Does the shape of your glass affect how a beer tastes? (Excerpt)

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Does the shape of your glass affect how a beer tastes? (Excerpt)   Like premium lager and craft beer, branded glassware is on the rise. Can the shape of your tankard really affect the taste of your tipple, asks Jonathan Wells                                     Source: The Telegraph By Jonathan Wells 29 Jul 2015   There’s nothing better than a glass of cold …

Poll finds people with higher incomes drink more

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Poll finds people with higher incomes drink more   Source: The Spirits Business by Annie Hayes 28th July, 2015   Eight out of 10 upper-income, educated adults in the US say they consume alcohol, compared with half of lower-income Americans, poll results have revealed.   According to Gallup’s annual poll of American consumption habits, income and education levels mark the …

Bill To Enact Alcohol Tax Squeaks By Navajo Lawmakers

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Bill To Enact Alcohol Tax Squeaks By Navajo Lawmakers   Source: Law360 By Caroline Simson July 28, 2015   The Navajo Nation has approved legislation proposing a 3.25 percent tax on alcoholic beverages sold in its casinos, which will be used to combat drunk driving on the Navajo reservation.   The tax, approved by the Navajo Nation Council on July …

Study: Beer companies create 1.75M jobs

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Study: Beer companies create 1.75M jobs   Source: The Hill By Tim Devaney 07/28/15   The beer industry is responsible for more than $250 billion in annual economic impact and the creation of millions of jobs, according to a new industry report.   The Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association issued the report Tuesday during a congressional briefing. …

Strong demand for coffee shop cocktails

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Strong demand for coffee shop cocktails   Source: The Spirits Business by Melita Kiely 27th July, 2015   Research by CGA Strategy has identified “huge potential” for serving alcoholic drinks in coffee shops, with cocktails proving to be the most popular tipple of choice.   The global on-trade consultancy firm questioned nearly 1,800 consumers last month and discovered cocktails would …

These 11 brewers make over 90% of all U.S. beer

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These 11 brewers make over 90% of all U.S. beer   Source: MarketWatch By Jason Notte July 27, 2015   The story of beer in the U.S. in 2015 is basically whatever narrative you choose to believe.   The Brewers Association craft beer industry group tells us there are more than 3,400 breweries in the U.S., the most since 1873, …

Schumer Pushes Technology to End Drunken Driving

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Schumer Pushes Technology to End Drunken Driving   Plans to co-sponsor a bill to fund DADSS (Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety) technology   Source: WSJ By Corinne Ramey July 26, 2015   U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer pushed on Sunday to step up federal funding for technology that he said could stop drunken-driving-related deaths, a week after four women were …

Alcohol is next plain packaging target, warns Australian lawyer

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Alcohol is next plain packaging target, warns Australian lawyer   Source: The Spirits Business by Kristiane Sherry 27th July, 2015   Australian regulators could introduce graphic warning labels on alcoholic beverages, similar to tobacco packaging, cautions lawyer Benjamin Rubinstein.    “I think there has been rumbling among the public health community about what’s next: is it just tobacco? What about …

NH: Liquor enforcement works with speedway on underage drinking

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NH: Liquor enforcement works with speedway on underage drinking   Concord Monitor Associated Press July 19, 2015 The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is working with New Hampshire Motor Speedway to prevent underage alcohol consumption at this weekend’s NASCAR races.   Enforcement officers have trained track security on how to recognize false identification and reviewed with them state laws related to …

Beer, now with more alcohol

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Beer, now with more alcohol   Omaha.com   By Andrea Kszystyniak, World-Herald staff writer July 19, 2015   Around the world, beers are getting bigger and bolder, and some local brewers are riding along with the trend.   Domestic beers such as Budweiser or Pabst Blue Ribbon usually have an alcohol by volume of about 5 percent. But crack open …