Stop the Buzz Killing Beer Barons!

Stop the Buzz Killing Beer Barons!

Next time you reach for a cold beer on a hot summer day, you’ll have some uninvited drinking buddies: the beer barons. Two conglomerates now control 90 percent of U.S. beer production. They use their power to raise prices, squeeze out small brewers, and limit...
An Awfully Bitter Brew

An Awfully Bitter Brew

Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall/ 99 bottles of beer/ Take one down, pass it around… only one bottle of beer on the wall. Most people never sang that old song all the way to the end. But one multinational brewing corporation is finally ready to belt out the...
Walk Softly and Carry a Big Beer

Walk Softly and Carry a Big Beer

OK, that’s it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. The avarice of corporate power is getting personal. I’m talking about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society. Since my teen years, I’ve done extensive consumer research on the brewer’s art, from...
Messing with Our Beer Supply

Messing with Our Beer Supply

OK, climate change deniers. This has gone too far. You’ve gone from just being annoying know-nothings to now posing a serious threat to an essential good that embodies humankind’s finest collaboration with nature: beer. It’s one thing for the science...
Less Beer, More Can

Less Beer, More Can

Anyone who says that America has lost its innovative edge in technology and manufacturing hasn’t chugged a can of Bud recently. The buzz is back, baby! Well, actually, Budweiser is no longer American. It’s now part of a Belgian outfit called Anheuser-Busch...