Here’s news making the rounds in the beer world:
-A Scottish brewery has created a new beer and plans to pitch proceeds toward efforts to save the native red squirrel population.
-The Thirsty Beagle earlier mentioned a beer-rage incident at a Saskatchewan football game. It appears, much to everyone’s dismay, beer-related rage can happen in other parts of Canada, too. On a side note, those perceptive enough may have noticed the men in question are described as “Beer Store workers.” Why are Beer and Store capitalized? Beer sales in Ontario are regulated by the government, and The Beer Store is the name of every store in the province where you can buy beer. Not a joke.
-Just when the country is heading into the proverbial financial tank, Anheuser-Busch is ramping up a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. Seems the beer industry is considered recession-proof.
-Hitting someone over the head with a beer bottle is bad enough. Proceeding to use said beer bottle to stab someone in the chest? I think we can all agree that’s in poor taste.
-An English pub owner got complaints that his offer of free vodka to women was sexist, so he added a night with free beer for men.
-And finally, a small town in Alabama hosts an Oktoberfest festival each year — without beer. Like Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards might say: Hello!! You have Oktoberfest to drink the beer!