Here is news making the rounds in the beer world:
-Buddhists and Muslims in Thailand are up in arms after that country’s largest brewery announced plans to have its shares listed on the country’s stock market. Opponents said they are concerned the listing will encourage more drinking, which is shunned in both religions.
-Hold shares of Sam Adams’ maker Boston Beer Co.? One financial analyst thinks it’s time to sell.
-Summer beer sales in Britain were at their lowest point in more than a decade.
-A Florida bar has a novel approach for getting out the vote: Free beer.
-Tampa Rays manager Joe Maddon, during a back-and-forth with a fan in Philadelphia on Saturday, gave the fan grief for drinking Coors Light in Philly, and not some other local beer like Rolling Rock or — wait for it — Schmidt’s. While we’re at it, why not throw out Lost Lake, Olympia or Minnesota Brew, too.