mR. bReWski says.......
Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst Blue Ribbon has been around since 1890 and it's still
going strong. Every so often, it seems to get rediscovered by
a new generation. So just in case you're stuck with someone
who drinks that stuff you can impress without having to
drink such swill by citing these facts: It was originally named
beer after German immigrant Frederick Pabst married
Maria Best in 1862, and began working at Maria’s father’s
brewery, the Best Brewing Company. When Best died in
1889, longtime employee Frederick took over and renamed
the brewery after himself.

The “Blue Ribbon” tag dates from 1893 As legend has it,

Pabst took the crown of America’s best beer during the 1983
World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, but that title is
dubious. Reports from the time indicate that only bronze
medals were handed out
.  Sigh,theres nothing left to believe in.

Zima Returns

Do you believe in zecond chances? MillerCoors does. The
global beer giant is reviving Zima, the once-dead malt
beverage known as “zomething different.” The clear, citrus-
flavored beverage, first introduced in 1993 and discontinued
in the U.S. in 2008, is getting a second life — thanks in part
due to the success of the alcoholic beverage giant’s Henry’s
Hard Soda line.“If you’re one of the zillion fans who have
missed Zima, the answer should be clear,” MillerCoors said in
a statement read by their representative without laughing.
Zima, which clocks in at 4.7 percent ABV, is expected to
be on store shelves at some point in 2017. It remains
popular in Japanese night clubs.
You don't say.....
About 40 % of what you pay for a beer is tax.. But now a
proposed bill would cut the federal excise tax on a barrel of
beer in half for small brewers. from $7.00 per barrel to
$3.50. The break would also apply to small vintners, cider
makers and distillers.
New York State has surpassed 300 breweries for the first
time since Prohibition, and now has a total of 326 in the
state according to the New York State Brewers Association
Mantra Artisan  brewery, unveiled a beer that uses diamonds
in the filtering process. it is called the Miel de Diamant,
which is French for Honey Diamond. The beer is dry
hopped over more than 45 carats of diamonds from a local
jeweler. The diamonds do not affect the flavor of the beer
nor does the beer affect the quality of the diamonds.
In the 1880s nearly 65% of all the criminal arrests in New
York City were for intoxication and disorderly conduct.
Lloyds of London announced that it has now banned its
employees from drinking at lunchtime.  Under the new rules,
anyone found to have enjoyed a pint between the hours of 9
to 5 faces the prospect of being fired for 'gross misconduct.'
In the history of craft beer, just three craft brewers have
managed to brew more than 1 million barrels: Yuengling,
Sierra Nevada and Samuel Adams brewer Boston Beer Co.
The Veil Brewing Co in Virginia has just released a craft beer
fermented in hundreds of pounds of Oreo cookies.
Ya gotta love these guys
Thomas Jefferson
“Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper,
cheers the spirit and promotes health.”

Rick Yancey
“What were they thinking? 'It's an alien apocalypse!
Quick, grab the beer!”

Dave Mustaine
“Oh my God. I'm not Keith Richards.
I'm Otis from Mayberry! A f---ing drunk!”
Jennifer Rardin
"Being hammered has something to do with \drinking
your American beer out of a hole in the side of a can."

Roman Payne
Napoleon was just a general of forgotten battles
compared with the queen who paid for Shakespeare's
meals and beer in the tavern..

Kevin Hearne
“There's free beer in Irish paradise.
Everyone's jealous.”
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