Guinness Alcohol Free Stout:

First the pandemic, then forced Pub closures, and now a zero alcohol Guinness? You can almost hear the anguished cry across Ireland ‘What new hell is this’. The result of a four-year development effort the company brews and ferments in the usual process, then removes the alcohol in a cold filtration, which the brewery claims has no effect on the taste. It will first debut in 440 ml cans (just shy of 15 ounces). Marketed in a 4 pack, it’s expected to sell for about six dollars. A draught version

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On November 3, 1601 England was considering a limitation on the number of operating taverns. Sir George Moore spoke up for the common person, arguing, “An Inn is a man’s inheritance, and they set great rates and therefore, not to be taken away from any particular man.” Look for news on the return of Beer Fest in Idaho Falls June 5, 2021 Copyright Gregg Smith – author American Beer History available on Amazon

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Death and Taxes – a Story of Beer

Sharp witted Benjamin Franklin once observed there are two guarantees in life – death and taxes. Simple, but irrefutable, that statement touches us all. Franklin’s two constants apply to everything we love, fear, anticipate, dread and enjoy – including beer. From ancient times to present, bee, like humankind, has never escaped far from those shadowy twins, the Taxman and the Grim Reaper. From the civilizations of antiquity, history’s earliest records tell the tale again and again of death taxes and beer. In the beginning, brewers of the Fertile Crescent helped

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