|Chicago Cubs "Steal" Beer
The Chicago Cubs may have recently dropped their series
with the Milwaukee Brewers, but they still came home with
the Brewers beer. A keen-eyed passerby noticed cases of
"Spotted Cow" beer from Wisconsin's New Glarus Brewing
Company in south central Wisconsin in the Cubs' team
bus as it prepared to head south.
New Glarus insists that their beer only be sold in Wisconsin.
A Minnesota bar owner and a manager were arrested in 2016
for buying kegs of the brew in Wisconsin and taking them
across state lines to sell to their customers.
On The Attack
The Florida Brewers Guild claims at least 12 of its members
have lost shelf space in the Publix grocery store chain to craft
brands acquired by Anheuser-Busch.“They’re blatantly
removing Florida craft ones and replacing them with beers
purchased by these big guys,” Joshua Aubuchon, from the
Florida Brewers Guild,
Publix has cut its craft beer section in half, from 16 feet to 8
feet, and added spaced for more domestic beer brands, such
as A-B’s Budweiser and Bud Light offerings, as well as
Constellation Brands’ Corona products. The extra space is
coming at the expense of Florida beer brands such as Swamp
Head, Motorworks and 3 Daughters, who either lost their
placements or had space cut in half.The outlet also cites a
Publix display map, apparently put together by A-B, that
shows the chain added products from its craft division,
including Goose Island, Elysian, Golden Road and Karbach.
|You don't say.....
When buying a growler be sure the bartender uses a foot-
long tube to bottom-fill it. This keeps the beer from being
agitated on its journey from the tap to the bottom of the
vessel and releasing its CO2 prematurely. Some bars even
purge the oxygen from a growler with CO2 before filling to
reduce the risk of oxidation.
Britain’s national beer day (June 15) is the anniversary of
the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, a charter which
among other things promised consistency for beer/wine:
“Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for
wine and a single measure for ale.”
In terms of dollar sales, craft beer is nearly 25% of the
market, making up $26 billion of $111.4 billion domestic
beer sales. One reason is that craft brands command a
higher price point at bars and liquor stores.
Terroir is a term used in the wine and beer industries to
refer to the concoction of environmental conditions, such as
climate and soil, that gives wine/ beer from a particular
region its distinct flavour and smell.
The Stine Cold Dairy Farm in MA opened Stone Cow
Brewery where they make beers which sell for $7 a pint
at its taproom. That makes the beer much more profitable
than the dairy’s raw milk, which sells wholesale for
16 cents per pint.
Bell's was the largest brewery in Michigan for many years,
until 2017, when it was surpassed by Founders of Grand
Rapids. Founders – which sold a 30% stake to Spanish
company Mahou San Miguel in 2014 – is no longer
considered a craft brewery by ther Brewers Association.
|Ya gotta love these guys
“Drinking beer is an emotional thing. It joggles you out
of the blahs of everyday life, out of everything being
the same. It takes your body and your midn to
wondrous new places ."
“No amount of hugs and good words can match the
healing powers of a well-made beer.”
"There's a special rung in hell reserved for
people who waste good beer."
“A lady came up to me and said 'Sir! You are drunk',
to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and
tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly."
“Hartnell's was a place for drinking. And you could
get any drink you wanted, as long as it was beer?"
"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so?
There's a support group for that. It's called
EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.”"
“I went out with a guy who once told me I didn’t
need to drink so much beer to make myself more fun
to be around. I told him, I’m drinking so that you’re
more fun to be around.”"
“There are two kinds of people I don't trust: people who
don't drink beer and people who collect stickers.”
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