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2010-12-28 13:52:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While spirits barely edged out beer as the most popular alcoholic beverage enjoyed by consumers between 2009-2010, the market has hardly fallen flat. According to latest research from Mintel, domestic beer is the clear favorite, followed by imported varieties; but 33% of all beer drinkers aged 21 and up are drinking less imported beer because they're drinking more domestic craft beer instead. (Logo:...

2009-09-09 09:06:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of the 8th Annual Wilmington Oktoberfest today announced their expanded lineup of events and activities to occur October 16 and 17, 2009, at their new location, Racine Commons Shopping Center. The event has moved from Independence Mall and will now benefit Child Advocacy & Parenting Place (CAPP) Center in Wilmington. Festival mascot, "Anton", delivered the announcement in thick Bavarian accent. Features like the Kids Zone have...

2009-01-31 11:46:51

The heavy product sales and large parties typically associated with the Super Bowl are being affected by the U.S. economic crisis, company officials say. Ken Cranes Executive Vice President Pam Crane said her company has noticed a significant drop in TV sales this week as the days to the NFL championship tick away, the Los Angeles Times said Saturday. In this economy, there's not a lot moving the needle, so the past week was not as good as other Super Bowl weeks of yore, Crane said. Mr. Kegs...

2008-07-01 15:00:37

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Marc Destito, +1-202-777-3528, mdestito@clsdc.com, for The Beer Institute Industry Contributing Billions to Nations Economy BI Raising Awareness of Keg Theft this Holiday Weekend Teaming up to Prevent Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving WASHINGTON,July 1/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ? Celebrating our nations independence is a time-honored tradition, typically marked by barbeques, fireworks -- and also, a cold beer. Top Period for Beer Sales Last year,...

2007-11-30 06:00:00

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish police were hunting for a beer bandit who stole 450 full kegs from the Guinness brewery - the largest heist ever at Ireland's largest brewer. National police said a lone man drove into the brewery - a Dublin landmark and top tourist attraction - on Wednesday and hitched his truck to a fully loaded trailer awaiting delivery to city pubs. Diageo PLC, the beverage company that owns Guinness, said the brewery had never suffered such a large-scale...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'