Here’s a wrap on happenings in the beer world this week:
-Coors is holding a contest to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Colorado gold rush and the subsequent founding of the city of Golden, where Coors Banquet Beer is brewed. Coors Banquet Facebook fans can enter to win a year’s supply of Banquet beer, a VIP trip to the brewery, a book about Golden and “a live goldfish named Banquet.” I get it, they’re celebrating the gold rush. But a goldfish? Really? Anyway, if you’re interested, go to www.facebook.com/coorsbanquet.
-The love of beer in the eastern European country of Latvia has not been drowned out by the recession. Read about that here.
-A 72-year-old pizza shop worker in Pennsylvania foiled a shotgun-point robbery attempt by throwing a can of beer at the would-be robbers.
-As The Thirsty Beagle has reported before, scientists are looking at ways to produce energy using the leftovers from the brewing process.
-And lastly, a Malaysian model will be caned next week as punishment for drinking beer. What’s more, the model asked that she be caned in public, to set an example for others. The Thirsty Beagle thinks people should never be caned for drinking beer. Unless it’s Keystone Light, or Natural Light, or something like that. In that case, swing away.