Magic Hat Brewery is facing a ban
in several Lexington, Kentucky establishments after a recent lawsuit against local business West Sixth Brewery. Many are dubious
about the claims being made regarding copyright infringement. The Consumerist offers a visual guide to some of the potential similarities
between the designs. West Sixth claims that they are experiencing corporate bullying
and have asked the community to sign a petition and stop drinking Magic Hat, while Magic Hat argues that West Sixth has been less than straightforward
with the public. West Sixth responds
with further claims of corporate chicanery.
posted by a fiendish thingy
on May 23, 2013 -
A heat map of your preferences over the beer space.
Developer Kevin Jamieson writes, "Beer Mapper is a practical implementation of my Active Ranking work on an Apple iPad. The application presents a pair of beers, one pair at a time, from a list of beers that you have indicated you know or have access to and then asks you to select which one you prefer. After you have provided a number of answers, the application shows you a heat map of your preferences over the 'beer space.'" [more inside]
posted by clavicle
on Apr 25, 2013 -
The BBC reports
that "Beer drinkers in the US have filed a $5m (£3.3m) lawsuit accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its beer." The lawsuits are based on information from former employees at breweries owned by the multinational. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Feb 27, 2013 -
We’ve got ponies, glasses, middies an’ pots, see, the first man said.
Now a pony’s four ounces –
The second man said,
Two to four.
All right, two to four. But who the hell drinks two’s? [more here]
Visiting Australia? There are just a few things you need to know when ordering
... [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia
on Jan 8, 2013 -
"Now it is instructive to go into, eg, one of the big old boozers in the East End of London and imagine them not as they are, just one room, frequently, if they’ve been hipstered up, with unplastered brick walls and big, clear windows, but as they were 50, 60, 80, 100 years ago, carved into three, four or more separate spaces by mahogany and etched glass barriers, each section with its own hermetic, exclusive group of customers, who would rather walk into the wrong lavatory than the wrong bar, and served, often, by its own separate door to the streets outside." -- Martyn Cornell dives into the diverse varieties of British bar one could encounter until recently
posted by MartinWisse
on Oct 30, 2012 -
, a German-style lager, has been brewed just outside the capital of Independent Samoa since 1978. There are two versions to choose from, the normal 4.9% strength
and the the export-only 6.7%
. But, unless you're somewhere near Samoa, you probably won't be able to find it. So, enjoy the commercials, instead! [more inside]
posted by barnacles
on Aug 7, 2012 -
The Oglala Sioux tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have just filed a lawsuit against
Anheuser-Busch, InBev, SABMiller, Molson Coors, MillerCoors and Pabst, along with the four off-licences in Whiteclay, seeking $500m (£310m) in damages for their alleged encouragement of the "illegal sale and trade in alcohol" to members of the tribe.
upon briefly in early comments
, Whiteclay (pop. 11) has been long known for its disproportionate volume of liquor sales, with over 5 million cans of beer sold each year, while Pine Ridge, who outlawed drink on its property, and has a population of 20,000, suffers from a disproportionate percentage of families with at least one alcohol dependent adult member (no less than 85%).
posted by infini
on Feb 18, 2012 -
Through a Glass, Smartly
Larry Sherk is one of the world's foremost brewerianists, a collector of beer stuff who over 40 years has amassed the country's second-largest private collection of beer labels (about 3,000), many of which date to the late 1800s. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad
on Feb 4, 2012 -
I am under 21.
If you are underage, Black Acre Brewery doesn't want you drinking their beer, or viewing their website. But they do want you to rock out.
posted by Blogwardo
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
released an advisory
(PDF) on the status of the farmer-brewer's license when they denied
small craft brewer Idle Hands
' application. The farmer-brewer's license
has long been used by small (under 5,000 barrels/year) brewers as a cheaper alternative to the state's otherwise manufacturer's license. Even larger breweries, like Boston Beer Co., brewer of Samuel Adams
, use it as it allows for on-site tastings. With the new advisory requiring that 50% of hops and grains be locally grown in Massachusetts, small brewers are worried
about the fate of their businesses - without the ability to sell on premises, offer tastings, or self-distribute, many of the state's microbrews and brew pubs will no longer be able to operate
. A meeting with the state treasurer, who oversees the ABCC, is planned
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Aug 4, 2011 -
Think making beer at home is legal? Depends where your home is.
In 1978, US President Carter signed H.R. 1337, which, among other things, provided an exemption from excise taxes on up to 100 gallons of homemade wine and beer
annually. It was still up to the individual states to decide whether or not to allow their citizens to brew.
33 years later, homebrewing
is a very popular hobby, legal almost all states.
and Alabama. [more inside]
posted by Marky
on Jun 13, 2011 -