On Monday, August 6, MillerCoors announced it is ending production of Two Hats, a millennial-facing light beer launched in February. The fruit-flavored brews proclaimed to be “good cheap beer.” Apparently, people weren’t buying it. MillerCoors says it is pulling the plug because the company posted declines in volume and profit. Two Hats’ early demise shows […]
Updated on 2018-08-06
Fantasy football fans, consider your draft season drinking game changed: Buffalo Wild Wings announced partnerships with craft breweries around the nation for a series of special football-themed beers. Deschutes, Founders, Harpoon, Odell, and SweetWater will each have special beers on tap exclusively at regional Buffalo Wild Wings locations.
Updated on 2018-08-06
Applebee’s drink deals have inspired excitement for many thirsty Americans. Previous offerings span $1 Long Island Iced Teas, to $2 Blue Moon and Dos Equis. This August, there’s a new deal in town: Strawberry Dollaritas. The bargain drink is a riff on Applebee’s dollar margaritas, or Dollaritas.
Updated on 2018-08-02
A recent study revealed that those who abstain from alcohol are at greater risk for dementia. The study, conducted by researchers at University College London and French institute for health, Inserm, and published in the British Medical Journal, followed 9,087 participants for 23 years on average. Among study participants, 397 developed dementia. The amount of risk […]
Anheuser-Busch InBev and Boston Beer both released positive mid-year reports last week, reflecting overall growth for Q2 2018. AB InBev has grown almost 5 percent to more than $14 billion, with gross profits for Q2 near $9 million. Boston Beer is no slouch, either — its net revenue is up more than 10 percent to […]
Updated on 2018-08-01
The British government is cracking down on booze-fueled belligerence on airplanes. The new, delightfully monikered “One Too Many” campaign will fine disruptive drunk passengers £80,000 ($105,000) in fines for bad behavior, Conde Nast Traveler reports. The goal is to stop drunk passengers before they board planes departing U.K. airports, as well as prevent them from […]
Gose occupies a strange place in the beer market. Beer that’s salty and sour is not exactly ordinary for those of us raised on pilsners and lagers. But for those who seek out sour beers, or are curious to expand their horizons, this ancient style is an obvious choice for summer refreshment.
Updated on 2018-07-31
Beer is taking a beating in Europe this summer. After rationing in Russia and the U.K. due to CO2 shortages throughout the World Cup, and now a beer bottle shortage in Germany, the latest downfall of beer in Europe is a weather-induced shortage of malting barley. Barley is the grain used by a majority of brewers […]
This month Good Beer Hunting ran a 3,000-word tribute to a 21-year-old beer, Victory Brewing’s Golden Monkey. It is neither new nor trendy, Bryan Roth writes, “but at the right moment, with the right people, it’s a special experience for card-carrying beer geeks and self-described novices alike.” In the modern era of Instagram-famous brewers and […]