Brew & Booze News

Singer Rick Astley’s New Beer

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – How about calling it Rolling Rick? Singer Rick Astley, whose 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” became an internet prank called “Rick-rolling,” is creating his own beer brand. And, like a lyric from that song, he presumably hopes the brew is “never gonna let you down.” “I enjoy a beer with friends and I’m hoping to sell …

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Beer Made Specifically for Drinking While Showering

KOMONEWS.COM – There are few things in life that sound more appealing than a cold, refreshing beer while you’re standing in a warm shower. It would also save you time as you get ready and gear up for that big Friday night out. But if you’ve ever found powering down a full bottle of beer during a six-minute shower rather …

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Liquor vs. Beer Sales 2016

LATIMES.COM – In a time of deep political divisions, this much appears unassailable: Americans are hitting the hard stuff with gusto these days, increasingly American whiskey but also — in the spirit of inclusiveness — cognac, tequila and vodka. For the seventh straight year, the spirits industry swiped market share from beer last year, according to economic data released Tuesday …

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Fact: Guiness Beer is Actually Red, NOT Black

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Hold onto your pints, because we have a bit of Guinness trivia that is about to knock your green St. Paddy’s Day hat right off your head. Guinness, that beloved stout that you drink religiously on Saint Patrick’s Day (which you sometimes drop a shot of bailey’s into and chug) and is as filling as a dinner, is …

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Beer Tragedy on a Nevada Highway

NYPOST.COM – This is one of the biggest party fouls of all time. A speeding semi carting tons of suds lost control on a Las Vegas highway Tuesday night, causing a “tidal wave of beer” to spill across the roadway. The boozy blunder was captured on a Nevada Highway Patrol’s dash camera and shows a police officer getting showered with …

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U.S. Liquor Industry’s Great 2016

FORTUNE.COM – The spirits industry can raise a glass to yet another strong year. The volume of spirits sold at retail locations rose 2.4% in 2016. Alcohol suppliers said sales rose an even faster 4.5% last year to $25.2 billion in the United States, spirits advocate Distilled Spirits Council reported on Tuesday. Even more impressive, it was the seventh consecutive …

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Game Changer: Oreo Beer!

REALCLEAR.COM – Peanut butter and jelly. Ketchup and fries. Beer and Oreos. All classic (or at least soon-to-be classic) duos that are not only delicious, they’re the foundation that this country was built on. Sure, that’s a bit dramatic, but the importance of Veil Brewing’s new Oreo-flavored beer cannot be understated. This Richmond-based brewery recently unveiled a brew that takes ‘dessert …

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4 Reasons to Drink Beer for Breakfast – You’re Welcome!

LATIMES.COM – Bloody Marys and mimosas may be typical go-to tipples during boozy breakfasts and brunches, but today’s endless variety of beer styles and flavors are compelling alternatives for morning imbibing. From beers brewed with breakfast-friendly ingredients (oats, coffee and even scrapple) to European traditions, it’s time you explore what craft beer can bring to your a.m. Here are four ways to bring more beer …

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5 Questions Brewers Wish You Would Ask During a Brewery Tour

CRAFTBEER.COM – Have you ever reached the end of a brewery tour, and there’s that uncomfortable moment when the tour guide asks if anyone has questions — and all you hear are crickets? America’s small and independent breweries have stories, personalities and their own set of challenges that you may not hear about in the taproom. A brewery tour is …

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Beer and Patriotism

REALCLEAR.COM – Dog Tag Brewing Foundation isn’t your average brewery. In fact, they’re anything but! While most beer producers are constantly re-tooling their cans with eccentric colors or designs, Dog Tag is using their cans to carry on the memories of fallen soldiers. Dog Tag Brewing Foundation, originally funded and currently distributed by Pabst, is dedicated to building the legacy of Fallen …

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