|Coffee Overtaking Beer
A survey by a major Irish research
firm says drinking cappuccino is
threatening to become more
popular than beer in Ireland.
The survey, called "Sober Ireland?,"
found that people in Ireland drank
an average of three gallons less
alcohol last year than they did in
2004, the London Telegraph
reported. In addition to the lower
alcohol consumption, the survey
says drinking every night at the local
pub is becoming less socially
Traditional pub life, the survey
found, is being replaced by a
continental culture that favors
coffee drinking. There is no truth to
the rumor that Star bucks
financed the survey.
Miller Goes Chocolate
Milwaukee-based Miller is making
Fredrick Miller Classic Chocolate
Lager available from October
through December this year.
Classic Chocolate Lager is the
hand-crafted specialty beer that
won the gold medal at the 2005
Great American Beer Festival in the
Herb and Spice Category under the
name Temptation Bock, Miller said. It
is brewed with six different malts,
including chocolate and dark
Classic Chocolate Lager will be
packaged in a four pack of
12-ounce bottles with a suggested
retail price of $5.99
|Guinness sees red over new coloured brew
Guinness is going out of the black and into the red. But devotees of Ireland's national
tipple need not worry, the world-famous brewer is not going bust - it is about to
produce a red version of its stout.
Guinness Red is the latest variant to be developed by the good folk in Dublin. Hops,
water and yeast are combined as usual but the barley is lightly roasted, giving it a rich
This gives the drink a 'well balanced, bittersweet character', the brewers claim. The
new stout will contain similar alcohol levels to the other versions of Guinness, about
4.1 per cent, and will also cost the same. It will keep its distinctive white head and will
require the same patience-testing two-step pour. The rosey tipple is being tested in a
number of pubs across Britain.