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2008-08-18 03:00:18

By Stowe, Gene While customers' tastes change in the ups and downs of the economy, beer wholesaler Metro Beverages Inc. keeps moving ahead with a mix of products that keeps everybody happy. "People will drink whether the economy's good or the economy's bad," says Sam Roule, vice president and general manager of the 63- year-old family business. The distributor, which has Miller, Coors and Pabst franchises, sells subprime brands such as Miller High Life and Keystone Light, domestic primes...

2008-08-18 00:00:29

By MARTING FREEMAN C heers to a singular phenomenon: the happy businessman. The economy is ailing and Carl Beeson's trade is hit by soaring costs, rising tax and customers' reduced spending power - but the only thing bitter about this boss is the hops in his "best". "You'll never become a millionaire brewing beer," says Carl, beaming, "but by God it's fun doing it." The fun has been going on for Summerskills for a quarter of a century now as Plymouth's only brewery celebrates the landmark...

2008-08-09 18:00:19

By BRIAN GLOVER WITH the harvest almost upon us, appreciate the complexity of the grain in this classic Belgian beer from the Bosteels family, who have been brewing in Flanders since 1791. Based on a 17th century recipe from a Carmelitemonastery, Tripel Karmeliet (8.4%) is brewed from wheat, oats and barley, Styrian Goldings hops and spices to produce a golden glowing ale. The creamy white head gives an appetising coriander aroma, followed by a surprisingly soft, dry flavour, with the zest...

2008-08-03 00:00:19

T he term "export" is familiar to many beer consumers, with many brewers choosing to name their premium brands simply Export or referring to them as Export Strength. Certainly beer has been traded across national borders since Roman times, and for some reason beer brewed in some faraway exotic location is often considered more premium than that brewed by the local brewery just down the road. Of course, as the "local brewery just down the road" we would argue robustly against this....

2008-08-01 18:00:25

By TASTE OF WINE MARK FISHER Beer has regained its momentum as the drink of choice among Americans, and its surge in popularity has come in part at the expense of wine, according to Gallup's annual Consumption Habits poll. When Gallup three weeks ago asked 1,016 Americans older than 18 (hmmm. Why not 21, I wonder?) what alcoholic beverage they mostoften drink, 42 percent preferred beer, 31 percent wine and 23 percent liquor. In recent years, wine had narrowed the...

2008-07-30 00:00:20

CHICAGO _ Bennigan's, which helped to invent the suburban tavern-themed dining craze more than 30 years ago, abruptly closed dozens of stores Tuesday and filed for bankruptcy, a casualty of a brutal economy that has wracked the restaurant industry. Bennigan's shuttered its roughly 150 company-owned stores, though its franchisee-owned outlets will remain open. The closed stores are likely to stay that way: Bennigan's and its sister chain Steak & Ale filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning...

2008-07-29 18:00:39

By William Brand, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 29--SHAUN O'SULLIVAN AND NICO FRECCIA, who together own the 21st Amendment brewpub on Second Street in San Francisco near the Giants ballpark, have glimpsed the future of craft beer -- and it definitely includes canned beer. Cans? O'Sullivan, the head brewer, toured the Oskar Blues brewery in Lyons, Colo., maker of the acclaimed Dale's Pale Ale, about the first craft beer sold in cans. "It was like being struck by...

2008-07-29 15:00:06

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 29--Two Bennigan's restaurants and a Steak & Ale in the Twin Cities, serving customers for more than 20 years, were abruptly closed this morning as the parent company filed for bankruptcy and closed its outlets across the country. The franchise-owned Bennigan's in Coon Rapids is still open. Managers at the Steak & Ale in Bloomington and at the two corporate-owned Bennigan's in Bloomington and St. Louis Park got the word today....

2008-07-29 00:00:32

By James Thompson Pub drinkers may be downing less beer than at any time for 70 years, but the drinks business is not feeling as flat as one might expect. James Thompson reports on higher food sales and the gains made by off-licences So where have all the binge drinkers gone? Beer sales in pubs are now at their lowest level since the Great Depression of the 1930s, according to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA): down seven million pints a day from the height of the market in...

2008-07-09 09:00:42

Seaway Valley Capital Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SWVC) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company ("SHBC"), will be featured at the sixth annual "Empire State Brewing and Music Festival" this Friday, July 11th. The Empire State Brewing and Music Festival (www.empirebrewfest.com), which is held at the City of Syracuse's festival site in Clinton Square, has been listed first by USA Today in its "Top Ten Beer Festivals in the America" (June 11th,...


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2012-06-14 12:49:37

Symbol: PLPR Group: Dicot Family: Plantaginaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: HI    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 12:49:37

Symbol: PLPRP Group: Dicot Family: Plantaginaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   PLPRQ Plantago princeps Cham. & Schltdl. var. queleniana (Gaudich.) Rock Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-14 12:49:38

Symbol: PLPRL2 Group: Dicot Family: Plantaginaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   PLPRA Plantago princeps Cham. & Schltdl. var. acaulis Wawra   PLPRE Plantago princeps Cham. & Schltdl. var. elata Wawra Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom  ...

2012-06-14 12:49:39

Symbol: PLPRL Group: Dicot Family: Plantaginaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   PLPRD Plantago princeps Cham. & Schltdl. var. denticulata Hillebr. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-14 12:49:42

Symbol: PLPRA2 Group: Dicot Family: Plantaginaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   PLPRH Plantago princeps Cham. & Schltdl. var. hirtella A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.