|Iceland Beer Emergency
A national crisis hit Iceland recently when a force of 7,000
American sailors and Marines hit the country’s capital city of
Reykjavík with an unquenchable thirst for frosty suds and
swiftly drained much of the city’s beer supply. They were
taking part in NATO’s Trident Juncture exercise. Bars
quickly began drying up, owners who said they had never
experienced such an alcoholic demand put out a distress
signal. One of Iceland’s local breweries, Ölgerð Egils
Skallagrímssonar, answered the call and immediately began
working overtime to distribute emergency beer shipments.
Top Five Selling Beers In The World
With an estimated 35.1 million hectoliters of beer sold in
2017, this AB InBev-owned brand primarily produced in
Brazil remained in the top five for another year.
4. Bud Light
America’s No. 1 light lager of choice didn’t even make
bronze worldwide. But its estimated 44.8 million hectoliters
sold in 2017 still earns it a top five spot in global beer sales.
This stellar seller from China sold an estimated 49 million
hectoliters of beer in 2017.
“Bud Heavy” may be less popular than its little brother
Stateside, but the “King of Beers” reigns around the world.
Beer drinkers bought an estimated 49.2 million hectoliters of
Budweiser last year..
Snow holds down the top spot for another year. It sold an
estimated, and astounding, 101.2 million hectoliters of beer
last year, beating out runner-up Bud by more than double
the volume. Snow is only sold in China.
|You don't say.....
On average, brewers use seven gallons of water to make
one gallon of beer. At smaller, less efficient breweries,
the ratio is often higher. This water is used for the beer
as well as cleaning, cooling, and packaging processes..
Alaskan Brewing of Juneau, Alaska was the first craft
brewery to install CO2 reclamation. Bear Republic, based
in Healdsburg, Calif., reduced its liquid waste by about
5,000 gallons per week. And Sierra Nevada recycles
96 percent of its waste material.
There’s Miller Lite, MGD, and Miller High Life. Why Is
There No Miller Beer? There was. Miller Beer, a premium,
not-light lager that occupied a two-year blip in the mid-to-
late ‘90s. Referred to by some as Miller Red Label, the beer
was introduced in 1996. But Miller Beer dissolved in 1998,
never to be spoken of again.
Juicy and crushable New England IPAs can sell for over
$20 for a 4-packs of 16-ounce cans. The reason ifor the
high price is that it requires more expensive raw materials
and processes than other styles and has a short shelf life.
One of the world’s largest alcohol producers, Constellation
Brands, invested $3.8 billion dollars in Canadian cannabis
producer Canopy Growth. Now they’re selling off some
of their wine brands as part of a strategic shift to focus on
beer and marijuana products.
Beer’s flavor is determined by your mouth and your nose.
Ideally, you want a vessel that allows the beer to breathe and
focuses its aromas. Swigged directly from a bottle, the
flavors in more complex beers are flattened.
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"Reality is an illusion that occurs due to lack of beer."
Finley Peter Dunne
"Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a
good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts."
""What contemptible scoundrel has stolen
the cork to my lunch?"
"And God said, "Let there be barleywine!" And He saw
that it was good. Then God said, "Let there be light!"
And then He said, "Whoa - too much light."
"I cook with wine, sometimes I even
add it to the food."
The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out
who is drunk and who is just stupid."
"Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles
called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye
unless you have been drinking."
""I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After
three I'm under the table, after four I'm under my host."
"The only way that I could figure they could improve upon
Coca-Cola, one of life's most delightful elixirs, which
studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the
dead, is to put bourbon in it. Beer works too. "
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