Let's be frank: Beer is a great gift any time of year, but during the holidays beer aficionados only have one thing on their wish lists. Whether you're shopping for a homebrewing roommate or a craft beer-loving spouse, these 15 gifts will keep all the beer connoisseurs on your holiday gift list happy.
There's no better way to enjoy the holidays than with great food, great friends and, perhaps most importantly, great beer. If you're looking to surprise the beer lovers in your life with a holiday gift, it can be hard to know what to get them if you don't know beans about brews. Here are 13 great gift ideas for all the beer connoisseurs on your holiday gift list.
In mid-February, a Federal Court judge ruled that, despite Molson Canada’s protestations, the average beer drinker can tell the difference between differently coloured labels. The decision was in response to Molson’s attempts to block the Phillipines’ San Miguel Brewing from trademarking “Red Horse Malt Liquor” in Canada, arguing that it would confuse beer drinkers trying to buy Molson’s Black Horse ale. The case is eerily similar to a 2007 case in which Vancouver’s Red Truck Beer Company took on Victoria’s Phillips Brewery over their Blue Truck Ale.
MILWAUKEE — A craft brewer still has hopes of one day using drones to deliver its lager to ice fishing anglers on Minnesota lakes by air, despite being grounded by federal aviation officials after a recent test run.
A University of Waterloo professor has accused The Beer Store of running a “cartel” that has resulted in the foreign-owned company raking in $700-million in “incremental profit” compared with sellers in Quebec.
Anindya Sen, an associate professor of economics, carried out a 22-week study to compare the price of five brands of beer in Ontario and Quebec.
Finally, government loves you and wants you to be happy MOST Americans may not realise it, but their country is a little freer, and perhaps slightly tipsier than it was last month. On July 1st it became legal to make beer at home in Mississippi. Alabama lifted the threat of prosecution for homebrewers in May. It is now legal to craft your own suds in all 50 states.
If the biggest selling point for a new beer is the bottle that it comes in, what does that say about the beer itself? There’s no doubt that the labels on beer, wine, and liquor influence our buying decisions. Vodka is supposedly tasteless, so the main justification for buying a top-shelf brand would appear to be that then you can show off the top-shelf label. If many drinkers were honest, they’d admit that they often pick out wines for no other reason than the bottles feature cute animals or a funny name.