|Dogfish or Hogfish?
Florida Keys Brewing Company fans, don’t fret. You can still
order the local brewer’s popular Hogfish Amber. But because
of threatened legal action by a well-known Delaware brewer,
ask for a Spearfish Amber instead. Local owners Craig and
Cheryl McBay said they received an email from the owners of
Dogfish Head Brewery that threatened legal action if the name
of the Keys Brewing beer wasn’t changed. Craig McBay said
the Dogfish Head Brewery representative was concerned
consumers “would not be able to differentiate when ordering
a ‘Hogfish’ or a ‘Dogfish’” Note to Mr. McBay - A dogfish
is a type of small shark. A hogfish is a wrasse and a popular
food fish, especially in South Florida and the Florida Keys.
The bottles might sport hula dancers, surfers and big waves
but two California residents say the company that owns
Kona Brewing Co. is misleading shoppers into believing
they’re buying beer brewed in Hawaii. so they have filed a
lawsuit. In the suit, the plaintiffs say the company's use of
hula dancers, surfers, the Kilauea volcano, Waikiki beach, and
other images and phrases clearly associated with the Aloha
State are deceiving customers into paying more for the craft
ales. The names of the beers such as Big Wave Golden Ale,
Castaway IPA, Fire Rock Pale Ale and Longboard Island
Lager also allegedly give off a deceptively Hawaiian vibe.
Mr. Brewski says they have inspired him to sue Milwaukee's
Finest for deception. That stuff is Milwaukee's Worst!
|You don't say.....
Nine out of ten beers sold in the world are lagers, not
ales. One possible reason - a lager scours the palate clean
and leaves you feeling refreshed. And it's usually cheaper.
Cherry blossoms are beautiful, and they smell great and now
you can have them in a beer. Sankt Gallen Sakura craft beer
is now on the shelves in Japan. Cost- about 463 yen, or
around $4. You can order it directly from the brewery.
According to the recently released 2017 Customer Loyalty
Engagement Index from Brand Keys, a New York research
consultancy, America's favorite beer is Coors.
One reason some home brewers prefer to make ales is
that the beer's fuller flavors can hide flaws that would
become immediately apparent in a lager
A South Texas woman who gave up beer for Lent won a
case of Budweiser delivered to her home by a team of
Clydesdales. Leandra Ruiz won an online contest The
Budweiser drivers also gave her a ride around the block'
The Colorado Rockies baseball team actual has a craft
brewery (owned by Coors) inside its stadium.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers after agreeing to enter receivership
says it's tap room will remain closed, but the brewery
continues to produce while a sale to a new owner is
anticipated to close during by the end of next month.
|Ya gotta love these guys
“A glass of beer shortens your life by one minute,
a glass of wine by two minutes, and a day of
work by seven to ten hours ."
R. K. Allen
“Let's have a beer together, you can open it
and I will drink it.
“The only way to keep your health is to eat
what you don't want, drink what you don't like,
and do what you'd rather not. ”
"Drinking after work is fine, but if you really want to
enjoy working then drink before work."
“Napoleon was just a general of forgotten battles
compared with the queen who paid for Shakespeare's
meals and beer in the tavern..”
“I follow a rigorous exercise routine that I never get
lazy about; fetching beer bottles from the fridge.”
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