|Pour My Beer
Coming to your local bar - touch screens that let customers
play bar tender. To start, the customer purchases a pre-paid
card from the bar. Then they go to a tap and fill their glass as
much as they would like, paying by the ounce. The system
even includes what is known as a "responsibility limit:" After
every two drinks, service is paused until a staff member
deems a customer can be re-served.
The system is called "Pour My Beer". The company's
technology is now found in 280 locations around the globe,
including Caesars and MGM in Las Vegas, and both the
O'Hare Airport in Chicago and Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee.
Justice Department Rules
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker,
announced that it has reached an agreement with the Justice
Department that clears the way for U.S. approval of its
acquisition of SABMiller. AB InBev will sell SABMiller's
entire U.S. business to Molson Coors. That means Budweiser
would continue to compete with Miller beer in the USA.
The merger a deal valued at about $107 billion, had raised
concerns that a single company would control too much of
the beer market. The combined company would have about
31 percent of the global beer market.
AB InBev says it has approval in 21 jurisdictions including
Africa and Latin America, and is working with authorities in
areas where the deal is still pending. The European Union's
regulator gave approval in early July, conditional on the sale
of practically the entire SAB beer business in Europe.
|You don't say.....
Beck's is not an import; it is actually brewed in St. Louis;
Diageo's Red Stripe is also brewed there; as is the supposed
Australian beer Foster's, which is made by MillerCoors,.
Drinking more than 50 grams of alcohol a day is associated
with a four to seven times greater risk of developing mouth,
throat or esophagus cancer and with1.5 times greater risk of
colorectal, liver or breast cancer.
Small and large U.S. brewers, each year more than 350,000
kegs are lost to the tune of a $50 million cost to the industry.
The empty kegs are valuable to thieves to sell as scrap metal
particularly as new kegs sell for around $130 and a standard
keg deposit now ranges from $10 to $50.
MillerCoors’s craft company, Tenth & Blake, became a
majority stake owner in Athens, Ga.’s Terrapin Beer Co.
Previsouly they had sold them a minority interest.
70 % of craft beer buyers select their beer on shelf, not
prior. That makes packaging worth as much as the content
because you can brew great beer, but if 70 % of people
don’t see it on the shelf, you might not be open long.
On Thursday, Aug. 6, join beer enthusiasts, breweries and
bars across the globe in a collective toast to India pale ale.
Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a universal movement created
to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and
brewers worldwide, using social media as the common
arena for connecting the conversation. Check out your local
pub for festivities. If they don't have any tell them to do it.
|Ya gotta love these guys
"Tea is so tame. A beer is a bit more naughty."
“If drinking is interfering with your work, you're
probably a heavy drinker. If work is interfering
with your drinking, you're probably an alcoholic."
W. C. Fields
"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live
for days on nothing but food and water."
“What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking!"
“Strong beer, if you are seeking the truth, is better
than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be
expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are
only a challenge to tell lies successfully."
"I like beer — its taste and its effects — and that is
just the reason why I never drink it."
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Thanks to all!
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