|Pizza Hut Beer / Space Survey
|The Pizza Hut chain said it will start testing beer
and wine delivery in certain cities. The service
will debut in Phoenix, Arizona with six-packs of
Anheuser-Busch (BUD) brands, including
Budweiser, Bud Light and Shock Top and Kilt
Lifter, made bycraft brewer Four Peaks.
The Survey Says...
Budweiser sent barley seeds into space on a
SpaceX rocket (Dec. 12) to determine if it's
possible to make beer on Mars. Yet a new poll
indicates that Americans aren't particularly
anxious for a taste of Martian brew. Just 11%
of American adults say they are more likely to
buy a beer that is brewed on Mars; 33 % said
they're less likely to buy a space beer; 45% say
the beer's origin would have no impact on their
beer-buying decision; 11%are not sure.
The national survey of 1,00 American adults by
to Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling
error is plus/minus 3 % points
| Libeeration is a new beer designed to naturally reduce
the symptoms of menopause. It's made by The
Portsmouth Brewery in New Hampshire and quickly sold
out in several days. The dry-hopped gruit-style ale
contains eight herbs believed to alleviate symptoms like
hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety and
depression. It’s the brain-child of Joanne Francis, who
co-owns the brewpub along with the much larger
Smuttynose Brewing, 14 miles away.
The beer's formula contains all natural items such as
motherwort (hot flashes, night sweats), lemon balm
(stress, anxiety), chamomile (moodiness, insomnia),
stinging nettle (liver support, weight fluctuations),
mugwort (stress, anxiety), rose (skin tone, heart
palpitations), chickweed (fat build-up, dryness), and
damania (loss of sexual desire, nervousness).
The brewery also sold out of t-shirts that feature
the beer's picture and this slogan
. “Libeeration means never having to
say you give a shit".
|Real Donut Beer- Both Hidden Springs Ale Works and Arkane Aleworks in
Tampa, Florida, are brewing beer made out of dozens of glazed donuts, and
cream-filled donuts, Each batch is made with two dozen donuts, creating a 12.5
ABV stout that’s “roasty” and “chocolatey,” with flavors of the glaze on the
doughnuts coming through when you take a sip.
Sellout - Boulder's Avery Brewing ahas given up a 30% stake in the company
to Spanish brewing giant Mahou San Miguel. The sale means that the beer maker,
founded in 1993, is no longer considered to be a "craft" brewery
Hop Breeding- The Brewers Association has entered into a new trust
agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-A gricultural Research Service
to fund a hop breeding program in hopes of developing disease resistant hop
cultivars in the public domain.
Algae Beer- Maumee Bay Brewing in Ohio is making a green-colored beer
called “Algae Blooms” to draw attention to the toxic algae that’s been fouling Lake
Erie which is their main source of brewing water. Algae outbreaks over the past
summers have become an ongoing threat to the area's drinking water.
Monk Consumption- Newly found records from the eighth and ninth
centuries that suggest monks would drink two or three liters of beer a day, for
lunch and breakfast The beer however was usually very low in alcohol.
|Belgium Burned By AB InBev
The European Commission has just issued a statement saying that drinkers in Belgium
have probably been paying fair market price for their favourite beers for years.
AB InBev, the world’s biggest brewing company, has been accused by the Brussels
located EU investigative group of charging less for its popular Jupiler and Leffe beers
in France and the Netherlands than in Belgium.
Argrethe Vestager, Europe's Commissioner for Competition released a statement that
said: “Our preliminary finding is that AB InBev may have deliberately prevented cheaper
beer imports out of France and the Netherlands from reaching consumers in Belgium.
Such practices would breach EU competition rules, because they deny consumers the
benefits of the EU single market – choice and lower prices.”
After a year-long investigation, the commission said it believed there was evidence
that AB InBev had been pursuing “a deliberate strategy” for at least eight years to
prevent supermarkets and wholesalers from buying Jupiler and Leffe at lower prices
in the Netherlands and France and importing them into Belgium. It is claimed the
company changed the packaging of Jupiler and Leffe beer cans in the Netherlands
and France to make them harder to sell in Belgium. Furthermore they said that
AB InBev used its dominant position in the Belgian market to get away with it. It is
also alleged they removed French text from cans in the Netherlands, and Dutch
text from its cans in France, to prevent their sale in the French and Dutch speaking
parts of Belgium, respectively.
The brewer is further accused of limiting Dutch retailers’ access to key products and
promotions in order to prevent them from bringing less expensive beer products to
Belgium. AB Inbev did not respond to BeerNexus requests for comment.
AB InBev is based in Leuven and last year it completed a merger worth
£76.5bn with SAB Miller.
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