Bud Root Beer
$1,000 a Bottle
A Canadian brewery has unveiled a limited
edition beer that’s being sold for $1,000 a bottle.
Vancouver’s Storm Brewing has unleashed its
Glacial Mammoth Extinction brew It is Canada’
s first beer to boast a 25 % ABV.

Brewer James Walton used his Imperial
Flanders Sour Ale, then exposed it to
temperatures of about minus-30 degrees Celsius
over a month. The mix was then aged in French
oak barrels for two years. Subjecting beer to
subzero temperatures removes the water, so
what is left is sugars, flavors and high alcohol
The resulting beer tastes more like a port wine
than a beer. Ten handmade limited edition bottles
feature an ivory and 14 karat gold pendant The
ivory used for these pendants is from a real
mammoth tusk estimated to be 35,000 years
old.  The mammoth-tusked bottles are each
$1,000.  If you just want the beer  the brewery
is selling one liter growlers of it for $80
Anheuser-Busch has a new brew to float: A boozy root
beer!  Best Damn Root Beer, will be hitting stores and
taps nationwide in early Jan., 2016.  It is the first beer
from the mega-brewer's new unit, Best Damn Brewing
Co. The new beverage, a sweet ale aged on vanilla beans
will weigh in at 5.5% alcohol by volume — that
compares to 5% for traditional Budweiser . It's being
positioned as a premium-priced product.

Anheuser-Busch's Best Damn Brewing division has been
working on the recipe since 2014.Boozy root beers have
been a hit this year, with Not Your Father's Root Beer
from Small Town Brewery of Wauconda , Ill., and
Coney Island Hard Root Beer out of Brooklyn's Coney
Island Brewing, both infiltrating shelves across the nation.

Small Town's Not Your Father's Root Beer commands
80% of sales — and is the No. 3 ranked craft beer brand,
according while Coney Island Hard Root Beer has 18%.
Alcoholic root beers quickly emerged to have a
significant impact on beer category sales in 2015.
Calories Count- The FDA will mandate by Dec, 2016, that restaurant chains offer
full nutritional information for beers on tap — everything from calorie counts to protein
content. Tests to determine those costs more than $600 per brew and takes weeks.

Stouts Soar-This November and  December saw a huge increase in volume
sales of stout over last year.  The style was up 32.1%!

Stale Beer -  A bottle of beer made in 1893 has been discovered in Nova
Scotia  with an official Alexander Keith’s brewing insignia on it.  The still has beer in
it. That means the bottle, and the liquid inside, is nearly as old as Canada itself.

Recall- An Australian beer company owned by SABMiller is recalling more than
one million bottles of beer that could contain broken glass.  Carlton Dry 355mL
bottles with expiration dates of July 19 and 20, 2016. The recall was issued after
complaints from customers about a chip at the top of the glass beer bottles,
The company suspects the chip may have occurred during the bottling process
Guinness Goes Veggie

To make Guinness acceptable to vegetarian and vegan drinkers, the
Irish brewer is changing the way it produces the popular creamy dark
stout by eliminating fish bladder.  Specifically, Guinness plans to swap
isinglass, a gelatin made from fish bladders used to filter yeast particles
from the finished product, with an animal-free method late next year.

Isinglass has been used widely within the brewing industry as a means of
filtration for decades," the company said in a statement. "However,
because of its use we could not label Guinness as suitable for vegetarians
and have been looking for an alternative solution for some time."

The beer's listed ingredients -- barley, hops, yeast and water -- make it
sound herbivorous. But traces of fish bladder can wind up in the finished
product. The company did not give details about how it will replace
isinglass. In previous statements, Guinness has said it was searching for
a method that is "as effective or as environmentally friendly...whilst
maintaining the quality of the liquid."

Introducing a vegetarian-friendly product could open up Guinness's
sales to a new market as competition from craft breweries has
squeezed the beer industry. Guinness parent company Diageo
cited microbrewery competition as a reason Guinness's draught
sales weakened in 2015.

Guinness beer is brewed at locations in 49 countries, but the  new
filtration method will only be used at the brewery in Ireland.

Popular canned beers -- including most Anheuser-Busch, Heineken and
Miller products -- have been deemed vegetarian friendly by
Barnivore.com, which tracks animal ingredients in alcohol.

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Edited by Jim Attacap