Brewery Takes Jabs At Houston Astros Cheating Scandal With ‘Trash Can Banger’ Beer
One of the biggest questions entering the 2020 MLB season was how will the Houston Astros be received by the fans, both in Houston and on the road after the team’s sign stealing scandal during the 2017 season primarily, during which season they won the World Series. Despite there not being any games played so far this regular season, that doesn’t mean that fans have stopped ribbing on the Astros.A beer company in Jersey City, New Jersey took a shot at the Astros unveiling a new beer, aptly called Trash Can Banger. The can resemble that of the Astros’ jerseys in the 70s and 80s with the color s...
Low-cal craft beer becomes vital during quarantine. We taste 18 and pick the winners and losers.
First, let’s get the thing that needs to be said out of the way: These beers come with an asterisk. They are what they are. And what they are is low in calories and low in carbohydrates.If you want big, flavorful beer, this generally isn’t the place to look. If you want beer that doesn’t pile up quite as quickly at your waistline while tasting better than most options ending in “light,” this is indeed the place to look.Spurred by the continuing success of Michelob Ultra Light and the hard seltzer category — both of which grow at phenomenal rates — craft beer low in calories and carbs was alrea...
Beer, tapas, friends: smiles as bars open in some of Spain
Tarragona (Spain) (AFP) - Basking in the sun, an icy cold beer in hand, two friends are catching up at a bar terrace in Tarragona, savouring a simple but much-missed pleasure axed during eight weeks of lockdown."It's very emotional, almost as if we were opening for the first time," smiles Raffa Olivier who has just set up tables outside his ice-cream parlour in this northeastern Spanish seaside town for the first time in two months.Staying at home has been a tough challenge in Spain, where sitting outside for a beer and tapas is something akin to a national sport.But on Monday, bar and restaur...
Tweet of the Week #78: Japanese Turn to Zoom for Nomikais While Social Distancing
One cannot simply escape Japan’s み(drinking party) culture. Whether it’s with your colleagues, clients, or casual acquaintances, drinking parties feel essential to get everything done in Japan, from making friends to business deals.We shouldn’t really be relying on alcohol to talk to other people. Regardless, many cultures hold on to the idea that a quick glass of liquor helps muster our courage or eases a particularly hard day, and Japan’s drinking cultureis no exception. They even came up with a clever word for it in the 80s: みニケーション or nominication(drinking communication). It’s a clever com...
Mexican Brewer Grupo Modelo Stops Production Of Corona Beer During Coronavirus Pandemic
Grupo Modelo, the brewer of Corona beer, will temporarily halt production and marketing operations in Mexico to comply with a coronavirus health emergency declared by the government.Grupo Modelo, a subsidiary of Belgium-based AB InBev, said late Thursday it will stop production of its popular Corona brand and other beers beginning Sunday and is already in the process of scaling down operations to a minimal level.The brewery operates with eight different plants that produces 46 national brands in Mexico. Grupo Modelo considers itself a huge part of the Mexican agricultural sector, which has bee...
Corona beer halts production in Mexico amid coronavirus pandemic
Grupo Modelo, which produces and exports several popular Mexican beer brands, including Corona, Pacifico and Modelo, will be temporarily suspending production and sales after its breweries were deemed non-essential by the Mexican government.The company posted the announcement on Twitter, stating it is halting production and pledging its “total commitment” to slowing the spread of the coronavirus.“Grupo Modelo announces that this Sunday it will complete the process of suspending its production and marketing operations for beer,” according to their press release. The company added that the suspe...
Mexican-inspired craft beermaker earns prestigious James Beard nomination
SAN DIEGO — On Feb. 26, restaurateurs, chefs, bakers, brewers and winemakers from all over the country woke up to the announcement of this year’s James Beard Awards Semifinalists.Just two or three San Diegans each year are lucky enough to land a spot on the semifinalist list. But this year, there was only one: David Favela, founder and CEO of Border X Brewing in Barrio Logan, which holds the distinction of being San Diego’s first Mexican-owned brewery. Favela is one of 20 nominees in the Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Producer category. Final winners will be announced March 25.Favela, whose...
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Beer's the news: Japan vow to keep taps flowing at Rugby World Cup
Tokyo (AFP) - First the good news: Japanese organisers insist there is no danger of this year's Rugby World Cup venues running out of beer.Japan's top official has promised that the taps will not run dry at the tournament, which kicks off in Tokyo on September 20 when the host nation's "Brave Blossoms" take on Russia."We will be on our toes to make sure there's enough beer for fans," the World Cup organising committee CEO Akira Shimazu told AFP in an interview."Heineken have the technical know-how to keep the beer flowing at the stadiums," he added, referring to the tournament's global sponsor...
Fan Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Beer Can During Red Sox Parade, Team Trophy Gets Damaged
A man has been arrested with accusations of throwing a beer can at another man in Boston during the Red Sox World Series parade on Wednesday.Fan Arrested For Beer Toss At Sox ParadePatrick Connolly, of Sandwich, Massachusetts, was charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (the beer can!). The beer can struck a man aboard one of the celebratory duck boats, which carried players and their families amidst thousands of fans in the streets of Boston.A video emerged of a beer can striking Red Sox manager Alex Cora, and multiple others almost striking outfielder ...