November 2020
mR. bReWski says..
"Beer - Because one doesn't solve the world's problems over white wine."
Here Yesterday, Gone Today

Eastern Market Brewing Co.'s "Same Old Lager" is no more, just one day after the beer was announced.
The Detroit-based brewery, with a production facility and taproom at Ferndale Project, said it will cease
sales and production of the Detroit Lions-themed lager after Lions legend Barry Sanders threatened
legal action for using his likeness on the label without his permission."I have no affiliation with this
company, and they are using my image without any permission," Sanders tweeted Monday. "My legal
team is working through the process to shut this down ASAP. Apologies to any fans that were duped."
Though Sanders is not named on the label or in the marketing of the beer, the Lions player on the label
is wearing Sanders' No. 20 and appears to be an 8-bit version of him. "Same Old Lager," a crisp, 4.5%
alcohol-by-volume lager that had one simple request: "Don't set your expectations too high a take off on
the long suffering fortunes of the Lions football team.
Guinness Recall

Just weeks after launching a zero alcohol version of Guinness in Great Britain, brand owner Diageo is
recalling the product due to a microbiological contamination that the company says makes “some cans
of Guinness 0.0 unsafe to consume.”.  Mr. Brewski says that's a good reason for a recall..

They're At It Again

Remember what happened last holiday season?  Well, in a nutshell: In 2019, Sycamore Brewing
released its Christmas Cookie Winter Ale with a label showing off reindeer in various sexual positions.
An anonymous complaint was lodged through the ABC Commission. The brewery pulled its cans off the
shelf. North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement said the label’s design was unapproved, conducted an
investigation and gave the brewery an option to pay a $1,000 fine or take a 10-day suspension. They
took the fine. So, now that we’re all caught up, what does the brewery have planned for 2020’s
Christmas Cookie Winter Ale?In a year that’s been so 2020, gingerbread people take the stage this
time. Look closely, though — what to your wondering eyes do appear? The labeling alludes to a holiday
bondage theme, with handcuffs, paddles, masks and collars made of icing.The Christmas Cookie Winter
Ale is a blonde ale base that boasts a caramel-y malt backbone and  notes of sugar cookie dough.

Brewery Of The Year

Athletic Brewing Company won the top prize across all North American brewers (alcoholic and
nonalcoholic) to be named "Brewer of the Year" by the International Beer Challenge (IBC) 2020. In
addition to the top honor, the IBC named Athletic’s Free Wave IPA Supreme Champion Beer (alcoholic
and nonalcoholic) and Best No & Low Alcohol Beer.Singularly focused on brewing athletic beers, they
are currently the third best seller of all beers of this type in North America...

Winners And Losers

Loser - One week after news broke that the company would be going out of business, beer importer
Shelton Brothers announced the cancelation of its annual festival and an inability to refund tickets to the
event due to its assets being claimed by its bank. Sorry ticket holders.  Winners - 1.Mark Anthony
Brands — the maker of White Claw and Mike’s Hard Lemonade — plans to build a $400 million
production facility in Columbia, South Carolina, 2.  A day after announcing plans for a new location on
Cape Cod, popular Massachusetts beer maker Tree House Brewing has announced another expansion,
this time westward with a new location planned for Deerfield.
Ya gotta love these guys
“A bottle of strong ale contains more philosophy that all the books in the world.”
Louie Pasteur

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to
be a bottle of IPA. The older the worse it gets.”
Jack Collins

“Wine is complicated, beer is complex.”
Brett Joyce

“Some things are better left unsaid, but people get drink
too much beer and say them anyway. ”
Ralph Branka

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you
don't like, and do what you'd rather not. - ”
Mark Twain

"I don't like to brag but I don't even need beer to make really bad decisions..”
"Wrong Way" Corrigan

“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matter. But with what? With
beer,with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
Charles Baudelaire, circa 1850s

“I don't have a drinking problem, I have thirst problem.”
Dean Martin

“I Let's have a beer together, you can open it and I will drink it.”
Drew Carey
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