Monday Beer News Round-Up

24 05 2010

Washington, DC- Rep. Betsy Markey (D-CO4) of Colorado proposed a resolution last week to “support the goals and ideals of American Craft Beer Week.” The resolution was passed by a voice vote in the House.  The non-binding resolution recognizes the accomplishments of American brewers and homebrewers as an important part of American culture. The resolution also encourages beer lovers to celebrate American Craft Beer Week every year at festivals and breweries. The entire language of the Resolution can be read here.

Utica, NY- The F.X. Matt brewery is helping make another beer available in cans this summer. F.X. Matt, brewers of Utica Club (which we mentioned in the beer trends post earlier this month) will begin canning beers for Vermont-based Harpoon Brewery. Harpoon, which brews a very popular IPA in the North East, will provide a selection of their beers in can for the summer. It is the hopes of Harpoon that the cans will allow people to bring their beers to places where glass bottles are not allowed–namely beaches and parks. Harpoon joins the legions of other American Craft Brewers (such as Anderson Valley in California) that has begun switching from glass to aluminum this year.

Dublin, Ireland- According to the MentalFloss.com Twitter Feed, “Guinness estimates that in Great Britain alone, 92,749 liters of beer are lost in mustaches and beards each year.” That comes out to be about 197.86 US gallons or more than 100 kegs of beer each year.

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25 05 2010
Christine

Yet another fine reason to avoid mustaches.

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