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Beer Reunites Dog / Owner

When Motorworks Brewing put local shelter dogs on
their beer cans, the hope was that the campaign
would raise money and awareness. No one could
guess that it would lead to a cross-country reunion
between a dog and her long-lost owner.,.

The story quickly went viral, spreading to CNN, The
Guardian, Newsweek and the Ellen Show.  Monica
Mathis stumbled upon one of those stories and
thought she recognized a familiar face. After getting
a closer look at photos of the pit mix DayDay, she
was sure of it: That was the same dog she had lost
three years ago in Iowa. Mathis had raised her from
a puppy, but one day she got loose  Monica
searched for weeks without success. When she
moved back to Minnesota she figured she would
never see the dog again.

No one knows how Hazel made it to Florida, Mathis
reached out to the shelter to claim her dog and was
provided vet records and photographs to prove
ownership. The dog has been transported to
Minnesota to reunite with Mathis with all costs being
paid by Manatee County (FLA) Animal Services .
DayDay will become apet therapy dog at the hospital
where Mathis works as a certified nursing assistant.
Corona Virus??

Corona brand beer is not concerned that people
may somehow think it has some connection to the
coronavirus, a spokesperson for the company said.
"Consumers, by and large, understand there’s no
linkage between the virus and our beer/business,"
Maggie Bowman, communications director said in a
statement.Corona's statement follows multiple
reports suggesting based on people's Google
searches that some think there could be a link
between the beer and the disease.

There is no link between the beer and the disease.
Corona, the beer, is named that way after its
Spanish meaning — crown — while the disease is
named coronavirus because of the crown-like
spikes on the virus.


Carlsberg Virus?

The coronavirus outbreak threatens to crimp beer
consumption in Asia especially for Danish brewer
Carlsberg who shutdown several of their breweries
in China because of rapidly declining sales.  They
also are making deep cost cutsacross the board to
mitigate the outbreak's effect on earnings,
February 2020
NA Beers Soar

According to Beer Research Inc. 46% of American adults have now purchased a
non-alcoholic beer or cocktail in the last year and that the trend is “led not by
teetotalers but by drinking adults.” In the survey 40% of 1,166 U.S. adults said they
are drinking less than they were five years ago—that number is up from 31% when  
the same question was asked just one year earlier.

The trend has been a huge boon to low-alcohol and non-alcohol beers, and now all
the big names have jumped in. Last year Peroni, owned by Asahi launched Peroni
Libera 0.0. This year Carlsberg replaced Carlsberg 0.0 with a new zero-alcohol
beer called Nordic. Anheuser-Busch InBev  in just the last three months has
launched four new low- or no-alcohol beers: Goose Island So-Lo IPA (3% ABV);
Four Peaks Brewing Gilt Lifter Ale (3.4% ABV); Breckenridge Brewery Resolution
Blueberry Acai Golden Ale (3.5% ABV); and Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart
Wheat Ale (less than 0.5% ABV).all have seen huge sales increases.


Boston Beer Milestone

The Boston Beer Company’s sales in 2019 reached $1.25 billion, a 25.5% increase
compared to 2018, according to the company’s earnings report just released.
Boston Beer — which makes Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, and
Truly Hard Seltzer, among other offerings and merged with Dogfish Head Craft
Brewery last year — increased revenue $254.2 million for the 52 weeks ending
December 28, 2019. In 2018, Boston Beer sales topped $995 million.
The return to growth for Boston Beer is evident in its stock price. A year ago today
(February 19, 2019), Boston Beer stock (SAM) was trading at $268.93. At the close
of trading last week the stock was trading at $429.
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