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Florida's SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Will Give Away Free Beer Again This Summer

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 05/17/2018, 12:00 AM

This post, originally published May 1, has been updated below. When the all-American brewer Anhueser-Busch opened Busch Gardens amusement park in Tampa, Florida in 1959 (other locations preceded and followed it, but only the Tampa park and another in Williamsburg, Virginia remain), the main focus was, naturally, marketing the brand's products.  To that end, "hospitality houses" (Tampa's is pictu...

Beer Prices Going up at Munich's Oktoberfest

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/05/2017, 4:00 AM

The price for a stein of beer is going up at Munich's Oktoberfest this year. Scheduled for September 16 through October 3, the Bavarian festival famous for brews, sausages, lederhosen, and oompah bands will be charging €10.95 (US$12.44) for each liter of the beer made especially for the event.  That's €0.25 more than the cost in 2016 and a whopping €4.65 more than a single stein was go...

Beer Hotel Planned for Columbus, Ohio

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/10/2017, 5:00 AM

If Duff devotee Homer Simpson designed a hotel, it might look something like the one that's being planned for Columbus, Ohio by Scottish beer makers BrewDog.  Billed as the world's first beer hotel, the project's crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo promises an IPA hot tub, in-shower mini bars, brews on tap in every guest room, and beer pairings with every meal. Frankly, we're feeling a ...

Bali Tourism Could Collapse with Alcohol Ban

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 08/12/2016, 8:00 AM

Tourism leaders are sounding the alarm in Indonesia, where two Islamist parties have jointly presented a bill to ban the sale of alcohol throughout the nation of Indonesia.   Illegally distilled spirits have caused a few deaths over the years, and last year, the country instituted Ministerial Regulation No. 6/2015, which restricted the sale of beer and some pre-mixed alcoholic drin...

Smithsonian Looking for Somebody to Travel the Country and Drink Beer

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/04/2016, 12:30 PM

If your idea of the perfect career involves traveling the country and drinking beer all day, have we got the job posting for you. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is hiring a historian/scholar "to conduct archival and field research for a new initiative on American brewing history." Which is a fancy way of saying they need somebody to get out there and drink up all the b...

Airline to Serve Draft Beer Mid-Flight

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/11/2016, 12:00 PM

Dutch airline KLM will soon begin offering draft beers during flights. The company partnered with Heineken to create a "beer tap trolley" that keeps kegs chilled and properly pressurized for up to eight hours and at 36,000 feet. A normal keg would dispense pints full of foam at that altitude, but the new design uses air pressure instead of the usual carbon dioxide so that the beer comes out jus...

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