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NPR: Carbon Dioxide Shortage Imperils Beer Supply

NPR reports: Carbon dioxide has no taste, no odor, and no color — but it’s a vital ingredient in the beer business, from putting frothy bubbles in brews to blocking oxidization that makes beer taste stale. But brewers are now worried that a carbon dioxide shortage could force production cuts and price hikes. It’s the latest threat to an industry …

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Finnish Brewery Launches NATO-Themed Beer [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A small brewery in Finland has launched a NATO-themed beer to mark the Nordic country’s bid to join the Western military alliance. Olaf Brewing’s OTAN lager features a blue label with a cartoon version of a beer-drinking medieval knight in metal armor emblazoned with NATO’s compass symbol. The beer’s name is a play on the Finnish …

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Beer Giant To Take $1 Billion Loss To Leave Russia

Bloomberg News reports: Anheuser-Busch InBev will sell its stake in a Russian joint venture, taking a $1.1 billion hit as the world’s largest brewer joins the global move to exit operations following the country’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Leuven, Belgium-based AB InBev said it will dispose of its holding in the AB InBev Efes venture, adding that it’s already in …

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NYC Shops Drop Brewer After CEO Goes Vax=Nazi

Williamsburg Patch reports: As Threes Brewing co-founder and CEO defends his claim that COVID-19 vaccine mandates are a “crime against humanity,” restaurants and shops across Brooklyn are taking his beer off their menus. Joshua Stylman doubled down with a blog post Wednesday, one week after outraging customers and employees by publicly comparing vaccine mandates to policies of the Jim Crow …

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WH Partners With Beer Maker For New Vax Incentive

The Associated Press reports: Free beer is the latest White House-backed incentive for Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19, as President Joe Biden is announcing a “month of action” Wednesday to get more shots into arms before the July 4 holiday. Speaking from the White House, Biden is set to update the nation on the vaccination rollout and his plans …

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NY County’s Beer For Vax Offer Results In Long Line

The Buffalo News reports: Saturday was the first day that Erie County worked with a local microbrewery to host its Shot and a Chaser program, offering individuals who got their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Resurgence Brewing Company a free pint glass and coupon for the vaccinated person’s drink of choice. County Executive Mark Poloncarz, who was nursing …

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Stupid People Unsure If Virus Is Related To Corona Beer

The New York Post reports: Some American beer drinkers are avoiding Corona, the beer, amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, according to a new survey. A surprising 38 percent of beer drinkers insisted that they would not, under any circumstances, buy Corona as the deadly virus spreads across the globe, according to the survey conducted by 5W Public Relations. “There is …

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Anheuser-Busch Loses “Corn Syrup” Court Battle

Courthouse News reports: A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to smaller, independent brewers. Corn syrup is used by some brewers during fermentation. During that process, corn syrup is broken down and consumed by yeast so …

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DENMARK: Brewery Mocks Trump And Putin With Beer Auction To Benefit Effort To Help Chechen Gays

The Copenhagen Post reports: It seems that aside from producing excellent beer the Danish brewery Mikkeller is in possession of a sense of humour as well. And it’s not afraid to ruffle some feathers for a good cause. In collaboration with the Chinese microbrewery Great Leap Brewing, Mikkeller has come up with a beer that may very well irk certain …

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Mexican Beer To Mock Trump’s Wall During Debate: Our Ad Is The Best Idea From The Best People [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: Tecate thinks building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is a great idea — as long as it’s 3 feet tall and is used as a meeting place for guys from both sides of the border (and all sides of the political spectrum) to get together and have beers. The spot below, from Saatchi & Saatchi New …

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Bud Light Launches Trans-Inclusive Ad [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Bud Light debuted a trans-inclusive television ad on Monday featuring transgender actor Ian Harvie [screenshot] and movie stars Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen. “Gender identity, it’s really a spectrum, and we don’t need these labels!,” Schumer shouts in the 30-second spot. “If we’re not at the table, then we’re on the menu,” Harvie told NBC OUT via …

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Feds Approve Budweiser-Miller Merger

But it’s a rather complicated deal. Bloomberg reports: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV won U.S. antitrust approval for its takeover of SABMiller Plc, after the maker of Budweiser agreed to give up ownership of the Miller brand and open the door to greater competition from craft beers. AB InBev will sell SABMiller’s stake in MillerCoors LLC, separating the two brands, and refrain …

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Gay Weddings Celebrated In New Bud Light Commercial Starring Seth Rogen And Amy Schumer [VIDEO]

Advertising Age recaps: Bud Light has partnered with Ellen DeGeneres to launch a new ad today in support of gay marriage. “Gay weddings, they are just like any wedding,” Seth Rogen says in the spot, which shows a wedding between two males. The ad also features Amy Schumer. The two comedians have been starring in the politically themed “Bud Light …

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Trump: Budweiser Rebranded Because Of Me

You knew this was coming. Via The Hill: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump early Wednesday took credit for Anheuser-Busch rebranding its Budweiser beer as “America” for the summer. “Mr. Trump, do you think you had something to do with Budweiser changing the name of their beer over the summer?” co-host Steve Doocy asked on “Fox and Friends,” mentioning Trump’s …

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Budweiser Rebrands As “America” Until Election

USA Today reports: Nothing says ‘America’ like an ice-cold can of mass-produced beer. Anheuser-Busch announced Tuesday that the company is replacing the Budweiser logo with “America” on its 12-oz. cans and bottles this summer. The cans of patriotic nectar will be available May 23 through the November election and aim “to inspire drinkers to celebrate America and Budweiser’s shared values …

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NORTH CAROLINA: 30 Craft Breweries Team Up To Fight Anti-LGBT Hate Law With Special Beer

You’ll like this. From Durham’s ABC affiliate: A group of North Carolina craft breweries is teaming up to make a special beer that will be sold to raise money to fight the state’s new House Bill 2 law. The News and Observer reports more than 30 breweries are taking part. They’re calling the project the Don’t Be Mean to People: …

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Budweiser And Miller Plan Merger

The parent companies of Budweiser and Miller, the world’s two largest breweries, have agreed to merge and create an entity that would control one-third of the global beer market. After turning down five offers, British-based brewer SABMiller accepted in principle an improved takeover bid worth $106 billion from Anheuser Busch InBev, which along with Budweiser makes Corona, Stella Artois and …

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Here’s Budweiser’s Super Bowl Ad

Over 10M views since yesterday.

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PBR Sold To Russian Company

Iconic Milwaukee-based blue collar and hipster favorite Pabst Blue Ribbon has been sold for $700M to a company based in Russia. The buyer is Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor. Backing Oasis is TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm focused on consumer goods, which will take a minority stake. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American …

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NPH For Heineken Light

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