Monday Beer News Round-Up

19 04 2010

Columbia, Missouri- Two employees from the city’s solid waste dump have been fired by salvaging over fifty cases of beer from being destroyed in the landfill. Apparently on April 1, 2010, some 1500(!) cases (18,000 bottles) of beer were taken to the landfill to be destroyed. After about half the cases were broken up, two employees (locally known as the “beeroes”) gathered up as much beer as they could in their trucks. The event, now known as “Operation Safe Suds” later got back to the guys in the main office who then fired the two employees for “stealing” the beer. There is now a movement to get the men their jobs back. Please post this picture around in solidarity of the patriots who lost their jobs in the name of saving beer.

Photo Credit: Treehugger.com

Boulder, Colorado- The Brewer’s Association released this week the top 50 breweries in America and the top 50 craft breweries in America. There are no real surprises this year. A-B still tops the overall list followed by MillerCoors and then Pabst, Yuengling, Boston Beer Co. round out the top 5. As for top craft breweries in the United States: Boston Beer Co., Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Spoetzl and Pyramid make up the top 5. Rankings are based on overall sales in 2009.

Aloha, Oregon- A 7-11 clerk was stabbed by a suspected beer robber. The clerk decided to chase after a man after he saw the suspect allegedly take half a case of beer. After catching up to the alleged thief, the clerk was stabbed in an altercation with the other man. The clerk survived the attack but was hospitalized. Police say the attacker is still at large and appreciate any information on the events in question. The police also say that in the case of a small burglary, such as this one, it is best to let the assailant go and let the professionals take care of it.

Indio, California- This weekend was the Coachella Music Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in the United States (if not the world!). Linked here is a cute picture of Ms. Beyonce (Sasha Fierce herself) Knowles drinking a Heinekin backstage at her husband’s (Jay-Z) show. Not all that newsworthy. But fun nonetheless.

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20 04 2010
Beth

I did not hear it, but I understand there was article on NPR about a brewry in the north that make sour beer. Did anyone hear the story?

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