1. Occupy the Brewery! Are big banks costing you more at the tap?
From MSN News “Tim Weiner, a global risk manager at MillerCoors, told the committee Tuesday that banks including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and others gave warehouse owners approval to sit on huge stockpiles of aluminum, create artificial shortages and leave prices “inflated relative to the massive oversupply and record production.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Beer Institute, the cost of a six-pack jumped from $3.92 to $5.05 between 2001 and 2011, the last year for which information is available. However, nearly 40% (or 39 cents) of that increase occurred between 2008 and 2011, boosting six-pack prices by 8.1% during that span alone. There are many factors that affect the price of beer, but doubling the price of aluminum tends to have a more than coincidental effect on what beer lovers pay.”
While Revolution and Beer maintains that bottles are better, which do you prefer?
2. 4000 year old Egyptian king enjoys a cold one
A 4000 year old statue of the Egyptian king, Sekhemka, is causing a dust up between the British and Egyptian government. While we at Revolution and Beer could really care less over the political tug of war over the statue, valued at nearly $3 million Dollars, we thought it was interesting that the king is seated on the throne with a beer. I suppose that is more appropriate than a newspaper??? Almost through in there, King?
3. Quality not quantity.
A man in Murcia Spain died last week during a beer drinking competition, after downing 6 liters in 20 minutes. Hard to believe that could have gone wrong?
4. Dumb and Dumber-er
Just three pints of beer a week can dull your brain by 20%, according to a study by Spanish researchers (Perhaps they could have been on hand for that contest). To prove the findings the researchers pointed out that they set out to actually build a rocket, but started drinking during the testing phase!
5. Dumber-er but Healthier-er
A Greek study showed that a pint of beer daily was good for the heart, increasing arterial blood flow. Referring to the Spanish study, it is not clear yet if being 20% dumber averages out by living 20% longer by drinking beer.
6. Beer vs. Coffee
While both stimulate the brain differently, a study showed that while planning a project at work, Beer was better for the necessary creative process. However, during the execution of the project coffee won out. Revolution and Beer will not rest until there is a craft beer dispenser next to the coffee machine in every office in America!
And that is the news in beer…
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