Feb.  2021
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"Beer - Because one doesn't solve the world's problems over white wine."
Happy Anniversary Anchor

February marks 125 years in business for Anchor Brewing. The brand was acquired by Sapporo in 2017
and made headlines two years later when employees successfully fought to unionize. Now, with the
125th anniversary here, Anchor has announced a slew of changes. For starters, the packaging for the
brand’s classic beers like the California Lager and Liberty Ale will be revamped. The new look will
feature a “retro-modern aesthetic”.  This March, new beers will also join the lineup. Fans can look
forward to a Tropical Hazy IPA, Crisp Pilsner, and Anchor’s first 100-calorie brew the “Little Weekend.”
Anchor has also announced new sustainability initiatives. These include completing a water treatment
facility that will allow the brewery to recycle industrial use water and reduce its overall water usage.
Lager or Lagar?

A Japanese brewery that canceled the release of its newest beer because of a spelling mistake on the
cans has decided to sell it anyway after drinkers offered to take the beers for free.Sapporo Breweries’
new Kaitakushi Beer Tailored was scheduled to be released at FamilyMart, a large chain of Japanese
convenience stores. However, the companies called off the new beer after discovering an
"embarrassing" error on the cans. The word "lager" was spelled as "lagar." The beer cans feature both
Japanese and English writing. They were already produced by the time the brewery realized its error.
There were no problems with the beer itself, according to Sapporo. After canceling the release, Fukuchi
said that the company was "inundated with offers from our customers to help out by drinking them."  
With so much interest in the beer, Sapporo decided the typo wasn’t such a big deal after all and said
they would begin selling the beer starting on Feb. 2. The beer is made using the same methods that
were used at the first Japanese beer factory dating back to 1897. It’s 6% ABV and priced at the
equivalent of less than $2 for a 12 oz. can or $2.50 for a pint can.


Tortilla Beer

California chip company Taco Works and Tio Rodrigo Craft Beer Micheladas are spicing up this year's
Game Day experience with the world's first tortilla chip beer. The two small businesses are cracking into
a Brewers shoveled over 400lbs of streaming tortilla chips fresh from the oven to craft a light, refreshing
beer with hints of lime zest

Biden Beer

Kirk Bangstad enjoyed the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States in
possibly the most Wisconsin way: with beer. He has been selling politically-themed beers via his
business, Minocqua Brewing Company, since after the November election. Now he has created "Biden
Bee" with the tag line on the can 'Inoffensive and Not Bitter,'”He clams It sold out in three weeks,  
Bangstad himself is an outspoken Democrat ran in 2020 for his state assembly district seat. He lost.

Lots of Cannabis

Just weeks after closing on the acquisition of Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Company, Canadian
cannabis company Aphria has reached an agreement to merge with Tilray, forming the world’s largest
cannabis company valued at $3.8 billion.

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Ya gotta love these guys
"Thank Heaven that in a world of much evil there is still so good a thing as ale.”".
Rafael Sabatini

"As I savored the Scotch I thought, not bad, really — like a
beer that’s been in a brawl.” "
David Justice

"Try the alehouses and the churches, in either a man can be quiet and think.”
Ellis Petersn

"Depth perception and beer obviously aren't related."
Katie McGarry

"A flash of inspiration struck him with all the force and brilliance
that ideas have when they’re traveling through beer.."
Terry Pratchett

“Vintage wine and alehouse beer, In the pursuit of pleasure, both have their place.”
Michel Faber

“A warm beer is still a good beer, despite what modern country singers say.”
A.D. Aliwat

“In this world, there are only a few things more available than gasoline:
coffee, soda and beer. Oh, and bad advice.”
Foster Kinn

“Beer. There’s nothing I don’t like about it. I love the smell, the taste—even the sound
of it. The cool thunk of the cap coming off the bottle, the silvery crack of the pop-top
can. Beer was kind and faithful, like an old friend. I am a proud beer man.”  .”
Tod A
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