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I was just looking at Google News about beer, and there is so much beer news--most of it pretty disgusting, actually--that I'm thinking there should be a special section in the daily news summary just for beer. Sample:

A North Carolina law approved earlier this year will allow bottle shops, grocery stores and other retailers to fill growlers. The new law doesn't require breweries to accept all growlers, but the competition should force them to rethink their policies.
http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/20/3121729/pintful-new-nc-law-will-boost.html

A study found that five beer brands were consumed most often by people who ended up in the emergency room. They were Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light. Three of the brands are malt liquors, which typically contain more alcohol than regular beer. Four malt liquors accounted for nearly half of the beer consumption by emergency room patients, even though they account for less than 3 percent of beer consumption in the general population.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/beers-implicated-in-emergency-room-visits/?_r=0

Scientists didn't think it was humanly possible, but thanks to a newly manufactured frosty glass of beer, alcoholics can enjoy in excess while worrying less about a headache in the morning. Thanks to Australian researchers, they've created something purely magical: A hydrating beer. How did they do this? They added a little ingredient commonly found in sports drinks that's known to help rehydrate the body during gut-wrenching physical activity--electrolytes.
http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/8888/20130818/hydrating-beer-new-brew-carries-electrolyte s.htm

An Alaskan brewer says it has made a beer from concentrate that tastes and smells as good as a premium micro brew.
Pat's Backcountry Beverages is planning to launch the beer-in-a-packet this fall that will come in two flavors: pale ale and black ale. All thirsty drinks have to do is add water, carbonate, and knock it back.
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/08/14/company-to-release-new-beer-from-concentrate-product/
by asdf on Tue Aug 20th, 2013 at 12:13:59 PM EST
I'll believe that last one only after I've drunk it. Till then, it's a case of  "yea right..."

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 20th, 2013 at 12:29:36 PM EST
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