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26   Jul
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 26-07-2007

Beer tankers are being used to supply safe drinking water to flood-stricken British communities.   Five of Britain’s main brewers have already made a total of 23 tankers available to transport water.

The British Beer and Pub Association joked that it was a reversal of their normal business of turning water into beer.

Many pubs have been flooded or cut off by the rising waters, and some are offering food and shelter to evacuated householders and rescuers.

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25   Jul
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 25-07-2007

The Seattleā€™s Safeco Field are trialling a new system at their stadium for Mariners games which allows patron to buy beer through their Nintendo DS’s. For a small price of just 5 bucks you can dial into the wi-fi system at the ground and purchase some Miller Lites.

The system costs just 5 bucks a game! Through your DS you can also check stats and stuff from your favorite team, but I’d prefer just to order the beer (which gets hand delivered to your seats).

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03   Jul
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 03-07-2007

A local microbrewery has launched a beer for one of America’s most recognizable rednecks: Larry the Cable Guy.

Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector

Git-R-Done beer, named for the comedian’s famous catchphrase, was launched Saturday by SchillingBridge Winery & MicroBrewery, from the small town where the 44-year-old actor-comedian grew up.

The owners of the small family winery say the light beer is made from high-quality ingredients with more “flavor and body” than popular corporate beers.

Mike Schilling, who runs the winery with his wife, Sharon, is confident Git-R-Done beer will appeal to the comedian’s fan base.

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26   Jun
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 26-06-2007

Tennessee is set to become the first state in the nation to require proof of age from anyone, no matter the age, who buys beer for off-premises consumption.

The Tennessee Responsible Vendor Act, designed to curb underage drinking, takes effect July 1. It will expire after one year to give lawmakers and vendors a chance to review its effectiveness. The legislation does not apply to the sale of wine and liquor purchases or to beer sales at restaurants and bars.

Jarron Springer, president of the Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association, has embraced the law, saying it will make Tennessee a national leader on the issue of underage drinking. Older customers who are obviously of legal age to buy beer could be put out by the requirement, but Springer hopes they will cooperate with clerks.

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25   Jun
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 25-06-2007

Three guys from Brisbane here in Australia have just completed a 78km (48.5 miles) journey down the Brisbane River on a vessel made entirely out of beer cans. The three army reservists decided to make the boat after months of beer drinking resulted in a pile of empties big enough to make a boat out of!

The nine meter long boat was made out of more than 8000 cans of XXXX Gold, a local beerBeer Boat from Queensland that only Queenslanders love to drink. It was held together with a bunch of silicone and took around 12 months to build.

The boat itself is a copy of the boats they make each year up in Darwin for the Beer Can Regatta. An event started after the town was destroyed by a cyclone in the mid 1970’s, the workmen repairing the city drank so much beer in the tropical climate that they had to do something with the empty cans!

The trip was actually done for a good cause, to raise money for a children’s charity SIDS and Kids after one of the mens children has passed away from SIDS a year earlier. They believed they had raised over $60,000 for the charity over the three day journey and probably gained a few ideas for the next 8000 cans they rack up.

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22   Jun
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 22-06-2007

A small restaurant in Washington called Rustico have started a new kind of beer drinking fad, beer pops. The frozen treats are served on a stick and have so far been very popular with guests, mainly being males.

The beery treats come in a range of flavors from Banana, raspberry and stout, and they range in price from $4 - $6. Personally I think the idea of eating a frozen banana beer treat on a sticks sounds rather nasty and would rather drink warm flat beer.

Here is a clip showing the chef and his new culinary delights;

20   Jun
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 20-06-2007

Here is a very sad story. The town of Potter in New York has just outlawed the selling of beer in the township due to stupid referendum.

A few years ago a restaurant in the township applied for a license to serve alcohol in its premises.. sounds pretty straight forwards right.. wrong!

For some reason the state of New York requires the applicant to get some sort of town agreement for the license, so a referendum was held. The only problem was that the referendum included 5 law filled questions that the townsfolk got scared of and answered no to them all. This resulted of course in a complete ban of the selling a beer in the town, a law which would create riots in areas where I live!

The townsfolk don’t want the restriction on beer sales and will probably have to drive outside of the 37 square mile township to buy beer.

The moral of this story: Don’t trust lawyers… or maybe just take up home brewing!

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19   Jun
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 19-06-2007

A micro brewer from Chicago has developed a new beer in his garage with the unique flavor of pizza. Now call me old fashioned but I have always loved drinking a few cold beers with warm pizza, but drinking a pizza flavored beer sounds a little off.

Tom Seefurth says he developed the beer last year by adding tomatoes to a brew to see what would happen! He altered it this year by adding flavors of marinara sauce, tomatoes, garlic, basil and oregano to get that fresh Italiano taste. But don’t worry he says there are no chucks of ham or cheese to be found anywhere in the beer.

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15   Jun
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 15-06-2007

For anyone who hasn;t heard about the storm we had here in Aus recently all I can say is that they where bad.. Many houses got damaged, hundreds where injured and a big boat ended up on a beach.

In the aftermath of the storm many communities where cut off by the rising floodwaters, and the main complaint of many was not that their house got a little wet it was that they had run out of beer! But due to the hard work of the emergency services around the Hunter they managed to supply these communities with the beer they desperately needed..

Good Luck and best wishes to the people in the area around Newcastle.

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05   Jun
Filed Under (General Beer News) by admin on 05-06-2007

Craft beer.. boutique beer.. fancy beer - its has many names but do you realise how popular it is. I have heard about new beer tours and micro brewers popping up all over the world but haven’t seen any stats on the popularity yet.

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