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Send Lawyers, Guns and Money. The Shit Has Hit the Fan: The former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, August Adolphus Busch IV, was arrested recently after he awkwardly landed his helicopter in an Illinois business park (not an airport) and returned appearing too intoxicated to take off, according to published reports. Police said that officers identified the pilot as the heir to the Busch fortune. Police administered a standardized field sobriety test. Busch appeared unable to keep a single train of thought, and his mumbling speech appeared slurred, but he blew a .000 on a breathalyzer test. His wife told officers Busch has anxiety issues and is off his medication because of recent fertility treatments. Officers also believed Busch may have been under the influence of a controlled substance, according to court records. The 53-year-old then told officers that he had a concealed carry license and had a Rohrbaugh R9 9mm gun in the front pocket of his pants, adding that the weapon was “hot.” Busch then removed the gun from his pocket. A further search of the helicopter turned up several loaded weapons, including a loaded Ruger LCR 22 LR revolver, and several bottles of prescription drugs. Police gave Busch more sobriety tests, said he was unable to focus, and placed him under arrest. Busch is the former head of Anheuser-Busch, and he ran the brewing giant from 2006 until it was bought out two years later, after stating that the sale would occur “over my dead body.” He seems to be working on that…

A chemistry teacher wanted to give his fifth-grade class a lesson about the evils of alcohol, so he produced an experiment that involved a glass of water, a glass of beer and two worms. “Observe closely the worms,” said the professor, putting a worm first into the water. The worm in water writhed about, happy as a worm could be. The second worm was put into the beer. It writhed painfully and quickly sank to the bottom. “Now, what lesson can we derive from this experiment?” the teacher asked. Johnny raised his hand and responded, “Drink beer and you won’t get worms?”… Remember, beer has food value… but food has no beer value…

America, it should be noted, has more breweries than colleges. That statistic seems about right. What do you think?… Riip Beer Company of Huntington Beach, Calif., has a beer called Bi-Porter Disorder. Just thought you’d want to know… Steel Bender has already brewed Wheels of Soul Black IPA in support of the Tedeschi Trucks Wheels of Soul summer tour. organized by Craft for Causes. One dollar of each pint sold will be donated to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to provide musical instruments to needy local kids. Way to go, Riip… More New Mexico pun-ishment: With national IPA winner Bosque Brewing to the north and GABF 2016 Medium-Sized Brewpub of the Year Boxing Bear just a cross the river, one local observer has already dubbed the North Valley area of Albuquerque “The Beermuda Triangle.” Nice…

The Darwin Awards are given out to the truly stupid among us who are actively trying to remove themselves from the gene pool. Seems an Arkansas guy who wanted some beer pretty bad decided that he’d just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window and grab some beer. He lifted the cinder block over his head and heaved it at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. He’s still in the gene pool…

Brewers have some of the strongest opinions on what’s considered popular (or not) in the world of craft beer. A popular magazine recently asked some brewers, “What’s the beer trend that you wish would end?” “Anything using peanut butter,” said Chris Davison, brewer at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing. Patrick Byrnes at Islamorada Beer Company said, “I wish people would stop naming subgenres of IPA, particularly with colors. Black IPA, red IPA. It’s India PALE ale. If a beer is black, it isn’t pale.” Davin Helden, CEO of Liquid Mechanics, said, “Blood orange fruited beers. Some people really dig that flavor in beers; we absolutely do not. Oh! Same with pumpkin beers!” “People rating every beer they drink on apps and social media is getting a little overdone,” said Pete Anderson of Pareidolia Brewing Co. “Someone new to craft beer may have little to no idea of styles outside of their personal preference, so anything outside of their comfort zone gets a low rating for all to see. Being critical of such a complex beverage simply because you can download a free app demeans the craft of brewing great beer.” “I’ve never been a fan of fruit beers,” said Chris Riphenburg at Ale Asylum. “Filling growlers to-go from the tap,” said Larry Chase from Standing Stone Brewing Co. “The lack of a counterpressure CO2 fill does serious damage to the beer.” Word…
 

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