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A short history of beer in Germany

Submitted by tresero on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 10:45

an cannot live by bread alone - so that's why he created beer!

"Beer turns thurst into a beautiful thing," goes an old German saying, as shown by the German Beer Institute's website, and it is hard to dispute a country whose beer making history spans centuries, being one of the oldest beer traditions in the world, with the largest number of varieties.

Skol: International World Traveler

Submitted by tresero on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:47

How did the fifth bestselling beer in the world come to be the number one best-seller in Brazil? Skol, the "drink that goes down round" according to its advertising jingle, is also one of the biggest beers in Africa, from Algeria to Guinea to Rwanda, and is also sold in Asia, from India to Malaysia to Hong Kong.

However, it's a little known fact among Brazilians that it originated 6,000 miles away 50 years ago in a small Scottish town called Alloa.

Beer: The new food of the gods

Submitted by tresero on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 10:49

 US brewing company has delayed the launching of its new “Kali-Ma” beer amid outcry from the Hindu community that its name is inappropriate.

The Portland-based company has apologized for naming the beer after a Hindu deity and is now desperately trying to come up with a new name for its release.

British pubs suffer due to high beer tax

Submitted by tresero on Fri, 04/27/2012 - 10:52

n Britain, sales in pubs were down 6.0 percent quarter on quarter, but off-trade (off-premise for those of us in the States) sales were up 4.7 percent. Most analysts blame the Beer Tax hikes and unfortunately it looks like it could have lasting damage.

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is asking the public to sign an online petition to stop the tax increase.

Here is the press release from the (BBPA).

How Influential Are Beer Ads?

Submitted by tresero on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 10:57

When you’re lining up at the bar, waiting to be served, do you always go for your usual brand or are you tempted to try other beers while you’re there?

If you do like to choose a different brand now and then, what’s making you do that? The chances are that it’s the advertising behind the brand that makes you think you’ll try something different.

England beer consumption on the decline

Submitted by tresero on Sun, 03/18/2012 - 10:58

t seems that the economy is playing havoc abroad as well as the United States.

According to the British Beer Pub Association alcohol consumption (including beer consumption) is almost at a 10 year low and has dropped 2.4 percent since 2004. They are asking for a freeze on beer taxes due to the economy and a decline in beer consumption.

Does beer cause a beer belly

Submitted by tresero on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 11:01

Most people think that beer causes a beer belly despite studies that show mixed conclusions. There are even studies that show beer to be a negative factor in abdominal obesity (Halkjaer et al., 2006). There is no doubt that abdominal obesity is one of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It is important to understand the true causes and not just blame beer, or any other food without proper study.