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|Man Firghts Fire With Beer
A man in California stopped a fire in its tracks before it engulfed his shop by using the only thing at his
disposal: beer cans. Chad Little said he saw the fire coming down a canyon. His family packed up to
leave, but Little decided to stay to protect his home, which had already been lost five years before
during another fire. As Little grabbed hoses he had on his property, he came to a horrifying discovery.
The water had been turned off with the electricity. From there, he grabbed a rake and began clearing
out piles of dried grass. Unfortunately, his cars were engulfed in flames and the fire was quickly
approaching his workshop. With nothing left to help him fight the fire he grabbed the only thing left, cans
of Bud Light. “When I ripped up the sheet metal, it had a nail, so I was just shaking it up, popping it and
spraying them,” he said. “I was popping it out and grabbing another one.”He was able to put out the
flames right before firefighters arrived. “My buddies all tease me about drinking water-beer,” he said. “I
say, ‘hey, it saved my shop.’” That quick thinking is what saved his home because just a few minutes
after using the beer to stave off the flames, firefighters arrived at the scene and put out the fire.
|Offensive Beer Dropped
Two Buffalo craft breweries have dropped a beer they collaborated on after learning the name and label
may be offensive to people of the Hindu faith.Pressure Drop Brewing and Big Ditch Brewing Co. are
discontinuing the beer they called “Aqua Shiva” after a protest led by a Nevada-based Hindu activist.
Shiva is one of the three major deities or gods in Hinduism. The label depicted a caricature of the Hindu
deity. Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about 1.1 billion adherents
worldwide. There are about 3 million Hindus in the United States. Aqua Shiva was a hazy, New England-
style double IPA, and was part of a series of “deity” themed beers made by Big Ditch and Pressure
Drop. Others in the series have included “Aqua Jesus” and “Aqua Buddha.”
Taste of Hops Chaging
A new North Carolina State study says that due to climate change, increasing temperatures, and more
frequent droughts will drive up the costs of beer ingredients such as hops and barley. However, those
impacts are just the foam on the surface – the taste of beer will change too. That’s because changes in
temperature and rainfall affect the biochemistry of beer ingredients like hops which in turn makes them
taste different. .Even more, it claims that current temperature increase is more dramatic than anything
we’ve seen since agriculture started thousands of years ago. The environment the plant grows in also
makes a difference. Terroir is the contribution the local environment has on a plant’s flavor profile. It is
the result of the soil, climate, weather patterns, even insect attacks that the plant has experienced
before producing the edible product. The environment hops grow in can affect the taste of the beer in
your glass. The effects of terroir on hops are unknown, but temperature is a significant factor.
|““Give me books, hearty ale, fruit, fine weather and a little music played
out of doors by somebody I do not know.”." .
“I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows
made in ale and wine.”.
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
"I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners,
old books, old wine but not old beer, Drink it fresh.”.
“If reassurances could dull pain, nobody would ever go
to the trouble of making beer.”
"Beer can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books”
"What beer goes with Captain Crunch?"
“Give me strong ale to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares”.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Craft beer makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant,
every day more civilized."
"Hearty ale can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic,
and the serious smile"
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