January 2020
mR. bReWski says..
"Beer - Because one doesn't solve the world's problems over white wine."
Santa Doesn't Approve
Sycamore Brewing of North Carolina pulled its Christmas Cookie Winter Ale from taproom shelves after
the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Coverage Control Commission made a visit. The beer in question
was reportedly being sold in cans that featured provocative imagery involving reindeer. The offending
cans reportedly showed reindeer in various sexual positions. While the reindeer were pixelated on the
cans, the images were still considered explicit enough to be removed from circulation.
The brewery brought the beer back to shelves with what they described as “G-rated can art.”

Utah Destroys Beer
Utah liquor authorities have thrown away thousands of gallons of drinkable beer after state law just
changed to allow higher-alcohol brews. Authorities say they were legally required to dump the beer from
state-owned liquor stores because a new law allowed those beers to be sold in private stores instead.
Utah had long prohibited grocery and convenience stores from selling beer stronger than 4% alcohol
by volume. The new law has also increased that limit to 5%. Because the state-owned stores can't stock
anything available on the open market.  They should have just given it to thirsty people like Mr. Brewski.
No Food, No Water, Just Beer

This spring BeerNexus reported on Del Hall who spent 46 days on a beer-only fast during Lent. He lost
more than 40 pounds during his fast. Now Hall is planning his second fast. The 44-year-old Army
veteran and sales director of Fifty West Brewing Co. eventually lost 44 pounds in 46 days.
Toward the end of his 2019 fast, he said "I feel like I'm in my 20s."  Not only did he lose weight, his blood
pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol improved.  However,in the first few weeks after the fast, Hall put 8
to 10 pounds back on. Now, eight months later, he's added a total of 22 pounds.
His new plan is to do it for 50 days not the standard 46. If he's successful he will beats any other
beer-only fast records. Don't worry Mr. Brewski will never try this stunt, he eats while drinking..

Coors Leaves Colorado
After 146 years in Colorado, Coors announced that it would be moving its headquarters out of state, to
Chicago. Although the massive Golden plant will stay.The news, from Coors's parent company, Molson
Coors, shocked Colorado. Even more telling: No one from the Coors family spoke publicly about the
change, including the fact that Pete Coors would be stepping down from his day-to-day role with the
company. So, how is the family taking the news? For Mr. Brewski their silence speaks volumes.
Ya gotta love these guys
“Give me books, good ale, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of
doors by somebody I do not know.”
John Keats

“it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a pint of beer ... it's summertime!”
Kenny Chesney

“I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in ale."
William Shakespeare,

"Beer is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural
things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection."
Ernest Hemingway

“If reassurances could dull pain, nobody would ever go to the
trouble of growing hops and barley
Scott Lynch

“This is one of the disadvantages of strong ale, it makes a man
mistake words for thoughts.”
Samuel Johnson

“Give me fine ale to wash me clean of the weather-stains of care."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I was fairly poor but most of my money went for Belgium ales and
classical music.I loved to mix the two together.”
Charles Bukowski,
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