• Beerporn Contest Finalists

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    Spring has come to a close and that means it is time to decide on a Beerporn winner of the real world prize consisting of a beer mug and a gift card. Here are the 6 finalists (In order of posting) from which a winner will be decided in the coming weeks.

    Make sure to leave your comments below on which one you think should win.

    When in Rome

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    West-ified

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    For the Ladies and Mamas

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    Beers Downtown

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    First Guinness in Ireland

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  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is mtngoat. It was a tough one this week, but there is just something about this picture I love.  It could be the architecture, the unmistakable look of Paris, or the cool bottle, but it’s a winner for sure.  Oh, and I love rum.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2015/06/18/a-cubanisto-on-la-seine/

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  • Sweet Baby Jesus’ Beer Pulled from Ohio Grocery Store Shelves

    Sweet Baby Jesus is popular chocolate porter. (DuClaw Brewing Co.)

    Sweet Baby Jesus is popular chocolate porter. (DuClaw Brewing Co.)

    A Cleveland-based grocery chain has yanked a popular beer after one too many customers complained about its name: Sweet Baby Jesus.

    The chocolate and peanut butter porter, released two years ago by Baltimore-based DuClaw Brewing Co., started selling in Ohio just two months ago. But now, after hearing from customers who said they were offended by its name, Heinen’s Grocery Store, which has 22 locations in Ohio and Illinois, has pulled it from its shelves, the Baltimore Business Journal reports.

    Sweet Baby Jesus accounts for about 35 to 40 percent of DuClaw’s total sales, making it the brewery’s most popular beer.

    “When you push boundaries and try to get one group excited about it, inevitably people are going to get upset on one side or the other,” DuClaw founder Dave Benfield told the Business Journal.

    He said he’s heard complaints about the name before, but this is the first time the beer has been pulled from an entire chain of stores.

    “We liked the phrase, which, at least to us, is a phrase of excitement or astonishment,” Benfield said.

    “It’s not meant to be offensive, it’s not meant to be derogatory. If we thought we’d stepped over the line and offended people, we probably wouldn’t have done it in the first place.”

    According to the Baltimore Sun, Sweet Baby Jesus was previously pulled from military bases—but typically restocked a few weeks later. The company has received numerous calls and letters about the name, but Benfield is standing by the label, even though it could impede the brewery’s expansion plans into the Midwest market.

    “We don’t censor ourselves because it might cost us dollars,” he said.

    Sweet Baby Jesus is still sold in 18 other locations throughout Ohio. DuClaw is working on expanding into other grocery chains, including Harris Teeter and Kroger in North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky.

    Source: http://www.foxnews.com/

  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Tom. Excellent patriotism in this Flag Day post.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2015/06/14/flag-day-with-my-daley-pale-ale/

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  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is mtngoat. Logoed glass, check.  Drinking Guinness in Ireland, check.  I think I’m going to have to have a Guinness today.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2015/06/06/my-first-guinness-in-ireland/

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  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Husar.   A long time poster on the site who has been absent for a while has returned with a great post.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2015/05/29/beers-downtown/

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  • Anheuser-Busch Halts Beer Production to Provide Water for Texas, Oklahoma Storm Victims

    Cans of emergency drinking water produced at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia. This batch is going to the American Red Cross to help people affected by severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas.Anheuser-Busch

    Cans of emergency drinking water produced at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia. This batch is going to the American Red Cross to help people affected by severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas.Anheuser-Busch

    Beer giant Anheuser-Busch stopped production at its Georgia brewery this week to instead produce drinking water for those affected by a deadly bout of historic flooding and storms in Texas and Oklahoma.

    Anheuser-Busch said it had stopped beer production at its Cartersville brewery in Georgia late Wednesday night to produce 50,000 cans of water for the American Red Cross.

    “Right now our production line is running emergency drinking water instead of beer,” Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News.

    The Cartersville brewery produces cans of emergency relief water a few times a year, Haas said, partnering with the American Red Cross to provide to places in need within the United States.

    “It’s something we’re uniquely positioned to do in a very timely period,” he said.

    About 2,000 cases, each carrying 24 cans, are en route to communities in Texas and Oklahoma, he added. The water is expected to reach those areas within the next few days.

    Red Cross spokesman Jordan Scott said the organization had been working with Anheuser-Busch, one of their disaster relief partners, to iron out the logistics of the water shipments and what areas they were needed the most.

    “Oklahoma and Texas are in an unprecedented situation,” Scott said. “There are a lot of folks in need and everyone’s coming forward to help out.”

    Scott said the additional drinking water would be “critical” to relief efforts in the area.

    Heavy storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma this week have left at least 25 people dead, more than a dozen missing, and thousands of homes damaged. The rainfall was enough to fully reverse a drought afflicting the area for the last five years, according to meteorologists.

    Anheuser-Busch has 12 breweries in the United States and is the maker of several major brands including Budweiser, Michelob ULTRA, Beck’s, Kirin and O’Doul’s.

    Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/

  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Tom.   A great picture for Memorial Day.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2015/05/25/a-golden-ale-from-union-brewingremembrance-memorial-day-unofficial-start-of-summer-break-into-song/

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  • Millennials are Drinking Wine Instead of Beer and the Industry is Freaking Out

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    Millennials are increasingly moving away from beer in favor of wine and spirits.

    This trend is scaring major companies like Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, and Heineken, according to a recent report by Morgan Stanley.

    “Overall beer consumption trends remain weak, and it appears millennials are increasingly turning to other alcoholic beverages,” the analysts write.

    And many millennials who do drink beer prefer craft varieties to traditional pale lagers like Budweiser.

    In fact, a recent Budweiser study found that 44% of drinkers aged 21 to 27 have never tried the brand, reports Tripp Mickle at The Wall Street Journal.

    At the brand’s peak in 1988, it was selling 50 million barrels of beer a year. That number has declined to 16 million barrels.

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    The Journal says that traditional beers have a reputation for being bland in taste. Beer can also be difficult to keep cold, whereas wine and cocktails can be put on ice or drank at room temperature.

    In order to attract younger customers, Anheuser-Busch has released spoofs on classic cocktails.

    The Bud Light Mixxtails are canned and bottled versions of classic cocktails like the Hurricane and Long Island Iced Tea.

    The brand also released Bud Light Ritas, which are flavored to taste like margaritas.

    Morgan Stanley analysts are concerned that this strategy could backfire and Mixxtail and Rita customers will graduate to actual cocktails instead of buying classic beers.

    But Anheuser-Busch maintains the canned margaritas are a huge hit — especially with women.

  • Beerporn: Editor’s Choice

    Tuesday is Editor’s Choice award day on http://hashtagbeerporn.com.  We are giving out an Editor’s Choice Award each week to the picture we think best represents beerporn during that week.  As an ongoing feature on Indy Beers each week I’ll be posting the Editor’s Choice winner from #Beerporn.  Remember, anyone can join and post pictures of beer to http://hashtagbeerporn.com.

    This week’s winner is Tom.   I’m in agreement, it’s getting tough to know what is independent and what is not.

    http://hashtagbeerporn.com/2015/05/18/independentcraftco-opsellout-its-getting-hard-to-keep-track/

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