Oktoberfest, Jersey Shore Style
Like so much else this year, the world’s largest celebration of beer was canceled. The Volksfest known as Oktoberfest isn’t happening in Munich this year. Here’s what occurred to me: At least you don’t have to go all the way to Germany to enjoy the signature beer style that’s served at the event.In fact, it just might be a short (Uber) ride away.Oktoberfest is a Marzen lager beer. It’s traditionally brewed in March (“Marzen”) and aged (or laagered) through the summer to before being served at the fall festival. It’s a tad stronger than the Vienna-style lager it’s based on. Oktoberfest is malt ...
'Beer bottle jungle'
30,000 beer bottles are nailed into pillars to form a beer bottle jungle in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province. The city is famous for Tsingdao beer, one of China's largest export beer brands to the world. Photo: ICCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Kristen Bell reveals her daughters drink non-alcoholic beer
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's daughters enjoy drinking non-alcoholic beer.The 40-year-old actress revealed that her children - Lincoln, seven, and Delta, five - have developed a taste for the drink in support of their father maintaining his 16-year sobriety.Speaking on the 'Say Yes! with Carla Hall' podcast, Kristen said: "I'm going to get a lot of flack for this. And let me start by saying I don't care. I'm a great parent, I think. I'm learning every day."My husband brought home a six-pack of O'Doul's last night. And my daughters often ask for O'Doul's."The 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' star a...
Want cheaper beer? Save a tree
Brazilian brewer Ambev has launched an unusual new product aimed at uniting two great, if disparate, causes: saving the Amazon rainforest and love of beer.The new beer, Colorado Amazonica, will be priced according to the rate of deforestation in the world's biggest rainforest, the company said in a statement."When deforestation decreases, the beer will get cheaper. The less forest, the more expensive it will be," said the firm, part of AB Inbev, the world's biggest brewer.All proceeds will be donated to a network of indigenous communities, local residents and family farmers in the Amazon regio...
Japan's 1st zero-carb regular beer to hit shelves in Oct.
Kirin Brewery Co. said Thursday it will start selling a zero-carbohydrate regular beer in Japan in October, the first such product offered by a domestic brewer, to tap demand among increasingly health-conscious consumers.The zero-carb beer under the major Japanese brewery's flagship Ichibanshibori brand will be launched on Oct. 6 as the liquor tax will be reduced on regular beer from the start of that month.Kirin and its rival domestic beer companies have already introduced zero- and low-carb products in so-called "happoshu" low-malt beers and low-priced "third-category" beer-like alcoholic be...
Mustard-flavored beer now exists. Here's what it tastes like
Ready or not, mustard-flavored beer has arrived just in time to pair it with your grilled hot dogs this summer.To help ring in National Mustard Day — which apparently was Saturday — French’s Mustard collaborated with craft brewery Oskar Blues to create French’s Mustard Beer.The kooky concoction looks yellow and briny, but is not nearly as offensive as it seems. Rather than being spicy or overpowering, there’s a slight French’s Mustard taste masked by a mostly light and tropical flavor.The limited-edition brew is infused with key lime, lemon, tangerine and passion fruit.“We’re stoked on bold fl...
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Chinese beer lovers leave facemasks and worries behind as festival opens
Beijing (AFP) - Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their facemasks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the annual Qingdao beer festival opened over the weekend.China has largely brought the coronavirus outbreak under control through a series of lockdowns and restrictions, and the small number of cases reassured beer-lovers to turn out despite the global pandemic.And at the festival, which opened Friday and runs until late August, drinkers were eating and drinking together, watching shows and fireworks and sampling the more than 1,500 types of ...
Mexicans dying from adulterated alcohol as beer runs dry
Puebla (Mexico) (AFP) - Scores of Mexicans are dying from drinking adulterated liquor, a consequence of the shortage of mainstream alcoholic beverages during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities say.The first of at least 138 deaths in recent weeks occurred at the end of April in the western state of Jalisco, a month after the government declared a health emergency over the spread of COVID-19.Much of Mexico has run out of beer after factories were shut down along with other non-essential firms.Beer stocks were depleted within a month, and in some areas the prices of what was left doubled, acco...
Belgian drinkers' faith rewarded as monks get beer out
Belgium is only cautiously beginning to emerge from its coronavirus lockdown and its bars and restaurants won't open until next month at least.But the prayers of a lucky few drinkers have nevertheless been answered, with the release of a new batch of perhaps the world's best and most exclusive beer.The monks of the Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus only sell their holy brew by appointment, to individual consumers, and until Thursday their outlet was closed.Belgium has had one of the highest per capita death tolls from the global coronavirus pandemic in the world, and rules for social distancing h...