American first, BEER second!!! + World Beer News
These are the best stories and reports from around the world of beer. I’m Nitch with this week’s selection of highlights including, socialism in Canada, bribery in Japan, BUT FIRST :
Getting a few degrees cooler
as MillerCoors brings back the citrus-flavored malt liquor beverage Zima in an attempt to catch onto the nostalgia vibe :
“What do you mean? this is norm core”
Tap the future
is a good tagline so don’t be surprised that it comes from a big company.
Miller Lite Tap the Future is looking for individuals with original business ideas who are ready to take their business to the next level. Contestants will have the opportunity to pitch their business live in front of Daymond John from ABC’s Shark Tank and compete for the grand prize of over $100K. IIf you want to play along, applications are being accepted now until April 14th.
Keeps 3 Growlers Cold, Fresh & On Tap at Home, comes with an app,
“growler chill solves the growler problem”
I just want to point out that nearly EVERYONE of these beers in this video have zero head.
it’s well organised this kickstarter, so if you’re looking to start a crow funding campaign follow what else people do but as far as getting one,
I mean, these people know what they’re doing, they’ve done research and are bringing a unique product to the market. With the downturn of growler interest, it is yet to be seen rather or not they will change the beer drinking word. I’m still waiting for Party pigs to become international
Firestone Walker vs. BrewDog
Speaking of the future, BRewdog’s new columbia ohio location has head hunted itself Jason Pond from Firestone Walker as our Head of Production - who is better Firestone walker or BRewdog? Comments below - I expect you to give reasons and not just emojis.
Ewart here is a Canadian beer geek, and he is Glad to see this guy win.
A court ruling that threw out a New Brunswick man's $292.50 fine for buying cheaper beer in another province and taking it home. striking at the heart of Canadian federalism, the provincial government argues in a request to have the country's highest court weigh in on the case.
It's socialism at work, lol. We have Federal import and duty laws regardingalcohol, but each province has layered laws and regulations on top of that prohibiting free trade between borders. It exists at the provincial level since in some provinces like New Brunswick and Ontario we have government owned and operated beer/liquor distribution and retail. No private shops, unless you are selling your beer at your brewery. So, Quebec has privatization and publicly owned stores in operation at much cheaper prices . naturally people from NB run to Quebec to buy beer and sneak it back in. It's been going on for decades. More so now due to financial woes in NB. Most people don't challenge the fines due to costs associated with the fight. Canadians have strange border laws and are refusing to taxes due in their respective areas. I mean, american first, but maybe Canada second ?
Canada is SO SECOND GREAT that Tokyo bribes it’s tax payers with Canadian beer
You see in Japan, A tax system, that was implemented to raise funds to keep increasingly aging rural towns alive, has essentially turned into a billion dollar industry, with towns offering up beef, seafood and other goods in exchange for people's tax revenues.
For example, a Japanese taxpayer can get 3 kilograms of premium beef for redirecting $437 in local area tax to a city in Southwest Miyazaki prefecture. Gratitude for $260 of local taxes funneled to Yamanouchi town in northern Nagano, meanwhile, comes in the form of 24 bottles of local craft beer. There are even websites for taxpayers to look for the best hometown tax deals, according to Bloomberg.
the big downside on this tax is that hits metropolitan areas, like tokoyo who can’t offer sough-after gifts, meaning they loose out on 14$million in tax dollars.
So areas like Setagaya who are facing japan’s worst childcare crisis, with more than 1,000 children on waiting lists get their tax dollars redirected elsewhere in exchange for beer, beef and other goods. according to one planning official, the amount lost would've been enough for five nursery schools.
Canadian beer... for childcare?
I was just in Sweden. I didn't see any terror attacks or disgruntled immigrants but then again I didn't get any horny beer or shower beer. so #UnAmerican of me. Did you know that one Swedish official has big dreams for workers in his small town: a paid, hour-long break for leaving work to have sex.
Lovely country, great country America first, Sweden second!
Man opens beer with this dick
there are too many jokes to be made with this one, so I’m just going to leave it up to you all.