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2010-02-01 10:03:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Wouldn't it be great if Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders came to your living room this Sunday to watch The Big Game? Miller Lite is inviting fans to "taste greatness" by giving them the chance to bid on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, talk "shop" with Sanders and celebrate some of football's greatest moments. Not only does the experience include Barry Sanders and great-tasting Miller Lite, but the winning bidder will get complimentary food and...

2009-08-12 07:10:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The day when craft beer enthusiasts can get the craft beer brands they want at the locations they want them may be very close at hand. BeerPetitions.com, a new website launched this week, aims to empower craft beer drinkers to centralize their beer demands online so that local retail establishments will know the beer brands their customers want to purchase. This web tool will change how retail establishments choose beer brands and could dramatically...

2008-08-29 18:00:31

By ALASTAIR GILMOUR BEER WRITER DEVELOPMENT Opportunity. Former Pub Premises. Lease For Sale. Vacancy. Freehold. High Turnover. And There's More. The signs are unmissable on every high street, giving the impression that the licensed trade is in freefall. That may be true, with a combination of the smoking ban tightening throats and cheap, strong lager being encouraged on supermarket customers. Add poor summer weather, credit crunch belt-tightening and job insecurity to the flat market...

2008-08-06 06:00:33

By Rob Kasper, The Baltimore Sun Aug. 6--Beer rules. It is the alcoholic beverage we Americans say we drink most often, besting wine, its closest competitor, by double digits. That was my take after reading the 2008 Gallup Poll of consumption habits, released last week. It found that 42 percent of the U.S. drinkers surveyed said they most often consumed beer, compared with 31 percent who picked wine and 23 percent who preferred spirits. Not so long ago, the same poll had beer playing...

2008-07-29 09:00:54

ST. LOUIS, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a new Gallup poll, beer's lead over wine and spirits has returned to double-digits for the first time since 2002, particularly among adults between the ages of 30 and 49 who tried wine for a few years then shifted back to beer. The annual Consumption Habits poll, released Friday through Gallup's Web site, shows that in combined data from Gallup's 2004 and 2005 Consumption surveys, drinkers between the ages of 30 and 49 were about as...

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...

2008-07-28 21:00:26

By Jeff Barnard BEND, Ore. - Tucked in a corner at the Deschutes Brewery, barrels that once aged fine wines and whiskeys are nurturing beverages that are challenging drinkers to think of beer more like wine. High-alcohol brews like Black Butte XX and The Abyss, known in the trade as big or extreme beers, are among many craft beers that are grabbing a growing market share in the United States from their mass-produced and heavily advertised counterparts. Even at prices ranging from $4 to...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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