• News outlets recently began reporting about the unsolicited bid by Belgian brewer InBev to purchase American icon Anheuser-Busch, the brewers of Budweiser beer and other favorites. This sale would create the world’s fourth-largest consumer products company and in the process, eliminate the last American owned, large scale brewery.  Annoyed by the fact that nothing “seems” […]

  • DARWIN, Australia (AP) — An Australian driver who secured a carton of beer in his car with a seat belt but left a 5-year-old child unrestrained was fined $710.  Constable Wayne Burnett said he was “shocked and appalled” when he pulled over the unregistered car on Friday in the central Australian town of Alice Springs.  […]

  • G4 is taking competitive eating competitions to the next level with a new series that combines speed-eating with intense physical challenges.  In each episode of “Hurl,” five brave contestants attempt to consume the largest quantity of food in a short amount of time and are then immediately subjected to a series of challenges designed to […]

  • A worldwide shortage of hops – a key ingredient in most brews – and rising prices for malted barley have pushed up the cost beer.  Add global warming to that equation and precious, life-sustaining beer is becoming a luxury item. According to Gothamist, this past year has seen a drought in Australia, flooding in Germany, […]

  • Boston Beer Co., the Boston brewer of Samuel Adams craft beers, said it is recalling an undetermined amount of beer because of defective bottles that may contain glass particles.  The company said the defective bottles came from a glass company that provides Boston Beer with about a quarter of its glass bottles. The “small grains […]

  • In a copy-cat move to keep up with Miller Brewing and their somewhat successful “Chill” beer, the nation’s biggest brewer is adding a twist of lime to its flagship brew Bud Light to help add some fizz in the face of stagnant demand.  The company will roll out the drink with a $35 million marketing […]

  • Everybody off the wagon!  People who do not drink alcohol may finally have a reason to start — a study published on Friday shows non-drinkers who begin taking the occasional tipple live longer and are less likely to develop heart disease.  People who started drinking in middle age were 38 percent less likely to have […]

  • Michael Clarke Duncan will star in comedy troupe Broken Lizard’s fifth film, “The Slammin’ Salmon.”  The movie is set in a Miami restaurant owned by Cleon “Slammin’” Salmon (Duncan), a brutal former heavyweight boxing champion who institutes a competition to see which waiter can earn the most money in one night.  Broken Lizard returns to […]

  • A lot of recent emails to the site have started with “why aren’t you adding news anymore?”  One anser to this wood be, because we are too drunk to type with any acurracccyie. Another answer is that the news has been boring us… talk about SAB Miller and Budweiser and the new beers that they […]

  • The problem with being a couch potato is that every once and a while you have to get up to grab a new beverage. Walk no longer.  Make way for the world’s first remote controlled beer cooler. The RC Cooler Robot from Interactive Toy made its debut at the 2008 CES. It’s an inflatable cooler […]

  • Irish police were hunting for a beer bandit who stole 450 full kegs from the Guinness brewery — the largest heist ever at Ireland’s largest brewer.  National police said a lone man drove into the brewery — a Dublin landmark and top tourist attraction — on Wednesday and hitched his truck to a fully loaded […]

  • The very first beer I ever had was consumed on the steps of the local high school just around the corner from where I live. A few of us youngin’s went out one night, no doubt looking to rebel from what we probably thought were oppressive upbringings. The only one of us with any kind of peach fuzz managed to get a few 40oz Budweisers, complete with paper bag cozies.

  • I spent a large part of my Fourth of July day hanging out in a terrific dive on the beach in Santa Monica. The place had no liquor. It was strictly a beer only proposition. All day long shirtless roller bladers and bikini’d sun worshipers filled the place around me.

  • In the fall of 2002, Anheuser-Busch, the distributor of Budweiser and the company who holds the title of ‘world’s largest brewer’ nationally rolled out Michelob Ultra. As you already know, Michelob Ultra is a diet beer targeted at women, girls and females.

  • EOD. Equal Opportunity Drinkers… that’s what we are. We do a lot of Coors Light bashing around here, so presented in the spirit of fairness for your consideration is a beer commentary by Belly Buddy Ed McShea.

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