Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and
cheese pale ale?Those were among the flavours at the
Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where
competition for attention has intensified. As such, today's
brewers have kicked it up a notch as they try to distinguish
themselves from everyone else.
Visitors at the festival in Reno could sample a peanut butter
and pickle pilsner, a tamale lager and a smoked carrot stout.
There were concoctions from big brewers like Sierra Nevada
and smaller local brew pubs, sweet beers brewed with Jolly
Ranchers and spicy ones that tasted like garlic bread or
mango salsa. You name it they brewed it.
BrewDog Loses Discrimination Suit
A man has just won a lawsuit against BrewDog after suing
them for gender discrimination. The man, 27-year-old
Thomas Bower, sued the brewing company for refusing to
serve him a discounted Pink IPA, instead offering him a
regularly priced Punk IPA.The significance of the two beers,
other than a price difference of £1, was to protest the 20
percent gender pay gap between men and women in the U.K.
The world's largest brewer of beers has just establish its own
cybersecurity division. Anheuser-Busch InBev controls over
400 different brands of beer is a huge player in the
multi-national drinks market and it the company is already
facing regular attacks that are either attempting to disrupt
operations or force the company to pay up, ie, ransomware.
The team will be located in Israel
|You don't say.....
When planning alcohol purchases, only 25% of millennials
have a specific brand in mind, compared with 52% of baby
boomers, according to a recent Nielsen survey
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the average
price of beer and malt beverages “away from home”
dropped 0.5 percent in the last six months. This marks the
first time the cost of beer in bars and restaurants has
dropped in a six-month period since 1997
Though the 2018 edition of the Great American Beer Festival
was the first year that awards were given to "juicy or hazy"
IPAs, DIPAs, and Pale Ales, the U.S. region synonymous
with the style was shut out. Not a single brewery from New
England earned a medal. Instead, Illinois and California did.
The top 7 beer days in the USA are 1. Labor Day;
2. Fourth of July; 3. Memorial Day, 4. New Year's;
5. Christmas; 6. Cinco de Mayo; 7. Super Bowl Sunday
A brewery’s decision to release a pair of beers with a Crips
and Bloods theme was a "dumb idea,' the owner of .Mirage
Beer, in Seattle-admitted. The cans were decorated to look
like the red and blue bandanas worn by the rival gangs. After
a huge negative backlash they withdrew the beer.
In "Avengers: Endgame," Thor, God of Thunder, swigs
craft beer. from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Athens,
Georgia. The Marvel movie people liked their products and
only asked for some beer and a 2XL T-shirt..
At the last Great American Beer Festival in Denver, there
were 8,496 beers submitted for competition, averaging
83 beers per category
|Ya gotta love these guys
"I'm a beer man. I tried to drink whiskey and Scotch,
but I don't get it. It smells like a girl who didn't
shower and just splashed a lot of perfume on.
"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's
day along a dusty English road, and he will soon
discover why beer was invented."
"The University of Nebraska says that elderly people
that drink beer or wine at least four times a week have
the highest bone density. They need it - they're the
ones falling down the most."
"Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish
national weakness is another beer."
|W. Bruce Cameron
“I've read that the ancient Chinese art of feng shui can
bring a sense of peace, well-being, and positive energy
to a home - same as beer.”
“It is a growing process. You can't just like beer. You
have to start somewhere and learn the different flavors."
“With any luck, Heaven itself will resemble a vast used
bookstore, with a really good cafe in one corner, serving
dark beer and all around will be the kind of angels usually
found in Victoria's Secret catalogs.”
“Paintings are like a beer, only beer tastes good and
it's hard to stop drinking beer."
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