Beer News

A drunken chicken is a good chicken!

Submitted by tresero on Sat, 09/01/2018 - 19:41

Drunken Chicken, Beer Can Chicken, Beer Butt Chicken: there are many names for it. But only one mandatory ingredient: beer.

Canned beer has had a bad rap in the past: considered declasse for one thing. But beer in cans does have some redeeming features - and not just the fact you can cook beer can chicken with them. Sunlight, which can damage flavor, is not able to permeate the can, so the intended taste remains. As well, canning beer prevents excess air from being trapped inside, which can also affect taste.

Beer made from root vegetables?

Submitted by tresero on Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:18

Many beer drinkers don't realize that beer can be made from more than grains. In fact, the first Europeans that settled in the United States were known to use pumpkins, spruce and other plants to make their beer (just think root beer). They used them not only for flavor, but as major components of the beer.

Stupid things to do when drunk - Vol 1

Submitted by tresero on Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:12

From the stupid things you do when you drink beer department.

This future Darwin award candidate hasn't figured out that when you crash your car drunk, you should probably leave the brews in the car, or at least hide them.

From the WUSA9.com website in Maryland, this is the full story of a moron. It does make for a good news story though.

Vacation at a craft beer festival

Submitted by tresero on Thu, 08/30/2018 - 14:21

The dog days of August bring heat, mugginess, and lazy afternoons by the pool, and is the perfect time to celebrate craft beers with festivals taking place all over the U.S. and Canada.

Craft beers are becoming the new "wines", as different varieties with different palates are created, and beer and food pairings are expanding to beyond pizza and wings. The growing number of craft beer festivals reflects that change.

New beer dispenser cuts costs 90%

Submitted by tresero on Sat, 05/17/2014 - 22:04
Heineken has created a system that they claim cuts a pubs energy use by up to 90%. The new dispensing system dubbed SmartDispense was developed by Heineken as part of their green brewing initiative. No more lines to clean weekly One of the big complaints besides cooling beer is having to keep lines cleaned at least weekly. With the new system Heineken claims that the average bar can save 75% of the water and chemicals as well as beer that have been traditionally used during the cleaning process.

Home brewing now legal in all 50 states

Submitted by tresero on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:10

There's nothing like a cold beer!

Jon Griffin here, your professor at AskTheBeerGuy.com, with another quick beer update.

As some of you may know, home brewing beer has not been legal in the United States forever. In fact, there are still some states, up until recently, which is what this podcast is about, that actually prohibited home brewing. It wasn't until the Jimmy Carter administration legalized home brewing beer at the federal level, February 1st 1979, that home brewing became legal at all.

Beer commercials shootout

Submitted by tresero on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:01

Even if I don't necessarily like the beer, I find beer commercials can be funny and creative.

I saw an email claiming to have the most EPIC beer commercial ever and thought about putting up a few of my favorites.

Do you think that ads like these make people buy beer? Or are they just for fun and to keep the name alive and only indirectly impacting sales?

Who has the cheapest beer prices in the world?

Submitted by tresero on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:19

An interesting article in The Economist, in honor of Oktoberfest, used data from UBS (the Swiss bank) to compare the cost of a beer around the world.

Before you get all excited and think this is a direct comparison, it isn't. It is a comparison of how many hours a worker earning the median income has to work to buy a half liter of beer.

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