Archive for March, 2008

4,000-year-old skeleton still clutching beer mug

Monday, March 17th, 2008

The Daily Mail found the perfect headline for a story after construction workers uncovered a skeleton that archaeologists believe is 4,000 years old and holding a type of beer mug: “At least he died happy.” Marion Green, of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, said that the find last week was one of the best preserved Bronze […]

Beer better for your brain than wine

Monday, March 17th, 2008

A new study finds that wine may do more damage to your brain than beer. The study, reported in the medical journal Alcohol & Alcoholism, saw researchers carry out detailed brain scans of men and women diagnosed with alcoholism and compared them with brain scans of healthy adults. The size of the hippocampus was largest […]

Michigan barber can’t serve beer with haircut

Friday, March 14th, 2008

A Michigan barber hopes to convince the state’s attorney general’s office to reinstate his cut-and-a-beer service. Thomas Martin, who has 11 shops in the Grand Rapids area, used to offer customers one complimentary beer until authorities told him to stop. State Rep. Kevin Green says he doesn’t see why Martin’s clients can’t have a beer […]

UK raises taxes on alcohol

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Excise duty on alcohol will rise by 6% above inflation from midnight on Sunday, Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced. The government has taken the action in an effort to curb binge drinking. Duty on beer will rise by 4p a pint, cider by 3p a pint, wine by 14p a bottle and spirits by 55p […]

Boston Beer profits surprise Wall Street

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

The brewer of Samuel Adams beers surprised Wall Street with its earnings. Boston Beer reported profits were up more than 270% in the fourth quarter. The company also forecast 2008 earnings above analysts’ estimates, and said it plans to increase prices by 5 percent to counter rising costs. The company posted fourth-quarter earnings of $6.8 […]

Heineken rolls out BeerTender in U.S.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Heineken USA launched of BeerTender for the U.S. market. The devide is designed exclusively for the Heineken and Heineken Premium Light DraughtKegs. The countertop cooler uses a patented carbonator pressure technology to “deliver a perfect pour every time.” Engineered by Krups, the BeerTender works this way: Insert a Heineken or Heineken Premium Light DraughtKeg into […]

Angel’s Share release Saturday – and other new stuff

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Port Brewing In San Marcos, California, will release the 2008 Bourbon Barrel-Aged version of Lost Abbey The Angel’s Share on Saturday. This first bottled release of the highly coveted beer. Expect a line by the time the doors open at 10 a.m., so the brewery has set some ground rules: – Bottles will be $15 […]