Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hangover Thursday: Bowtie Cans

It’s Hangover Thursday, how’s your head?  I wasn’t brave enough to go out for drinks when I’m still getting used to waking up two hours earlier than I’m used to so my head is pretty clear.  Hangover Thursday’s have been pretty hit and miss lately, but today I’ve got some strange beer news for you.  This isn’t about some crazy craft brew I’ve fallen in love with either, it’s about one of the big boys; the self-proclaimed “King of Beers”.

Starting May 6th you can now buy Budweiser in cans shaped like their logo.  I know if you’re like me, you’ve been dying to drink out of a bow tie.  Wait…what?  Bowtie cans have apparently been in development since 2010 but getting the aluminum to bend like that and still manage to contain beer was a difficult task.  These cans will only be available in the United States, aren’t replacing the old cans, and will be available in 8 packs.  It’s a good thing they come in 8s, the shape of the can makes it hold .7 ounces less than the normal can.

In beer news from companies I actually like, do you remember a year ago when I mentioned how an error caused Shipyard’s Portland brewery to somehow not be charged correctly for water and sewage?  It was a 15 year mistake that cost Portland almost 1.5 million.  Shipyard has just settled to the tune of 300K.  That’s a lot of money, but still better than what they could have been charged.

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