaplinsky
    Even the most fervent germaphobes among us will agree that not all bacteria are worthy of a glob of Purell. Still, just the word “bacteria” is enough to bring a grimace to someone’s face. And why not? Popular culture has made countless movies about worlds where tiny microbes exterminate humans, and the list of infamous bacteria is formidable — tuberculosis, salmonella and Clostridium, to name a few. But behind the fear and disease, there’s a duality. Bacteria sicken yet protect our bodies. They can topple civilizations but can nourish our food. We actively try to avoid them, yet microbes permeate...
  • Oldest surviving straws hint at ancient culture of communal beer drinking

    01/20/2022 9:25:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies ^ | January 19, 2022 | Nick Lavars
    A set of lengthy silver and gold tubes dug up from a famous grave in the the Caucuses have been found to represent the oldest surviving drinking straws, with the scientists behind the discovery believing they were used for communal beer consumption. The specimens are 5,000 years old and help deepen our understanding of drinking culture in ancient hierarchical societies. The set of eight tubes was unearthed back in 1987 in the Maikop Kurgan burial mound, a famous grave for Bronze Age elites in the Northern Caucasus. Researchers had since concluded the meter-plus-long tubes to be poles for a canopy,...
  • Minimum unit pricing for alcohol to come into effect from Tuesday [Ireland]

    01/03/2022 6:51:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Sunday, 2 Jan 2022 20:42 | Teresa Mannion
    The Government decision to introduce minimum unit pricing on alcohol this week has been welcomed by Alcohol Action Ireland. The new law will largely affect alcohol sold in off-licenses, shops and supermarkets. For that past decade, the Government has been seeking to bring in minimum unit pricing as part of a number of measures to help reduce the harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The aim is to change dangerous patterns of alcohol behavior particularly amongst young drinkers, who are buying cheap alcohol before they go out in what is known as pre-drinking. This alcohol will now be more expensive...
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon deletes bizarre tweet about Dry January

    01/03/2022 3:21:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-3-21 | Ben Kesslen
    This beer is dirty! Pabst Blue Ribbon took a bizarre stance Monday against those abstaining from drinking this month, tweeting — and then deleting — “Not drinking this January? Try eating ass.” When someone on Twitter asked the company what the tweet against “Dry January” was about, it said “it’s about ass and eating it.” The tweet went viral, as users expressed their shock the official brand would use such crass language to discuss those trying to cut back their alcohol intake in the New Year.
  • The 10 Worst Beers In The World

    12/18/2021 12:45:21 PM PST · by mylife · 199 replies
    We generally don’t like to get too negative here. It gives us wrinkles. But when a reliable beer rating site makes a well-informed, style-adjusted list of the worst beers in the world, we’re gonna tune in. Maybe share some of the list. Impartially. Mostly impartially. Before you call snobbery — OK, it was a poor choice to wear a monocle today — we have to insist we’re not craft beer snobs. (We like complaining about craft beer, too!) Seriously, all beer has its place somewhere in our lives, often at certain fiscally insolvent junctures where an affordable 30-pack is actually...
  • Oklahoma Trump supporter who took Nancy Pelosi's beer gets 20 days in jail for Jan. 6 Capitol breach

    12/11/2021 1:40:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/11/21 | Nolan Clay
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A Trump supporter from Muskogee was sentenced Friday to 20 days behind bars for breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
  • Woman arrested after brawl with her two sisters at World of Beer

    11/09/2021 5:38:44 PM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    The Villages News ^ | 10/18/2021 | Meta Minton
    A woman was arrested after a brawl with her two sisters at a World of Beer location in The Villages. Melody Jean Smalley, 24, of Lady Lake, was leaving World of Beer at Brownwood Paddock Square shortly before midnight Saturday when her 27-year-old sister and her 23-year-old sister arrived in the parking lot to give her a ride home, having deemed the middle sister “too drunk to drive,” according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. Smalley became “irate” and pulled her older sister by her hair in an attempt to remove her from the vehicle. The...
  • Czech scientists brew beer according to 3,000-year old recipe [today's spot the journalistic error round]

    11/07/2021 8:37:37 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Radio Prague International ^ | October 26, 2021 | Ruth Fraňková and Naďa Kubínková
    Czech scientists have made a unique discovery suggesting that the oldest herbal millet beer could have been brewed in Bohemia. They came across the evidence while studying a 3000-year-old bronze vessel, unearthed in the village of Kladina in 2017.The bronze vessel was discovered four years ago in a forest near the East Bohemian town of Pardubice. It was decorated with motifs of sun discs and swans, and is believed to have been hidden underground as an offering to the deities.Archaeologist Martin Golec says similar bronze vessels have been found in Europe before. However, Czech archaeologists were the first ones to...