Latest Alcopop Stories

2011-07-14 00:00:29

Great tasting premium malt beverage earns online "Ëœstreet cred' over industry leader Four Loko Roswell, GA (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 CJ Crunk®, the premium, flavored malt beverage has wowed taste testers alike with its superior flavor over industry competitor Four Loko. Since its return to market, CJ Crunk has been sampled in a variety of taste test formats by reviewers around the country, pitting the three flavors of CJ Crunk against the infamous Four Loko. CJ Crunk has shared...

2011-06-10 08:30:00

NEW YORK, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The June 12 issue of PARADE magazine explores the growing trend of extreme underage drinking. While it's no secret that teens drink--some as early as junior high school--for many, the point is to get as drunk as possible, as quickly as possible, in part to reduce the social anxiety rife at that age. And now, there are more dangerous ways to accomplish this: The practice of mixing alcohol with highly caffeinated energy drinks; the marketing of...

2011-05-26 10:32:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands gathering in Charlotte for the race weekend and the quintessential start of summer, one particular fan is competing in a race of his own--one that involves only his sheer physical strength and the No. 17 Jeremiah Weed Ford Fusion. Strongman and resident "This is Jeremiah Weed" ad campaign star Rendy DeLaCruz will race against the clock to pull a real life stock car 100 feet in 60 seconds or less--all while NASCAR champion Matt...

2011-05-24 09:57:27

The popular, formerly caffeinated, fruity alcoholic beverage, Four Loko, has been blamed for the spike in alcohol-related hospitalizations, especially throughout college campuses. Initially, caffeine was deemed the culprit and the Food and Drug Administration ordered all traces of caffeine to be removed from Four Loko and all other similar beverages. However, according to an upcoming evaluation in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science,...

2011-04-22 09:28:28

In the past ten years, the proportion of British girls aged 16 to 24 who admit to binge drinking, or having at least six drinks in succession, has increased to 27% from 17%, think-tank Demos reports from data collected by YouGov. At least half of 15-year-old girls have been drunk at least twice "“ this is almost double to the average for other developed countries. For every three 13-year-old girls, one has been drunk at least twice. This rate is higher than any other country from the...

2011-04-06 11:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recovering economy resulted in improved growth for beverage alcohol sales, but the impact was mixed among the liquor, wine and beer categories. According to the Beverage Information Group's recently released Handbook Advance 2011, distilled spirits and wine saw positive results and continued to take share away from the beer category in 2010. Also, retail sales' growth showed signs of recovery as consumers slowly returned to the "trading...

2011-03-27 13:26:00

NEW YORK, March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), chairman of the Senate Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, was joined by public health advocates from across New York Sunday to unveil plans to crack down on easy access that minors have to Four Loko and similar high-alcohol malted beverages. This strategy came as result of recent undercover police stings in New York City, as well as a survey of hospitals and colleges across New York State....

2010-11-30 10:20:00

Study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine explains consequences In the wake of multiple state bans on caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CABs) and an FDA warning to four companies to remove their products from the marketplace, an article published online Nov. 29 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine delineates the scope of the public health problem and suggests areas of research that might help address it. "Although several manufacturers of caffeinated beer have...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.