The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) named Monarch Beverage as Indiana's healthiest employer for the year 2014. IBJ profiled the distributor in their latest issue talking about the challenges Monarch's employees face to live a healthy lifestyle and what options the company offers in order to assist them with those challenges.
A group of Wisconsin businesses and associations, including the Wisconsin Beer Distributors Association, announced the formation of a new coalition, Wisconsin Wins With Natural Gas Vehicles. The coalition will support expanding the opportunities for the people and businesses of Wisconsin to use more natural gas to fuel their vehicles. This will lead to greater economic growth in the state and major savings on fuel costs, according to the founding members. It will also help the state achieve its goal of implementing cost-effective, reliable, balanced and environmentally responsible clean energy projects.
The return of Miller Lite’s original white can design was supposed to be a three-month novelty with an Anchorman 2 tie-in. The brand replaced the blue cans that have been in beer aisles since 2001, and an unexpected thing happened: Miller Lite sales immediately increased in the U.S. MillerCoors decided to make the white cans permanent. Now bottles and tap handles will get the white label treatment, too.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published an interactive map featuring videos created by states and territories to highlight prevention efforts, accomplishments and opportunities for community involvement in reducing underage drinking.
With the arrival of autumn comes a new variety of craft beers and pumpkin beer is back on tap! For purists, drinking a pumpkin ale in the summer is heresy. But apparently, they are in the minority. “We’ve been seeing pumpkin ales coming out earlier and earlier, and I think that’s the demand of the people,” said Warren Sewell, General Manager of Iron Hill Brewpub in Maple Shade, New Jersey.
American manufacturing activity hit its highest point in nearly three and a half years last month and construction spending rebounded strongly in July, providing further signs that the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
Plastic as a material has pretty much changed the way we live our lives- it's cheap, can be molded into practically any shape and is easily recyclable. So why is it that we still use glass bottles and cans to store our beer in? Is it taste? Or is there another factor at play? Putting beer into plastic bottles can affect how it tastes. Plastic is a great deal more porous than glass. This means your beer will go flat sooner in a plastic bottle than it would in a glass one because the carbon dioxide that makes it fizzy can more easily escape.